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Hamta Pass 5 Days & 4 Nights A stunning cross over of 4268m Hamta Pass from Beas River valley to Chandra Tal in Spiti

Hamta Pass
  • Duration: 5 Days & 4 Nights
price Per Person: 13,599
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Booking Amount: 5,000
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Trekking & Hiking
Overview

Hamta  Pass trek is most beautiful trek around Manali and can be done by anyone reasonably fit. Hamta pass lies on beautiful Pir Panjal range and is small corridor between Lahaul and Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh. Hamta village is located below Sethan village and from where it got its name. This pass is frequently used by Sheperds of lesser Himalayan region. Seeking for high altitude grassland in the dry cold desert of Lahaul during summer time. Numbers of wild flowers, varieties of herbs can be found at the altitude between 3000 to  3800m. 

Setting off from Manali we drive to Sethan village 2700m and continue to Panduropa - Jobri. Our starting point of trek. Setting off from Jobri first we cross the ford on Jobri nallah originating from Deo Tibba massif. The route from Chikka to Jobri passes through forest of Deodar, Oak, walnut and Birch tree. Gradual climb to Jwara and Balu ka gera. Balu ka gera is better known for Bear's den or Bear's circle. Can see only during May end to mid June. Final ascent leads through boulder and scree to the pass. Spectacular view of Indrasan 6221m and Deo Tibba 6001m only can have on clear sky. Crossing river near Shea goru camp we descend to river bed and follow the left bank of Chandra River to Chatru. Where out trek ends and finally we drive to Chandra Tal known as the lake of Moon. Exploring the area drive back to Manali crossing Rohtang pass. With magnificent view of Manali and Solang valley while descending to Kothi. 

TRIP FACTS
Kullu Lahaul region - Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty Level - Moderate,
Max Altitude - 4270m
Trip Length - 5/6 days Delhi to Delhi, 5 days Manali to Manali,
Activity - Trekking, walking holidays
Best time - May end to June, July, Aug, Sept to Oct end


OUTLINE ITINERARY
Day 1  Manali (1950m), Drive Jobri (2800m) 1 hr, Trek Chikka (3100m), 4 hrs
Day 2  Trek Jwara 3450m - Balu Gera 3600m
Day 3  Trek Hamta Pass (4268m) - Shia Goru (3900m) 7 Hrs
Day 4  Trek Chhatru (3320m), 4-5 hrs. Drive Chandra Tal (4270m), back to Chandra River camp.
Day 5  Drive Rohtang la (3978m) - Manali (2040 m) 4-5 hrs.

INCLUDES

·         All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary. 

·         All camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chairs and table.

·         Accommodation in quality 4 season tents, sleeping bags, foam mattress, trekking poles & safety gears.

·         All meals during trek

·         Qualified & trained mountain guide and experienced crew.

·         Porters or mules for porterage of gear & duffel bags

·         Camping fee, trekking permits and fee, park fee.

·         Medical first kit includes medicine for high altitude sickness, mini oxygen bottles.

·         Goods and services tax.

 


TRIP DOSSIER
DAY 1: MANALI (1950m), DRIVE TO PANDUROPA (2700m) - JOBRI (2800m), TREK TO CHHIKKA (3100m), 4 hrs
Setting off from Manali we drive to Sethan - Jobri (2800m). Beginning to trek from here the trail passes through thick forest of Deodar, Oak, walnut and Birch tree to Chikka, which has beautiful campsite in an open meadows.

 


  

DAY 2: TREK TO JWARA 3450m - BALU GERA 3600m
Today leaving Chikka we follow the left banks of Hamta. Later we cross Hamta stream by bridge. Another wooden bridge at short distance. AroundChhika some fantastic view of Rocky Mountains. After crossing the second bridge we climb gently to Jwara for 2 hrs. walks. Where we will pass beneath the waterfall. The next adventure is going to be a stream crossing just before Jwara. With the help of Guide and if not, with the help of riding horse you may cross the stream. Now the trail gently climbs to Balu ka Gera campsite. From where we will have first view of our next day crossing of Hamta pass. It’s a beautiful campsite close to crystal clear water. Be aware of Bear in this area by early season trek and late season trek. The area itself is known for Bears Den. Keep exploring surrounding of you for a rare view of Bear. 


