Hamta Pass Trek - 4 Days
A Stunning crossover of Eastern end of Pir – Panjal Range from Manali to Lahaul valley
Hamta Pass trek is the most beautiful trek around Manali and can be done by anyone reasonably fit. Hamta pass lies on the beautiful Pir Panjal range and is a small corridor between Lahaul and Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh. Hamta village is located below Sethan village and from where it got its name. This pass is frequently used by Shepherds of the lesser Himalayan region. Seeking high altitude grassland in the dry cold desert of Lahaul during summer time. Numbers of wildflowers, varieties of herbs can be found at an altitude between 3000 to 3800m.
Setting off from Manali we drive to Sethan village 2700m and continue to Panduropa - Jobri. Our starting point of the trek. Setting off from Jobri first we cross the ford on Jobri nallah originating from Deo Tibba massif. The route from Chikka to Jobri passes through a forest of Deodar, Oak, walnut, and Birch tree. Gradual climb to Jwara and Balu ka Gera. Balu ka Gera is better known for Bear's den or Bear's circle. Can see only during May end to mid-June. The final ascent leads through the boulder and scree to the pass. Spectacular view of Indrasan 6221m and Deo Tibba 6001m only can have on a clear sky. Crossing the river near Shea Goru camp we descend to the river bed and follow the left bank of Chandra River to Chatru. It is 3 hrs drive back to Manali through Atal Tunnel Rohtang. With a magnificent view of Dhundi and Solang valley.
Kullu Lahaul region - Himachal Pradesh, Difficulty Level - Moderate, Max Altitude - 4268 m
Trip Length - 4 days Manali to Manali, 4 days of Trek, and 3 nights of Camp.
Activity - Trekking/Hiking, Best time - May, June, July, Aug, Sept, mid-Oct.
Meals - All meals during the trek.
Outline Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Manali (1950m), drive to to Jobri (2800m), Trek to Chikka (3100m) 3-4 hrs.
Day 2: Trek to Jwara (3450m) - Balu ka Gera (3600m) 5-6 hrs.
Day 3: Trek to Hamta Pass (4268m) - Shia Goru (3900m) 7-8 Hrs.
Day 4: Trek to Chatru (3320m) 4-5 hrs. Drive to Koksar - Atal Tunnel Rohtang la -Manali (2040 m).
Outline Trek Itinerary
Day 1 Manali (1950m), Drive to Jobri (2800m) 2 hrs. trek to Chikka (3100m) 3-4 hrs.
Setting off from Manali we drive to Sethan and continue to Jobri. The trail passes through thick forest of Deodar, Oak, walnut and Birch tree to Chikka, which has beautiful campsite in an open meadows.
Day 2 Chikka - Jwara 3450m - Balu ka Gera 3600m. 5/6 hrs.
Trek.Today leaving Chikka we follow the left banks of Hamta. Later we cross Hamta stream by bridge. Another wooden bridge at short distance. Around Chhika some fantastic view of Rocky Mountains. After crossing the second bridge we climb gently to Jwara for 2 hrs. walks. Where we will pass beneath the waterfall. The next adventure is going to be a stream crossing just before Jwara. With the help of Guide and if not, with the help of riding horse you may cross the stream. Now the trail gently climbs to Balu ka Gera campsite. From where we will have first view of our next day crossing of Hamta pass. It’s a beautiful campsite close to crystal clear water. Be aware of Bear in this area by early season trek and late season trek. The area itself is known for Bears Den. Keep exploring surrounding of you for a rare view of Bear.
Day 3 Balu Ka Gera -Hamta Pass (4268m) - Shea Goru (3900m) 7 Hrs. trek.
A gradual climb begins after Bhalu ka gera (bears den). Balu ka Gera that is known for wild flowers, rocks and caves. A further 1: 30 hrs. Minutes trail takes you to Hamta pass. From Hamta pass fantastic view of Inderkila, Deo Tibba (6001m) and Indersan (6220m). Which is superb to see? After crossing the Hamta pass, one enters the Lahoul valley. Walk down to the campsite near by the stream. Overnight camp.
