Did a Hampta Pass Trek

Hamta Pass Trek short version

All of our team members have been working with us for years, are very friendly and always do their best to give our guests a great trekking experience. Their English is rather mediocre to nonexistent, which is not necessarily a hindrance to communicating with them.

Trekking routes

The trekking routes are designed for the abilities of our guests and are all feasible for a person with a good fitness level, unless otherwise mentioned. The daily routes are between five and eight hours long (with breaks) and there are an average of 500-800 meters in altitude.

In between it can happen that rivers have to be crossed or crossed. The paths are partly well developed, but sometimes almost nonexistent. On our trekking routes there are hardly or no villages in between, so we will take enough food with us for the entire tour.

Passes, snow or glaciers can be crossed on our treks. We have safety equipment with us on steep slopes.

Daily routine (times may vary depending on the length and intensity of the trek)

7:00 a.m. wake up with tea

7: 30-8: 30 a.m. breakfast

7: 00-9: 30 a.m. dismantling of the camp

8: 00-9:30 start trek

1:00 p.m. Lunch on the way

3: 00-5: 00 p.m. Arrival at the camp and camp setup

15: 30-17: 30 snacks

7:00 p.m. Dinner

Altitude and altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is a very important topic that should not be underestimated, especially on our trekking tours in the Indian Himalayas. At altitudes above 3500 m, our bodies slowly have to get used to the falling air pressure, which means that less oxygen gets into our lungs. The first signs of altitude sickness are headaches, which are accompanied by dizziness, nausea, insomnia and loss of appetite. It becomes problematic when water collects in the lungs and brain and edema occurs. Then only the immediate descent to lower altitudes helps. To prepare for the heights on our treks, we will either spend a few nights at high altitudes before the trek or slowly ascend during the trek to acclimatize. If we notice that there are problems with our guests (every person is able to acclimatize differently, regardless of age, gender and fitness level), it can happen that either the entire travel group or the participant with a team descends / returns. In addition, it makes sense to take an emergency medicine against altitude sickness with you. The best way to do this is to seek advice from the pharmacy or the travel doctor. For certain treks we will also have oxygen with us.

Luggage

Each trek participant is responsible for his or her own clothing and personal belongings. Depending on the trek, we either go with horses or porters. If we have pack horses, one bag per participant can be loaded onto the horse. On treks with porters, all personal luggage must be carried independently. Tents, sleeping bags, mattresses and food are carried by our porters.

On trekking tours with horses, you should bring a daypack with space for the lunch box, a water bottle and warm overalls. Here is the complete packing list for our trekking tours.

Packing list for the trekking tours

  • Sleeping bag at least -10 ° C
  • large backpack or soft tote bag so that the pack animals can carry the luggage
  • Small backpack for the day approx. 30-40 l with rain cover
  • Flashlight / headlamp
  • 2 refillable water bottles
  • Walking sticks
  • Passport and passport copy
  • Camera with spare batteries and memory card
  • Sun protection headgear
  • Good sunglasses
  • Cap
  • Scarf, buff
  • Gloves
  • Windpants
  • Trekking pants
  • Functional underwear long
  • walking boots
  • Socks thick and thin
  • Sneakers, sandals and / or slippers
  • Windbreaker
  • Warm jacket
  • Fleece pullover / jacket
  • Tshirts
  • Sun cream, lip balm min.protection 40
  • Fat cream
  • Water purification tablets
    (boiled and filtered water is provided)
  • own medication for headaches, nausea, digestive problems, colds)
  • Blister plasters and bandages
  • own hygiene article
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand disinfection

Catering

There will be full vegetarian meals during the trek. Water is either boiled or we have a water filter with us.

Breakfast (daily selection):

  • Coffee, tea
  • Oatmeal porridge / muesli / corn flakes / Indian porridge
  • Indian breakfast
  • Sliced ​​fruits / vegetables

Lunch (mostly lunch box), sometimes warm in the camp

  • Sandwiches / Indian (rice, chapati, vegetables) / potatoes
  • juices
  • chocolate
  • fruit

Snacks

  • Tea / coffee
  • Cookies
  • French fries / Indian snacks

Soup

Dinner (depending on the length of the trek, mix of Indian / Chinese / continental)

  • Vegetable dish
  • Lentil dish
  • Rice / noodles
  • Chapati
  • salad
  • dessert

Accommodation and camp

We have very comfortable and spacious two-man tents. Our mattresses are practical but simple, if you have problems sleeping on a hard surface, please bring your own mattress or order it from us. Our sleeping bags are freshly washed and are of very good quality with a comfort zone down to -5 ° C / extreme zone down to -20 ° C. It is recommended that you take personal inner sleeping bags with you.

We also have a spacious dining tent with tables and chairs, a kitchen tent for the team and a toilet tent. For treks up to 4 people, the kitchen tent can also function as a dining tent.

On trekking tours with porters, we will take our smaller, lighter tents with us and do without a toilet tent.

Weather

Temperatures in the Himalayas fluctuate greatly. While it can get up to 25 ° C during the day and the sun is not only warming, but also very intense (sun protection is a must), it can also cool down well below minus degrees at night, especially in the months at the end of September and October and June. The weather can also change with snow on the passes.

  • 5

    Himalaya trekking in India

    On 07/13/2017 by Matthias

    Hello dear Sarah Yes, we got back to everyday life but the great impressions remain. The trek was a lot of fun and we met great people. We would be happy if we stay in contact. Thank you for everything. You are a great team. Greetings to all Matthias and Jannik