The Hampta Pass Trek with Chandratal Lake is a spectacular Trans Himalayan cross-over trek that will take your breath away with dramatic and rapid changes in scenery.
Before we get into the details of this trek, let’s have a look at what Hampta Pass Trekking is all about. The trek begins at the Jobra campground, which is perched at a height of over 14,000 feet and surrounded by the majestic Himalayas. From here, one will pass through a variety of woodlands. The next campsite is Jwara, which is decorated with a carpet of flowers in a short wildflower meadow at the valley’s meeting point. The drama on the ground will welcome you with open arms.
From a lush verdant valley to a bleak, freezing desert. Balu Ka Ghera is the next campsite after crossing Jwara, followed by Shea Goru, the desert oasis. Chandratal Lake is a must-see destination. No other trip will provide views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks and a stunning blue water lake like Hampta Pass. When you enter Lahaul via Hampta Pass, your entire experience and perspective change.
Heaven Riders India offers you the chance to trek across Hampta Pass and visit Chandratal Lake in Lahaul and Spiti. The journey begins and ends in Manali, one of the most well-known tourist destinations in the world.
• Altitude:- Jobra 9,800ft to Chika 10,100ft
• Manali to Jobra is a 2-hour drive
• Jobra to Chika is a 2-kilometer, Which means a 45-minute trek.
• Enough water through the trail
• Easy to Moderate trail.
It takes 2 hours to drive from Manali to Jobra. The 42 hairpin twists to the last road head are an important feature of the route. Manali sits at a height of 6,700 feet above sea level. It's an excellent spot to acclimate before beginning the trek. You will reach a height of 10,100 feet on the first day. The hike begins at the Allain Guhugal Hydel Project Junction on foot. A variety of trees, such as maple, deodar, and oak, can be found while crossing the main route. The view is very stunning. Trekkers would be greeted by a beautiful vegetation meadows after 20 minutes of trekking. Between the meadow and the Rani nallah is the Rani nallah.
The trekkers would be taken aback by the bizarre sight of a few sheep and cows grazing in the field. You rise up the hill on the left side of the meadow as you cross it. At the further end of the broad field, Chika can be found. This path is very picturesque and features a large green stretch. With the Rani River flowing, pithing the tents is a breeze.
• Altitude:- 10,100ft to 11,900ft
• 8.5Km, 6hr trek
• Moderate trail, gradual ascent
• Enough water on the way
• On the way, there's a river crossing, a boulder walk, and some brightly
colored small flowers.
This trail leads to rocky terrain with a sloping incline. The elevation is gentle, and the majestic Dhauladhar range can be seen in the distance. When one gets a glance at the Indrasan Peak, it is worth drooling over. The panorama becomes fairytale-like, and the grade progressively rises until you reach Jwara Nala. The River Crossing is the most thrilling part. The river crossing is not for the faint of heart, since it necessitates extreme caution. So, on this day, you'll have to cross two rivers: one at Chika Campsite and another near Jwara.
For adventurers, this is an exciting and magnificent time as you must open your shoes because the water level will reach your knee. After crossing the river, you will also experience numbness in your feet owing to the incredibly cold water.
• Altitude: 11,900ft to 14,100ft (Hampta Pass) to 12,900ft (Shea Goru)
• 7 km, 10hr hike
• Getting water is difficult, It will depend on the snow conditions
• A steady incline for the first hour, then a steep ascent to the pass
• From the Pass, it takes around 2 hours to descend steeply and 1 hour to walk
flat to the campsite
• It is the coldest location of the Hampta Pass Trek
• Remain in the tent and rest.
Because Hampta Valley is a tiny valley, there are tremendous contrasts in scenery. Because the valley is funnel-shaped and stays that way until the very end of the climb to Chhatru, the environment is extremely rich. Trekkers are ecstatic on this day because it is the descending portion, i.e. the descent to the Shea Goru Camp. The Indrasan Peak, Mt. Deo Tibba, and the massive glacier can all be seen from Hampta Pass. It will take around 8 hours to reach Shea goru, with a moderate ascent. Prepare yourself for the descent because it is slick and full of rocks and loose soil. While crossing the pass, this can be tough on your knees, therefore it's best to walk.
• Altitude: - 12,900ft to 11,000ft
• 7Km, 5hr trek
• Gradual descent on the moraine
• On day 4 or 5, drive to Chandratal and back to Chhatru camp location
(depends on road and weather conditions)
Everyone's favorite camping is Shea Goru. The contrast can be seen in the scenery. It's Lahaul's magnificent barren valley. Not only that, but the inclusion of a wildflower and a small stream passing by adds to the ethereal quality of the scene. Every mountain lover's fantasy scenery, with such gorgeous sceneries, drives trekkers and nature enthusiasts insane. The entire panorama of Hampta Pass is dominated by the Lahaul and Spiti ranges, as well as the Pir-Panjal Range. Trek to the Chhatru campground. If the roads are passable, you can bike to Chandratal Lake, which is around 41 kilometers away and takes 2 hours to arrive. Every one of us has heard of Ladakh's Pangong Lake.
The lake at Chandratal is absolutely magnificent and equally lovely. Drive to the Chandratal Lake in the Lahaul and Spiti area, which is a stunning emerald blue lake. It's the cherry on top of the cake because of the brilliant colours of the lake and the desert mountain. Later, return to Chhatru for the night. Chandratal is not where we will be staying. I'm merely a participant in the Hampta Pass Trek with Chandratal Lake.
The drive from Chhatru is breathtakingly beautiful. Witness magnificent views of Rohtang Pass, other mountain ranges, and Kullu and Manali's little hamlets. The final day will be a quiet day, and the five lavish adventurous days in Himachal Pradesh will come to a close.
In nature, the Hampta Pass Trek with Chandratal Lake is regarded as a moderate trek. The trail ascends to a height of over 14,100 feet. There is a significant altitude gain, from Jobra to Jwara (9,800ft to 11,000ft), which necessitates the use of very powerful lungs.
The Hampta Pass trip necessitates a high level of cardiovascular fitness. And you might be considering how to strengthen your lungs? To begin, go for a jog every day. Begin jogging slowly and gradually increase your speed. As a result, cardiovascular endurance exercises are highly vital for making your lungs stronger than before.
Remember to bring appropriate clothing, remain hydrated, and stay warm to properly acclimate.
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In case of any unforeseen weather conditions, government restrictions, road blockage or any other unavoidable circumstances beyond our control, certain activities during the expedition or the event itself may be cancelled/skipped, or there could be change in the itinerary.
In such instances, we will do our utmost to find an alternative activity or offer you with a voucher (in the case of event cancellation or rescheduling).
However, there would be no financial refund for the same. You will receive a full refund if the trip is cancelled by us due to a lack of a minimum number of individuals in the batch. Additionally, if you purchased trip insurance, rentals, off-loading, or other activities, you will not receive a refund. The booking cost is non-refundable in any case while using the partial payment mechanism.
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