Hampta Valley Trek

3N/4D (New Year Special)

OVERVIEW

Himachal Pradesh is beyond doubt one of the most popular destinations in India. It is well known for its quaint and picturesque hill-towns, and also for the many thrilling Himalayan Treks that it has on offer for the adventure seekers. According to the reports from the Indian Meteorological Department, the weather in 2020 is the most favourable for trekking in the Himalayas. Hampta Pass is an unusual, special pass. It climbs out of lush green valleys of Kullu to a perpendicular overhang, high in the mountains. The overhang you stand on is almost like a balcony view to a different world below; the deserts of Lahaul. From the pass, you see the Lahaul valley in one wide panoramic sweep. It is one the most dramatic twists in landscape you’ll see. We don’t think you would want to miss this opportunity to experience the Himalayas at its best. So come join us and book your seats now! 

Trip Inclusions

Meals

All Included

Accommodation

Camping (with sleeping bag and mat)

Transport

N/A

Itinerary

Day 1 - Report at the Manali Base Camp

Arrive in Manali on your own and report at our campsite. The first day is reserved for meet and greet, and you will be given an orientation session by the trek leader covering information like rucksack packing, walking techniques and information about the trek and the route. Acclimatize yourself with the weather and you can explore the town on your own. Retire for the night and camp in the meadows for the night to acclimatise better.

Day 02: Manali - Prini - Sethan Village

Manali – Prini – Sethan Village

Distance covered – 4 kms

Duration: 30 Minute Drive / 3 Hour Trek

Altitude – 8860 feet

Today morning, you will start the trek towards Sethan Village. Have your breakfast at the campsite to recharge yourself for what’s coming ahead. At first, you will drive to Prini which should take no more than half an hour. After arriving in Prini, you will start trekking towards Sethan, which should take around 3-4 hours. You will be crossing beautiful terrains of the green forest but during the winters, you will see nothing but beautiful sheets of white all around. The valley is totally covered in snow during the winters and the lucky ones may even get to see fresh snowfall. After reaching Sethan, you will be thrilled to see the massive Dhauladhar ranges and the gushing river Beas flowing along the valley. You must explore this beautiful village after resting for some time at the guest house/campsite. Later, we have dinner and stay overnight.

DAY 3 - Sethan Village - Chika (3080m) - Sethan

Distance covered – 6 kms

Duration: 4-5 Hours

Altitude – 10110 feet

Rise and shine as it is going to be an exciting day of trekking. Post breakfast, you will start trekking towards Chika, nestled in Hampta Valley. Make sure you’re carrying all the essentials as today will be a proper snow trek. We will trek on a snow trail till the point it is doable. The trail is surrounded with Maple, Pine, Walnut and Oak trees, making it refreshing and enjoyable. It is a scenic trail as you will be crossing two wooden bridges and a small patch of forest. You will be passing through Kullu valley on one side and the stark opposite cold desert valley of Lahaul on the other. After you have enjoyed the snow trek, we will trek back on the same route. On arrival at the campsite, you will be served with hot and steamy dinner along with the warmth of the bonfire. Stay overnight.

Day 4: Sethan Village - Prini - Old Manali

Distance covered – 4 kms

Duration: 30 Minute Drive / 3 Hour Trek

Altitude – 8860 feet

Today as soon as the sun peeps, we have our breakfast and we will trek back to Prini. On reaching, you can spend the rest of the time at your own leisure and depart from Manali according to your scheduled flight or train.

