Carry miniature-sized items. Given that you will be continuously ascending till the pass crossing day, you need to be cautious at all times. However, this can be managed with the right gear – microspikes, gaiters, etc. : Headlamps are available on rent on the Indiahikes store. Flying to kullu airport is not recommended, as the flights commonly get delayed and cancelled in case of unexpected changes in weather. Incidence of stomach disorders rises exponentially. Watch this video to learn how to dispose your sanitary waste. Absolutely loved everything about the trek: the trek leader, the briefing session, instructions given, the way the trek leaders never failed to look after each and every one of us, the food, the concept of green trails, the spirit of always being together and so many many more things to go on with. Avoid taking buses that are expected to reach Manali after 9 am. I sat there for a long time just taking in the experience. Your pickup and drop point has rooms that you can stay at. The cost of this transport is not included in your trek fee. They usually run on time. Day 1 - Arrival in Manali, Drive from Manali to Jobri Nallah (2980m/9,800ft) and trek to Chhika (3040m/10,100ft). On your return, your trek ends at Chhatru. The streams dry up and water sources become increasingly difficult. If you find the combination difficult to get (not likely), wear a tight fitting fleece hand glove inside a synthetic hand glove. To avoid snow from entering your shoes, Indiahikes will provide you with gaiters that you can put on over your shoes. "Its difficult to improve perfection" had read this many times but have felt it first time! $163.61 per adult. The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek I think Do spare time in Interaction with our local’s team, and you will get to know about some of the ancient tales of Indian mythology and our local cultures, this is good ideas for trekkers, Beautiful landscapes so carry proper photo gear & Extra battery backup. Each one of us have heard about Pangong Lake of Ladakh. Since Chandratal is at an altitude of 14,100 ft there are good chances of being hit by Acute Mountain Sickness if you’re not well hydrated. it feels good and Indiahikes has good motivation ideas. Sports socks give you cushioning plus warmth. void getting large toilet rolls. The amount is to be paid directly to our transporter. Hampta Pass is a high altitude trek In winter, the temperatures drop to negative temperatures. On a clear day, one can have an excellent view of Indrakila, Deo Tibba, and Indraasan. Rent here. It can accelerate very rapidly, so it is important to identify the symptoms as soon as you see them. Once Manali was a quiet Market but it transformed into a famous bustling town in Kullu, Manali valley of Himachal Pradesh. If you are booking a flight from Delhi and taking a bus, then book a late morning flight post 9 am. This has to be one of the big highlights of doing this trek. Use HRTC or Himachal Tourism buses. Some trekkers opt to offload their bags to a mule on the Hampta Pass trek. Post breakfast, start trekking to Balu ka Gera. You can use your pads, tampons or menstrual cups on the trek. Having said that, there are multiple factors that impact your safety on a trek like Hampta Pass. This will be the case for a group of 10 trekkers. It was raining constantly in Manali for 2 days and IndiaHikes arranged the accommodation for us which helped us to mingle with other fellow trekkers. Relax and replenish your water supplies at this spot. Be game for good showers on the trek. Since the Hampta Pass is a pass crossing trek, in case of emergencies there are no easy exits. Prini is the last place you will get network on the way forward. What we do during an emergency breakout in the Trekking? Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. On the pass day, it was almost like walking through a gorge. In the above two cases, you’re welcome to come back and. After you have cancelled your trek, if you have opted for a refund, the refund amount will land in the same account that you have made the payment from. The forest is mostly Pine with an occasional Maple tree with its new lush green leaves – a pleasant change in the vegetation. However, the journey is on rough mountain roads and unexpected delays are highly likely It is strongly advised to stay back at Manali on the last day and book your onward journey the next day. | Track pants or Trek pants? The skies are at their clearest blue with a very little chance of rain. It is about 10 kms and the buses run every half hour or so. In the months of June and July, there will be glaciers on which you can walk across the streams. It is advisable to turn around and make your way to Manali. | Cotton or Synthetic? They mimic the function of a down jacket but are usually expensive. It takes about half an hour to cross the valley. Especialy shyambhai (like hritik roshan of the movie Krish) could climb huge mountains in 3 easy steps. Keep important documents in a clear plastic cover and slide them into the inner pocket at the back of your backpack. You are now close to 12,500 ft above sea level. There are also a couple of places with slippery