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Hampta Pass Trek Himachal

Manali
Excellent

Duration

4 Night 5 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people

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Overview


Hampta Pass Trek

Awash with beautiful, lush green meadows and enveloped in snow. Journey through blooming wildflowers, maple, fig and oak trees, cross the exquisite rivers and walk through the rocky terrains.

At a moderate elevation of 14,000 feet, the Hampta Pass is a small but strikingly mesmerizing route between Lahaul’s Chandra Valley and the Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh, India.

The entire trail is dotted with natural beauty. Hampta Pass trek is considered as one of the most beautiful Himalayan trek because of the numerous landscapes and biodiversity it offers.

Very often trekkers cry out of happiness and feel re-united with themselves as they walk through the beautiful valley

where you walk side by side with a river flowing on a green carpet studded with colorful flowers and fenced with huge mountains over 6000 meters.

It is like walking into a fairy land. You keep on trekking with your fancy shoes on till you feel you will drop and reach to beautiful campsites with colorful tents that make a perfect cozy stay.

In late August and early September there is flowering season and the entire panoramic view gets even beautiful with yellow and purple flowers that dance to winds as they pass through the valleys.

The blue water flowing from the melting glaciers is so transparent that you can see even the tiniest pebble rolling in the river.

One can complete this 35 km trek in 4 nights 5 days passing through the popular Chandratal lake. Chandratal lake is also a famous trek destination in itself.

Chandratal is situated at an altitude of 13,000 ft and exhibits several shades of blue colour.

During the latter part of this trek, as you drive from Chhatru to Manali, you will cross the Atal tunnle which remains snow bound all year round.

Hampta Pass trek

No wonder makes Hampta Pass as one of the best Himalayan treks that you can wrap up within a week.

Manali serves as the starting point of this amazing trek which goes through various places in the region.

The trail starts by crossing Jobra, a lush green valley with a dense forest cover. A small hamet called ‘Chikka’ will be your first rest point on the Hampta Pass trek.

Beyond Chikka, the trek enters a scenicvalley called Balu Ka Ghera where it feels as if one has entered into clouds.

As you cross the Hampta river to head towards the Hampta Pass, you will get a glimpse of Deo Tibba peak from the trail. Trekkers get amazed by the majestic views that they get after reaching the top of Hampta Pass.


History of Hampta pass

The Hampta Pass derives its name from the village of “Hamta”, nestled in the laps of the Kullu Valley. It is said that the name was also derived from that of a Rishi’s, who meditated there.

According to the Mahabharata, the Pandavas took this route on their quest for heaven, and, in fact, the Hampta Pass to Chandratal trail is often referred to as the “staircase to heaven“.


Hampta Pass Trek Location

Trek To Hampta Pass Trek With Chandratal may be a pass between Lahaul’s Chandra valley and Kullu valley. Being the passageway between two vivid valleys, Hampta pass gives us a sight to behold.

As you explore the Pir Panjal ranges with this trek, you’ll find many shepherds grazing their sheeps within the grasslands. Also famous Manali Treks in Himachal as well as India.

Besides any other hiking adventures, the Hampta trek covers two beautiful valleys in one single hike- Manali and Spiti. The trek is accompanied by nature, with no sight of civilization around.

Also, you get to witness the contrasting views of Kullu and Lahaul Valley. On one side, you’ll see the beautiful Kullu valley, while on the other, you’ll see the desolate mountains and austere landscape of Lahaul.


Hampta Pass Trek Distance

The Hampta Pass Trek height is around 4,200m, covering a distance of 35km. Don’t despair! The novice hikers can, too, conquer the Hampta Pass trek.

 The trek is classified as easy-to-moderate in difficulty and will take you five days and four nights.


Why to do Hampta Pass trek

 Wonderful Flora and Fauna You are treated to a unique variety of exotic mountain flowers and wildflowers all through the trek. Myriad hues of wildflowers in red, white, blue, yellow, pink, orange and lavender scattered across the expansive terrain make for a picture straight out of a storybook.

These beautiful flowers embellish the landscape, the mighty rocks standing against the backdrop of delicate flowers make for a unique sight. Dwarf rhododendrons lining the meandering forest trails cast a pretty reddish-pink hue on the landscape.

You encounter shepherd dogs, sheep, colourful Himalayan birds like white-capped redstart and whistling thrushes that inhabit the alpine forests.

