Hampta Pass Trek

5 Days 4 Nights
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Hampta Pass is a passageway in the upper Himalayan Pir Panjal Range that connects Kullu Valley with Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal. This glacial spot is located at an altitude of 4270 m above MSL in the lap of wild nature, away from human settlements, which makes it one of the favorite natural places for trekking and camping.

The Trek starts from Hamta Dam, follows through the lush green meadow of Chikka campsite, continues to vast patch of snow covered landscape and takes one atop of Hamta Pass which offers some of the most amazing of both the valleys – Manali and Spiti.

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: 12+
Height : 4270 mt
Batch Size : 30
Level : Moderate
Season : May-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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  • Batch 01:   10th May – 14th May – 20 seats left
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1

Reporting at base camp in 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 Hamta Pass and descend to Jwara.

Today’s trek starts early as we will try covering the maximum snow patch before sun rise. The trek route from Balu Gehra towards Hamta Pass is a moderate climb, scaling 4,200 meters. The trek route is covered with snow, so starts by 6 am in the morning from Balu ka Gera. It takes around 4 to 5 hours to reach the top of the Hamta Pass.
We will then descend back to Jwara camp site. Overnight stay at Jwara.

5

Descend to Hamta Dam and departure from Manali

After morning breakfast we will start our descend to Hamta dam via the same route.The descend is normal and takes around 5 hours. Jeep Ride to Manali. Participants can take departure from Manali by 5 PM.

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