Hampta Pass trek
About Hampta Pass Trek
Hampta Pass Trek is the ideal destination for all those who love mountains and want to carry out an adventure in the lap of the giants. The enticing thing about this trek is the moderately high elevation that makes it perfect for the novices and amateur mountaineers. The maximum altitude that a trekker scales in this trek is about 14000 feet. There is no profound requirement of acclimatization.
The tour starts from the scenic spot of Manali and takes the tourists through distinct and beautiful places such as Chikka, which is the first stop of the excursion. The trek also takes the trekkers through the immense fields of Rhododendron, Oak, and Pine. Hampta River also comes en route. This river serves as the bridge for the natives of Hampta to reach Lahaul and Spiti Valley. Prini Village is the starting point of Hampta Pass Ranges. The trek then goes uphill to bring a change of panorama. The trail is replete with lush greenery and spellbinding landscapes.
This 8 nights and 9 days itinerary is a comprehensive schedule for Hampta Pass Trek. The tour incorporates exploring the beauty of nature at its best. In few words, it is a perfect trek for nature lovers with zeal to satiate adrenaline rush.
Best Time to Visit Hampta Pass Trek
The best time to trek to Hampta Pass is from mid-June to mid-October. There are chances to witness some snow on the high passes in the early days of the season and then it melts down completely by August. Rain is expected during the monsoons in Kullu-Manali valley but in Spiti, the sun will be bright as usual. The temperature is likely to stay between 12 and 20 °C during the day, while at night, temperature at the highest campsite would be between -2 to 6 °C. In the latter part of the trekking season (Sep – mid-Oct) a bit of snowfall is a possibility. The temperatures during the day will be between 12-18 °C and the evenings will start getting cold with temperature dropping down from 4 to -6°C.
Where is the Hampta Pass Trek
Hampta pass is located the east of Manali and Pir Panjal range in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The south East Ridge can be clearly witnessed while Hampta Pass Trek is done. Lying at an elevation of about 4,268 meters, the Hampta Pass stands as a bridge that connects the Kullu valley with Lahaul.