Ghepan Ghat Trek

5 Days - 4 Nights
  • Ghepan Ghat Trek

Description

Stunning Ghepan Ghat Trek hides in Lahaul

Ghepan Ghat trek hides in the Lahaul region of Himachal Pradesh. The trek starts from a small hamlet Sissu located on the Manali-Leh highway.

Ghepan Ghat is a tranquil neon-blue glacial lake hidden in the picturesque valley at a high altitude of 4,140 m, even away from the sight of local guides.

Picturesque Trail in Ghepan Ghat Trek

The trail follows a gushing river, leading continuous panorama vistas of snow covered peaks and a valley blossoming with verdant wildflowers.

Ghepan Ghat trek is of moderate level, the rough trail is unmarked and naturally beautiful which also involves difficult but enjoyable river crossings.

Ghepan Ghat Trek a Hidden Lake in Himalayas

On entire trek, the sacred Ghepan peak can be seen overlooking the valley and quaint village of Sissu.

The Ghepan Ghat Lake is extremely beautiful, its neon-blue colour and icebergs can be seen floating on its surface which are feast for the eyes.

Key Points of Ghepan Ghat Trek

Level: Moderate

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature

Shoes are the single most important equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10kgs.

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Duration – 5 days (Manali to Manali)

Best Time – June to Oct

Level – Moderate

Highest point – 13,600 feet

Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Temperature – Day (5°C to 10°C) Night (2°C to 5°C)

Starting point – Manali

Short Itinerary of Ghepan Ghat Trek

Day 1 – Drive from Manali to Sissu (10,235 feet) (85 km)

Day 2 – Sissu to trailhead (Drive – 9 km) and Camp 1 (12,500 feet) (4 km)

Day 3 – Camp 1 to Camp 2 (12,800 feet) (6 km)

Day 4 – Camp 2 to Ghepan Ghat (13,600 feet) and back (8 km)

Day 5 – Camp 2 to Sissu (10 km) and Drive to Manali (85 km)

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Day 1: Drive from Manali to Sissu (10,235 feet) (85 km)

Reach Manali on your own, the transport will be arranged to reach a village in Sissu. The drive is over the highest motorable pass i.e. “Rohtang Pass” ahead passing through Beas temple en route

Reach the village and spend your night comfortably in a homestay.

2

Day 2 : Sissu to trailhead (Drive – 9 km) and Camp 1 (12,500 feet) (4 km)

Post breakfast, reach Tribhuvan Domestic Airport of Kathmandu and from there is a flight to Lukla. You can reach there in half an hour, the experience of flying will be one of the best ones because it passes through some valleys and some mountain ranges and quaint villages are visible.

Arrive Lukla and the team members will receive you and from here trek to Phakding which will be 3.5 hours long. Pass through some beautiful villages and lush green mountains. Reach Phakding and you will stay in a guesthouse there.

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Day 3 :Camp 1 to Camp 2 (12,800 feet) (6 km)

Today, enter the picturesque deserted green valley. The initial trek involves river crossing and ahead the trail is a series of inclines and declines.
Cross some rocky sections until you reach the grassy clearing, that is Camp 2. Setup your camps here and retire for the night.

4

Day 4 : Camp 2 to Ghepan Ghat (13,600 feet) and back (8 km)

Start the trek to Ghepan Ghat, first part of the trek is rocky ascent over a ridge. Descend and come across the verdant levelled clearing through which a rivulet flows.
Ahead on the trail witness small stone huts of shepherds which are used in summers. Walk alongside the river and cross rock ridges. Reach the last ridge and Ghepan Ghat welcomes you, ice chunks can be seen floating here and there.
Spend good time here and afterwards return to Camp 2.

Go to Namche Bazaar or Namche Monastery.

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Day 5 : Camp 2 to Sissu (10 km) and Drive to Manali (85 km)

Post breakfast, start the climb from Namche Bazaar to Kyangjuma, it is a small village which offers magnificent views of Ama Dablan (6856 m), Thamserku (6808 m) and Katenga (6685 m).

Leave Kyangjuma trail and gradually climb to Mongla, a small hamlet with some tea houses and jaw dropping views of lofty snow-capped peaks. Enjoy your overnight stay in a lodge.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

ORS

Band aid

Cotton

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Gauze

Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility Manali To Manali

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags

Mattress

Liner

Pillow

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Porters

Helper

Mules

Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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