Hamta Pass Trek

₹ 7200

Brief Intro

Hamta pass lies at the altitude 4270mtr (14009ft) on the pir panjal range of Himalaya. It is small pass between Kullu district to Lahaul and spiti district. This pass is also used by spiti’s local to enter in Kullu district. Also it is frequently used by the shepherds of lower region of Himalayas seeking for high altitude grassland.

There are number of herbs and flora and fauna that you can see during the trek. They are usually found at the 3000 to 3800 meter altitude.

Main characteristics of this trek Hanging glacier, vertical rock wall, tiny lakes, water falls, streams, 6000 meter peaks, etc.

Detailed itinerary

We start our journey from Manali through vehicle till to Hamta road is open. We start our trek till to Chhika. You will find on this trek many types of trees like Deodar, toas, oak etc. The drive from Manali will take around 2 hrs/ 16 kms and curls around the 42  bends each bend marked with the number. it’s an easy trek to the Chika campsite on the banks of Rani Nallah, a 2 km trek that walks you into a mixed forest of pine, green maple and birch trees. Over night  stay will be at Chhika.

Today we walk through stream and you will cross it many times. Trail starts with along the stream.  You will be  many types of flowers. Carry enough drinking water along with you and keep yourself hydrated. The picturesque views starts from the beginning of the day. The trail leads from the grasslands which as simple grazing grounds in the pre-monsoon season but in the post monsoon, these grasslands are covered all over with beautiful colorful wildflowers. Its breath taking view from Balu – ka – Ghera, you can see the ridge of  Hamta Pass with snow covered peak from both side.

After early breakfast we start our trek for Chhatru . Today we need to walk in a more faster than yesterday because the weather of this area is fully unpredictable. As we cross the pass we will descend to another valley which named Lahaul and spiti which is also known as a cold desert. We will stay for a night at shea goru which means “cold street deserts” in the local language of himachal.

Shiya Ghoru  derived  from  local words Shiya(Cold) and Ghoru(Lane). So it is cold lane because of  two mainly  reason  one is its elevations and second is it has a one of the longest glacier, which starts from the base of Indrasan peak.After breakfast we start descend again. We have to cross the stream today. After reaching near the road you will see  River Chandra. After reaching our campsite at chhatru we will go to lake Chandertal. After spending some time , we will come back to camp at Chhatru.

After breakfast drive back to Manali

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Inclusions & Checklist

Accommodation during trek (Camping) meal on sharing basis while on trek days.

  1. All fees and permits
  2. Transport from Manali as per the Itinerary.
  3. First aid medical kits.
  4. Tents, sleeping bags, mattress.
  5. Transport Manali to Manali.
  6. Qualified and experienced guide and support staff.
  1. Trekking Poles, Jackets, Boots etc.
  2. Any deviation or detour.
  3. Cost Escalation due to natural reason.
  4. Mules and Porters for carrying personal luggage.
  5. Any kind of insurance.
  6. Carriage of personal rucksack.

Note: Itinerary can be change as per the weather condition.

Stuff that you need on the trek:-

S.N NAME DISCRIPTION
1. Trekking shoes

 

With good grip, not sports shoes,

Water proof is well and good

2. Back pack 60-70ltr, a backpack with sturdy straps, supporting frame and raincover.
3. Jacket 2-fleece, 1- warm jacket specially padded one
4. Trek Pants 1-wear, 2 –carry
5. T- shirt 3 , full collared to prevent sun burn
6. Thermals (optional) Those who fees more cold they carry their thermals.
7. Gloves 1-pair, water proof and woolen or fleece should inside.
8. Socks 3-pair
9. Rain gear 1-jacket, 1-pent
10. Woolen cap 1-sun protection, 1-cold protection
11. Sunglasses 1-    Protection from snow blindness
12. Head lamp/torch 1
13.

 

Day pack Not necessary if you want 20 ltr – to carry your water bottle, medical kit and light snack.
14. toiletries Toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet roll, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, sunscrean

 

 

15. Cutlery Carry a spoon, coffee mug and lunch box
16. Plastic cover To put every stuff specially cloths inside this and then put this inside the beg.
Mandatory Documents
  • Govt. photo id card ; original and photocopy (driving licence, voter ID, Aadhar card etc)
  • Medical certificate and Disclaimer (* to be filled by trekker)
  • Medical certificate ( *to be filled by doctor)

Ideally this trek for  experienced trekkers but beginner can also do this trek  but for this they need to physically fit , But during our 5 days journey we are covering distance around 25 km approx.. The secret to covering this distance comfortably lies in building your cardiovascular endurance. For that you need to jog at your place regularly at least 3 km/15minute. Start other exercise like cycling , swimming , rock climbing etc. to boost up your inner strength.

You can do some stretching exercise like quadriceps, hip flexors, push up, crunches, side plank left and right, lower back muscles, shoulder exercise.

How to Reach Manali

You can take bus or volvo from ISBT Delhi or from Manjnu Ka Tilla.

You can book your flight from to Bhunter (Kullu).After Bhunter it is about 50 km to manali.you can take taxy or bus froum Bhunter to Manali.

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