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 05 Nights 06 Days      Sethan, Manali

14,500.00 + 5% GST

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    Kullu and Lahaul are two adjoining districts and are separated by the formidable Rohtang La. Rohtang La is snowbound from October to June. Both valleys are geographically quite different. The Kullu/Manali valleys are green with thick forest cover and heavy rains. However, Lahaul is in a rain-shadow area with partial Trans-Himalayan barrenness. The trail to Chandratal over Hampta Pass combines both these areas and gives a wonderful walk with two completely different terrains to enjoy.

    Hampta Pass Trek Trip Facts:

    • Trip Type: Guided Experiential Trip Incl. Trek
    • Region: Kullu & Spiti
    • Max. Altitude: 4298 meters
    • Grade: Moderate
    • Start and end point: Manali
    • Total trekking distance: 26 kms
    • Transport: Private vehicle for the group

    Highlights of Hampta Pass Trek to Chandratal

    • Camping at High Altitude Lake Chandratal at 4290 meters
    • Cross the Gateway to Hampta Pass at 4270 meters
    • High Altitude Mountain Passes Kunzum La and Rohtang La
    • Stay in ‘The Wilderness Lodge’ in Sethan
    • Stay in Himalayan Jungle Lodge in Soil Village
    • Option of Paragliding, river Rafting and Zip-lining

    Detailed Itinerary of the Hampta Pass Trek with Chandratal Camping

    Arrive in Manali – ‘dA Base’ Sethan – acclimatization hike – Himalayan village experience

    As part of our “Mountaineerz Safety Protocol’, the guests are requested to join us at our camp in Sethan, Manali. We will make prior arrangements for the guests to be driven to Sethan at a fixed time. Pick up will be arranged from Prini, 2 km from Manali at 10 am. Please ensure you are properly geared up for the trek. Any last minute shopping can be done from Manali before assembling in Prini. From here we’ll drive 45 minutes to Sethan. Unwind and refresh yourself at this beautiful village nestled in a Deodhar forest at an altitude of 9200 feet. Acclimatize and explore surroundings. Guests will then meet the team and staff in order to get comfortable with them and to clarify any doubts. The guides and team leads will share the Dos and Don’ts of the trek. Enjoy some delicious dinner around a bonfire with the group and retire early. 

    Meals: Lunch and Dinner

    Stay: The Wilderness Lodge

    Travel: Manali to Sethan by cab

    Satrt Hampta Pass Trek to Chandratal: Sethan - Jobri - Chikka | 10 Mins Drive and 3 Hrs Trek

    The guides and team leads will share the Dos and Don’ts of the trek. After breakfast, once all the group members have come-in, we’ll drive to the trek starting point Jobri.

    The trekking trail alternates from thick forests and open grounds till Chikka. We will be crossing a few glacial streams over improvised wood bridges. After 3-4 hrs into the trek, we’ll be greeted by beautiful forested peaks, visible from Chikka. From here we also get an excellent view of Deo Tibba and the Indrasan group of peaks. We’ll be in Chikka by lunchtime. Overnight camping in Chikka.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Stay: Camping

    Travel: Hiking

    Chikka - Juara - Balughera (3530m) (3-4 Hours)

    The trail leads to alpine meadows, full of interesting flora. After crossing stream at Juara, the glacial features of the surrounding mountains can be seen along the way. Bhalu ka Ghera (Bear’s Circle), in its literal sense, is a place where brown bears are said to hibernate during winters. A beautiful camping spot and it is here that we camp for the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Stay: Camping 

    Travel: Hiking

    Balughera - Hampta Pass (4298 m) to Sheagoru (3597 m) - (5 km - 6 hrs trek)

    Start the day early by climbing up for about 2 km up to the Hampta pass, while walking on the snowfields. It is now time to get shutter happy with your camera. The final ridge is a little steep to climb and when snowbound you will have to cut steps in the ice up the pass. The view from here is jaw dropping. The peaks in Lahaul, particularly in the Kulti valley and of the Chandrabhaga group, are seen as a huge cluster, with the peak of Mulkila IV raising its head above them. From the top of the pass you can see the majestic Mt. Deo Tibba (6001 m), Indrasan (6221 m) and the mighty Greater Himalayan and Pir Panjal Range. A short descent leads to the campsite at Sheagoru. We will camp in a beautiful meadow by the stream.

