The Hampata Pass to Chandratal Lake is an amazing 6 days trek covering many picturesque landscapes, right from lush green valleys, pine tree forests, awe-inspiring rivers, rocky mountains, and landslides. The Hampta Pass Trek connects two beautiful valleys, Kullu and Lahaul. These valleys have ever-changing views giving you a different view every time you visit the valley. These variations are enormous scenic landscapes, open green pastures and meadows. The Chandratal lake, meaning ‘Moon Lake’ is believed to be derived from its moon-like shape. During the night, the sky lights up with countless starts and is perfect for some excellent night captures, or just sitting ideal looking at the sky and getting wooed by it. For anyone who is into sky gazing, this is a perfect trek.

Batch Date: 6th to 11th July




Region: Manali  Average Temperature:10°
Date: 6th July – 11th July       Altitude: 14,034 feet  Duration: 6D/5N

Reporting and Acclimatization:

Your journey to the mountains will begin from Patlikuhal. The HustleTurtle team will pick you from Patlikuhal anytime between 8 am to 10 am. On prior notice, an exception can be made for participants who happen to come post 10 am but before 12 noon. Once you freshen up, there will be an introductory and welcome session which will be followed by a team lunch, some rest and acclimatization walk, preferably before it gets dark. Upon return, we’ll have a technical session to discuss the precautions and preparations to be followed for the entire trek and about the next day’s schedule. This will be followed by a bonfire.​

Trek to Jobri:

The first morning of this trek we move towards Jobri, also known as Jobra. With mesmerizing views, the rocky Himalayas, dense forests decorated with a variety of trees like oak, maple, deodar and the alpines, trekking towards Jobri is unexceptional. As we reach Jobri, we have lunch, rest and explore the place. Have the evening at leisure followed by dinner and bonfire amongst the mountains.​

Trek to Balu ka Ghera :

With this day, comes the most special day of the trek, be ready for the thrilling experience of river crossing while heading towards Balu ka Ghera at 12,000 ft, a small delta. One side of the river crossing will be Rani river and a rectangular valley on the other side, a breath-taking experience indeed. The journey will take us 4 to 5 hours. As we reach Balu ka Ghera also known as the bed of sand, you are at the ground level with mountains right behind you. We camp here for the night amongst the mountains.

Shea Ghoru via Hampta Pass:

Today, we will traverse to Shea Ghoru by crossing the Hampta Pass and get close to 12,500 ft above sea level. The complete journey from Balu Ka Ghera to Shea Ghoru is 10 hours covering 10 km, a true taxing day. But you won’t feel the troubles as the journey is accompanied by the sheer beauty of the trail going through valleys, climbing rocks watching the river flowing below, and even walking on snow! Shea Goru is known to be the valley of snow, so once we reach here, you can rest in tents while watching the snow surround you by the riverside.​

Chatru – Chandratal Lake:

Our destination for the day will be Chandratal Lake, also known as Lake of the Moon, which is 70 km away from Chatru and takes 3 hours via vehicle. We begin the day with trekking to Chatru. On reaching Chatru, we have lunch, camp here and take a jeep ride to Chandratal Lake. The evening will be perfect as we enjoy the sunset and experience the onset of the night. After enjoying the lake site view entirely, resting there for a while, you will be back to Chatru, to your tents, and will stay there overnight.​​

The Trek starts from the Hustle Turtle Base Camp which is located in Hallan-i-village. The village can be reached by road as it lies in between Manali and Kullu.

All the buses travel from Kullu to Manali via ‘Patlikuhal’, a small Village Tehsil in Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh State, founded by an eminent traveler and Historian, Sushil Yadav.

Hustle Turtle will organize transport for trekkers from Patlikuhal to the Hustle Turtle Base Camp in private vehicles on Day 1 of the trek. The vehicles will be available for pickup from morning 6 am to 10 am as this is when most of buses from Delhi and Chandigarh cross Patlikuhal to reach Manali.

Manali is well connected to Delhi and Chandigarh. If you take an overnight bus from Delhi, it will take you 12-14 hours to reach Manali. An overnight bus from Chandigarh will take you around 8 hours to reach Manali.Tickets can be booked online at or Choose government buses such as HPTDC and HRTC as they usually run on schedule. The last government bus leaves ISBT Kashmere Gate at 8.30 pm.