Day 4 Trek to Chatru (3320m) 4 -5 hrs. Drive to Atal Tunnel Rohtang la -Manali (2040 m) drive 3 hrs.
Cross-stream near the camp and follow the right bank until it joins with the Chandra River. Again, cross the same stream by small wooden bridge. Now follow the left bank of Chandra River. 30 minutes later a motor able bridge to be cross to reach at Chhatru. Drive to Koksar and continue to near Sissu, from where we take Atal Tunnel Rohtang to Manali.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hamta Pass Trek
” Excellent trek to Hampta pass organised by potala adventures. We went in October 2020 and winter had descended in the high Himalayan region. The potala adventures team did a wonderful job in making sure we had an excellent experience. The guides Palden and Pawan were very good. The kitchen staff was fantastic. The food was delicious and we relished every bit of it. The equipment was too notch and we didn’t feel the cold one bit.
All in all a wonderful experience. Will trek again with Potala adventures next year :)”
Mr. Harkirat S. and group, 16 to 19 October, 2020 – 4 Days
Hamta Pass Trek – Manali
“I organized a private three day hike to Hampta Pass. Prem was very helpful in accommodating my budget and specific requests. We had incredible weather during the trek – 3 clear days, almost unheard of in the monsoon season. The guide and porter were very friendly and helpful. I will definitely plan a trek with Potala Adventures in the future!”
Miss Ashley B, USA, 28 to 30 July, 2018 – 3 Days
Hamta Pass Trek Manali
” We would like to thank you for a wonderful experience we had with your team.
This was a great 4 days walk, with great treats from the crew.
Everything was so well organized, comfortable and in good and safe manner.
I will put a good review for Potala on the different websites, as our appreciation for your great team. On behalf of all the group, Thank you”
Mr. Shainir family and Friends, Group of 12 member, Israel, 1 to 4 Aug 2017, 4 Days
Hamta pass trek – Chatru to Jobri
Very professional and customer oriented organisation. Our guide Pritam was excellent and very helpful.
The quality of their equipment used is decent. Food served during the trek was fantastic. Highly recommended.
Mr. Prateek D & group of 4, 24 to 27 June 2016 – 4 Days
Hamta Pass Trek Manali
We can’t say enough thanks to Potala Adventurers for excellent management of Trek Hamta pass in July. We are extremely happy with Potala’s services, from the first interaction to the completion of trek, everything was handled with great professionalism.
great food and hospitality. very nice guide and a helper. kitchen staff and all other members were also good , helpful. total paisa vasul by potala. i recommend potala adventures for Himalayan adventure. Thanks potala.
Mr. Charuhas C and group of 9 members, 22 to 26 June 2016 – 5 Days
Hamta Pass Trek Manali
” I speak on behalf of my group of 8 and I am glad that we have chose Potala Adventures. They organized our trekking to the best of their abilities which far exceeded what we expected.
Our guides and the whole team was really very supportive and we are glad that they were with us. Food was great !!! Our luggage carriers were also very nice people and we thank them for carrying our luggage. Over all our experience has far exceeded our expectation and for that we thank Potala Adventures and their whole team. Sincerely .”
Mr Ruchir N & group – Vadodara – Gujarat – 15 to 18 June 2016 – 4 Days
Hamta Pass Trek Manali
“Trekking to Hamta pass through Potala was a lifetime experience !. The staff gave such a royal treatment that you would never expect on a camp. The quality of tents, sleeping bags, food etc was all superb. I would recommend Potala Adventurers to everyone. It is probably the best for camping .”
Miss Muskan K. Delhi, 26 to 29th May 2016 – 4 Days
Hamta Pass Trek Manali
“Awesome experience !! Small details taken care of from the beginning. Thank you for the hospitality. Everyone was very nice from the cook to the porters. Special thanks for crew. They took very good care of us. Exceptional service and very courteous staff. Will surely come back !! – Thanks.”
Mrs. Shipra S. Bangalore, 26 to 30 May 2016 – 5 Days
Hamta Pass Trek Manali
Superb team and great food .Prem guided us and was really helpful throughout the trekking experience i.e right from
the booking till the end .His team -Guides , cook and the porter were amazing . They were really helpful. Great first trekking experience . It couldn’t get any better .I would really suggest other people to trek with potala .
