Snow Trek in Hampta Valley
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Snow Trek in Hampta Valley
When winter arrives and it starts to snow, the landscape transforms into a wonderful, vibrant fairytale nation. A winter resembles a cold, harsh, and dry terrain of a mountainous area. Kullu Manali is not far from that; as is well known, the Northern Himalayas are home to some very magnificent natural wonders. The valley gets a lot of snow every year, making it the most popular winter destination for tourists and adventurers. Even if one must ascend dangerous mountain ranges only to experience snow in the winter, since snow falls in lower areas, it is simple to appreciate a snow route slowly. This organic occurrence enhances Kullu Manali's attractiveness and draws tourists from all over the globe. Manali Valley's position makes it relatively accessible, even during periods of high snowfall, so anybody may go there whenever they choose. The Kullu Manali valley's abundance of intriguing locations that extend into the neighbouring regions around the area is another outstanding feature of the area. Around the valley, there are several winter hiking routes that range from day hikes to multi-day treks.
The whole length of the path is surrounded by beautiful landscape. Once you arrive at the wonderful hamlet of Sethan, you won't be able to take your eyes off of it while you sip a hot cup of tea among the majestic Himalayan Peaks. Snow sports such as skiing, snowboarding, and snow sliding may be done for enjoyment. Prepare yourself to go on this breathtaking hike in Hampta Valley this weekend.
Hampta is therefore one of the amazing mountain ranges of the associated valley that offers remote hiking trails into the desolate regions of Spiti. However, this wonderful route may also be accomplished in the winter. It is finished in the summer. The deep woods covered in thick white snow sheets and with the majority of the vegetation buried under it provide the most unspoiled valley vista. Because to its accessibility, abundance of natural beauty, and quantity of snowfall that persists for months even when the valley gets little snowfall, the Hampta range is perfect for winter trailing. Because of this, the majority of enthusiasts of winter and snow activities return time and time again to the Kullu Manali valley.
Manali is a wonderful wonderland for those hikers who like going on snowy routes because of the abundance of winter walks available there. Expect to feel the snow under your feet, see the dazzling whiteness, and inhale sharply the clean mountain air. You may get breathtaking views of Manali's spectacular backgrounds from the terraces at the top of the valley route, which resemble strawberries on a cake in the distance. By choosing chosen courses of time, a snow walk in the Himalayas might be a good experience. Indulging in the snowy panoramas of the majestic Himalaya at the well-known residences of lovely atmosphere would round up the excellent excursion.
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Itinerary of trek
Reach Naggar, where you may rest for the duration of the day. Acclimatization hikes may be taken in the area around the town, or Naggar's ancient settlement can be visited. Naggar is recognised for its extensive cultural heritage, which includes a number of temples devoted to various Gods and Goddesses, an art gallery with works by Nicholas Roerich, and a fortress built by the local lords. After seeing rural life, visitors return to their hotel to complete preparing for their trip the next day. Enjoy a delicious supper and a restful night's sleep.
Prepare yourself the night before, take your bag, and follow us as we go from our hotel to the Prini Village. From this point on, our tour will take you through a variety of landscapes, including twisting roads and untamed, deep woods that will knock you out. Finally, we will reach Sethan, a small yet wonderful settlement. Sethan Village, located 8858 feet above sea level, provides some beautiful vistas. It's a spot to relax at your friendly hotel. Take a stroll in the village, then return to finish your supper.
After breakfast, we will leave early in the morning and drive through gorgeous forests towards Chika. Even though it's tough to get beyond this Buddhist village in the winter, intrepid hikers go on. We will thus trek along a snowy track till the time is appropriate and it is practical. Enjoy some winter activities and take advantage of the beautiful terrain. In order to return to the campground or homestay before time runs out, we will travel the same path. Enjoy your supper while you relax around the campfire and take in the gorgeous night sky.
After breakfast, we'll depart Sethan Village and climb back to Prini. After being dropped off at the starting point of the trip, you will get any additional luggage. And soon it will be time to bid this epic voyage farewell.
