Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass

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2nd Oct 2015
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar

During snow storm

Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar

walking alongside chenab

Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar

our dining room & table :-p

Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar

masterchef

Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar

Chandratal Lake

Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar

rest time !

Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar

Balu Ka Ghera

Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar

yay snow fall :P

Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar

hiking: making our own path

Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Finding Ourself - Trek to Chandratal via Hampta Pass by Vipin Kumar

FiA beautiful trek with green pastures on first day and walking alongside a river on the whole trek then rocky terrain and snow on other days. We were drinking water coming down from glaciers just as pure as bottled water, eating delicious food.

It felt majestic while crossing Hampta Pass. Snow was falling slowly and this was the first time I experienced snow fall. Though later it was hard to stay there and the path got dangerous as it was too steep and got slippery due to mud and snow. But overall it was fun crossing the pass.

Last but not least I wanna thank our organizer North Land Adventures for providing all the necessary items and good staff. After a tiring day we got our food on time and different food every day. Our guide Vinod was so helpful that he helped us to cross hampta pass when our conditions were not so good. They are worth mentioning.

Well I came to Manali again, and this time too spent very less time. went to Prini from here in a cab provided by the trip organizer.
We began our trek from Prini to Jobri.The trek passes through some spectacular landscape to just below the Hamta Pass, on a grassy bank sloping down from the cliffs. The impressive grandeur of immediate surroundings, the nearness of the Tokru-Shakru peaks, the wonderful coloring of the rocks and mountainside, all make this one of the best campsite on the route. Overnight camp
Photo of Prini to Jobri by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Prini to Jobri by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Prini to Jobri by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Prini to Jobri by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Prini to Jobri by Vipin Kumar
Second day trek is completely ascent but a normal gradual ascent, initial part of trekking is on stones and on boulders, in second day of trek trees gets vanish after couple of hours and Dhauladhar ranges are visible from there. Hot lunch in Balu Ka Gera this day camp site which means the bed of sand, this sand is brought down by Rani river. Overnight camp
Photo of Jobri to Balu ka ghera by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Jobri to Balu ka ghera by Vipin Kumar
This day is moderately steep assent, in some places its gets tough ascents, just after Hampta pass track is steep descend for 2-3 hours. Descent was quite difficult as there was snow storm, initially it looked beautiful but after sometime it was too hard to descend due to heavy snow fall and cold. One can see snow coming up due to air and only fog below. Our camp was at Siagoru, this camp site is the most coldest camp site of Hampta Pass Trek. Night temperature was below -4 degrees, everything freezed in night. Overnight camp
Photo of Balu ka Ghera to Siagoru via Hampta Pass, Lahaul And Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Balu ka Ghera to Siagoru via Hampta Pass, Lahaul And Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Balu ka Ghera to Siagoru via Hampta Pass, Lahaul And Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Balu ka Ghera to Siagoru via Hampta Pass, Lahaul And Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Balu ka Ghera to Siagoru via Hampta Pass, Lahaul And Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Balu ka Ghera to Siagoru via Hampta Pass, Lahaul And Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India by Vipin Kumar
Photo of Balu ka Ghera to Siagoru via Hampta Pass, Lahaul And Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India by Vipin Kumar
After breakfast we crossed the river and proceeded to our way to Chatru. 4½ hours of downhill trek. Easy with some tricky sections. This day trek descends through the Hampta valley with easy descent, as you move closer to the road, the descent gets a little tricky. We walked alongside Chenab river. Then came to Chatru (our base camp) and from there 3 hours drive to Chandertal. Chandertal – this one is the beautiful lake with clear water same as Pangong lake. spent 1-2 hours there and then back to chatru. Stayed at our camp in night and back to Manali next day.
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