Hampta and Chandratal Trek

Himachal Pardesh

price from 11200/- /Person

Cultural or historical interest
The trek starts from the beautiful Manali valley with a short ride from Manali town getting us to the starting point of the trek. During the first two days of the hike we move through lush green lands
Languages
Hindi , Himachali
Geography
Region :- Himanchal (Manali) Duration :- 5 days Grade :- Easy to Moderate Max Altitude :- 14,10
Climate
Round The Year

About Hampta Chandratal Trek

Region :- Himanchal (Manali) Duration :- 5 days Grade :- Easy to Moderate Max Altitude :- 14,100 Ft. Approx Trekking Km :- 26 kms. The trek starts from the beautiful Manali valley with a short ride from Manali town getting us to the starting point of the trek. During the first two days of the hike we move through lush green landscape having several meadows inhabited by local gaddis (shepherds).

Day Itinerary

  • Day 1
    MANALI (2000M) – JOBRA (2707M) – CHIKHA (3000M) DRIVE/45 MINS & TREK/2 HRS
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    In the morning, we drive to the dam site at Jobra and from here walk through a very pleasant landscape. The walk initially will take us through a mixed forest having pines, spruce, deodar, chestnut and maple trees.
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    We cross a beautiful meadow having a gaddi shepherd camp there. We will need to cross the river at a vantage point if the gaddis haven't made a makeshift bridge somewhere along the river. We cross the river and climb to a beautiful meadow called Chikha along a side stream.
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    Today's hike is a gentle one and will take about 2 hrs. Having rested for some time one will be advised to walk up a short distance to a nearby waterfall which also plays host to a number of white capped redstarts. Overnight in tents.
  • Day 2
    CHIKHA (3000M) – BALU-KA-GHEERA (3600M) TREK/4-5 HRS
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    It's an interesting day's hike today. We cross the stream immediately after the campsite and start gaining height and moving towards a gorge section towards the right side moving along the river.
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    We will walk through boulder sections, meadows filled with wildflowers, cross a waterfall and a side river which might require careful handling to reach our campsite for the day, Balu-ka-Gheera. This hike will take about 3.5 to 4 hrs with a few breaks in between.
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    This campsite is along a network of river channels and has big mountains guarding it on all sides. Our guides might also take the decision to walk for an additional hour and reach an upper campsite also called by the same name.
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    This will make next day's climb a bit shorter. We rest and relax at the campsite and get charged for the next day's climb to Hampta pass. Overnight in tents.
  • Day 3
    BALU-KA-GHEERA (3600M) – HAMPTA PASS (4300M) – SHEA GAHRU (3700M) TREK/6-7 HRS
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    Today weather and trail conditions will decide what time we leave but it's going to be an early morning departure for sure, between 5-6:00 a.m. The walk is in all probability going to be partially/completely on snow depending upon season and weather conditions.
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    From the camp we start with a steep climb on scree slopes to reach a ridge and from here we continue climbing towards another ridge which leads to the pass.
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    This climb will take about 4-5 hrs and one will be rewarded with absolutely out of the world views all around. Indrasan and Deotibba peaks completely dominate the landscape and the ranges towards Lahaul look quite majestic. which is set beautifully between the mountains. This descent will take about 2-3 hrs. Overnight in tents.
  • Day 4
    SHEA GAHRU (3700M) – CHATRU (3300M) – CHANDRATAL (4300M) TREK/3-4 HRS & DRIVE/2-2.5 HRS
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    The hike today is completely downhill and in a completely contrasting landscape typical of Lahaul & Spiti regions. There are a couple of tricky sections in between involving careful traverse and river crossings so we let our guides carefully guide us through these sections.
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    We move through a long scree and boulder section which overlooks the road leading to Spiti. We finish at Chatru and from here board the waiting vehicles to take us to Chandratal.
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    This ride will take about 2 – 2.5 hrs. Chandratal is a complete delight to senses and lazing around the lake can be a surreal experience. Overnight in tents.
  • NOTE :-
    Please note that there is a possibility that the road to Chandratal is not open. In this case our guides will decide the course of action in consultation with the group members
  • Day 5
    CHANDRATAL – KUNZUM PASS (4600M) – MANALI (2000M) TREK/3-4 HRS & DRIVE/5-6 HRS
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    After breakfast we start on our hike from the lake to the top of the Kunzum pass at 4600m. This is an easy hike and one moves along the landscape getting a very good feel of this semi-arid terrain.
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    We finish at Kunzum pass where we board the waiting vehicle and from here drive to Manali via the Rohtang pass. TRIP ENDS HERE.

Cost Include


• 2 guides for the group of maximum 14 trekkers so 1 guide for 7 group members. This will ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek. All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
• Accommodation (hotel or Guest house or home stay or camping).
• Good quality camping arrangements.
we believe that roughing it out necessarily doesn’t mean sleeping in smelly sleeping bags, compromising on safety by using low quality equipment and having unappetizing meals. We focus on your safety, basic comforts and the environment while camping. Keeping this is mind, the following equipment is provided on the trek.
• 3/4 season imported alpine tents ,sleeping bag , mattresses , Hot water bottles in the night (during the trek), Camping stools, Mess Tent, Toilet tents.
• All meals starting from dinner on Day 1 till breakfast on last day. A lot of emphasis is given to nutritional needs and a menu of vegetarian dishes is prepared accordingly. Tea/coffee will be served throughout.
• Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment & rations.
• Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee (if any).
• First aid kit (our guides are certified in handling first aid situations).
• Service Tax
• Transport



Cost Exclude


• Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag.
• Any meals/services not mentioned above.
• Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
• Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
• Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
• Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
• Insurance.
• OTHER OPTIONAL CHARGES.
• Charges for a porter/mule to carry personal bag throughout the trek (not more than 10 kgs.).