Hampta Pass Trek

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₹9500 for 5 Days 4 Nights

Description

Himachal Pradesh is home to beautiful destinations. It's a paradise for travelers whether you talk about hill stations or trekking destinations for trekking and climbing both. Tourists and Travelers from around the globe come here to cherish and relish their experience to add some memorable things in the Himalayas. 

Hampta Pass is one of the trekking trails which can be considered a perfect multi-day trek which not only provides the lush green views of Kullu Valley but also provides the barren of the landscape views of Lahaul and Spiti Valley. 

Hampta Pass is located at an altitude of 4,270 meters/ 14,000 ft. The trek takes 5 days for long weekends. The trek of Hampta Pass starts from a rural village named Jobri. And we can reach Jobri in around 2 hours from Mali as it's a short drive and it terminates in the village called Chattru situated in Lahaul Valley. 

This trek has many things to offer with breathtaking views of landscapes, lush green valleys, aerial mountains, and gorgeous Himalayan peaks. This trek can amaze you at each next step.

Hampta Pass has one more attraction to offer as Chandratal Lake and Chandratal lake is famous for one of the most beautiful and amazing lakes of Himachal Pradesh. The type of the trek is moderate and on a scale of 0 to 10 the moderately level is 7 (7/10).

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Reach Manali, a short drive to Jobri village, and trek to Chika(9800 ft/ 2990 meters).

    Arrive Manali and report at Manali Bus stand by 9 AM and from here we start our short drive to Jobri village, which will be our starting point of the trek. We take a halt of 10 minutes to follow a local custom as we drive through Prini village and then continue our drive. The drive is full of scenic views and it takes 2 hours to reach. We arrive at the beginning point which is located beside the Allain Guhagal Hydel project junction and start our furthermore trek from here. The trek starts through the pine dense forest until we reach the Rani river valley. The forest route goes on for around one hour and then we reach on open green land. We can see the first view of the gigantic rectangular valley. We descend to the route and then go through the valley. This route takes 2 hours to reach the village named Chika campsite, which is situated at an altitude of 9800 ft/ 2990 meters.

    The trail is flat and gentle uphill and this trek passes through the valley along the Rani river. We will reach our campsite by evening 4:30 PM. Enjoy the beautiful sunset at the campsite and then chill for the whole night and relax in our tents. Dinner and overnight stay in dome tents depend on the sharing occupancy of your tent. 

  • Day 2

    Trek to Bhalu Ka Gera(12,411 ft/ 9780 meters) from Chika.

    Wake up early in the morning a. d start trekking towards our second campsite, which is known as "Balu Ka Gera". The starting trail is a little steep until green pasture. The trek contains some tricky stretches which are fun to cross. While crossing the tricky stretches we also can witness a waterfall on the Rani river. After witnessing the majestic waterfall, we can see Indrashan Peak right in front of us. The rest of the trek is on the flat land and we can easily witness a change in the landscape. We continuously go on the same route and reach the point where we have to cross a river stream. Your feet may get desensitized as the water stays chilly. After that, we can reach our next campsite in an hour. Enjoy the views of higher Himalayas from our campsite. The weather remains cold as our campsite is located at a high elevation on the tree line. Dinner and overnight stay in dome tents.

  • Day 3

    Via Hampta Pass(14,035 ft/ 4280 meters), Trek from Balu Ka Gera to Sheagoru (12,254 Feet).

    Wake up early in the morning and have breakfast at our campsite. As it is the most important day of the trek. The trek is divided into two stages or you can say it is divided into two parts. The first stage consists of the trekking up to the pass and another stage contains descending to our next campsite Sheagoru. The trail is up to the pass which is full of small and big fieldstones and that's quite steep. The trek can be completed at a steady pace and in a zig-zag motion. The pass takes around 3 hours to reach there. You can have your packed lunch over there. From the pass, you can easily witness the views of Deo Tibba, Papsura and Indrashan Peaks.  And the landscape of Lahaul can be seen on the left side of the pass.

    We start descending after that through the sharp and steep trails. Take every step very carefully while coming down as the trail is narrow and full of loose stones (Scree). We continue the walk towards Sheagoru campsite as soon as we finish the descent. Sheagoru campsite is 1 km from there. Reach the campsite by late afternoon. Camps are already pitched there at our campsite Sheagoru river. Relish your experience by spending some time around the river and views of the giant peaks from our campsite. Overnight stay and dinner in tents.


  • Day 4

    Trek to Chattru (10,900 ft) from Sheagoru. Drive to Chandratal lake(14,075 ft/ 4290 meters) , and Return back to Chhatru. 

    The fourth-day trek is easy for all of us, as today is a day where we trek down to Chattru village which is situated around 10,900 ft. After walking for an hour we can easily witness the road. The trek to Chattru takes around 3 hours to reach. Have your lunch at our Chattru campsite and relax here for an hour. Then we start our drive to Chandratal lake only if the weather allows us. The drive is around 5-6 hours long from Chatrru campsite to Chandratal lake. We take a halt at a place called Batal, where you click some snapshots, create crazy Instagram stories and a lot of real-time memories with you. You can click a photo at a famous place named Chacha Chachi Ka Dhaba. The condition of the roads is not so good which gives the thrilling experience and feel of The World's Treacherous Road. Reach Chandratal lake after 5 to 6 hours and cherish the beauty of the high altitude alpine lake.

    Chandratal lake is also famous as Moon lake which is situated on the Samundra Tapu plateau of the Spiti Valley. Chandratal is for its clear blue waters, and witnesses the eclectic views of CB-12 peak. 

    After admiring the beauty of Chandratal lake, we head back to Chattru campsite. Overnight stay and dinner in tents. You can also gaze at the stars at midnight if the sky is clear.

  • Day 5

    Drive from Chattru to Manali.

    Wake up early in the morning and start packing up as today is the day when we drive back to Manali through Rohtang Pass. The journey to Manali via Rohtang Pass is quite scenic. By evening, we reach back to Manali and then you can continue your onwards journey. The trip comes to an end with a lot of memories and stories full of adventures.


Inclusions

  • Transportation from Manali to Manali: Tempo Traveler/Cab.
  • Accommodation on sharing basis.
  • Experienced and cool trip leader/trek guide.
  • Meals: Lunch (4), Dinner (4), Breakfast (4).
    Safety Equipments
  • Driver allowances, toll taxes, parking, state taxes.

Exclusions

  • Any extra meals apart from the ones mentioned under inclusions.
  • Travel Insurance, items of personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry etc.
  • Any entry fees, extra expenses for optional activities or tickets, unless quoted in Inclusions.
  • Any other costing involved due to circumstances like natural calamity, weather conditions, riots, roadblocks, landslides or any other forced circumstances which are out of our control.
  • GST (5%) is applicable extra.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the above inclusions.

Fixed Departures

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Things to Pack

  • Waterproof and good quality backpack or rucksack, no trolley bags

  • Comfortable clothing

  • Raincoat and umbrella (monsoons only)

  • Warm woolen jackets/sweaters (depending upon the season)

  • Comfortable trekking/sports shoes

  • Water bottles (avoid single-use plastic)

  • Quick snacks for journey like dry fruits, chocolates

  • Personal care items and toiletries

  • Personal medicines

  • Phone, camera and photography equipments

  • ATMs and adequate amount of cash for shopping, cafe visits

  • Items like torch, power banks, sunglasses

  • Personal identity document like Aadhaar, driving licence, passport

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