Mr. Nikunj S and group of 3, Mumbai, 21 to 25 May 2016 – 5 Days
Hamta Pass Trek Manali
“ Dear Potala Adventures Team, We really enjoyed the trek with the team. The food, planning, equipment were fantastic. Our guide was very helpful and caring. We could definitely recommend Potala Adventure and would again take services with Potala Adventures. “
Mr. Anchal K. and group of 4 members, Varanasi, 28 June to 1 July 2015 – 4 Days
"Food, hospitality and management was very nice. We will definitely recommend to other people. We will also come next year or year later."
Mr Charuhas C. & group - 3 July 2016
"The trek was amazing. Very well organized. The whole team was very helpful & courteous. Special thanks to guide Pritam for bearing with us. Thank you so much."
Miss Megha, Chahat, Prateek & Litty - 27th June 2016
"I speak on behalf of my group of 8 and I am glad that we have chose Potala Adventures. They organized our trekking to the best of their abilities which far exceeded what we expected.
Our guides and the whole team was really very supportive and we are glad that they were with us. Food was great !!! Our luggage carriers were also very nice people and we thank them for carrying our luggage.
Over all our experience has far exceeded our expectation and for that we thank Potala Adventures and their whole team. Sincerely ."
Mr Ruchir, Meet, Roshani, Parth, Harshraj & group - Vadodara - Gujarat - 18th June 2016
"Trekking to Hamta pass through Potala was a lifetime experience !. The staff gave such a royal treatment that you would never expect on a camp. The quality of tents, sleeping bags, food etc was all superb. I would recommend Potala Adventurers to everyone. It is probably the best for camping ."
Miss Muskan K. - Delhi - 29th May 2016
"Awesome experience !!
Small details taken care of from the beginning. Thank you for the hospitality. Everyone was very nice from the cook to the porters. Special thanks for crew. They took very good care of us. Exceptional service and very courteous staff. Will surely come back !! - Thanks."
Shipra S. - Bangalore - 29th May 2016
"Great team, superb food. Hamta pass trek with Potala was first trek. Overall great experience. Can't get any better"
"The trek was difficult but the team provided by the tour was really nice. Great food and great team"
"First trek was really nice. The guide was really helpful and experienced. Food was amazing. Can't wait to trek again."
Mr Nikunj, Rohan and Yash - Mumbai - 25th May 2016
“Dear Potala Adventures Team,
We really enjoyed the trek with the team. The food, planning, equipment were fantastic. Our guide was very helpful and caring. We could definitely recommend Potala Adventure and would again take services with Potala Adventures. "
Mr Anchal K. and group – VARANASI - 1 July 2015
“First of all trek was awesome in terms of passage through we went, food was unmatchable tasty, guides were fantastic and accommodation was really warm in tough weather. So in all trekking experience with Potala was memorable experience. We hope that we meet again for new adventure. Cheers. "
Mr Nitesh – NEW DELHI – 18 June 2015
“It was nice experience trekking for the first time in life for all the group. Guides were very good. Cook and his group were fabulous. Food was amazing, it was getting better by better by every day. Hamta pass was amazing and thrilling because of ice. All the staff were helping and accommodation was amazing. We all love trekking for five days. Day by day trekking was getting better and flawless.
Potala Adventures are good and best also. "
Mr. Krutik and group – RAJKOT – (GUJARAT) – 17 June 2015
"Nous sommes deux etudiants Francais en echange en Inde et nous avons decide de faire le trek de Hampta pass avec Potala Adventurers. Le trek etait magnifique avec des paysages incroyables. Nous avons passe super moments avec l'equipe de 4 porteurs ainsi que le cuisinier et le guide. En conclusion, super trek et super equipe."
Mr. Theo & Louis - FRANCE - 10 Oct 2014
"The trek was really cool, the guide is really kind and attentive to our problems. He accepts to change the trek steps according to our needs which was really kind of his part. Moreover, everything was well organized, the food was incredible according to the highness where we were."
