Hamta Circuit - 4 Days
Scenic route with peaceful camps, favorite trekking route for families with kids above 6 yrs
Trip Route: Manali - Jagatsukh - Tilgan - Sarotu Thach - Rauli Kholi - Piang Neru - Chikka - Chichoga - Manali

Trip Facts

Kullu & Manali region - Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty Level - Easy to Moderate, Max Altitude - 4000 m 
Trip Length - 6-7  days Delhi to Delhi, 4 days Manali to Bir, 4 days of Trek and 3 nights of Camp
Activity - Trekking / Hiking / Walking holidays, Best time - April, May, June to July,  Sept, Oct, Nov to Dec

Meals: All meal during the trek

Trip Introduction

The elegent Deo Tibba 6001 m, situated south east 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 – meadow) and Raudi Khodi. Crossing wonderful alpine plateau a breath-taking view of Deo Tibba appears with magical suddenness. Piang Neru at about 12000 feet where lateral morains of the Piang Neru glacier comes to an end. Finally easy descent to Chikka at Hamta nallah and along the rock wall to Chachoga heights to Chachoga village. 

Included in the Cost

  • All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.

  • 3 - 4 season tent, sleeping bag, comfortable foam sleeping pad, trekking poles

  • All camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chair and table

  • All meals during trek from Indian, local, Tibetan, Chinese and continental cuisine.

  • Support staff: Qualified & trained local guide, chef and camp boys.

  • Muleteer or porter  for portage of your baggage's.

  • Camping fee, trekking permits and fee, park fee.

  • Medical first kit includes medicine for high altitude sickness, mini oxygen bottles.

  • Includes GST  5%.

Not included in the Cost

  • Hotel accommodation in Manali

  • Day 1st breakfast and last day dinner.

  • Travel insurance.

  • Soft or hard drinks.

  • Tips for Guide(s), cook(s), camp boy(s), muleteer(s), porter(s) and driver.

  • Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra and beyond trip Schedule.

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Outline Trek Itinerary

(Mid June to November end)

 Day 1 : Manali (1950m) - Jagatsukh (1850m) drive 6 kms, Trek to Tilgan (2600m), 5-6 hrs.

 Day 2 : Trek to Sarotu Thach (3200m) - Rauli Kholi (3900m), 6-7 hrs.

 Day 3 : Trek to Piang Neru (3600m) - Jobri (2900m)/Chikka (3100m), 5-6 hrs

 Day 4 : Trek to Chichoga (1900m), 6-7 hrs, drive to Manali

 

OUTLINE ITINERARY (Mid April to Mid June)

 Day : Manali (1950m) - Jagatsukh (1850m) drive 6 kms, Trek to Tilgan (2600m), 5-6 hrs.

 Day 2 : Trek to Sarotu Thach (3200m), 6-7 hrs.

 Day 3 : Trek to Chikka (3100m), 5-6 hrs

 Day 4 : Trek to Chichoga (1900m), 6-7 hrs, drive to Manali

“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 2015

Detailed Trek Itinerary

 Day 1 : Manali - Jagatsukh ( 1850m ) drive 6 kms. Trek to Tilgan (2600m). trek 5 hrs.

Today after breakfast we drive to Jagatsukh village situated at the distance of 6 kms south of Manali on the left banks of Beas river or Manali – Naggar main 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 in shikara style and also famous for its ancient temples.It is famous of its Chacholi Jatra festival. Starting our trek from Jagatsukh at first we start gentle climb to Banara village. Located above Jagatsukh village. Surrounding great view of upper Kullu valley. We now climb through thickly forest, during summer this trail with abundance of flowers. We arrive at lush green meadows of Tilgan Thach, thach- locally means grazing area. Overnight in camp.

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 Day 2 : Trek to Sarotu Thach (3200m) - Rauli Kholi (3900m). Trek 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 Raurl Kholi. The magnificient campsite with panoramic view.

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 Day 3  Trek to Piang Neru (3600m) - Chikka (3100m). Trek 5 hrs.

Today after breakfast the trail crosses over slopes and alpin pasture. We climb for 1-2 hrs. With first view of Deo Tibba massif can be seen from here. We descend down to Jobri nallah. This part is fully covered with medicinal herbs and plants. We cross Jobri nallah and have great view of Deo Tibba massif. During spring till end of autumn entire area is filled with sheperds. Continue on the right side of Jobri for an hour and sharp descent to Chikka. One of the best camp spot of our trek.

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 Day 4  Trek to Chichoga village (1900m) Trek 5 hrs. Drive to Manali.

Leaving Chikka we descent along right bank of Hamta nallah to the ridge high above Chichoga village. Spectacular view of Pir Panjal range and  overlooking the best of upper Kullu valley. We finish our trek at Chichoga village, from here we drive to hotel.

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