Region: Kullu Valley .
Duration: 4 Days.
Season: April to December
Group Size : 15 Persons.
Maximum Altitude: 4200m.
Accommodations: 3 Nights In Camp
Activities: 4 Days Hiking.
Meals: 3 Breakfasts / 4 Pack-lunch / 3 Dinners.
Trip Begin: Manali.
Trip End: Manali.
Hamta Circle is a good trek for beginners in the Kullu Valley. Unspoiled and untamed, the Hamta Circle Trek follows a lesser-known route in Himachal Pradesh. Confused often with the Hamta Pass trek, this is a beautiful 4 day hike, Trek offer amazing views of Dhauladhar mountain range and Pir Panjal.If you are a trekking enthusiast then nothing can stop you from falling in love with this trek and making you come back again and again. Trek offers lush alpine forests, beautiful meadows and panoramic view. Mt.Deo Tibba 6001m & Mt.Indrassan 6223m is visible very close during the hike to Sethan Dome 4200m.This trek is more laid back and allows us to take in the beauty as we hike up.
HOW TO REACH MANALI
The nearest airport serving this beautiful hill station is situated at Bhuntar. Known as Kullu Manali Airport, it is at a distance of approximately 60 from Manali.
The road instead since there are some spellbinding picturesque views en route to be enjoyed. The destination has a good connectivity by road with cities like Delhi, Ambala, Chandigarh and Shimla serving as pivotal points. A number of bus services including private services like the very comfortable Volvo ply frequently from Delhi to Manali.
The closest railway station is Chandigarh (315 km) or Pathankot (290 km). You can make your travel bookings till either of these two cities and then take a prepaid bus or a cab till Manali.
- Great trek for beginners in the Kullu region.
- The trail goes through the most pristine forests & beautiful meadows.
- Spectacular views of peaks in Dhauladhar & Pirpanjhal Mountains.
- Is alternative to Hamta Pass trek .
DAY 01 - MANALI 1900M, DRIVE TO BANARA (2100M) 9 KM, 45 MINUTES DRIVE, TREK TO SAROTU (2980M), 5 TO 6 HOURS.
We drive through Jagatsukh, one of the biggest villages in the Kullu Valley all the way to Banara Village. From here hike start it goes quite steep up through the village until we reach a wooden temple in the forest. From here it still goes continuously up, but now through the shadows of pine trees. We arrive at lush green meadows of Tilgan Thach; thach- locally means grazing area after that short and ascent to first night campsite at Sarotu.
: Pack Lunch & Dinner
DAY 02 - TREK FROM SAROTU TO KHARMANDIYARI (3480M) 6 TO 7 HOURS.
Today’s trek is more gradual. We have to cross a river. Later we hike through forest. The last hour of the trek goes up again. We will pass a temporary settlement of farmers, who are staying here during the summer period with their cows. These entire slopes became famous in the world due to one of the best ski slopes in the world. Our campsite of this day promise amazing views of the surrounding Himalayan Mountains.
: Breakfast,Pack Lunch & Dinner.
DAY 03 - TODAY HIKE TO SETHAN DOME (4200M) & BACK KHARMANDIYARI.
Today hike is harder you can climb as much u can. Its start after breakfast with pack lunch and full day. You will have a close view of Indrasan and Deo Tibba peak northwest face. To the west, you view of Beas river valley. During summer the entire area is carpeted with wildflowers and herbs. During winter Heli-Skiing is major activities on these hills. An experience visually stunning often combined with moments of inner reflection... inevitable in certain surroundings! Our guides will share their knowledge & enthusiasm with you... bringing awesome landscapes to life before your eyes. From here one can see 360 degree panoramic view of Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar range. Explore and back same camp.
: Breakfast,Pack Lunch & Dinner.
DAY 04 - KHARMANDIYARI TO JOBRI (2800M) 3 TO 4 HOURS & DRIVE BACK TO MANALI 18KM, 1 HOUR.
