Hampta Pass Circuit Trek

duration Duration 4 Days / 3 Nights
altitude Maximum Altitude 10,100 ft
age Minimum Age 8+
Camp Thrill Level Extreme
Camp Tour type Group
About the Hampta Pass Circuit Trek

Hampta Pass Circuit trek is one of those astonishing treks in Himachal Pradesh which introduces you to an entirely different world of gorgeous nature and stunning wildlife. This trek takes you on a journey of introspection and finding purpose. Hampta valley is snuggled deep in Himachal Pradesh which is yet to be explored by the commercial sector. This gives us an opportunity to venture into the wild which is unadulterated and unspoiled.

The magnificent trail takes you through immensely dense forests of oak and pine and occasionally opens up to its incredible vastness. The route is also accompanied by sparkling streams coming out of the Himalayas. The gigantic landscape looks like a gaping mouth with streams flowing in between and massive mountains protecting it from all sides.

Hampta Pass trek is amazingly famous in the summers with its absolutely lush green environment. But winters of Hampta are stunningly opposite with its entire valley covered with glittering snow. People who do not want to trek in summers, but want to soak in the beauty at its best, prefer winters to wander into the Hampta Valley.

One of the best things Hampta circuit trekking offers you is the incredible waterfalls. All the waterfalls which you cross during the trek surprise you with their startling beauty. These waterfalls are also a perfect place for you to rest and spend some quiet time to yourself.

Hapta pass trek happens only in summers, but the Hampta circuit’s best time is in winters. Hampta circuit’s weather stays very cold yet pleasant in the winters, which is stark opposite to summers. Hampta Circuit’s temperature in winters swings around -1 to 5 degrees celsius which is though less than any other Himalayan trek but is enough to give you chills. With the Hampta circuit altitude of about 10,100 ft. you not only get enough cold to shiver but also enough astonishing views to devour.

Another added benefit of the Hampta Pass Circuit trek is that it starts from one of the most charming towns of Himachal Pradesh - Manali. Manali is a cute little hamlet nestled in the Kullu Valley with the Beas Kund river flowing just beside it. What makes Manali so different and unique against all the other hill stations is it being a gateway to the adventure activities in Solang valley, and trekking in Parvati valley.

Manali also holds one of the most vibrant series of cafes and restaurants to savor. The weary old traditional streets and historical buildings enchant your soul and offer you an opportunity to witness a perfect blend of modernity and traditionality.

 

Why Moustache? 

Moustache believes in the idea of ‘Affordable Traveling’. We here at Moustache believe that the opportunities to witness the naked beauty of the Himalayas shouldn’t be limited to a few communities but to everyone. Therefore, Moustache has got one of the most affordable, personally tailored packages just for you! Keeping the Covid crisis in check, Moustache also has a very flexible cancellation and rescheduling policy.

Day 1: Report at Old Manali and stay at Moustache Manali.

 

Altitude: Approx 6,730 ft

Meal Included: Dinner (Veg)

Stay Type: Stay in dorm beds on a sharing basis.

  • Arrive at Old Manali, check in to your Dorms at Moustache Hostel, indulge yourself in the various inhouse activities.
  • Step out of the hostel, visit nearby markets. Go for a cafe hopping activity and enjoy the hospitality of the locals. You can buy or rent the trek essentials from the market.
  • Old Manali has always welcomed people who are young at heart, the vibe you get there is different and energetic.
  • Spend your evenings at the hostel or you can visit the banks of Manalsu river.

 

Day 2: Drive to Prini, Trek  from Prini to Sethan Village.

 

Altitude: 6,730 ft to 8,850 ft

Meals Included: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks - Dinner

Drive: 5 km (12 - 15 min)

Trek: 5 km (4 - 5 hrs)

Stay Type: Stays in a guest house on a double triple sharing basis.

  • Wake up to a chilly morning, have your breakfast at the hostel and get ready for a drive to Prini. The drive will take around 15 mins to complete.
  • Prini will be  the start point of the trek, today you trek to Sethan village. A 5 km trek which will take 4 -5 hours to complete.
  • The hike to Sethan village is a mixed terrain of forest and road which will keep you involved in the trek.
  • Explore the Sethan Village and indulge into the peace and calmness of the region.
  • Once reached Sethan, observe the Dhauladhar range surrounding the village with river Beas flowing to its side.
  • Check in to your guest house and enjoy the hot meals served, try to sleep early today in order to start early the next day.