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➽ Preparation for Trek
As you well know, the great Himalayan trek is one that requires careful preparation, a strategy that allows for enough flexibility to adapt to whatever challenges may arise.
Therefore, here are some things to consider before setting out on your trek:
⦿ Physically – You should start working out at least a month before signing up for a program if you want to be physically prepared for the rigours of a journey. Strengthen your legs by jogging and working out regularly to increase your stamina. To better acclimatise to the environment and increase your resilience on the walk, you should give up smoking and undertake breathing exercises twice a day. Engage in vigorous physical activity, such as playing sports, doing Yoga, or running.
⦿ Mentally –
Getting in shape physically is essential, but mental preparation is just as crucial for a successful walk. Take time to enjoy your regular activities, maintain a healthy diet and sleep schedule, and unwind before embarking on a hike. Predictions regarding the journey should not cause mental worry. Spend time with your closest pals to recharge your batteries and renew your spirit. Pre-trek preconceptions are unwarranted since the first contact with the other trekkers is certain to be a source of inspiration and energy. Conditions during the walk will contribute to the increase in mental readiness. The mental repercussions of physical disadvantages will not be ignored. So, when you hike, pay attention to different regions of your body and purposefully relax them. If you want to enjoy your hike, you should learn to loosen up a little, particularly in the hips. Think about your descent as a simple dance, and enjoy the natural rhythms that the path and your body can discover together gradually, whether you're on a flowing downhill route or a frightening slope. Try out a few new walking techniques to add some fun to your commute without worrying about getting somewhere in particular. Maintaining mental fitness mostly requires a willingness to relax and take in the journey, rather than subjecting oneself to undue stress.
Get the right size hiking boots and go for it, from a technical standpoint. You should make use of 60 litres. To become acclimated to carrying heavy items, it is recommended to utilise a backpack on a regular basis. Get a hiking stick, a water bottle, some thermal socks, a fleece or feather coat, some long pants, a poncho, some flip-flops, and any devices you may need like a camera or a power bank (DSLR or digital camera).
➽ Things to Carry
- Good Trekking Boots: You need sturdy trekking boots with supportive high ankles. Don't bring your running shoes. U can carry extra floaters/flip flops also.
- Wear warm clothing, such three-layer coats, fleece upper, hollow fill or down-filled jackets. Carry full-sleeved T-shirt. Carry cotton hiking trek pants and warm pant for your lower body. Never bring shorts or jeans on a hike.
- Take top and bottom thermals with you.
- Quick dry towel with light weight and Personal toiletries. Suns cream lotion, sanitizer, tooth brush ad toothpaste, lip balm and antibacterial powder.
- Socks: Bring two pairs of regular socks and two pair of wool socks for wearing at night.
- A head torch is required.
- Sunglasses/ Goggle: UV-protected sunglasses are necessary to protect against sunlight and Snow Mountain.
- There should also be a woolen cap / balaclava, cap, neck gaiter cum face mask and warm fleece and waterproof summit gloves since it will be chilly. Keep waterproof gloves on hand since they become wet in the snow.
- Everyone taking part in the activity should have their own lunchbox, spoon, mug and water bottle/ hydration pack of 2 ltr.
- Raincoats/ponchos: Since snowfall and rain are frequent at high elevations, it is important to have one on hand so as to avoid getting wet.
- Trekking bag of 75 ltr with rain cover.
- Walking stik.
- Electronics: camera (optional) USB cable/USB solar charger, charger/earphones, Power bank fully charged.
- Personal first aid box. Emergency ration, energy bars, dry fruit, electoral/Ors
- Required Documents:
a) Registration Form
b) Medical Certificate (signed by a licensed MBBS physician)
c) NOC form (completed by the trekker)
d) 2 passport-size photos
e) ID Proof photo (not PAN)
g) Insurance upto 5 lac..
