April Trek

  • SEASON
    May to October
  • MAX. ALTITUDE
    4270 mts
  • TREK GRADE
    Moderate to Challenging
  • TREK DURATION
    7 Days

Overview

Juara – Hampta Pass 4270 Mts. is a good peak to scale for first time mountaineers. The Hampta Pass is accessible from its south-west face, a good approach to the peak but quite challenging. This expedition is difficult but most enchanting and full of scenic beauty and one has something a good close view of wild animal life like Black and red bears, ibex etc.

Detailed Itinenary

Day 1

to Jagatsukh then trek to Tilgan Thach (2650 Mts.)(04 hrs.) Ascent through the villages, Himalayan deciduous Alpine Forest. Once the tree line is passed the camp is set in the meadow with excellent view of the valley.

Day 2

Tilgan – Sarotu Thach (3300mts.Apprx.) (5 – 6 Hrs.) Over the high altitude meadows. First gradual climb through the open meadows initially providing awesome mountains cape, takes one to the High altitude meadows of Raurikhaudi. Camp at a small mountain tarn in the meadow, where local Shepard’s of Kullu Valley graze their herds of sheep’s and goat.

Day 3

Sarotu – Marhi (3200 Mts. Appox.) (05 Hrs.) Next is steep descent through the rhododendron bushe and birch trees with splendid view of Mount Deo Tibba (6001 Mts.), to the base of the mountain (Piyang niru). An absolute Alpine area with massive glacier and moraine. The sight of the Deo Tibba Mountain from Piyangniru, fascinate all the trekkers. From Piyangniru, in the Valley floor along the strean, which originates from the Deo Tibba Glacier and the Deo Tibba slowly drifts away. The whole area is surrounded by high summits, hanging glacier, and massive moraine. This is true alpine zone that we are trekking in. Finally we get to the beautiful meadow of the Marhi. The Camp provide view of mountains Ranges to all sides.

Day 4

Piyangniru (3700m.Apprx.) and back Around 0-7 Hrs. Trek to Piyangniru, in the Valley floor along the stream, which originates from the Deo Tibba Glacier and the Deo Tibba slowly appears in full scale. The whole area is surrounded by high summits, hanging glacier, and massive moraine. This is true alpine zone that we are trekking in. Finally we get to Piyang niru , the base of Deo Tibba. After exploring return to the camp at Marhi

Day 5

Marhi – Uchlung Bhiyali (camp) trek further to Juara (3700m.Apprx.) camp at Juara (5 Hrs.) Descend to the other side of the Valley and enter into the tree line. We further walk through the forest of Maple , pine ,walnut and Pine first to the camp. Further the walk is through Grassy banks, sloping down from the high cliffs all around, pave the trial. There are some side streams to cross before descending back to the main valley floor. This area is popular with the Gaddi shepherds in the early part of the season, grazing their flocks before continuing their migration to Lahaul. Juara (3700m); brown bears are said to hibernate in the nearby rock caves during the winter.

Day 6

Juara–Hampta Pass (4270 Mts)-and back -Base of the Hampta pass (3800 Mts) (5-6 Hrs.) From camp there is a short, steep climb over scree slopes before reaching a plateau where you can gain views back down the Hampta Valley and the peaks on the far side of the Kullu Valley, including Hanuman Tibba (5928m). The last 200m to 300m to the pass are steep, with views of rock spires and hanging glaciers completing the panorama. The Hampta Pass (4270m), is on the true right side of the valley. However, there is an excellent vantage point for viewing the Lahaul Range. Trek back to the camp.

Day 7

Juara - Manali (2050 m)–via Uchlung Bhiali (3200 m) 5 Hrs Trek back to Chhika reservoir then following right side of the Hampta stream all along the ridge, the trial is narrow so needs good attention. On the way the trail passes through small meadows and pine forests.

Note: It is also possible that a route change may become necessary due to inclement weather, inaccessibility through the mountain passes due to heavy snow, condition of the trail and physical fitness of the clients, political restrictions and other cause beyond human control.

 

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