Hamta Circle Trek - 4 Days

Scenic route with peaceful camps, favorite trekking route for families & friends

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TRIP OVERVIEW
The elegant Deo Tibba 6001 m, situated southeast of Manali town and above Jagatsukh village on the Pir Panjal range of Himalaya. A comfortable trek, the route is full of panoramic views along thick forest and alpine plateau to the Piang Neru base of Deo Tibba (West Face). Piang Neru Nala or Jobri nallah is a principal tributary of the Hamta nallah.
From Jagatsukh we follow one of the best alpine walks with an untiring gradient to Sarotu Thach (Thach locally means "meadows") and Rauli Kholi. Crossing wonderful alpine plateau a breath-taking view of Deo Tibba appears with magical suddenness. Piang Neru at about 12000 feet where lateral moraines of the Piang Neru glacier comes to an end. Finally easy descent to Chikka at Hamta Nallah and along the rock wall to Chichoga heights to Chadiyari village. OR end your trek at Jobri and drive to Manali.

Activity - Trekking & hiking. Region: Manali, Himachal. Difficulty level - Easy, Max Altitude - 3900 meters, Max sleeping altitude - 3600 meters, Lowest trek altitude - 1850 meters, Trip Length - 4 days Manali to Manali, 4 days trekking, 3 nights camping, Best time - Mid April to Oct End.

ITINERARY - Mid April to June end
Day 1 - Manali,  Drive Jagatsukh 1850m - Banara 2100m - 9 km, Trek Tilgan 2600m - Satoru Thach 2980m.
Day 2 - Trek Jogidug 3200m - Kharmandiyari / Dumdumni Thach 3300 m
Day 3 - Trek Jobri 2800 m - Chikka 3000m
Day 4 - Trek Rahni Thach - Chichoga 2000m, Drive Manali. OR From Chikka trek to Jobri, Drive to Manali 19 km.

ITINERARY - July to Mid October
Day 1 - Manali,  Drive Jagatsukh 1850m - Banara 2100m - 9 km, Trek Tilgan 2600m - Satoru Thach 2980m.
Day 2 - Trek Jogidug 3200m - Kharmandiyari / Dumdumni Thach 3300 m
Day 3 - Trek Rauli Kholi 3900 m - Piang Neru 3600m
Day 4 - Trek Marhi - Jobri 2800 m, Drive to Manali 19 km.

COST INCLUDES

  • All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary. 
  • All camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chairs, and table.
  • Accommodation in 4 season tents, sleeping bags, foam mattress, trekking poles & safety gears.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) Tea, snacks during the trek
  • Qualified & trained well English speaking trekking guide and experienced crew.
  • Porters or mules for porterage of trekking gear and your baggage.
  • Camping fee, trekking permits, and park fee.
  • Goods and services tax.
  • First aid medical kit.

COST EXCLUDES

×     Domestic flight.  Delhi - Kullu, Kullu - Delhi.
×     Hotel in Manali. 
×     Delhi - Manali, Chandigarh - Manali transfer (Booking of the private car on request).
×     Travel insurance.
×     Soft or hard drinks.
×     Personal tip to staff: Guide, cook, helper, horseman, driver. 
×     Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, roadblock which cost extra lodging & boarding beyond trip Schedule.

ITINERARY
Day 1- Manali 1950m, drive to Jagatsukh (1850m) - Banara (2100m) 9 kms, Trek to Tilgan (2600m) - Sarotu (2980m), 5-6 hrs.
Today leaving Manali to drive to Jagatsukh village situated at a distance of 6 km south of Manali on the left banks of Beas river on Manali – Naggar left bank route. Once it was the old capital of Kullu, which is one of the biggest villages in Kullu valley. The main attraction of this village is the Shiva temple built in 8th-century in shikara style and also famous for its ancient temples. It is famous for its Chacholi Jatra festival. Continue short drive to Banara village. Starting our trek from Banara at first we start a gentle climb to Nag temple. Located above Jagatsukh village. Surrounded by a great view of upper Kullu valley. We now climb through thick forest, during summer this trail filled with an abundance of flowers. We arrive at lush green meadows of Tilgan Thach, thach- locally means grazing area. Short and gradual ascent to first night campsite at Sarotu. Overnight in camp.