    Stay: Camping

    Meals: breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and refreshments (freshly cooked veg)

    Travel: Hiking

    Sheagoru to Chatru (3360 m) to Chandratal (4270 m) (4 hr trek and 2 hr drive)

    Today’s trek begins with crossing a small stream and a walk following the valley stream down to the mighty River Chandra. The descent to River Chandra is a bit steep and follows a long ridge. Once in the valley you will rejoin the road which crosses the bridge across the river to Chatru. However gentle the river appears, do not try to ford the River Chandra – always use a bridge. This deceptive river has swept away many trekkers trying to take a shortcut. Arriving by the side of Manali-Spiti road at Chatru, we will stop here for tea and lunch break before driving to Chandratal via Chhota Dhara (3517 m) and Batal.

    There are lovely views of the “Chhota Shigri” (small glacier) and “Bara Shigri” (big glacier) along with several high peaks of Lahaul. From Batal onwards it can be very windy as the valley opens up here. The road climbs steeply around many bends to Kunzum La in the east. This road leads to Spiti valley. There is a new footpath leading from Kunzum La that descends to Chandratal, however the more direct approach is the road from Batal, going into the Chandra valley in the north. We will be driving along the left bank river Chandra after crossing a bridge near Batal. The trail continues for about 14 km to the scenic campsite at the bank of Chandratal, from here you can see the panoramic view of the Chandrabhaga Range.

    Stay: Camping

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and refreshments (freshly cooked veg)

    Travel: Hiking and Driving (Chattru to Chandratal)

    Chandratal - Kunzum La - Batal - Rohtang - Manali

    The emerald colored expanse is breathtaking. Spend the morning at leisure by the mesmerizing Chandratal Lake. Situated in a bowl and in a beautiful crescent shape, it offers a view of many peaks. The massive Samundri Tapu glacier joins the valley from the west. It is linked with some major peaks and the Mulkila group at its head. Witness the grandeur of the mighty Himalaya as we drive to the Kunzum La (4590 m) pass. You will witness majestic landscapes of the high-altitude desert adorned with glaciers.  Drive back to Manali via the Atal Tunnel.

    Brilliant photography opportunities to get those national geographic-like pictures.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Travel: Driving (Chandratal – Kunzum La-Manali)

    Extension: Upon reaching Manali we’ll have lunch at a nice restaurant then head to the cottage. Unwind in comfort. Share your experience of the trek over bonfire and dinner.

    Explore Manali - Ziplining, Paragliding and departure

    After a leisurely breakfast, Zipline (the highest in the country) and paragliding (highest and longest in Manali) or rafting can be arranged for those interested. Transport will be arranged to drop participants at the bus stop. Explore Old Manali before getting on the Volvo to continue your journey back to your destination.

    Meals: Breakfast


    • Stay in comfortable tents during the trek on triple sharing
    • Meals included – Starting from snacks and dinner on day-1 to breakfast on day-6 (veg/non-veg freshly cooked)
    • Services of experienced and qualified lead guide and assistant guide.
    • All the Camping arrangements
    • Wildlife/ environmental permits and other permits & levies.
    • All transportation as per itinerary in local cars/jeeps
    • First-aid medication with an oxygen cylinder and all emergency backups.


    • Food at dhabas during the road trip
    • Cost of any form of insurance (Personal/Baggage/Medical)
    • Cost of rescue, evacuation, hospitalization, etc.
    • Any expenses of purely personal nature
    • Any expenses that arise due to changes in itinerary because of natural forces like landslides, weather, roadblocks, cancellations, sickness etc.
    • Cost of optional activities we offer, like paragliding, angling, rafting etc.
    • Porterage for your personal bags

    Additional Activities

    • Stay at ‘The Himalayan Jungle Lodge’ in Soil village, Manali
    • Wilderness Lodge in Sethan, manali
    • Paragliding
    • Zip-lining
    • River Rafting
    • Stay of your choice in any 3, 4 or 5-star cottage or hotel can be arranged at prior request