The dense forests of pinewood, tall Deodar trees, maple trees, silver birch, toss and mighty oak pave way for tiny meadows and grasslands cuddled between the colossal mountains.

After savoring the breathtaking views of the lush green Kullu valleys, the crisp opposite arid landscape of Lahaul and Spiti dotted with the sparse vegetation smacks you in your face.

 Fascinating Terrain The trek is an interesting mix of discreet hairpin bends, gradually ascends, steep hikes, challenging descends traversing through the beautiful Himalayan landscape.

You journey through forest trails, verdant meadows, flat grasslands and walk over huge chunks of rocks, boulders, moraines and on long patches of ice and snow.

 Spectacular Himalayan Ranges Massive Pir Panjal Range, mountains of the Dhauladhar Range, eerie mountains of Lahaul and Spiti take you on a wholesome expedition around the mammoth Himalayas.

The view of the snow-clad peaks of Deo Tibba, Mount Indrasen and it’s glaciers from the top of the Hampta Pass is surreal.

 Water stream passing Crossing the mountain streams through wooden bridges, stones, and boulders, or by jumping over the rocks is a mighty experience of Hampta Pass trek. Stream crossing through icy cold waters is one of the most thrilling experiences of Hampta Pass Trek but it can really get tricky.

At times the river bed has big rocks and needs careful manoeuvring. Many times you have to navigate when the water is low and currents are weak.

Memories of crossing these adrenaline-pumping waterways are bound to excite you throughout your life.

 Chandra Tal lake Chandratal lake which means the moon lake is an absolutely stunning piece of marvel created by nature.

Visiting this high altitude alpine lake perched at a height of 14,110 feet (literally half the height of Mount Everest) is an absolute must.

The lake can easily be touted as the soul and the spirit of the Hampta Pass trek. This crescent-shaped mass of shimmering water sits in the middle of a barren desert surrounded by the mammoth desert mountains.

The crystal clear turquoise waters of the lake radiate magnetic energy, you have to visit it to experience the palpable luminance of water.

Each moment of the day seems to be painting a new picture on the sparkling waters of the lake.

While the daytime reflects the turquoise blue of the sky, dusk paints its waters in a shade of deep emerald and night time casts a silver shimmer on its glistening waters.

No picture can capture the magical beauty of this fluorescent splash of blue which seems to be echoing the divine Buddhist prayers in the serene ambience of an arid landscape. hampta pass trek route

The place has many legends associated with it, which makes it even a more enchanting place to visit. Chandra Taal is the source of the fiery Chandra river.

 Trek Hieght Hampta Pass is one of those heavenly treks that take you to a staggering altitude of 14,010 feet. For a relatively short trek that can be completed in just 5 days, gaining such an astounding height is quite an achievement.

Ideal for both beginners and experienced Anyone from beginners/amateur trekkers to seasoned hikers can undertake the Hampta Pass Trek. hampta pass trek time

There is no profound requirement for undertaking this trek. The trek poses fewer challenges as compared to other Himalayan treks and these challenging terrains are evenly spread in stages.

The difficulty of the pass is mainly governed by weather conditions and not by its hiking terrain.

Dynamic vista Hampta Valley has a funnel-like narrow terrain enriched with a diverse ecosystem, which is a visual treat to your senses.

Trek To Hampta Pass

The most incredible twists in the scenery leave you spellbound. The trek journeys over cascading waterfalls, fast-flowing rivers, hanging glaciers and interesting terrain.

From dense forests at Chika giving way to wildflower meadows to desert oasis and lush green valleys of Kullu leading to perpendicular overhang featuring the deserts of Lahaul below and the surrounding mountains at a distance;

the rapidly changing landscapes make Hampta Pass one of the most dramatic crossover treks.

Easy Accessibility The initial point of the trek is Manali which is very easily accessible from the capital city Delhi. Manali is approximately 550 km from Delhi and you can easily approach it by availing Volvo, local buses etc. The ‘trekking’ starts from Chika (10,100 ft.) which is worth a 45 min trek away from Jobra(9,800 ft.) which is indeed a 2 hour drive from Manali.

Campsite experience Distinct campsites throughout your treks in different terrains of the trek is what makes it even more exciting.

First campsite at Jobra makes you experience the lush green forests.Second campsite at Jwara gives you an approach of beautiful flower beds,The third campsite namely Balu ka Gera has a more arid approach which gives you the first look of Hampta Pass. Lastly, Shea Goru is located in the deserted landscape but a green part of it.