➽ How to Reach
How to reach Manali:
Delhi and Manali are linked nicely. You may travel from Delhi to Manali in 12 to 14 hours via overnight bus (approx 540 KMS). Online ticket reservations are available at www.redbus.in and www.hrtc.gov.in Tip: Given the distance between Delhi and Manali, the majority of Volvo private buses depart Delhi between 5 and 8 p.m. At 8.30 p.m., the final government bus departs from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Between Rs. 1,200 and Rs. 1,800 are charged by Volvo buses each sector from Delhi to Manali and vice versa. Delhi to Manali: Buses depart from Manali for Delhi between 4 and 8 p.m., same like the return trip. You should expect to arrive in Delhi any time between six and ten in the morning. Plan your subsequent trips just after midday, leaving ample time for bus delays.
How to reach Naggar:
Naggar is 18 kilometres from Manali, and there are several buses that operate every 15 minutes. Alternatively, one may get out at Patlikuhal, which is 5 kilometres from Naggar on the right bank highway. Between Kullu and Manali is Patlikuhal. To get to Naggar, you may take a cab or a local bus from Manali or Patlikuhal.
The closest train station is:
Ambala (350 miles) and Chandigarh are the closest railway stations (310 kms). Advice: From Chandigarh to Manali, regular buses and Volvos run in the evening. Volvo buses from Chandigarh to Manali and vice versa charge between Rs. 800 and Rs. 1,200 every sector.
The closest airport:
The closest airport to Manali is Bhuntar, which is 52 kilometres distant. From Bhuntar to Manali, taxi services are available and cost between Rs. 1500 and Rs. 2,500. Air travel between Bhuntar and Delhi is convenient. Airlines providing flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu include Indian Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, MDLR Airlines, and Jagson Airlines.
➽ Trip Cost Includes
- Conveyance within the journey.
- Tents that can be shared.
- Advanced and knowledgeable himalayan adventure trips guide.
- Cooks, helpers, and other necessary personnel.
- Vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) along the journey
- Every organisational prerequisite for a journey
- First aid kit with portal oxygen.
- Camping fees and forest permits.
- All permissions for hiking.
- All meals will be supplied while on the hike. Freshly cooked meals will include a mix of indian, chinese, and continental cuisines.
- Lodging at a hotel, guest house, home, or in tents.
- All of the group's trekking equipment (tents at base camp, use of base camp facilities)
- All trip workers, including porters and mules for everyday items (such as food, tents, and utensils)
➽ Trip cost Excludes
- Airfare or other forms of transportation costs.
- Meals and hotel accommodations.
- Personal costs include washing, cell charging, and lodge showers
- Entry permits or permission for the inner line for foreign participants.
- Personal apparel and hiking supplies, such as liners for sleeping bags and walking sticks, are required.
- Any expenditures associated with rescue efforts or an early expedition departure.
- Guides and sherpa crew are tipped.
- Personal porters to carry hikers' packs
- Personal liability insurance or emergency evacuation costs
- Personal purchases (such as bottles of mineral water, bottled or canned drinks, chocolate, dried fruit, presents, etc.).
- From and to the trailhead, food.
- 5% goods and service tax (gst).
➽ Special Casual Leaves
Government employee can avail the benefit of special casual leave when u join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rule of the pay commission, special casual leave can be availed for up to 30 days in a calendar years for trekking and mountaineering expeditions through a register organization. Himalayan adventure trips are a register adventure tour operator register with Indian mountaineering foundation and Himachal Pradesh tourism. Candidates have to apply for leave at least 30 days before the trek/expedition start.
➽ Provided By The Customers
Amazing Adventure, Life-Changing Vacation
It was the finest journey I've ever been on and without a doubt the best choice I've ever made. It's like being transported to another world, the scenery is so stunning and the environment is so spotless. What a fantastic journey. Everything about our walk was incredible. In addition, the designated guides and crew members added to the enjoyment. Himalayan Adventure Trips's well crafted schedule for Hampta Pass was excellent in every respect. I am completely happy with Team HAT. Thank you so much for helping to make our vacation special for everyone. The tour guides and service providers did an incredible job. You've contributed to an amazing evening, and I appreciate it.