Hampta Pass Trek Tour
Package Duration : 4 Nights / 5 Days
Pacakge Validity : N.A.
Destination Covered : Manali – Chika – Balu ka Ghera – Siagoru (crossing Hampta Pass) – Chatru – Chandratal – Manali
Package Cost : On Request
Day 1: Manali to Chika via Jobri
The trekking expedition starts from Manali to Jobra in vehicle. Manali is at an altitude of 6,726 ft. above sea level, so, it is a excellent place to acclimatize your body before start the trek. It takes an hour and forty hairpin bends to appear at Jobra at an altitude of 9, 800 ft.
The trek on foot initiates as of Allain Guhugal Hydel Project junction. Pass all the way through array of trees like maple, deodar, toss and oak. The sight is energizing. take pleasure in the meadows, fresh air, and take pics of the Rani Nallah. Continue in the direction of Chika which is at the end of the vast meadow. But, climbing the hill and descending along to Chika is a better and easier route. Chika camp site is a huge, spacious patch of green. The Rani River flowing in the focal point makes this place wonderful for setting up the tents.
Day 2: Chika to Balu ka Gera
On the 2nd day, relish a healthy breakfast and get all set for the day’s trek that will take you to Balu ka Gera at an altitude of 11, 900 ft. The trail is an simple one and can be accomplished with no any difficulty. You will find an whole stretch of the river’s right bank creased up with very old trees. Once you have reached the end of the tree cover, wait a instant and look back to marvel the whole range of Dhauladhar snow clad peaks in front of you.
afterwards, you will come crossways a stream. It is advisable to cross the watercourse in the morning hours as the existing is slow at this time. One can without difficulty skip on the stones to make the way to the differing side. By half day, you will reach Jwara. The gorgeous scenic privileged valley; amid huge snow clad rocks at one side and the valley drops along to the river on the other side. Enjoy snows melting into the river and cattle grazing the land. In front of the picture is snow-clad mountains and behind them lies the Hampta Pass.
Keep yourself on the left side and after a while you reach your today’s destination. The end of the path is Balu ka Gera, the name has not anything to do with the place. The place is covered with snow and greens whereas the name imply knoll of sand. But it is said that this place was shaped with the sands and dust deposited by the river. The distance that is enclosed today is around 8 km and the time span of 4-5 hours. Once at the campsite, relax, savor the tranquility and respect the scenery. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 3: Balu-Ka-Gera to Siagoru Crossing Hampta Pass
Start the day early as you a trek of about 9 hours. Split the journey in two halves, a steady ascent on moderate steep gradient to Hampta Pass (14,100 ft.), thence a sharp descent to Siagoru. pace on the riverside trail which takes you further to the base and then the real climb to the Hampta Pass takes place. The upright climb will take about 15 minutes of tremendous efforts and is truly unforgettable. The scenic beauty is perfect and takes away most of your pain. Do not overlook to take pictures. Spend some time, have your lunch and then get prepared for the next descent to Siagoru.
The descent is trickier than the journey to the pass. The decline is sheer therefor be cautious for the period of every step. You can also get down is either by descending down the slope or with the use of ropes for support. It is easy to spot Spiti from this point. In an hour and a half you will arrive at the base of the valley that will guide you to Siagoru. The valley is protected by snow clad mountains, and the side which is open is Siagoru’s trail. The campsite is also by the river side. You are going to feel affection for the place. The scenery is delightful. After walking for 14 km, you would be tired. So, relax here, in the circuit of nature.
Day 4: Siagoru to Chatru
After an early breakfast, start your day early. Start trekking, next to the river that can also be seen from your camp. The first half of your trek would be an simple descend but the other part of the trek would be annoying that consist of an extremely steep altitude. You might feel somewhat tired while passage the rock zone. Once you walk past the downward path, you can now see the huge valley of river Chandra.
Lying on the highway of Manali and Kaza, this river valley is 1000 feet above the sea level. whereas on one side you can see the barren great mountains, on the other you view snow-clad mountain peaks. There are a number of dhabas. Enjoy tasty food all through your trek. You have enclosed 8 km today in around 5 hours.
Chatru is a superb camping site; it is a consent of the three passes, Hampta, Rohtang and Spiti. Stay overnight in a camp.
Day 5: Chatru/ Chandratal to Manali
Today, the trekking tour comes to end. Before you bid good-bye and if the weather permits, drive up to the fabulous Chandratal Lake. Chandratal is located 14,000 above sea level and is 70 km from Chatru camp site. It will take seven hours to complete the trip and arrive at Manali.
The lake with crystal clear water is called Chandra Tal because it is shaped like a moon. delight your eyes to the fascinating outlook and feel the cool gentle wind while you standing surrounded by the mighty peaks. Put-up a prayer flag like other visiting people. Spend some time in delight after which you can carry on towards Manali, bringing an end to the tour.
You can visit Chandratal only in the summer months. If not, you will have to drive straight from Chatru to Manali and leave out Chandratal altogether.