Hampta Pass and Chandratal Trek

  • Trip Code : TRP333
  • Location : Himachal Pradesh
  • Days : 5 Days
  • Level : Medium
  • Season : Jun-Oct
  • Trip Start : Manali
  • Trip End : Manali
  • Trip Cost : Rs. 8900/-
  • Transport Charge : 1900
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Description

The Chandratal Lake Trek with Hampta Pass is one of the most beautiful treks and offers almost everything that one wishes to see on Himalayas. It can offers you the incredible views of open meadows, adrenaline pumping waterways, glacial valleys, snow, thick pine forest and adventure of a high altitude pass. The Hampta Pass trek connects beautiful Kullu valley to Lahaul valley and full of various changing Landscapes. The Chandratal is a high altitude alpine lake and a camper´s paradise. The Chandratal Lake is at the doorstep of the Lahaul and Spiti valley. Tourists from all over the world come here to nurture their soul and mind and cherish nature´s beauty. Hampta Pass trek is considered as an easiest trek in Himachal Pradesh.

Hampta Pass and Chandratal Trek is one of the most beautiful treks in the Manali region. The trail of Chandratal Lake goes through the alpine and the orchards to a height of 4270m at Hamta Pass. It has a close view of Deo Tibba and Indrasan peaks. Trek continues along the Chandra River and gives an approach to Spiti from Lahoul. It is situated at an altitude of 4270m and is a crescent shaped lake of 2.5km. It has large meadow, views of Mulkila mountain range, Samudra Tapu Glacier and provides a spectacle of peace and serenity. We can continue trek to the Baralacha-La at an altitude of 4833 meters. The trek is full of ups and downs, high altitude passes and valleys. It is a gateway of tradition of Buddhism in Lahaul and Spiti valley. The historic story associated with this place is that Yama took Yudhishthira to heaven through this place & it is source of Chandra River.

Chandratal Trek is an additional trek with Hampta Pass trek. Hampta Pass trek is also full of open meadows, glacial valleys, adventures and dark pine forests. It is a high altitude trek has experience of high Himalayan adventure. It is about 4 days trek and you can add one more day exciting long trip to Chandratal an alpine lake with deep blue color. This trek will give you the experience of adventures of two treks at one go. This is the trek in Himachal Pradesh region. The means of Himachal Pradesh is ´In the lap of Himalayas´ and it has more than 200 defined trekking trails. This is one of the most trekked states in India and has pristine snow clad mountains with natural beauty.

Itinerary

DAY 01 : MANALI - JOBRA – CHIKHA [DISTANCE- 45 MINUTES DRIVE / ALTITUDE- 3000 METERS CHIKHA / TREK TIME- 2 HRS ]
OVERNIGHT STAY IN TENTS

We will start the trek on first day from Manali to Chikha via Jobra by vehicle. From Jobra throughout the trail you will see the pleasant change in the vegetation at every step and walk through a very pleasant landscape. Chikha is a beautiful meadow. The trail is full of a wide variety of pines, spruce, deodar, chestnut and maple trees.

DAY 02 : CHIKHA - BALU KA GERA [ DISTANCE- ABOUT 26 KM / TREK TIME- 4-5 HRS / ALTITUDE- 3600 METERS BALU KA GERA ]
OVERNIGHT STAY IN TENTS

Next day, the trail continues through the boulders and rough terrain. After following the left bank of the river you will see a beautiful place Balu ka Gera at your right hand side. This hike will take about 3.5 to 4 hrs trekking. Stay overnight in tents.

DAY 03 : BALU KA GERA - HAMPTA PASS - SHEA GORU [ DISTANCE- 10.5 KM / ALTITUDE- 3700 METERS SHEA GORU AND 4300 METERS HAMPTA PASS / TREK TIME- 6-7 HRS ]
OVERNIGHT STAY IN TENTS

On the next day, the trail start early in the morning and goes along the river side and tiny yellow and orange flowers give a pleasant, amazing view to the river. Third day trek can be broken in to two parts, one is Balu ka Gera to Hampta Pass (4300m) gives a different experience and other is Hampta Pass to Shea Goru (3700m).

DAY 04 : SHEA GORU - CHATRU - CHANDRATAL [ DISTANCE- 6 KM SHEA GORU TO CHATRU AND FURTHER DEPENDING ON THE CONDITIONS OF THE ROAD / ALTITUDE- 4300 METERS CHANDRATAL AND 3300 METERS CHATRU / TREK TIME- 3-4 HRS AND 2-2.5 HRS DRIVE ]
OVERNIGHT STAY IN TENTS

Day forth, you start to move alongside the river and have to move about one hour to get see the Chatru road. . You have to walk between the mountains. We move through the long scree and boulders. After reaching the Chatru we will take vehicle to move towards the Chandratal.

DAY 05 : CHANDRATAL - MANALI [ DRIVE- 5-6 HRS / ALTITUDE- 2000 METERS MANALI ]

There is a beautiful drive in the Himalayas from Chandratal to Manali. This will be the end of the trip. There are many attractive views of mountains of Himalayas. We will take drive from Manali to Dehradun.

Price

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Professionally trained & experience guides
  • Accommodationin in standard rooms & tents
  • Good quality Camping arrangements
  • Equipments during the trek (Sleeping Bags, Mattress, Kitchen and Dining Tents, Utensils)
  • All necessary entry fees and permits
  • First Aid and Medical Kits
  • Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg)
  • Transport: Manali to Manali Return.

PRICE EXCLUSIONS

  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Food during the transit.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned above

LIST OF ESSENTIALS

  • T-shirts
  • Trekking Pants
  • Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood
  • Warm Fleece
  • Thermal inner wear
  • Woollen cap
  • Woollen gloves
  • muffler
  • Hiking shoes
  • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
  • Poncho
  • Water bottle
  • Cap / Hat
  • Sun Glasses
  • Trekking pole
  • Torch
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