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Hampta Pass Trek, Manali - Trek of Dreams

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Day 1: Manali to Chika via Jobra by drive(10,100 Feet)

Stop At: Manali Bus Stand, Siyal, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131, India
Report at SBI ATM Opposite Chopstick Restaurant near Govt. Bus Stand by 09 AM. After registration, the drive to Jobra will start which is the last road head for the trek. You will witness beautiful valleys, Prini village, 42 hairpin bends and cross Beas river to reach Jobra.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chika, Bashisht, Himachal Pradesh 175104, India
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 will reach Chika after passing through some beautiful meadows. Chika campsite 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.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Stay in tents in Chika

Day 2: Chika to Balu Ka Gera(11,900 Feet/05-06 Hours Easy Trek)

Stop At: Chika, Bashisht, Himachal Pradesh 175104, India
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, the trek begins from Chika 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.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Stay in tents at Balu ka Gera

Day 3: Balu ka Gera – Hampta Pass (14,100ft) – Shia Goru (13,800ft/07-08 Hours Moderate Trek)

Stop At: Hampta Pass, Manali, Manali Tehsil 600119 India
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. Today’s trek can be broken into two stages. The climb to Hampta Pass which is moderately steep followed by a steep descent to Shea Goru. Now at 14,100 ft., you are on top of Hampta Pass with breathtaking views that will leave you in awe. You will want to take a small break on the top of the pass so make it your target to reach the pass by lunch time, have lunch there and then start the descent.
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.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Stay in tents in Shia Goru

Day 4: Trek from Shia Goru to Chatru & Drive to Chandartal-The Moon Lake. (14,100 Ft/04 Hours Trek/02 Hours Drive)

Stop At: Chandratal, Chandra Taal, Himachal Pradesh 175140 Himachal pradesh, Himachal Pradesh 175140, India
You will cover Shia goru to Chatru by foot and it will take approx 4 hours of easy downhill trek. Sia Goru is placed at an altitude of 12, 900 ft and Chatru at 11,000 ft. It is a gentle trek downhill from Shia goru. The trail here again is by the side of the river valley between mountain ranges. Chatru can be located at a distance. No vegetations can be seen in the barren mountains. You will notice the Chandra River flowing below and a road that goes by its side. More than two Glaciers comes next which are to be crossed. The other side of the Glacier is Chatru. Chatru is a magnificent camping site; it is a consensus of the three passes, Hampta, Rohtang and Spiti.

Overnight Stay near Chandartal/Chatru. Drive to Chandratal is purely dependent upon the weather/road conditions.

The excursion to Chandratal is dependent on weather/ road conditions. If the excursion is cancelled, you are expected to be in Manali by 4 pm and stay in Manali.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Stay in tents near Chandratal/Chatru

Day 5: Drive from Chandra Tal/Chatru to Manali via Rohtang Pass

Pass By: Rohtang Pass, Himalayan Ranges India
It is the day when your Hampta pass & Chandratal camping and trekking adventure comes to an end. After breakfast, traverse the high altitude pass that connects the humid Kullu Valley and the arid Lahaul and Spiti Valley.

Pass by the famous Rohtang Pass which is the same road, which connects to Leh Ladakh from Manali.

Stop At: Manali Bus Stand, Siyal, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131, India
Arrive at Manali and disperse for your homeward journey with a bag full of memories. Most of the Volvo starts for onward journey from Manali after 04:00 PM so you can plan to explore accordingly.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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