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Hampta Pass and Chandratal lake- 25th to 30th July 2016!

 


The Chandratal Lake Trek with Hampta Pass, a treasure trove for the ardent as well amateur trekkers, holds the charm and allurement like any other treks in the Himalayas. Although a short trek, the scenic landscape exposes trails that meander through alpine forests, huge rock formations, and remarkably rich vegetation.
 
Not only does the Chandratal Lake trekking experience introduces you to the captivating beauty of the Himalayan meadows,  cold desert, flora and fauna of the Lahual and Spiti valley, it also get you close to the life and spirit amidst the lofty peaks. With easy gradients, climbs and descends, this trek will definitely satiate all your quench for trekking in the Indian Himalayas.
 
Level: Average
Route: Rumsu - Chikka - Balu Ka Ghera - Shia Goru - Chatru - Chandra Taal
Height: 14, 100 ft 
Date: 25th to 30th July
 
Cost: Rs. 10,500/-
 
Itinerary :
 
Day 1 : Receiving at Rumsu Base camp. Acclimatization and Orientation.
Reach Naggar. Take the trek route to Rumsu Base camp. The trek route from Naggar to Rumsu resort is informative and travelers have to make it to Rumsu on their own.
Orientation regarding the trek will be given in the evening. Acclimatization walk in the evening. Overnight stay at Rumsu.
 
Day 2: Drive to Hampta dam and start trek to Chika. Camping at Chika. (Trek/ Easy/ 2hrs)
Travelers will leave the base camp by 8 AM with their breakfast and packed lunch to start the trek. While moving towards Hampta dam we pass the pristine Pine forest, rock faces and trees of Maple, Walnut and Oak. Trek will be from Hampta dam till Chikka, the first day campsite. Chikka camp site is identified by big boulders and a beautiful waterfall.
 
Day 3 :Trek from Chika to Balu ka Ghera. Camping at Balu ka ghera. (Trek/ Average/ 5hrs).
The second day trek will take 4-5 hours from Chikka to Balu ka Ghera which is appx. 11900 feet.
Balu ka Ghera  is actually a large plain on the bank of the river and camping at this spot is picturesque.
 
Day 4: Trek from Balu Ka Ghera to Shiagoru (via Hampta Pass) 4268m. Camping at Shiagoru.  (Trek/Difficult/8hrs).
This day we will trek towards Shia Ghoru(12900 ft). It takes appx. 4 to 5 hours to reach to the top of Hampta Pass. 
We will then start the steep descend from Hampta top towards Shia Ghoru.
 
Day 5 : Trek from Shiagoru to Chatru. Drive to Chandra Tal. (Trek/ Easy / 4hrs). Camping at Chatru.
The fifth day travelers will head towards Chatru which brings one  closer towards the road. One would get to view the beautiful valleys of Lahaul and Spiti. The mountains of Pir Panjal and Spiti ranges add beauty and create magic which continues till Chatru. Chatru is the meeting point of path from Rohtang Pass, Hampta Paas and Spiti. 
We will then move to Chandrataal with a jeeps. Camping for the night will be at Chatru.
 
Day 6 : Drive from Chatru to Manali Rohtang via Rohtang pass. Departure.
We would move early in the morning from Chatru after breakfast for Manali. After the last lunch at Manali, travelers will depart in the evening.
 
Cost: Rs. 10,500/-
 
Inclusions:
-Accommodation
-Guide
-Sleeping bag
-Sleeping mat
-Forest permit
-Transport from Rumsu base camp to Manali (6h day)
-Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner
 
Exclusions:
Travel from Mumbai to Naggar
Personal Expenses.
Camera Charges.
Tips / Mineral Water / Beverages.
Insurance of any kind.
Medical and Evacuation Charges.
Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
Anything not included under “inclusions”
 
Reaching Naggar:
Step 1: Reach Chandigarh/New Delhi via train or flight. You can also book direct flight to Bhuntar Airport (35km before Naggar).
Step 2: Board bus from ISBT (Sector – 43, Chandigarh) or ISBT- Kashmiri gate New Delhi for Manali. You can book your tickets from www.hrtc.gov.in or www.redbus.com
Step 3: Get down at Patlikuhal which is 26 kms after Kullu and 20 kms before Manali.

Step 4: Take a share cab/auto/local buses to reach Naggar from Patlikuhal (5 km).

For confirmation of the seat, full amount needs to be deposited prior to the event. Prior to making any payments please confirm about the seat availability.

Payment options:
Bank Name: ICICI
Bank Name: Ankita Phalle
Account No. 107401505442
IFSC Code: ICIC0001074
Branch: Thakur Complex Branch
 
For payment options, queries and registration, please contact:
+91 9867697306
+91 9867693107
 
Cancellation Policy:
For Cancellation, if you inform us,
Less than 5 days prior: No refund
Less than 10 days prior: 50% of the total event costs would be deducted.
 
Less than 20 days prior: 25% of the total event costs would be deducted.
 
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