Destination: Planning to explore a convenient trek for your first hiking experience? Or want to relax yourself walking amidst the beautiful landscapes? Then Hampta Pass is the apt destination for you. Located at a height of 14,009 ft, Hampta Pass lies between the Kullu and Lahaul valley of Himachal Pradesh.
Climatic Conditions: August to October is the best time to visit Hampta Pass to fall in love with greenery. Temperature ranges between 15C to 7C. Snow will be a hindrance to view the mountains, in case you plan for May.
Duration: 4 nights 5 days
Travel Date: 15-09-2016 to 19-09-2016
Meeting Time:  9 am
Base Station: Manali, Himachal Pradesh
  • By Air: Take a flight either from Delhi or Chandigarh to reach Bhuntar, 50 km away from Manali. From here, you can take a taxi to Manali.
  • By Bus: There is a direct bus from Delhi to Manali, which will take almost 12 hours (550 km). A Volvo bus would be a better option.
  • By Car / Taxi: If you love long drives, then drive from Delhi or Chandigarh to Manali. But that can be tiring and hectic too. You can opt for a taxi as well.

Traveling Rules:

  • A Risk Certificate document has to be signed before the trek.
  • There is no policy for transfer of booking.
  • Try to keep baggage light weight with necessary items to carry it without any hassle.
  • Any extra expenditure due to natural calamity including landslide, during the trip, will be chargeable.
1

Manali to Chika via Jobra

Trekking expedition will begin with a bus trip from Manali to Jobra. Situated at an altitude of 9,800 ft, reaching Jobra would take an hour. On foot, the journey will begin from Allain Guhugal Hydel Project junction. As the slope isn’t that steep, it would take 20 minutes to reach a bend that overlooks lush green meadow strewed with small rocks. Post enjoying the view, we will move towards the meadow. After crossing the meadow or mountaineering the left hill, we will reach Chika.

2

Chika to Bhalu Ka Ghera

Post a scrumptious breakfast, we will head to Bhalu ka Ghera, situated at an altitude of 11,480 ft. From Chika, it will take nearly five hours. On the way, you will get to relish the picturesque snow covered Dhauladhar Mountains. All through the journey, your eyes will feast on varieties of colourful flowers. After the first half of the day, we will enter Jwara, a beautiful secluded valley with a river flowing on one side and snow-clad rocks on the other. Crossing Jwara will take an hour. As we move ahead, we will enter Bhalu ka Ghera and set up our camp for rest.
3

Bhalu ka Ghera to Siagoru across Hampta Pass

As this is an important part of the trek, we will commence it early morning. The target is to cover nearly 14 km long excursion through the Himalayas, which will take nearly nine hours. As we continue walking, we will reach Hampta Pass located at an elevation of 14,000 ft. Numerous spots will come on the way for rest. Further, the flat terrain would make the journey easy as we enter Lahaul. The last in the series of bridges that we cross will be challenging because of the steepness of the climb. Once we cross the bridge, we will descend for a while before reaching Siagoru, which is at 13,000 ft. It’s an exceptional destination to set up camps and relax.
4

Siagoru to Chatru

The trek will begin by crossing the river visible from the Siagoru camp, during the wee hours. The distance between Siagoru and Chatru is nearly eight km and will take almost five hours. The first half of the day is projected to be easy as there is a long descent through the slopes. Later, we will arrive in the valley, carved by Chandra River, at a height of 11,000 ft. On our way to Chatru, you will see numerous makeshift stalls selling delicious food. For an overnight stay, we will unpack at the Chatru campsite.

5

Chatru/ Chandratal to Manali

 If the weather is clear, then we will hike up to the Chandratal Lake, also famous as Moon Lake. Chandratal Lake is 70 km from Chatru campsite and a few hours from Chandratal campsite. If the weather is doubtful, then we will take a bus from Chatru to Manali and skip Chandratal Lake.

Package Inclusions:

  • Twin sharing accommodation
  • Waterproof tents
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), tea, coffee and snacks at the campsite
  • Assistance post arrival at the base station
  • Inner line permits to restricted/protected areas
  • Transportation expense of taxi from reception to departure
  • Driver allowance, toll charges and other taxes
  • Professional tour guide and supporting staff
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Cook with supporting staff

Package Exclusions:

  • Accommodation, traveling expense or meals before arrival at the base station during the beginning of the trip and post departure
  • Any personal expense
  • Porter service for personal luggage is chargeable. The cost ranges between Rs 300 – 500 per bag each day (prices vary due to local charges)
  • Anything apart from mentioned in the “Package Inclusions” will be payable

Things to pack:

  • Woolen jacket, gloves and cap
  • Woolen socks (2 pairs) and Cotton Socks (2 pairs)
  • Thermal innerwear
  • Walking stick
  • Midway munchies like chocolates, dry cakes, biscuits, energy bars, and dry fruits
  • Medicine kit
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Trekking pants and jeans
  • Raincoat
  • Lip balm, cream and sunscreen lotion
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof bag
  • Light weight and comfortable trekking shoes with a good grip
  • Floaters/sandals
  • Sun cap
  • 1 L water bottle (thermal)
  • Torch with extra batteries
  • Portable charger for mobile
  • Toilet kit and paper
  • Scarf
  • Books/Bluetooth speakers/Camera
  • Extra bag for used clothes
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