4 Nights/ 5 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 01: Dehradun/Rishikesh - Sari ( Drive 200 km /5-6 hrs.)
Today we arrive in Dehradun/Rishikesh and depart for Kund after a quick breakfast. Kund is 200 kilometers from Haridwar and takes approximately 6-7 hours to reach. Kund's picturesque splendor is mind-refreshing. The lush Conifer forest, verdant meadows, and vista of the Himalayan range are stunning. We'll spend the night here.
Day 2: Sari to Deoria Tal (2400m) - 8 kilometers (4hrs)
Visit the famed Ukhimath temple before beginning the trail through town, heading east, up the hill to Deoria Tal. The lovely trek among rhododendrons leads to the ridge above town. Deoria Tal is a tiny lake surrounded by two tea houses. The views of the mountain ranges are spectacular from here.
Day 03: Deoriatal - Chopta (2600m, trek /5-6 hrs.)
Today's stroll will take you through some lovely forest and meadows. Expect some snow in the shadow sections if you hike during the winter months. There are two places to camp: just outside of Chopta by a steam, or in the meadows below the Chopta stores.
Day 04: Chopta to Tunganath temple (3400m) to Chandrashila (3925m) and return to Chopta (2347m) 15KM ( 8 hrs.)
Take the path via the arch heading up to the temple from the lovely surroundings of Chopta. Tungnath is about a 3-kilometer hike from Chopta. Only the last few hundred metres are visible from the temple. Continue past the temple to the summit. Enjoy the breathtaking 360-degree views before returning to Chopta and ultimately to Duggalbitta. When it snows in winter, the small village of Chopta is abandoned, even the tea shops.
Day 05: Chopta to Dehradun/Rishikesh
After breakfast, begin your journey to Dehradun/Rishikesh, where your journey will conclude.
Distance by road:-
By road, drive to Sari from Dehradun takes you through towns and villages like Mussoorie, Nowgaon, Purola and Mori. After gaining height at Mussoorie, we continue our drive inwards and, soon, are joined by the river Yamuna river. 190 km long drive takes around 8-9 hours to complete. Dehradun is well connected with major destinations of the country. NH72 connects Dehradun to Nahan (95 km) to the north-west, and thereon to Panchkula, Chandigarh and Shimla. NH 72 terminates at Haridwar, which is at 54km from Dehradun. Dehradun is located at a distance of 235 km from Delhi. NH72A links Dehra Dun to NH58 at Roorkee (67 km) and thereon south to Meerut (170 km) and Delhi (235 km). There is regular bus service from Delhi for Dehradun from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate.
Nearest Railway Station:-
An excellent rail network connects Dehradun to other important cities like Delhi, Mussoorie, Mumbai, Varanasi, Lucknow, and Kolkata. From Delhi- DDN NZM AC EXPRESS (2205)
Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 25 km from the city. There is a daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun
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)