Hampta Valley. Manali Snow Trek, Sethan, Igloo and Skii Village
Hampta Pass is the most scenic and enchanting trek in Himachal Pradesh covering beautiful meadows of Hampta Valley, Jobri, Balu ka Ghera and all the way upto beautiful Chandrataal Lake in Spiti Valley and return via Rohtang Pass in Manali.
It’s the most popular, adventurous yet safe trek in Himachal. In winters Hampta Valley, throws most scenic and awesome views and turns into an offbeat yet popular snow trekking and adventure destination. People come in large numbers to experience activities like Skiing, Snowboarding, Snow Drive, Tube Rides in Snow as well as Igloo Stay.
Sethan in Hampta Valley is the most popular yet only destination for Igloo stay in India,
The trek starts from Old Manali, and will take you to different places in the Himalayas. You will first drive to Prini, from where your trek will start to Sethan Village. After an overnight stay in Sethan, you will leave for Chikka, a beautiful small valley, the next morning. You will be thrilled and overwhelmed to walk through colourful flower beds and trail which lie between the mountains.
Day 1: Explore Old Manali
We have a wonderful campsite in old Manali right next to Beas River, settle amidst nature and at a short distance from busy cafes and bars and busy street life. Feel free to take a wonderful walk in nature and explore the charms of this place. Enjoy variety of food options and do shop for souveniers as well as cool and funky T-shirts. Overnight stay at campsite nestled in lush green deodar forest and adjoining the gushing Beas River. Enjoy Music, good times and good vibes.
Day 2: Drive to Prini. Trek from Prini to Sethan Village. (3hrs- 4hrs)
Today morning, you will wake up and get freshen up to get ready for the trek to Sethan Village. At first, you will have your breakfast as you would drain your energy for the next couple of hours. You will drive to Prini, from where you will start the trek. You will come across the beautiful terrain of forest and relaxing fresh air will around to take you to the oblivion. Take in the majestic vibes of the city.
In the morning freshen up and enjoy delicious breakfast with a choice of food options. Lets get ready for our trek to Sethan Village in Hampta Valley. Our cab will pick you up and transport to Prini in Manali where our trek to Sethan will begin. After a wonderful walk along the lovely apple orchards and some climb we will reach our guest house and campsite at Sethan (8500 Feet).
You will be spell bounded at first after looking at the awesome views as you will be watching the magnificient snow clad Dhauladhar Ranges from up close and entire Manali city would look like tiny blocks of match boxes stacked together as you have an aerial view of the entire town from 2000 feet above. In the evening the whole valley lightens up and looks like stars and you cant help but feel as if the sky has been turned upside down. It’s the most splendid view that can be imagined. In winters Sethan is covered in snow and the views are just splendid. Enjoy a comfortable cozy night in our wooden cottage with traditional woodfire room heater called Tandoor to keep yourself warm and enjoy dinner in snow with unforgettable views.
Day 3: Trek from Sethan Village towards Chika in Hampta Valley (4hrs-5hrs)
Post breakfast, you will leave for the pristine trek to Chika, nestled in Hampta Valley. Make sure you have carried all the essentials as today will be a snow trek. We will trek on a snow trail till the point it is doable. You must carry your cameras as you will be passing through the lush green Kullu valley on one side and the stark opposite desert valley of Lahaul on the other. After you have reached and enjoyed the snow trek, you will trek back to the same route. On arrival at the campsite, you will be served with hot and steamy dinner along with the warmth of the bonfire.
Day 4: Trek back to manali and departure
Today as soon as the sun peeps, after breakfast you will return back to Prini. On reaching, you can spend the rest of the time at your own leisure and depart from Manali according to your scheduled flight or train or extend another day at our camps/hotel in Manali.
Package - A - 3n/4 days - Pickup and drop Manali with one night camp stay in old Manali and two night stay in Sethan - 3999/- only
Package B - 2n/3 days - Pickup and drop Manali with two nights stay in Sethan Village - Rs 3500/- only