Saptakund Lake

The Seven Lake

Saptakund Lake

Sapt kund (literally meaning seven lakes) is a group of mysterious lakes nestled in the foothills of gigantic Nanda ghunti peak. The lakes are located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand at an altitude of 5000 meters. The trek to the lakes is an arduous one, but amassing with flora & fauna, pristine landscapes and unpredictable Himalayan weather.

Sapt kund lakes are sacred to Hindus. Legends has it that Lord Shiva himself lived here. Every year locals from surrounding villages visits the lake as a part of annual ritual. Sapt kund trek is amongst the unknown ones in Himalayas.

The highlight of the Sapt Kund lake trek is going through Simbe Bugyal (meadows) - the unknown valley of flowers – where you find kilometers of meadows covered with flowers of so many varieties. Of course you have to choose a right weather to witness this lost valley of flower. Best time is during August-September.

If you are one of those with an urge to go out far away from people then this is one of the places you must trek. It is one of the most recommended treks that we - Dreamcatcher Adventure - advocate. It is pretty much an unknown trek and you won't find very many trekking companies even have the knowledge about this place. Dreamcatcher has and we have hiked to Sapt Kund lakes on a few occasions.

Saptakund Lake Trek

Brief Itinerary

Region :- Uttarakhand
Duration :- 09 Days
Grade :- Moderate to Difficult
Max Altitude :- 17,060 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km :- 53 kms.

Day 1: Haridwar to Ghat
Day 2: Ghat to Ramni/Ghuni
Day 3: Ramni to Dhouldhari
Day 4: Dhouldhari to Patharkunia
Day 5: Patharkuni to Simbe
Day 6: Simbe to Sapta Kund and back to Patharkuni
Day 7: Patharkuni to Peri
Day 8: Peri to Ghat
Day 9: Ghat to Haridwar