Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek
Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India
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2017
Sat, 29 Jul, 2017
20
Sun, 30 Jul, 2017
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Sat, 05 Aug, 2017
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Sun, 06 Aug, 2017
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Sat, 12 Aug, 2017
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Date
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2017
Sat, 29 Jul, 2017
20
Sun, 30 Jul, 2017
20
Sat, 05 Aug, 2017
20
Sun, 06 Aug, 2017
20
Sat, 12 Aug, 2017
20
Sun, 13 Aug, 2017
20
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  • Trip introduction

    The Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek is one of the best treks in the Himalayas, and also one of the most popular. Reaching as high as 14,000 feet, but suitable for fit first-timers, this five-day Hampta Pass trek itinerary takes you on a picturesque adventure. You'll start in the lush environs of Manali, and trek through pine forests and into the more stark landscape of Spiti. The third day involves a rather demanding climb up the Hampta Pass, which will be well worth it when you see the breathtaking views. But the highlight is the visit to Chandratal at the end. Chandratal is a spectacular blue lake that sparkles like a gem in the midst of the stark terrain. You'll have some time to explore the surrounding area and take plenty of photographs before heading back to Manali.

    Destination

    Beginning right from the base camp at Manali, you are in for a picturesque adventure on this Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek. As you trek, you will go past lush pine forests, sprawling green meadows with cattle grazing, and have views of spectacular peaks all around. There are streams to cross and tricky boulder-strewn landscapes to negotiate, but the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek is one that offers more rewards than challenges.

    Destination highlights

    • Camp at gorgeous campsites with stunning views
    • Conquer a high mountain pass at 14,000 feet
    • See the landscape change from the green Kullu valley to the stark Spiti valley
    • Visit the iconic Chandratal Lake

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    You have to be above 16 years of age to participate in the expedition.

    Drinking is strictly prohibited while on the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek. In case of misconduct, the supplier reserves the right to discontinue the trip.

    Participants are requested to carry valid photo ID proof.

    Only those with valid and confirmed bookings are allowed to stay at the campsite.

    The departure timings for the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek are sacrosanct. The team will depart at the appointed time, regardless of late arrivals. There is no refund for those who miss the trek due to late arrival.

    No pickup or drops will be done en route.

    Cancellation policy

    If cancelled 30 days or more before the departure of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek, 70% of the trek fees is refunded.

    Cancellations made between 15-30 days before the departure of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek, 50% of the trek fees is refunded.

    Cancellations made 0-15 days before the departure of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: No refund.

    No refund for late arrival or no show.

    If travellers arrive late for the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek departure, they will miss the trek and will not receive a refund.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator does not offer any insurance for accidents, sickness, losses, etc. The traveller is advised to seek their own insurance.

    You will be required to sign an Indemnity Form before starting the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Base Camp, Manali
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    Drop off point
    Base Camp, Manali
    Mode of transport
    Jeep/car
    Start point
    Jobra
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    End point
    Jobra
    Time of departure
    10:00 AM
    Time of return
    03:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    22 hrs
    Total distance covered
    26 kms
    Start point elevation
    11000 feet
    Maximum elevation
    14100 feet
    Minimum elevation
    6700 feet
    Average per day distance
    7 kms
  • Day 1 of Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: Manali to Chikha

    Do ensure that you reach the base camp in Manali before or by 10:00 hrs. You will board private vehicles to be transferred to Jobra. You will begin your trek at 9800 feet, at a relatively easy pace. Twenty minutes into your first day of trekking, you will see beautiful views of sparkling streams against lush green meadows. You'll trek through this fairytale setting to get to Chikha, where you'll be camping for the night. Overnight in tents.

    Day 2 of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: Chikha to Balu ka Ghera

    You will begin your trek through the Jwara trail, which takes you through a pretty sheltered valley. You'll be trekking beside a river, complete with real scenic beauty. It's a gorgeous trek which is relatively easy today, and you'll be getting to almost 11,000 feet. You'll arrive at camp by afternoon, and will have the rest of the day to relax and explore your surroundings. Your campsite for the night is in Balu ka Gera.

    Day 3 of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: Hampta Pass day

    Wake up and eat a hearty breakfast to get ready for this challenging day. You start off along the river, and as you get closer to the pass, the slope becomes steeper. The last section is difficult and will take some focus, especially if there is snow on the trail. But you'll feel a thrill of victory when you get to the pass. Spend some time here, and then begin your descent back to Balu ka Ghera. Overnight in tents.

