Tour & Travel

Hampta Pass Trek

Manali to Manali
$950
$450
  • Adult
  • Child
Duration

5 Days

Tour Type

Treking Tour

Group Size

10 people

Highlights

Short Itinerary

1st Day: Manali Arrival | Drive to Jobra (45 mins drive) | Trek to Chika (2 Kilometers Trek)

2nd Day: Chika to Balu Ka Ghera Trek (8.5 Kilometers, 6 hours)

3rd Day: Balu Ka Ghera to Siagoru Trek via Hampta Pass (7 Kilometers, 9 hours)

4th Day: Siagoru to Chatru Trek (7 Kilometers, 5 hours) | Chatru to Chandratal Drive and Back

5th Day: Drive from Chatru to Manali | Tour Ends

Overview

About

Anyone who loves traveling simply cannot miss out on a Ladakh Tour and pass up the opportunity to delve deeper into the rich history and vibrant culture of Ladakh. Most novices think that Ladakh consists entirely of dusty trails and barren mountains but those who have seen the beauty of “The Land of High Passes” know that it deserves all the praise.

The essence of Buddhist culture that is speckled throughout the vast landscape of Ladakh is one of the many reasons why it attracts so many wandering travelers, not just from the country but all over the world. The moonlit valleys, alpine slopes, wicked trails and mighty rivers make Ladakh a perfect blend of calm and chaos, providing a little bit of something for everyone. Whether an individual is seeking the thrill of driving on high motorable passes or trying to attain a peaceful mind by learning the messages of Buddha in a monastery, Ladakh has it all and in this 5 nights 6 days Leh – Ladakh tour package, we make sure that you experience Ladakh in all its glory.

Many people overlook the crucial fact that traveling to high altitude can cause discomfort which is why it’s necessary to give your body time to get acclimatized to high altitude and harsh cold winds by spending a day in Leh. It’s also important to notice that AMS and other health related risks can easily be avoided if one stays hydrated and gives their body time to adjust to their surroundings. In this Ladakh tour itinerary, we have carefully curated it after keeping in mind the comfort and convenience of our travelers which is why we start this fixed departure tour for Ladakh with a buffer day.

The buffer day gives you ample opportunity to get familiar with your surroundings with a Leh sightseeing tour. It even allows you to interact with the locals which is an insightful experience on its own. Spending a day in Leh opens a gateway for you to embrace the many sides of the culture and customs of Ladakh. A day in Leh also gives you a glimpse into the daily, simple lives of the locals who have hospitality warmer than their smiles.

Leh bustles with the kind of zeal that is both comforting and thrilling. When you are spending a day here, you can even shop for souvenirs in the market. In that way, you’d be helping the local businesses and doing your part in making sure that the people who are so welcoming to travelers maintain their enthusiasm and hospitable nature. Another thing that you simply can’t miss out while you are in Leh is the local cuisine. We personally recommend our travelers to try the Gur Gur Cha  which is a type of butter tea that keeps you warm while the Momos that have traveled all the way from Tibet to the streets of Delhi will satisfy all your cravings.

Finally, after the day is spent indulging in a Leh sightseeing tour, the real Ladakh tour begins with Sangam being the first major attraction of Ladakh that we tick off of our bucket list. The union of Zanskar’s earthly green hued water with the crystal blue waves of Indus is a breathtaking sight to behold, one you will remember for a long time. The fascinating part about the confluence of these two rivers is that just like the season changes the color of leaves, the flow of these two rivers changes exactly like that.

The mighty Zanskar River flows with rapid tides in summer while Indus remains calmer. The dynamic changes during winters, where Zanskar seemingly slows down, to a point where it even gets almost frozen and Indus flows relentlessly. If the situation permits, you can even indulge in some river rafting at Zanskar which is the highest winter rafting point in the entire world.

The next stop on our sightseeing tour on this Leh Ladakh tour is Gurudwara Patthar Sahib. It is an incredibly revered place and the beliefs associated with this place of worship are of utmost importance. As the legend goes, this is the place where Guru Nanak Dev ji is believed to have conquered a demon. A boulder with the imprint of the body of Guru Nanak Dev and the footprint of the demon is on display in Gurdwara Patthar Sahib. The Gurudwara is maintained by the Indian Army and though photography is prohibited inside, there are no restrictions for people who want to pay their respects. That is one of the reasons why even in a place like Ladakh which is majorly known for Buddhism, devotees arrive and worship at the Gurudwara.

Our next popular attraction of Ladakh is the iconic Magnetic hill. It is believed that the hill defies gravity and forces your vehicle to travel uphill even if you’re driving in the opposite direction. However, it’s a brilliant optical illusion of nature that people love to talk about.