Mr. Benoit Richer - FRANCE - 4 Oct 2014
"Nous avons passe un tres bon trek de 4 jours avec notre guide Prem. Il a tout organize pour notre group de 6 personnes: Le campement, les repas, meme les petits conseils pour s'adapter a l'altitude etaient au rendez-vous. Merci a toute l'equipe de Potala Aventurers pour le voyage."
Mr. Clement T - FRANCE - 1 Oct - 4 Oct 2014
"We arrived from Mumbai for this trek & from day 1 it was an amazing experience. The organizer (Mr Prem Singh) were very helpful. They guided us throughout our stay. Day 1 began with a small trek & towards the end it was of long duration. The arrangements made by the organizer were very good, especially the food. The guide Mr Ravinder was extremely good and provided us with all the information & the history of the places throughout the trek. Last but not the least it was a wonderful experience in the Himalayas. The organizer Potala Adventures made this trek much more amazing."
Mr. Ajay K. Donta - MUMBAI - 29th Sept - 3rd Oct 2014
"Excellent trekking experience especially for first timer like me. I will definitely going to recommend Potala Adventures to anyone who wants to explore Himachal thrill. Properly organized treks with all amenities during camping. *FIVE STAR*."
Anshul Jadli - Hampta Pass - 29th Sept - 3rd Oct 2014
"Trip arrangement was very good. For beginners it was well executed. Food quality, sleeping arrangements were up to the expectation. Travel was properly managed. Tour guide made all the trekking part easy & was fluent in communication which helped a lot. I`d give five star for entire trip arrangement & execution and will happily recommend to beginners."
Mr. Ashwin Kalbhor - MUMBAI - 29th Sept - 3rd Oct 2014
Hamta pass - Chandratal trek
"Thank you for a memorable and adventurous trip in Manali. This is my first time visiting the Himalayas. I felt welcome and enjoyable. The home stay is comfortable and your family is hospitable.
Although tiring, this 5 days and 4 nights Hampta pass trek had given me a new experience. The guide Ravinder and the helpers are helpful and knowledgeable. I am very blessed and grateful that I have join Potala Adventures for this trek. If given a chance and time, I will definitely come for more trekking and adventures in the Himalayas with Potala Adventures. Thank you. Cheers"
Mr. Chong Wen Hao, MALAYSIA - 29th Sept - 3rd Oct 2014
Hamta Pass - Chandratal & Spiti valley Tour
"Having no experience in trekking what so ever, this trip has surely been an eye opener and a true vacation at the same time.
The organization was excellent in all respects, the guidance and infrastructure were professional and adequate. This enabled us to enjoy the mountains fully and evolve the high altitude safely.
We are already looking forward to trekking in the future, this trip being the inspiration to many more to come.
With many thanks to the staff and organizer. "
Mr. A. Priusken - AMSTERDEM - The Netherlands -3 Aug - 12 Aug 2014
"Potala .....An experience in itself ! The support staff & team they have (Kamal, Ranga, Direndra, Bhista, Kishan Baba) is 5-star quality. Recommend their cook, who can whip up anything you like at any temprature. And not to forget Ravinder for his patience with 2 seemingly all knowing beginners.
Thank you Potala, you made the spectacular. Views very enjoyable in true "Adventure" style."
Team: Dr. Rohit and Dr. Sreemay, 19 May - 23 May 2014
"Our trek with Potala Adventures was fantastic from start to end. Booking was quick and easy. The trek itself was amazing. We walked Hamta pass and Chandratal. The food was outstanding and our guide extremely friendly and helpful. Apart from the walking you wouldn’t know you were on a mountainside. I would recommend anyone trekking from Manali to choose Potala Adventures. Thanks to them all. "
Mr Jonathan D. - UK - 8th -13th July
"I had a fantastic time trekking from Manali, and would recommend to anyone Potala Adventures. Ravinder was a very kind and thoughtful guide and cook Tashi is a genius cook. How did he manage to bake a cake up a mountain? Can’t wait to come back. "
Mr Thomas - UK - 8th - 13th July
"We were thoroughly impressed with every moment of our trekking experience, from the planning stages through the completion of our 4 days trek. The guide, cooks and horsemen were wonderfully hospitable and professional. We can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed this experience; we would highly recommend Potala Adventures for anyone looking to have a memorable time leaving some footprints in the Himalayas. Thank you. "
Miss Koleena, Miss Kahla, Miss Kelly & Miss Heidi - USA - 7th-10th July 2013
“We had a wonderful time trekking up to the Hamta pass. Our guide Ravinder was very knowledgeable and experienced. I felt very safe as he guided us up the mountain to the pass, over some challenging snow terrain. It was first time trekking in the snow. He made me feel safe and relax. He also knew a lot about local culture, conditions and nature which he shared with us when we asked.
