Hampta Pass Trek with Chandrataal 2018

Trek Details


Date: 11th Jun, 2018
Region: Manali
Seats: 20
Cost: 11500


 

Hello Adventurers!!!!
Hampta Pass trek is the beginner’s delight in every way, easy access, dense pine forest, beautiful meadows, adrenaline pumping river crossings and a high altitude mountain pass called Hampta pass. Numbers of wildflowers and herbs grow at the altitude between 3000 to 3800 m. Vertical rock walls, waterfalls, hanging glaciers, tiny lakes, peaks rising above 6000 m are main characteristics of this trek Hampta Pass is a moderate trek with a scope of mixing lot of other adventure activities to suit varying duration and interest of trekkers.

Chandrataal is also known as “Moon Lake” is the source of the Chandra River. It was once a tentative place for traders from Tibet and Ladakh who went to Spiti and the Kullu valley, but today it attracts a large number of adventure enthusiasts from across the world. You will trek through the beautiful snow-covered mountain peaks and slopes.


 

Date- 11th June-17th June 2018
Region – Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Grade – Moderate
Height: 13,800 feet
Endurance- Medium

Highlights: 

• Brilliant landscape
• Amazing sites for camping
• Verdant valleys and forests
• Trekking through snow-capped mountains
• Thick pine forest
• Breathtaking views of the Himalayan vistas

07 Days/ 06Nights

Day 1: Reporting at Rumsu base camp and Acclimatization walk.

Get down at Patlikuhal (20 km after kullu and 20 km before Manali). Transport options are readily available from Patlikuhal to Rumsu camp.
All the participants should report at Rumsu base camp by 8 AM and will undergo the registration process. Freshening up and breakfast will happen at the base camp. Post breakfast we will go for an acclimatization walk.
Lunch at 1 pm. Post lunch orientation. Orientation will cover all the general instructions that could be helpful for the trek like backpacking, marching technique and medical awareness. Post snacks we will have an ice-breaking session.
Overnight stay at Rumsu base camp.

Day 2: Rumsu to Chikka

After morning breakfast we will start the day’s trek with a beautiful drive to Hampta dam from Rumsu at 8 am.The trek to Chikka starts from Hampta Dam and is easy. It takes around 2-3 hours to complete it. There is a small forest patch and then two wooden bridges before you reach the campsite. Chikka has big rock boulders and a beautiful waterfall.
Overnight in tents at Chikka.

Day 3: Chikka to Balu ka Ghera

After morning breakfast we will start the trek for Balu Ka Ghera. Trek duration is around 4 to 5 hours from Chikka to Balu ka Ghera scaling 11900 feet. The initial part of the trek goes through the bank of the river crossing few rock boulders. There is a water stream that needs to be crossed on the way.
Balu ka Ghera is a large plain ground on the bank of the river and camping at this spot is a dream in reality. One can spot Indrasan, the highest peak of Manali valley from here. Snacks would be served in the evening followed by dinner. Overnight camping at Balu Ka Ghera.

Day 4: Balu ka Ghera to Shia Ghoru
Today’s trek starts early as we will try covering the maximum snow patch before sunrise. The trek route from Balu Gehra towards Shia Ghoru is a moderate climb, scaling 4,200 meters. The trek duration is relatively long and starts by 5 am in the morning from Balu ka Gera. It takes around 4 to 5 hours to reach the top of the Hamta Pass. The aerial views of Spiti valley from Hampta Pass are quite breathtaking. We will then descend from Hampta top towards Shia Ghoru. The descend is steep and at times when snow is abundant one can slide down to reach Shia Ghoru.


Day 5: Shia Ghoru to Chandrataal to Chatru.
After morning breakfast we will start the trek to Chatru. The beautiful view of the valleys of Lahaul and Spiti are not to be missed during the trek. The mountains of Pir Panjal and Spiti ranges adds to the beauty. Chatru is a meeting point of roads coming from Rohtang Pass, Hampta Pass and Spiti. Jeep safari to Chandrataal from Chatru . Myths say that Yudhishthir, the eldest Pandava was called to heaven from Chandra Taal. Overnight camping at Chatru.

Day 6: Jeep Ride from Chatru to Rumsu base camp.
After morning breakfast we will start the jeep ride to Manali via Rohtang Pass. Certificate distribution and overnight stay at Rumsu base camp.

 

 

Day 7: Departure to Manali
After breakfast leave for Manali. Spend some time in Manali. Departure for New Delhi after 4 pm.

Tour Cost: Rs.11500

A) Cost includes – 
1. Accommodation in tents during the trek
2. Veg meals while on trek
3. Trekking equipment (Tents, Sleeping bags, Carry mats)
4. Necessary permits
5. First aid medical kits
6. Qualified and experienced trek leader, guide, and support staff
7. Travel arrangements from Chatru to Chandrataal and back to Manali.
8. Travel Insurance
9. Backpack Outdoors Service Charges.

(B) Cost does not include – 
* Pune – Delhi – Pune Train/Airfare.
* Delhi – Manali – Delhi travel
* Food other than mentioned in the Itinerary.
* Any other expenses occurring due to natural calamities or reasons beyond our control.
Note: – Travel assistance (Pune – Pune) can be provided.
Contact us for any other dates or customized tour requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

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