Hampta Pass trekkers witness shooting stars in the night sky at Shea Goru

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Hampta Pass trekkers witness shooting stars in the night sky at Shea Goru

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By Latika Payak

2023-08-17

Last night, the August 13th group of Hampta Pass trekkers was in for a treat! They witnessed a brilliantly clear night sky with shooting stars at the Shea Goru campsite.

“The trekkers were delighted, felt grateful, and blessed to have witnessed such a night sky, after two days of bad weather. Although it was really cold, it felt like -1/0°C at Sheagoru, everyone layered up with the maximum amount of layers they had, and just watched the night sky,” shared Trek Leader Shivank Dwivedi.

The Shea Goru campsite is one of the best campsites for stargazing because it is in the rain shadow region. There are not a lot of clouds here. So all you get is mountains and clear skies. Due to this, although you see Milky Way from other campsites, you don’t see it as clearly as you see from Shea Goru.

The trekkers are presently trekking to Chhatru. They will camp at Chhatru tonight and return to Manali by tomorrow afternoon.

We’re constantly receiving updates from our Hampta Pass groups. We will keep posting the relevant ones here.

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Latika Payak

Senior Content Writer

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Latika is a Senior Content Writer and one of the rare team members who has seen Indiahikes from its initial days. She was among the first few to begin creating content at Indiahikes, documenting treks around Maharasthra, interviewing trekkers and writing their stories.

Latika started trekking after joining Indiahikes and has trekked to Roopkund, Hampta Pass, Kedarkantha, Dayara Bugyal, Tarsar Marsar, and Har Ki Dun.

With a strong background in print media and have worked with several publications. Latika is always hunting for great stories hidden in the folds of the mountains. Horror stories from ancient routes and villages of the Himalayas are her favourite.

She is presently working on bringing out news from the remote trekking regions of our country.

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