Day 2 - Trek to Jogi dug (3200m) / Dumdumni Thach 6-7 hrs.
Today after breakfast we climb gently on the slopes of Hamta. We will arrive at the above treeline from where the magnificent view of Pir Panjal range on the west side and Brigu Lake Mountains. This entire slope became famous in the world due to one of the best ski slopes in the world. During winter Heli-Skiing is a major activity on these hills. Below us lies Sethan village and far main Hamta valley. We climb gently to the campsite of Jogidug. Which is situated above Sethan village. During summer this area is filled with shepherds. It is possible that on this day you can climb the Sethan dome. To make this early departure from camp is needed. 

Day 3 - Trek to Jobri (2800m) - Chikka (3000m), 6 hrs.
Today after breakfast the trail crosses over slopes and alpine pasture. Leaving camp behind an easy trail to Jobri which will take only 2 hrs to reach. This part is fully covered with medicinal herbs and plants. After Jobri continues to trek to Chikka. The trail goes along the banks of Hamta stream. Enjoy your time near the falls.

Day 4 - Trek to Rani Thach - Chichoga (2000m), 6 hrs. drive to Manali.
Leaving Chikka you trek back to Jobri from where the trail goes along the right bank of Hamta stream then later through a lush green forest to a small temple located above Chichoga. Now trail descent gently to Rahni thach. You arrive above the Japanese temple. The wide view of Beas river valley and Manali town will remain in sight for few minutes until reaching Chichoga. Witnessing the local life in this village, finally, drive to your hotel in Manali. Trip ends.

REVIEW
“Wow! What an incredible and unforgettable trekking experience my mom and I had this trip! From the overnight camping locations to the personalized trekking pace to the gourmet camping meals, we could not have asked for any better.
Guide is so knowledgeable about the area. The vegetation, the culture, you name it and explanations from Guide. Guide did a fantastic job managing both our trekking levels, taking me on more challenging treks some of the days and making sure to watch out for both of us while trekking together.
The horseman always chose phenomenal locations, pristine, isolated and with unbeatable views! And the cooks surprised us every day with delicious meals that we never would have imagined eating in the Himalayas at 3500m. While trekking I became sick and all of the staff was offering their help or suggestions to get me better – all it took a bit of extra trekking! I always felt extremely well taken care of, and I will definitely recommend Potala to anyone I know coming to India to trek. The staff was infinitely flexible and understanding of my mom and my funny requests – like to have tea with breakfast. "
“Every part of our 4 days trek was well managed by our guide and he took great care of me, a 60 year old and my daughter 22, making sure I make it up some challenging climbs and my daughter got more challenge. I probably gain weight on this trek from the amazing meals cooked for us also. We did the Deo Tibba / Hamta circuit which was amazingly beautiful – everything from villages to forests to waterfalls, to high snow-capped peaks. The camping views and locations were private, spectacular settings.
We highly recommend Potala Adventures and their guides for taking care of all our trip needs in the most professional and personal way. Thank you for a most memorable trek.
We will definitely come back to trek with Potala again. "
Ms. Susan Y. and Dani Y. Smith – COLORADO – (USA) – 29 May - 1 June

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1- Manali 1950m, drive to Jagatsukh (1850m) - Banara (2100m) 9 kms, Trek to Tilgan (2600m) - Sarotu (2980m), 5-6 hrs.
Today leaving Manali drive to Jagatsukh village situated at the distance of 6 kms south of Manali on the left banks of Beas river on Manali – Naggar left bank route. Once it was the old capital of Kullu, is one of the biggest village in Kullu valley. Main attraction of this village is Shiva temple built in 8th century inshikara style and also famous for its ancient temples.It is famous of its Chacholi Jatra festival. Continue short drive to Banara village. Starting our trek from Banara at first we start gentle climb to Nag temple. Located above Jagatsukh village. Surrounded by great view of upper Kullu valley. We now climb through thickly forest, during summer this trail filled with abundance of flowers. We arrive at lush green meadows of Tilgan Thach, thach- locally means grazing area. Short and gradual ascent to first nigt campsite at Sarotu. Overnight in camp.

