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  • Trip introduction

    This 5 day trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal is one of the most fun treks in Himachal Pradesh. It is a moderate trek with some steep stretches, so is suitable for fit beginners. The route starts from the lush greenery of the Kullu Valley, and takes you through the pass into the arid Spiti Valley. You'll see the landscape changing with each day, and will enjoy the change from cool pine forests to rolling expanses of weather-bleached hills. The showstopper however, is the visit to the turquoise Chandratal Lake, where you'll find peace and beauty under the open skies.

    Destination

    Hampta Pass lies at 14,100 feet, in the middle of the Pir Panjal range. It serves as a crossover from Manali to Spiti Valley, and is often used by nomad shepherds and locals from the region around. One day you'll be camping alongside a stream in the middle of green hills, and the next, you'll be scrambling over boulders in a dry, brown Spiti moonscape. That apart, you will experience the thick, mixed forests of Jobra, the undulating meadows of Chikha, and the heavenly sight of Chandratal Lake.

    Destination highlights

    Trek through a stunning landscape that changes every day on the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek. | Take on some fun river-crossings and walk along streams. | See the splendor of the Pir Panjal range around. | Marvel at the sight of Indrasan Peak and its massive glacier from Hampta Pass. | Stand in awed silence on the banks of Chandratal lake. | Camp in cosy tents and enjoy nights out in the wild.

    Activity Details

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    14100

    6560

    36 km

    19 hrs

    9 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Hampta Pass trek: Drive from Manali to Jobra and trek to Chikha

    You'll meet the operator at Manali bus stop in the morning, and will be driven to Jobra in a 2 hour drive. The trek to Hampta Pass starts from here. You'll head towards Chikha, just 2 hours away. This short trek along an easy slope gives you time to get warmed up and enjoy the views. You'll make your way through some spectacular landscapes and thick forests, with the Rani river on one side and a rocky hill on the other. Your campsite is set up in Chikha for the night, and you'll have the rest of the evening to read, explore the campsite, or just sit back and gaze at the mountains. Dinner and overnight at camp.

    Tented accommodation on triple sharing basis.

    You'll be staying in tents at the Chikha campsite. Today's meal package includes lunch and dinner only.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Manali

    Chikha

    08:00 AM

    Food

    Lunch | Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Hampta Pass trek: Trek from Chikha to Balu Ka Ghera
    Day 3 of the Hampta Pass trek: Crossing Hampta Pass
    Day 4 of the Hampta Pass trek: Chandratal Lake via Chhatru
    Day 5 of the Hampta Pass trek: Drive to Manali via Rohtang Pass
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    Reviews

    • Rated : 1

      27-03-2020

      Pathetic experience. They are broker they dont do anything . These guys just do the tie up with local treakking group who are responcible for all the activitites. They tie up with cheaper treakking group and they provide worst quality of food, worst tent, worst and dirty sleeping bags .

    • Rated : 4

      27-03-2020

      the service is good and the payment process is smooth. but they are just aggregators and you will be pooled to other service providers. I need to go on long treks to experience more about The Great Next services

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'The experience with The Great Next was amazing, start from the planning part to the last day of the trek. The spokesperson was easily accessible and was more than happy to answer any question.. All the do's and dont's were clearly explained right before the trek.. Everything was well arranged , supportive local staff , beautiful memories! It was just perfect..!! A trek to be remember always. Kudos to The Great next for the well-arranged trek. Looking forward for my trek with The Great Next.'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      It was a phenomenal experience. My first trek and it was way above my expectations. You guys were so warm and friendly, it felt like we've known each other for a long time. Thankyou for making my first experience a memorable one.

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      We've 5 day for frozen river trek.its a great experience. With good team and good take care from the staff make this trip is memorable journey for me.( 5star for food, tents and sleeping bags��.)

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      Very well organised. Ours was a last minute request but they were very helpful in arranging it seamlessly. The entire trek was very smooth. What was promised was delivered. The food could have been better but I am not complaining. On the whole a great experience.

