Hampta Pass Trek

After completing the series about our Hampta Pass Trek I realized that the posts related to the trek are not in sequence. In between, I have related about my other travel as experience as well, like the post I wrote about my first trip to the Himalayas or, the one I wrote when I decided to go on my first solo trip. This made it pretty irritating for someone who wanted to read the posts related to the Hampta pass trek in a sequential way. So, I decided to put all the links here ordered by day in this post which will make it easier to find the related post.

Camp at Chikka - Hampta Pass Trekking

Camp at Chikka – Hampta Pass Trekking

Hampta Pass – A Trek to the Himalayas

Hampta Pass Trek-Day 1, Jobra to Chikka

Hampta Pass Trek-Day 2, Chikka to Balu ka Gera

Hampta Pass Trek-Day 3, Balu ka Gera to Sia Goru

Hampta Pass Trek-Day 4, Sia Goru to Chattru

In Pictures – The Himalayas at night

Naggar and the Castle


How I prepared for my first Himalayan Trek

Packing for your first Himalayan trek

Have you been on a trek in the mighty Himalayas?continue reading

The lake of the Moon – Chandrataal

Our trek to Hampta Pass formally ended with our arrival at Chattru on the fourth day. The day however was not over yet. What was coming up was much more exciting than what the past few hours until Chattru had been. Soon after a quick but to the heart’s content round of Maggi, I found myself inside a Sumo with five other equally excited people from my group. The Chandrataal lake located 14,100 feet ASL is one of the most beautiful and mesmerizing lakes in the region so the excitement on everyone’s face was obvious. More so because, the visit to Chandrataal was not something which had been decided for sure until the final day.

Road to Chandertaal Lake, Hampta Pass Trek

Road to Chandertaal Lake, Hampta Pass Trek

Given the kind of roads (read no roads in the real sense) it all depended on the weather.… continue reading

Hampta Pass Trek-Day 4, Sia Goru to Chattru

Thanks to yesterday’s steep and rocky descents and the bone-chilling winds, my sprained knee had gone from bad to worse by morning. Ruchi’s was just slightly better. I was not able to join the morning-exercise session and restricted myself to doing flexion which did help but the relief was little more than temporary. The fact that it was all down-hill today, save for a few small ascents, should have made me happy after a full day of steep ascent the previous day but with the knees in bad shape the entire situation was upside down. After-all, it is way more difficult to climb down than to walk up if your knee is not in good shape.

trekking team at sia goru hampta pass

All of us at Sia Goru, Hampta Pass Trekking

Okay! Before I move any further let me go back to yesterday for a moment.… continue reading

Hampta Pass Trek-Day 1, Jobra to Chikka

By the time we checked-out from our hotel and hurried towards the SBI ATM at Mall road, the meeting point assigned to us, we were already late by more than a couple of hours and almost all other trekkers of our group and another have already left save for four others and us. Soon we were on our way to Jobra taking exciting switchbacks with 39 hairpin bends. With each turn, even though all of them were in shambles, the views seemed to get better and better.

Tall deodars of Jobra - Hampta Pass Trek

Tall deodars of Jobra – Hampta Pass Trek

Snow-covered peaks on the right across the valley below, Deodars, Oaks and Maple trees standing tall on the slopes, apple-laden trees on both sides of the road, a small Himachali house on the slope of the hill below us, standing all alone and by itself.… continue reading