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Hampta Pass Trek - Beauty Of Valley

  • Region : Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
  • Duration : 5 Days
  • Distance : 37 km
  • Altitude : 14009 ft.
  • Grade : Easy - Moderate

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Overview

The Hampta Pass Trek is one of the most sought after treks for trekkers who visit Himachal Pradesh. The reason behind this is the breathtaking beauty of nature and also because this trek is an easy to moderate level difficulty trek.

The best time to embark upon the Hampta Pass Trek is during the summer season from the months of May to August and October is the best time to visit this trek during the winter season. It is vital to listen to trek leaders carefully because it is a high pass trek with the maximum altitude being around 14,000 feet.

The nearest hill station to the Hampta Pass Trek is Manali, which also acts as the base camp for this trek. This trek is well known for its varying landscapes, spellbinding beauty, green open meadows, glacial valleys to name a few,

The first day of the Hampta Pass Trek begins with a drive from Manali to Jobra which is located at a distance of 17 Km from Manali and it takes about 2 hours to reach there. Jobra is already located at an high altitude of 9,800 feet so it is a good place to acclimatize to the trek.

Once we reach Jobra we will start walking towards Chika. It is a short trek of about 2 Km. and after walking for about an hour on this easy trail will take us to Chika and we will cross the 10,100 feet mark. The trail will take us through the dense forests of Maple, Deodar and Oak trees. The campsite for today at Chika is a vast green patch of land and makes a perfect camping spot.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Driving Distance - 17 Km.
  • Driving Time - 2 Hours.
  • Trekking Distance - 2 Km.
  • Trekking Time - 1 Hour
  • Maximum Altitude - 10,100 ft.
  • Overnight stay at tents

Today we will leave from Chika towards Balu Ka Ghera which is going to be our campsite for tonight. We will start descending along the river on rough terrain filled with boulders. There might be a lot of stones on this path but it is an easy trail and you will be able to cover it without any problems. 

As we keep walking you will spot the entire stretch of the trail covered with the beautiful Rhododendron trees. Soon we will reach a perfect spot from where you will be able to view the entire Dhauladgar range covered with snow right in front of you.

On our way to Balu Ka Ghera we will be crossing a picturesque valley called Jwara and from there we will have to cross the river and get on the other side. Beyond the mountains you see in front of you lies Hampta Pass which is our main destination.

The path at the end of the valley is a slope covered with rocks and snow and at the end of this trail we will reach Balu Ka Ghera.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Trekking Distance - 9 Km.
  • Trekking Time - 6 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude - 11,900 ft.
  • Overnight stay at camps

Today is going to be a long day as we push towards the highest point on the trek at Hampta Pass which is around 14,000 ft. We will start climbing up along the river on a moderately ascending trek towards Hampta Pass.

Walking for about one and a half hours will take us to a plateau which is completely covered with snow during winters otherwise you will find patches of snow everywhere with Deo Tibet Peak right in front of you.

As we keep walking we will be crossing a second plateau and beyond that we will walk on a ridge. At the end of the first ridge starts a second ridge and after that is Hampta Pass. The climb from the second ridge up to Hampta Pass will take about 15 minutes but it is a steep, hard climb but it will be totally worth it once you see the beauty of nature unfold in front of your eyes at 14,000 ft. After spending some time there, we will start descending towards Siaguru.

Climbing down is harder than climbing up, the path is extremely steep and the best way to get down is by sliding or using ropes for support. After about one and a half hours, we will reach the base of the valley that will take us to Siagoru.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Trekking Distance - 7 Km.
  • Trekking Time - 10 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude - 14,000 ft.
  • Night stay at camps.

Siagoru to Chatru is an easy downhill descent along the river which will take about 5 hours. There is no vegetation at this location because the weather is too hostile for any kind of life to thrive at this place.

Walking ahead the path gets a little trickier as you find yourself walking on the edges of mountains and ridges and watch out for slippery paths too. This is one of the reasons why this trek is preferred by adventure lovers. 

Soon you will be able to spot Chandra river and we will start walking by its side and cross two glaciers beyond which lies our camping ground for today at Chatru.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Trekking Distance - 7 Km.
  • Trekking Time - 5 Hours.
  • Max Altitude - 12,900 ft.
  • Stay in camps

Today is the last day of the Hampta Pass Trek. A 7 hour drive through the hills will take you back to Manali, expected to arrive by 6 pm in the evening.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Driving Distance - 90 Km.
  • Driving Time - 7 Hours

By Air :-

Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs about Rs. 700- Rs1000. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air. The airliners that take you to this Airport are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher airlines, MDLR Airlines and Jagson Airlines, operating flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu.

By Road:-

Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi to Manali. Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in, Tip: Since Delhi Manali is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 6 pm. The last govt bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Manali to Delhi Like the onward journey, buses leave from Manali to Delhi between 4 and 5 p.m. Your tentative arrival at Delhi may be anywhere between 6 a.m and 10 a.m. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delays.

Inclusions :-

  1. Accommodation. (Home stay, Camping)
  2. Meals while on trek (Veg.+ Egg)
  3. Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dining tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
  4. All necessary permits and entry fees.
  5. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
  6. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff.
  7. Mules to carry the central luggage

Exclusions :-

  1. Any kind of personal expenses.
  2. Food during the transit.
  3. Insurance.
  4. Mules or porters to carry personal luggage.
  5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
  6. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.

Note : Normally THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERSexpect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.

Charges of offloading backpack:-

INR 1200/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance

INR 1500/- if you inform us after reaching Sankri

The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have a waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

Basics Gear
Back pack & rain cover (50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cover 20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stick Advisable (At least one)
Head torch 1 Nos.
Water bottle/Hydration pack 2 bottles of one litre each
  People who use hydration pack
  1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter
  Carry at least one thermos flask
Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor
Be comfy at the Hamta Pass Trek 
T-shirts 2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts 1 Nos.
Fleece jacket 1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather / Hollofil jacket 1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant) 1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower) 1 Pair
Trek pants 2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Poncho 1 Nos.
Think about your head
Sun cap 1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen cap 1 Nos.
Balaclava 1 Nos.
Neck-gaiters 1 Nos.
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.
        People who wear spectacles- 
  (A)- Use contact lenses. (Not for Chadar trek)
  (B)- Photo chromatic glasses. 
Mind your step
Trekking shoes 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops 1 Pair (Optional)
Cotton socks 5 pairs
Woollen socks 3 pairs
Gaiters 1 Pair (The Crazy Mountaineers team will notify you if required)
Keep these handy
Waterproof gloves 1 Pair
Fleece/woollen gloves 1 Pair
Personal Utilities
Sunscreen cream Hand sanitizer
Moisturiser Antibacterial powder
Toilet Paper & wipes Toothbrush and toothpaste
Lip balm Quick dry towe
In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: -

Cancellations prior to 24 days from the start of the trek

Book any other trek till one year or get 95% refund (Note: If the trek charges are more, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)

Cancellation between 24 days and 14 days to the start of the trek

Choose to go for the same trek, with any other batch, till year or get 70% refund

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the trek

Choose to go on the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch or get 50% refund.

Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek

Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend. No cash refund.

Note:-

  1. Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
  2. In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERS.
  3. THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERS holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.

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