Best time to visit Hampta Pass trek

Once can take the Hampta Pass trek any time of the year, but June-July has its own charm; For those who seek off-the-grid adventure, the stunning white view of the snow-capped mountains is sure to impress.

The ideal time to visit Hampta Pass is June-September, when the temperature is likely to stay between 12 and 21°C during the day and drop to almost -10°C in the late evenings, but with the perfect winter gear and the spirit of a backpacker, there seems to be no profound requirement for any mountaineering experience to get through this one.

However, if you’re accustomed to the fluctuating weather conditions and the extreme cold and see the snow in its various pleasant hues, then post August-September shouldn’t be too tedious either. 


Hampta Pass trek In winter

Hampta pass trek during winters give shivering but its more within the disguised form and it’s many things to cater with so you will not even sense that shivering after witnessing those wonders which are present at this place.

It is more sort of a super-thrilling distraction which Hampta having to distract you from the shiverings and everyone.

Every small aspect about Hampta is far appreciating and lovable that you simply can’t really excuse yourself without appreciating this super relishing place.hampta pass trek

Hampta pass trek has always given or brandished what it really needs to and what aspects make it an ideal place to measure those dream moments which one has thought of before visiting or planning for the trek.

During the winter season that is December to March, the temperature differs. During Daytime temperature will be 11° to 16 ° whereas in Nighttime it is Around Freezing cold 4° to -2°.

  • Hampta Pass Trek In Monsoon

Hampta pass trek during monsoon season always been blessed to be visited by trek spirited people that won’t just celebrate this place but they are doing conserve this place with a lot of care which is extremely much genuine and praiseworthy.hampta pass trek

The monsoon season starts from mid-June to mid-October. Even some snows can be found on trekking routes.

During Daytime temperature will be 13° to 19 ° whereas in Nighttime it is Around mild cold of 7° to 10°.

The movement of fog and mist over the valleys will bring a cinematic enthusiasm feel.


Hampta Pass Trek Difficulty Level

  • Hampta Pass Trek is Moderate Level. hampta pass trek best timehamp ta height

1st Day Jobra to Chikka is Easy day trek.

2nd day , Chikka to Ballu Ka Ghera is straightforward to moderate level.

During the 3rd day, Balu Ka Ghera is around 6 to eight hours till Hampta top , alpine level of 60 ° t0 80° angle of slope.

After reaching Hampta Top spend lavishing time up over and viewing the indhrarsan mountain and spiti valley over there .And slowly start decending from top to Balu ka Ghera

4th day starting trekking down from balu ka ghera at early morning towards chikka and Jobra this day wil be easy trek.

Balu Ka Ghera is around 6 to eight hours till Hampta top , alpine level of 60 ° t0 80° angle of slope. After reaching Hampta Top spend lavishing time up over and viewing the indhrarsan mountain and spiti valley over there.

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Detailed Itinerary of Hampta Pass Trek

  • Day 1 Manali to Jobra Vilage To chikka

After Ariving to Lazy Monk Adventure Base Camp in Manali you’ll tend alittle introduction and briefing with trekkers, trek leaders and qualifies guides.hamta pass

To start this memorable and far thrilling trek aside from morning wont justifies its reputation and even mine too as a trekker.hampta pass trek

So we left our bottom camp at 10 am which is early but trust me its more energetic and peaceful than ever. ; we’ll be taking packed lunch with us.

It kicks faraway from the calm and mesmerizing jeep drive right from the bottom camp to the Jobra. The driveway sets up the refreshing mood and boosts optimistic energy within to start out trek to Chikka, as its our final destination of the day.

The trek will take moderate time to succeed in the destination and as per the old saying that instead of destination journey is vital and this is often where it comes into the image , the calming and soothing journey of around 2 hours.

And which matches through crossing two wooden bridges and a blissful frosts which won’t lets exhaustiveness sip in and lightens your mood. After getting to the campsite at Chikka we steel oneself and its rest time and to organize for next day’s trek.

Chikka to Balu ka Ghera (5 hrs)

Another day and another super splendid morning, as we’re at the gorgeous Chikka campsite. a bit like day 1 we’ll be kickstarting within the early morning which is usually fruitful and far beneficial during a greater sense.

  • Day 2 agenda is to trek from Chikka to Balu ka ghera,

because the trek is spanning for 4-5 hours which may make your energies drain, possibly not because the scenic inferences you’re seeking for getting to crossover soon and every one your tired wibes will disappear during a pinch.