The cook was great and made tasty food for us for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The porters were also very friendly and strong. I learnt to make roti/Chapati by the fire before dinner with their help.
The equipment was excellent warm sleeping bags, new tents, even a tent for the nature toilet. Lots of rice, dahl, tea and even hot chips.
The trek itself, the mountains and nature are absolutely breath taking, plenty of waterfalls and spring fed streams. Beautiful big boulders, pristine rivers and snow. Large Cedar, walnut, chestnut and plenty of other trees below the snowlines. Truly an unforgettable experience.
We will be come back to do it again and different treks too.
POTALA is great locally owned and operated company and we highly recommend them. ”
Miss Catherine D. – AUSTRALIA & Mr John N. - GERMANY - 6th - 9th May 2013
“We the member of Parvat Abhiyatri Sangha (South), Tollygunge, Kolkata have completed the trek to Hamta pass & Chandratal on & from 05.10.12 to 10.10.12 under the afornoted agency. The arrangement was excellent particularly Ravinder, the guide & Prem, the cook. We were very well fed and the logistic supports, particularly the tent, sleeping bags were in good condition. The only short coming was that no tent lamp was provided and the bed tea was given a bit late than usual. We look forward for more such experience with Potala Adventurers. ”
Mr. Arun Kumar – KOLKATA – 11 October 2012 on account of Mr. Sankar Nath Mukharjee, Mr. Debasish Mitra, Mr. Sekhar Kanti Roy, Mr. Subhanjan Dutta, Mr. Arnab Bhattacherjee, Mr. Pijush Kantikar, Mr. Tapan Naskar, Mr. Kamal Das, Mr. Asis Chattopadhaya, Mr. Santanu Naskar
To Company: “good organization. Fast feedback/answers on emails, great pickup at bus station at 4 am and breakfast at Tenzin’s home. Good equipment. To Guide: good communication. We learned a lot about India.
Good advice for further travel planning, knows a lot about nature, animals and plants. We are very satisfied with the guide. To Cook: Incredible great food. It’s amazing what he is able to produce in the middle of nowhere.
Good mixture of Indian, Chinese and international food. How we will survive without the cook in the future.
To horseman: Unfortunately he couldn’t speak English, but he does a good job. ”
Mr C. Durichen and Mr R. Durichen – GERMANY – 05 – 08 Sept. 2012
“We took a trip with Potala Adventures to Hamta pass. All the people i.e. the group leader were excellent. The group helper was fantastic, the horseman did a fantastic job, and overall the team was excellent. We all had a great time. We surely would do a trek again with same team. The food we ate was excellent. ”
Dr. H. Daswani, P. Deora, Paras, Nihal – MUMBAI – 01 Sept. – 05 Sept. 2012
To Potala Adventurers
“Thank you so much for an incredible experience in the Himalayas. As it was our first trekking trip, we were extremely grateful to have such a wonderful team guiding us every step of the way.
Everybody was extremely helpful and welcoming. We will surely return soon for another amazing adventure. A special shout out to Ravinder, he was an incredible guide – we have been on several trips but have never been accompanied by such an exceptional guide. Thank you again. ”
Manisha B, Milind B, Tanvin B, Heena S, Kamlesh S, Mayur G, Madhavi G.-MUMBAI– 13 Aug – 19 Aug 2012
“Good communication with clients from UK – regular updates about travel – itinerary and variations on possible trek.