On the last day of the trek, to go back from Hustle Turtle Base Camp to Patlikuhal, we’ll arrange private transport post-lunch. You can also extend your stay with us if you wish to stay back for a day and relax, we can offer to drop you the next too. We’ll also help you with the bus timings as per the day’s schedule. The last Volvo bus from Manali to Delhi leaves Manali Depot at 8 pm.

At Hustle Turtle, we want you to have a great trekking experience with best of the gears at negligible pricing.

As every Himalayan Trek requires a plethora of types of equipment and gears which are costly and very unlikely to be of any daily use.

Aspiring trekkers often argue which are the necessary gears and which ones can they successfully trek without. This leaves them confused and clueless about the essentials to carry. In confusion, sometimes it so happens that trekkers tend to miss the basic important ones.

To tackle this situation, we at Hustle Turtle have come up with a brilliant and cost-efficient solution that will enable every trekker traveling with Hustle Turtle to have best in class gears and equipments at their disposal.

Beyond your personal clothes and trekking shoes, everything else will be provided by Hustle Turtle for free. There will be a safety deposit that you’ll have to submit at the Base Camp as you collect your gear.

This deposit will be returned to you once you return all the gear in the condition it was given to you. The deposit will be mere Rs. 1500. If you damage or lose any of your gear, a price equivalent to the gear damaged/lost will be deducted from your deposit money.

Things you’ll be provided by Hustle Turtle in the HustlePack:

BACKPACK An excellent quality backpack with sturdy straps and a supporting frame containing everything you require for the Himalayan trekking experience will be provided. The backpack will also come with a rain cover to help you keep your stuff dry in case it starts raining.

SYNTHETIC HAND GLOVES – We’ll provide you with a pair of waterproof hand gloves for trekking along with fire snowballs at your companions without having to worry about your gloves getting wet. We recommend you bring along a pair of woolen gloves to keep you warm in the nights.

SUNCAP/BALACLAVA– To keep you safe from the UV lights as you reach high altitude.

TREKKING POLE – Trekking pole is a very important and yet often neglected piece of equipment for having a great trekking experience. A trekking pole will act as your third leg and will help you save 40 percent of your energy while climbing or defending the mountain.

CUTLERY –Appropriate cutlery will be provided to have your meals while on the trek. You’ll be expected to wash your cutlery yourself as it will be unfair to make one person wash so many people’s utensils in that extreme cold water.

HEADLAMP/ LED TOURCH – A headlamp is a very useful gear to have while in the mountains as it lets you have both your hands free to work and also help you light up your way if you’re to travel to the washroom alone in the night or go around the camp looking for your friends.

PONCHO  It can rain anytime on any of the treks in any month while you are in the Indian Himalayas. Having a poncho that will cover you from your head to the knee and also your backpack is a blessing to have during such times. We’ll provide you with a full-sized poncho that’ll be of a great assistance in case it rains.

WHISTLE – Emergency can pop up anytime and it is very difficult to call upon your friends or trek leader in such situations. Having a whistle tied up in your backpack or your clothing will help you stay one step ahead in terms of communication and ensure your safety in case you are lost. Blowing a high pitch whistle is way easier and sensible than calling out names in the mighty mountains.

Things you have to bring yourself:

Two to three warm layers
 – It will get extremely cold in the evening and that is when you will require at least two if not three layers of warm clothing. We suggest you bring a sweater, a fleece jacket, and a padded jacket to help you protect against the night chill. For the night is cold and full of snow.
Two collared T-shirts- It is advised to bring two full sleeve T-shirts the twill protect you from sunburns on the neck and arms. Also carry one extra T-shirt in case these two get wet. But please do not carry more than this as it will be you who’ll have to carry your backpack all the way to the summit and overload is only going to make that difficult.

Two trek pants – One pair of pants will take you through the trek but it is smart to bring two pairs of pants as one might get wet. Please make sure you bring cotton or synthetic trek pants and not jeans as your skin needs to breath and also they should dry up quick and be comfortable to help you trek better.

