Hampta Pass Trek
The unforgettable high moderate Himalayan Trek to Hampta Pass is in the region of beautiful Himanchal (Manali) at an altitude of 14100 ft. high.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Large Group
An abode of scenic landscapes
Amidst the great gigantic Himalayas lies the way which leads you to a beautiful journey of finding solace and calm. If you are someone who is bugged up with the city- life and wish to find calm in the chaos- Hampta Pass trek is the perfect one for you.
Nestled in the lap of the gigantic Pir- Panjal ranges in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh lies a trail connecting you to the adobe of serenity and sheer beauty. The Hampta pass is known to attract mountaineers from across India and abroad for the diversity in the height it offers. The journey starts at f 9,800 feet at Jobra and reach the highest point of 14,035 feet at Hampta Pass. This moderately high elevation makes it perfect for the beginners and the amateur mountaineers to explore their limits and challenge their senses.
The journey begins from Manali, catches thrill as you cover the alluring peaks and valleys and engross yourself in picturesque surroundings. The Hampta pass connects two very beautiful valleys of Lahaul and Kullu and the everyday changing Landscapes are sure to mesmerize you. En route, River Rani has been guiding the travelers and the localities’ stay on-track.
Hampta Pass is a special pass since it climbs out of the lush green valleys of Kullu traverses through the cold dessert of Spiti and opens up to a perpendicular overhang, high in the mountains. Many shephards use this pass to travel to Spiti Valley- the cold desert of India. Yes! You read it right, the cold desert of Spiti gives a break from the snow-white peak as you land in the valley of hues of Earth and Browns.
The trek ends at the glacial flows which join to make the Chandratal Lake- a moon shaped alpine lake adds up to the beauty of the tall yet calm mountains. The lake reflects the beautiful surrounding mountains the blue skies through the pure water just like a mirror.
Hampta Pass trek is all in all a best package for those who wish to escape from the monotonous city life and need time to rejuvenate in the epitome and glory of nature.
Grade – Moderate
Duration – 5 days
Max. Altitude – 14100ft
Total trekking – 30 – 32 kms approx.
Region – Manali & Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
- Accommodation during trek on triple/quad (Camping)
- All veg meals while on trek
- Transport from Manali to base village and return
- All necessary permits and entry fees
- First aid medical kit
- Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff
- All taxes
- Any meals during transit
- Personal expenses
- Cost Escalation due to unforeseen reason
- Mules or porter to carry personal luggage
- Anything not specifically mentioned under the head
- Travelling insurance
Drive from Manali to Jobra and start trek to Chika(10100ft)
The trek originates from Jobra and after reaching Manali in the morning, we will drive straightaway to Jobra. We will take a small break at Jobra for lunch and henceforth depart to Chika which is an easy trek of about two hours crossing small river crossings. The enchanting surroundings will mesmerize you all through your stroll. An awesome view with greenery and snowcapped mountain peaks will leave you mesmerized. Explore the beauty of the campsite and retire for the night at the tents. Overnight stay in tent.
Trek from Chika to Balu ka Ghera(11900ft)
This morning we will begin with sipping hot tea/coffee. After having breakfast we will start the day. The trek passes through some spectacular landscape to just below the Hampta Pass, on a grassy bank sloping down from the cliffs. The impressive grandeur of immediate surroundings, the nearness of the Tokru-Shakru peaks, the wonderful coloring of the rocks and mountainside, all make this one of the best campsite on the route. Snow on the other side makes a dramatic contrast. Overnight stay in tent.
Trek from Balu ka Gera to Siagoru(12900ft) and crossing Hampta Pass(14100ft)
We will get the first glimpse of the outer Himalayan chain of mountains, the Dhauladhar ranges from here onwards and it is from these snow stretches the feeling of trekking in the Himalayas start sinking in. On one side is snowcapped mountain peaks and on the other side of the pass you see rocky boulders and fragmented rocks. Experience the beauty of Mother Nature which otherwise is lost in the hustle bustle of the cities. After a brief stopover at Hampta village, which gives the pass its name, we will begin the descent to the base camp at Siagoru. Take somewell-deserved rest here after the long journey as we halt for the night. Overnight stay in tent.
Trek from Siagoru to Chatru(11000ft) and drive to Chandra Tal(14100ft)
The trail on the 4th day is a steady descent with much ease and takes lesser times compared to the previous day. A tricky camping ground Chatru comes en route after a steep climb and a bend. We will trail along with all through Spiti till we arrive at the base camp at Chatru. Enjoy the spectacular view of a high altitude cold desert at Spiti Valley. Interestingly, Chatru is the meeting point of Rohtang Pass, Hampta Pass and Spiti. If the weather and route permits, we shall further go to Chandratal – a moon shaped alpine lake which provides a better view of the landscape around. Return to Chatru by evening. Overnight stay in tent.
Drive from Chatru to Manali via Rohtang Pass, overnight stay at Manali
Drive back to Manali via Rohtang Pass. On the way we ll get a magnificent view of Hanuman Tibba peak. If you still want some thrills and adventure then visit to Solang valley for Adventure sports activities like paragliding, zorbing, and many more. Arrive at Manali by afternoon. Take some time out for a stroll around at the local market or one can opt for leisurely individual activities and then depart for Delhi by evening bus and goodbye to your trek mates. Hampta Pass trek ends here.
- Backpack with rain cover(40-60lts)
- Daypack/Knapsack – Optional
- Floaters or Sandals
- Trekking Shoes – Medium or High ankle length(Get a pair and “break-in” well in advance that you don’t face any sores/blisters once you are on mountains)
- 2 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants
- 3 Pair of sports Socks and 1 pair of woolen
- Woolen Gloves
- Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
- Windproof Jacket
- Sun Cap
- One Scarf/Balclava
- Quick dry towel/Light towel
- Lip Balm
- Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
- Water Bottle 1 Lt – good quality plastic bottle
- Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
- Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
- Personal Medicine Kit –
- General medicines comprising of headache, fever, vomiting, stomach upset and pain killer
-Anti-inflammatory -Nurofen or diclofenac sodium
- Dark Sunglasses
- Trekking Pole
- CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries.
- Extra Polythene bags.
- Dry fruits/Energy bars
P.S You may use and share common kit for toiletries and medicines if travelling in a group