6 Nights / 7 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: Reporting at Manali (1800m)
Reporting – Acclimatization – Trek Orientation & Briefing – Trek Planning & Window Shopping (Sufficient time would be given for visiting market and nearby places)
Day 02: Manali / Jagastikh / Khonool – Chhika (3000m/9000 ft, 6 to 7 hours)
Take a taxi to Khanool. The path into the woods is moderately difficult. The trail leads you through untamed forests, rich green meadows, and the spiritual site of Chhika. The Hindu Snake God Nag Devta is represented by a natural engraving of a snake on a nearby stone. It is definitely a work of art created by Mother Nature, and it appears to be a snake climbing towards the mountain. In the neighbourhood of Chhika, there is also a Nag temple.
Day 3: Chikka – Seri (3900m/12800ft; 6–7 hours) 10–11 kilometres
Another breathtaking day with stunning scenery, streams, and waterfalls is on the way. The walk today is pleasant, passing by the Pandu Ropa in between and continuing mildly. Seri is an excellent camping location, with a wide terrain, streams, and waterfalls in front of you. Seri has a large pasture field that makes the camping wonderful in its beauty. Seri is a big pastoral land with a waterfall in front, streams running by, and massive granite mountains enclosing the site on all sides. Keep the evening lights from the high-altitude valley in mind. Seri is a great place to spend the night gazing at the stars.
Day 4: Seri-Tenta. (3900m/12800ft; 6–7 hours) 9–10 kilometres
The day begins with modest walking and ends with a stream. The trail then climbs steeply among boulders and leads to moraines. After the initial climb, the trail becomes more moderate with a softer gradient. A brook must be crossed in the middle, and following the stream will lead to Tenta. The beautiful Deo Tibba may be seen in all its splendor from Tenta. The campsite boasts beautiful scenery that will leave you speechless. Spend the night at the campsite.
Day 05: Tenta- Chota Chandertal(4480m)-Tenta (4300m.) 4 to 5 hours) 5-6 kms
Our trek today will be difficult at first, taking us as high as 4500m, therefore the level of oxygen in the air diminishes as the altitude increases above 4000m. The base camp is located around 4500 meters. As a result, mountain sickness may occur. (dizziness, nausea, headache, and so forth.) After a steep ascent, you will arrive at a high-altitude lake with emerald blue water. Spend some time observing the magnificent Deo Tibba and exploring the Mini Chandratal before returning to the Tenta campground.
Day 06: Tenta – Chhika (3000m/9000ft; 5-6 hours) 8-9 kilometres
Retrace your steps back to Chhika through Seri's magnificent meadows and Dudu Pather's stones. Spend the night in a camp at Chhika.
Day 07: Chikka – Jagatsukh – Manali (1800m/6000ft; 8–9 hours) 16–17 kilometres
Return to the road-head via the same path. The van would be waiting for us to return to Manali. After arriving at Manali, visitors are free to proceed to their destinations.
We supply you with an itinerary as a guideline and standard pattern. This walk can be tailored to your specific needs and time constraints. We provide tea house trekking, which can also be converted to tented trekking. E-mail us for the most recent information and pricing on camping treks.
How to Reach Manali
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)