2 Night / 3 Days
As you know every mountainous excursion demands a precise planning, a planning with adequate pliability of observing and tackling situations, held all as by overcoming mind body and soul throughout the incredible Himalayan journey.
So here are some aspects regarding Hampta Pass Trek preparation:
Physically – A trek demands physical endurance, to prepare for each trek you should work out a month before joining a program. Build up the adequate strength in your legs by running and exercising every day to boost up your endurance. Stop smoking and boost your lungs doing breathing exercises at routine basis two times a day, which will help acclimatize the conditions while being resilient on the trek. Take active part in outdoor games, Yoga and any other cardiac exercises.
Mentally – Mental preparation is key, equally as important as physical training requisite for a trek. Before joining any trek take pleasure in your daily routines, eat well, take rest properly and relax. Do not stress your mind by unnecessary predictions about the trek. Be with your best friends to get motivated and relax your mind. Because pre trek assumptions are not worthy because once you join the trek and meet with rest of the pack will bring encouragement and excitement. The mental preparedness will build through the entire trek conditions. And the physical drawbacks will affect the mind. So pay close attention to various parts of the body and consciously let them loosen up as you trek. When you trek try to relax your body, especially your hips. If you’re on a winding downhill trail or on a panicking slant, think of each step as part of a simple dance and enjoy the natural rhythms that the terrain and your body can find together cautiously. Experiment with different ways of walking as a way of finding enjoyment beyond the goal of reaching a destination. The main key to stay mentally fit is to enjoy the route and not to pressurize the mind.
Technically- Gear up yourself with perfect size trekking shoes and walk with it. Use 60ltr. Backpack in a daily routine with some weight inside it, so you become used to carrying loads. Buy a trekking pole, water bottle, warm socks, thermals, fleece, feather jackets, trousers, poncho, flip flops, electronics such as power bank, camera (DSLR or digital camera).
Day 1: Arrive in Manali (2000 meters/5905 feet)
Arrive in Manali by the afternoon, complete all necessary paperwork, then tour Manali. The night will be spent in hotel rooms.
Day 2: Drive from Solang to Dhundi and then to Bakar Thach (3200m/10800ft). (2-3hrs)
Prepare for an adventure by packing everything you'll need for the walk. After a substantial breakfast, we will take a conveyance to Solang, from where we will begin our journey to Dhundi, the route's final inhabitation. It is a project-built road until Dhundi, and then we must cross a river and follow a trail into the alpine forests. It's a gentle stroll across slanting meadows adorned with lush greenery, accompanied by a flowing river Beas. The trek provides stunning valley hues that are captivating throughout the day. Soon, the slopes flatten down at the ridgeline, revealing the intriguing Bakar Thach campground. It serves as the starting point for the majority of climbing trips held in Manali. Peaks is bordered by various mountain ranges, making it a perfect area to begin an expedition. We'll set up camp here and spend the night. In the evening, you can walk around and witness the enormity of the huge ranges terrains enticing one to enjoy the exquisite beauty.
Day 3: Bakar Thach – Beas Kund (3700m/12140ft.) – Bakar Thach (4-5hrs)
Today we will climb to Beas Kund, a sacred lake surrounded by secluded mountainscapes. It will be a fantastic day of trailing over large rocks, moraines, ice scree, and a variety of terrain. We will first cross a moraine area, then moderate ups and downs with a river to cross, and finally open fields of stone and sands leading to the holy Lake. As we near the end of the moraines, we can see a lake at the base of a mountain. Following the river, the approach to the lake is moderate, with a minor elevation. The lake is not large in size, but the significance of being spiritually blessed is. It was here that the sage Beas meditated and authored the epic Mahabharata. The lake has been declared sacrosanct, and any feminine genders are not permitted to approach or go near it. Any form of shouting litter is prohibited. Locals come here on occasion to pray to the lake and the prominent sage Beas for good health and wealth. We'll spend some time in peace before returning to Bakar Thach. We'll arrive to the camp in the afternoon and unwind with a hot cup of tea. The nights will be spent in campgrounds.
Day 4: Bakar Thach – Dhundi – Manali (2050m/6730ft.) (3-4hrs)
After a leisurely breakfast, descend towards Dhundi and then Solang. Our van will be waiting for you in Solang to drive you to Manali. The journey will end in Manali, and the party will split off to their favourite destinations.
Distance by road:-
Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will reach Manali in 12 to 14 hours(approx 540 KMS). Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in Tip : Since Delhi Manali is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 8 pm. The last govt bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Volvo buses charge between Rs.1,200 to 1,800 per sector from Delhi to Manali and vice versa. Manali to Delhi: Like the onward journey, buses leave from Manali to Delhi between 4 and 8 p.m. Your tentative arrival at Delhi may be anywhere between 6 a.m and 10 a.m. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delay.
How to reach Naggar:
From Manali, Naggar is 18 km. far and there are multiple buses running in every 15 minutes or one can get off at Patlikuhal which is 5 km. far from Naggar on the right bank highway. Patlikuhal lies in between of Kullu Manali. You can club a taxi or travel by a local transport from Manali or Patlikuhal to approach Naggar.
Nearest Railway Station:-
Nearest Railway station is Ambala (350 kms) and Chandigarh (310 kms). Tip: Regular Volvo and Buses are available from Chandigarh to Manali in the evening. Volvo buses charge between Rs.800 to Rs.1,200 per sector from Chandigarh to Manali and vice versa.
Nearest Airport :-
Nearest Airport is Bhuntar. which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs about Rs.1500 to Rs.2,500. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air. The airliners that take you to this Airport are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher airlines, MDLR Airlines and Jagson Airlines, operating flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu.
Trekking Shoes: You need good trekking shoes with good grip & ankle support. Do not carry sport shoes.
Clothing: You need to have warm clothes with three-layer jackets, fleece or down feather jacket. Carry 1 or 2 full sleeves t-shirt. For lowers carry cotton pants suitable for trek. Do no carry jeans or shorts for trekking.
Thermals: Carry top and bottom thermals.
Socks: Carry 2 - 3 pair of sports socks along with woolen socks to be worn at night.
Headlamp/Led Torch are mandatory
Sunglasses: To protect from sunlight in snow you require UV rays protected sunglasses.
Woolen Cap and Gloves are also necessary as the climate will be cold. Carry waterproof gloves as they get wet in snow.
Lunchbox & Water bottle: Every participant should carry lunch box and water bottle of their own.
Raincoat/Ponchos: At high altitudes, snowfall and rain are quite common and it’s mandatory to carry a poncho so that one doesn’t get wet.
b)Medical Certificate (signed by a registered MBBS doctor)
c)NOC form (by trekker)
d) 2 Passport size photo
e) Photocopy of Valid id proof (PAN is not allowed)