11 Days Deotibba Base & Hampta Pass Trek

 

 

DEOTIBBA BASE & HAMPTA PASS TREK
Himachal
Grade: Moderate Trek
• Excursion to Deo Tibba Glacier
• Views of peaks in the Pir Panjal Range
• Crossing of Hampta Pass
• Bustling Manali town
Best Time To Go: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct
Date: 22 Sep – 2 Oct 2022

Tour Code: IND-DBHP-11

Deo Tibba at 6001m is a popular peak in the eastern Pir Panjal Range and Hampta Pass (4270m) used to be the traditional route between Kullu and Lahaul valleys. This trek takes us over the majestic foothills of the Himalayas, the Pir Panjal Range, crossing at Hampta Pass (4270m) to reach remote Lahaul – an isolated district of Himachal Pradesh. The barren landscape in the upper regions and the green valleys below make the trail awe-inspiring. Hampta pass offers scenic views of lush green valleys, towering snow-clad mountains, and hills. Leaving the Manali valley, the trek proceeds through forests of walnut, oak, the occasional alder and meadows to reach the base camp of Deo Tibba.

An extended trek to Hampta Pass is one of the most delightful treks in the Manali region. From Deo Tibba we then proceeds towards the Hampta Pass before descending to Chattru in the Lahaul Valley on the other side. 

 
NOTE: For pre-monsoon departures crossing of Hampta Pass may be difficult due to heavy snow conditions. The last 2 days of trek would then be changed to reach road-head via Chikka in the Hampta Valley.

 

Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Overnight bus from Delhi to Manali (1900m)
Day 02: Arrive Manali. Sightseeing and acclimatization walks
Day 03: Drive to Sethan (45mins)Trek to Shayamaphu (2985m) 3-4hrs
Day 04: Trek to Raori Kholi (3300m)
Day 05: Trek to Pyangneru; the Base of Deo Tibba (3500m)
Day 06: Pyangneru to Chikka (3140m)
Day 07: Trek to Balugera (3770m)
Day 08: Trek to Shea Goru (3815m) over Hampta Pass (4270m)
Day 09: Trek to Chattru (3315m). Drive to Manali
Day 10: Board the overnight bus to Delhi
Day 11: Arrive Delhi early morning

DEOTIBBA BASE & HAMPTA PASS TREK

Day 01: Overnight bus from Delhi to Manali (1900m)
HP tourism runs overnight Volvo buses from Delhi to Manali. Board the bus from Himachal Bhavan around 7:00pm to arrive Manali early in the morning.

Day 02: Arrive Manali. Sightseeing and acclimatization walks
Arrive in Manali by 10am. You’ll be met by our guide who’ll transfer you to the Hotel. Post lunch, you can occupy yourself with local sightseeing. Explore the Mall road of Manali in the evening. In the months of May & June it’s busy with Indian tourists. Overnight Hotel in Manali.

Day 03: Drive to Sethan (45mins)Trek to Shayamaphu (2985m) 3-4hrs<
After an early breakfast we drive to Sethan village the start point of our trek where we’ll meet the other team members (Cook and the Horsemen/Porters). The trek starts from Sethan Village going uphill all the way to Shayamaphu. The trail leads through beautiful Pine woods and green meadows. Overnight Camp.

Day 04: Trek to Raori Kholi (3300m)
It’s very gradual to the camp of Raori Kholi and not very long, but after we camp one can go for a nice walk around the camp exploring the sprawling meadows which is the grazing land for horses and sheep. Overnight Camp.

Day 05: Trek to Pyangneru; the Base of Deo Tibba (3500m)
Today we start with an easy ascent till the majestic Deo Tibba and Indrasan become visible. From there we start our gradual descent into the Deo Tibba valley. As we descend we walk through trails filled with rhododendrons, silver birch and scented junipers. We descend to Alain River cross it and set up camp at Pyangneru (the base of Deo Tibba). You could go ahead on an excursion to the snout of the Deo Tibba Glacier from where Alain River flows out. Overnight Camp.

