Hampta Pass Trek

Hampta Pass Trek
Hampta Pass Trek
Hampta Pass Trek
Hampta Pass Trek

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₹ 11700/-
₹ 8500/-

About The Trip

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.

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Triple Occupancy ( Manali - Manali ) ₹ 8500/-
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INR 8500/-

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Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Manali Arrival | Drive to Jobri | Trek to Chika ( 2 hours, 10,100 ft )

  • Day 2: Chika to Balu Ka Gera Trek (5.8 km, 5 hrs, 12000ft 

  • Day 3: Trek from Balu ka Ghera to Shea Goru via Hampta Pass ( 8 km |  9 hours |  12220 ft to 12695 ft via 14,065 ft )

  • Day 4: Trek from Shea Goru to Chhatru (7 km | 4.5 hours |12695 ft to 10785 ft ) Drive to Chandratal and back to Chhatru

  • Day 5: Drive from Chhatru to Manali | Tour Ends

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

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Transportation: Road transfer from Manali to Manali by Sumo / Bolero.
  • Meals: All Veg meals from Day 1st lunch to Day 5th breakfast.
  • Accommodation: 4 Nights of Tented Accommodation on a triple sharing basis.
  • Snacks: Morning / Evening Tea / Coffee with light snacks.
  • Camping logistics: Tent, Sleeping bags, Mattresses, Dining tent, Toilet tent. 
  • Trek Leader: Qualified and Experienced Trek leader and support staff.
  • Permits: All necessary fees and permits.
  • Trekking Equipment: Gaiters, Micro Spikes, and Rope if required.
  • Safety Equipment: Basic First Aid kit with Oximeter and Oxygen Cylinder.  

Exclusions

  • Any expenses of personal nature.
  • Any kind of meals not included above
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Any fees and permits (For Foreigners).
  • Unscheduled delay due to a landslide.
  • Cost Escalation due to “Force Majeure and Evacuation charges”.
  • Anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program.
  • Note: You can apply for travel insurance prior to the trek.

Detail Itinerary


Dinner

Multiple Modes | (Drive & Trek)

Tents


Details

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  • The group will gather at the pick-up location at 11:00 AM for a briefing from the trek leader who will share all the pertinent information about the hike. Then, we'll move on to Jobra, which is the Hampta Pass trek's base camp and is situated at an elevation of 9,379 feet.
  • Even though the road has several hairpin curves, the panoramic vista of Kullu Valley that you get to see makes up for the gorgeous trip from Manali.
  • We will arrive at Jobra after travelling through extensive stands of pine, maple, and silver birch trees. We'll begin our journey towards Chika after taking some time to unwind. The scenery you see while trekking is peaceful and revitalising. The landscape that the walking trail offers is stunning, to say the least, with its maple, oak, and deodar tree-lined woodlands and the Rani Nallah stream meandering through meadows.
  • We'll pitch our tents in Chika. It is the ideal place to relax with its great expanse of greenery and clear skies above.
  • The evening meal will be followed by an overnight stay in Chika.
  • The group will gather at the pick-up location at 11:00 AM for a briefing from the trek leader who will share all the pertinent information about the hike. Then, we'll move on to Jobra, which is the Hampta Pass trek's base camp and is situated at an elevation of 9,379 feet.
  • Even though the road has several hairpin curves, the panoramic vista of Kullu Valley that you get to see makes up for the gorgeous trip from Manali.
  • We will arrive at Jobra after travelling through extensive stands of pine, maple, and silver birch trees. We'll begin our journey towards Chika after taking some time to unwind. The scenery you see while trekking is peaceful and revitalising. The landscape that the walking trail offers is stunning, to say the least, with its maple, oak, and deodar tree-lined woodlands and the Rani Nallah stream meandering through meadows.
  • We'll pitch our tents in Chika. It is the ideal place to relax with its great expanse of greenery and clear skies above.
  • The evening meal will be followed by an overnight stay in Chika.
  • Note: Manali Mall Road would be the location of the pickup (tentative). Your body would adjust to the altitude and weather better if you arrived in Manali a day earlier.



All Meals

Trek

Tents


Details

  • 5 hours will be needed in total, and 5.8 kilometres will be covered.
  • The gradient of the hike is mild to moderate. The trek consists of a 2-hour climb over a rocky stretch and a 1- to 1.5-hour descent. A brief stroll through a meadow is then followed by another rock stretch that leads to a route made of loose rocks.
  • Bring enough water from Chika with you. Along the trail, there is a river where you may fill up your water bottles. Carry water bottles at all times.
  • After a restful night's sleep, get up at your beautiful campground and get ready for your hike to Balu ka Ghera!
  • After a delicious breakfast, pack your bags and wait for the day's instructions as you go to Balu ka Ghera.
  • You can reach Balu ka Ghera after a 5-hour hike that passes through thick Himalayan rhododendrons and offers views of Dhauladhar peak and minor streams. You will even pass through the waterfall and lovely hidden valley of Jwara, which is known for its colourful flowers, along the trip.
  • Arrive at Balu Ka Ghera, which is located at a height of 3,657 m (12,000 ft). You will get a hot lunch from here. Settling down will allow you to relax in the grandeur of the bizarre mountains that surround you.
  • The most thrilling day is waiting for you the following day, so unwind, sing, and enjoy a pleasant evening.
  • Spend a pleasant evening dining with your fellow trekkers before getting an early night so you can wake up feeling energised.