soil. But you need an outer padded jacket that keeps the wind and cold out. The trek ends at Chhatru on Day 5 of the trek. But you cannot do away with them. Day 7: Book return flight/train ticket from Chandigarh or Delhi or Bhuntar. If one among the two bottles is a lightweight thermos, then that helps you to store warm water on a really cold day or for late evenings and early mornings. Do not book plane tickets to your hometown from Delhi/Chandigarh/Bhuntar on Day 6. The rough road to Chandratal Undoubtedly the best days of my life. It is not valid for treks we run in Nepal. The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The Trek Insurance amount is not refundable once it has been paid for. Cab to Bhuntar: Pre-book your cab to the airport. You cover this distance over 4 days. Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. | Pro Tip: Carry stainless steel cutlery. With all these processes and equipment in place, you can be rest assured that you will have a safe trek with Indiahikes. The Chandra river flows in speed right below. You’ll need enough warm layers and accessories to keep you warm and help you trek comfortably. Given the current state of the pandemic in our country , and the safety of our trekkers, and our team in the mountains, we do not think it would be possible or even a wise step to re-open treks in the Himalayas so soon. Watch the video below to understand how to treat and prevent AMS. Waitlist slots confirmation chances are high if booked more than 30 days in advance. The pass offers rewarding panorama views which are totally worth your efforts. To get to Chandratal requires a 45 km/2-3 hour drive from Chattru (the last campsite on Hampta Pass trek). After descending down and 15 minutes of going by the side, you begin the vertical climb which gets over in 20 minutes. | Pro tip: It’s good practice to compartmentalise your clothes, accessories and other things in plastic covers inside your backpack. Post mid-September, the skies start to clear up and the early autumn colours strike the slopes. While Chandratal was great, the ride to Chandratal rattled my bones to the core. This is right opposite your picku point Keylinga Inn. Himalayan hikers tell you that whenever you travel, you should reach your destination within 2 hours. You will then proceed to Jobra. If you have registered for this trek, then here is some information that you must know in order to have a safe trek. It holds a legendary history and there are ancient temples which gives an idea of Manali’s past. Things were done better than expected and there were some luxuries I wasn't expecting. I was surprised to see the professionalism that every Himalayan Hikers staff displayed during the trek. 3. And when the weather changes in the mountains (as it happens every few hours), you take take off or put on layers as required. The very best time would be between June and September. Every camp site is very beautiful and soothing. If you get woollen cap that only covers your head, you will need a neck warmer or a woolen scarf. • How To Prevent Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), HAPE and HACE Starting from Jobra, the Hampta Pass trek is approximately 25 kms in distance till Chhatru. This was in 2010. If you are trekking on your own, the immediate step to take would be to start on a curative course of Diamox which is 250mgs every 12 hours followed by ample rest. Indiahikes expects all trekkers to carry their own backpacks. Do not be in a hurry to ascend or descend but take a second to be mindful of your steps. While at some other places snow melts from the mountain tops gives birth to a number of ‘nallahs’, especially after Batal. In such a case, descend to Chattru immediately. You must have a look at this! In June, the snow enroute to Chandratal hasn’t melted yet. The earth is browner. Hampta Pass was the first trek that we explored outside our big ones in Uttarakhand. Arjun Majumdar, the Founder of Indiahikes, went on this trek almost a decade ago. Having said that, expect a 3-5° C drop in temperature every couple of weeks as we head closer to winter months of October and onward. After you come out of Jwara, you need to walk further along. You can use your pads, tampons or menstrual cups on the trek. : Take the bus before 6pm from ISBT Kashmiri Gate to the Manali Bus Stand. You can begin preparation by going for brisk walks and then do brisk jogs to improve your cardio. The valley starts to get its first monsoon showers. | Tip: Book around Prini area if you arrive a day before your trek date. Cross two ridges to reach the pass and you will come across Deo Tibba Plateau. Indiahikes has the right to reject trekkers who do not meet our eligibility requirement at the base camp. | All Rights Reserved. It is a good trek for fit first timers. There is not electricity throughout the trek. The starting point of Hampta Pass Trek is Jobra which is a 1 hour drive from Manali. The reason why Hampta pass is famous trekking zone is snow; the pass has lump sum snow which draws more tourists. The route is prone to very bad traffic jams. Indiahikes is the safest trekking organisation in India. We camp at Jobra (9,800 ft) on Day 1 to help your body to get acclimatised to high altitude since you climb over 2,000 ft the next day. How to Reach Hampta Pass Trek in Manali. Rent here. . The roadhead where the taxi drops you is where the trek starts. Reach your campsite which lies beside a river. