An experiential trek that crosses over from Kullu Valley into Lahaul Valley over Hampta pass. The Hampta Pass trek in Himalayas is one of the rare treks that is packed with everything a trekker wishes for in a trek. The trek has easy access, trails of dark Pine forest, open lush green meadows, glacial valleys and an adventurous crossing of a mountain pass that leaves your heart thumping in you. Hampta pass trek gives experience of lush green Kullu valley and mountain desert valley of Lahaul.
Detailed Itinerary Participation Cost: INR 10400.00 onwards Departure: May/ June / September/October (Manali to Manali) Duration: 05 Nights & 06 Days Accommodation: Camp Occupancy: On twin sharing Meals: All meals included package Activities: Moderate walk & climbs
Day 01: Manali – Solang Valley
Reach Manali in the morning, you will be transferred to Solang valley camp. The day is free for leisure activities in which you can relax, take acclimatizing walks. Evening enjoy dinner with bonfire and music.
Day 02: Solang Valley – Vashisht Village – Chikha
After breakfast you are transported to Vashisht Village, your trek starts from the village. The walk through mixed forest of pine, bright green maple trees and luminescent silver birches which opens to grasslands of Chikha is an enthralling experience. Today you camp at Chikha, the vast grassland is often filled with wildflowers after the rains washes them out.
Day 03: Chikha – Bhalu ka Gera
After breakfast start trekking towards Bhalu Gera, it demands some amount of physical fitness as it’s little demanding terrain. The rock faces and Rani ka Nallah would accompany you to to Bhalu ka Gera. As you cover a km distance the scene ahead would mesmerize you, Hampta Pass is visible in the distance across the ridges. Tonight you will camp at Bhalu ka Gera.
Day 04: Bhalu ka Gera – Hampta Pass – Shea Goru
Today we start little early as it is going to be a long day.The valley you’ll trek through is almost a gorge with intimidating mountains rising on either side and Mt. Indrasen towering over right side. As you approach the pass there is an incredible twist in scenery, you witness expanse of desert mountain of Lahaul dotted with charming groups of red flowers. The Pass itself is like an overhang. Now, you are entering deeper into Lahaul Valley with its sparsely green desert landscape. Tonight you camp at Shea Goru.
Day 5: Shea Gora – Chatru
Another long day of the trek today so we start early after breakfast. As you start trekking towards Chatru you will notice the contrast in the geography, the lushness of Kullu valley is replaced by a lot of moraine and scree. There is totally a different atmosphere and feel on the trek today. After trekking for about 5 to 6 hours you reach the point in Chatru were car is parked for pick up. You will reach Solang valley campsite by late evening. Tonight stay at camp.
Day 06: Solang Valley – Manali
Today you checkout from camp after breakfast and proceed to Manali for local sight seeing and will be dropped there for onward journey.