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Hampta Circle Trek (5D/ 4N)

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Hampta Circle Trek (5D/ 4N)

Short Info:
Trek Grade –Easy
Group Size –15 (Maximum)
Total Distance to be trekked –28 kms
Highest Altitude – 3800 mts
Accommodation – Camping on sharing basis
Lying above the busty town of Manali, the Hampta circle trek is a stark contrast to everything one experiences in the hill town. A relatively easy trail that doesn’t see footfall at that time of the year, leaving you to enjoy the peace of the woods, the scenic campsites and the views of mountains like Hanuman Tibba and Friendship peak. You’re so close to the city yet so far! As the trek is off Manali, one can always round off the experience by exploring the hill town or Kasoli n the holiday season.

14th-18th April 2018
21st-25th April 2018
28thApr-2nd May 2018
19th-23rd May 2018

Day 1 -Arrive at Manali, drive to Jagatsukh. Trek from Prini to Baggi (3 kms). Overnight stay in a Camps
You arrive in Manali and proceed towards Jagatsukh in cars. You’re expected to reach in half an hour. From Jagatsukh start climbing towards Bhanara. The trek is short but gruesome. The trails makes its way through orchards, which belong to the villagers of Jagatsukh. One keeps climbing steeply towards Bhanara. Very soon you find yourself walking through the lanes of Bhanara, drawing curious stares and smiles from the villagers. From the village, there’s a steep climb to reach our campsite, Baggi which is a mid thick coniferous forests.
Day 2: Trek from Baggito Soratu(5 kms). Afternoon trek to the Hamptacircle range view point (4 Kms).Overnight stay in camps
Today is a relatively easy day. We traverse from Baggi heading northwest, into the woods. We get occasional glimpses of Manali below. We will come across many open patches in the forests providing ideal resting points. As we climb, we’ll come across huge boulders and a water stream. This place is called Tiligan. One gets an outstanding view of the PirPanjal range on the other side now. Peaks like Hanuman Tibba and Friendship Peak would stand tall, dominating the view. We pass through a few abandoned temporary settlements which were summer homes of the Gujjars - a cattle herding community. The climb to the campsite is a moderate one. After lunch today, we gain altitude by going towards the Hampta circle range. As we gain altitude, the view on the other side becomes more beautiful. The climb is moderate and at approximately 1000ft above our camp, we’ll reach the highest point of our trek! Needless to say the view from the top is to die for!

Day 3: Trek from Soratu to Jugudu (5 Kms). Overnight stay in camps.
Today is perhaps the most beautiful day of the trek .You begin by climbing north towards the Phakhonda range. One can start seeing the occasional Maple trees in the forest below. The tree cover reduces considerably as you go above the tree line now. The spectacular view on the other side of Beas will keep you company for most part of the trek. You will have to cross a big stream-after which you will find yourself in a different world altogether. All of a sudden, you’re in a thicket of Rhododendron and Oak forest. These forests boast of rich bird habitats and one can easily spot beautiful birds now. We make our way through the jungle, descending to reach our campsite for the day, Jugudu.

Day 4: Trek from Jugudu to Karmidari and Height gain (4 Kms)
Todays trek is relatively easy. We traverse to Karmidari initially by coming out of the jungle and moving towards the Gujjar establishment. The abandoned huts next to the trail make for a scenic sight. We very soon reach the campsite and after lunch proceed towards the Raudikholi range for height gain.
Day 5: Trek from Kharmidari to Jobri(5 Kms) and drive to Prini.
Today’s hike is mainly a descent. We traverse from Jugudu. A few abandoned Gujjar huts come into view. After this, we start descending through brown Oak and Pine forests towards Jobri. Jobri is the starting point of the Hampta Pass trek. This is perhaps the only connection this trek has with the Hampta Pass. The trail is easy and scenic and one can’t help but ogle at the huge Pine trees on the trail. We will reach Jobri in about 4 hours where cars will be waiting for us. The trek ends when we reach Manali.
Cost: INR 10500 + 5% GST
● Tents, Sleeping bags, (Oxymeter, Oxygen cylinders in case of emergency)and well-stocked First Aid kits.
● Necessary permits
● Depending on route, comfortable guesthouses and home stays at base camps or in high quality tents on triple sharing basis.
● Hygienic food by experienced camping cooks. Majorly vegetarian food provided.
● Besides Trek Leaders, every batch has sufficient support staff including local guides, cooks and helpers. Porters too are provided on demand for personal rucksack carrying.
● Transportation from Manali to Manali, Transport is been provided in small vehicles or MUV’s to ensure safe ride.
● Personal expense
● Bottled water
● Cost of emergency
● Insurance
● Personal Porter Charges
● Any extra cost incurred due to natural calamities
● Transportation till Manali
● Anything not mentioned in the exclusion & GST 5%
Cancellation and Refund applicable on the tour cost:
● If cancellation done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.
● If done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded
● After that no refund will be provided.

Things to Carry:
● A photocopy of your Identity Proof (Passport / Voter ID Card/PAN Card/Aadhar Card/ Driving License)
● Rucksack – If you are offloading your Rucksack, you will need a small daypack to carry your basic essentials
● Good trekking shoes and a pair of slip-ons, if required for use at campsites
● 2 Water Bottles (1 litre each)
● Woolen or Fleece Gloves and a pair of waterproof gloves
● Cotton socks and woolen socks (2 pairs each)
● Balaclava, Woolen scarf – If you do not have a Balaclava, you can carry Monkey cap instead
● Thermal Inners
● Fleece Jacket, Snow Jacket or Padded Jacket (1 each)
● Windcheater or Poncho
● 3-4 pairs of trek pants
● 2 collared and full sleeved t-shirts – Do not carry loose t-shirts as they tend to make you feel cold
● Camera or Binoculars (optional)
● Ready to eat snacks, Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D Powder – Carry nuts, dryfruits, energy bars to munch on during the trek. They provide instant energy whenever it hits the lower base.
● Cap, Sunglasses - Do ensure that your sunglasses are UV Protected. Do not carry reflectors.
● Headlamp/LED Torch – Mandatory
● Toiletries – Sunscreen, Moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, wet wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste, Hand Sanitizer, Mosquito repellent, if required
● Polythene Bags or Zip-lock Bags – These help to segregate wet clothes, used wet wipes or sanitary napkins on trek
● Any medicines that you normally consume - Please consult your doctor in this regard

For the safety and well-being of all the trekkers, there is always the main concerns of “Small Steps Adventures”. In pursuance of this responsibility, we have the right to amend or cancel this program due to weather conditions or change from time to time due to personal health problems by the participants. Small Steps Adventures, will not be responsible for the weather, health related, political issues. We ensure you a memorable trekking experience with us !. We always try to give you information about the change in the travel program as soon as possible, the first job of “Small Steps Adventures” will be. If any person is coming out of the program voluntarily / effortlessly, then no refund will be given on behalf of “Small Steps Adventures”.

√ Payment details:

1) While online transfer, please provide your name in notes section.
2) Once payment is done, please send an email to mail@Smallstepsadventures.com with transaction id, name.
Name: Small Steps Adventures
A/c type: Current account
Bank: IDBI
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A.c no.: 1043102000005333
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