Hampta Pass Trek – Reality Check


As we are appreciating ย the availability of water, let’s talk a little more. True that water is available and it made us very happy; but the fact is, it’s terribly cold. The worst I felt all through the trek was when I had to wash the plates! Be it breakfast or dinner, food consumption was quick as it’s served hot. But the moment we touch water to wash the plates/ glasses, we lost our hands. We have to look at the utensils and clean them as feeling will be gone in 2 secs. Afternoons were little better. Sometimes, it was even packed lunch; so a quick bite, throw packing in garbage and quick hand dip in water was not bad.

We did ask our trek leaders why we were asked to wash plates when we even had assistance. We did have a couple of them to take care of all the cooking, tent materials, horses and stuff. They told us calmly on the last day: “This is one of the things which you will remember for a long time about this trek.” Yeah, I will!

Morning face wash was real quick too! Brushing wasn’t an issue but if you want to spill water on your face, you better be ready with a towel in the other hand. When we delayed the towel-wipe for more than 3-4 seconds, we needed more than couple of minutes to reclaim our face skin sense. Not very pleasant I say! Also, one of the questions we had before we started the trek was about taking shower. After we touched the water the first time, hell with shower, we didn’t even want to eat; because that again means washing hands/ plates/ glasses! ๐Ÿ˜€

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 โ€œTrek the himalayasโ€.
    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

      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! ๐Ÿ™‚

      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’ ๐Ÿ™‚

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