Region :- Himanchal
Duration :- 5 Days
Grade :- Easy To Moderate
Max Altitude :- 14,100 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km :- 26 Kms.
Group Departures Dates on:
[June: 15, 18, 22, 25, 28 & 30]
[July: 3, 7, 12, 15, 19, 22, 27 & 30]
Discovering the exceptional landscape on the Manali side of Himachal Pradesh with the Hampta Pass trekking is like a dream come to reality experience. A rich, different canvas with resplendent flora and fauna, the trail goes through a picturesque setting of lush green forests, meadows, and also throws glimpses of barren lands.
An essential part of Manali’s topography, which is the India’s favorite adventure zone, this trek is voted amongst the easiest of trails and most attractive to beginners. An exciting activity, being around Hampta Pass opens a whole new beautiful world. Coupled with a stop over at the peculiar and placid Chandra Tal, this journey is stuffed with adventure and scenic moments.
Day 1 - Manali – Jobra (Drive) Trek from Jobra to Chika (10,100ft)
Leisure Trekking Trails, River Rani, Himalayan Landscapes
After a nutritious breakfast at Manali, you will drive to Jobra from where the trek starts. At this transfer point, you will receive briefing from your trip leader and gear for an easy ascent of 10,400ft to Chika.
With the compelling scenery of the Himachal coming into play, you barely realize the climb. While trekking, walk along River Rani who introduces the surroundings of big rocky hills in absolute splendor and grandeur . Arrive at Chika, Camp for the night in tents. After a typical light meal, retire for the day.
Day 2 - Chika (10,100ft) – Balu ka Ghera (11,900ft) (Trek/Easy/ 5hrs).
Dhauladhar Ranges, Snow Laced Scenes
Day’s details Leave base camp at Chika on yet another simple trek. Though you would trek for barely 5hrs, the journey is beyond remarkable. Feel the reality of being in the Himalayan region as you catch the first sight of the outer Himalayan chain of mountains as the Dhauladhar ranges begin to appear.
Commonly referred to as The White Range, you’ll notice the strong towers occupy the entire frame of meadows and flower filled valleys dotted for company. Arrive at Balu ka Ghera. Settle down at this base for the camp. Have lunch and spend the rest of the time, loose yourself in an ambience of raw nature which will take your breath away.
Day 3 - Balu ka Gera (11,900ft) – Siagoru (12,900ft) and crossing Hampta Pass (14,100ft). (Trek/ Easy/ 8hrs).
Hampta Pass, Kullu Valley, Lahul and Spiti Valley
Day 3 is one where you get to experience the barren scenery of the Himalayas in the Lahul and Spiti Valley. Such a diversity in one region is what makes the Hampta Pass Trekking most attractive especially among beginners. Though the entire trek today is a steady slop, it is an suitable learning ground.
Discover the calmness that surround the valley, you might meet shepherds at this high altitude pass who visit the valley to feed their sheep with the special grass that grows around the area. After a short stopover at Hampta village, which gives the pass its name, you’ll begin the descent to the base camp at Siagoru. Earn the well deserved rest here after the 8hr long journey as you stop the progress for the night.
Day 4 - Siagoru (12,900ft) – Chatru (11,000ft) and drive to Chandra Tal (Trek/ Easy / 4hrs)
Massive Pir Panjal Ranges, Chandra Tal
This day will prove to be a rather simple expedition around the Himalayas. After breakfast, start an easy descent through the Hampta Valley. Find the group of Pir Panjal ranges of the inner Himalayan circle appear in front of you. This dominate landscape trails along with you all through Spiti till you arrive at the base camp at Chatru. Enjoy the stunning view of a high altitude cold desert at Spiti Valley.
Post your brief interaction with yet another natural beauty of the Himalayas, head to Chatru. A convergence of three paths – Hampta Pass, Spiti, and Rohtang Pass, this green paradise in the barren cold desert is like a breath of fresh air. Should the weather continue to be with you, you’ll drive to Chandra Tal, a moon shaped alpine lake located at an altitude of 14,100ft. One of the most charming lakes in this region, it is here that you’ll fall head over heels in love with the Himalayas. Find yourself become one with nature as the lake’s placid waters throw open a panorama of reflections of the enveloping Himalayan peaks.
Day 5 - Drive from Chandra Tal to Manali via Rohtang Pass.
Rohtang Pass, Trip ends here
It is the day when your Hampta pass trekking adventure comes to an end. After breakfast, cross the high altitude pass that connects the moist Kullu Valley and the arid Lahaul and Spiti Valley. Arrive at Manali and scatter for your homeward journey with a bag full of memories.
- Camp/Tents on sharing basis across other destinations
- Camping equipment and charges
- Expert and trained trek guides and instructors
- All guide and trainer charges
- Porter and mule charges only to carry camping equipment and rations
- Entry charges or any other permits required during the trek
- First Aid / Medical Kit
- Anything that is not included in inclusions
- Service tax
THINGS TO CARRY
- Warm clothes: fleece jackets, tee-shirts, pullovers and thermals
- Raincoats and windcheaters
- Water bottles and towels
- Backpack with plastic or waterproof linings
- Trekking shoes, slippers, extra pair of socks and gaiters
- Waterproof gloves, scarf/muffler and walking stick
- Sunscreen lotions, ointments, lip balms and UV-protected sunglasses
- Torch/flashlights with extra pair of energy cells
- Toiletries, personal medications (if any) and energy bars
- Do not consume alcohols or any other intoxicating products during the trek.
- Always pay heed to the trek guides or instructors.
- Try not to leave the group under any circumstances.
- Avoid trekking during the nights as it is extremely dangerous.
- Avoid using earphones as that might hinder your hearing.
- Do not participate or encourage littering of the places in any form.
- While visiting the local villages and religious sites, obey the local guidelines and instructions.
- Do not harm or interrupt the local and religious sentiments of the places.
- Charges for a porter/mule to carry personal bag throughout the trek (not more than 10 kgs): Rs. 1250
- If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
- If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
- If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
- In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.