Humpta Pass Trek
Roping the beautiful valleys of Kullu and Lahaul, Humpta Pass Trek is one of the most sought after treks amongst beginners as well as experienced trekkers. Set at an altitude of 4270 meters, this trek is a landscape delight, pegged at moderate grade. It is in fact one of those few treks that offers everything one can wish for in a Himalayan trek – A walk through thick pine forests to open meadows; crossing over adventurous waterways, leading to some incredible glacial valleys, which eventually leads to the semi-arid high altitude desert
> Per Person – Rs. 9000
> Total Duration – 4 Nights / 5 Days
> Maximum Altitude – 3700 mtrs / 12030 ft.
> Grade – Easy to Moderate
> Best Season – May to November
> Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse in rumsu /Organized Campsite
> Food – On trek – All meals included
> Distance – 48 K
> Basic First aid Kit with portal oxygen.
> Forest Permits and camping charges
> What is NOT included in the tour
> Personal Porters for carrying trekker’s backpacks
> Personal trekking equipments – like trekking poles or sleeping bag liners
> Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation
Purchases of personal natures (like mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)
> Food to/from the trail head.
What is included in the tour
Local transport during Trek
Highly Advanced and qualified Guide from Himalaya Destinations
Skilled Local Guide who has ample knowledge of the route
Vegetarian meals on the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff.
Porters/mules for carrying common equipments (like rations/tents/utensils/)
equipment’s – equipment’s – Tents on sharing basis / Sleeping bags / Sleeping Mattress/ Sleeping bag Inner
While on trek all meals will be provided. Meals will be freshly prepared and will be a mix of Indian, Chinese & Continental.
Day 1 – Arriva
Arrive and report at Rumsu base camp, roughly at around 8am and get yourself registered for the trek between 8am-10am. Post registration, freshen up and hit the breakfast table for some energy, as the meal will be followed by an acclimatization walk, orientation and briefing of the trek. During the day, further adapt your body to the natural features of the area with mountain climbing sports and high rope activities like commando net, swinging bridge, plank walk, Burma Bridge, sloth walk and obstacles. Lunch at 1pm and then break away to enjoy the early evening your way. The day ends with an ice breaking session in the evening with bone fire followed by dinner. (Quick tip: art lovers can visit Roerich’s art gallery)
Day 2 – Trek from Rumsu to Chikka
The trek kick starts with an indulging drive to Humpta Dam from Rumsu sharp at 8am, following breakfast. The first leg of the trek starts from Humpta Dam to Chikka, which is quite easy and can be completed in 2-3 hours’ time. Enroute to the camp site one can smell the natural vegetation while in a forest patch and stroll down indigenous wooden bridges. Chikka is popular amongst campers for its big boulders and beautiful waterfalls. Pitch tents and set camp in this beauty for the night.
Day 3 – Trek from Chikka to Balu ka Gher
Get set for a 6-7 hr long trek from Chikka to Balu Ka Ghera, post breakfast. Scaling 11,900 feet, Balu Ka Ghera is an open field at the bank of Rani River. Cross some massive rock boulders and water streams by the bank, enroute to the camp site, a secret and dreamy world. Get a closer view of Manali’s highest peak Indrasan. Take a pit stop somewhere amid this gorgeousness for lunch and enjoy freshly cooked dinner before retiring for the night at Balu Ka Ghera.
Day 4 – Trek from Balu Ka Ghera to Shia Ghoru
This is the third leg of the trek and starts really early to cover maximum snow patch before sun rise. This stretch entails moderate climb and takes around 4-5 hours to reach atop Humpta Pass. Parked at a height of 4200 meters, the aerial view of Spiti Valley is a spectacle one can’t afford to miss. After soaking in the all the chill and beauty of Hampta pass, trekkers will descend to Shia Ghoru Camp site. The descend is steep and one can easily slide down if there’s enough snow. Pitch your tents and spend the night on the lap of nature.
Day 5 – Trek from Shia Ghoru to Chhatru and then drive to Chandratal
The last leg of the trek ends at Chhatru. The day starts early and post breakfast get ready for an adrenaline pumping river crossing to begin with. On this day the trek starts easing down a little and mostly entails descend. Get bewitched by the hypnotic views of Lahaul and Spiti Valley, decked with the majestic Pir Panjal and Spiti Ranges. Chhatru basically is a small junction, where roads coming from Rohtang Pass, Humpta Pass and Spiti converge. A jeep safari will be arranged from Chhatru in which trekkers will be transported to Chandrataal and then back to Chhatru camp site.
Day 6 – Drive from Chhatru to Manal
One the sixth day this soul healing and visually appealing trek comes to end. Post breakfast enjoy the scenic jeep drive to Manali from Chhatru via Rohtang Pass, from where all trekkers will disperse for their respective destinations, with new memories and new friends.
General tips and tricks
1. Make sure you carry warm clothes irrespective of the fact that what season you are travelling in.
2. Carry your own trekking gear and equipments and be always prepared. 3. Carry a medical aid kit and your usual medicines for the way. 4. A good pair of trekking shoes is a must. 5. Carry raingear no matter if you are travelling during monsoon season. 6. Make sure you obtain all the permits well in advance required for trekking in the region. 7. Make sure you carry spare batteries and film roll for camera as there will be no electricity supply. 8. A well informed and trained guide is very important and do make sure to sought out all trivial things well in advance to avoid misunderstanding.
Want to make it a private tour?
Book this trip as a private departure – for any group, big or small.