Satopanth Lake


25 kilometres from Badrinath is a tri cornered lake, Satopanth. Satopanth Lake is a triangular lake of serene water has a perimeter of about half a kilometer. It is named after Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh who are said to occupy one corner of the lake each. It is an arduous trek but the landscape is splendid. At the very holy Satopanth Lake (4402m), the divine trinity (Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu) are believed to be meditating at the three corners of this triangular lake. The trek is hazardous, but full of dramatic scenery. There is no place to rest between, except caves. Cooked food, stove etc. have to be carried from Badrinath itself.