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Hampta Pass

Himachal Pradesh | 5 | 69

  • 28 KM

  • 5D | 4N

  • Moderate

  • 14010 ft ft

  • Age 12 Minimum Year

Starting from ₹ 10000

₹ 7000per person

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  • Manali - Manali
  • Trek starts from Manali
  • Travelling Charges Applicable

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Overview

Trek Highlights

  • Spread far away from the lush Kullu-Manali basin to the bleak countrysides of Spiti, every wanderer puts Hampta Pass Trek on their top bucket-list
  • People also enjoy the Chandratal Lake trek, known as the 'Lake of the Moon'. It is a wonderful bright green crescent-shaped lake that changes its colour during the day.
  • You will also enjoy trekking through hanging glaciers, silver waterfalls, gurgling streams, glossy grasslands, and vertical rock walls. 
  • Observe the stunning confluence of 3 passes, Spiti, Rohtang, and Hampta, a treat to the eyes.
  • Discover the unique Buddhist culture of the residents of Sethan, who are real migrants from Spiti Valley and Tibet.

 

About Hampta Pass Trek

Hampta Pass Trek is a breathtaking and famous adventure in Himachal Pradesh, India. Nestled between the magnificent Himalayan ranges, Hampta Trek is considered the best Trekking in India, and it provides a fascinating mingle of scenic beauty, a thrilling experience, and challenging terrains for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts alike. 
You will have to start your journey in a beautiful town called Manali. This place is very popular for its scenic beauty and tourism. The normal duration of your trek is 5-6 days, and you will cover a distance of 35-40 kms.
It leads you through transforming landscapes, including barren valleys, gushing rivers, lush green meadows, and dense forests, providing a captivating and diverse experience. 
The Hampta Pass Trek is considered one of the Best treks in Himachal and a bit challenging, making it ideal for both beginners and seasoned trekkers with a moderate fitness level. The ideal time to start this trek is mid-June-September because this time, the climate is stable, and the tracks are easily reachable.
The Manali trek provides an exceptional chance to observe the absurd biodiversity of the Himalayas, experience the local traditions of the mountain communities, encounter wildlife, and spot rare alpine flowers. Throughout the trek, you may encounter shepherds who nurture their flocks, stunning vistas to mesmerize you, and vibrant prayer flags flutter in the wind. 
Overall, the Hampta Pass Trek is an escapade that you will remember for a lifetime, blending the serenity of the mountains, the beauty of nature, and the trekking adventure. This journey will give you an awesome experience and surely revive your soul. Crossing the Hampta Pass is a perfect tale of adventure. You will enjoy the nervous excitement of hiking to the pass.

 

Why you should do Hampta Pass Trek

  • There are many good reasons why you should undertake the Hampta Pass Trek:
  • Scenic Beauty: Hampta Trek gives you a spectacular visual treat with its sundry landscapes. From dense forests and lush green meadows to snow-capped peaks and rocky terrains, every step of the Manali trek presents ever-changing and captivating scenery.
  • Accessibility: The trek begins from Manali, a famous tourist destination and is well-connected by Air and road. That makes it accessible to people from abroad and various parts of India. 
  • Cultural Experience: While trekking, you will get to communicate with the local people, experience their way of living and observe their conventional practices. 
  • Biodiversity: while trekking, you will go through diverse ecosystems and experience the implausible biodiversity of the Himalayas. Also, you may find wildlife like Himalayan ibex and birds, rare alpine flowers and enjoy the unique ecology of the high-altitude parts.
  • Thrill and Adventure: The Hampta Pass Trek gives you a sense of thrill and adventure when you trek up steep inclines, cross gushing rivers, and steer through challenging terrains. It also gives you a sense of accomplishment and an adrenaline rush when you reach the peak of Hampta Pass.

 

Best Time to do Hampta Pass Trek

  • Mid-June to mid-September.is considered the Hampta Pass Trek's best time. During this time, the climate is stable, plus the trails are visible and accessible, which makes it the perfect time for trekking.
  • June-July – From June to July is the main trekking season for Hampta Pass. This time, the climate is amusing. The fields are in full bloom with vibrant alpine flowers that add to the picturesque beauty. But you should be ready for rare rainfall and bring the necessary rain gear.
  • July to mid-September – This season brings irregular rainfall, adding an allure to the trek. During this period, the landscape becomes more vibrant and lush. But this season also has challenges like unpredictable climate conditions, increased chances of landslides, and slippery trails. So, you will have to be more cautious during this time.
  • Mid-September – During this time, the monsoon draws back, and the climate becomes more stable. It is also considered the best time to enjoy nature without climate challenges. But temperatures might go down at night, so you should wear warm clothing.

 

How difficult is the Hampta pass trek?