At the initial stage we’ll be crossing few rocky river banks, in later part the dreamy snow valley’s getting to enlighten our mood and refuel the thrilling bar.

Afterwards few of the streams and boulders we’ll be crossing and can reach to the Balu ka ghera. because the Balu ka ghera is waiting with perfect package adventurism i.e. large, lush green grounds on the banks of river which automatically hypes you up.Highlights of  Hampta Pass Trek

And Camping at Balu ka Ghera no need any introduction, because it itself is an epitomic of sheer beauty.

Balu ka Ghera to Hampta Pass (8hrs) and return to Balu Ka Ghera (4hrs) hampta pass trek budget Height of Hampta Pass Trek

  • Day 3 comes up with a touch of hard-core trekking day.

As we’ve to try to to around 8 hours of trek till hampta pass top , I heard you but its the day which can test your sheer level of thrill and your inner instincts of adventurism.hampta pass temperature

Aligning to the motto of early bird gets the worm so we’ll be beginning around 7 am.hampta pass package

Its the simplest time to urge on and stride towards the destination, as we’ll be having whole day with us.

After spending the time in the top will be desending downto Balu Ka Ghera it consumes around 4 hours. and stay over night in Balu Ka ghera.

It’s a bit steeper descend. And as everyday we’ll steel self to spend an evening and occupy the camp. As need to refuel and re-energize for next day’s trek.

Day 4 .Balu Ka Ghera To Chikka(4-5hrs) to Jobra and Drive downto Manali (2-hrs)

Day 4 Starting from The Balu ka Ghera to Chikka decending downwards consuming around 4 to 5 hours folowing the same route. After reaching Jobra car will be waiting for you to drop you in Manali Base camp

We’ll be reaching Manali. intrinsically it had been a fun and journey and with a renowned saying that each beginning has an end and each end has its beginning, we’ll be concluding our journey on a really blissful note.

We’ll then leave for base camp and depart from there to respective destinations. hampta pass trek 

Day 5 Jeep Ride from Chatru to Manali Base Camp

 

Starting Time – 8:00 A.M

Jourey back Towards Manali

Jeep Ride from Chatru to Manali Base Camp

– We’ll be leaving at 8 am from Chatru heading to the base camp. I got you its a roller coaster of the thrill and the panoramic visuals right from the day one to the last one.

-Though it’s the last day still we’ll be kicking off early As many things are on the to-do list of the day’s agenda. Right after finishing the breakfast, we’ll leave Chatru, Our first spot on the list is reaching Manali by the noontime.

– We’ll be reaching Manali. As such it was a fun and journey and with a renowned saying that every beginning has an end and every end has its beginning, we’ll be concluding our journey on a very blissful note.

Incusion on 5th Day
– Breakfast,
– Guide & Trek Leader
– Transportation form Chatru to Manali


Things To Carry for Hampta pass Trek

  • Backpack 30/60 L
  • Water Bottle
  • Energy Bars
  • Weather Appropriate Clothing
  • Warm Jacket
  • Flashlight
  • Sun protection
  • Rain Protection
  • Trekking Boots
  • Extra Pair of Clothings
  • Towel
  • Personal Hygiene Kit
  • Mini First Aid Kit
  • Personal Medication
  • Trash Bag
  • Slippers

Medical Kit We are Carrying

  • Crocin
  • Avomine
  • Avil 25mg
  • Combiflam
  • Disprin
  • Norflox TZ & Lomofen
  • Digene
  • Crepe Bandage
  • Gauze
  • Band-aid
  • Cotton
  • ORS
  • Betadine Or Any Antiseptic Cream
  • Move Spray
  • Oxygen Cylinder

How to reach the trek starting point.

The nearest Hub for trek starts is Old Manali.

Therefore, the trip starts from Manali to Chika via Jobra. From Jobra the trek is undertaken by walk, this route comprises the first day.


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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Departure Date for 2022
  • August - 3,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,18,19,20,21,25,26,27,28,31
  • September - 2,3,4,8,7,9,10,12,11,13,14,16,17,18,20,21,23,24,26,28,30
  • October - 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,11,12,13,15,18,20,24,25,26,29,30

Itinerary

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Day 1 Manali Campsite to Chikka

Starting Time - 9:30 A.M

After brief orientation with guides and trek leaders the trek starts.

