Hampta Pass Trek (5D/4N) after June

Batches

25 th June 2018
14 th July 2018

Cost

INR 9500 + 5% GST

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SHORT INFO

● No of Days - 5 days / 4 nights
● Trek Grade - Easy to Moderate
● Max Altitude - 14,000 ft approx
● Distance - 27 km
● Group Size - 10-15
 

The Hampta Pass trek is undoubtedly one of the most spellbinding crossover treks in  the Indian Himalayas. The trek starts from the thick pine forests of the Kuala Valley, gradually proceeding to the barren wilderness of the Lahaul and Spiti Valley. What makes the trek different from the rest is the fact that a trekker can experience the transcendence of terrain within a span of 5 days. The vistas around you change dramatically once you close in on 14000 ft, nearby the pass crossing.

ITINERARY

DAY 1 - Arrive at Manali - Drive to Jobri - Trek to Chika Campsite ( 10100 ft )

We meet at Manali Rambaug circle and proceed towards the starting point of the trek, Jobri, in SUVs. This village is reached after driving for 1.5 hours , passing through 42 hairpin bends. An hour into the trek, you cross a forest of pine and maple trees, after which there is a beautiful green meadow. This path runs for another hour along the trail to a spot called Chika which is the site of our first camp. This trail is relatively easy as you simply have to follow the Rani river upstream.

 

DAY 2 - Trek from Chika to Balu Ka Gera( 11900 ft )

After breakfast, The trek from Chika starts, and till Jwara , it can be characterised by the vast number of boulders en route. The waterfall that can be seen at the upper reaches of the mountain at the start of this trek will be to your left nearby Jwara, at which point you will have to cross the icy cold river. After having packed lunch at Jwara, you will continue through the lush green meadows onwards to Balu Ka Gera. Gradually along this route, the treelike will start to disappear as you approach Balu ka gherao. The trail has a moderate incline and you will be following the Rani river upstream. Near the base of the Bandarpunch peak, our camp will be pitched and from here , you can have a good view of the mountains leading to the Pass crossing.

 

DAY 3 - Balu Ka Gera to Shea Ghoru ( 12250 ft ) via Hampta Pass ( 14035 ft )

Today’s Trek will start early in the morning as we have to walk for around 9 hours to reach Shea Ghoru campsite, crossing Hampta pass on the way at approximately 14035 ft. The ascent to Hampta starts after and hour of gentle walk followed by half an hour of gruelling uphill climb. This ascent to Hampta pass is quite steep and will take approximately 30 mins to reach the pass. Once there, enjoy the view from the top along with packed lunch. After a well deserved break, you will descend onto the Shea Ghoru campsite , which is about 2 hours away from the pass. The majestic campsite at Shea Ghoru is arguably the best campsite throughout the whole trek as it is a green meadow surrounded by mighty and tall snow clad mountains.

 

DAY 4 - Shea Ghoru ( 12250 ft ) to Chattru ( 10898 ft ) - Drive to Chandrataal Lake ( 14100 ft ) and return

After breakfast, we start the trek to Chattru, which is a gradual descent for about 4.5 hours and on the way , the icy cold waters of Shea Ghoru Nala need to be crossed to the other side of the valley.The road going to Spiti can be seen at a distance along the way and would be a different experience after some days away from civilisation. Once at Chattru, without further ado, you will drive onto Chandrataal lake in SUVs , covering a distance of 70 km in around 3 hours. The calming sight of this lake is enough to dissipate all the hardships of the past few days. Here you can spend your time being at peace in the presence of this serene lake. Afterwards, you will return to Chattru by nightfall.

DAY 5 - Chattru ( 10898 ft ) to Manali ( 6000 ft ) via Rohtang Pass

After a quick breakfast, you will drive back to Manali via Rohtang Pass. This drive from Chattru can take around 5 hours depending on the traffic conditions near Rohtang Pass. Once safely back at Manali, Carry on with your journey along with fond memories of your adventures throughout the Hampta Pass Trek. 

INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS

INR 9500 + 5% GST

Inclusions:- 

● Tents, Sleeping bags, (Oxymeter, Oxygen cylinders in case of emergency)and well-stocked First Aid kits.
● Necessary permits
● Depending on route, comfortable guesthouses and home stays at base camps or in high quality tents on triple sharing basis.
● Hygienic food by experienced camping cooks.  Majorly vegetarian food provided.
● Besides Trek Leaders, every batch has sufficient support staff including local guides, cooks and helpers. Porters too are provided on demand for personal rucksack carrying.
● Transportation from Manali to Manali, Transport is been provided in small vehicles or MUV’s to ensure safe ride.

Exclusions:

● Personal expense
● Bottled water
● Cost of emergency
● Insurance
● Personal Porter Charges
● Any extra cost incurred due to natural calamities
● Transportation till Manali
● Anything not mentioned in the exclusion & GST 5%

Cancellation and Refund applicable on the tour cost: 

●  If cancellation done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.
●  If done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded
●  After that no refund will be provided.

THINGS TO CARRY

● A photocopy of your Identity Proof (Passport / Voter ID Card/PAN Card/Aadhar Card/ Driving License)
● Rucksack – If you are offloading your Rucksack, you will need a small daypack to carry your basic essentials
● Good trekking shoes and a pair of slip-ons, if required for use at campsites
● 2 Water Bottles (1 litre each)
● Woolen or Fleece Gloves and a pair of waterproof gloves
● Cotton socks and woolen socks (2 pairs each)
● Balaclava, Woolen scarf – If you do not have a Balaclava, you can carry Monkey cap instead
● Thermal Inners
● Fleece Jacket, Snow Jacket or Padded Jacket (1 each)
● Windcheater or Poncho
● 3-4 pairs of trek pants
● 2 collared and full sleeved t-shirts – Do not carry loose t-shirts as they tend to make  you feel  cold
● Camera or Binoculars (optional)
● Ready to eat snacks, Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D Powder – Carry nuts, dryfruits, energy bars to munch on during the trek. They provide instant energy whenever it hits the lower base.
● Cap, Sunglasses - Do ensure that your sunglasses are UV Protected. Do not carry reflectors.
● Headlamp/LED Torch – Mandatory
● Toiletries – Sunscreen, Moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, wet wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste, Hand Sanitizer, Mosquito repellent, if required
● Polythene Bags or Zip-lock Bags – These help to segregate wet clothes, used wet wipes or sanitary napkins on trek
● Any medicines that you normally consume - Please consult your doctor in this regard

RULES & FAQ

For the safety and well-being of all the trekkers, there is always the main concerns of “Small Steps Adventures”. In pursuance of this responsibility, we have the right to amend or cancel this program due to weather conditions or change from time to time due to personal health problems by the participants. Small Steps Adventures, will not be responsible for the weather, health related, political issues. We ensure you a memorable trekking experience with us !. We always try to give you information about the change in the travel program as soon as possible, the first job of “Small Steps Adventures” will be. If any person is coming out of the program voluntarily / effortlessly, then no refund will be given on behalf of “Small Steps Adventures”.

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Batches

25 th June 2018
14 th July 2018

Cost

INR 9500 + 5% GST

Book Now

Registration through Phone or E-mail
mail@smallstepsadventures.com

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