Chandratal

Hampta Pass

Price

Rs. 8,000/-

Difficulty

Moderate

Highest Point

4300 m – Vijay Top

Base Village

Manali

Duration

5 days

Trek Distance

28 km

Start/End Point

Manali/Manali

Temperature

15°C/ 0°C

Seasons

Jun - Sep

Brief Overview


  • Located in Manali region of Himachal Pradesh, India; nearest town is Prini/ Manali before Sethan Village

  • Hampta Pass is certainly a compact trek, yet it is a bargain hunter’s delight. You will come across lush green forests, headwater streams, deserted mountains and valleys, snow flurries and an incredible view of Chandratal Lake

  • Hampta pass lies in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas offering a magnificent view of peaks like Deo Tibba (6001 m) and ice capped Dhauladhar Range (6221 m)

  • Begin your trail amid the cedar, pine and maple forests and cross streams before entering the panoramic view of a thick shag carpet of greenery in Kullu Valley and dry cold deserted Lahaul Valley

  • A steep ascent of 3 km on snowy terrain will bring you to Hampta Pass. Then, you will wander amongst unbelievable beauty on the top and cross the chilly glacial flows on your way back by the side of the river to reach the last base camp

  • Best time to visit is between June – September

  • Last ATM point is available in Manali




Itinerary


  • Day 1 - Pick-up from Rambag Circle, Manali (12:00 PM), drive to Jobra road head by taxi and trek to Chika campsite – 28 km (2 hrs)

  • Day 2 - Trek to Balu ka Ghera from Chika – 7 km (5 hrs)

  • Day 3 - Trek to Sheagoru from Balu ka Ghera, Crossing (Hampta Pass) – 9 km (7 hrs)

  • Day 4 - Trek to Chhatru from Sheagoru then drive to Chandratal & back to Chhatru – [5 km trek (4 hrs) / 78 km drive]

  • Day 5 - After breakfast, drive to Manali via Rohtang Pass (3980 m) – 85 km

    Note - We can visit Chandratal, if road and weather condition permits us. If not, we will have to drive directly from Chhatru to Manali and skip Chandratal all together.




How to Reach


By Train
We don’t recommend to travel Manali by train as nearest stations are very far away

By Road
Buses from Delhi (540 km) & Chandigarh (310 km) are frequently available (see bus chart)
Suggestion: To take Govt. buses from ISBT as they are punctual and quicker to reach than Pvt. Buses and reach Manali latest by 11:00 AM. They will drop you at Manali which is walking distance to Rambagh Circle (meeting point)

By Air

  • DEL - KUU

  • IXC - KUU

Bhuntar airport is around 52 km from Manali. Daily schedule of flights from Delhi/ Chandigarh to Bhuntar. Taxi services are available from airport to Manali which costs around 700/- to 1000/-




Inclusions


  • Transport between Manali and base camp

  • Forest permit and entrance fee

  • Accommodation in tents during trek (twin share)

  • All meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, tea, coffee and soup

  • Camping gear like – spacious tents, sleeping bag, liner, mattress and pillow

  • Micro crampon, gaiters & oxygen cylinder, if required

  • Separate toilet tents – gents and ladies

  • Kitchen team, dining tent and table

  • Porters, helpers and mules for common camping materials

  • High altitude trek expert

  • Tour leader from CYT




Exclusions


  • Government tax - GST 5%

  • Any kind of personal expenses

  • Personal insurance

  • Personal toiletries and personal medication kit

  • Porter or mules to carry personal luggage

  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Inclusions




Instructions


  • Drinking alcohol is not allowed since it results in dehydration and can cause AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), it eventually reduces the oxygen level from the body

  • Buying drugs or any illegal material is strictly prohibited

  • Instructions from guide should be paid attention to and followed




Do's & Don'ts


  • Don't carry denims - they are uncomfortable for treks and add weight (unless you want to do modeling :p)

  • Don't carry cola, alcohol and personal food

  • Do not litter - leave the surroundings clean and beautiful for next generation




Trek Essentials


  • Rain wear/poncho (must) [available at Decathlon]
  • Trekking shoes (with good grip) [recommended : Forclaz Trek 100/500 - available at Decathlon]
  • Backpack + raincover (50 - 60 litres) [available at Decathlon]
  • Day pack + raincover (20 litres) [available at Decathlon]
  • Head torch or LED torch (with pair of extra batteries) [available at Decathlon]
  • Sunglasses (category 3 or 4) [available at Decathlon]
  • Sun cap (UV protected or SPF 40+) [available at Decathlon]
  • Buffs/bandanas [available at Decathlon]
  • Woolen cap/balaclava [available at Decathlon]
  • Neck warmer/scarf [available at Decathlon]
  • Light towel [available at Decathlon]
  • Thermals (upper + lower) [available at Decathlon]
  • Undergarments
  • Quick dry shirt or T-shirt (full sleeves) [available at Decathlon]
  • Trekking pants (light weight) [available at Decathlon]
  • Fleece jacket [available at Decathlon]
  • Down jacket (light weight feather jacket) [available at Decathlon]
  • Hand gloves (warm + waterproof) [available at Decathlon]
  • Trekking pole/walking stick [available at Decathlon]
  • Quick dry socks (preferably thick to prevent blisters) [available at Decathlon]
  • Woolen socks [available at Decathlon]
  • Toiletries
  • Energy bars, dry fruit pouches
  • Water bladder or water bottle [available at Decathlon]
  • Slippers or sandals [available at Decathlon]
  • Sunscreen, cold cream and lip balm
  • Dry bag/extra poly bags for wet & dirty clothes
  • Whistle [available at Decathlon]




Mandatory Personal Medical Kit


  • Diamox – 10 tablets (to prevent AMS - Acute Mountain Sickness)

  • Dexamethasone – one strip (breathing disorders)

  • Nifedipine – 5 tablets (high blood pressure & chest pain)

  • Crocin – 6 tablets (fever)

  • Avomine – 4 tablets (motion sickness)

  • Avil 25mg – 4 tablets (allergies)

  • Combiflam – 4 tablets (pain killer)

  • Norflox TZ & Lomofen– 6 tablets each (diarrhea)

  • Digene – 10 tablets (acidity)

  • Domperidone – 6 tablets (vomiting)

  • Omez/ Rantadine – 10 tablets (antacids)

  • Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters

  • Gauze – 1 small roll

  • Band aid – 10 strips

  • Cotton – 1 small roll

  • ORS – 10 packets

  • Betadine or any antiseptic cream

  • Moov spray (aches & sprains)

  • Knee cap, if you are prone to knee injury

  • Anti fungal powder




Cancellation & Refund Policy


  • Cancellations made 10 days before the commencement of the trip, 100% of total cost will be refunded
  • Cancellations made 5-9 days before the commencement of the trip, 50% of total cost will be refunded
  • Cancellations made 0-4 days before the commencement of the trip, a bit too late for any return
Refund will be processed within 7-10 working days





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