    Day 4 of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: Trek to Chatru and visit Chandratal

    Today you begin your return trek. You'll be descending all the way to Chatru, over a gorgeous 4 hour trek. You'll pass the Chandra river, a few glaciers which can be challenging to navigate, and arrive in Chatru. At Chatru, if the weather and road conditions permit, you'll board vehicles and drive to Chandratal. You'll spend some time here to drink in the beauty of the lake. Then you return to Chatru where you'll be camping for the night.

    Day 5 of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: Return to Manali

    Today you'll board veihcles and will be driven back to Manali. You'll be dropped off in Manali, and your trip ends.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Chikha
    Day start time
    10:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 kms
    Trekking time
    2 hrs

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Chikha
    End point
    Balu ka Ghera
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hours

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Balu ka Ghera
    End point
    Balu ka Ghera
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 kms
    Trekking time
    8 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Balu ka Ghera
    End point
    Chatru
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    2 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Chatru
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Accommodation in triple/quadruple sharing tents
    • Sleeping bags and mats
    • Common dry toilet tent
    • All meals during trek
    • Transfer from Manali base camp to Jobra
    • Lockers at base camp for storage (if required)
    • Wash and change facility at the base camp
    • Experienced and professional guides
    • Porters or mules for camping equipment
    • Camping fees, permits, forest entry as required
    • All necessary safety equipment
    • Certificate on completion
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Transport from Chatru to Chandratal/Manali (This will be collected on the spot if weather allows it. Will cost between INR 800 to INR 2000 per person)
    • Porter for personal luggage (can be arranged at an extra cost)
    • Meals during road journey
    • Airfare or transportation to Manali from your base city
    • Travel insurance
    • Any expenses towards medical or other emergencies
    • Unforeseen handling costs due to weather disturbance, landslides, political unrest etc.
    • Personal expenses towards tips, telephone calls, laundry, beverage etc

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • T-shirts
    • Trekking pants
    • Windproof jacket, preferably with a hood
    • Warm and thick fleece, full-sleeves woollen sweater
    • Thermal inner wear (upper and lower)
    • Woollen cap
    • Woollen gloves
    • Woollen and regular socks
    • Scarf/muffler (optional)
    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended) OR comfortable sports shoes with good grip
    • Raincoat/poncho
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trek
    • Heavy luggage
    • Hard suitcases

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Tents on triple sharing basis
    • Sleeping bags, mats
    • Common toilet tent
    • Lockers for luggage storage at Manali base camp
    • Vehicles for transfer from Manali to Jobra
    • Any technical equipment if required
      You need to get
    • Day pack/small bag to keep your essentials
    • Small lightweight towel
    • Water bottle
    • One leak-proof lunch box
    • 1 plate, 1 spoon, 1 mug
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Sunglasses
    • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
    • Cap
    • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
    • Walking stick / trekking pole
    • Lip balm
    • Torch / flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • Personal medicines
    • Toiletries
    • Camera with charged batteries

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: Manali to Chikha

    Overnight in tent

    Your first night of camping for the Hampta trek is at Chikha. The campsite is a large meadow with a river running by. You'll be provided with tents on triple/quadruple sharing basis, as well as sleeping bags and sleeping mats. For your convenience, you'll have access to common dry pit toilet tents. Today's package includes lunch and dinner.

    Day 2 of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: Chikha to Balu ka Ghera

    Overnight in tent

    Tonight you'll be camping at Balu ka Ghera. It's a sandy campsite with a sprawling view. Today's package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 3 of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: Hampta Pass day

    Overnight in tent

    Today you'll climb to Hampta Pass and return to Balu ka Ghera at the end of the day. You'll be happy to spend the rest of the evening at the campsite, enjoying the feeling of victory. Today's package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 4 of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: Trek to Chatru and visit Chandratal

    Overnight in tent

    Today you'll descend to Chatru, which is a spectacular campsite. If the weather and wind conditions are right, you'll board vehicles from here and will be driven to Chandratal. You'll return to Chatru for the night, in time for dinner. You'll sleep in tents tonight. Today's package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 5 of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: Return to Manali

    Trip ends before nightfall

    Today you can enjoy a hearty breakfast at the Chatru camp, and then board vehicles to Manali. You'll get back to Manali by early afternoon. Trip ends here.

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