Hamta Pass – Chandra Taal Lake Trek (7 Days)
Trekkers enjoy many types of terrain in this trek as we go from Hampta Pass in Kullu valley to Chandra Taal Lake in Spiti.This trek shows you landscapes like pine forests, glorious glaciers, green open grasslands, deserts and deep valleys. This trek can be undertaken by trekkers who are already acquainted with trekking.
Day 1. Manali to Jobra to Chika
Today is the first day of the trek, and we visit the Jobra village, from Manali. It is a lovely quaint village (altitude 3200m) and is covered by green forests of pine trees. We relax there for some time and drink in the sights. We may also be able to get some chai (tea) there. The through the forest we pass a lovely meadow and go towards Rani Nala (a small stream and pass through it. By evening, we reach Chika, where we set up our camps and stay for the night.
Day 2. Chika to Jwara to Balu Ka Gera
From Chika, the next morning, post breakfast we start walking towards Jwara. We walk by a small stream, and then we may require to cross it, which is not very difficult to do. We can achieve this without wetting ourselves. As we reach Jwara, a valley amidst the mountains, we can first spot the Dhauladhar mountain range. We continue walking as we gain altitude and then go to Balu-ka-Gera, literally meaning a bed of sand. This is due to the river bringing in rocks and sand. Night at camp.
Day 3. Balu-Ka-Gera to Shea Goru to Hampta Pass
Today, we continue following the lovely river stream as we come to our first incline. About 45 minutes of climbing and we come [...]