Satopanth Tal is a beautiful lake situated in Badrinath of Uttarakhand state. This lake is located in the middle of the snow-covered peaks at an elevation of about 4,600 meters above sea level. This lake has a religious significance for the locals. It is believed that Tridev Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh used to take bath in this holy lake. It is a triangular lake, and every corner of the lake is named after these three gods. This lake is one of the sacred lakes of the Garhwal Himalayan region. It is believed that after bathing here, the sins committed by humans are destroyed. Satopanth Tal is also known for trekking in Uttarakhand. During trek, many small streams, villages, alpine meadows and dense jungle have to go through. Journey to Satopanth is a paradise for a trekker..
The nearest airport to Badrinath is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, which is about 312 km away from Badrinath.
The nearest railway station of Badrinath is Rishikesh, which is about 293 km away from Badrinath.
Satopanth Tal can be reached by 18 km trek from Badrinath.
The best time to travel to the Satopanth Tal is between from the months of September to November and April to Jun. Travelling here in these months is the best and enjoyable. In the winter season, the journey of here is closed for 6 months. During the winter season, the weather of here is cold. Due to heavy snowfall in the winter season, the temperature of here goes down very much. Due to heavy rains in the rainy season, it is a bit difficult to travel of here because of heavy rains threatening landslides.