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'Wonderful !!! shout-out to my man Mr. Venkat for arranging the best trekking experience..'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      Very polite and trained leads. Service was fantastic, food was on point. The trek was beautifully crafted by them. Can't wait for my next trip

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'Honestly the experience was quite amazing and totally satisfied. Provided with premium quality of services and very responsive to the queries. It was my first time Manali trek with TGN and it was really a memorable experience for me. The quality of food, tents and all the amenities were quite satisfactory. Venkat, frankly speaking you're very responsive.. thank you Venkat for your support.. thank you TheGreatNext'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      TGN has a very sophisticated and concise web page along with many optional details and information. This is one of the few sites that provides information about the operator. All the operators they recommend are safe, well-trained and reliable. They are easily accessible and offer reasonable deals. I've booked a trekking and river rafting trip with them already, and it was a very good experience. I'll always choose The Great Next to plan my adventure trips.

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'The Great next is a great platform to discover, explore and book some of the best trails and treks nature has to offer! Although our trek group was managed by the amazing 'Renok adventures' , it was the great next that put us through to them. Thank you !'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'When I bored of daily routines and surfing for some exciting trips or outings, I came across this website. I gave them my contact details and soon I got a prompt call from Mr.Raul from TGN. From then to till end of the trek they guided. coordination is appreciable. And trip was amazing with crazy trekmates and trek leads. It was one of my best well spent weekend. I would love to suggest TGN to you too...'

  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 24 days or more before departure of the trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal: 95% of trek cost will be refunded.

    For cancellations made between 14-24 days before departure of the trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal: 70% of trek/tour cost will be refunded.

    For cancellations made between 8-14 days before departure of the trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal: 50% of trek/tour cost will be refunded.

    For cancellations made less than 7 days before departure of the trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refund amounts will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the team leader during the trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal.

    Smoking, consumption of alcohol, narcotic drugs etc. is strictly prohibited on the Hampta Pass trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary of the Hampta Pass trek depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra cost is incurred due to rescheduling, it will be borne by the trekker.

    Please note that sometimes an unforeseen event may force changes in the itinerary of the trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal. In such cases, your trek leader will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

    All the arrangements for the Hampta Pass trek are pre-planned and prepaid. In case of non completion of the Hampta Pass trek due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services. Any extra expense due any alteration has to be paid extra.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements, as per itinerary, in a Tempo Traveller, SUV or similar vehicle

    • Accommodation for 4 nights in tents on a triple-sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bag, mattress
    • Common kitchen/dining tent and washroom tent
    • All vegetarian meals from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on day 5
    • Services of experienced trek leader and support staff
    • Services of porters/mules to carry common camping equipment and gear
    • All government permits and charges
    • Technical and safety gear required, if any
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Manali

    • Upgrade accommodation in tents to twin-sharing basis (arranged at a total trip cost of INR 9,400 per person)
    • Services of porters/mules to carry personal luggage (arranged at extra cost of INR 1,200 per person; if booked in advance)
    • Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks, natural calamities etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, extra meals or beverages, apparel or gear etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Poncho/rain coat
    • Trekking shoes
    • Trekking poles (one is must)
    • 2 pairs of quick dry tees and track pants
    • 3 pair of socks
    • Full sleeve sweater or fleece jacket
    • One heavy jacket
    • Sun cap
    • One scarf
    • Not to wear - Expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items
    • Suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Technical equipment if required
    • First-aid kit
    • All necessary camping equipment

    You need to get

    • Backpack (min 55 ltr)
    • Floaters or sandals
    • Light towel
    • Lip balm
    • Cold cream and sunscreen (SPF 40+)
    • Water bottle 1 lt
    • Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
    • Personal toilet kit and toilet paper
    • Personal medicine kit
    • Dark sunglasses
    • Gloves

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.