Mountain Monks

HAMPTA PASS and CHANDRATAL @ 8500

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Date :

Batch  1 – >  14th june 2018
Batch  2  ->  24th June 2018
Batch  3  – >  3rd July 2018
Batch  4  – > 14th July 2018
Batch  5  – >  24th July 2018
Batch  6  ->  30th July  2018

 :  Manali – Manali,Himachal Pradesh
Altitude  :  4286 metres

No of Days taken : 4- 5 days
If you are a first time trekker and wondering for a trek then Hampta Pass is the best ideal chosen place.Rarely do the Himalayas present a trek that pack in everything – easy access, dark pine forests, open meadows, glacial valleys and an adventurous crossing of a pass that leaves the heart pumping. The Hampta Pass trek in Himachal is tailor made for those looking to experience the high Himalayan adventure.

Arrival day (Base camp – Manali)

Arrive at Manali any time (on your own).Take up a hotel room and stay. The cost of stay and food is to be borne by trekkers..Use the evening in Manali for last minute purchases of trek gears.

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Manali City

Day 1: Manali and drive to Jobri trek to Jwara
Altitude: 9800 ft to 11,000 ft
Time taken: 4 hours 

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Reach Manali bus stand at 7 pm sharp.From there we will take you to Jobri and your trek starts from there.The trek starts in the midst of a forest surrounded by maple trees till we reach Rani Nala…

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Look back and you will see the Dhauladhar range with its snow clad peaks. It makes a pretty picture. You will find a water fall on to your left. Relax and replenish your water supplies at this spot.

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Day 2: Jwara to Balu Ka Gera
Time taken: 4 hours

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Todays climb involves a lot of boulder hoping..after you cross that a variety of flowers would be seen on the way.. It takes about half an hour to cross the valley.

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After you come out of Jwara, you need to walk further along crossing small snow flows and jumping across rocks. 

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Youwill now reach the destination for the day – Balu-Ka-Gera or the bed of sand. The ground is mainly the sand and dust brought down by the river.

 Day 3: Balu Ka Gera to Shea Goru via Hampta pass
Time taken: 8-9 hours

The day can be broken into two stages ..It is very important for you to start little early for the trekking today.Maintaining left is the ultimate object in this trek,Deo-Tibba peak shows itself right infront of you.

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You will keep maintaining the left side till you reach Hampta pass. Trekking in Hampta pass just drives you crazy as it is one of the most fabulous experiences you can have.

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It has so much natural beauty that cannot be explained in words. It is a perfect location to click some fabulous pictures. Stalls are provided on the way where you can take some rest. About 14000 feet above the sea level is Lahaul which you will reach after leaving behind Hampta Pass.

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The descent is slightly trickier than the ascent. It can vary slightly depending on the snow condition too. Sliding down may be an option if there is snow. You can see the Spiti side of the pass below.
In an hour and a half you are down to the base of the valley. Tall snow clad mountains surround you from three sides and the open side leads you to Sheagoru.Choose a nice camp site close to the river and retire happily for the day after crossing the Hampta Pass.

Day 4: Shea Goru to Chatru. Drive to Chandrataal Lake 
Time taken: 4 – 4½ hours

Compared to the other days, today will be an easier one! Beginning with the trek (after breakfast), start descending through the Hampta Valley.

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The magnificent Pir Panjal ranges of the inner Himalayan circle appear ahead of you! On the way to Chatru, you will be crossing through the stunning cold desert land of Spiti Valley with a dominating landform of its own.Arriving in Chatru, relax for a while and adore its scenic beauty.

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If the roads are devoid of  snow and landslides Hereafter, a drive through the magnificent trails and passes of Chatru will take you to Chandra Taal enjoy the beauty of the lake and then will take you back to our campsite.

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Day 5: Departure day (Chatru to Manali*)

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As the day comes to an end we will take you back to Manali .t would be a fun filled ride as the route passes through the famous Rohtang Pass.

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And as you reach Manali  your venture to Chandratal and Hampta Pass via Kullu and Spiti Valley comes to an end.

 

 

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation during the trek (camping  ie from Day 1 till Day 5)

  • Four times  meals a day – (all meals during the trek)

  • Trekking permits and forest camping charges

  • Services of an expert trek leader

  • Services of an expert trek team  (guides, cooks, helpers)

  • Transport from Manali to Jobri and Chatru to Chandratal  to Manali


    Exclusions:

  • Transport to and from Manali to nearest airport/railway station
  • Food during transit is not included (to and from the base camp)
  • Backpack offloading charges – .Charges are additional for offloading last minute, on slope. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. No suitcases/strolleys/duffel bags will be allowed.
  • Personal expenses of any kind
  • Anything apart from the inclusions.
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Terms & Conditions

The trek fee includes all costs of the trek from the start of the trek  from Manali to the end of the trek at Manali

Backpack carrying: We expect all trekkers to carry their own backpacks

ON SPOT OFFLOADING If for some reason a trekker is unable to carry his or her backpack, while on the trek  then he/she can offload the same by paying an additional charge. as per charged by the porter to be hired on spot.
Part offloading is not allowed. Charges will vary for last minute on slope offloading. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. No suitcases/strolleys/duffel bags will be allowed.
For any climatic changes or  unavoidable circumstances a buffer day may be provided. A minimal on spot fee would be collected from each of the trekkers.
The transport is arranged in shared cabs. Transport to and  from Manali  from the nearest airport/railway station can be arranged by us at an extra cost .Participants are expected to share the cost likewise.. We only arrange the vehicle pick up and drop.Hence we are not responsible for any issues during transport.
Drop out during trek: If for any reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then we will  make arrangements for his/her return to the nearest road head. A staff will accompany the participant to the nearest road head.
 Fitness: A high altitude trek in the Himalayas requires considerable fitness.
Non-liability: We are not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trek.

Payment:  (50 % payment  of the trek fee) OR (100 % payment of the trek fee) ACCORDING TO CLIENT PREFERRED CANCELLATION POLICYhas to be done online through credit/debit card or net banking. Cheque/draft or cash is not accepted. Payment can be done only after you have received an email confirming your position on the trek. An email containing an account number that allows you to make the payment online will be sent to you . and within 12 hours of  your payment , A mail confirming your booking for the trek along with the list to carry  would be sent to you accordingly.

The rest of the payment should be paid in Cash on spot at arrival at base camp.
Drinking alchohol or any form of intoxication during the trek is strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be cancelled with immediate effect.

Documents required:

  • 2 photocopy of photo id proof (Voter Icard, Passport, Adhaar card) .Carry the original ID while coming for the trek

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cancellation before  30days to the start of the trek  – 75% refund

Cancellation between 30days – 10days to the start of the trek —25% refund.
Cancellation between 10days to the start of the trek – no refund
(Above policy is only applicable for full payment of trek fees in advance)

Cancellation before 30 days to the start of the trek – 25% of the ADVANCE PAYMENT refund

Cancellation between 30 days and the start of the trek – no refund.

(Above policy is only applicable for 50% of the trek fee in advance)

***Note:
The above mentioned package price is net, non commission able…

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