Day 2 - Trek to Jogi dug (3200m) / Dumdumni Thach 6-7 hrs.
Today after breakfast we climb gentle on slopes of Hamta. We will arrive at above tree line from where the magnificient view of Pir Panjal range on west side and Brigu Lake Mountains. This entire slopes became famous in world due to one of the best ski slopes in the world. During winter Heli Skiing is major activities on this hills. Below us lies Sethan village and far main Hamta valley. We climb gently to the campsite of Jogidug. Which is situated above Sethan village. During summer this area is filled with shepherds. It is possible that this day you can climb Sethan dome. To make this early departure from camp is needed. 

Day 3 - Trek to Jobri (2800m) - Chikka (3000m), 6 hrs.
Today after breakfast the trail crosses over slopes and alpin pasture. Leaving camp behind easy trail to Jobri which will take only 2 hrs to reach. This part is fully covered with medicinal herbs and plants. After Jobri continue trek to Chikka. The trail goes along the banks of Hamta stream. Enjoy your time near the falls.

Day 4 - Trek to Rani Thach - Chichoga (2000m), 6 hrs. drive to Manali.
Leaving Chikka you trek back to Jobri from where trail goes along the right bank of Hamta stream than later through lush green forest to a small temple located above Chichoga. Now trail descent gently to Rahni thach. You arrive at above the Japanese temple. The wide view of Beas river valley and Manali town will remain in sight for few minutes until reaching Chichoga. Witnessing the local life at this village, finally drive to your hotel in Manali. Trip ends.

Included in the Price

  • All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary. 
  • Pickup from hotel and drop at hotel in Manali.
  • All camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chairs and table.
  • Accommodation in 4 season tents, sleeping bags, foam mattress, trekking poles & safety gears.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) Tea, snacks during the trek
  • Qualified & trained well English speaking trekking guide and experienced crew.
  • Porters or mules for porterage of trekking gear and your baggages.
  • Camping fee, trekking permits and park fee.
  • Goods and services tax.
  • First aid medical kit.

Does not included in the Price

×     Domestic flight.  Delhi - Kullu, Kullu - Delhi.
×     Hotel in Manali. 
×     Delhi - Manali, Chandigarh - Manali transfer (Booking of private car on request).
×     Travel insurance.
×     Soft or hard drinks.
×     Personal tip to staff: Guide, cook, helper, horseman, driver. 
×     Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra lodging & boarding   beyond trip Schedule.

Trekking Gear

What we provide
We provide all the GROUP GEAR included in the following list:

3-4 Person roomy 4 season tents for 2 - 3 people and individual as well, dining tent, toilet tent and other camping accessories.
Sleeping bags and comfortable foam mattresses.
Kitchen tent, Stoves, fuel, cookware etc.
Bed tea, nutritious breakfast, three course meal (dinner), packed lunch, post trek snacks, tea and coffee.
Trekking poles and Duffel bags for your luggage's.
Basic first aid box and mini oxygen bottles

What you may need - Your personal gear recommended in List :-
Day pack: A bit of bigger size 30 - 40 liters in order to keep fleece, jacket, water bottle, camera, packed lunch

Foot wear :-
Good condition trekking boots – not new used before in your country side for best fit for trekking, water proof.
Camp shoes, light and comfortable as running shoes or sandal ( like Teva ) for river crossing. Its necessity for you to bring sandals for river crossing.
Socks both Woolen and cotton as desire.

