Hampta Pass Trek : 31.1410° N, 78.4155° E
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Maximum Altitude: 6397 ft.
Maximum Temperature: 14° C
Minimum Temperature: -5°C
Best time to visit: November and March- May.
Known as the trail of the Pandavas, this is a gorgeous trek located in Western Himalayas. The trail takes you through a variety of landscape — alpine meadows, moraine ridges, glacier basins, pine forests and ancient villages, giving you spectacular views of the valley below. Moreover, this is the only valley that from where you can see Swargarohini – I, II, III, Bandarpoonch and Blackpeak, all together. You can also see the Ruinsara peaks from here.
Duration: 8 days
Route: Sankri – Bida Ka Thach – Chilurgad – Simatra -Bashi Tach – Har Ki Dun – Chilurgad — Sankri
Day 1: Dehradun – Sankri (198km)
From the bustling town of Dehradun, we move ahead to the quaint village of Sankri by car. Overnight stay at Sankri.
Day 2: Sakri – Taluka – Seema (12km)
This is the first day of the trek, however, we will first drive to Taluka. From Taluka onward, we will trek though flat ground lined with chestnut, walnuts, chinars to name a few. Walking amidst these mighty trees will give you a legitimate feeling of being in the mountains. You will also cross waterfalls, and trek along the Karmansha stream. After reaching Seema, camp overnight.
Day 3: Seema – Kalkattiyadhaar (7km)
This day you’ll walk along fields and valley, after which we will cross a bridge to Rupin. The trek now ascends through pastures which are covered with coniferous trees. We will then climb a ridge before we hit our campsite where we camp overnight.
Day 4: Kalkattiyadhaar – Har Ki Dun (7km)
Today we will see the Har Ki Dun valley for the first time. Th initial climb is gradual , however, the trail gets steeper as you move ahead. But do r worry, you will be rewarded for this effort by sprawling meadows that will welcome you to the campsite at Har Ki Dun. The campsite is beautiful, with a stream running beneath it and the Swargarohini peak towering above.
Day 5: Har Ki Dun – Seema (14km)
We go back the same way that we came, however, this time, there is no ascent so you can enjoy your trek while exploring meadows and fields. Overnight stay at Seema.
Day 6: Seema – Taluka – Sankri (12km + 15km)
After trekking to Taluka, we will drive to Sankri, from where we will head to Uttarakhand.