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. | Wearing Tip: Wear sunglasses if the trekking day is bright and sunny (on open sections, meadows). In front are snow-clad mountains beyond which lies the Hampta Pass. It was well organised. Thanks to India Hikes for a wonderful memory and an unforgettable experience. If Delhi, book an overnight bus to Manali. There is no extra charge to leaving this luggage at the base camp, and you do not have to pre book it anywhere. And in front was the desert-like Lahaul with its grassy boulder ridden valley floor. This high start makes you susceptible to altitude sickness in the first couple of days itself. : Wildcraft, Decathlon and Adventure Worx usually make good backpacks. You’ll need enough warm layers and accessories to keep you warm and help you trek comfortably. Trekkers prefer Shea Goru on the Lahaul side. So we have introduced an eligibility criteria for the Hampta Pass trek. The fun and excitement of this amazing Chandratal Lake Trek with Hampta Pass begins with your arrival in Manali. Here is a quick video on how to choose your trekking shoes. Only two wooden logs form the narrow bridge across these streams. | Rental: We have the Trek series and the MH series by Decathlon available on rent from the Indiahikes store. 3. But my favourite will always be Balu Ka Ghera. If one among the two bottles is a lightweight thermos, then that helps you to store warm water on a really cold day or for late evenings and early mornings. Here is a guide on how to choose a backpack. 200 to Rs. After some efforts and steep climb reach Hampta Pass. Take a bus that leaves Delhi at around 5.30 pm. To repeat your trek for free, just get in touch with your Trek Coordinator. Use HRTC or Himachal Tourism buses. If there is a group size of 10 trekkers and above, then we will waive off the trek fee charges for one person. The trek was very well organised, safe and fun! They dry up soon even in the cold climate. Moreover the force of water at river crossings can increase too making it challenging to cross them. : If you are extra susceptible to cold, you could get a set of thermal inners. The first day was a bit of an inconvenience because of the rains but it only made me enjoy the  consequent days which were mostly dry. So pay careful attention to this entire section. All Indiahikes trek leaders are trained to take care of your health and safety during medical emergencies of any sort. It generally causes delays in the mountain roads with slower moving traffic. The vibrant colors of the lake and the desert mountain makes it cherry on top of the cake. It is advisable to turn around and make your way to Manali. There is a gradual ascent and you will see the stunning Dhauladhar range in the background. The most exciting part is the River Crossing. We suggest the opposite. You don’t want to see another honeymoon couple. A sun cap keeps your body temperature in balance. No one had any prior trekking or bagpacking experience. If you are 45 years or above, try to cover 5 km in 45 minutes. It is supposed to be a national highway. Copyright © 2020 Himalayan Hikers. • Why you need a trekking pole The route is prone to very bad traffic jams. After the mid-June trek fever ends in July, the snow melts down and the valley turns into green heaven. Himalayan Hikers is the most trusted trekking community in India from 28 years . While Wildcraft has more expensive ones, the other two brands have budget-friendly backpacks to choose from. If you are looking for a five-day short itinerary, Hampta Pass is the perfect trek full of surprises and eye opener which will leave you in awe. In August and September, these glaciers would melt and flow as ice cold streams. You can also choose to share a cab with 3-4 fellow trekkers from Manali to Chandigarh. It is usually late June onwards Chandratal is more accessible. from jobra you will have to reach chika. The sleeping bags were amazing-warm and snug.The idea of liners-superb.The tents were also warm and helped us stay dry even when it was raining heavily. Only two wooden logs form the narrow bridge across these streams. If for some reason a trekker is unable to carry his or her backpack, he/she can offload the same by paying an additional charge. Day 2: Trek from Jobra (9,379 ft) to Jwara (11,194 ft); 4.5 km, 4 hours 1. This is required by the forest department for your identification. Don’t leave behind any waste in the mountains. Take a bus that leaves Delhi at around 5.30 pm. In India we tend to use a single trekking pole. There are two options for your flight tickets. The distance between Manali and Hampta Pass is around 35 km. You will find the contrast in the scenarios. — Get a monetary refund with 4% cancellation charges. Hampta Pass Trek Delhi is the ideal trek for first timers, the trek is an absolute treat for everyone who is looking for a Himalayan adventure! 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