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Hampta Pass & Chandrataal Trek

Name: Hamta Pass and Chandrataal

Location: Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Level: Moderate

Cost: INR 12,700

Duration: 8D/7N

Height: 13,800 feet

Pick Up/Drop: Delhi

BRIEF ITINERARY:

Day 1: Departure from New Delhi by 5 PM for Manali via Volvo.

Day 2: Reporting and Acclimatization at Rumsu.

Day 3: Rumsu to Chikka.

Day 4: Chikka to Balu ka Ghera.

Day 5: Balu ka Ghera to Hamta Pass. Descend to Balu Ka ghera.

Day 6: Shia Ghoru to Chandrataal to Chatru.

Day 7: Jeep Ride from Chatru to Rumsu base camp. Departure at 4 PM.

Day 8: Arrival at New Delhi by 8 AM.

 

DETAILED ITINERARY:

 

Day 1: Departure from New Delhi by 5 PM for Manali via Volvo.

Participants have to board their bus from R K Ashram Marg, New Delhi at 5:00 pm. Make sure your train/flight arrives in Delhi before 1:00 pm so there is enough buffer time to board your bus. Meals are not covered during bus travel.
 

Day 2 : Reporting at Rumsu base camp and Acclimatization walk.

All the participants will report at Rumsu base camp by 8 AM and will undergo registration process. Freshening up and breakfast will happen at the base camp. Post breakfast we will go for an acclimatization walk.

Lunch at 1 PM. Post lunch orientation. Orientation will cover all the general instructions that could be helpful for the trek like backpacking, marching technique and medical awareness. Post snacks we will have an ice breaking session.

Overnight stay at Rumsu base camp.
 

Day 3: Rumsu 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.
 

Day 4: 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.
 

Day 5: 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.
 

Day 6: Shia Ghoru to Chandrataal to Chatru.

After morning breakfast we will start the trek to Chatru. The beautiful view of the valleys of Lahaul and Spiti are not to be missed during the trek. The mountains of Pir Panjal and Spiti ranges adds to the beauty. Chatru is a meeting point of roads coming from Rohtang Pass, Hampta Paas and Spiti. Jeep safari to Chandrataal from Chatru . Myths say that Yudhishthir, the eldest Pandava was called to heaven from Chandra Taal. Overnight camping at Chatru.
 

Day 7: 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. Certificate distribution.Departure after 4 PM from Rumsu base camp for New Delhi.
 

Day 8: Arrival at New Delhi.

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Include –

  • Volvo tickets | Semi Sleeper(Delhi to Manali and Manali to Delhi)

  • Stay(Tent stay)

  • Sleeping bag.

  • Sleeping mat.

  • Meals(Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner).

  • Professional guide.

  • Forest permit.

  • Personnel Insurance.

  • Rucksack(65 liters) with cover.

  • Plate, mug and spoon

Exclude:

  •  GST @5% of the tour Cost

  • Meal during bus journey

  •  Cost of Emergency

  •  Personal Porter Charges

  •  Bottled water.

  •  Any personal expense.

 

Cancellation Policy

  • 15 days and less nil refund.

  • 16 days to 30 days 50% refund.

  • 30 days to 60 days 75% refund

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