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Hampta Pass Trek

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

3 ° C to 15° C

DURATION

5 Days Manali to Manali

LEVEL

The Trek Experience, Moderate

Hampta Pass Trek – Trek to place with vibrant variety and variability

Hampta pass trekking can be done in any season, but the best time to go for trek is in the month of June to September. Hampta Pass trekking gives an amazing experience of exploring your life with special hues of nature. One gets an incredible view of rock faces, frosty valleys, thick pine forest, open meadows, adrenaline pumping waterway and pleasant as well as adventurous crossing areas.

 

Hampta pass trek connects two beautiful valley named; Kullu and Lahaul, were one get various Landscapes. Colorful Himalayan birds, species and flowers attract the viewers by their beauty. The scenic landscape, frequently change in weather and atmosphere delights the trekkers and gives a good option of clicking pictures. Climbing on the snow stretch and finding peace with nature with the surroundings of Himalaya is vast. Hampta Pass is an unusual, special pass.

TREK INFORMATION

Duration:-  5 Days Manali  to Manali

 

Best Season:-  Jun, July August, September

 

Level:- The trek experience, moderate

 

Highest Points, Altitude:-  (4310 Meters )  (13330, feet)

 

Round Trekking distance:- Jebara Road head  to Chatru (total) (28  Km)

 

Weather:- The Hampta Pas Trek   camp   night be cold day temperatures are pleasant during the season

 

Summer temperatures:- Hampta Pass Trek  –  3 ° C  to  15° C

 

Location Chart:- Manali Cheeka to Balu Ka Gera Balu Ka Gera to Shea Goru via Hamta pass Shea Goru to Chatru (Chatru to Manali/Chandratal to Manali*)

Started point: Pick up to you Manali base camp – Mall Road !!

 

Short Itinerary Hampta Pass Trek

 

Day 1:- Arrival day (Base camp – Manali and have some breakfast – Same Day Drive to Jebra Road Head by taxi (28 Km) Same Day trek to Cheeka Camp site – over night stay in camp

 

Day 2:- After Breakfast Start Trek Cheeka to Balu Ka Gera with pack lunch – (07 Km) (4/5hras) Night stay in Camp

 

Day 3:- After breakfast from Balu Ka Gera to Shea Goru via Hampta pass – with pack lunch (4310 Meters ) (9 Km) (6/7hrs) night stay in camp

 

Day 4:- After Breakfast form Shea Goru to Chatru by trek (5.Km) (3/4hrs) (3000. Meters ) after lunch Drive to Chandartal (78) (3hrs) one way back to Chatru Camp night stay in tents

 

Day 5:-  After Breakfast Drive to Manali Visit to Rohtang Pass (13500 feet) Manali

 

Hampta Pass Trek Details, Trek Itinerary

 

Day 1: Arrival day (Base camp – Manali and have some breakfast – Same Day Drive to Jebra Road Head by taxi (28.km) Same Day trek to Cheeka Camp site – over night stay in camp

Arrive at Manali in the morning (on your own) .Have somebreakfast, and Meet to our office member and we will pick up trekkers from Manali bas stand rambag circle (around 10 am) We will drive down to Jobra by taxi/jeep. Jobra is an hour’s drive away from Manali. The trek begins from Jobra to Cheeka around 1.30 pm. The trail to Cheeka passes through superb Pine and Maple forests and enters a lush green meadow strewn with small rocks. The Rani Nala snakes its way through the meadow. The campsite for the day – Cheeka is at the end of this meadow. It takes about 2 hours to get to Cheeka. The temperature in Cheeka at night can drop below 10 degrees.Camp overnight at Cheeka

 

Day 02- After Breakfast Start Trek Cheeka to Balu Ka Gera with pack lunch – (07km) (4/5hras) Night stay in Camp

Start trekking after breakfast. It is a 4 hour easy ascent to Balu Ka Gera.The trail stays along the banks of the river for most part of the day. The initial climb involves a lot of boulder hopping. Take off your shoes and hop across the Rani Nala if you want to feel the icy cold water. Pitch your tents and camp at Balu Ka Gera, 11,010 feet above sea level.

After having a good tight sleep, have the healthiest breakfast and get ready to continue your trek. For today, your destination will be Bhalu ka Ghera. This place is famous for brown bears and hence the name of this place stands on them. During winters, all the brown bears come over here and hibernate. As you continue to travel in the same direction, you can see a bridge, which is made up of logs.

 

Day 03- After breakfast from Balu Ka Gera to Shea Goru via Hampta pass – with pack lunch (4310. Meters ) (9km) (6/7hrs) night stay in camp

The trail moves along the river which is lined by tiny pink and yellow flowers. The trail from Balu Ka Gera to Shea Goru is moderately steep with a final sharp descent. If you trek during summer, you will find a lot of snow, else you may see a few snow patches. You will reach Shea Goru in about 2 hours.Camp overnight beside the river at Shea Goru. It has so much natural beauty that cannot be explained in words. It is a perfect location to click some fabulous pictures. Stalls are provided on the way where you can take some rest. About 14000 feet above the sea level is Lahaul which you will reach after leaving behind Hampta Pass.It is very important for you to start little early for the trekking today.