    Stay Facilities on 'Hampta Pass trek with Chandratal Camping' Package

    Stays included in the package –

    • 5 nights in comfortable hiking tents

    Recommended Optional Stay –

    • 1 night at ‘dA Base’ – Mountaineerz Base Camp
    • The Himalayan Jungle Lodge in Soil, Manali
    • Wilderness Lodge in Sethan

    Stay of your choice in any 3, 4 or 5 star cottage or hotel can be arranged at prior request

    * optional stays are subject to availability


    Items to Carry

    • Pants: 2-3 pairs – quick dry lightweight synthetic pants or track pants. Avoid jeans/denims.
    • Tshirts 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
    • Thermal liners – 1 pair upper and lower (optional)
    • Trekking Shoes: We recommend shoes with a good hard sole and also ankle support preferably waterproof. While we do not subscribe to any particular brand you can try the Quechua Forclaz 600 or like it.
    • Socks: 2-3 pairs of cotton socks, 1 pair of woollen socks (to use when in camp. Not recommended while trekking).
    • A woollen cap for the head and ears
    • Toiletries -Sunscreen SPF 40+, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Soap, Toilet paper.
    • Repair Kit (needle and thread).
    • Headlamp/ Torch.
    • Camera.
    • Water Bottle- Ideally keeps two bottles 1 litre each.
    • Trekking Pole -Optional.
    • Plastic Packing covers. (Please pack all your gear in waterproof plastic bags so that your clothes etc do not get wet while on horses or porters. Also carry extra plastic bags in case you need to pack wet clothes.)

    Note: We advise you to carry all the belongings in a rucksack so that it is easy to move around in case of any emergency.

    How to reach Manali

    • Delhi to Manali – Volvo Bus
    • Chandigarh to Manali – Volvo Bus
    • Delhi to Bhuntar – Flight (we’ll arrange for a pickup at the airport on request)

    *If you need any assistance with your travel bookings, let us know and we’ll be happy to help!


    Safety & Adventure Sports
    The most basic yet prominent principle of indulging in any adventure activity is to take all the necessary precautions for safety.
    We at Yoloo.Life, keep it all in account and ensure maximum safety measures to pre-plan the trip and minimize any kind of risk. We plan to mitigate the risk of high altitude-related problems by preparing and acclimatizing well and staying in comfort.
    We strongly suggest you keep yourself adequately hydrated- possibly double your water intake.

    • Ensure that you take all your medications along to avoid any health issues.
    • Inform your friends and family before you depart for the trip and let them know that this will be a ‘No-Network’ zone.

    We will be your point of contact throughout the entire trip. Our complete staff is trained and certified, including our wilderness first responders on the programs. So in any case, we will be there to help you out.

    Payments, Confirmation, and Cancellation Policies


    Payment Policy

    • You can book your trip with just INR. 2000 and pay the balance 30 days before the trip start date or
    • you can pay the full amount here using netbanking or upi upto 7 days before trip start date
    • Spiti Valley Group tours are planned on a first-come first-served basis.

    Confirmation Policy

    • Once the payment is received, you will be notified over email with a confirmation.

    Cancellation Policy

    • In the event of cancellation, we must be notified in writing (e-mail to
    • Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges will be as follows: –

    Refund Policy for this Spiti Valley Tour Package

    • Cancellation 15 days from the trip

    Full refund within 05 working days

    • Cancellation between 07 days and 14 days in advance

    The amount would be adjusted against another spiti trip or 50% refund.

    • Cancellation between 0 days and 07 days to the start of the trip.

    No refund and adjustment against any planned Spiti road trip may be possible subject to applicable hotel and vehicle cancellation conditions.

    Please Note:

    • In case the tour has to be cancelled or cut short due to any reason natural, medical or otherwise No Refund would be made although alternate activity and stay with dinner and breakfast would be provided.
    • Change of Spiti Trip Group Tour batch is dependent on the availability of seats in that batch
    • In case of transferring a trek to a friend, they should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by Yoloo.Life