HAMPTA PASS TREK
Hampta pass Trek is frequently used by Shepherd’s of lower Himalayan region, seeking for high altitude grassland in the dry cold desert of Lahaul during summer time.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
This trekking program, which lasts for 5 days, sets out from the Prini village (1920 m.): 4 km. South of Manali, Begin to trek from Prini village 6 km climb steeply to Sethan village (2710m). Now gentle and easy trail through thick silver oak forest, Hamta (Alian) river to be cross at before Chika (3270m), following by small stream before Juara campsite. As scaling height and leaving Bears behind cross Hamta-pass (4270m). From top of pass one could see peaks of Deo-Tibba (6001m) and Indrasan (6220m). Now trek down to main Chandra valley, after crossing river. Following the left bank of Chandra, cross over the wooden bridge near Chatru (3230m). Further 33 km. On dirt road, along the Chandra River, arrive at Batal (3920m). Crossing Bridge climb steady towards Kunzom-la (4551m) having a sight of Spiti valley, now trek down in large meadows, lake of moon approached.
The Program Highlights of:
Trek Facts :
Best Season: May To June - September To October
Area: Sethan, Hamata Pass, Chatru
Trip Type: Trekking
Batch Size: 10 Persons
Trip Duration: 04 Nights / 05 Day
Trip Grade: Moderate
Highest Points: Altitude 4270 meter
- Transport: From Manali hotel to trekking point and Return.
- Meals while on trek (Veg./Non-veg).
- All necessary entry fees and permits.
- Accommodation in Manali camp/hotel on Double and Triple sharing basis with meals-fixed menu.
- Camp stay during Trek.
- Solar lights and fire in the dinning and socializing room, common toilet facility, Bucket water for washing etc.
- Qualified & mountaineering certified trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
- Emergency Backup: First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
- Trek equipment and gear. (Sleeping Bag/Inner/Mattress Tents/Kitchen tent/dinning tent).
- Transport from Mumbai to Delhi/Chandigarh and back by train/flight/bus.
- Personal expenses like mineral water, laundry, tip etc.
- Local sightseeing apart from the trek itinerary.
- Food during the Transit.
Manali to Sethan 2710m (3-4 hrs)
20 minutes drive from Manali to Prini where the trek begins. Camp a few kilometers beyond from Sethan village in a narrow valley. Over night stay in tents.
Sethan to Chikha 3270m (3-4 hrs)
Trek through lush green high altitude pastures to a beautiful camp site at Chikha. The area is speckled with wild flowers and there are a few waterfalls just behind the campsite. Over night stay in tents.
Chikha to Balugera 3700m (4-5 hrs)
Easy walking along with the Alian River till the next camp at Balugera at the base of the Hampta Pass. Balugera is literally translated into Bears Camp where small brown bears use the caves around to hibernate in the winter. Over night stay in tents.
Balugera to Shiaghoru 3960 m (6-7 hrs)
The trekking on this day is challenging and the climb to the top of the pass (4270 m) takes about 4 to 5 hours. The views from the top of the Pass include some high peaks and stunning mountain scenery and “Shia” means cold and “Ghoru” means narrow valley in local dialect. Over night stay in tents.
Shiaghoru to Chatru 3230 m (4-5 hrs)
First views of the Chandra Valley and Lahaul await you on this day. After two river crossings you get to Chatru which is on the road head and after that drive back to Manali. It will take us 4 to 5 hrs to reach Manali.
- Back pack & rain cover (50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
- Day pack + rain cover 20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
- At least one Walking stick
- Torch with spare cells
- Writing material
- 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter
- Carry at least one thermos flask
- Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electralors
- Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor
- T-shirt 2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
- Fleece T-shirts 1 No.
- Fleece jacket 1 No. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
- Down feather / Hollofil jacket 1 No.
- Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant) 1 Pair
- Thermal inners (upper and lower) 1 Pair
- Trek pants 2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
- Poncho 1 No.
- Sunscreen cream and Hand sanitizer
- Moisturiser Antibacterial powder
- Toilet Paper & wipes
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Lip balm
- Floaters/flip-flops 1 Pair (Optional)
- Cotton socks 5 pairs
- Woollen socks 3 pairs
- Waterproof gloves 1 Pair
- Fleece/woollen gloves 1 Pair
- Quick dry towel
- Sun cap 1 No. (One that covers the neck as well)
- Woolen cap 1 No.
- Neck-gaiters 1 No.
- Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.
- People who wear spectacles-
(A)- Use contact lenses.
(B)- Photo chromatic glasses.
- Trekking shoes 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
- Itinerary is subject to change due to enough accumulation/ volume of snow on the trek at higher camps and other natural calamities & circumstances. In this condition, optional routes itinerary will be given/followed at the happening point.
- In case of changes in routes and properties, company will accept no liability but make arrangements for substitution of equal measure.
- In case of accident, illness, injury or miss happening, Company will accept no liability or its staff wholly or partially, responsible for the same.
- In case of Loss or Damage of equipment’s issued participant has to pay the cost for the same.
Please note that this is an outdoor and adventure trip and to enjoy such trips, one requires being reasonably fit both physically and mentally, along with a previous experience of outdoors. On the other side the trips are carried out in some of the most amazing and extraordinary locations and in very special times such as winter and at the same time they do provide a bit of challenge to our endurance, fitness and our ability to cope with some adverse conditions. Though we will provide the best equipment and manpower, and do our best to leave no stone unturned. But still before taking up this trip we want to make very clear that nothing is certain in trips like this. Such as bad weather and cold and other logistical uncertainties such as power cut and water supply cut etc. Though we will try to do our best to provide water by buckets and lights by solar batteries etc. but still before signing up one should be experienced enough to carry himself or herself in outdoor conditions and well aware of these uncertainties and hence cooperate if any such situation arises due to the reasons beyond human control.
As the services to be provided are booked several months in advance, cancellation of such services are marked for a particular departure results in the Company losing money depending upon the time of cancellation to the Supplier. Therefore any cancellation of tour / services booked will attract cancellation charges as specified by the company.
30 days before departure date - 25% of tour cost
29-14 days before departure date - 50% of tour cost
13-7 days before departure date - 60% of tour cost
6-2 days before departure date - 75% of tour cost
48 hours prior to tour departure - 100% of tour cost