Local knowledge excellent and efficient rides up from hotel. Driver was superb – careful yet aware of deadlines.
Cook was first rate – variety of dishes and regular thought given to packed lunch, breakfast + dinner.
Tents were comfortable, like sleeping bags + equipment.
Guide was superb and extremely obliging – shared vast knowledge of flora and fauna regularly with us during trip, very attentive + industrious, polite + helpful throughout our trek. ”
Mr J. Greenfield and Mr N. Anderson, London, UNITED KINGDOM, 24 July – 28 July 2012
“Our Hamta experience was much more than we had imagined it to be. Our Guide Ravinder was exceptionally helpful and went out of his way to make our trip an amazing experience. The food was also mind-blowing and TASTY. Thanks to Prem our cook.
Our staff/porters were also very very helpful and pleasant. All in all the experience was beautiful and our trip fulfilling and adventurous”.
Miss Priyanka, Mr. Vibhor and Miss Tahnee – DELHI - 10 June – 14 June 2012
“The service of Potala were exceptional, we are very much satisfied with the trek experience. Especially guide Mr. Ravinder was exceptional and excellent”.
Mr. Ajit S. - On account of 10 pax – DELHI- 27th Sep. - 01 Oct. 2011
Hamta Pass and Chandratal Lake
“Days: 4 nights 5 days. Guide: Ravinder, very informative, helpful and friendly. Took good care and guided well. Cook: Prem, cooked very delicious food, very fast. Did not say no to anything we asked. Horseman: Megh Singh. Nice guy, friendly. Equipment: Excellent, all in good conditions.
About Potala: Overall I was a beautiful, memorable experience. Service offered by Potala was very good and highly satisfactory. We would definitely recommend Potala to our friends, thanks to Mr. Tenzin and his team, for organizing wonderful trek”.
Mr Karishnamurthy & Mrs. Shruti H. BANGALORE-Karnataka 19th Sep. - 23 Sep. 2011
Manali: Hamta pass trek and Chandratal Lake
1) “We loved the trip; it was very well organized by Tenzin and his team. Ravinder was our Guide, and he took great care of us through the entire trip. We loved POTALA Adventurers and will come back for more next year. We love Lakpa Ji, Prem ji and Chotu helped with excellent cooking”.
Mrs. Shanti S. Mumbai 20.7.11 – 24.7.11
2) “It was a fabulous, out of the world experience. It was very well organized by the Potala team, A Special mention to our guide Ravinder, who turned out to our friend and philosopher. Our drive Mr. Lakpa Seth, and other Mr. Prem Ji and Chotu were also a great team. We completely enjoyed the whole trip and hope to keep coming back”.
Mrs. Hema A. Mumbai 25.7.11
3) “An excellent, adventurous and beautiful trip. We had an excellent team with us. The guide Ravinder was the best person to accompany us, he help us all the way. The cook Prem made excellent food. Mr. Lakpa who drove us from Chandratal to Manali was one of the best and trusted guy to drive on this mountainous road. To sure it, we had a great trip, Thanks to Potala Adventurers”.
Mrs. Jayshree N. Mumbai 20.7.11--24.7.11
4) I totally agree with this, it was really super excellent adventurous trip”.
Mrs. Bhagyashri- Mumbai- 20.7.11 – 24.7.11.
“We completed our 4 days Hamta pass trek on 14th July, 2011. It was a really great experience with all the modern facilities provided to us by tenzin ningbo. The taste of food along with the presentation of food at an altitude of over 3500mts was just great. We were also amazed by the knowledge about the area in which we were trekking shared to us by our guide Mr. Ravi. The trekking equipment’s used were also of good quality”.
Mr. Hettal G and Mr R. Surey Gujrat India 11 July - 14 July, 2011
“Hi Prem, Our Hamta Pass trek was awesome. The entire Potala Adventurers team- Kenjil (your brother), Ravinder (Guide), Dinesh (Cook), and the porters were very friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed the trek and the company of your team right from booking till the end.
