Manali to Keylong over Hamta Pass

3Lesser known route, used to be shepherd trail. Requires good fitness and aptitude to walk over high passes and trekking into remote wilderness.

Day 1: Takeover from AIRPORT – Most international flights lands in night- we provide takeover from airport and shift to hotel. Take rest. If you are coming from DOMESTIC FLIGHT- you can reach CHANDIGARH same day.

Day 2: Reaching CHANDIGARH – In moderate traffic of DELHI- it can take 5-6 hrs in reaching CHANDIGARH. Chandigarh is modern and planned city of INDIA. Do have a visit in evening at internationaly famous ROCK GARDEN,ROSE GARDEN and SUKHNA LAKE.

Day 3: Reaching MANALI- We start travel after breakfast and very soon we find ourselves in VALLE OF GODS- this is famous KULLU VALLEY.

Day 4: Rest Day – We suggest you to take local walking in mountain as this willhelp you in getting acclimitized to mountain air.

Day-5: Manali-Settan (2050m), 11 kms
One comes across good stiff jungles along the route. Visit the village.

Day-6: Settan-Panduropa, 8 kms
Chhika is situated below the Hamta Pass. Camp site is available on the fight bank of the .Hamta nullah and near Khrei nullah.

Day- 7: Panduropa-Chhika (3000m), 6 kms
This 4268 m high pass remains open between May and September. This pass is not as windy as the Rohtang pass. Camping ground is available below the Hamta pass on the other side in the Lahaul valley.

Day- 8: Chhika-Hamta, 10 kms
Steep climb down. Ford a side nullah. At Chhatru one can see the ruins of old village ravaged by the fury of fiver Chandra. PWD rest house and camping ground available.

Day-9: Hamta-Chhatru (3360 m), 10 kms
Rather an easy walk along the fight bank of river Chandra. The scenery resembles moonscape. It is desolate and dry. At Gramphu, 5 kms short of Khoksar one meets the metalled road.

Day-10: Khoksar-Sissu (3120 m), 14 kms
Along the right bank of the river. The valley flattens out at Sissu and appears strikingly green. Visit the waterfall on the left bank and the temple of Lord Ghepan, the supreme deity of Lahaul. Also visit two fountain slabs, one lying near the bridge and the other near the temple. Permit obtainable at Khoksar.

Day-11: Sissu-Gondhla (3160 m),12 kms
Along the right bank of the river, one can see beautiful precipices opposite Gondhla. Visit Tower of Gondhla and rock carvings near the Govt. School at Gondhla.

Day-12 : Gondhla-Keylong (3156 m),18 kms
Upto Tandi follow the road. Tandi is the confluence of rivers Chandra and Bhaga. From Tandi follow the right bank of river Bhaga. At Tandi visit Tupchiling Gompa. At Beeling on way to Keylong one may like to visit a small cave temple just above HRTC workshop. From Beeling take the shortcut to reach Keylong, the administrative headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti.

Day 13: Reaching MANALI- road travel.

Day 14: Manali to CHANDIGARH- same route