Himalayan Trek to Hamta Pass and Chandratal

The divine Himalayas in it's most colorful state...!!!

Place: Hamta Pass and Chandratal

Type: Himalaya

Endurance: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Activities: Trekking / Camping

Cost: Rs.12700.00


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Camping

Himalayan

Trekking

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Trek to Chandratal

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HIMALAYAN TREK

TREK MATES INDIA

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Trek to Hamta Pass


Day 1:

Departure from New Delhi by 5 PM for Manali via Volvo
We start from Delhi around 5:00 PM from R.K Ashram Metro station New Delhi, which is well connected to airport and railway stations.
Note: Make sure you are arriving in New Delhi by 2 pm so there is enough buffer time to catch the bus.


Day 2:

Reporting at Rumsu base camp and Acclimatization walk

All the participants will report at Rumsu base camp by 8 AM and will undergo registration process. Freshening up and breakfast will happen at the base camp. Post breakfast we will go for an acclimatization walk. Lunch at 1 PM. Post lunch orientation. Orientation will cover all the general instructions that could be helpful for the trek like back packing, marching technique and medical awareness. Post snacks we will have an ice breaking session. Overnight stay at Rumsu base camp.


Day 3:

Rumsu to Chikka

After morning breakfast we will start the day’s trek with a beautiful drive to Hamta dam from Rumsu at 8 am.The trek to Chikka starts from Hamta Dam and is easy. It takes around 2-3 hours to complete it. There is a small forest patch and then two wooden bridges before you reach the camp site. Chikka has big rock boulders and a beautiful waterfall. Overnight in tents at Chikka.

 

Day 4:

Chikka to Balu ka Ghera

After morning breakfast we will start the trek for Balu Ka Ghera. Trek duration is around 6 to 7 hours from Chikka to Balu ka Ghera scaling 11900 feet. The initial part of the trek goes through the bank of the river crossing few rock boulders. There is a water stream that needs to be crossed on the way. Balu ka Ghera is a large plain ground on the bank of the river and camping at this spot is a dream in reality. One can spot Indrasan, the highest peak of Manali valley from here. Snacks would be served in the evening followed by dinner. Overnight camping at Balu Ka Ghera.


Day 5:

Balu ka Ghera to Shia Ghoru

Today’s trek starts early as we will try covering the maximum snow patch before sun rise. The trek route  from Balu Gehra towards Shia Ghoru is a moderate climb, scaling 4,200 meters. The trek duration is relatively long and starts by 5 am in the morning from Balu ka Gera. It takes around 4 to 5 hours to reach the top of the Hamta Pass. The aerial views of Spiti valley from Hamta Pass is quite breathtaking. We will then descend from Hamta top towards Shia Ghoru. The descend is steep and at times when snow is abundant one can slide down to reach Shia Ghoru. Overnight camping at Shia Ghoru.


Day 6:

Shia Ghoru to Chandrataal to Chatru

After morning breakfast we will start the trek to Chatru. The beautiful view of the valleys of Lahaul and Spiti are not to be missed during the trek. The mountains of Pir Panjal and Spiti ranges adds to the beauty. Chatru is a meeting point of roads coming from Rohtang Pass, Hampta Paas and Spiti.Jeep safari to Chandrataal from Chatru . Myths say that Yudhishthir, the eldest Pandava was called to heaven from Chandra Taal. Overnight camping at Chatru.


Day 7:

Jeep Ride from Chatru to Rumsu base camp. Departure at 4 PM

After morning breakfast we will start the jeep ride to Manali via Rohtang Pass. Certificate distribution at Rumsu base camp. Departure after 4 PM from Rumsu base camp for New Delhi.


Day 8:

Arrival at New Delhi

We will reach Delhi by 8 AM in the morning, book tickets for your forward journey after 12 noon only. Don’t forget to provide your valuable feedback to us also.

• Torch
• Identity Proof
• warm jacket (compulsory)
• Windcheaters
• warm clothes (compulsory)
• Full Body Towel 01 nos.
• Note: It is very important that you line the inside of your bags with a big polythene sheet. Doing so will ensure, that in the event of rain, even though your bag may get wet, your clothes will still remain dry!
• Sun protection & Cold Cream (Sunscreen/Lip balm/Sunglasses)
• Insulation (Jacket/ Personal Clothing’s/ Fleece Gloves/ Hat or Cap)
• Illumination (Headlamp or flashlight (Plus spare – Extra batteries)
• Energy Food
• Hydration Bag or Water Bottle
• Bandanna or Buff
• Rainwear (jacket, pants) (Depend on Weather)
• Boots or Shoes suited to terrain
• Socks plus spares
• Camera and memory cards – Optional
• Binoculars – Optional
• Toilet paper
• Cell phone with Charger
• Personal Clothing (T-Shirts/Lowers/Under Garments etc.)
• Personal First-aid Kit.
• Thermal Inners

Accommodation on Triple Sharing Basis (Tourist Lodge + Camping) 
Meals while on trek (Veg)
Trek equipment (Sleeping bag, mattress, Kitchen & dining tent, crampon, utensils, tent)
All necessary permits and entry fees.
First aid medical kits, stretcher, and oxygen cylinder.
Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff.
Staff insurance.

Food during travel         
Personal Expense           
Cost of emergency
PersonalPorter Charges          

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Description

 Hamta Pass and Chandratal:-

Hamta Pass is one of the most amazing treks for beginners to Himalayan trekking. The trek route with remarkably rich with vegetation has lot of scenic landscapes and huge rock formations. Explore trails that meander through alpine forests. The place is a religious Jamdagini Rishi. This trek is a gateway to the Spiti Valley from the Manali valley.