Today after breakfast the trail we cross downhill the slopes and alpine pasture. Leaving camp behind easy trail to Jobri. Today walk is just decend to get to the road. We walk through a lovely trail, passing buffalo herders’ settlements and shepherds. Transport will be waiting for us at the road and once we load up we drive to Manali.
: Breakfast,Pack Lunch
What is included in the tour
- The services of an educated Himalayan Yeti Adventure representative or escort / guide, well versed with native flora/fauna, topography & culture during the entire trek program.
- During the trek, all camping logistics and mules / porters/ to carry luggage. Participants will be required to carry only their day sacks with their daily essentials etc.
- Camping on twin sharing basis in 2-man tents, with foam mattresses, sleeping bags and kitchen tent, toilet tent etc.
- One Cook and camp helper/s with all necessary kitchen items, utensils etc.
- All transportation as per the itinerary, inclusive of transfers to the roadhead before the trek and transfer from the roadhead to Manali, after the conclusion of the trek.
- Boiled drinking water during the trek and warm water for personal ablutions in the morning.
- All meals during the trek program.
- Wildlife / environmental Permits and Levies, wherever required.
- All camping charges.
- Trek Briefing / debriefing & guides charges.
- Charges for following the global ‘Leave No Trace’ protocol.
- Insurance of the trekking staff
- Good medical / first aid kit with Oxygen Cylinders.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any accidental, travel or medical insurance. It is advisable for the participants to get themselves comprehensively insured before the tour.
- Any expenses of a personal nature.
- Any and all evacuation charges (medical or otherwise), or hospitalization or physicians consultation charges. Your own insurance policy should also, ideally, cover this.
Insulated, waterproof boots are best. They have thick soles, rubber/leather uppers and insulation. Flip Flops/ Crocs.
Wool or synthetic socks with wicking liners promote warm, dry feet. (this item is to be bought by the clients themselves)
Layer your clothing so it can be adjusted to your activity level and the weather. Avoid cotton.
Base layer: Synthetics and wool retain warmth even when wet. Wear long underwears (top and bottem) that wicks away moisture, insulates well and dries quickly. Choose from microlight, lightweight or midweight versions based on the temperature and your activity level. A zippered top lets you adjust body heat as you stop and go. (this item is to be bought by the clients themselves, easily available in Decathlon Stores)
Upper Insulating layer: Polyester fleece makes a good insulating mid-layer since it retains heat when wet and breathes as you exercise.
Outer layer: A waterproof, breathable shell jacket and pants keep you dry and fend off wind.
Down feather jacket: - Can be used while relaxing or walking outside in the camp area.
Hat, Gloves and Accessories.
Keep your head and hands covered to prevent loss of body heat and to protect from sunburn.
A wool or synthetic hat, headband or balaclava retains heat; a wide-brimmed hat or a ball cap can shade your eyes on sunny days.
Sunglasses and sunscreen will protect you from burning UV rays which are especially intense when reflected off of snow.
COTTON SCARF good for dust and to protect neck from sunburn ,WATER BOTTLE, HYDRATION BAG.
Head Lamp & spare batteries.
CAMERA dustproof cover and spare batteries and memory card, GOPRO IS JUST GREAT.
MONEY BELT or secure portion of bag.
PERSONAL TOILETRIES including lip cream, hand wash (alcohol-based), sunscreen and TOWEL.
PENKNIFE , JOURNAL, SKETCH PAD, PLAYING CARDS, BOOK, READING LIGHT, SEWING KIT, etc.
Small PADLOCK for stored bag.
Trekking Day Bag upto 65 to 85 Ltr.
If you cancel 15 days before the trip begins Himalayan Yeti Adventure will retain 20% of the trip cost.
If you cancel 7 days before the trip begins, Himalayan Yeti Adventure will retain 30% of the trip cost.
If you cancel less than 7 days before the trip begins, or, are not present when the trip begins, there will be no-refund
No refund will be payable to any client who voluntarily leaves a trip en-route.