Friday, September 18, 2015


ABOUT PROGRAM: A quintessential trek for first-timers, the Hampta Pass trek is tailor made for those looking to experience the Himalayan adventures! The easiest access point for this trek is from Manali at an altitude of 14,100 ft, unlike most treks that start from a remote village.
Hampta Pass trekking is appealing mostly due to the fact that it connects the beautiful valleys of Kullu and Lahaul. The awe-inspiring landscapes and natural foliage of the region itself draws trekkers a plenty, not to mention the abundance of rare Himalayan birds and orchids spotted here.
Flourished with thick alpine forests, sprawling meadows, glacial valleys, this trek packs the punch of an idyllic adventure in the Himalayas. Another exemplary feature is the passage through the captivating Rohtang Pass that stands at an altitude of 13,000 feet and is enveloped in snow throughout the year, the best time to visit is in July to August.
The trail crosses the small villages of Hamta and Sethan. Hamta pass offers a magnificent view of Deo Tibaa 19683 feets and Indrasan 20404 feets. This trekking tour lasts for 8 days, sets out near Prini village 6560 feets. 3 kms south of Manali and concludes at Prini.
PURPOSE : The purpose of the program is to expose the participants to a greater adventure and to rough the rigors of plodding with a sense of love for nature and outdoor recreational activity aiming at promoting National Integration
PARTICIPATION FESS : 8D/7N Fee Rs.5000/- Per Participant (Inclusive of simple Veg Food, boarding, lodging, equipment, group insurance, forest entry and  trekking.)
REPORTING DATES : Participants can book on any dates between 22st September to 30th September.

Day 01: Reporting & Orientation at International Youth Hostel Manali Prini (6560 ft ).
Day 02: Acclimatization walk and guidance & briefing for packing bags for higher camps.
Day 03: Trek to Sethan (9184 feets). Night halt at Sethan ( 8 kms, 4hrs)
Day 04: Sethan to  Chikka (10824 feets)  Night halt at Chikka ( 8 kms, 4hrs)
Day 05: Chikka to Balu Ghera (11808 feets) Night halt at Balu Ghera ( 10 Kms, 5 to 6hrs)
Day 06: Balu Ghera to Hampta pass and Night halt at Siagoru (10824 feets) (13 Kms 8 hrs)
Day 07: Siagouru to Chattru ( 9512 feets ) (9 kms, 3 to 4 hours downhill walk to Chattru. Transfer from Chattru to Manali by Jeep / bus via Rohtang Pass. Overnight stay at IYH Manali.
Day 08: Checkout after breakfast
Note: program schedule and route is subject to change without prior notice

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