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BREIF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM:
A quintessential trek for trekkers, the Hampta Pass trek is tailor made for those looking to experience the Himalayan adventures! The easiest access point for this trek is in Manali at an altitude of 14,100 ft, unlike most treks that start from a remote village.
Hampta Pass trekking is appealing mostly due to the fact that it connects the beautiful valleys of Kullu and Lahaul. The awe-inspiring landscapes and natural foliage of the region itself draws trekkers a plenty, not to mention the abundance of rare Himalayan birds and orchids spotted here.
Flourished with thick alpine forests, sprawling meadows, glacial valleys, this trek packs the punch of an idyllic adventure in the Himalayas. Another exemplary feature is the passage through the captivating famous Atal Tunnel and is enveloped in snow throughout the year, the best time to visit is in August to September.
The trail crosses the small villages of Hampta and Sethan. Hampta pass offers a magnificent view of DeoTibaa 19683 ft and Indrasan peak 20404 ft.
The program also includes visit to Chandertal, a crescent shaped lake from which it’s named derived (Moon like lake). It is situated at an altitude of approx. 14,100 ft. The surrounding of the lake consist of Mountain scree on one side and a Cirque on the other, the lake itself is a part of a beautiful on which Various varieties of wild flowers can be seen during spring season.
EXTRA LUGGAGE CAN BE DEPOSITED AT THE BASE CAMP.
Hight: Hampta Pass (14,000 ft)
Trek Grading: Moderate
DAY WISE SCHEDULE:
Day 1. Reporting at 15-mile Base camp
Day 2. Acclimatization, Orientation and Training
Day 3. After Breakfast move to Jobra (Last Road head) by Vehicle & start the trek to Chikka - 4 km, 3 to 4 hrs
Day 4. Trek Chikka to Balu ka Gera by trek - 8 km, 5 to 6 hrs
Day 5. trek Balu ka Gera to shea-goru via Hampta pass - 10 km, 8 to 9 hrs
Day 6. Shea-goru to Chhatru - 5 km, 3 to 4 hrs
Day 7. Chatru to Chandra tall by Vehicle and return back Chhatru camp, after Hot lunch move to 15-mile Base camp via famous Atal tanal
Day 8. Check-out after breakfast
Note: Route and Schedule of the programme may change without prior notice based on the local administration and weather condition.
Range: kullu Valley and lahul - spiti valley, Kullu and kalong District of Himachal Pradesh
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? The minimum age for a member to join the program is 18 years to 60 Years, YHAI membership is mandatory to participate. This condition will be adhered to strictly. Under age and above age will not be considered. Members desirous of joining this programme may apply online duly supported by a 'Trekking Medical Certificate'.
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HOW TO REACH THE BASE CAMP
Base Camp 15 Miles, near Span Resort, next to kullu valley Hospital.
Regular bus services are available for Manali, from Delhi, Chandigarh & Punjab. Every bus from Kullu to Manali is passed our base camp from 15 Miles. The nearest Railway Stations is Ambala & Chandigarh and the nearest Airport is Bhuntar
HOW TO JOIN:
Online Booking: Members desirous of joining this programme may apply online by paying requisite program fee along with online booking amount i.e. Rs.9000/- per head. We accept Net Banking, Debit Card and Credit Card payment on www.yhaindia.org for online payments. After successful transaction Admit Card will be generated.
Participant has to carry "Admit Card", "Trekking Medical Certificate" & "Membership Card"(Print out of membership card may also be accepted) at the time of reporting to the Base Camp.
Offline Booking: Members desirous of joining this programme may also apply on the prescribed "Trekking Registration Form" duly supported by a "Trekking Medical Certificate", along with a DD of requisite amount of Rs.9000/-per head in favour of “Youth Hostels Association of India” payable at New Delhi.
The Trekking registration Form, Trekking Medical Form and DD may be sent to following address:
Youth Hostels Association of India, 5, Nyaya Marg Chanakyapuri New Delhi 110021
Note: Seat once booked may not be re-scheduled or transferred. Medical certificate will be submitted at Base camp (medical certificate will be valid only for 30 days for the date of issuing).
YHAI membership card or Receipt of payment for membership fees and Admit card, original Medical Certificate & two Passport size photographs is must to enter into the Base Camp. Without these documents participating members will not be allowed at Base Camp.
