Trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal
Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Group Size
16+
years
Date
Seats
2017
Sat, 29 Jul, 2017
15
Sat, 05 Aug, 2017
15
Sat, 12 Aug, 2017
15
Sat, 19 Aug, 2017
15
Sat, 26 Aug, 2017
15
Sat, 02 Sep, 2017
15
Sat, 09 Sep, 2017
15
Sat, 16 Sep, 2017
15
Sat, 23 Sep, 2017
15
Sat, 30 Sep, 2017
15
Sat, 07 Oct, 2017
15
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  • 5
  • Duration in Days
  • 15
  • Max
    Group Size
  • 16
  • +
    years
Date
Seats
2017
Sat, 29 Jul, 2017
15
Sat, 05 Aug, 2017
15
Sat, 12 Aug, 2017
15
Sat, 19 Aug, 2017
15
Sat, 26 Aug, 2017
15
Sat, 02 Sep, 2017
15
Sat, 09 Sep, 2017
15
Sat, 16 Sep, 2017
15
Sat, 23 Sep, 2017
15
Sat, 30 Sep, 2017
15
Sat, 07 Oct, 2017
15
View
scales >
Physical (3)

Cultural (4)

Nature (3)

Trekking
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  • Trip introduction

    The real beauty of this trek is that, at the start, you warm up your trekking muscles in the picturesque valleys of Kullu and Manali before moving into the more arid, desolate landscape of Lahaul. It shows you the best of Himalayan experiences, from alpine meadows and friendly shepherds to scree-covered slopes that require your complete focus. You’ll end on a high note at your gorgeous campsite alongside Chandra Tal, a lake with cool mountain water that will tempt you to dip your toes in.

    Destination

    Kullu and Manali have always been known as some of India’s most stunning landscapes. With lush green valleys, alpine forests, fruit-laden trees, and all mountain views you could wish for, this section of the trek is a memory on its own. As you cross over into Lahaul however, you’ll find that the strikingly bare environs have a drama of their own.

    The trek starts from Kullu near Manali which over the years have become popular tourist destinations, and progresses on to the semi-arid landscape of the Lahaul region, known for its pristine beauty. Crossing the Hampta pass en route poses a good challenge with scree slopes and boulder-ridden trails. One of the highlights of the trek is camping at the Chandratal lake - one of the finest high altitude lakes in the country.

    When you come back home, you’re going to have a hard time deciding which part of this trek you loved best!

    Destination highlights

    • Camp in the Himalayan wilderness
    • Trek to over 10000 feet elevation
    • Capture panoramic views of snow-capped peaks
    • Enjoy sweeping views of the endless Himalayas

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    The operator has a set of guidelines that all participants must adhere to based on the tenets of ‘Leave No Trace’ and ‘Tread Light’ policies. These guidelines are very simple and prioritise travelling in small groups, better planning, understanding impact of camping, proper waste disposal, respecting local cultures, sensitivity towards wildlife and so on.

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times.

    Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs is not permitted.

    Cancellation policy

    If you cancel 45 days before departure: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    If you cancel 30-45 days before departure: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    If you cancel 15-30 days before departure: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    If you cancel 15 days or less before departure: No refund

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, the operator will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life.

    All participants would be required to sign an indemnity form before the start of the program, without which they will not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.

    If due to bad weather, sickness, any natural calamity or any other personal reason the itinerary is changed, the extra charges arising due to it will be borne by the guests.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Manali 
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    Drop off point
    Manali 
    Mode of transport
    SUV
    Start point
    Manali
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    End point
    Chandratal Lake
    Time of departure
    07:00 AM
    Time of return
    02:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    18 hrs
    Total distance covered
    34 kms
    Start point elevation
    10826 feet
    Maximum elevation
    14107 feet
    Minimum elevation
    6561 feet
    Average per day distance
    8 kms
  • Day 1: Trek from Jobra to Chikha

    We drive to the dam site at Jobra from Manali, and begin our trek with a light hike through a mixed forest of pine, oak, chestnut, spruce, deodar and maple trees. After a short river crossing, we ascend towards the beautiful Chikha meadow along a stream. We also pay a visit to a nearby waterfall, which is host to the White-capped Redstart.

    Camp overnight in tents.
    /Hampta Pass Chandratal Trekking Adventure Manali Himachal Pradesh Trek in the Himalayan wilderness.

    Day 2: Chikha to Ballu Ka Gheera

    Today's trek in an interesting one as we walk along a gorge, and traverse boulder-ridden trails and meadows bursting with alpine flowers, to finally reach our campsite. The campsite set amidst a network of river channels and provides stunning views of the mountains surrounding it from all sides.

