Hampta Pass Trek to Chandertaal

An unforgetable trek retarcing the ancient trade route betwen Spiti and Kullu and rest of the world, a walk from the lush green, Kullu, to high altitude dessert of Spiti

202 EUR / pers.
Insider guide donates 1% to an NGO

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202 EUR / pers.

Hampta Pass Trek to Chandertaal

An unforgetable trek retarcing the ancient trade route betwen Spiti and Kullu and rest of the world, a walk from the lush green, Kullu, to high altitude dessert of Spiti

Insider guide donates 1% to an NGO

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2 - 12 people

6 days

Manali

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2 - 12 people

6 days

Manali

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Trek Duration: 4 Night/5 Days Maximum Altitude: 4590 m Route: Manali - Pirni - Chikka - Hampta Pass - Chattru - Kunzum La - Chandertaal - Rohtang Pass - Manali. Lahaul and Kullu are two adjoining districts and are separated by Rohtang La. It is snow bound from October to June. Both the valleys are geographically quite different. The Kullu/Manali valleys are green with thick forest cover and heavy rains. However, Lahaul is in a rain-shadow area with partial Trans-Himalayan barrenness. The trail to Chandertaal over Hampta Pass combines both these areas gives a wonderful walk with two completely different terrains to enjoy. The Hampta Pass trek is ideal as a point of initiation in to the world of trekking. As we trek on this trail, we will cross a high pass, dark pine forests, lush green meadows to glacial valleys and stunning views. Ideal time to go on this trek is early June to late October.The path was also the ancient trade route between the Kullu and Lahaul Valley. We will head on to Chikka and cross the villages of Sethan and Hampta en route. The valley is thick and closed. Forested slopes are visible to the east of Chikka, surmountable after 3 to 4 hrs of scrambling. We can see Deo Tibba and Indrasan group of peaks. After Chikka, we will head on to Balu ka Ghera and will cross Juara on the way. Ratni Thach is where we will set up camp. After crossing over the Hampta Pass, we will arrive at our next camping spot – Shiya Goru. From here it is a short walk to Chatru, from where we will drive to Chandertaal and camp a short distance away from the lake. This is a common practice amongst campers and trekkers so as to maintain the sanctity of the lake. The next morning, we will start our drive through Spiti back to Manali.

Highlights

  • Explore Manali
  • Cross Hampta Pass
  • Camping at Lake Chandertaal
  • Rohtang Pass

About your insider guide

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What's included

  • services of a trip leader
  • Qualified lead guide & one experienced local guide
  • All meals from BF on day 1 to BF on day 7
  • 4 nights in comfortable tents on triple sharing
  • All transport in high clearance SUVs
  • Basic essential first-aid/first-responder equipmt.
  • Wildlife/ environmental permits and other permits
  • Drop at Manali bus stand

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