|cost||INR 11000 Inc. of all taxes T&C*|
|best time||June- October|
|group size||max. 12|
We expect you to report at Manali bus stand at 8 Am in the morning, after having breakfast at Manali we would take a cab to Jobra. The trek initiates from Allain Guhugal Hydel Project site. The trail is a narrow one and goes through the forest of pine trees. A variety of trees like maple, deodar, toss and oak can also be spotted on this trail. The sight is very refreshing. The trail is a very easy and well-marked, and approx. 1 km into it you will find yourself at a spot where the view changes into the lush green meadow strewed with small rocks with Rani Nallah flowing in centre of valley closed from two sides. Crossing over the Rani Nallah using the wooden bridge to follow the trail which is on the true right of Rani nallah now. You may spot some horses grazing in this meadow which make it a perfect setting for some beautiful photographs. Chika camp site is a huge, flat & spacious green patch. With Rani Nallah flowing by the side makes it a perfect spot for setting up the tents. The space allows us to have some good activities around the place.
Today’s trek is pretty amazing in its own ways and thrilling as we have to cross a couple of water streams on the way. The trail stays on the true right of the river for most part of the day. The initial climb is through boulders and rocks. We will Walk along the Rani river into a valley dotted with tiny multi-coloured flowers. The valley receives a huge amount of annual rainfall and that makes it flourishing with flowers around the monsoon season. The green trail turns brown & rock strewed as we near Balu Ka Gera. Balu ka gera is the point from where the steep climb to Hampta pass begins. It is a level ground made up of the sand and dust brought down by the river. In the vicinity is a huge pool of water made from the glacial melts. The site is windy which make the temperature feel even lower than actual. We will Pitch our tents and camp at Balu Ka Gera.
We will have to start very early to have the advantage of daylight. This pass is one of the nasty one & the weather can be very unpredictable. The trek begins by encircling the pool of water to enter the partially dried up glacial river bed. The climb is very tiring all the way up to Hampta pass. Walking at a steady pace and building up rhythm will help. The pass could be difficult to identify and in bad weather, it gets even more tough to stick to the route. As you cross the pass you enter the Lahaul region & change in the scenery is very contrasting. The trail is completely downhill from Hampta pass. This trail is steep & not very easy to negotiate as the trail is poorly marked so staying together with the team is very important and we have to be more careful while descending. After some walking, you will be able to spot the campsite of Shea Goru far in the distance in the direction of river flow. The last 1 km to the site is mostly flat. Shea Goru in local language means “Cold Street”. It is indeed very cold here owing to the wind chill factor of this place. Camp stay in Shea Goru.
We would start after breakfast early in the morning. The days trek begins with the crossing of river which is flowing by the campsite. Now, crossing this river is one hell of an experience in itself. Half of the trek is easy descent, after descending you will see the large valley of river Chandra, which is a pleasant sight while walking. Eventually, we will Reach Chatru which is the road head. From Chatru, board taxi for a road journey to Chandratal. Reach Chandratal by late afternoon. After spending some time at Chandratal return to Chatru by the evening. Camp in Chhatru. Please note that the road to Chandratal is closed at times due to landslides or snow. In case the road is found closed the Chandratal drive will not be done.
We Start from the camps early to avoid the traffic jam at Rohtang La. After breakfast start the road journey for Manali over Rohtang Pass. Reach Manali by evening.
Hampta pass stands at a considerable height of more than 4300 meters, and the trail is mixed with walking across rivers, climbing steep snow sections, and camping in remote locations. For anyone trekking, for the first time this could be a greater challenge, still with the right mental and physical fitness it could be done,train yourself for it.
Manali has a good number of ATM around the place. We suggest you to keep some cash handy at all times while on the trek.
Hampta pass lies in Manali region, which is a famous hill station in Himachal Pradesh and it is totally safe for girls and women for trekking and exploring, the people of the mountains are courteous and our team at HW will take utter precautions to keep you from any harm.
The location of the pass is very remote and that makes it full of wildlife, though Himalayan terrains make it very difficult to spot wildlife sometimes.Some species like Himalayan Golden eagle, brown bear, barking deer, flying squirrels,Leopards and the most famous in the area is Himalayan Black Bear.
Hampta pass remains closed for winters due to heavy snowfalls, it could be accessed at remaining all the times from month of May to October.
Manali has a rich market and almost everything could be purchased here including gears for climbing.
The network reception is very unreliable after Jobra, there is no reception on the trail until descend on the other side of the pass.
It is allowed to shoot and record with your basic camera that includes point and shoot, SLR, DSLR.
Yes, the local people are very humble and polite to all visitors, and they give great respect to their culture and tradition respecting it, one can always find himself close to the local people.
|October 11, 2019 October 15, 2019|
|October 18, 2019 October 22, 2019|
Department of Tourism, Government Of Uttarakhand
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