Manali To Chikka (2.5 K.M)

- It kicks off from the calm and mesmerizing jeep drive right from the base camp to the Jobra.

- The trek will take moderate time to reach the destination and as per the saying that rather than destination journey is important and this is where it comes into the picture,
the calming and soothing journey of around 2 hours.

Incusion on 1st Day
- Breakfast,Packed Lunch,Evening Snacks,Dinner
- Stay In Camps
- Guide & Trek Leader

Day 2 Hike from Chikka to Bhalu ka Ghera (11480 feet)

Starting Time - 9:30 A.M

Another day and another super splendid morning, as we're at the beautiful Chikka campsite.

Chikka to Balu ka ghera (9 K.M)

- Agenda is to trek from Chikka to Balu ka ghera, as the trek is spanning for 4-5 hours which can make your energies drain.

- At the initial stage we'll be crossing few rocky river banks, in later part the dreamy snow valley's going to enlighten our mood and refuel the thrilling bar.

- And Camping at Balu ka Ghera no need any introduction, as it itself is an epitomic of sheer beauty.

Incusion on 3nd Day
- Breakfast,Packed Lunch,Evening Snacks,Dinner
- Stay In Camps
- Guide & Trek Leader

Day 3 Balu ka Ghera to Hampta Pass (8hrs) and further to Shia Ghoru (2hrs)

Starting Time - 7:30 A.M

Day 3 Considerd As Most Challaning Day of Trek

Balu ka Ghera to Hampta Pass (8hrs) and further to Shia Ghoru (2hrs)

- Day 3 comes up with a bit of hard-core trekking day. As we have to do around 8 hours of trek till hampta pass top.

- We'll be aiming to reach Shia Ghoru campsite as the trek will span for 4-5 hours to succeeding to the Hampta Pass top, from there another couple of hours to stride towards Shia Ghoru.

- It's a bit steeper descend. And as everyday we'll steel self to spend a night and occupy the camp. As have to refuel and re-energize for next day's trek.

Incusion on 3th Day
- Breakfast,Packed Lunch,Evening Snacks,Dinner
- Stay In Camps
- Guide & Trek Leader

Day 4 Sia Ghoru to Chatru drive to Chandratal (2-hrs-3hrs)

Starting Time - 9:30 A.M


Sia Ghoru to Chatru drive to Chandratal (9 K.M)

- The day starts by leaving the Shia Ghoru camp site and striding towards Chatru.

-The chatru offers astounding and jaw dropping sceneries which will set your day's mood and mind set.

- Chatru is the epicenter of the three of the super magnificant places i.e. Hampta Pass, Rohtang Pass & Spiti valley. In later part we'll be having a feel good jeep ride to the Chadratal. As Chandratal is having historical dipictions , that too comes from the widely famous and the much celebrated Mahabharata.

Incusion on 4th Day
- Breakfast,Packed Lunch,Evening Snacks,Dinner
- Stay In Camps
- Guide & Trek Leader
- Transportation from Chatru to Chandrataal & Back

Day 5 Jeep Ride from Chatru to Manali Base Camp

Starting Time - 8:00 A.M

Jourey back Towards Manali

Jeep Ride from Chatru to Manali Base Camp

- We'll be leaving at 8 am from Chatru heading to the base camp. I got you its a roller coaster of the thrill and the panoramic visuals right from the day one to the last one.

-Though it's the last day still we'll be kicking off early As many things are on the to-do list of the day's agenda. Right after finishing the breakfast, we'll leave Chatru, Our first spot on the list is reaching Manali by the noontime.

- We'll be reaching Manali. As such it was a fun and journey and with a renowned saying that every beginning has an end and every end has its beginning, we'll be concluding our journey on a very blissful note.

Incusion on 5th Day
- Breakfast,
- Guide & Trek Leader
- Transportation form Chatru to Manali

Included/Excluded

  • Tent On Sharing Basis
  • Sleeping Bags and Sleeping mat
  • Toilet tents
  • Guides & Trek Leaders
  • Transportation to and from Manali To Jobra.
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner) during trek.
  • Jain Food(If Required)
  • Trash bag
  • Unforeseen handling costs thanks to weather disturbance, landslides, political unrest
  • Personal expenses towards tips, telephone calls, laundry, beverage, insurance etc.

Durations

4Night 5Days

Difficulty Level

Moderate

Best Time to Visit

June - Oct

Tour's Location

Manali
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