 



All Meals

Trek

Tents


Details

  • We will head to Shea Goru, our next campsite, after breakfast. We will have to be careful because the trail is completely made of rocks, making the descent more difficult.
  • We will travel across Hampta Pass, a scenic trail with a river flowing through it, en route. It is a sight to behold, with blooming flowers of all different colours and a rainbow sitting at the bank. The Deo Tibba mountain will also be visible, drawing you in.
  • At Hampta Pass, we will take in the scenery before beginning our descent. The downward track is made up of slick dirt and stray stones. You will eventually arrive at the base after a long hike down a winding path that leads to the valley below. The path that emerges takes you to Shea Goru, where we'll pitch up camp and enjoy the remainder of the day at our leisure.
  • The evening meal will be followed by an overnight stay in Shea Goru.



All Meals

Multiple Modes

Tents


Details

  • After a leisurely breakfast, we will begin our descent into Chatru. Although the huge region is devoid of flora, the challenging slopes provide you the adrenaline rush you may be yearning. 
  • We will travel 45 kilometres from the campsite, to Chandratal, a lovely lake, once we get to Chatru. The drive would only be feasible, though, if the weather allowed for it because the poor weather might make it difficult.
  • After taking in the natural splendour and a brief sightseeing trip, we'll return to Chatru and set up camp site.
  • Dinner will be served in the evening, and then you'll spend the night in Chatru.



Breakfast

Private Vehicle

Stay Not Included


Details

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.


Things To Carry

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.

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.

Policy and Terms

Here’s the cancellation policy for Himalayan Treks

  • If you cancel before 30 days – 90% of amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 20 -30 days – 75% % of amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 15-19 days – 50%  will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 7-14 days – 25 % amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 0- 7 days before the departure date – No amount would be refunded.

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

How to Reach

 

FAQ's

Well, most of our treks are usually confirmed by Thursday and you would receive a BON VOYAGE mail that would contain details as regards Pickup Points ( Location and Timings ), Outdoor Leader ( Point of Contact ), Do’s and Don’ts. You’ll be added to Whatsapp Group for all the further updates.

Yes, the Bon Voyage mail would contain a link for Whatsapp Group through which one can join and interact with fellow travellers and outdoor leaders.

The interesting thing about travelling alone is that you get to meet new people from diverse backgrounds, and towards the end, you are no longer strangers. Hence solo travellers are always welcome to join us on our trips. Read more about solo travelling here and get inspired! https://www.plantheunplanned.com/solo-yet-accompanied/

Safety and security are our priority at all times. Hence it is safe for women/girls to join us on our treks and travels. Our trek leaders accompany the team at all times, and our campsites are secured and safe for accommodation. We also have female trek leaders who accompany us on most of our treks.

Not at all. You could keep all the extra luggage back at the campsite/homestay and carry only the necessary stuff for the trek (Raincoats, Torchlight, Waterbottle, lunchbox, and your valuable)

Well, you are in the mountains and none of our trails has a washroom facility during the trek.

Details for availing discounts are mentioned in the following link, https://www.plantheunplanned.com/membership/

We are extremely sorry, you cannot postpone to any future date in case you fail to attend the trek on the mentioned date for any reasons whatsoever (family/health/work emergencies). You can write to us at [email protected] as regards and our team will get in touch with you on the same

The Hampta Pass Trek is regarded as a simple to moderately tough trek, making it ideal for novices. The Hampta pass trip often takes four days to complete. An extra day is included so that you may travel to Chandrataal, a famous and impressive high-altitude alpine lake near Chatru.

Mid-June to mid-October is the optimum period to hike to Hampta Pass. Early in the season, there is a possibility to see snow on the high passes, but by August, it has totally melted. In the Kullu-Manali valley, rain is anticipated throughout the monsoon season, while in Spiti, the sun will be out and brilliant as usual.

On this trek, there is no network connectivity. After leaving Prini, the network will immediately stop working. The final network connection point on the path forward is Prini. You will only have access to a network around Rohtang Pass and Manali when you return. Call your loved ones and let them know you won't be reachable till you return to Manali on Day 6 before you leave Manali.

On the trek, toilet tents will be available to you. Wet wipes are not biodegradable, therefore please do not use them. There won't be a bathroom available during the walk.

Internet is available at Manali and Prini however, When it is available, one would also be able to make online transactions albeit, with a little patience (to give you an idea of the speed).

Manali and Prini is the last point where ATMs is available.

Additional Information

 

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From : INR 11700/-

INR 8500/-

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*Prices will vary for Long Weekend
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