Things Included

  • All Veg meals from Day 01 to Last Day of your trek
  • Accommodation in tents on triple or quad sharing
  • Trekking equipment (Tents, Sleeping bag, Sleeping mats, toilet tents)
  • All required forest permits
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • Qualified and experienced trek leader and staff
  • Basic First Aid kit and Oxygen cylinder
  • Once in a lifetime experience with us

Things To Carry

  • Backpack (40 to 60 litres)
  • Daypack (20 litres) if you choose to hire a porter to carry your Backpack
  • Trekking shoes and extra pairs of socks
  • Thermals and quick dry clothes
  • Hand Gloves and Cap
  • Ponchos
  • Sunscreen and toiletries
  • Water bottles (2 litres minimum) (Note: It is mandatory to refill your bottles everyday as the water availability is completely dependent on climatic conditions.)
  • Torch with extra batteries
  • Empty tiffin box to carry your packed lunch
  • Snacks you wish to carry
  • Electrol or Glucon-D and Personal medications if any
  • Plastic bags for wet clothes
  • Any government ID proof

Things Excluded

  • All transportation to and fro base camp
  • Any personal expenses
  • Anything other than things included
  • Porter charges for carrying your backpack
  • Cost incurred due to any emergency

Note

  • Littering is strictly prohibited. We request you to support us in preserving the environment
  • Age limit for the trek is minimum 16 Years
  • Make sure you carry the balance amount in cash as ATM’s in Manali are not reliable.

DATES

29 Dec

ALTITUDE

10100 feet

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Moderate

ADVANCE AMOUNT

Rs. 3000/-

DURATION

3N/4D

PRICE

Rs. 5500

per person

CANCELLATION POLICY

If cancellation is done by the participant prior to 15 days of the Event, 50% of the advance price will be refunded. No refund would be provided if cancellation is done within 15 days of the event.

FAQ’s

How is the food?

We offer a healthy and nutritious vegetarian diet which is recommended during the trek. All the meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. We also arrange for Jain food on special request.


What kind of tents we will get to stay?

Campers will be provided tents on a triple sharing basis.


Are there separate tents for boys and girls?

Yes, there are separate tents for boys and girls.


Is rucksack compulsory?

Yes, rucksack is compulsory for the trek.


Can extra luggage be deposited at base camp?

Yes, the entire extra luggage (which is not required for the trek) can be deposited at the base camp.


Is it required to bring any ID proof during the trek?

Yes, ID proof is essential for the trek. Only Aadhar card/ Voter ID Card/ Driving License/Passport will be accepted.


Is Medical Certificate essential?

Yes, medical certificate is essential for the trek.


Are we going to get network during the trek?

No, mobile network is not available throughout the trek.


What are the risks involved in the trek?

Hampta Pass and Chandratal is a moderate level trek and there are very limited/no risk scenarios involved in the trek. A hundred percent guarantee to the safety of all participants will be provided by, only if participants are following all the instructions given by guides.


What are the safety measures taken?

Guides who accompany the group members are certified from government mountaineering institutes and are expert in handling scenarios like medical issues or physical injuries. A first aid medical kit and rescue kit is always available with the guide.


Do I need to carry any first aid along with me?

If there is any personal medication, make sure that you are carrying medicines for it and the guide should be aware of it.


What kind of toilet facilities is available during the trek?

On the trek toilet tents will be pitched separately for boys and girls.


What about drinking water during the trek and at campsites?

Natural water sources like stream are used for drinking at campsites. It is very safe to drink the water.


Can I carry my DSLR?

Yes, one can carry DSLR camera provided you take care of it against snow, rain and shock.


Are trekking shoes compulsory?

Yes, trekking shoes are compulsory. A good trekking shoe should have an ankle support, good grip and water proof. In case if you are buying a new pair of shoes, make sure you are using it at least 15 days prior to the event.


Is liquor allowed in the trek?

No, liquor is strictly prohibited in the trek. Strict disciplinary actions will be taken if anyone is found with the possession of alcohol.


Is smoking allowed in the trek?

No, smoking is not allowed during the trek.


How is the level of the trek?

The level of trek is moderate. The trek demands both physical stamina and mental endurance. On who is participating should do few cardio workouts one month prior to the event.


How should I prepare myself for the trek?

One should do cardio related exercise like running, swimming or cycling for at least 40 minutes for 25 days prior to the event.


Is it recommended for the first timers?

Yes, the trek is recommended for the first timers also.

CONTACT US

Kothrud, pune

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