Keep yourself left of the valley which you will travel full day. It totally depends on the time of trekking but sometimes if you look back all you can see is some snow bridges. Maintaining left is the ultimate object in this trek, and you will keep it till you reach Hampta pass. Trekking in Hampta pass just drives you crazy as it is one of the most fabulous experiences you can have.

 

Day 04- After Breakfast form Shea Goru to Chatru by trek (5km) (3/4hrs) (3000. Meters ) after lunch drive to Chandartal (78) (3hrs) one way back to Chatru Camp night stay in tents

It is a gentle downhill walk to Chatru, with a few tricky sections The trail continue along the river, and there are two three huge glacial flows down the mountain side Camp at Chatru beside the many streams that flow through the meadows. Chatru is a beautiful camping spot with lovely mountain views. Post lunch, drive from Chatru to Chandratal, a beautiful moon shaped lake. Chandratal is 3 hours and 70 km away from Chatru. Camp overnight at a camping ground 4 km away from Chandra tal.

 

Day 5 :-  After Breakfast Drive to Manali Visit to Rohtang Pass (13500, feet) .Manali

Depart from Chatru/Chandratal* to Manali early morning by shared cabs. Himalayan hikers  will arrange vehicles to drop trekkers back to Manali. It will take about 4-6 hours to reach Manali depending on the condition of the roads. Book your return tickets from Manali late in the evening to give you enough travel buffer time. Thanks

 

 

 

Hampta Pass starts from beautiful hill station Manali

 

 At an altitude of Manali trekkers cross from Jobra to Chika. Crossing through small pine forest, huge rock and rich vegetations are remarkable. Travelling just for four hours and you reach to the second destination of your trek – Chika. Here you enjoy the refreshing river, waterfalls and grassy land. Here the camps are tented and trekkers hold at night and relax. The second day of the trek is Balu ka Gera. At Balu Ka Gera you meet with huge rocks at Nani Lake, enjoy the icy cold water, mountain and click photographs to make your trip memorable. The next destination is Shea Goru, it is a 8 hrs journey. Colorful river side tiny flowers and patches of snow divert the attention of trekkers. At an altitude before crossing the.

 

 Hampta Pass Deo Tibba Peak

 

View is clearly visible. Hampta Pass has got two ridges. The zic-zag route, U-turn, downhill and snow fall with an uncertain rainfall makes the trekking moment more enjoyable. It is an easy trek with a moderate level of walking area. Then here comes the second last destination from Siagoru to Chatru; it is a downhill trek of 5 hours. Here you get rivers and beautiful valleys in the heart of mountain ranges. The trekking is quite difficult in this area because of slippery soils and rocky edge path. Chandra River and glacier flow near it makes a remarkable statement in trek. The final destination to the trek is Chatru to Chandratal. Chatru is at a distant of 70 Kms far from Chandartal. You can drive to Chandar tal and visit the Moon Lake; it is the main point to visit in Chandartal and step back to Manali after enjoying your time at utmost. You can also enjoy the local sightseeing of Manali.

 

The drive to Manali to Jebra road head 

 

From where the Hampta pass  trek starts) is one of the most picturesque drives in the Himalayas through Himachal manali  , Jebara, Cheeka, Balu ka gera , Shea Goru, Chatru , Chandartal, Rohtang pass, Manali   along the Chandra River  Hampta pass  trek is one the easiest treks in the Himalayas to enjoy thick snow cover.

 

Getting to the base of manali Himachal

 

Take an overnight bus from Delhi or Chandigarh. You will reach Manali early the next morning (travel time from Delhi is 12-14 hours/ Chandigarh is 8-10 hours). Tickets can be booked online on www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in. HRTC or HPTDC buses are usually on schedule. Meet to our office member at Manali mall road  and drive to Jebra road head start point of hampta pass & Chandartal

 

Key Points about this trek:

  • Level: Moderate  (so first timers should avoid)
  • Proper conditioning & training of body required
  • Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperatures?
  • Shoes are the single most important equipment
  • High Altitude requires proper acclimatisation
  • Post monsoon or pre-monsoon is the best time. During rains the region is prone to landslides
  • Phones don’t work
  • Beautiful landscape so carry good photo gear (I couldn’t carry my best equipment)
  • Travel light (my backpack was heavy at about 10 kg)
  • Keep an extra day in your itinerary for crossing the pass to account for bad weather

 

The most common question asked is “What things to carry on a Trek?”

 

First of all trekkers must bring the documents mentioned below –

  1. Government ID proof, carry original and a photocopy of any of these – (Driving License, Adhar Card, Pan Card, Voter Id etc.)
  2. Medical certificate by a doctor
  3. Risk certificates

 

Foremost Requirements

  • Strongly built Trekking Shoes
  • Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

 

To reduce your expenses HPMA offer trekking items on rent at nominal prices. Make a special renting request before the trek to get trek gear on rent.

