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.
Trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal Lake, Introduction to trekking gear, ropes and knots session, Campfire, Games, Tent Pitching, Rafting at Kullu.
Reporting at Delhi before 4 pm. Board in HRTC Buses at 5 pm.
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.
After morning breakfast we will start the day’s 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.
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.
Today’s 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.
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.
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.
Enjoy rafting in morning. Spend leisure time in Manali Town. At 5 pm board to HRTC Bus for Delhi.
Reach Delhi in morning and start return journey to Mumbai by Flight/ Train.
Expensive Jewelry, Walkmans or Radio, Cellular Phone, Electronic Games, Junk Food, Cold Drinks
Expensive Jewelry, Walkman/Radio, IPod, Mobile Phone, Electronic Games, Junk Food, Snacks or Cold Drinks, Medicine (Except special medication prescribed by Doctor).
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).