Hampta Pass and Chandrataal Trek

6 Days 5 Nights
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Hamta Pass is one of the most amazing treks for beginners to Himalayan trekking. Although a moderate trek, it rewards one with amazing views of peaks rising above 6000 m, beautiful waterfall of chikka, the flat green meadows Jwara, vertical rock towers and much more. The trek route is remarkably rich with vegetation has lot of scenic landscapes.The pass at an elevation of 14000 feet has been a very old trade route, connecting Lahaul’s Chandra Valley and Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. The trek also offers a contrast from the lush green valley of Kullu to dry and arid valley of Spiti. The visit to Chandrtaal Lake completes adds another satisfying element in terms of view to the trek.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION   Rumsu/Manali
DEPARTURE TIME   10:00AM
INCLUDED
Camping Charges Accommodations
Meals Professional Trek guide
Safety equipment. Personal Insurance
Rucksack – 60 liters Gaiters
Gst 5%.
NOT INCLUDED
Personal Expenses
Transportation and food to and from the base camp
First day transportation
Cost of Emergency

Important Documents

Medical Certificate (signed by a registered MBBS doctor)
NOC form (by trekker)
Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar card/Driving License/Passport)

Trek Info

Min Age: 14+
Height : 4270 mt
Batch Size : 30
Level : Moderate
Season : June

How to Reach Rumsu ?

By Bus/taxi: Take a bus headed towards Manali from Delhi/Chandigarh and get down at Patlikuahal stop(20 km before Manali) and take a taxi to Rumsu. Taxi charges are Rs 500-700 per vehicle (7 seater)

Free Pick Up facility is provided by Kailashrath Treks till 9 AM for Rumsu base camp at Patlikuhal.

Things To Carry in Hampta Pass:

    • Trekking shoes: Carry waterproof trekking shoes with good grip and ankle support. Do not carry sports shoes.
    • Three layers of warm clothes: Carry two or three-layer jackets, fleece jackets and a padded jacket.
    • Two/Three trek pants: Carry light cotton trek pants. Denim/jeans and shorts are not suitable for trekking.
    • Three t-shirts (collared/dri-fit): Full sleeved t-shirts that prevent sun burns on the neck and arms. Carry one or two dri-fit t-shirts.
    • Thermals: Carry thermals (top and bottom).
    • Sunglasses: Sunglasses are mandatory. There will be lot of snow on the trek and can cause snow blindness.
    • Cap: At high altitude, the sun is extra harsh so carry a cap to protect yourself.</s pan><i
    • Water proof hand gloves: Carry water proof gloves and avoid woollen gloves as they will get wet if you touch snow.
    • Socks (3-4 pairs) and a pair of woollen socks: Apart from two sports socks, you can take a pair of woollen socks for the night.
    • Headlamp/LED torch: Mandatory
    • Raincoat/Ponchos: At high altitudes, snowfall and rain are quite common and it’s mandatory to carry a poncho so that you don’t get wet. The trek will continue as planned even during rainfall.
    • Lunch box and water bottle: Every participant should have their personal lunch box and a water bottle [insulated type recommended].

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1

Arrival at Manali

First Day is kept for rest and an acclimatisation walk. For reaching base camp on time, one should board a bus for Manali with reaching time before 9am either from Delhi or Chandigarh. Get down 20km before at a junction called “Patli-kuhal”. Our cabs are already present there from 7am to 9am to take you to Rumsu base camp. Participants coming after 9am have to take a share cab for Rumsu base camp by their own.

Once you reach Camp, you will undergo registration process and then for an acclimatisation walk. After walk participants will be distributed Trekking bags, Microspikes( help you to walk on ice), Gaiters( to prevent snow enter your shoes) and trekking sticks.

2

Drive to Hamta dam and trek to Chikka

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.

3

Chikka to Balu ka Ghera

After morning breakfast we will start the trek for Balu Ka Ghera. Trek duration is around 4 to 5 hours from Chikka to Balu ka Ghera scaling 11900 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

4

Balu Ka Ghera to Shia Ghoru.

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.

5

Shia Ghoru to Chandrataal to Chatru.

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.

6

Jeep Ride from Chatru to Rumsu base camp. Departure at 4PM.

After morning breakfast we will start the jeep ride to Manali via Rohtang Pass. We will be reaching by 1pm. But sometime due to traffic and all participants can get late so if you are booking return bus to Delhi/Chandigarh make sure it is after 7pm.

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