Hamta Pass with Chandratal Lake Trek in Manali is one of the most promising treks in India which attracts 100’s of trekkers across the globe to add this beautiful location to their list. The trek motivates the travellers by its challenging height of 14000 feet and a five-day tired schedule to complete the task.
Your trek to the massive Pir Panjal Ranges and the ultimate destination of the trek is the beautiful Chandra Tal located amidst the pristine surroundings dominated by the white peaks and clouds above. A confluence of three paths – Hampta Pass, Spiti, and Rohtang Pass and the green paradise will accompany you to achieve the height of about 14,100ft.
Key highlights of this trek are its location in the foothills of Sothern Himalayan Range where both flora and fauna with the white snow attracts the trekkers to capture the beauty of nature and enlighten their journey by a perfect motivation. Maple, Pine, Walnut and Oak trees will make the tour more refreshing and enjoyable.
The trekking starts from the Hamta Dam after which we will cover the main destinations of the tour day by day. We will stay at Chikka, Bhalu ka Ghera, Shia Ghoru and Chatru for our overnight accommodations and giving our bodies certain degree of rest.
Hamta Pass with Chandratal Lake trekking is recommended for persons who have previously gone for some small treks and similar physical activities and it is a must avoid activity by persons who’s health is at risk due to Blood Pressure problems, Sugar, etc.
On the first day, we leave the base camp by 8 AM. We will be carrying lunch and breakfast with us. The first leg of the day’s travel would include a jeep drive from Base Camp to Hampta Dam. The way that leads to Hampta Dam is lined with Maple, Pine, Walnut and Oak trees, making it refreshing and enjoyable.After reaching Hampta we prepare to trek to Chikka, which is also our final destination for the day. It will take approximately 2 hours to reach this place, and it is also an easy stretch, crossing two wooden bridges and a small patch of forest. We reach the campsite at Chikka and prepare for our stay overnight.
Day 02: Chikka to Balu ka Ghera
Today we will trek from Chikka to Balu ka Ghera, which will take about 4 -5 hours to complete. Balu ka Ghera is situated at 11900 feet approximately. The initial stretch of the day would take you through rocky banks of the river. Soon snow valleys would come in view making the trekking experience more exciting. You will pass streams and boulders, and finally get to Balu ka Ghera, which is a large, lush ground on the banks of the river. Camping here will be like a dream come true! Your overnight stay will be at the camps at Balu ka Ghera.
Day 03: Balu ka Ghera Hampta Pass and further to Shia Ghoru
On day 3 of the Hampta Pass Trek with Chandratal, we would aim at leaving the campsite by 7 AM as the trek ahead is long and somewhat tedious. We will go from Balu ka Ghera to Shia Ghoru, which is at 12900 feet. It will take approximately 4-5 hours to reach Hampta Pass top (14000 feet), and from there another couple of hours to descend to Shia Ghoru. This would be a steep descend and post reaching Shia Ghoru, prepare for the overnight stay at the camp.
Day 04: Shia Ghoru to Chandratal and back to Chatru
On this day we will head towards Chatru and this is the place that will offer us the most breathtaking and unforgettable views of the valleys of Lahaul and Spiti. The Spiti and Pir Panjal Ranges will add to the grandeur and magic of the place. Chatru is the centre point for three locations namely Hampta Pass, Rohtang Pass and Spiti Valley.
This stretch of the trek would then be followed by a jeep ride to Chandratal, which is believed to be the place from where Yudhisthira, the eldest Pandava, ascended to heavens. We will return to Chatru and spend the night at the camps there.
Day 05: Jeep Ride from Chatru to Base Camp (Departure after 4 PM from base camp)
Last day of this adventurous trip would begin early as we will be covering a lot today. We will aim at leaving Chatru by 7 AM after having breakfast. Our first stop would be Manali, which we will reach by lunchtime, after crossing the stunning Rohtang Pass. After having lunch at Manali, we will then leave for Base Camp and depart from there for our respective destinations.
- Accommodation: Stay is provided in sharing tents separate for male and female from day 01 to day 05.
Toilet tents are pitched at every campsite.
- Meals: We provide Veg. From day 01 lunch today 05 evening snacks
Breakfast, lunch, Snacks and Dinner are included.
- Sleeping bag and sleeping mats.
- Professional and Certified guides.
- Forest permission/camping charges.
- Transport to/from Base Camp
- Any personal expenses
- Travel Insurance
- Cost incurred due to any kind of emergency
- Personal Porter Charges
- Bottled water.