Balu Ka Gera
(Pic) First view of Hamta pass from Balu Ka Gera

DAY 3: TREK TO HAMTA PASS (4268m) - SHEA GORU (3900m) 7 Hrs
A gradual climb begins after Bhalu ka gera (bears den). Balu ka Gera that is known for wild flowers, rocks and caves. A further 1: 30 hrs. Minutes trail takes you to Hamta pass. From Hamta pass fantastic view of Inderkila, Deo Tibba (6001m) and Indersan (6220m). Which is superb to see? After crossing the Hamta pass, one enters the Lahoul valley. Walk down to the campsite near by the stream. Overnight camp 

 

 

DAY 4: TREK TO CHHATRU (3320m), 4-5 hrs. DRIVE TO CHANDRA TAL (4270m), BACK TO CHANDRA RIVER CAMP.
Cross-stream near the camp and follow the right bank until it joins with the Chandra River. Again, cross the same stream by small wooden bridge. Now follow the left bank of Chandra River. 30 minutes later a motor able bridge to be cross to reach at the campsite of Chhatru. After Chatru driving along the Chandra River to Chandratal Lake. Explore in around Lake and back to Chandra River camp. 



(Pic) - Potala Adventurers - October Hamta Pass trek - at Chandrataal 4270m

DAY 5: DRIVE TO ROHTANG LA (3978m) - MANALI (2040 m) 4-5 hrs.
Today an early departure from camp, we drive back to Manali crossing Rohtang pass. Trip ends 


(Pic) - Potala Adventurers first Hamta Pass trek - Early June of 1997 - 

Package Itinerary
  • Day 1 Manali (1950m), drive to Sethan (2700m) - Jobri (2800m), Trek to Chikka (3100m), 4 hrs

    Setting off from Manali we drive to Sethan - Jobri (2800m). Beginning to trek from here the trail passes through thick forest of Deodar, Oak, walnut and Birch tree to Chikka, which has beautiful campsite in an open meadows. 

  • Day 2 Chikka - Jwara 3450m - Balu ka Gera 3600m

    Today leaving Chikka we follow the left banks of Hamta. Later we cross Hamta stream by bridge. Another wooden bridge at short distance. AroundChhika some fantastic view of Rocky Mountains. After crossing the second bridge we climb gently to Jwara for 2 hrs. walks. Where we will pass beneath the waterfall. The next adventure is going to be a stream crossing just before Jwara. With the help of Guide and if not, with the help of riding horse you may cross the stream. Now the trail gently climbs to Balu ka Gera campsite. From where we will have first view of our next day crossing of Hamta pass. It’s a beautiful campsite close to crystal clear water. Be aware of Bear in this area by early season trek and late season trek. The area itself is known for Bears Den. Keep exploring surrounding of you for a rare view of Bear.

  • Day 3 Balu Ka Gera -Hamta Pass (4268m) - Shia Goru (3900m) 7 Hrs

    A gradual climb begins after Bhalu ka gera (bears den). Balu ka Gera that is known for wild flowers, rocks and caves. A further 1: 30 hrs. Minutes trail takes you to Hamta pass. From Hamta pass fantastic view of Inderkila, Deo Tibba (6001m) and Indersan (6220m). Which is superb to see? After crossing the Hamta pass, one enters the Lahoul valley. Walk down to the campsite near by the stream. Overnight camp

  • Day 4 Trek to Chatru (3320m), 4-5 hrs. Drive to Chandratal Lake (4270m), back to Chandra River camp.

    Cross-stream near the camp and follow the right bank until it joins with the Chandra River. Again, cross the same stream by small wooden bridge. Now follow the left bank of Chandra River. 30 minutes later a motor able bridge to be cross to reach at the campsite of Chhatru. After Chatru driving along the Chandra River to Chandratal Lake. Explore in around Lake and back to Chandra River camp. 