The trek was beautiful and adventurous. Ravinder and his team made the whole trekking experience wonderful. We were really impressed by Ravinder’s knowledge and passion for the mountains. He was very friendly and caring which made the whole trekking experience even more beautiful. He also mastered his team (cook and porters) very well. All the staff was very nice, committed and cheerful. The food and camping arrangements throughout five days were excellent. Attached are few memories. We would definitely like to do many more treks with you (Potala Adeventurers) in future, a big thank you to the Potala team. Keep it up and wishing you the very best”.
Mrs. Neha & Mr Avnish – New Delhi, 20 – 24 June 2011
“Potala Adventurers has gone out of the way to make my Hamta pass trek truly memorable. The Guide and porters were true professionals. They were able to assist me in providing information to questions I have and also helped me cross steep glaciers along the way. This is crucial for me, having little experience walking in ice. I also wish to compliment them on the elaborated food dished out every day and appreciate the extra blankets when weather turns cold. I also deeply appreciate the company for helping me make pre and post trip accommodation and onward travel arrangements without being asked and providing invaluable advice”.
Mr. David L. – SINGAPORE – 11 June 2011
“I went on the Hamta pass trek in early June. I had not read much about the trek before I left, so I didn’t know what I had coming. I was positively surprised with the good knowledge the Guide had about the areas we were passing through. He seems to have real passion for mountains and trekking, which was really encouraging for me. The cook did his best to provide us with the nice dishes as far as it could be done. All the staff on the trek acted professionally in every situation, even when my trek partner was forced to make decision to return with the porters. The cook and the Guide did their best to serve me the food I needed on the last two days of the trek, although we didn’t carry any cooking equipment with us. The tent and sleeping bags we were given were also just right for the wind and weather conditions. Altogether an amazing experience I won’t forget”.
Miss Charlotte L. – NORWAY, 13 June 2011
"Potala Adventures is superbly managed and operated adventure group. We have never expected the Hamta pass trek to be so amazing, super punctual and efficient professionals. We also had the world best chai, mutton curry, pizza and Chowmien at 14000 feet ".
Mr. Pranab Gohain. 04.07.10
Day 1: “By far most eventful and steep but very enriching. Great Hospitality, food, guide, cook and assistant cook even the mule man very nice people. Day 2: Great day in getting to see the forest and beyond, harsh weather but great experience. Coming back trekking down, we can really understand the felt we achieved. Thank, we can really understand the felt we achieved. Thank you. Tenzin and team this is a startup, we will be back next year or so this time for Spiti valley”.
Mr Sai 04.07.10
To Potala Adventurers - "For the first time person like one coming to the Himalayas, with no apparent experience in high altitude trekking. My mind was little tensed, but once we arrived at Manali and met Mr. Tenzin Ningbo and he detailed us about the trip and when we met our guide our worries began to slow down.
I must sincerely thank the whole crew and Potala Adventurers for organizing us such a beautiful trek. The whole crew was excellent.
The guide Mr. Tashi was superb. His care and his skills in the snow and mountain was a pleasure to watch.
The cook Mr. Kishan was also helpful and caring, preparing delicious food and watching us in each step.
The porter who gave us a good company and treated us like real guests was also enjoyable.
In brief we had a beautiful experience and i have made up my mind that I will be back for more in the Himalayas next time with Potala Adventurers”.
Mr. Krishna and friend – BANGALORE- 31-05-2009
“I would like to recommend Potala Adventurers for organizing an excellent trek over Hamta Pass. As I was on my own I was surprised to get such a good rate for my guide / cook. The scenery up to Hampta pass is spectacular and the places we camped were picturesque. We took the five days slowly and you could do it faster. But if you are interested in taking in what surrounds you. And like to take your time to acclimatize then the Hampta pass trek is for you. Thanks again for Potala Adventurers for their excellent, advice and for their organization”.
Mr. Peter Mallet, IRELAND
“Hamta pass, Lahoul valley 5 days. Prem was the guide, a good guide who knows everything on Himalayas and local life. Lobsang was the cooker. He is a good cooker. He can make everything with nothing. Thanks for all”.
Mr. D. Betzinger, FRANCE