Hampta Pass and Chandratal Lake Trek


Manali

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Duration
5 Days
Max Altitude
14100 ft m
Difficulty
Moderate
Low Temp
Night time: 0°C-7°C ° C
High Temp
Day time: 13°C-18°C; ° C

Overview

Himachal Pradesh is a quaint northern Indian state, surrounded by enchantingly picturesque terrain, all around. The majestic, snowy, Himalayan peaks, offer a stunning view. Himachal is a lofty terrain, wherein every pass leads to a lush green valley, which is a gateway to an all new world. The sloppy reaches are home to small villages and hamlets, known for hospitable and warm, simple, folk.  Many of these valleys and mountainous stretches of Himachal are the most favored destinations for adventure treks and hikes. Trekking, rafting, paragliding, name it, this beautiful town of Manali is the locale from where adventurers set foot on their travel and trail.

The Hampta Pass trek begins in Manali. This adventure trail to Hampta pass from Manali is exciting as it leads to enthralling meadows and green valleys. This trek across the river Rani, further leads to Chika, Balu ka Ghera, and Shea Gahru, through a stretch of tall forests of oak and alpine offering a totally spectacular view of the valley. These valleys are also home to abundant flora, speckled with colorful orchids and sprawling mountainous slopes of Himalayan cedar. The trek to Hampta pass, takes an idyllic route, through the placid and shimmering waters of the ‘Chandrataal’ lake, which is indeed a traveler’s delight. The trek from Manali to Hampta pass is rated easy to moderate on the difficulty scale and is recommended for most beginners and experienced trekkers, alike. This trek promises a thrilling and rousing adventure, spanning over 5 days. The most favorable time of the year, for the Hampta trek, are, the months of May, June and from August through to December.

 

Brief Itinerary

Day 0: Reach Manali and stay in a hotel and enjoy the day. There will be a short briefing in the evening by trek leader and team.

DAY 1: MANALI (2000M) – JOBRA(2707M) – CHIKHA(3000M) – DRIVE FROM MANALI TO JOBRA WHERE THE TREK BEGINS –THE TREK FROM JOBRA TO CHIKHA WILL TAKE AROUND 2 HOURS:

  


DAY 2: CHIKHA – BHALU KA GHERA (3600M) – THE TREK TO BHALU KA GHERA FROM CHIKHA WILL TAKE ABOUT 4 TO 5 HOURS:


DAY 3: BHALU KA GHERA – HAMPTA PASS (4300M) – SHEA GAHRU(3700M) – (6 TO 7 HOURS)



DAY 4: SHEA GAHRU – CHATRU (3300M) – (3 TO 4 HOURS) – CHANDRATAAL (4300M)


DAY 5: CHATRU (3300M)  -CHANDRATAAL LAKE / MANALI (2000M) :-


Itinerary

Day 0: Reach Manali and stay in a hotel and enjoy the day. There will be a short briefing in the evening by trek leader and team.

DAY 1: MANALI (2000M) – JOBRA(2707M) – CHIKHA(3000M) – DRIVE FROM MANALI TO JOBRA WHERE THE TREK BEGINS –THE TREK FROM JOBRA TO CHIKHA WILL TAKE AROUND 2 HOURS:

          The team will drive to Jobra from Manali, which takes 45-minute. Since Jobra is at a height of 2707 M, at times, some of the beginners might experience mountain sickness. Necessary precautions and medication prior to travel could also be advised for beginners. Also, keeping oneself well hydrated is advised. Jobra is a place known for natural beauty lined by woody trails of maple, oak and deodar trees. A great view of the Rani Nallah flowing through the lush green meadows is a welcome sight to the trekkers here. From Jobra, the team begins the trek to reach Chikha, which takes about 2 hours. Chikha is known to be surrounded by glorious grasslands all around. Speckled by wildflowers, these grasslands offer a pleasant view. This is where the trek team camp by night on the first day of the trek.


DAY 2: CHIKHA – BHALU KA GHERA (3600M) – THE TREK TO BHALU KA GHERA FROM CHIKHA WILL TAKE ABOUT 4 TO 5 HOURS:

  In the morning after breakfast, the trek team commences their onward journey from Chikha. They finally reach Bhalu ka Ghera in 4 to 5 hours. This place which is at an altitude of 3600m offers picturesque views of the Dauladhar range and the many majestic snow-capped peaks. The trek team stays at the camping site at Bhalu ka Ghera overnight.


