Hampta Pass and Chandratal Trek

From: 8,700.00

Activity: Trekking
Duration:
Mumbai to Mumbai (₹ 18500 per person) – 11D 10N
Manali to Manali (₹ 8700 per person) – 6D 5N

Difficulty Level: Open – Moderate
Maximum Altitude: 14,100 ft.
Starting Point:
From Mumbai – CST Railway Station
From Manali – Patlikuhal (16 KM from Manali)

Hampta Pass and Chandratal Trek

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  • In Brief

  • Hampta Pass and Chandratal Trek is one of the most amazing treks for beginners to trek in Himalayas. The trek route with remarkably rich with vegetation, has lot of scenic landscapes and huge rock formations. Explore trails that meander through alpine forests. The place is a religious Jamdagini Rishi. This trek is a gateway to the Spiti Valley from the Manali valley.

    For this Hampta Pass and Chandratal Trek, we have two pick-up and drop options

    i. Manali to Manali

    Under this option, the whole trip lasts for 6 days 5 nights. The package cost is Rs. 8700 per person

    ii. Mumbai to Mumbai

    Under this option, the whole trip lasts for 11 days 10 nights. The package cost is Rs. 18500 per person which includes 3AC to and fro ticket till Delhi and volvo bus to and fro charges between Manali and Delhi

     

  • Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Mumbai to New Delhi

    Reporting at CST Mumbai by 5 PM. Board train and start the train journey via 3rd AC to New Delhi.

    Day 2

    New Delhi to Manali

    Reporting at New Delhi. Bus Ride from New Delhi to Manali at 6 PM via Volvo Bus.(Meals not included during bus travel).

    Day 3 (Day 1 for Ex-Manali)

    Reporting and Acclimatisation at Rumsu

    All the participant coming via bus/cab from Delhi or Chandigarh make sure you get down at “Patlikuhal” (pronounced as patli – cool) by 8:30am. From there you will be provided cab to Rumsu base camp.

    We will get down at Patlikuhal (20 km before Manali and 20 km after Kullu) from bus. Jeep ride to Rumsu base camp(10 km). After freshening up and breakfast all the participants will undergo through registration process for the trek. Post Lunch we will go for an acclimatization walk. Orientation regarding the trek will be given by the chief organizer in the evening. The orientation will cover information like rucksack packing, marching/walking technique and general awareness about a Himalayan Trek. Overnight stay at Rumsu base camp.

    Day 4

    Rumsu to Chikka

    After morning breakfast we will start the day’s trek with a beautiful drive to Hamta dam from Rumsu at 8 am. The trek to Chikka starts from Hamta Dam and is easy. It takes around 2-3 hours to complete it. There is a small forest patch and then two wooden bridges before you reach the camp site. Chikka has big rock boulders and a beautiful waterfall.
    Overnight in tents at Chikka.

    Day 5

    Chikka to Balu ka Ghera

    After morning breakfast we will start the trek for Balu Ka Ghera. Trek duration is around 4 to 5 hours from Chikka to Balu ka Ghera scaling 11900 feet. The initial part of the trek goes through the bank of the river crossing few rock boulders. There is a water stream that needs to be crossed on the way.

    Balu ka Ghera is a large plain ground on the bank of the river and camping at this spot is a dream in reality. One can spot Indrasan, the highest peak of Manali valley from here. Snacks would be served in the evening followed by dinner. Overnight camping at Balu Ka Ghera.
    Balu ka Ghera is a large plain ground on the bank of the river and camping at this spot is a dream in reality. Snacks would be served in the evening followed by dinner at night. Overnight camping at Balu Ka Ghera

    Day 6

    Balu ka Ghera to Shia Ghoru

    Today’s trek starts early as we will try covering the maximum snow patch before sun rise. The trek route  from Balu Gehra towards Shia Ghoru is a moderate climb, scaling 4,200 meters. The trek duration is relatively long and starts by 5 am in the morning from Balu ka Gera. It takes around 4 to 5 hours to reach the top of the Hamta Pass. The aerial views of Spiti valley from Hamta Pass is quite breathtaking. We will then descend from Hamta top towards Shia Ghoru. The descend is steep and at times when snow is abundant one can slide down to reach Shia Ghoru.

    Day 7

    Shia Ghoru to Chandrataal to Chatru

    After morning breakfast we will start the trek to Chatru. The beautiful view of the valleys of Lahaul and Spiti are not to be missed during the trek. The mountains of Pir Panjal and Spiti ranges adds to the beauty. Chatru is a meeting point of roads coming from Rohtang Pass, Hampta Paas and Spiti. Jeep safari to Chandrataal from Chatru . Myths say that Yudhishthir, the eldest Pandava was called to heaven from Chandra Taal. Overnight camping at Chatru.

    Day 8 (Day 6 Ex-Manali)

    Jeep Ride from Chatru to Manali

    After morning breakfast we will start the jeep ride to Manali via Rohtang Pass. Certificate distribution.
    Overnight stay at Rumsu base camp for Mumbai to Mumbai batches.

    Day 9

    Naggar and Manali

    Post breakfast participants will ride to Naggar by 11 AM. 60 mints window will be given to view all the historical places like Roerich Art Gallery, Naggar Castle, and Tripura Sundari Temple. Participants will then move to Manali. Two hours window period for Shopping and Temple visit in Manali. Departure from Manali to New Delhi via Volvo at 5 PM.

    Participants can also go for Rafting after 11 AM instead of Naggar and Manali sightseeing. Rafting cost will be extra(Approx INR 1,000).

    Day 10

    Arrival at New Delhi at 8am and travel to Mumbai

    Participants will reach Delhi by morning 7 AM. Board 3rd AC Rajdhani train for Mumbai.

    Day 11

    Arrival at Mumbai by 9AM

    **Participant planning travel ahead from Delhi on the same day should consider a buffer time of 4 to 5 hours.

  • Guidelines

  • Things To Carry

    Things to carry for Hampta Pass and Chandratal Trek

    • Woolen clothes, Woolen cap, Jackets/Wind-cheater
    • Socks (4 pairs)
    • Thermal wear (1-2 pairs)
    • Trekking shoes (should have ankle support, good grip, and waterproof)
      Snow gloves/normal gloves
    • Sunglasses/goggles
    • Lunch box, water bottle, spoon
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Personal medication
    • Raincoat
    • Torch and batteries
    • Rucksack bag
    • Medical certificate
  • Terms and Conditions

  • Inclusions

    • Steel Plate, Mug, and rucksack can be issued at the base camp for no extra cost
    • Tent
    • Sleeping bag
    • Sleeping mat
    • First aid
    • Camping ground booking
    • Forest permit
    • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner)
    • Group Insurance

    Exclusions

    • Cost of Emergency
    • Personal Porter Charges
    • Bottled water
    • Any personal expense
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