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Stairway to Heaven: Trek to Chandertaal over Hampta Pass

The Hampta Pass trek to Chandertaal is ideal for first-time trekkers as it packs in everything from crossing a high pass, dark pine forests, open meadows to glacial valleys and stunning views, all of which combine to give you an adventure of a lifetime. The Hampta Pass trek is one of the most fascinating, less frequented and an easy trek, beginning from Manali and leading in to The Lahaul Valley of Himachal Pradesh. The path was also the ancient trade route between the Kullu and Lahaul Valley.

It is scenes of such natural grandeur that make believers of us all or at least make us contemplate the presence of a higher power, a feeling which the visits to temples, churches, Varanasi etc.  rarely evoke. While trekking to Hampta Pass, just the view of the mighty Himalayas, especially Mt. Deo Tibba (6001 m) and Mt. Indrasan (6221 m) is awe inspiring.

Legend has it that the path going through Hampta Pass is the one which the Pandavas traversed on while they were on their way to heaven. It is believed that it was Chandertaal from where Yudhishtra (Eldest amongst the Pandavas of Mahabharata epic) was taken to heaven in his mortal form…. No wonder we call the Hampta Pass trek to Chandertaal as the ‘Stairway to Heaven’.


Itinerary (Trek to Chandertaal over the Hampta Pass)–

Day 01: Haripur, Manali  – Chikka (3000 m)

Those who have not stayed overnight at our base join us in the morning for breakfast, then after breakfast drive 22km to AD hydro project via Prini village to Jobri. From here, trek to Chikka (3 hours). The trek to Hampta Pass crosses many glacial streams over improvised wooden bridges. After passing through a narrow gorge and we arrive at Chikka. Camp besides a charming stream.

Day 02: Chikka – Juara – Balu ka Ghera 

Today, we will gradually ascend the valley; the trail continues to the alpine forests and meadows which are full of interesting flora. We will cross a stream at Juara and the view of the glacial features of the surrounding mountains is breathtaking. The trek to Hamta Pass has such varied topography, that it will have an element of adventure at every step.  We arrive at our camp site and camp by the stream.

Day 03: Balu ka Ghera – Hamta pass (4270mts) – Shiya Goru (3900 m) –

Start the day by climbing up the Hampta pass (4270 m) while walking on the snowfields. Time to get trigger happy with your camera.  From the top of the Hampta Pass one can see the majestic Mt. Deo Tibba (6001 m), Indrasan (6221 m) and the mighty Greater Himalayan and Pir Panjal Range.. A short descent leads to the campsite at Shiya Goru. Camp in a beautiful meadow by the stream and soak in nature’s artistry.

Day 04: Shiya Goru – Chatru (3200 mts) – Chandertaal –

Today’s trek to Chandertaal after crossing the Hampta Pass, begins with crossing a small stream and is a leisurely walk. We trek down the valley stream down to the mighty River Chandra. We arrive by the side of Manali-Spiti road at Chatru. Take a break here for tea and lunch. After that, you will drive to Chandertaal via Batal. The trail continues to the scenic campsite at the bank of Chandertal, from here you can see the panoramic view of the Chandra-Bhaga Range. If there is any fatigue while on the trek Chandertaal after crossing over the Hampta Pass, the view and beauty of Chandertaal will bring you back to life.

Day 05: Chandertaal – Batal—Manali –

Today, depart from Chandertaal and drive back to Manali via Rohtang Pass(3980 m) and Marhi. Relax at the base camp before we part ways here to meet soon for our next adventure. Take the bus back to Delhi from Manali at 5:00 pm to wrap up your tour.

**Guests who are travelling the next day are welcome to stay the night at no extra cost.

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Cancellation Policies –  

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Fee Includes:

Stay at our Base (2-4 in a room) located in an orchard in Haripur, Manali (Optional)

Stay in 3/4 men tents during trek.

All meals during the trek (veg) Bonfire, barbeque

Experienced MOI/ BMC qualified lead guide and experienced assistant guide

All the Camping arrangements Tents, Sleeping Bags etc.

Cook and helper

Pony/ Porter for luggage (strictly not more than 10 kg per person)

All transportation as per itinerary in local cars and jeeps from Mountaineerz base in Haripur, Manali.

Fee Excludes:

Cost of travel to and from Manali

Cost of any form of insurance (Personal/Baggage/Medical) Cost of rescue, evacuation, hospitalization, etc.

Any expenses of purely personal nature like laundry, phone/Fax calls, tips to drivers, guides, any beverages.

Any other service or item not specified above.

Any expenses that arise due to change in itinerary and increase in no. of days because of natural forces like landslides, weather, roadblocks, flight cancellations, sickness etc.

Nominal cost for all meals, bonfire and barb-q at Da Base in Manali

Cost of porterage above the specified 10 kg rs. 300 per day per person (participants need to inform us in advance)

Govt. service tax. @ 3.96%

NOTE: Incase the road to Chandertaal is blocked due to excessive snow or any other reason, we will camp at Chattru. 

Things to Carry – 

Woollen cap Waterproof gloves, Thermal under-garments, Warm sweater, Woolen trousers / Thick track pants for Trekking, Woolen socks, Rain gear (Jacket, trousers/ Parkha), Warm jacket, Torch, Full sleeves T – Shirts, Sun block lotion, SUN GLASSES, Chap-stick (lip salve), Good hiking (preferably waterproof) shoes with ankle support. Camera, films, battery backup etc. One duffel bag for personal item (To be carried by horse / pony – not more than 10 kg strictly) One knapsack for item of daily use (To be carried by you) Personal Medicine

Advisory about activity (Trek to Chandertal over the Hampta pass trek) – 

We suggest guests arrive at our base in Haripur, 14 kms from Manali on the Naggar road, the night before the start of the trek.

All guests are welcome to stay with compliments at Mountaineerz Base in Haripur, Manali in rooms on sharing basis. Unwind, relax, go angling, and interact with the team over BBQ and bonfire (**) before commencing the trek next morning and also on the day of return.

If coming straight to our base in Haripur get down at Patlikuhl bus stand, 14 km short of New Manali bus stand.

Do not forget your camera’s extra batteries

Wear clothes you are comfortable in and do not forget waterproof jackets and warm clothing.

A pair of good trekking shoes is a must and packing a pair of gaiters is suggested.

Do not litter the environment. Polythene and plastics are non-biodegradable and unhealthy for the environment and must not be littered or burned and should be carried back.

**Stay in Manali can be arranged at 3* Hotel/luxury cottage/Campsite on prior notice.

To tailor this trip, call – +91- 9805379767

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