HAMPTA PASS TREK”
(Vía Prini Village - Hampta Valley)
Want to enjoy the pristine Himalayan wilderness and have a memorable trekking experience, which takes you in a different tangent altogether? Then welcome to HAMPTA PASS (PRE-MONSOON) TREK (A GROUP OF GIGANTIC FOLDED MOUNTAIN VALLEYS). We promise you the best of experience…the likes of which you will never have encountered before.
This exotic and immensely rewarding trek encompasses the mountainous vistas of the divinely beautiful Kullu & Manali valley and beyond Pirpanjal valleys and traverses the high altitude passes of ‘HAMPTA PASS’. Hampta pass trek is well known among foreigner trekkers and also know for the shortest route to go to Spiti and Kaza valley during ancient times.
The crowning glory of this particular trek is that it proceeds through totally un-spoilt regions of the Himalayas where you can see some of the last remaining bastions of great abode of snow. Here you can trek for weeks without coming across any human habitation. These regions (thankfully) still belong to the elusive Himalayan brown bear. Bhalu- Ka- Dhera (a home of Himalayan bears), is two kilometers beyond Juara, at the base of Hampta pass and is very popular for black and brown bear familes during summer. The region is rich in flora and fauna which is a delight for naturalists and also provides unparalleled opportunities for photographers.
It is situated high above the folded mountain valleys, which keeps an active vigil on other mountains, as a soldier far beyond on the mountain sierra.
Hampta Pass divides folded mountain valleys and inhabited legendary Gaddis, the sheep herders of the high Himalayan pastures, takes their herds of Sheep from Prini village over Hampta pass to Chhatru, Chhika, Juara, Indersan Peak base (6153m) and winds further beyond into Spiti Valley, who remain isolated in their picture postcard village for up to 6 months a year. Hampta Pass ‘lateral moraineis a snout of Alain River, which flows down into Aleo Nullah via Chhika and Ooching Bihaii and joins in the Beas River originates from Indersan Glacier.
TREK DATE: 30th May – 11 th June 2015
MAX. ALTITUDE: 4270m.
NO.OF DAYS: 13 Days (Nashik to Nashik)
TREK TYPE: Trekking and camping.
LOCATION: Manali - Base camp at Prini road head (3km from Manali).
REPORTING PLACE: At GETOUT OUTDOORS, NASHIK.
AGE GROUP: Above 15 years.
The trek at the beginning is a moderate walk up to a Jamdagini Rishi temple. The steepness in the trek increases gradually. On the 1st day, a steep climbing portion is tricky to be negotiated, in a zigzag way and provides for a very challenging experience till a small hamlet of Hampta and tea stall. However, in grading it’s an easy trek although a reasonable degree of physical fitness is needed for this trek.
Special interest: Excellent view for photographers, ideal place for nature lovers and an amazing place for adventure lovers.
FEES: 16,000/- per person Nashik to Nashik
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*Please note: Travel meals i.e. from Nashik to Manali and Manali to Nashik. are NOT included in the fees. Participants need to pay for the same.
*NOTE: Those who request cancellation of participant in writing before 30 days from the trek date, 50% of the fees will be refunded and before 15 days 30% of the fees will be refunded.