Adventure / Trekking | Pilgrimage
#9 of 16 Places to Visit in Badrinath
Distance (From Badrinath): 38 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Days
Place Location: 8 Km Trek From Satopanth Lake
Transportation Options: Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 38 km from Badrinath and 33 km from Mana, Swargarohini is a mountain range in the Saraswati Range of the Garhwal Himalayas. It lies in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, west of the Gangotri group of peaks. Swargarohini is 8 km trek from Satopanth Lake. It is one of the best trails among Uttarakhand trekking.
Swargarohini is a group of four peaks, of which Swargarohini I draws the attention and lies at a height of 6252 m. Swargarohini trek is the only trek which allows trekkers to go deep inside the Greater Himalayas. This trek is famous for enchanting rocky views and exhaustive conditions. Swargarohini derives its name from the legends associated with the peak which mentions that the path leads to heaven and it was followed by Pandavas & Draupadi.
The ideal time to visit Swargarohini is from May to October. The trek starts from Mana, 5 km ahead of Badrinath. The trek from Mana village to Swargarohini is difficult and requires local guide. This route is trekked by very few people and requires porter to carry tent and food. Visitors have to take the regular trekking route to Vasudhara, the trail ascends higher and then crossing a dangerous Dhano Glacier. Trek from Mana village to Lakshmivan (8 km) is picturesque. The 13 km trek from Lakshmivan to Chakratirth is little tough. The 4 km trek from Chakrathirth to Satopanth Lake is even tougher. But the beautiful view of the mountains alongside is breath taking. Swargarohini is 8 km from Satopanth Lake. Climbing Swargarohini mountain requires mountaineering gear. One has to pass by Suryakund and Chandrakund. Natural Caves along the path are used as the night shelter. This trek needs minimum 5-6 days. Travellers have to carry their stoves or cooked food from Badrinath as there is no provision of food enroute.