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Pankaj parakh

5.0

If you want to climb the Himalayas with wonders at every step, I would suggest the Hampta Pass Chandratal trek to you. To me and our group, it was the best so far. Not so much difficult, beautiful views of the pass and the Chandratal lake, lovely trekking-mates and such a high experienced facilitating team kept me amazed and excited throughout the trek.

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Tanmay Gangal

5.0

If you are looking towards exploring the beauty if the Himalayas and also enjoy the thrills of trek, but with moderate amount of challenges, I would suggest this Hampta Pass Chandratal Trek for you. I did it last year with 3 of my colleagues and few other members. Everything on the way was so refreshing and awesome.

Overview

About the Destination:

The scenic Hampta pass is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh. The entire trail is filled with visual delights; gurgling streams, snow-capped mountains, magnificent glaciers and lovely meadows. It is a trekker’s delight, filled with rare plants and wild birds.

On the other hand, the Chandratal or the ‘Lake of the Moon’ is a crescent shaped lake at a height of 14,100ft in the Spiti region of Himachal Pradesh. During spring, this lake gets adorned by flower filled meadows, which make it seem like a piece of paradise on earth!

About the Departure with Details:

Explore and discover the very best of the Himalayan Range with this Hampta Pass Chandratal trek. Book yourself on a 7 day 6 nights adventurous trek though the serene Himalayan valley starting from the picturesque village of Jabri.Start your trek from a lovely resort in Rumsu.  Walk along the beautiful Hampta River on your way to Chikka.Trek towards the majestic Balu ka Ghera through the banks of the river enjoying the mesmerising beauty of the snow capped peaks.  Proceed towards Shia Goru via the Hampta pass, with breathtaking views of majestic glaciers and mountains covered in snow. The last leg of Hampta Pass and Chandratal Lake trek brings you to the lovely Chatru which can be described as a meeting point. Drive up to Chandratal and camp over night.  Head back to Manali filled with never to be forgotten memories of a week spent in the abode of snow.


Activities: Trekking, camping

Duration: 7N/8D

Maximum Altitude: 14,100 ft

Temperature Range: 10 to -6 degrees (at night)

Difficulty Level: moderate

 

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Drive from Patlikuhl to Naggar, Trek from Naggar to Rumsu

    Gowri Shankar & Tripura Sundari Temples, Castle Fort, Roerich Art Gallery

    Following your arrival in Patlikuhl, you will be transferred to Naggar, which is around 5km away and is nestled between Kullu and Manali. Arriving in Naggar, start with a trek towards Rumsu; on the way, explore the 11th century temple called Gowri Shankar that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Castle Fort, Tripura Sundari Temple and Roerich Art Gallery will also be visited during the trek; overnight stay in Rumsu.

  • Day 2 - Jeep ride from Rumsu to Jabru, Trek from Jabru to Chikka

    Jeep Ride, Forests, Hampta River

    The trek for the day will start from Jabru; a Jeep ride from Rumsu will take you to the origin point of the trek. Arriving in Jabru, start hiking through the lush pine, maple, walnut and oak forests, cross the rock faces and the gorgeous Hampta River till you reach Chikka, the camping destination for the day.

  • Day 3 - Trek from Chikka to Balu ka Ghera (11,900ft)

    4-5 Hours Trek, Riverside Trek, Rocky Surfaces, Snow-covered Valleys

    Today’s trek will take you around 4-5 hours to complete. While during the first hour. you have to trek along the riverbank and rocky surfaces, the latter half will take you through snow-covered valleys. Arriving in Balu ka Ghera, a picturesque spot, settle down in the campsite and spend overnight.

  • Day 4 - Trek from Balu ka Ghera to Shia Goru (12,900ft) (via Hampta Pass)

    Hampta Pass, Amazing Views

    After breakfast in the campsite, get all prepared to embark on the most enthralling part of this trekking tour! Today, you will be trekking towards the Hampta Pass, and will also get enough time to witness, adore and enjoy its heavenly beauty. From the pass, you will be finally advancing towards Shia Goru, the camping and overnight stay site for the day.

  • Day 5 - Trek from Shia Goru - Chatru

    Lahaul & Spiti Valleys, Pir Panjal & Spiti Ranges

    Today, you will be trekking from Shia Goru to Chatru, which is the last leg of the trek. Lose yourself in the beauty of nature as you get glimpses of the beautiful valleys of Lahaul and Spiti. Nature continues to weave its magical spell along the entire trail, with majestic views of the Pir Panjal and the Spiti ranges; overnight camping in Chatru.