DAY 3: BHALU KA GHERA – HAMPTA PASS (4300M) – SHEA GAHRU(3700M) – (6 TO 7 HOURS)

Early morning after breakfast, the trek team prepares on a long hike, with their destination being the Shea Gahru via Hampta Pass at 4300m. This is perhaps the most challenging and exciting day of the trek.  Finally, on reaching atop the Hampta Pass, the team feel triumphant, having reached their first high altitude pass(4300m). The amazing views of the Chandra valley and the awesomely beautiful barren mountains of Lahaul and Spiti present a spectacular sight here. They also get a glimpse of the lofty peaks of Deo Tibba and the Indrasan. The team further proceeds on a downhill journey to Shea Gahru, from Hampta Pass to our camping site which is at an altitude of 3700m.


DAY 4: SHEA GAHRU – CHATRU (3300M) – (3 TO 4 HOURS) – CHANDRATAAL (4300M)

 The team begins their onward trek from Shea Gahru to Chatru. Both these places, Shea Gahru and Chatru, are located by the Chandra river, within the Spiti valley. They wear a deserted look and the barren terrain gives a totally different view of the valley.  It takes about 3 to 4 hours to reach Chatru from Shea Gahru. Chatru is a confluence point of paths from Rohtang Pass, Hampta Pass, and Lahaul & Spiti. At Chatru, the trek team drives to Chandrataal lake. They reach Chandrataal or the ‘Moon lake’ in 2 to 3hours via Rohtang. The Chandrataal lake offers an awesome view. The blue, placid waters of the lake wear a touch of pristine serenity. The trek team camp by the Chandrataal lake overnight. This is the final day before they proceed back to Manali.


DAY 5: CHATRU (3300M)  -CHANDRATAAL LAKE / MANALI (2000M) :-

                On the day 5, the final day of the trek, you can either leave for Chandrataal lake which is situated 70 km from Chatru and will take approx. 2hours depending on the weather condition. The Chandrataal lake offers an awesome view. The blue, placid waters of the lake wear a touch of pristine serenity. This is the final day before they proceed back to Manali.  At Manali, the team begins their journey back to Delhi. With time on their hands, they might take up a short tour travel around Manali for some great views that the hill station offers before returning to Delhi.

Things to carry

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How to prepare

How to reach

How to reach by Air?

The nearest airport for Manali is Bhuntar, 50 km (Approx.) from Manali. Air India & Air Himalayas (9

Seater Non-Scheduled Flight) are having flights for Kullu. Air India having flights to Kullu from Delhi

Airport & Air Himalayas operates flights from Chandigarh Airport.


How to reach by Train?

The two nearest Railway Station for Manali are at Chandigarh (350 km.) and Ambala (360 km).

Onwards Journey can be traveled either by Chartered Taxis, Buses or by Air as Himalayan Bulls a

private 8 seater charter is available between Chandigarh & Kullu.


How to reach by Road?

You can also reach Manali by road. There are many Volvo buses running from Delhi and Chandigarh

daily. Delhi to Manali buses is available from RK Ashram Marg as well as ISBT Kashmiri gate. Chandigarh

to Manali Buses is available from Sector 43 Bus Stand.

FAQ

1. What is the style of accommodation in this trek?

Trekkers will be staying in tents for the entire duration of the trek. Each tent will be shared by three trekkers.


2. Will you provide us with tents and sleeping bags?


Yes, Indiahikes trekkers will be provided with tents and high altitude sleeping bags that can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC.

3. What will the temperature be like during the months of June and September?

Day temperatures in June/July at Hampta Pass go up to an average of 13°C -18°C. It may fall to 0°C and 7°C at nightfall. Temperatures in September will be slightly lower.


4. Which are the best seasons for the Hampta Pass trek?

June to September are the best months to go on this trek.


5. When will there be snow on this trek?

You will encounter snow on different parts of trail till early July. Once it rains, the snow melts away hence you’re unlikely to find it later in the season.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek

You can either transfer the same trek to any of your friends/family or get a voucher

for the same amount and register for any of our treks in future (validity 1

year) Or Get a refund of 90 %

(If the trek amount varies, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)


Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the trek

You can either choose to go for any other trek or other batches for the same trek

depending on availability Or Get a refund of 75%


Cancellation between 15 days and 10 days to the start of the trek

You can choose to go on the same trek with other batches in the same season

Or Get a refund of 50%

Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek

You can transfer your trek to your friend/family (same trek) No cash refund.

Trek Fee Per Person

₹9500

GST 5% is applicable on the fee.

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