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  • Trip introduction

    This trek to Hampta Pass and Chadratal Lake takes you to the gorgeous landscapes of Himachal Pradesh as you trek through dense forests and towering mountains. En route to Hampta Pass, you'll catch breathtaking views of the snow-covered mountains of Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal. As you climb uphill to an altitude of 14,000 feet, you'll spend your days hiking through thick jungles of pine trees and crossing rivers over dangling wooden bridges. In the evening, you'll reach picturesque locations where you'll spend the night in tents pitched under the star-studded Himalayan skies.

    Another highlight of the trip, you'll visit the famed moon-shaped Chandratal Lake and admire the barren and brown mountains that flank the still waters of the lake.

    Please note that a minimum of 2 travellers are needed to book this trek.

    Destination

    Hampta Pass, located in the Pir Panjal mountains of Himachal, connects the neighbouring valleys of Lahaul and Spiti. The pass is surrounded by mountain peaks layered with thick snow glaciers, displaying the true natural beauty of the Indian Himalayas. Your trek to Hampta Pass also takes you to Chandratal, a high-altitude lake that is only open to travellers during the months of summer. Fed by the melting glaciers from atop lofty mountains, the lake is a must-visit destination for all travellers to Hampta Pass.

    Destination highlights

    Trek to the Hampta Pass and Chandratal Lake in a single 6-day itinerary. | Climb uphill to an altitude of 14,000 feet along a scenic route. | Catch breathtaking views of Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar mountains. | Witness the change in scenery from green Lahaul valley to barren Spiti valley.

    Activity Details

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    14009

    6725

    24 kms

    25 hrs

    6 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: Arrive at Manali

    Arrive at the base camp in Old Manali by 09:00 hrs. Here, you'll meet the rest of the group and the trek leader, and attend a short orientation session. You'll learn about several packing and trekking techniques as well as general information regarding the route to Hampta Pass. In the evening, you can venture out to Manali to do any last minute shopping visit the town's famous Mall Road. Overnight at Manali in tents.

    Overnight at Manali in tents.

    Report at the base camp in Old Manali by 09:00 hrs. You'll be accommodated in tents on a triple-sharing basis. Sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided to ensure a restful night's sleep. The campsite is equipped with common kitchen/dining tents and toilet tents. Today's meal package includes dinner only. However, you can venture out to Manali and visit any of the restaurants and cafes to have additional meals at an extra cost.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Manali

    Manali

    09:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: Trek to Chikka
    Day 3 of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: Chikka to Balu Ka Ghera
    Day 4 of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: Hampta Pass!
    Day 5 of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: Chandratal Lake!
    Day 6 of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: Return to Manali
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made on or before 3 days prior to departure of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: 30% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 3 days prior to departure of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal Lake.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    A moderate level of health and fitness is required to book this trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal Lake. If you have any cardiac or respiratory conditions, or suffer from knee or spinal problems, please inform the tour operator and consult your doctor before booking this trip.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal Lake to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff.

    Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Hampta Pass Chandratal Lake Trek Himchal Pradesh Trekking Camping Travel Adventure Nature
    • Hampta Pass Chandratal Lake Trek Himchal Pradesh Trekking Camping Travel Adventure Nature
    • Hampta Pass Chandratal Lake Trek Himchal Pradesh Trekking Camping Travel Adventure Nature
    • Hampta Pass Chandratal Lake Trek Himchal Pradesh Trekking Camping Travel Adventure Nature
    • Hampta Pass Chandratal Lake Trek Himchal Pradesh Trekking Camping Travel Adventure Nature
    • Hampta Pass Chandratal Lake Trek Himchal Pradesh Trekking Camping Travel Adventure Nature
    • Hampta Pass Chandratal Lake Trek Himchal Pradesh Trekking Camping Travel Adventure Nature
    • Hampta Pass Chandratal Lake Trek Himchal Pradesh Trekking Camping Travel Adventure Nature
    • Hampta Pass Chandratal Lake Trek Himchal Pradesh Trekking Camping Travel Adventure Nature
    • Hampta Pass Chandratal Lake Trek Himchal Pradesh Trekking Camping Travel Adventure Nature
    • Hampta Pass Chandratal Lake Trek Himchal Pradesh Trekking Camping Travel Adventure Nature
    • Hampta Pass Chandratal Lake Trek Himchal Pradesh Trekking Camping Travel Adventure Nature
    • Hampta Pass Chandratal Lake Trek Himchal Pradesh Trekking Camping Travel Adventure Nature
    • Hampta Pass Chandratal Lake Trek Himchal Pradesh Trekking Camping Travel Adventure Nature
    • Hampta Pass Chandratal Lake Trek Himchal Pradesh Trekking Camping Travel Adventure Nature
    • Hampta Pass Chandratal Lake Trek Himchal Pradesh Trekking Camping Travel Adventure Nature
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements in jeep or similar vehicle from Manali-Manali

    • Accommodation in dome tents on triple sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping
    • Dome tents, sleeping bags and mattresses
    • Common kitchen/dining and toilet tents
    • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 6
    • Services of experienced trekking guide and camping crew
    • Permit charges, entry fees and camping charges
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Transport between base city and Manali

    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, alcohol or beverages etc.
    • Travel or medical insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
    • Trekking footwear
    • Woollen socks and gloves
    • Windcheater and jacket
    • Sweater and thermal wear
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • T-shirts/sweatshirts and track pants
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Sandals or slippers (while trekking)
    • Denim jeans or restrictive apparel (while trekking)
    • Hard luggage like suitcases

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Jeep or similar shared, private vehicle for transport from Manali-Manali
    • All equipment required for camping
    • Dome tents, sleeping bags and mattresses
    • Common kitchen/dining tents and toilet tents
    • First aid kit

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Water bottle
    • Toilet paper
    • Trekking poles and knee cap (optional)
    • Sunglasses (polarised, anti-glare)
    • Torch (extra batteries)
    • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.