Hampta Pass Trek – Reality Check

Nature calls:

This was one of the most uncomfortable aspects on our mind. Been out in the open hundreds of times and it’s inevitable when you travel a lot, or take long road trips. But we always carry water and that’s good. However, we were told we need to use toilet paper on the trek and water would not be available. I’ve used toilet paper a few times in the past and I was not happy about it. πŸ™

The truth is- our trek was along the water stream all through. Now it makes sense, and it didn’t occur before the trek to us, but we do need water to drink, to cook and to wash the dishes/ plates etc. Carrying that much water is practically insane. So, all our camping sites willΒ of course be near a stream. I can’t express how comfortable it made me feel when we realized we had water! πŸ˜€

Our trekking company pitched ‘toilet tents’ at every camp site. So, in plain terms, a small tent for privacy, inside which, a deep hole is dug. Every time anyone uses the ‘toilet’, you ‘flush’ it (or cover it up) with the loose mud available from digging the hole and it’s ready for the next one.

We preferred out in the open. It might mean, sometime or the other, exposing your ass to a big patch of ice :D, but the comfort of having water and not having to use the toilet paper takes higher precedence. Of the two bottles I recommended, 1 is for drinking water and 2 is for this. We also always promptly filled the bottles after use and carried it in the back pack.

6 Replies to “Hampta Pass Trek – Reality Check”

  1. Hey,

    I need a small help, Me and my friends are planning on a trek with β€œTrek the himalayas”.
    I was just wondering if you could mail me your experience with regard to the way the trek was organized? i am asking specifically coz the price seems much lesser than the other places. hence the small doubt.
    my mail id is: [xxxxx]@gmail.com

    It would be a great help if you can let me know how you felt the trek was organized.

    Thanks in advance

    1. Hi,

      We had a wonderful experience with this company. It is a very small team, less than a handful really; and yet the trek was organized very well. We called them and asked questions in email numerous times before we even started for the trek, and every single time the response was very nice. We are very happy we chose this team and I’m positive we will get in touch with this company for our subsequent treks too, if any! πŸ™‚

      Throughout the trek, we had personal attention. That was more important for us as we were first time trekkers, and they understood and accommodated our needs perfectly. By the end of the trek, we became good friends! πŸ™‚

      Let me know if you need information about any other aspects.

  2. Good post on your adventurous Trek and think its once in a life time moment ‘ Kodak Moments’…Ooops.. ‘ IPhone Moments’ πŸ™‚

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