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HIMACHAL PRADESH, NORTHERN INDIA. Hampta Pass trek is one of the most beautiful trek in the Manali region, affording views of lush green valleys, towering snow-clad mountains and barren hills with surrealistic forms and shapes. It's an excellent option for the trekker who is reasonably fit. Leaving the Manali valley, the trek proceeds through forests of walnut, oak and the occasional alder. Once atop the Hampta Pass (4270m), another spectacular panorama of peaks appears. Hampta Pass Trek takes us over the majestic foothills of the Himalaya, the Pir Pangal Range, crossing at Hampta Pass (4,268 m) to reach remote Lahaul. An isolated district of Himachal Pradesh, Lahaul lies amongst the Himalayas peaks. This was traditional alternative route between Lahaul and Kullu Valley before the road was made over Rohtang Pass.
Arrive Manali, check in to hotel. Later meet with our representatives (Trek leader & Guide). Trek Leader will review your climbing gear and brief you about trek. Overninght in the hotel. To reach Manali you can take direct Volvo from ISBT Kashmiri gate or from Majnu ka Tilla Volvo stand, it will take approximately 15 hours to reach Manali, all the Volvo services starts from 1730 hrs till 2230 hrs.
Morning board the cab and drive to Jobra (Starting point of trek) from Jobra start your first day trek of 02 – 03 hours. At the first leg cross pine trees forest after few minutes’ walk you will enter the forest of Maple, Oak and deodar trees, after crossing the forest you will reach at the beautiful green meadows, enjoy the landscapes, mountains and fresh air, you will pass the meadows then climb up for few minutes, you will reach Chika after finishing the meadow climb. Setup a camp site near to Rani river which makes this place a perfect site for camping.
Today we will trek towards to Balu ka Ghera, trek beside the left bank of river. The trail is easy and can be completed without any struggle , you will pass through Rhododendron and Silver birch trees, once you completed the stretch of forest, take a few minutes break and see the entire range of Dhauladhar, click some pictures of landscapes. After crossing the waterfall you will reach Jwara, it is a beautiful valley with vast meows, snow melting river and grazing sheaps, From here you will find the whole valley covered with different varieties of flowers, from here it will take another half hour to reach at the end of Jwara valley. From here the trail goes to slope and ends at Balu ka Ghera, it is a flat land covers with snow and grass, it is considered as a best place for campsite.
Trekking on fourth day is a bit difficult because on this day trekkers have to reach Upper Balu's Gera by a steep climb. After this the most difficult and most spectacular decision of the entire trek starts and it takes about 3 to 4 hours to reach the Humpta Pass from here. Reaching amidst the snowy peaks, you will feel an infinite peace of peace. After about half an hour trekking from Hamta trek you will reach Sima Guru.
On day five trekking is much easier than previous days trekking. With Lahul Spiti you can easily reach Chhatru, it is a very small place where some restaurants also exist. All the hills of Chhatru are surrounded by the Spiti valley. There is a confluence path from Chhatro Rohtang Pass, Hammam Pass and Spiti, if the weather is clear, trekkers can complete the Chanderatal and Chhatru trekking in just one day.
On day six you will reach Manali via Atal Tunnel. Thrilling trekking experience ends in Himachal. From Manali you can move to your next destination.
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Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.
In case you cancel the trip after commencement refund would be restricted to a limited amount that too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation and missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.
Where as in case of Cancellation before the commencement, it will take atleast two weeks time to refund the said amount.
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Any person who has a contagious disease is forbidden to travel, any person found during the tour with such a disease will be asked to leave the tour and will have to make their own arrangements to return home.