  • Day 6 - Drive from Chatru to Chandra Taal

    Chandra Taal Lake

    After breakfast at the camp, visit the famous and ethereal Chandra Taal Lake.  Pass through the scenic meadows, picturesque valleys to reach the lakeside and grasp in the pictorial beauty of the lake with an overnight camp beside it. Also, this is the site, where the Pandava brother Yudhishthir was shown the way to heaven.

  • Day 7 - Drive from Chandratal to Rumsu

     Hampta Pass Chandratal Trekking Tour Ends Here

    After today’s breakfast beside the Chandra Taal Lake, wind up your bags and take a drive to Rumsu. We will have lunch on the way and on reaching Rumsu, we will have dinner and retire for the day in a homestay.

  • Day 8 - Departure from Rumsu

    You will depart after breakfast

Other Inclusions

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  • Experience guide during the trek
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  • Cook, porter and horses to carry lugggage
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  • Tents, sleeping bags and mats
  • 7
  • All permissions for camping
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  • Homestay accommodation during the tour
  • 7
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks

Things To Carry

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  • Comfortable clothes
  • 7
  • Good quality trekking shoes, slippers and extra pair of socks
  • 7
  • Sunscreen lotion or any other skin moisturisers
  • 7
  • Water bottles, trendy backpack and energy bars/snacks
  • 7
  • A pair of sunglasses and camera
  • 7
  • Caps or hats
  • 7
  • Personal toiletries and basic medication (if any)
  • 7
  • Flash light (with spare batteries)
  • 7
  • Insect repellent and emergency medical kit

Advisory

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  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
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  • Pay heed to the trek leaders or instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound experience.
  • 7
  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek.
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  • Avoid trekking during the nights.
  • 7
  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the tour.
  • 7
  • The tour takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.
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  • While visiting the temples, maintain proper dress-code and do not hurt the local sentiments of the places.
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    Story by Pankaj parakh

     Rated : 5.0

    If you want to climb the Himalayas with wonders at every step, I would suggest the Hampta Pass Chandratal trek to you. To me and our group, it was the best so far. Not so much difficult, beautiful views of the pass and the Chandratal lake, lovely trekking-mates and such a high experienced facilitating team kept me amazed and excited throughout the trek.

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    Story by Tanmay Gangal

     Rated : 5.0

    If you are looking towards exploring the beauty if the Himalayas and also enjoy the thrills of trek, but with moderate amount of challenges, I would suggest this Hampta Pass Chandratal Trek for you. I did it last year with 3 of my colleagues and few other members. Everything on the way was so refreshing and awesome.

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    Story by Richa Kasthiya

     Rated : 5.0

    One of the best experiences that I have had since I came to India. The trek through high altitude passes may have you short of breath but the amazing view can completely take your breath away. The temples are a must see in this place! The jeep ride is fun as the terrians can get rugged.

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    Story by Richa Singh

     Rated : 5.0

    Saw the Himalayas like never before. This is what nature should look like! So Beautiful and relaxing! The trek is also easy and not too strenuous! The glaciers and mountains make for one pretty picture and the drive up to Chandratal is pleasant. Photographers will love this place!

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    Story by Nikhil Chopra

     Rated : 5.0

    Loved this place! It is one of the best treks to take in the himachals. Also the serene beauty of this place is great. The trek is not that difficult but the weather makes it. I would suggest it to everyone.

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    Story by Rachit Meheta

     Rated : 4.0

    8 days and the 7 nights of this trek was one of the best trekking expereince I had so far. This was my first trek in Himachal as i had done trekking mostly in sikkim and maharashtra and i always had suggestions to try trekking in Himachal so i finally selected this trek to experience trekking in this place. And it was awesome.It was totally worth of the money and time most importantly. Now i am planning on coming to the Himachals again.

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    Story by Anuj Ranka

     Rated : 4.0

    We completed this exciting and adventurous trek during last year September. Though for most of the group members it was a moderate level trek, I found it a bit challenging as this was my first time in high altitude trek. But then the motivation of the group members and the suggestions and support of our trek organisers made this Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek equally exciting for me too.

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