This is a 4N/5D Hamta Pass Trek fixed departure moderate trip at max 13,800 feet.
Day 1: Reporting and Acclimatization at Rumsu.
Day 2: Rumsu to Chikka.
Day 3: Chikka to Balu ka Ghera.
Day 4: Balu ka Ghera to Hamta Pass. Descend to Balu Ka Ghera.
Day 5: Descend to Hamta Dam. Departure from Manali.
Day 1: Reporting and Acclimatization at Rumsu
We will get down at Patlikuhal (20 km before Manali and 20 km after Kullu) from bus. Jeep ride to Rumsu base camp(10 km). After freshening up and breakfast all the participants will undergo through registration process for the trek. Post Lunch we will go for an acclimatization walk. Orientation regarding the trek will be given by the chief organizer in the evening. The orientation will cover information like rucksack packing, marching/walking technique and general awareness about a Himalayan Trek. Overnight stay at Rumsu base camp.
Day 2: Rumsu to Chikka
After morning breakfast we will start the day’s trek with a beautiful drive to Hamta dam from Rumsu at 8 am.The trek to Chikka starts from Hamta Dam and is easy. It takes around 2-3 hours to complete it. There is a small forest patch and then two wooden bridges before you reach the camp site. Chikka has big rock boulders and a beautiful waterfall. Overnight in tents at Chikka.
Day 3: Chikka to Balu ka Ghera
After morning breakfast we will start the trek for Balu Ka Ghera. Trek duration is around 4 to 5 hours from Chikka to Balu ka Ghera scaling 11900 feet. The initial part of the trek goes through the bank of the river crossing few rock boulders. There is a water stream that needs to be crossed on the way.
Balu ka Ghera is a large plain ground on the bank of the river and camping at this spot is a dream in reality. One can spot Indrasan, the highest peak of Manali valley from here. Snacks would be served in the evening followed by dinner. Overnight camping at Balu Ka Ghera..
Day 4:Balu ka Ghera to Hamta Pass. Descend to Balu Ka ghera.
Today’s trek starts early as we will try covering the maximum snow patch before sun rise. The trek route from Balu Gehra towards Hamta Pass is a moderate climb, scaling 4,200 meters. The trek route is covered with snow, so starts by 6 am in the morning from Balu ka Gera. It takes around 4 to 5 hours to reach the top of the Hamta Pass. We will then descend back to Balu Ka Ghera camp site. Overnight stay at Balu Ka Ghera.
Day 5: Descend to Hamta Dam. Departure from Manali.
After morning breakfast we will start our descend to Hamta dam via the same route.The descend is normal and takes around 5 hours.Jeep Ride to Manali. Departure will happen from Manali by 5 PM.
Steel Plate, Mug, and rucksack can be issued at the base camp for no extra cost.
Camping ground booking
Meals(Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner)
Cost of Emergency
Personal Porter Charges
Any personal expense.
This is a group tour
What to carry
Woolen clothes,Woollen cap,Jackets/Wind-cheater.
Thermal wear(1-2 pairs)
Trekking shoes(should have ankle support, good grip, and waterproof)
Snow gloves/normal gloves.
Lunch box, water bottle, spoon.
Torch and batteries.
The cost is for one adult.
Limited seats. Book only on dates mentioned in 'Batch Details'.
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