Clothing :-
Gore tex jacket or similar.
Down jacket/vest is good for cool evenings.
Wind/Rain jacket: (i.e. gore-tex, northface or similar) waterproof and breathable. Its necessity to have jacket while crossing passes.
Trekking pants, light, comfortable, water proof /breathable.
Long sleeve shirt Light weight dry-fast (for sun/insect protection).
Thermal innerwear winter thermal innerwear.
T-shirts for day time.
One mid weight/heavyweight fleece (long sleeve) jacket or warm pullover.
Short pants, underwear.
Sun Hat: cowboy style or baseball style to protect skin from direct sunlight.
Woolen cap for high altitude or while crossing pass or during evenings in camp.
One fleece or sweatpants for cold evenings during dining.
A pair of Hand gloves or woolen gloves.
Scarf to protect from dust or sunlight around neck. This is available in local markets with variety of colors.

Accessories :- 
Sun glasses with UV protection. An extra sun glass in case to replace.
Sun screen and lip protection.
Moisturizer cream: In Ladakh the air is dry and sun is harsh and strong during day. There are local moisturizer cream available in market. To avoid somehow skin allergy bring your personal cream.
Water bottle. Minimum I - 2 liter.
Trekking poles or sticks. If you have your own folded poles. 
Torch or one head lamp with extra batteries. Petzl or similar.
One toiletries kit, small towel.
Reading and writing materials.
Digital Camera or digital video recorder / solar charger.
Water purification tablets.
Nylon or water proof plastic bags to storage clothes and stuff.
One pocket knife light.

Others :- 
Gaiter / personal  climbing gear. (Can rent at Manali or Leh or Uttarkashi).
Water purification/filter: we boil water for you in the camp, what its essential you to have a water purification tablets or filter during the day of trekking.
Mosquito repellent cream.
Small Binocular.
First aid kit: We carry basic first aid kit with diamox, aspirin, paracetamol, antibiotics for diarrhea, antiseptic, bandage and band aids, Please you bring your personal first aid kit with medicine you think to need necessity for you.
Vitamin tablets or similar. 
Extra passport photos.

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Trip Facts
Kullu Manali region – Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty Level – Moderate,
Max Altitude – 4150 m 
Max sleeping altitude – 3800 m
Lowest trek altitude – 2150 m
Trip Length – 4 days Manali to Manali,
4 days Trek, 3 nights Camp
Activity – Trekking / Hiking
Best time – May, June, July, Sept, Oct to Mid Nov

“Wow! What an incredible and unforgettable trekking experience my mom and I had this trip! From the overnight camping locations to the personalized trekking pace to the gourmet camping meals, we could not have asked for any better.

Guide is so knowledgeable about the area. The vegetation, the culture, you name it and explanations from Guide. Guide did a fantastic job managing both our trekking levels, taking me on more challenging treks some of the days and making sure to watch out for both of us while trekking together.

The horseman always chose phenomenal locations, pristine, isolated and with unbeatable views! And the cooks surprised us every day with delicious meals that we never would have imagined eating in the Himalayas at 3500m. While trekking I became sick and all of the staff was offering their help or suggestions to get me better – all it took a bit of extra trekking! I always felt extremely well taken care of, and I will definitely recommend Potala to anyone I know coming to India to trek. The staff was infinitely flexible and understanding of my mom and my funny requests – like to have tea with breakfast. "

“Every part of our 4 days trek was well managed by our guide and he took great care of me, a 60 year old and my daughter 22, making sure I make it up some challenging climbs and my daughter got more challenge. I probably gain weight on this trek from the amazing meals cooked for us also. We did the Deo Tibba / Hamta circuit which was amazingly beautiful – everything from villages to forests to waterfalls, to high snow-capped peaks. The camping views and locations were private, spectacular settings.

We highly recommend Potala Adventures and their guides for taking care of all our trip needs in the most professional and personal way. Thank you for a most memorable trek.
We will definitely come back to trek with Potala again. "

Susan Y. and Dani Y. Smith – COLORADO – (USA) – 29 May - 1 June

4 DAYS TREKKING IN MANALI

INR 12,999 per person

For a Group of 5 to 6 member.

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