Swargarohini Trek

Swargarohini Trek

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Swargarohini Trek Overview

Feast your eyes on the mesmerising sights of high snow covered mountains as you set out on the exhilarating Swargarohini Trek. Located in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand in its Chamoli district, Swargarohini is a mountain group of four peaks with the highest altitude of 17,987 feet above sea level. It is popularly referred to as the “Way to Heaven” for its spectacular natural beauty as well as the ancient association.

Set out on the mind blowing Swargarohini Trek from Mana along a picturesque trail that takes you through the famous Vasudhara followed by a glacier crossing named “Dhano.” You will also pass through a thick jungle known as the Laxmi Van as well as a series of caves which have several sages as their permanent residents. One of the most awe inspiring features of the trek is the legendary Satopanth Lake that is also considered holy by many Hindu devotees who visit here. The 13-day long trek is a challenging one, yet attracts multitudes of trekkers not only for its exceptional beauty but also for its spiritual significance.

Swargarohini Trek Itinerary

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Day 2
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Day 4
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Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13

Haridwar Railway Station to Joshmath (257 km/6152 feet)

  • You will get picked up from the Haridwar Railway Station early in the morning, for your journey.

  • Start your scenic ride on a taxi all the way to your base camp at Joshmath Village which is about 257 km away.

  • The 11 hour drive will take you along the beautiful Alaknanda and Bhagirathi Rivers At the base camp go for a short walk in the nearby areas and then rest for the night.

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Know Before You Go to Swargarohini Trek

What to Pack for you trek
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Important Tips for trekkers


  • ID cards with photocopies, credit cards, adequate cash


  • Warm clothing: Fleece jacket, down jacket, windproof jacket, inner thermal wear, woollen socks, woollen gloves, woollen cap.

  • T-shirts and trousers: Long sleeved and collared T-shirts, windproof and waterproof trek pants preferably with zippered pockets.

  • Socks: 2 pairs hiking socks and cotton socks.

  • Others: Gaiters, raincoat, poncho, windcheater


  • 60-70 litres backpack with comfortable shoulder straps, back and hip support.

  • Daypack with rain cover.

  • Walking pole.

  • Head torch

  • Trekking shoes / boots: good quality trekking shoes with excellent grip and great ankle support.

  • Medicines

  • Band aids

  • Bandages

  • Pain relief spray

  • Painkillers

  • ORS

  • Medicines for fever, pain, allergy, and indigestion.

  • Insect repellant.

  • Anti fungal cream/powder

Other essentials

  • At least two water bottles of 1 litres each

  • Light snacks like dry fruits, chocolates, and granola bars

  • Toiletries

  • Sunscreen

  • UV protected Sunglasses

  • Hats, scarves, and caps

  • Hand sanitizers

  • Quick dry towels

  • Cutlery

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How much time is required to do Swargarohini Trek?

It takes about 13 days to complete the Swargarohini Trek starting from your pick up at Haridwar railway station to your drop off at Dehradun. The trek begins at the base camp at Mana village and takes you through high altitudes to the spiritual Satopanth tal all the way to the Swargarohini peaks.

Where is Swargarohini Trek located?

The Swargarohini Trek lies in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand in the Garhwal Himalayas and the nearest town being Badrinath. Other popular cities nearby are Dehradun, Rishikesh, and Haridwar which can be easily accessed from Delhi by road.

How difficult is the Swargarohini Trek?

The Swargarohini Trek is a difficult and challenging trek that requires high levels of stamina and fitness. It involves traversing through tough and tricky stretches with rivers, moraines, boulders, and rocky and snowy terrains. Only experienced trekkers with proper gear are advised to embark on this trek.

What is the best time to do a Swargarohini Trek?

The best time to do the Swargarohini Trek is between the months of May and October when the weather is ideal for the tour. The climate remains quite pleasant during this time as opposed to the winter months when it becomes extremely cold and snowy. You can also enjoy good sunshine, and the best views of the snow covered Himalayan peaks in the distance during this time.

What is the highest altitude of the Swargarohini Trek?

The highest altitude of the Swargarohini Trek is approximately 6,252 metres above sea level. It is notable not only for its breathtaking beauty and the spectacular views of the Himalayan ranges but also for its great spiritual significance and references in the epic Mahabharata.