*Special Casual leave: The Trekking Expedition organized by Youth Hostels Association of India have the approval of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Dept. of Personnel And Training), Government of India, vide Office Order no. 28016/3/89-Estt (A), Dated 25 October, 1989. Participants working in the Central Govt. Organization can apply to the authorities concerned for availing special casual leave for the duration of the expedition. This leave can be sanctioned by their office up to 30 days in calendar year.
* Certificates: Participants, who successfully complete the trekking and abide by the discipline of the program, will be awarded certificates.
*Justice TPS Chawla Scholarship for underprivileged Girls: YHAI announced Justice T.P.S. Chawla Memorial Adventure Scholarship for underprivileged girls for participation in YHAI adventure activities. Girls whose family income is less than Rs.100000/- p.a. can avail this scholarship. Applicant has to submit the salary certificate of their parents. In case of Business, she has to submit their income on an affidavit. Deserving participants may apply to the National Office YHAI supported by relevant document / certificates.
*Off the beaten Siddharth Scholarship for underprivileged Young Men & Women :YHAI announced 50% Off the Beaten Track Siddharth Scholarship of the program fee to provide underprivileged Young Men & Women less than 30 years of age with an opportunity to participate in outdoor adventure activities/ programs by YHAI in various parts of the country. Underprivileged Young Men & Women whose family income is less than Rs. 250000/- p.a can avail this scholarship by applying to the National Office YHAI supported by relevant document/ certificates through their respective State Branch.
Accommodation Facilities: Tented accommodation (ON SHARING BASIS), concrete toilet cum bathroom facility at the base camp.
FOOD WATER SUPPLIES: Nutritious vegetarian meals will be provided. R.O water available at base camp.
MANDATORY: Trekking Medical Certificate original will be compulsory at the time of reporting only (with 30 days of validity) duly signed by registered Medical Practitioner (MBBS / MD only) along with his registration number and stamp.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING ALONG: Rucksack (if You have one), Woolens, Cotton Shirts, Slacks, Cotton Pants, Sun Cap, Shoes, Socks 4pr, Enameled or Steel Mug / tumbler, Plate, Lunch box ,Spoon, Water purifying tablets, Pen knife, Needle, Thread, Spare buttons, Goggles, Cold cream / Vaseline, Soap, Toilet Paper, Towel, Rain sheet, Medicines (As per your personal requirement, which you regularly use at home and Crepe Bandage 4in*1, Micropore tape 1/2inch*1, Band-Aids, Cough lozenges/ Kanthil or other, Vicks Vaporous, Colerain, Clortrimazole cream and powder, Paracetamol*10 Mupirocin cream, Diclofenac gel, Lopamide*10, Azithromycin and Electoral), Camera with extra batteries.
SAFETY & SECURITY: Extensive and painstaking preparations have gone into the planning of trekking routed for your safety. Our field staff and experienced camp leaders have been visiting the area to check all details. While every care has been taken to ensure safety, the Youth Hostels Association of India cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen eventualities.
1.Smoking, use of alcohol and narcotics of any description is strictly prohibited during the course of the program.
2.Stay other than YHAI Camp is not allowed for the entire duration of the camp.
3.This is an environment friendly trek. Do no litter any wrappers or spoil the trial in any way. In case you find any wrapper, plastic bag or anything left by trekkers on the way, please carry the same with you and deposit at the base camp.
4.Burning of wood during camp fire is strictly prohibited. Import of any bio Non- degradable Material in Himachal Pradesh is an offence
1) In case you are unable to join the programme due to any reason, you will get a 100% Credit Shell of the participation fees which will be valid till December 2023 only. The request for cancellation or transfer or postponement must be received by us by email or any written mode before 7 days from the reporting date of your program. After that no request of transfer or refund or postponement will be considered. No refund will be applicable for any cancellation of a seat and credit shell will be provided only.
2) If the next programme opted by you is cheaper, you may use the balance amount in any of the Trek till Dec 2023 only.
3) If the next opted programme is costlier, the trekker has to pay the differential amount.
4) If the trekker opts for the same programme that was cancelled, he/she will not be charged extra even if the price goes up next year.
5) You may transfer your seat to your family members and friends also.
Note: No medical issues, natural calamity or any sort of personal reasons will be considered as cancellation reason and will be considered for refund.
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