  • Day 5 Drive to Rohtang la (3978m) - Manali (2040 m) drive 4-5 hrs.

    Today an early departure from camp, we drive back to Manali crossing Rohtang pass. Trip ends 

Inclusions

·         All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary. 

·         All camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chairs and table.

·         Accommodation in quality 4 season tents, sleeping bags, foam mattress, trekking poles & safety gears.

·         All meals during trek

·         Qualified & trained mountain guide and experienced crew.

·         Porters or mules for porterage of gear & duffel bags

·         Camping fee, trekking permits and fee, park fee.

·         Medical first kit includes medicine for high altitude sickness, mini oxygen bottles. 

·         Goods and services tax.

 

Exclusions

·         Domestic flight. ( Delhi or Chandigarh airport transfer on request)

·         Hotel in Manali. * (Booking of hotel on request) *

·         Travel insurance.

·         Soft or hard drinks.

·         Equipment rentals (Can rent at Manali all trekking and mountaineering gear)

·         Personal tip to staff: Guide, cook, helper, horseman, driver. 

·         Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra lodging & boarding   beyond trip Schedule.

 

Testimonials

"Our trek with Potala Adventures was fantastic from start to end. Booking was quick and easy. The trek itself was amazing. We walked Hamta pass and Chandratal. The food was outstanding and our guide extremely friendly and helpful. Apart from the walking you wouldn’t know you were on a mountainside. I would recommend anyone trekking from Manali to choose Potala Adventures. Thanks to them all. ""I had a fantastic ...

Mr Jonathan D, Mr Thomas - (UK) - 8th to 13th July
Mr Jonathan D, Mr Thomas - (UK) - 8th To 13th July

Trek Name: Hamta Pass and Chandra Tal - Days: 4 nights 5 days. Guide: very informative, helpful and friendly. Took good care and guided well.Cook: cooked very delicious food, very fast. Did not say no to anything we asked. Horseman: Megh Singh. Nice guy, friendly.Equipment: Excellent, all in good conditions. About Potala: Overall I was a beautiful, memorable experience. Service offered by Potala was very good ...

Mr Krishnamurthy – Bangalore – Karnataka, 19th Sep. – 23rd Sep.
Mr Krishnamurthy – Bangalore – Karnataka, 19th Sep. – 23rd Sep.

“We the member of Parvat Abhiyatri Sangha (South), Tollygung, Kolkata have completed the trek to Hamta pass & Chandratal on & from 05.10 to 10.10 under the afornoted agency. The arrangement was excellent particularly Ravinder, the guide & Prem , the cook. We were very well fed and the logistic supports, particularly the tent, sleeping bags were in good condition. The only short coming was that no tent lamp was provided and the ...

Mr. Arun Kumar – KOLKATA – 11 October on account of Mr. Sankar Nath Mukharjee, Mr. Debasish Mitra, M
Mr. Arun Kumar – KOLKATA – 11 October On Account Of Mr. Sankar Nath Mukharjee, Mr. Debasish Mitra, M

"The trek was really cool, the guide is really kind and attentive to our problems. He accepts to change the trek steps according to our needs which was really kind of his part. Moreover, everything was well organized, the food was incredible according to the highness where we were." Benoit Richer - FRANCE   "Nous avons passe un tres bon trek de 4 jours avec notre guide Prem Singh. Il a ...

Mr Benoit & group of 6 - Paris - FRANCE
Mr Benoit & Group Of 6 - Paris - FRANCE
Hamta Pass Chandra Tal Trek Price

INR  27060 Rupees per person - 2 in group
INR  20490 Rupees per person - 3 in group
INR  16970 Rupees per person - 4 in group
INR  14499 Rupees per person -  5 to 6 in group
INR  13599 Rupees per person -  7 to 10 in group
INR  12790 Rupees per person -  11 to 12 in group
INR  11890 Rupees per person -  13 to 14 in group