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An unforgettable Himalayan adventure, the Hampta Pass Trek is based in the picturesque Manali region of the celestial wonder at an altitude of 14,100ft. This trek gives you a remarkable experience to reconnoiter the bounty of nature. With incredible views of rocks, frosty valleys, thick pine forests, open meadows and stunning streams; this activity takes you over the majestic foothills of the Himalayas, the Pir Panjal Range and crossing at the pass of Hampta.
Unfold the beauty of the region and delight in the sight of colourful residents comprising Himalayan birds and exotic flowers. Enjoy the pristine beauty of nature and live among the backdrops of exquisitely painted natural backdrops. The recurrent changes in weather, the splendid landscapes and the enchantments of the atmosphere will make this trek an unforgettable one. Climb the snow stretch and find harmony in the lap of the Himalayas.
Arrival in Manali, Manali to Chika via Jobra by drive(10,100 Feet)
Report at the Base Camp, Manali before 10:00AM. After registration and wholesome breakfast, we will transfer you to Jobra– the last road head for the trek after crossing river beas by Jeep/Car. The vehicle from Manali after passing the Prini village takes you up through 42 hairpin bends and drops you off at Jobra. You have already gained quite an altitude from Manali and you start your trek at 9800 feet. Cross the road and take the small path into the forest. You will also find other variety of trees like maple, deodar, toss and oak. The sight is refreshing. The slope that is supposed to be climbed is an easy one and not very steep. 20 minutes into the trek, you will reach a bend that overlooks a lush green meadow strewed with small rocks. Enjoy the surrounding for a couple of minutes and head towards the meadow. The Rani nallah/water stream comes into view which flows directly in between the meadow. You will also see few sheep and cows grazing in the field. The sight looks exactly as if taken out from fairy tale. You can pass through the meadow or climb up the hill on the left hand side. Either way you will reach Chika which is at the end of the vast meadow. But, climbing the hill and descending down to Chika is a better and easier route. Chika camp site is a huge and spacious patch of green. The Rani Nallah flowing in the middle makes this place perfect for setting up the tents. Overnight Stay in camps at Chika
Day 2: Chika to Balu Ka Gera(11,900 Feet/05-06 Hours Easy Trek)
Balu Ka Gera is a flat ground amidst the mountains at an elevation of 11,900 ft. Today’s trail will take you through Jwara- a beautiful scenic sheltered valley. After an early breakfast, trek begins from Chikka and walk along the banks of the river to the left. The route will encompass several small waterfalls, lush green meadows and Dhauladhar peaks will be your constant company throughout the hiking hours. We set up our camps and relax for the rest of the day as we slowly reach an altitude of almost 11000 ft. Dinner and overnight stay at the camps at Balu ka Gera.
Balu ka Gera – Hampta Pass (14,100ft) - Balu ka Gera (11,900ft/08 Hours Moderate Trek)
This is the crowning day of your trip and the most challenging one. The trek is long on this day and should be started at around 7 AM. It would take approximately 4-5 hours to reach the top.
As we start walking towards the mountains from Balu Ka Gera along the river for an hour when the gradient begins, the trail takes you straight towards Hampta Pass. In no time, you will see the first plateau, the magnificent Deo Tibba peak right in front of you. Climb up the ridges as you come closer to Hampta Pass. The climb is vertical and steep which demands concentration and effort, which is all worth at the end. It can vary slightly depending on the snow condition too. Now at 14,100 ft., you are on top of Hampta Pass with breathtaking views that will leave you in awe.
On to Jobra. Drive back to Manali (07-08 Hours Trek/2 Hours Drive from Jobra to Manali)
On this day your exciting trek comes to an end. Have breakfast and leave for your return journey to Manali.
Dinner and Overnight Stay at Manali.
Checkout after the Breakfast from Manali. Trip Ends
You have an option to explore Solang Valley, Vashisth Hot Springs, Jogini Falls – One of the highest waterfall in Himachal, Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Mall Road, Kasol, Manikaran and Much more. You may get indulge yourself in paragliding, white water rafting, trout fishing, river crossing, rock climbing, rappelling, bike ride or other adventures. Our team at the base camp may advise and assist you for the places to explore on this day. Most of the Volvo starts for onward journey from Manali after 04:00 PM so you can plan to explore accordingly.
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