Day 06: Trek Pyangneru to Chikka (3140m)
We start our day walking out of the Deo Tibba Valley. The trail is gradual all the way as we walk high up with Alain River on our left. We turn into Hampta Valley from a high point and descend to Hampta River, cross it and walk to Chikka – a beautiful meadow beside the Hampta River. Overnight Camp

Day 07: Trek to Balugera (3770m)
We start climbing up all the way to Juara and then to Balugera interspersed with many crossings of small streams and rivulets. Balugera, a cold place is the base of the Hampta Pass. Overnight Camp

Day 08: Trek to Shea Goru (3815m) over Hampta Pass (4270m)
Today is a special day as we reach our highest point at the top of the Hampta pass (4270). It’s uphill all the way till the Pass with excellent views of snow capped peaks of the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalaya. From the pass there are great views of Indrasan and neighboring peaks. After the pass it’s a steep descent all the way to the other base of Hampta pass – Shea Goru. We camp at a beautiful campsite by a small river. Overnight Camp.

Day 09: Trek to Chattru (3315m). Drive to Manali
We cross the river to get on to the true right and then start our descent till we again have to cross the same river back. It’s a steep descent till we reach the left bank of the mighty Chandra River after which it is a flat walk to Chattru. We board the taxis waiting for us, bid farewell to our horsemen and drive to Manali (4 hrs). We check-in to the hotel on arrival. Overnight Hotel.

Day 10: Board the overnight bus to Delhi
Leisure day in Manali for shopping and general sightseeing. In the evening, board the Volvo bus to arrive Delhi early in the morning.

Day 11: Arrive Delhi early morning
Arrive Delhi early morning – End of Services

LAND Price per person in SGD:  ~ S$ 1620

Tour Code: IND-DBHP-11
Price is subjected to changes without prior notice

Supplement
1. Single Room in Manali during the trip can be booked at an additional cost of $ 60.
2. Single Tent for all camping nights can be arranged at an additional cost of $ 150.
3. Personal Porter to carry your day-pack during the trek can be arranged at $ 210.

A deposit of S$ 800 per person is required upon confirmation and the balance must be paid in full 45 days prior to the departure date. Non-payment by required date may result in the cancellation of your booking and subjected to cancellation charges.

Airfare: SIN-Delhi-SIN: From S$ 450 + taxes

LAND Price includes

  • Transport from Delhi to Manali & back by AC Volvo bus.
  • Twin Share accommodation for 2 nights hotel in Manali at AP
  • Twin Share accommodation in tents with foam sleeping pads for 6 nights on the trek
  • All meals on the trip
  • Entry fees, Camping fees & Trekking Permit
  • Full board camping arrangements on the mountain with a large mess tent, tables & stools
  • Local Trip Leader assisted by certified, experienced local guide
  • Porterage of all the personal baggage & camping equipment.
  • All Transport from Manali to Manali as per the itinerary above
  • Briefing prior departure
  • 15% discount for gears at X-Boundaries

Price excludes

  • All airfare & taxes
  • Personal gears such as sleeping bag
  • Expenses of a personal nature like laundry, phone calls, alcohol, beverages, cigarettes, camera fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
  • Tips
  • Visa and Visa application fees
  • Any arrangements in Delhi
Cancellation Terms

If it becomes necessary to cancel your trip, you must notify the office immediately in writing. The below terms would be applicable.

Flexible Bookings:
To factor in the extra-ordinary circumstances that we live in right now, we have amended our cancellation policy to allow customers to easily make changes to their plans if required and have the assurance that their money is protected.

If you notify us about the change in your travel plans at least 21 days before departure date, you can transfer your entire deposit to a different departure in India without any charge.

Cancellation:

Please note that the following charges will apply on cancellation:

• If you have paid us a deposit and cancel more than 30 days prior to departure,we will refund the entire amount received by us less service fees of SGD 80.

• If you have paid us a deposit and cancel more than 21 days prior to departure,we will hold the entire amount as a credit towards a future trip in India. You can also transfer it as a deposit for any other departure in India you might want to join at a later date.

• If you have paid in full and cancel 21 days or less prior to departure, we will charge a 50% cancellation fee and hold the remaining 50% as credit towards a future trip in India taken within 1 year from the date of cancellation.

• If the cancellation is due to you having COVID-19/ “flu-like symptoms”, supported by a medical certificate OR due to any travel restrictions imposed by the national or local government we will hold the entire amount paid by you as a credit for a future trip in India. Sometimes last-minute cancellations could attract cancellation fees for third-party arrangements like air, train, or bus tickets; hotels; permit fees, processing fee, etc. Such cancellation charges if any would be borne by the customers.

The tour price is quoted as a package. No partial refunds or credit will be given for services not used. We recommend that you obtain cancellation travel insurance upon booking. If you can replace your spot by getting someone else to take that seat cancellation charges would be waived completely.

Please note that these cancellation terms may be amended from time to time.