Hampta Pass is one of the most amazing treks for beginners to experience trekking in the Himalayas. The trek route is filled with remarkably rich vegetation, has plenty of scenic landscapes and huge rock formations. The beauty of this trek is the fact that, everyday the landscape changes with the stunning crossover from Kullu Valley to Spiti Valley , followed by a visit to the striking Chandratal lake is an icing on the cake.
Program Objective: This program focuses on exploring the trails and the valleys in Himachal and experiencing trekking in the himalayas. This program offers plenty of opportunities for exploring and photography. Designed for all adventure and hiking loving souls to meet people who share similar interests and engage in a trek over a beautiful landscape.
Age Group: 15 Years & Above Dates (2019): 8 June to 16 June, 22 June to 30 June, 6 July to 14 July, 20 July to 28 July Charges: Rs. 17,800/- Per Person (Including GST) Early Bird Offer: Rs. 16,000/- Per Person (till 31st March) (Including GST)
Trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal Lake, Introduction to trekking gear, ropes and knots session, Campfire, Games, Tent Pitching, Rafting at Kullu.
Travel: Flight/3AC, Bus
Height: 13,800 Ft
Travel from Delhi to Delhi
Accommodation: You will be staying in tents on all days of the trek (3 person/tent). Tent is separate for male and female participant.
Meals: Day 2 Breakfast to Day 8 Lunch (Breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner). We provide simple, nutritious veg/Jain food on all days of the trek.
Rucksack: A 60 litre bag with rain cover is provided for using in trekking. You can deposit your extra luggage with your bags at our campsite.
Camping charges: All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.
Trekking equipment: High quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. Sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 oC.
Gaiters: It prevent snow from entering inside your shoes.
Safety equipment: First aid kit, oxygen cylinders, oxymeter etc. will be with guide/trek leader and at campsite as well to deal with emergencies.
Expert trek Leaders : All our trek leaders are at least qualified in basic/ advanced mountaineering and first aid course.
Expert Trek support team: The mountain staff on this trek consists of certified guides, cooks, helpers and porters.
Cost doesnt Include:
Cost of Emergency.
Any personal expense.
Backpack offloading charges
Journey Food from Mumbai to Manali & Manali to Mumbai
Day 1: Mumbai-Delhi-Manali
Reporting at Delhi before 4 pm. Board in HRTC Buses at 5 pm.
Day 2: Reporting at base camp in Manali
First Day is kept for rest and Acclimatisation. For reaching base camp on time, one should board a bus for Manali with reaching time before 9 am. Get down 20 kms before at a junction called "Patli-kuhal". Our cabs are already present there from 7 am to 9 am to take you to Rumsu base camp. Participants coming after 9 am have to take a share cab for Rumsu village by their own, which is 11 kms from Patlikuhal.
Once you reach Camp, you will undergo registration process and then for an acclimatisation walk. After walk participants will be distributed Trekking bags, Microspikes( for better grip on slippery snow), Gaiters( to prevent snow enter your shoes) and trekking sticks.
Day 3: Drive to Hamta dam and trek to Chikka
After morning breakfast we will start the days 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 campsite. Chikka has big rock boulders and a beautiful waterfall. Overnight in tents at Chikka.
Day 4: Chikka to Balu ka Ghera
After morning breakfast we will start the trek for Balu Ka Ghera. Trek duration is around 5 to 6 hours from Chikka to Balu ka Ghera, scaling to an altitude of 11,900 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.
Day 5: Balu ka Ghera to Shia Ghoru
Todays 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 6: Shia Ghoru to Chandrataal to Chatru
After morning breakfast we will start the trek to Chatru. From Chatru we will drive in vehicles to the majestic Chandrataal lake. Participants will get their deposited luggage bag and they have to return all the issued gear at Chatru camp site. Before dinner Certificate distribution will happen and overnight camping at Chatru.
Day 7: Jeep Ride from Chatru to Manali bus stand
After morning breakfast we will start the jeep ride to Manali via Rohtang Pass. We will be reaching by 1pm. While booking return bus tickets, book after 7 PM volvo from Manali to keep some buffer time as there are chances of traffic at Rohtang while driving down towards Manali.
Day 8: Rafting
Enjoy rafting in morning. Spend leisure time in Manali Town. At 5 pm board to HRTC Bus for Delhi.
Day 9: Delhi to Mumbai
Reach Delhi in morning and start return journey to Mumbai by Flight/ Train.
What to Bring!
Trekking shoes: Carry trekking shoes with good grip and ankle support. Do not carry sports shoes.
Jackets: Carry three jackets - a hard shell type that can protect you against rain and cold wind, a warm jacket padded type for the camp and a fleece as an additional layer for warmth during the trek.
Three trek pants: Carry a minimum of 2 trek pants and 1 cotton pant. Trek pants should be quick dry material. Denim/jeans and shorts are not suitable for trekking.
Three trek t-shirts (quick dry/dri-fit): Full sleeved t-shirts that prevent sun burns on the neck and arms and are quick dry will be recommended.
Thermals: Carry thermal base layer (top and bottom).
Sunglasses: Sunglasses are mandatory. There will be lot of snow on the trek and can cause snow blindness.
Sun Cap: At high altitude, the sun is extra harsh so carry a cap to protect yourself. A woollen cap or scarf can be quite helpful for the cold nights.
Water proof hand gloves: Carry water proof gloves. Avoid woollen gloves as they will get wet if you touch snow.
Cotton Socks: (3-4 pairs) and a pair of woollen socks.
Headlamp/LED torch: Mandatory.
Raincoat/Ponchos: At high altitudes, snowfall and rain are quite common and its mandatory to carry a poncho so that you dont get wet. A poncho is made from a watertight material designed to keep the body dry from the rain. It covers the whole body with the backpack .We rent a Poncho at 300 INR per person.
Daypack (20 litres): You will need this to carry water bottles, lunch box and personal medical kit in case you decide to offload your backpack. Lunch box and water bottle: Every participant should have their personal lunchbox and good water bottle.Two water bottles of 750 ml each are recommended.
Plastic Packet/Garbage Bag: Carry a minimum of 3-4. These can be quite helpful to give an extra protection to your clothing against getting wet during the rain. Theses can be also used to store garbage.
First Aid Kit: It is advisable to carry a basic medical kit comprising items like Cotton, Blister tape, savlon, antiseptic cream, band aids, crepe band aid, pain spray and few medicines like Diamox, Dexamethasone, Disperin and few antibiotics.
Toiletries: Carry a minimum of items like mouthwash, suns cream, hand sanitizer and a small towel.
What not to Bring!
Expensive Jewelry, Walkman/Radio, IPod, Mobile Phone, Electronic Games, Junk Food, Snacks or Cold Drinks, Medicine (Except special medication prescribed by Doctor).
Terms & Conditions -
Camp Cost may be subject to change in case of any change in government taxes or changes in fuel rates.
Rates may change based on flight rates.
We will provide one facilitator from Kshitij Team for flight journey.
Group Discounts -
Group of 5 or more: 5%-
Group of 10 or more: 10%-
Referral Discount: Referrer will get a discount of Rs.500/- per reference. Referral discount is applicable for new references only(which have not done any event with Kshitij earlier).