 

Things you can get on Rent

  • Trekking shoes
  • Backpacks
  • Hiking Pole
  • Poncho

 

Clothes to Carry On A Trek

 

Carry clothes according to the season. In winters there is chilly cold and in summers the temperature remains cold. (Day and Night temperature varies)

 

-Jacket

 

Take at least 2 jackets with you, it should be warm enough to protect you against chilly cold.

 

-Trekking Pants

 

You should have 2 – 3 trek pants on a week long trek and take more for longer treks.

 

-Thermals

 

At night the temperature lowers and to keep yourself warm and sleep comfortably wear thermals.

 

-Warm clothes

 

Keep enough woolen layers and fleece according to the season.

 

-T- shirts

 

To avoid sunburns always carry full sleeved t shirts which dries easily and covers neck and arms properly.

 

-Poncho/Raincoat

 

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

 

Necessary Items

  • Water Bottle
  • Gloves (Waterproof and woolen)
  • Cap
  • Socks (Regular and woolen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking Pole
  • Torch
  • Toiletry Items

(Toilet paper, Sunscreen, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Face Wash, Sanitizer etc.)

 

(Avoid using wet wipes and sanitary napkins during your trek because they are not biodegradable and cause harm to the environment. If you use them in mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)

 

Medical Kit is Mandatory

 

(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case if any problem arises during the trek follow the instructions given by your trek leader because they are certified in First Aid Mountaineering courses.)

 

Carry These Medicines in Your Medical Kit

 

  • Avomine for treating motion sickness
  • Diamox for treating altitude sickness
  • Avil to treat allergies
  • Saradon to cure headache
  • Combiflam to relieve pain
  • Crocin for treating fever and headache
  • Digene to cure acidity
  • Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea
  • Betadine (Antiseptic cream)
  • ORS
  • Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains
  • Band aid
  • Elastic bandage
  • Gauze

Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe

 

WE CARE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

 

  • We have a team of more than 80+ guides to serve in the mountains and they are professionally trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) Uttarkashi, Hanifle Centre; Mussoorie and Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) Delhi. We also have Kitchen staff to serve in the mountains and supporting staff goes along to manage the activities.
  • The trek leaders are certified in courses of Mountaineering. On every high altitude trek we carry oxygen cylinders and First Aid kits. We take proper care of everything and make sure you feel safe and comfortable with us.
  • Getting to high altitude can be a problem to some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing best quality equipment which are changed on regular basis.
  • We do every possible thing to make your treks safe because if you trust and choose us then it becomes our responsibility to make your safety our top most priority. The risk factor can never be abolished but it can be reduced and if you have a heart of mountaineer then this “risk factor” is the real pleasure and we can help you overcome every risk successfully without fear by taking proper care of your safety.

 

 

PACKAGE INCLUDED AND NOT

  • Transport from Dehradun to DehradunYES
  • Forest Permit and entrance feeYES
  • Accommodation in HotelYES
  • Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking YES
  • All meals , Breakfast ,Day Pack , Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea, Coffee, Sneaks , Soup, Dinner YES
  • All camping gear including YES
  • Separate Tent. high qualityYES
  • liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, ChairNO
  • Dining table, uploadingYES
  • Guide, Porters, HelperYES
  • Mules, Kitchen teamYES
  • Good Experience Trek Leader guideYES

Rs. 12,500 Per Person

(Includes all costs of the trek from Manali to Manali)(5% GST Extra)

Note: – The cost is for minimum 5 people in a group and if the group size increases the price will decrease.

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Short Itinerary

Day 1:- Arrival day (Base camp – Manali and have some breakfast – Same Day Drive to Jebra Road Head by taxi (28 Km) Same Day trek to Cheeka Camp site – over night stay in camp

 

Day 2:- After Breakfast Start Trek Cheeka to Balu Ka Gera with pack lunch – (07 Km) (4/5hras) Night stay in Camp

 

Day 3:- After breakfast from Balu Ka Gera to Shea Goru via Hampta pass – with pack lunch (4310 Meters ) (9 Km) (6/7hrs) night stay in camp

 

Day 4:- After Breakfast form Shea Goru to Chatru by trek (5.Km) (3/4hrs) (3000. Meters ) after lunch Drive to Chandartal (78) (3hrs) one way back to Chatru Camp night stay in tents

 

Day 5:-  After Breakfast Drive to Manali Visit to Rohtang Pass (13500 feet) Manali

 

A KIND REQUEST TO ALL THE TREKKERS

 

This board by Forest Department is the appeal for trekkers to only go with local tour operators.

“Most of the people seek adventure and choose this great adventure sport Trekking, but the common mistake committed by the people is wrong choice of a company which further lead to accidents. Now, as you can see the board by Forest Department, they had made an appeal to go with the local tour operators on any trek of your choice because adventure is risky and to reduce these risks no other company can help you like the locals”.

Cancellation Policy

 

It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows.

 

Up to 30 Days: 90% cost is refundable

Between 21–30 Days: 50% cost is refundable

Less than 20 – No Refund

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