    Camp overnight in tents.
    /Hampta Pass Chandratal Trekking Adventure Manali Himachal Pradesh Watch your step while you trek on those treacherous Himalayan slopes.

    Day 3: Ballu Ka Gheera - Hampta Pass - Shea Gahru

    It's an early morning for us today as we navigate through challenging terrain, climbing scree slopes and ridges. We are rewarded with spectacular mountain views with the Indrasan and Deotibba peaks dominating the landscape. This is a great day for photography enthusiasts to capture stunning panoramas of the mountains.

    Camp overnight in tents.
    /Hampta Pass Chandratal Trekking Adventure Manali Himachal Pradesh Pose for the cameras after reaching Hampta Pass.

    Day 4: Shea Gahru to Chandratal

    Today marks another very early start, as we step trek Lahaul and Spiti regions. The stark beauty and majesty of the landscape here is truly indescribable. Our trek for today ends at Chatru, from where we drive to Chandratal. Chandratal lake, where we set up camp, is one of the most beguiling high altitude lakes in the Himalayas.

    Camp overnight in tents.
    /Hampta Pass Chandratal Trekking Adventure Manali Himachal Pradesh Spend time around the beautiful alpine Chandratal lake at over 14000 feet elevation.

    Day 5: Chandratal to Manali

    After a hearty breakfast, we drive back to Manali via the Rohtang pass and our trip ends here.
    /Hampta Pass Chandratal Trekking Adventure Manali Himachal Pradesh Dip your feet in crystal clear Himalayan streams.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Jobra
    End point
    Chikha
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    2 kms
    Trekking time
    2 hrs

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Chikha
    End point
    Ballu Ka Gheera
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Ballu Ka Gheera
    End point
    Shea Gahru
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    14 kms
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Shea Gahru
    End point
    Chandratal
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    8 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Chandratal
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Transport from and back to Manali as per the itinerary: - Additional cost INR 2180 per person.
    • 2 guides for the group
    • Accommodation in tents on twin sharing basis.
    • Clean and fresh sleeping bags, camping mattresses, toilet tents while camping
    • All meals as specified
    • Forest entry charges, permits and camping fees
    • First-aid kit
    • Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment and rations.
    • Service tax
      Excludes
    • Porter/mule charges for carrying personal luggage. (Can be arranged at an additional cost of Rs.2000/-)
    • Any costs or services not mentioned in inclusions
    • Any charges for video cameras or still cameras
    • Charges for alcohol or soft drinks or beverages
    • Personal expenses like tips or laundry or telephone calls
    • Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like landslides, bad weather or road blocks, etc.
    • Insurance

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Shirts/T-shirts – 2/3
    • Warm and thick fleece pullover/full-sleeve woollen sweater
    • Jeans/Trekking Pants (water resistant/repellent, with inside lining for extra warmth) - 2
    • Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please) preferably with a hood
    • Thermal inner wear (upper and lower)
    • Woollen cap
    • Woollen gloves
    • Woollen socks and regular socks (3-4 pairs)
    • Scarf/muffler (optional)
    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
    • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
    • Raincoat / Poncho
    • Gaiters
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive watches or jewellery
    • Unnecessary electronic devices

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Accommodation in 3/4 season alpine tents
    • Fresh, clean sleeping bags
    • Camping mattresses
    • Toilet tent for women
    • First-aid or medical kit
      You need to get
    • Walking stick /Trekking pole
    • Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Personal toiletries
    • Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day
    • Small lightweight towel
    • Sturdy water bottle
    • Cap/hat
    • Sun glasses
    • Carry rain cover for your bags
    • Day pack/small bag for everyday essentials
    • Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain
    • Camera (with fully charged batteries)
    • You can save on buying expensive trekking equipment for the trek by hiring the same from our gear store. High quality equipment is provided at reasonable rental/sale and you are assured of clean equipment that has been checked for its efficacy.

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1: Trek from Jobra to Chikha

    Tented accommodation on triple sharing basis.

    Camp in sturdy tents in the lap of nature.

    Day 2: Chikha to Ballu Ka Gheera

    Tented accommodation on triple sharing basis.

    Camp in sturdy tents in the lap of nature.

    Day 3: Ballu Ka Gheera - Hampta Pass - Shea Gahru

    Tented accommodation on triple sharing basis.

    Camp in sturdy tents in the lap of nature.

    Day 4: Shea Gahru to Chandratal

    Tented accommodation on triple sharing basis.

    Camp in sturdy tents in the lap of nature.

    Day 5: Chandratal to Manali

    Trip ends before nightfall.

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