On Pir Panjal range in the Himalayas at an altitude of 4270 m (14039 ft) lies Hampta Pass. It is a small corridor between Lahaul’s Chandra Valley and the Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. This pass is frequently used by shepherds of the lower Himalayan region, seeking high-altitude grassland in the dry cold desert of Lahaul during summer time
Considered to be a beginners trek, having lots to offer to its trekkers in the form of vertical rock walls, waterfalls, hanging glaciers, pinewoods, rhododendron forests, open meadows, tiny lakes, and mountain peaks rising above 6000 meters, making this trek a must-do-trek for everyone. The extra surprise element in this trek is the visit to Chandratal Lake, which is a high-altitude glacial lake.
How is the Trip /Trek Organised?
For the proper organization of Backpacking Trips and Himalayan treks, Plan the Unplanned team is associated with a local experienced team that’s registered with ATOAI (Adventure Tour Operators Association of India)
Moreover, we have been working with them for 10 years. Their highly skilled staff with 20+ years of experience, professional local guides and BMC certified trek leaders are the reasons for our continuing partnership with them. The team shall manage all operations, medical and mechanical backup starting from the base location.
Only when we have over 8 bookings from Bangalore, do we send our leaders from Bangalore.
Note: To properly utilize resources, a batch from PTU is clubbed with trekkers who originally book with the local team. This is how all trekking organizations manage their treks. An exclusive PTU batch is only formed when we have a majority of bookings ( over 8 and above ) from PTU
Multiple Modes | (Drive & Trek)
Stay Not Included
We shall begin our return trip by driving from Chatru to Manali after an early-morning cup of tea and breakfast. The Chandra river is flowing by while you enjoy the breathtaking sights of the beautiful mountains along the scenic journey. The drive is highly rewarding because you also get to travel via the iconic Atal Tunnel.The group will split up and part ways with happy memories once they arrive in Manali.
Tour comes to an end.
Backpack (Minimum 55 Ltrs with rain cover): Choose a high-quality backpack with a comfortable fit and straps that do not cause shoulder pain. For a quality trekking backpack, you can visit the nearest Decathlon location.
Daypack (20 - 30 Ltrs): When ascending to the summit, you are required to carry only a few essential items; therefore, you will need a daypack since you will leave your larger pack at the campsite.
Floaters or sandals: Although the entire trek requires sturdy footwear, your feet must be able to breathe to prevent chafing and blisters. A good pair of sandals and floaters will allow you to move freely in the camp.
Good trekking footwear is comfortable, provides ankle support, and has excellent traction. Instead of being bulky, they should be lightweight and durable.
3 Pairs of Quick-Dry T-Shirts: You must carry at least three pairs of quick-dry t-shirts so that you can launder them between stops for the sake of hygiene.
Quicky DryTrek Pant: A high-quality pair of polyester track pants will allow your skin to breathe. They are lightweight, quick-drying, and comfortable for walking. You can avoid chafing and rashes by purchasing a quality pair of track pants.
3 Pairs of Cotton Socks: Cotton socks are extremely lightweight and comfortable to move around in, so you can always rely on a good pair of cotton socks while trekking. However, remember to replace them frequently and avoid wearing them when they are wet.
1 Pair of Woolen Socks: A quality pair of woollen socks, preferably merino, is comfortable, inhibits odours, and provides sufficient insulation from the cold so that they can be worn at night.
1 Poncho: A poncho is an evolved form of a raincoat that protects both your body and your belongings from the rain.
Padded/Heavy Jacket: It is emphasized that you must bring appropriate layers to avoid getting cold; therefore, you must bring a heavy jacket that can be worn over your other clothing.
Thermal is a type of clothing that aids in keeping the body warm during cold weather. A high-altitude trek necessitates the use of this essential item.
A towel that dries quickly will aid in maintaining proper hygiene. The wet fabric increases the likelihood of bacterial growth; therefore, it must dry quickly.
Windbreaker Jacket: As you ascend to a high altitude, you are subjected to chilly winds, which a windbreaker jacket is designed to repel. They are made of lightweight synthetic fibres.
Woolen Cap: When ascending to a high altitude, a woollen cap will help prevent the onset of frostbite. When travelling at high altitudes, you can also cover your ears to prevent any pain and discomfort you may experience in them.
Insulated gloves help maintain proper body temperature in the hands and provide a better grip on trekking poles.
Sun Cap: A lightweight sun cap with side flaps is ideal for preventing sunburns and keeping your head cool on sunny days.
1 Scarf or Balaclava: In addition to sun rays and chilly winds, you are also exposed to dirt and grime during treks; therefore, it is essential to carry a scarf or balaclava so you can cover your face when necessary.
Lip balm: Due to the harsh cold winds, your lips may become chapped, so it is important to keep them moisturized.
Cold Cream & Sunscreen (SPF 40+): To prevent sunburns and chafing, you must apply both cold cream and sunscreen.
Antibacterial powder: To prevent rashes caused by a bacterial infestation in your armpits and elsewhere on your body, Use antibacterial powder.
Water Bottle: The importance of hydration during hiking cannot be overstated. It is essential to carry a water bottle that can be refilled with Himalayan water.
Torchlight and Headlight: A flashlight or even a headlamp with fresh batteries should always be brought along.
A ziplock bag containing all of your toiletries, including napkins, toothpaste, hand sanitizers, and paper soap, should be carried.
Personal Basic Medical Kit: A few cuts and bruises are almost inevitable on a hike, so it is necessary to carry a medical kit containing bandages, Dettol, etc.
Dark Sunglasses / Spectacle Wearers (Instead of Contact Lenses, Use Photochromic Glasses): Photochromatic glasses are designed to transform into anti-glare tints in response to sunlight exposure. They are effective eye protection, but clip-on glasses, etc., are also available.
The trekking pole provides assistance in multiple ways. It conserves energy while providing stability and aiding in maintaining balance.
Extra Polythene: If your clothes become wet or do not dry, you can transport them in polythene. However, ensure that all plastics you bring into the woods are taken out with you. Do not litter in mountainous areas.
Camera: This should go without saying. To ensure that you capture all the memorable moments of your hike. Make sure you have sufficient storage space and extra batteries.
Here’s the cancellation policy for Himalayan Treks
Note: For All The Above Refund Cases Transaction Fees/Internet Handling Charges will be dedcuted from the overall amount and balance amount shall be refunded. You can transfer your ticket to anyone so that you could save your hard earned money
For other trips and travels with us, and detailed terms and conditions check the following link : https://www.plantheunplanned.com/refund-cancellation-policy