One of the most beautiful and popular treks in Himachal Pradesh, Hampta Pass Trek is great for all the fun loving (and fit) first timers. The trek will start from Manali and will take you amazing meadow and snowy trail. From vast grassland to raging rivers, from high rock mountains to snowy patches. This is the most popular route for the shepherds to reach Lahaul valley from the verdant Kullu valley. Apart from the treks, this treks takes you to a drive along Lahaul valley and hike to Chandratal Lake, which is one of the most beautiful and virgin lakes in the whole country. The first glimpse of the lake as you hike, hypnotises you completely. The best part is that is it an easy to moderate trek and thus popular amongst first timers and photographers.
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DETAILED ITINERARY FOR HAMPTA PASS WITH CHANDRATAL LAKE TREK
Day 1: Drive from Manali to Jobra
Pick up from Manali at around 10-11 am in the morning and drive to Jobra. Trek from Jobra to Chika. 2 hours easy ascent 9800 ft to 10,400 ft. Overnight camping at Chika.
Day 2: Chika to Balu ka Gera
Trek from Chika to Balu Ka Ghera on second day. This is a green beautiful trek patch. It involves 4 hours of easy ascent. The total distance is 8 kms. Overnight camping at Balu ka Ghera.
Day 3: Balu ka Gera to Siagoru
Trek from Balu Ka Ghera to Sia Goru crossing Hampta Pass. This will be a little tough and long day. The total duration will be around 8-9 hours and distance covered will be around 14 kms. It involves easy to moderate steep ascents followed by a sharp descent. Overnight at Sia Goru.
Day 4: Siagoru to Chatru
This day, we trek from Sia Goru to roadhead at Chatru in Lahaul. It is a 4-5 hours of trek. Once you reach the roadhead, we’ll drive to Chandratal Lake. We go till the road ends and then hike up to Chandratal Lake. It is one of the most beautiful and undisturbed lakes in India. Overnight near Chandratal lake.
Day 5: Drive from Chandra tal/Chatru to Manali via Rohtang Pass
Early morning, we start our return journey from Chandratal Lake to Manali via Batal, Chatru and Rohtang Pass. Usually we arrive back by 4-5 pm in the evening.
Things to Carry for Hampta Pass With Chandratal Lake Trek
- Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs)
- Floaters or Sandals: When you are at the camp they help to move freely.
- Trekking Shoes
- 3 Pair of Quick Dry Tees
- 2 Trekking Pants
- Poncho/Rain Jacket
- 1 Wind Proof Jacket
- 1 Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
- 1 Heavy Jacket (Down Jacket preferable)
- 1 Trekking Pole
- 2 Pair of good Thermals
- 3 Pair of Cotton Socks
- 2 Pair Woolen Socks
- Woolen Gloves
- Sun Cap
- 1 Scarf
- Light towel
- Lip Balm
- Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
- Water Bottle 1 Lt
- Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
- Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
- Personal Medicine Kit
- Dark Sunglasses
- CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries
- Accommodation during Trek(Camping) on sharing basis
- Meals while on trek Day 1st Lunch – Day 5th Breakfast.
- All fees and permits
- Transport from Manali – Manali as per the Itinerary
- First aid medical kits
- All trekking logistics.
- Qualified and experienced Guide and support staff.
- Trekking Poles, Jackets, Boots etc
- Any Deviation or detour
- Cost Escalation due to natural reason
- Mules and Porters for carrying personal luggage.
Days before departure charge applicable as follows, per person:-
Up to 24 Days : 95% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-24 Days : 70% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-08 Days : 50% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Less than 7 Days : No refund
Please Note: Service Tax, Payment Gateway Charges etc will not be refunded in any case.