Hampta Pass Trek

Hampta Pass Trek

Starting from : 8,500 Per Pax

Altitude: 14,100 ft.
Location: Kullu & Lahaul Region, Himachal Pradesh, India
How to Reach: Delhi – Manali – Chika – Balu Ka Ghera – Hampta Pass – Siagoru – Chandratal
Highlights: This moderately challenging trek mesmerizes all trekkers with its sheer diversity. From the flower filled valleys and vast green meadows to barren cold desert landscapes, this trek promises you a handful of memories.

Itinerary
Hampta Pass Trek(includes Chandrataal)

Day 1: Manali to Chika (10,100ft)

  • Post breakfast at Manali, you will drive to Jobra from where the trek originates.
  • At this transfer point, receive briefing from your trip leader and gear for an easy ascent of 10,400ft to Chika.
  • With the mesmerising topography of the Himachal coming into play, you barely realise the climb.
  • Walk along River Rani which introduces the surroundings of big rocky hills in absolute splendour.
  • Arrive at Chika. Take rest in the camps.
  • Post dinner overnight stay in camps


Day 2: Chika to Balu Ka Ghera (11,900ft)
  • Leave base camp at Chika on yet another easy trek, the 5 hours trek is beyond impressive.
  • Feel the reality of being in the Himalayan region as you catch the first glimpse 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 mighty towers occupy the entire frame with meadows and flower filled valleys dotted for company.
  • Arrive at Balu ka Ghera. Settle down at this base for the day. Have lunch and spend the rest of the time, loosing yourself in an ambience which will take your breath away.


Day 3: Balu Ka Ghera to Siagoru (12,900ft)
  • Start early to experience the barren landscape of the Himalayas in the Lahaul and Spiti Valley
  • Such a variety in one region is what makes the Hampta Pass Trekking most attractive especially among amateurs.
  • Though the entire trek today is a gradual slop, it is an apt learning ground.
  • Discover the serene calmness that surround the valley, you might meet shepherds at this high altitude pass who visit the valley to nourish their sheep with the special grass that grows around the area.
  • After a brief stopover at Hampta village, which gives the pass its name, you’ll begin the descent to the base camp at Siagoru.
  • Take rest here after the 8hr long journey as you halt for the night.


Day 4: Siagoru to Chandratal (14,000ft)
  • After breakfast, begin an easy descent through the Hampta Valley.
  • The landscape trails along with you all through Spiti till you arrive at the base camp at Chatru.
  • Enjoy the spectacular view of a high altitude cold desert at Spiti Valley.
  • Post that head to Chatru.
  • A confluence of three paths – Hampta Pass, Spiti, and Rohtang Pass, this green paradise in the barren cold desert is like a breath of fresh air.
  • Drive to Chandra Tal, a moon shaped alpine lake located at an altitude of 14,100ft. One of the most enchanting 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 vista of reflections of the enveloping Himalayan peaks.


Day 5: Chandratal to Manali
  • It is the day when your Hampta pass trekking adventure comes to an end.
  • After breakfast, traverse the high altitude pass that connects the humid Kullu Valley and the arid Lahaul and Spiti Valley.
  • Arrive at Manali and disperse for your return journey.


Includes & Excludes
Inclusions:

  • Accommodation. (Camping) / Guest House
  • Meals while on trek (Veg.) and Manali stay
  • Trekking equipment
  • Permits
  • First Aid Medical kits
  • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff to help trekkers.
  • Delhi to Manali and Manali to Dehli Volvo

Exclusions:

  • Meal on the way to / from Manali
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Insurance.
  • Porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the Inclusions section.

Tour Policies
Cancellation Policy

  • Less than 10 days – 0% refund
  • Between 10 to 14 days – 50% refund
  • Between 14 to 24 days – 70% refund
  • More than 24 days – 95%
  • Activity subject to weather condition

Checklist
Necessary items:
  • Rucksack 60-70 Liters
  • Thermals
  • Cold protection (Fleece jackets)
  • Water Proof cum Wind Cheater Jacket
  • Balaclava
  • Long Woollen socks
  • Trekking Shoes – Forclaz 500/600
  • Gaiters
  • Ponchos
  • Water Proof Gloves
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water Bags
  • Camera, Memory-Cards, Batteries etc (Batteries carry enough spares. You won’t get Electricity on slopes)
  • Slippers/Sandals (for walking around campsite)
  • Energy bars (dry fruit pouches are better than 5 Star/Munch).
  • Plastic bags for wet clothes.
  • Leak proof Tiffin Box, a Plate, Spoon and Coffee Mug.
Medicines:
  • Dolo 650 – 10 Tablets
  • Avomine – 1 Strip
  • Avil 25mg – 6 Tablets
  • Diamox – @ 3 Tablets/day 30 tablets
  • Combiflam – 5 Tablets
  • Disprin – 10 Tablets
  • Norflox TZ- 10 Tablets
  • Spasmoproxyvon – 6 Tablets
  • Crepe Bandage – 3 to 5 meters
  • Band Aid – 10 strips
  • Zintac 300 – 10 tablets
  • Gauze cloth – 1 small role
  • Leukoplast – 1 small roll
  • Cotton – 1 small roll
  • ORS – 5 packets
  • Betadine cream
  • Aqua pure Tablets –
  • Moov spray - 1 bottle

Documents:
An identification card (like Driving License, Voters ID card, Passport etc), along with a photocopy, Passport Size Photos, a Medical Certificate and Disclaimer Certificate.

All mentioned DOCUMENTS are MANDATORY, without which you won’t be allowed to trek.

Guidelines
Fitness Requirement:

Physical preparation is mandatory for this trek. Regular Jogging, Stretching Exercises, Cardio Exercises.

DOs and Don’ts:

  • A strict NO to your Denims – they are not suitable for treks, besides it adds weight.
  • NO to Snacks, Colas, Alcohol and Personal Food – Don’t overweight yourself with them.
  • NO to any Disposable Plastic Bottles, plastic wrapped/packaged items & Non Bio Degradable material.
  • While at the trek enjoy the view. Do not litter and leave the place in the same condition for other trekkers and next generation coming after you to enjoy.
  • Strict NO to touching or handling of any of the Skeletal remains that you may come across.
  • Do weigh your Gears post packing. It should not exceed the range of 8-9 kg – preferably on the lighter side.
  • Travel light and carry what is essential. For example, toothpaste should be bought in small size (that can last you 10 days).The list given here are exactly what you need and nothing more.
  • We carry High Altitude Sleeping Bags with us hence please do not carry yours. We would also be carrying tents and other equipment required for such treks.

Some Common advice about Clothing:

To protect you from cold, dressing in layers is the ‘Catch’. Two T-shirts worn one over the other is warmer than a T-shirt that is thick. 3 T-shirts worn one over the other is as good as a full sweater. This is just a suggestion. If you are prone to cold carry an extra sweater.

Not suitable for: Heart Patient, paralyzed Patient, pregnant women, Asthmatics or any other medical conditions that limits person from participating in adventure sports.

Trek Info

  • Max Altitude: 14,000 feet
  • Best Season: June /July / Aug / Sep / Oct
  • Grade: Easy / Moderate