6 day trek to Hampta pass and Chandretal

6 day trek to Hampta pass and Chandretal


Thu, Jul 02, 2015, 05:30 AM -  Thu, Jul 09, 2015, 05:30 AM

Contact details
Organiser : Anjali Rathore
Location details
Hampta Pass
Manali - Himachal Pradesh
About us

TRAVOLUTION invites you for Hampta Pass trek- the perfect trek to begin with your adventure in Himalayas. During this trek, we get an incredible view of rock faces, frosty valleys, thick pine forest, open meadows, adrenaline pumping waterway and pleasant as well as adventurous river crossing and trekking in snow. This trek offers a frequently changing scenic view and atmospheric conditions. 
What is a pass? Pass is route that connects two valleys. Hampta Pass connects Kullu valley and Lahaul valley. It is located in Manali region at an altitude of 14,100 ft.

Region :- Himanchal (Manali) 
Duration :- 6 days 
Grade :- Easy to Moderate 
Max Altitude :- 14,100 Ft.

Brief itinerary
30th June, Tuesday (Mumbai to Delhi):
All the participants will gather at Mumbai central station and catch Rajdhani express or Duronto express for Delhi.

1st July, Wednesday (Delhi to Manali):
Reach Delhi and catch Volvo bus to Manali.

Day 1, 2nd July, Thursday (Acclimatization):
Reach Manali early morning and spend a day in Manali for acclimatization and rest. Participants will be taken acclimatization walk in evening and get a chance for shopping around.

Day 2, 3rd July, Friday ( Jobra to Camp 1 -Jwara):
Participants will travel to Jobra (9,700ft) which is where the trek begins by crossing a manmade bridge made up of concrete. We will pass through the forest having coniferous trees for half an hour and reach into an open valley which offers breath taking views. Walk for an hour on the flatland and then gradual ascend begins. Entire trek is besides flowing river. After an hours climb, we cross the river to reach Jwara, our campsite for the day. 

Day 3, 4th July, Saturday (Camp 1-Jwara to Camp 2-Balu ke Gera):
An easy trek today. The trek offers changing landscape views, parallel to the river. There may be few snow patches to cross. After reaching campsite we can enjoy the view of snow field spread ahead; to be trekked next day. Balu ke Gera is famous for brown bears and during winters all the brown bears come over here and hibernate. 

Day 4, 5th July, Sunday (Camp 2-Balu ke Gera to Camp 3-Shea Gora)
Today is the big day. We will be crossing Hampta pass(14,100ft) to reach Shea Gora(13,000ft). During early morning snow will be hard, as the day progresses, snow will start to get loose. Ascend is gradual. The route offers view of Indrasan peak to our right. At half way, steep ascent on snow begins which takes us to Hampta pass. We take half an hour break on the pass to have lunch. The descent into the Lahaul valley is steep and sudden with magnificent views. A huge glacier spreads on the bottom till the Indrasan peak. The best part of the descend is sliding on snow for around 200 feet, after which we reach camp.
Temperature at camp will drop below zero at night. 

Day 5, 6th July, Monday (Shea Gora to Chhatru village and drive to Chandretal lake)
We start early in morning, cross the river which is seen from campsite. Gradual descent begins and soon we will have Chandra valley in sight. 
From Chhatru village ( 11,100ft.) we board bus which will take us to Chandretal lake in two hours. During bus ride view snow clad peaks on one side and barren mountains on other side. After the ride we trek for 1 hour to reach Chandretal, the moon lake. There are no words to describe its beauty. We camp near the lake at night and celebrate the completion of trek

Day 6, 7th July, Tuesday 
Drive from Chandretal to Manali and depart for Delhi. The ride to Manali takes around 7 hours covering 190kms via Chhatru and Rohtang Pass. 

8th July, Wednesday 
Reach Delhi in morning and depart for Mumbai or wer respective city

• Ex-Manali: Rs.9800 (last day to book is 10th May)
• Ex-Delhi: Rs.11,800 (last day to book is 10th May)
• Ex-Mumbai: Rs. 14,800 (last day to book is 30th April)

Inclusions :- 
• AC train from Mumbai to Mumbai and Volvo bus from Delhi to Delhi, depending on your choice of reporting place
• Accommodation. (Camping)
• Meals while on trek (Veg.) (Egg)
• Trek equipment, expertise and Permits
• Transport from Manali to Jobra and return Chatru to Manali 

• Any kind of personal expenses and insurance
• Food during the transit from Delhi and to Delhi
• Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
• Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Inclusions”.

Note: Normally we expect you to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don’t want to carry your backpack, you can give it to porter, but you have to inform us in advance and have to pay Rs. 300/- extra per day per bag.

For further inquiry, please contact

E-mail: worldtravolution@gmail.com

--- Send your money to following account: 
Name - Krishna Kuya 
Bank – IDBI, New Panvel 
Account no: 1171 0400 008 0556 
ISFC code – IBKL0000023

How to travel till Manali:
By Air: Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. 
By Road: Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will reach Manali in 12 - 14 hours. Most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 6 pm. 

Please Carry:
• Back pack (at least 60 litre capacity) with comfortable shoulder straps, frame, and back pack cover (line the bag with polythene).
• Waterproof Trekking shoes –Mandatory high ankle with good grips, (Recommended Quechua). 
• 2 synthetic /waterproof Track Pants (Do not bring shorts, tight jeans, Capris.) T-shirts - 3 full sleeve, Jackets and sweaters, thermal Inners, cotton and woollen socks, water proof hand gloves.
• Sun protection cream, Sun Cap, Sun glasses, lip balm, cold cream and personal toiletries
• People who wear spectacles- Use contact lenses or Photo chromatic glasses. 
• Head Torch with extra batteries. 
• 2 Water bottle- one litre each.
• Personal Medical Kit.
• Walking Stick – Mandatory (At least one).


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