 

Day 3: Sethan village to Chika, back to Sethan village

 

Altitude: 8,850 ft to 10,100 ft

Trek: 8 km (7 -8 hrs)

Meals Included: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks - Dinner

Stay Type: Stays in a guest house on a double triple sharing basis.

  • Wake up early this morning, have your breakfast. Today you will trek to Chika over snow till the point is doable.
  • Leave your luggage at the Guest house and trek with the essentials as you will trek over the snow and during the evening time we will be back to the same guest house.
  • Today the trek will be till an elevation of 10,100 ft (Chika). Trek over the snow line, indulge into the snow activities.
  • While your time in Chika at one side you have the lush green Kullu Valley and on the other side the deserted valley of Lahaul is positioned. Capture each and every moment and enjoy the time.
  • After spending enough time at Chika, it's time to head back to Sethan Village. Retrace your way back as we will be trekking back on the same route.
  • After reaching Sethan Village, enjoy the hot meals served at the guest house and retire for the day.

 

Day 4: Trek back to Prini and drive to Manali


Altitude: 6,730 ft

Drive: 5 km (12 - 15 min)

Trek: 5 km (4 - 5 hrs)

Meal Included: Breakfast

  • Wake up to a lazy morning, have your nutritious breakfast with the guest and pack your bags to return back to Manali.
  • You will be trekking back on the same route, try to memorize what all you can in the last few hours of the trek.
  • After reaching Prini, you will be driven back to Moustache Manali, which will take another 15 mins.

Air: Take a flight to Kullu or Chandigarh airport and board a bus to reach Manali and a cab or an auto to Moustache Manali.

Road: Volvo transfers are available from Delhi & Chandigarh to Manali and board a cab or auto to Moustache Manali.

Rail: Take a train to Chandigarh or Delhi railway station and board a bus to Manali and a cab to Moustache Manali.

1. Shirts / T-shirts –2/3, Jeans / Trekking Pant

2. Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood

3. Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollensweater

4. Thermal inner wear (upper & lower), Scarf/muffler (optional)

5. Woollen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)

6. Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (Waterproof shoes with a thick sole are recommended)

7. Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers

8. Raincoat / Poncho, Small quick-dry towel

9. Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleribottles!!)

10. Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face

11. Sun glasses (polarized/UV Protected), Walking stick / Trekking pole

12. Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm, Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)

13. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication

14. Personal toiletries

15. Hand Sanitizer

16. Extra face masks

Inclusions:

1. You will be greeted by our trek team with welcome drink on your arrival to Moustache Manali.

2. All stays included from Moustache Manali to Moridugh on double / triple sharing basis:

 (i) Dorm stay on day 1

 (ii) Guest house on day 2 & 3.

3. All meals included from Day 1 dinner to Day 4 breakfast. Vegetarian meals will be served throughout the trek.

4. Skilled local staff who have ample knowledge of the route

5. Hot water will be provided on request, while staying at dorms in Moustache Manali only.

6. All trek essentials included–

 (i) Safety equipment - microspikes, gaiters as per requirements and basic first aid kit.

 (ii) Permit - forest and camping fee included.

7. The tranport from Moustache Manali to Kulang and back is included in the trek fee.

8. Covid Related Information

 

Exclusions:

1. The above trek charges does not include the GST charges (5%).

2. Personal essentials -

(i) Equipment - Gumboots, trekking poles, sleeping bag, liners etc.

(ii) Insurance - Personal and travel insurances.

(iii) Beverage - Mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages

(iv) Snacks - Chocolate, dry fruits, protein or nutrition bar.

(v) Entertainment - Camera or drone fees.

3. In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure", medical emergency or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.

4. Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the Guest.

5. Anything which is not included in Inclusion.

6. Separate tents on request, will be charged extra (INR 1,500 per tent)

1. If cancellations are made within 48 hours prior to the start of the trek, 100% advance will be charged as cancellation fee.

2. If cancellations are made between 2-7 days prior to the start of the trek, either 75% of paid amount will be returned to the guest or whole advance amount can be adjusted against any trek within next 6 months.

3. If cancellations are made prior to 7 days from the start of the trek, 100% of the total advance will be refunded.

4. If you book the trek by paying 25% of the booking amount and fail to make the 100% payment before 25 days from date of travel. In this case, your booking will get cancelled automatically and can only be reconfirmed once you make the full payment, depending on the availability of slots.

5. In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of ""force majeure"", medical emergency or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.

6. Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

7. The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

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