5 Nights 6 Days Trekking Trip To Hamta Pass (With Chandratal)
About Hampta Pass:
Trekking to Hampta Pass (Without Chandratal)
Hampta Pass lies at an altitude of 4270 m (14009 ft) on the Pir Panjal range in the Himalayas. It is a small corridor between Lahaul and Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. Hamta Village is located below Sethanvillage and from there it got its name Hamta Pass. This pass is frequently used by shepherds of lower Himalayan region, seeking for high altitude grassland in the dry cold desert of Lahaul during summer time. Numbers of wild flowers and herbs grow at the altitude between 3000 to 3800 m. Vertical rock walls, water falls, hanging glaciers, tiny lakes, peaks rising above 6000 m are main characteristics of this trek. People need a proper guide to cross certain glaciers. From Hamta pass one can extend their journey towards the beautiful Chandratal.
First day is reserved for meet and greet, and orientation, after you reach the base camp the trek leader will take a small orientation session, covering information like packing, walking techniques. You will also be given general information about the trek and the route. Stay overnight at the base camp.
On the second day we leave the base camp by 8 AM. We will be carrying lunch and breakfast with us. The first leg of the day’s travel would include a jeep drive from Base Camp to Hampta Dam. The way that leads to Hampta Dam is lined with Maple, Pine, Walnut and Oak trees, making it refreshing and enjoyable. After reaching Hampta we prepare to trek to Chikka, which is also our final destination for the day. It will take approximately 2 hours to reach this place, and it is also an easy stretch, crossing two wooden bridges and a small patch of forest. We reach the campsite at Chikka and prepare for our stay overnight.
The third day Trek is a gradual ascent. While Trekking, we will be able to see the spectacular Dhauladhar range in the background and Indrasan peak in front. The best part of today’s Trek that we have to cross two rivers one at the start just near to Chikka Campsite and other at waraNcusa. We will have our packed lunch after crossing the jwarancusa.
This is the most spectacular part of the Trek as we cross the Hampta Pass and then descend to our campsite in Siaguru. From Hampta Pass you can see the Indrasan Peak and its gigantic glacier. Today’s Trek will take us approximately 8 hrs to reach Siaguru. The ascent on this part of the Hampta Pass Trek will be moderate.
This day we have an easy descent through the Hampta Valley. The massive mountains of the Pir Panjal and Spiti ranges dominate the entire landscape till the campsite at Chatru. Chatru is a confluence point of paths from Rohtang Pass, Hampta Pass and Spiti. From Chatru if road and weather condition permit we head to the ChandraTaal and camp at suitable place according to the conditions.