Hampta Snowshoeing Trek

Trip Details

  • Trip Type: Snowshoeing

  • Region: Manali - Himachal

  • Grade: Challenging

  • Duration: 05 days

  • Max Altitude: 4270m

  • Batch Dates: Custom Trips Only

Hampta Snow Shoeing Trek Overview

Hampta Pass in early spring with all the snow is one of the most delightful treks in the Manali region, affording views of lush green valleys, towering snow-clad mountains and barren hills with surrealistic forms and shapes.

 

 

The same valleys make for an excellent winter snowshoeing option.  It's an excellent option for the trekker who is fit and looking for a winter challenge. The trek proceeds through evergreen forests of walnut, oak, and the occasional alder. Once atop the Hampta Pass (4270m), another spectacular panorama of peaks appear.

Trip Cost

This is a custom departure tour. Please write to us for prices and more info on this tour. 

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Manali
Arrive in Manali in the morning and take in the town. Walk to the Jogini Falls, pick up a random shepherd trail and get your body in mountain mode.

Day 02:  Manali - Panduropa / Setan (2700m) 
We drive up to Setan village today and take a short hike with our snowshoes to get acclimatised.

Day 03: Panduropa / Setan - Juara (3530m)
Duration: 6 hours
The path today, is a gradual climb through Chhika along the Allain Nullah and onward to our campsite at Juara. 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.

Day 04: Juara - Hampta Pass (4270m) - Juara
Duration: 10 hours
The trail now begins to ascend towards Hamta Pass and one can have close views of Deo Tibba and Indrasan peaks from the pass. At the Pass, we also see the peaks of Lahaul open up.  After spending some time at the pass, return to camp.

Day 05: Juara - Manali
Duration: 5 hours
Trace the route back to Manali where the trip ends.

Cost Includes

1. Camping Tents, Kitchen, Dining tents and Insulated Sleeping Pads.
2. Nutritious, high calorie food will be served.
3. Guide, Cook and camp helpers.
4. Horses carry loads on the route.
5. Transport to the road head and back.
6. Snow Rackets and hiking sticks for the walk.

Cost Excludes

  1. All expenses of personal nature like drinks, tips, telephone calls, mineral water etc.
  2. Sleeping Bags. (We recommend to get bags which are comfort rated to - 15 to - 20 deg C)
  3. Accommodation and food in Manali.
  4. Medical and evacuation expenses, we strongly recommend to purchase suitable insurance cover.

Things you need to get

Clothing:

- Good quality waterproof ski jacket/similar

- Ski trousers/similar

- Down Jacket.

- Fleece jacket.

- Beanie - warm

- Sun hat

- Warm gloves - (waterproof outer, fleece inner) are good.

- Mid-weight fleece top.

- Long sleeved shirt.

- Travel and camp trousers.

- 2 wicking t-shirts (synthetic or merino wool)

- Normal clothing for around town. 

- Long sleeved thermal top.

- Thermal long johns.

- 2-3 pairs underwear

- 2-3 pairs of standard socks

- 1 -2 pairs warm sock

Footwear:

- Trekking shoes

- Shoes for around camp and the same you could use when in town. 

Pack:

- Main bag - soft shell duffle bag for all your gear.
- Day Pack (whatever you are normally used to) - You will use this to carry your camera, water bottle, Trail layers, trail food etc.

Accessories:

- Dark ski glasses/ googles (the sun is quite strong),

- Camera

- A couple of spare passport photos photocopies of key documents. e.g., passport (data and visa pages),

- travel insurance policy

- Toiletries - Sunscreen SPF 40+, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Soap, Toilet paper

- Repair Kit (needle and thread).

- Headlamp/ Torch.

- Water Bottle- Ideally keep two bottles 1 litre each.

- Plastic Packing covers.