Region – Kullu and Spiti Valley
Total Duration – 4 Nights / 5 Days
Grade – Moderately difficult
Maximum Altitude – 4227 m/ 14600 ft
Best Season – Mid June to October
Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite
Food – On trek – All meals included
Distance – 50 KM.
Things to Pack:
Rucksack, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes, a warm jacket,warmer, woollen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, raincoat, extra socks, water bottle, torch, cold cream, sunscreen, toilet soap, towel, walking Stick medicines that you usually use.
Rates are excluding GST of 5%
Note that the cost would vary for customized group according to their requirements
Hampta is the eastern – most pass on the Pir Panjal range which divides the valleys of lahul, Spiti and Kullu. This trek route is the shortest line between the Chandra and Beas rivers and was the favored route before the road over the Rohtang Pass was constructed. Hampta Chandra Taal trek is surrounded by magnificent Himalayan peaks, Deo Tibba, Indra Asan, and Indra Kila. Hampta pass is a popular destination for trekkers & campers accessible on foot from sethan about 5 days. This is one of the most beautiful and feasible trek for all trekkers, Leads through the meadow of flowers, pine forest, oak and Rhodo, Over the Hampta pass 4200 mtrs to arid and dry Chandra valley as Compare to kullu Valley. First reach manali, drive to Prini. Trek starts through Prini village, ascending to jobdi nala via taxi offers extensive view of the Kullu valley. Easy walk of two hour to the campsite just after the road head. The trail begins by flat from jobri nala to chhika walking through the forest of Mapple, Silver Fir, Pine and Oak, paved by the grass and stone and fields of the wild flowers. One can have à cup of tea in a small teahouse on the way, which will refresh you. a gentle ascending walk of an hour ends at the first days camp site- Chikka(3500m.). A pleasant meadow between high bluffs, just above the tree line: common to see a couple of gujjar encampments there. Stay at beautiful campsite in chhika. As we start on the following day, after an hour once have to cross the river than hiking through zigzag uphill on snow and moraines brings you to the balu ka ghera camp site after full day trek. Balu ka ghera offers magnificent evening and twilight views that one cannot forget .High altitude valley often have great lights in the evening and mornings. Next day the trail begins to ascend towards the mighty Hamta pass from balu ka ghera to shea gohru camp. As we go higher to 4000m.the oxygen level starts to decrease and weather can cause any situation. The trail is steep incline till the pass on ice, snow, along glacial lakes and rocky valley. After the incline and passing over the hampta pass, one can enjoy the view of magnificent Himalayan peaks, Deo Tibba, Indra Asan, Indra Kila. The view of the north – Lahul and spiti is Amazing.2000 feet straight below is the Hampta stream, emerging from the hampta glacier to the east and flowing north wards to the Chandra valley. Descent is initially very steep, but then it is a lovely walk of about three hours on the alpine grasslands on right bank of hampta to the Chandra River. In between descending down one can have snow slides alongside on the route. As we arrive at shea gohru landscape is quite different and desolate. Shea gohru is located aside of a river and has very cold temperature with strong winds which makes this place coldest campsite of the whole trek. The trail from Shea Gohru to Chatru (3360m) descends towards the left bank of the river and have to cross it once. Soon the Chandra River and distant valley of Lahul/ Spiti come in to view. After 5 hours of descending to river bank slopes down from the high cliffs all around chatru, is an ideal location for the end of the day. Rest at Chhatru till next day. In the morning after breakfast drive to Chandra Taal Lake. Take magnificent scenery of the lake surrounded by bald peaks vast meadows on the banks of the lake, is a perfect site to explore and hang around. Drive back to chatru. Drive to Manali through Chandra valley over Rohtang pass (4050 m.) the gateway between Lahul/ Spiti and Kullu “valley of the Gods” Descending by snake-curved road through the pasture of wild flowers and forest of silver Oak, Fir, Popular and waterfalls will accompany till Manali.