The Hall of Fame which is a memorial constructed by the Indian Army to honor the legacy of the Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the many wars that occurred post partition is our next stop in this Ladakh tour package. This is perhaps one of the most symbolic embodiments of courage and valor of the army when it comes to our country .The most fascinating as well as heartbreaking part of the museum is the wall named “The last post”. The wall has the last letter written by Captain Vijayant Thapar before his martyrdom preserved in the frame. Simply being in such close proximity to these mementos, surrounded by the war history, how our soldiers lived their lives and more importantly how they sacrificed it will surely leave you teary-eyed.

Finally, the Shanti Stupa with it’s calming spiritual essence and pristine domed structure will set your mind at peace. The significance of the Stupa doesn’t end at it’s architectural design but expands to the rich history and culture it holds in its embrace. With ancient relics of Buddha and other notable emblems of Buddhist culture, it is also enshrined by the 14th Dalai Lama himself. The stunning landscape in the backdrop of the Stupa simply adds more charm to it.

One of the best places in Ladakh is Nubra Valley with the kind of beauty that surpasses the expectations of people who visit Ladakh for the first time. In Tibetan, the name of Nubra is actually Dumra which means valley of flowers and the name perfectly suits the vast expanse of land that stretches like a blooming spring field. The best part about this mini road trip from Leh to Nubra is that you’ll be traversing through  Khardung La pass which is one of the highest motorable passes in the world, with a staggering height of 18,379 ft. The pass is a gateway to the Shyok and Nubra valleys. Adventure enthusiasts from across the world come on this pass to experience the thrill of riding their bikes at high altitudes. You can also indulge in exciting activities like Double Hump Bactrian Camel safari, ATV rides and more.

Our next destination is one of the reasons why Ladakh has gained so much popularity in the last few years.  The Pangong Lake, a name you might be familiar with if you are into pop culture, specifically Bollywood, is one of the best places in Ladakh. It is not only extremely beautiful with its pristine beauty but also makes you nostalgic with its relevance to movies like 3 idiots, Jab tak hai Jaan and Dil se. Apart from being a treat to the eyes, what makes the lake interesting is that it doesn’t allow outflow to any other water bodies.

En-route Pangong while on this Ladakh tour, we will make a stop to pay our respects at the Diskit Monastery which is the oldest and the largest monastery in Leh and is known for the 106 ft tall statue of Buddha that is perched on top of hill. The Monastery has its roots dating back to the 14th century with frescoes and paintings depicting ancient tales of Buddhist culture.

After our day’s excursion, we will set up camp with the Pangong Lake in the backdrop. A night with starry skies and soothing breeze would give you the peace of mind that you must be seeking after the daily humdrum of your life.

In a nutshell, this Ladakh tour package is a perfectly balanced fixed group tour that explores the hidden gems of Ladakh and satiates the travel bug inside of you.

Included

  • food , stay

Travel Itinerary

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1st Day : Manali Arrival | Drive to Jobra (45 mins drive) | Trek to Chika (2 Kilometers Trek)

The group will assemble at the pick-up point by 11:00 AM where a briefing session by the trek leader sharing all the necessary details about the trek would be provided. After which, we’ll head towards Jobra which is the basecamp for the Hampta Pass trek and is located at an altitude of 9,379 ft. The drive from Manali though has many hairpin bends in the road make up for a scenic drive due to the panoramic view of Kullu Valley that you get to glimpse at. Traversing through thick forests consisting of pine, maple and silver birch trees, we will reach Jobra. After relaxing for a while, we'll start our trek towards Chika. The sight that you get to witness while trekking is serene and refreshing. From lush green forests consisting of maple, oak, and deodar trees to the stream of Rani Nallah flowing through meadows, the landscape that the trekking trail provides is breathtaking, to say the least. We will set up camp in Chika. With its vast tapestry of greenery and open skies above, it is perfect for spending peaceful moments. Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay in Chika. *The pick-up point would be Manali Mall Road (tentative). If you arrive in Manali, one day before, it would help your body adapt better to the altitude and weather.

2nd Day : Chika to Balu Ka Ghera Trek (8.5 Kilometers, 6 hours)

After early morning breakfast, we will head towards Balu Ka Ghera. Balu translates to sand and the trail lives up to the name as the short meadow walk soon gives way to boulders and loose rocks making this part of trek fall into moderate category. The beauty of this trek is that you get to witness the magic of nature in the form of beautiful landscapes. On one hand, you get the flowing Jwara river seemingly following your footsteps, while the mighty Dhauladhar ranges beckon you closer. A stream of a waterfall would be waiting amidst the green canopies. The terrain starts to flatten as you reach the initial region of Balu ka Ghera which is known as Chota Balu ka Ghera. As you keep walking, the terrain will start to get rugged again with the rocks being far apart making it tricky to traverse through. We will reach Balu Ka Ghera soon where we will set camp among the mountains beyond which the Hampta pass awaits us. In the evening, we will have dinner and spend a night under the starry skies.

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