Sunglasses  Sunglasses are very important for trekking in the snow-clad mountains of Himalayas. Snow-blindness is one of the most common problems faced by trekkers because of the reflection of light from the bright white snow. Carry good quality sunglasses as they need to fight UV lights and not just look cool.

Socks  Carry 2 pairs of cotton socks that are thick and comfortable. Please do not carry ankle length socks as you’ll be wearing trekking shoes that extend till your ankles and you need to have a layer cloth between the skin and the footwear.

Woollen Socks and cap A pair of woollen socks and a warm woollen cap to keep your feet and head warm in the night will be a great help to have a good night sleep.

Undergarments – Carry sufficient undergarments as it is important for you to switch them after a certain time to maintain personal hygiene.

Spare polythene bags and ziplocks – To keep your dirty clothes and socks.

Toiletry pouch Carry a sun screen lotion (SPF 40+), petroleum jelly, hand sanitiser, mosquito repellent lotion, Face wash and a roll of toilet paper. Along with this, carry a pouch of medicines you take if you take any.

Water Bottles Carry two – 1ltr water bottles and a Lunch box.

Every night of the trek, the trekkers will be treated to a spacious and excellent quality tent by Hustle Turtle. We will also provide sleeping bags that will keep you warm in the Himalayan cold at extreme altitude. We expect you to maintain good hygiene practices in the tents and the sleeping bags. Also, stay friendly with your tent partners as you have to spend long-chilly nights with them. There will be 3 trekkers per tent.

We will setup toilet tents close to the trekking site to help you address the nature’s call. The number of toilet tents will vary according to the group size. There will be deep pits inside the toilet tents which will be covered up with soil and mud as we leave the site.We urge you to use toilet paper as these will be dry toilets.

During the daytime temperature is within 15 to 20 degree Celsius while in night it drops to 0 to -5 degree Celsius.

Hustle Turtle offers a healthy and nutritious vegetarian diet which is recommended for high altitude treks. Jain food will also be available. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner is included in the package.

There are very high chances of coming across snow on various occasions during this trek. The amount of snow accumulated will largely depend on the snowfall rate during the last winter.

We will make use of ponchos and backpack cover to shelter ourselves and our rucksacks from rain. We won’t be stopping our treks because of rains until there’s a very heavy rainfall that might cause damage to us in any manner. This decision will be taken by the trek leader and trek expert with the group. All tents are waterproof and hence you need not of rain if you’re already tucked safely inside your sleeping bags in your tents.

We will make use of ponchos and backpack cover to shelter ourselves and our rucksacks from rain. We won’t be stopping our treks because of rains until there’s a very heavy rainfall that might cause damage to us in any manner. This decision will be taken by the trek leader and trek expert with the group. All tents are waterproof and hence you need not of rain if you’re already tucked safely inside your sleeping bags in your tents.

We will make use of ponchos and backpack cover to shelter ourselves and our rucksacks from rain. We won’t be stopping our treks because of rains until there’s a very heavy rainfall that might cause damage to us in any manner. This decision will be taken by the trek leader and trek expert with the group. All tents are waterproof and hence you need not of rain if you’re already tucked safely inside your sleeping bags in your tents.

Hustle Turtle will arrange for pick up from Patlikuhal from 6 am to 10 am on the first day of the trek as this is when majority of buses cross Patlikuhal to reach Manali. Please ensure you catch a bus from Delhi or Chandigarh to fulfil this time restrain. In case you miss the 10 am deadline to reach Patlikuhal, contact the number provided and someone from Hustle Turtle team will come along to pick you up.

As mentioned in the itinerary, the trek will end at the Base Camp of Hustle Turtle on the mentioned day. You can either book a return bus ticket for the evening of the same day or choose to stay back for another day of adventure in the Base Camp or Kullu. There will be activities like White Water River Rafting and Paragliding that you could choose from or set back and relax in the base camp for a good day of relaxation and serenity as you absorb the mountain air and chill.

There are overnight buses from Delhi and Chandigarh to reach Patlikuhal. Patlikuhal falls between your journey from Kullu to Manali. Book a ticket straight to this destination and not for Manali or Kullu. We will have transport service from Patlikuhal to the Base Camp from 6 am to 10 am. Please ensure you catch a bus accordingly.

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