Fix Departure tariff 7,500/- excluding GST of 5%
Tariff For Customized Group Per Person
8,999/- (above 15 Participants)
9,999/- (11 – 15 Participants)
11,999/- (7 – 10 Participants)
21,999/- (4 – 6 Participants)
29,599/- (2 – 3 Participants)
Day 1: Reporting Manali.(1800m)
10Am Reporting – Orientation & Briefing of the trek
Trek from Manali/ Jobri(2600m) to Chikka(2960m/8960ft; 5 hrs) (approx. 9kms)
10:00 AM Move to sethan the last roadhead via taxi from reporting point manali. Start trekking from jobri nallah. Than cross the stream and keep walking aside the river till Chhika. First day of the trek is easy through wild forests of oak, birch and fir trees.
Day 02: Chikka – Balu Ka Ghera(3300m/11096 ft; 6 to 7 hrs)Approx 8-9 kms
Timings as same as the previous day. After a wholesome and nourishing breakfast, set on an easy trekking trail that is supremely impressive! Today, you’ll experience the true beauty of the Himalayas as you set eyes for the very first glimpse of towering snow-capped peaks.Chhika to Balu ka Ghera is a moderate trek about 5-7 hours. In between we have to cross the freezing river once on the way and climb the gradual hike. These are the Dhauladhar ranges, the outer Himalayan chain of mountains. Walk through flowering meadows and valleys that create a delightful picture-perfect scenery for you to revel in. Cross a log bridge; over a fast flowing mountain stream, cautiously to arrive at Balu ka Ghera, the hibernating grounds for the great Himalayan brown bear followed by overnight stay in camps. Balu ka Ghera is a beautiful camping site with mesmerizing sunsets.
Day 03: Balu Ka Ghera – Hampta Pass(4227m)- Shea Gohru (3600 m/ 12000ft ; 9 – 10hrs)Approx 9 – 10 kms
This days trek is the hardest, because you trek steep incline till the pass and then the downhill to the next camp at Shea Gohru. The beauty at the top of the pass is unforgetable and one can see the valley below from where he had started. The altitude of the pass is pretty much high as 4227m. so one could have breathing problems, but not to worry we have all the medical facilities such as portable oxygen cylinders, pulsemeters and medical kits with trained guides. Once we have crossed the pass we enter into the totally different valley of Lahoul and Spiti. The camp is just few hours below the pass. The downhill has loose rocks on the way so one has to be careful while walking downwards. Shea Gohru is a beautiful location but with strong winds and freezing nights.
Day 04: Shea Gohru (3600m.) – Chatru(3300m.) -Chandratal lake (4300m.) (6 – 7hrs)Approx 6 – 7 km
From Shea gohru we have to cross the river once and descend alongside the river on the stone slopes. After reaching to the base of the mountain the route is flat and have to cross the stream via a temporary bridge made by the trekkers. Soon the road will appear which will lead you to chatru. After lunch visit to Chandratal Lake by taxi. Spend some time taking pictures, explore around the beauty of majestic lake. The Chandra Tal Lake will serve as the main attraction for the day! A high altitude moon-shaped lake, it is located at an altitude of 14,100ft and is a delight for the visitors. Exploring and discovering the stunning beauty of the lake. Head back to Chatru where we will stay overnight.
Day 05: Chatru(3300m) - Manali (1800m) 7-8 hours
In the morning after breakfast wind up the camp and start back to Manali via Rohtang pass. After reaching at manali group will break and head towards their willing destinations.
What is included in the tour
- Local transport during Trek
- Highly Advanced and qualified Guide from Himalaya Destinations
- Skilled Local Guide who has ample knowledge of the route
- Vegetarian meals on the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
- Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff.
- Porters/mules for carrying common equipments (like rations/tents/utensils/)
- Equipment’s – Tents on sharing basis / Sleeping bags / Sleeping Mattress/ Sleeping bag Inner
- While on trek all meals will be provided. Meals will be freshly prepared and will be a mix of Indian, Chinese & Continental.
- Basic First aid Kit with portal oxygen.
- Forest Permits and camping charges.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Personal Porters for carrying trekker’s backpacks
- Personal trekking equipments – like trekking poles or sleeping bag liners
- Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation
- Purchases of personal natures (like mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)
- Food to/from the trailhead.