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Hampta Pass Chandratal Trek
Hamta Pass is located at the height of 4270 meters (14009 feet) on the Pir Panjal range in the Himalayas. This is a small corridor between Lahaul and Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. This trek starts from the Jobari Nala of the village Sethan near Manalis nearby area and is completed in Spiti (Chatru). This pass is often used by the herders of the lower Himalayan region, which during the summer the dry cold desert of Lahoul The demand for high-altitude grassland in the growing number of wild flowers and herbs increases at the height of 3000 to 3800 meters. The walls of vertical rock, water falls, gl Beers are hung, small lakes, peaks above 6000 meters, are the main features of this trek. People need proper guidance to cross some glaciers, from Hamata can extend their journey towards a beautiful Chandrtaal.
Hampta pass trek is considered the easiest and convenient of all treks in H.P. It might not be the most adrenalin rush giving or the most sought after the trek, but definitely it is a trek that will leave you in awe of this beautiful place. The variation in the trails is enormous; scenic landscapes, open green pastures and meadows, glacial valleys, easy access and an exceptional, adventurous and hair raising crossing of the pass makes this trekking expedition to Hampta pass an exciting one.
Event: Hampta Pass and Chandratal Trek Region: Manali, Himachal Duration: 5 Days Grade: Easy Max Altitude: 14,100 Ft. Trekking Km: 26 Kms. Date: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | July 7, 14, 21, 28 Charges: 9,500/- Per person, (8500/- for Mischief Treks members)
Get down at 15 miles (12 km before Manali and 23 km after Kullu) from the bus. We will pick you at 15 Mile. One can reach to base camp. There will be fresh and breakfast in the base camp. All the trekker will have to go through the registration process. Lunch will take place at 1 pm. and we will go for an acclimatization walk. Overnight stay at camp.
After breakfast, we arrive at Hamta Jobari Nala after a 2-hour drive. After crossing the main road for 3 hours from the starting point of this trek from the start of the Chikaka camp, take a short route which leads to the pine tree forest. You can also find other types of trees such as maple, cedar, toss, and oak. The sight is fresh, the sloping slope is not an easy and very vertical. Either way, you have reached Chika which is at the end of the vast grass, but it is a better and easier way to climb the hill and reach Chika. The Chika camp site is a huge green patch. Tonight you will be in the camp, and the campfire will stay in the night if you get dry wood.
After taking breakfast and packed lunch at 7 a.m in the morning, you will leave for sand siege. After running for 1 hour from Chikka, cross the Juara River which is very cold. For Balu ka Ghera it is 4 hours to walk along the river. It will be a little bit steep. Here you will be camped with the Balu ka Ghera.
After breakfast and packed lunch at 7 a.m, you will leave for Shiya Gohru. Todays half way will be a stone and a bit climbing and you will reach Hamta Pass Top within 3 hours of camp. After the top, Shia Gohru will remain completely descended, which is a little risky, Trek begins to surround the pool of water to enter the partially dried Himalayan river bed. The climb is all the way from Hampton. As you cross, you enter the Lahaul region and the change in scenes is very the opposite. The path is completely downhill from the pass. After some walk, you will be able to see the Shia Gohru camping site in the direction of the flow of the river. Here you have to cross the river which is very cold. This river is born from Hamta Glacier. After crossing this river you will reach the camp. It will be the coldest night in the camp.
After breakfast and packed lunch at 7 a.m. you will be leaving for Chhatru. Today the entire route from camp to Chhatru camp will descend, which will be 3 hours. After reaching the camp, you will take for Chandrataal, which is 70. It is a blue and sacred lake, the myths say that Yudhisthira, the largest Pandava, was called from Chandra Taal to heaven. And back then Chhatru will be staying in the camp to-night.
After breakfast, we will travel through Via Rohtang Pass for Manali, which is a 4/5 hour journey. And we will leave you in the Manali Volvo bus stand. Take your home with a bag full of sweet memories. Our wonderful experience of trekking in Himachal ends.
How to reach:
There is/are nearly 54 direct buses plying between New Delhi to Manali. The minimum time a bus takes to reach Manali from New Delhi is 12h 30m.
The cheapest way to reach Manali from New Delhi takes you 14h 08m, which is to take the train with train number 04070 from New Delhi to Ambala Cantt then take State Transport Bus from Ambala Cantt to Manali.
The fastest way to reach Manali from New Delhi takes you 9h 25m, which is to take Flight from New Delhi to Chandigarh then take HRTC Buses from Chandigarh to Manali.