Hamta Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh (12D)
Kullu is well known as “Valley of Gods”, derives its name from “Kulanthapitha”. One can find each and every village of Kullu valley has their own God or Goddess. Nestled between the Pir Panjal and the Dauladhar ranges in the Western Himalayas, Kullu valley is still steeped in ancient religious culture and tradition, every stream, mountain and tree is imbued with myth and ancient legend of religious significance. And when the rays of the sun skim over the waters and snow or when moonlight beams dance on its surface – the entire valley glows on iridescent silver. Having lived for centuries in remoteness and seclusion, the natives are comparatively simple and submissive to the constituted authority. They are courteous and generous to outsiders who may gain familiarity with them easily.
Itinerary Subject to changes
Day 1 Arrive Delhi – Chandigarh. O/N hotel Solitaire.
Meet Indian Tour leader and afternoon fast train to Chandigarh (250km, 3 hours).
Day 2 Manali. O/N hotel Silomog Garden. (B)
Drive to Manali. Visit Himachal Photo Darshan, Rorich Art Gallery & Naggar Castle at Naggar.
Day 3 Manali. O/N hotel Silomog Garden... (B)
Drive to Solang to enjoy paragliding or skiing (optional).
Continue to snow point (3978m) for view of peaks, mountains and glaciers.
Day 4 Acclimatization trek. O/N hotel (BL)
Drive to Solang and trek to Beas Kund glacier to acclimatize before starting serious trek.
Evening Return to Manali
Day 5 Lambadug (3380m, 4-5 hrs). O/N tent. (BLD)
Climb through thick forest, traverses the ridge and enters the campsite on alpine plateau.
Day 6 Lambadug (3380m). O/N tent. (BLD)
Extra day of trek where guest can decide and stop either on the way or at Lambadug.
Day 7 Rani Sui (4268m, 4-5 hrs). O/N Tent (BLD)
Trek is steep through a ridge below Thapri Tibba
(4000m) where one can have a magnificent glimpse of Manali.
Day 8 Manali Pass (5070m, 5-6 hrs). O/N tent (BLD)
Start early for the steep ascend to the pass and descend to glacier. Return at camp by early PM.
Day 9 Bhogi Thach (3 -4 hrs). O/N tent (BLD)
Easy trek with great views of Himalayas.
Day 10 Manali (5-6 hrs). O/N hotel (BL)
Descend to village Kalath for its hotspring. Drive to Manali.
Day 11 Delhi. O/N hotel White House (BD)
Drive (7-8 hrs) to Chandigarh, then train to Delhi
Day 12 Free day before flight home. (B)
Road Journey & Trek in Western Himalayas
Slightly strenuous due to sharp gain in
altitude in trekking
15 Apr – 15 Oct
· Airport transfers and all transport costs in chartered transport from airport to airport including transport for all sightseeing as indicated in itinerary
· AIG Insurance Classic Plan
· English Speaking Indian Tour Leader
· Accommodation in Hotels as indicated
· Meals during trek and Breakfast ONLY is included in the hotels
· 6-day trekking with meals, camp tents, trek guide, ponies or road transport for your luggage and camp equipment,
Down Sleeping bag.
· Briefing prior departure
· Airfares + airport taxes & fuel Surcharge
· India visa + application service fees
· Expense of emergency in nature
· Personal expenses including tips, drinks
· All other meals
· Any other expenses paid due to any change in itinerary or any change in itinerary or any increase in taxes
A deposit of RM2000 is required upon confirmation and the balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to the departure date.
Non-payment by required date may result in the cancellation of your booking and subjected to cancellation charges.
Special Note (For trekkers):
It is recommended that all trekkers should have themse lves medically checked before attempting any high altitude trek. If you have a history of suffering from the following ailments, it is highly recommended that you should refrain from trekking to a high altitude.
Hypertension, Arthritis, Heart Disease, Severe Anemia, Peptic Ulcers, Epileptic Fits, Obesity (overweight). Chronic Asthma, Muscular Cramps, Hepatitis (Jaundice); or any other disease, which may hamper the trekker.