Hampta Snow Trek
2 Nights/3 Days
2 to 12 people
English & Hindi
The trek to Hampta is surreal and at the same time intimidating during winter. The green meadows will be covered in snow and the whole valley will be wearing a white rob presenting you with an incredible view and an exciting experience. Even though touching the pass remains a remote possibility you can indulge in snow hiking and photography at an altitude of over 3000 m. soak in the imposing view of the snow-covered Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges with a valley brimming with snow.
- Camping In Sethan,
- Snow Hiking (December 2nd week onwards)
- Majestic View Of Dhauladhar And Pir Panjal Ranges.
Day-1: Report at Pirni at 9 am (2 km from Manali mall road)
The participants are requested to gather at Prini by 9 am. After refreshments and a safety briefing, we will start the trek. The trek from Prini to Sethan is about 4 hours long and it’s a moderate one. We will follow the main road to Sethan as our trails will be blocked with snow (December mid onwards). Once we reach the base camp in Sethan, unwind, relax and enjoy the atmosphere.
Day-2: Sethan - Hampta - Chikka - Sethan (3-4 hours)
Head out towards Hamta at early morning. This time it’s moderate but a little bit tricky. Our guides will be helping you during the ascent till Chikka. On the way we will stop at Hampta to catch a glimpse of village life as we are entering their world and culture. Onceat Chikka, indulge in snow hiking and click some photographs. After having our packed lunch here, we will be retracing our steps back to the base camp in Sethan. At night, enjoy dinner and music over a warm bonfire before you go to sleep.
Day-3: Sethan - Prini - Haripur/ Manali (estimated finish time: 3 pm)
The trek will end today as we head out in the morning from Sethan for Prini. The descent is gradual and even. Once we reach Prini, you are welcome to either extend your stay with us at the basecamp in Haripur or head to Manali to catch your evening bus.
- Services of experienced lead guide (MOI) and qualified assistant guides and trek coordinator.
- Porter/pony for equipment and camping gear
- Stay in traditional himalayan village home stay.
- All meals during the trek. (nutritious freshly cooked vegetarian)
- Kitchen equipment, cook and helper
- All the Camping arrangements
- Wildlife/ environmental permits and other permits & levies.
- Cost of any form of insurance (Personal/Baggage/Medical)
- All meals during road travel
- Cost of rescue, evacuation, hospitalization, etc.
- Any expense of purely personal nature
- Any expenses that arise due to change in itinerary and decrease/increase in no. of days because of natural forces like landslides, weather, roadblocks, flight cancellations, sickness etc.
- Porter/pony for your personal gear
- Backpack 40 - 50 Lt. with rain cover.Day Pack 15 - 20 Lt. -To carry your personal gear, camera, water bottle, trail clothing, packed food etc. (you will need this, when you offload your larger pack onto a horse/porter)
- Trekking Shoes: Please do not wear sports shoes as on most treks as we go higher it gets harder to use the sports shoes. We recommend shoes with a good hard sole and also ankle support preferable water proof. While we do not subscribe to any particular brand you can try the Quechua Forclaz 600 or like. Socks:
- 2-3 pairs of cotton socks
- 1-2 pair of woolen socks (best to use when in camp. Not recommended while trekking).
- Pants: 2-3 pairs -Ideal are quick dry light weight synthetic pants. Alternatively track pants are also comfortable to trek in. Avoid jeans/denims.
- T-shirts 2-3 pairs–Preferably full sleeves.
- Synthetic Fleece Jacket -1 pair.
- Wind proof/ Water proof Jacket -1 pair.
- Down filled / Hollow fiber fill insulated Jacket – 1 pair (optional-get this if you want to stay extra warm at camps.)
- Thermal liners-1 pair upper and lower (optional)
- Failing to report at the reporting time till 3 hours will be considered as a "No-show" case.
- The trek can be customized and facilitated for 1 participant also and for fixed departures we take max. 6 participants in one group - In case of less than 2 members commute will be made through public transport.
- In case you are travelling by your own car, we suggest you arrive directly at our basecamp located in Haripur (address will be shared after booking), 14-16 km from Manali on the Naggar road, the day before the start of the trek.
- Participants are expected to have a reasonably good fitness level.
- In the trek, if the group size is not met, the trek will not be cancelled; however we will travel in public transport.
- 30 days prior to departure - 90% refund.
- 15 - 29 days prior to departure - 50% refund
- Less than 15 days prior to departure: no refund
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Our thoroughly researched itineraries are designed to offer you access to some of the world\'s best-kept secrets. We have personally explored the destinations we offer with in-depth knowledge that goes towards making your experience more than worth your while. However, at times due factors beyond any one’s control, situations may arise which can pose a challenge to the safety and security of the group members. To minimize any negative impact, we subscribe strictly to “Safety Protocol” which is an intensive and comprehensive compilation of safety and security measures undertaken to ensure a seamless and safe experience for its guests. There are factors which are controllable and attention to them ensures lower risks and toned down consequences.
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We provide our clients with porters/ponies for their convenience on demand and at a fixed price (Rs.500 per day for the duration of the trek and a maximum of 10 kg per person)
Some of our own trek leaders are qualified, experienced ladies. All treks are extremely safe for ladies and we have a lot of solo clients who are ladies.
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You need to carry an original ID card and a photograph.
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There are no doctors on the trek; however our trek leaders are experienced in first aid and basic medical protocols.
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Our trip will start from the base camp in Haripur, 14 km short of Manali. If you are travelling by Volvo bus, you are requested to de-board at the Patlikuhal bus stand and we will receive you from there and drive you to the base camp
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The water during the trip is fresh and it is recommended to carry your personal reusable water bottles and filters as well.