Sethan is about 15 kms away from Manali and will take about an hour to reach.
This trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal takes you from the green Kullu Valley, through gorgeous landscape and over boulder-strewn paths, and into the stark Spiti Valley. On this trip, you'll camp at scenic campsites beside sparkling streams at night, and spend days walking through the peaceful wilderness with the blue skies above and the mountains all around.
This Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek takes you through some of the most scenic trails in the Himachal Pradesh region. You'll trek through green valleys filled with apple and apricot orchads, through pine forests and over streams and rickety wooden bridges. As you approach Hampta Pass, the trail becomes rockier and offers a little more challenge. Almost as soon as you cross the Pass, you'll be in Spiti, and the landscape undergoes a dramatic change. You'll see stark grey and brown all around, contrasting with the greenery you've just walked through. And finally, you end at Chandratal. This emerald lake is pristine, and is the highlight of every Hampta Pass trek.
Conquer Hampta Pass | Visit the heavenly Chandratal lake | Enjoy a small group with two professional guides | Capture spectacular views of Bara Shigri glacier and Chandra river | Qualified doctor to accompany every trek | Camp in clean tents with sanitized sleeping bags
Today you'll have to report to the Sethan camspite by 07:00 hrs in the morning. You'll be given some refreshments and will attend a short briefing. After that, the trek to Balu ka Ghera begins. The trail passes through thick forests of Hampta. You will come across glacial streams and wooden bridges during the trek. You'll stop at Chikha for lunch, and carry on to Balu ka Ghera. Your campsite is set up here. Overnight in tents.
Overnight in tents in Balu ka Ghera.
For your first night of camping, you'll be camping in an alpine meadow dotted with wildflowers. The brown bear is said to hibernate nearby during the winters, and the surroundings are beautiful and quiet. You'll be sleeping in comfortable 2-4 man tents, and will be provided with sanitized sleeping bags and sleeping mats. You'll also have facilities like toilet tents and a kitchen/dining tent for your comfort.
Balu ka Ghera
Lunch | Dinner
For cancellations made 0-15 days before departure of the Hampta Pass trek: No refund.
For cancellations made 15-30 days before departure of the Hampta Pass trek: 50% of the amount will be refunded.
For cancellations made 30 days or more before departure of the Hampta Pass trek: 90% of the amount will be refunded.
You can also opt to shift your date to a different departure, subject to availability.
This Hampta Pass trek takes you through some of the most gorgeous landscapes of Himachal Pradesh. Please ensure you do not litter. You will be expected to carry back any plastic bags you use.
Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times during the Hampta Pass trek.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs is not permitted while on the Hampta Pass trek.