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Snow capped mountains, glacial lakes, oak trees forest, people with warm heart and incredible landscapes these few things come to your mind when you hear the word Himachal Pradesh. The lands of gods and goddesses known, popularly known as Devbhoomi attracts tourists from all strata of the society. Adventure sports, trekking and nature's retreat Himachal Pradesh underpins it all. This makes Himachal Pradesh a hub of thriving tourist expeditions. Hampta Pass is one of the most beautiful trekking routes in Himachal Pradesh state of Indian Himalaya, which connects Kullu valley to Lahaul Spiti Valley. Hampta pass trek is considered to be an easy trek and convenient of all treks in Himachal Pradesh. Local shepherds use this high altitude pass to commute through their villages in Lahaul and Spiti. There are only a few treks in Indian Himalaya, where you get a chance to see varied Landscapes along the way. "Picturesque glacial valleys, thick pine forests, adrenaline pumping rivers, open meadows and the adventurous feeling of crossing a mountain pass" Hampta pass offers a great variety of things that a trekker wants to experience in their hiking trips in Indian Himalaya.
Hampta Pass Trek starts from Manali with a short drive to Jobra and then trek starts from Allain Duhangan Hydroelectric Project made over Allain and Duhang river located in Tehsil Manali of District Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. It's an easy trekking trail except on the third day when you have to cover long gradual slopes. Hiking out from green Kullu valleys and traversing through cold deserts of Lahaul, a radical change in landscape occurs during Hampta pass trek. If you also want to explore Chandratal Lake then it takes 5 days to complete this hiking trip otherwise you can do it in just 4 days. The final day of the Trek's route is from Chandra Tal to Manali.
Hampta Pass Trek Highlights:
Duration: 5 Days | Manali to Manali.
Age criteria: 16+ years.
Max Altitude: 14,100 ft.
Temperature: Day (13-18°C) & Night (0-7°C)
Group Size: 10 to 15 plus Explore Himalaya team.
Region: Himachal Pradesh, Indian Himalayas
Why Hampta Pass trek:
a) If you are a beginner in trekking community and want to explore an incredible trek
b) One of the beautiful hiking trips in Indian Himalayas.
c) Explore pine woods, enjoy the green alpine meadows and cross the pumping rivers in Himachal Pradesh.
d) Enjoy the majestic view of Chandratal Lake in the morning.
e) Enjoy trekking in Himachal Pradesh & explore Manali in Kullu valley and Chandra Tal lake in Lahaul-Spiti.
f) Delve into the estatic tour of hills that will certainly touch your heart by its beauty and thrill.
1) Explore Himalaya.org expect from you to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don't want to carry your backpack, you can give it to porter/Mules, but you have to inform us in advance and have to pay Rs. 400/- extra per day per bag.( Max. weight Per Bag = 8-10 Kg )
2) we can arrange your Transportation from Delhi to Manali and return easily in private vehicle on sharing basis Transportation charge of One way is INR 1050/-
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Report in Manali before 10:30 AM. After registration on the point, take some rest and get ready for your Hampta Pass trek from this beautiful hill station. Your journey will start with 1 hour drive to jobra which is situated at 9800 feet. We will begin hiking in the forest having variety of trees like maple, deodar, toss and oak.The sight is refreshing. After 2 to 3 hours of trekking we will reach Chika, a picturesque valley, that is about 10250 feet above sea level. It has a lush grass-covered flat terrain, surrounded by gentle slopes. After you reach Chika, proceed to your lodgings for an overnight stay.
Balu ka Gera will be our next destination. After a sumptuous breakfast and Yoga in early morning we will start our journey from Chikka and walk along the left side of the river. Witness the small waterfalls on the way with lush green meadows and after crossing slope of boulders and rough terrain. You will reach a clear stream waterfall. Best place to fill in your water bottles. After crossing the waterfall, You have to get across the other side of the river. After crossing Half of the trekking distance you enter into a beautiful scenic valley Jwara. From here, the path is covered with vibrant flowers. From there, we reach at Balu ka Gera a perfect place for our camping stay. Balu Ka Gera is a flat ground amidst the mountains at an elevation of 11,900 ft. Enjoy your Meals and soak in the beauty here with overnight stay in camps.
This is an important part of the trek, so we wake up early in the morning to commence it. Today we have to trek for 9 hours. You can split the journey in two halves, a steady ascent on moderate steep slope to Hampta Pass, then a sharp descent to Sia Goru. The highest altitude will be achieved on this day at Hampta Pass (14,100 ft). start trekking after breakfast along the river side. This route will takes you further to the base and then the actual climb to the Hampta pass takes place. Hampta Pass is a vertical climb and will certainly test your stamina. By the time you reach there, you would be extremely tired but the site which enfolds in front helps you overcome the lassitude. Enjoy for sometime in the pass have your hot served lunch and then get ready for the next descent to Sia Goru. The trek to Sheagoru is easy on flat terrain. The Shea Goru camp site is also by the river side which makes for a spectacular stay. Enjoy your meals with camping stay here.
Early in the morning, begin the next chapter of your Hampta Pass trek after a delicious breakfast at the campsite. To begin with, cross the river that was visible from the camps in Siagoru. The first section of this day’s journey is easy as it comprises a long descent through the slopes. After the descent, you arrive in the valley. Today it is an approx 5 hours of easy downhill trek. Sia Goru is placed at an altitude of 12,900 ft and Chatru at 11,000 ft. You might have to be careful as the trail might sometime lead you to edges of mountains and ridges. The route has slippery parts too. A strong foothold and careful navigation would ensure a safe and sound trek. On your way to Chatru, You will notice the Chandra River flowing below and a road that goes by its side. Reach the magnificent camping site Chatru after a 5 hours of trek. Enjoy your camping stay and meals here.
After having a wholesome breakfast. A vehicle will be arranged from Manali to take you to Chandratal from Chatru and back to Manali. It will take seven hours to complete the journey and reach Manali.