  • Hampta Pass Trek difficulty level can be considered challenging or moderate. Though it's not the most challenging trek, it demands reasonable stamina and physical fitness. Here are some crucial factors that add to the difficulty of the trek. 
  • Altitude: Hampta Pass is located at high altitudes around 14,100 feet (4,300 meters) above sea level. Therefore, it is important to acclimatize to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Steep Descents and Ascents: The trek consists of steep ascents, particularly while crossing or reaching the Hampta Pass. The trek involves walking on snow patches (as per the season), rocky terrain, and negotiating tough slopes. These areas demand physical effort and can be hard, especially for people who need to become more familiar with such terrains.
  • Duration and Length: The Hampta Pass Trek usually extends up to 5-6 days and covers nearly 22-25 miles (35-40 kilometres). Each day involves longer trekking hours, requiring stamina and endurance to maintain consistent speed over several days.
  • Despite these difficulties, the Hampta Pass Trek is available to both beginners and experienced trekkers with a moderate fitness level. So, you should get involved in some physical preparation before starting your trekking journeys, like hiking practice, cardiovascular training, and regular exercise to build endurance. You should also follow the right acclimatization routine, carry appropriate gear, stay hydrated and follow the instructions of knowledgeable trek guides.

 

How to reach Hampta Pass from Delhi

There are many transportation options to reach the starting place of Hampta Pass Trek from Delhi. Some common routes are mentioned below -

  • By Air: you can fly from Delhi to Bhuntar in Kullu. Many airlines run regular flights between Delhi and Bhuntar, which are approximately 1.5 to 2 hours long. From Bhuntar Airport, you can take a shared cab or taxi to reach Manali, which is nearly 50km away. It will take nearly 1.5 to 2 hours, according to the road condition and traffic.
  • By Road: You can hire a taxi or a bus from Delhi to Manali. You will find frequent bus transportation available from different bus terminals in Delhi. The travel time from Delhi to Manali by bus or taxi is approximately 12-14 hours, according to the road conditions and traffic. After reaching Manali, your trek will begin from Jobra.
     

Itinerary

  • Distance covered: 16 km (drive from Manali to Jobra) plus three km (trek from Jobra to Chikka)
  • Duration: 1 hour drive and 2 hour trek

Jobra is the starting point for the Hampta Pass trek. The scenic drive from Manali, with nearly 42 hairpin turns, has breathtaking views of Kullu Valley. The Rani Nallah begins to accompany you from here till it vanishes under the Hampta Pass’s snow. The campsite is a half-hour trek via a combined forest of luminescent silver birch, lush green maple trees, and Pine. The forest is mainly Pine with a sporadic Maple tree. It is a simple slope, and after 15-20 minutes into the woods, you come to a turn with a big rock that ignores a meadow strewn with tiny rocks. There you can set up a camp for the night stay.
 

  • Distance covered: 5 km
  • Duration: 7 Hours

The field near Jobra has Rani River or Rani Nallah flowing on both sides or in between, you will see mountains with rock faces. You can ascend the left hill or cross the meadow. The ascend makes the trek slightly shorter. You can take some rest at Chika.


Jwara is situated to the right of Chikha, and you can recognize it by some waterfalls. The first climb is usually through boulders and stones. The right river bank is laced with small Rhododendrons in the middle and lower parts of the mountain and Birch trees at the sides.
When you look back, you will observe the Dhauladhar hills with their snow-clad peaks, which look stunning. You will also see a waterfall where you can replenish your water supplies. 


After crossing the waterfall, you will head to your right towards the river, which has many boulders around it. You are in the middle of your trek when you enter the walled valley. 
 

  • Distance covered: 9 km
  • Duration: 7 Hours

It is the toughest and longest day of the trek. On day 3, you will cover a distance of 9 km in 6-7 hours. You will leave Balu Ka Ghera early in the morning and walk along the Rani River. For 1 Km, the terrains are surfaces in a zigzag way due to the huge boulders.


Soon, the valley goes broader, and a large frame of the Rani River runs parallel to you. After crossing 2 km, the terrains get steeper with heavy turns and ascents. 
The higher you ascend, the thinner the Rani River becomes. The ultimate source of greenery and freshwater ends at 3km, and then a dry terrain of rock and snow begins. The trail on the snow spirals, and the climate will be unpredictable for the next trails.


Hampta Pass lies latterly of this trail, which is a short stretch and leads you to Lahaul. The trails directly go down with a 50-degree vertical slope from the pass. This descent is about 3km long. Big boulders, mud, and loose sand can make the stretch difficult to walk during rain. It leads you towards Shea Goru, which is the third campsite.
 

  • Distance covered: 5 km 
  • Duration: 4 hour trek + 3 hour drive

On day 4, you will find another river on the glacial stream. You will cross the river and start going downwards. The Chandra River flows on your left-hand side. You will reach Chhatru soon. Your trek will end here if you don’t choose the transportation add-on. Your meal and stay on this night are covered in the Hampta Pass Trek package.

But, if you choose return transportation, add on the following:

You will gather in the closest roadway and drive towards the colour Chandra Tal Lake. It takes approximately 3 hours to reach the lake. Flooding streams, dangerous curves, and incomplete roads make for a perfect off-road driving experience. 

During your drive, you can observe the stunning snowcapped Spiti hills on either side of the road. 

The Chandra Tal Lake is located at 4,250 meters in height, and after a short break, you will return to your camp in Chhatru by night.

Distance covered: 60 km
Duration: 1.5 hours
When you pack and leave for Manali, this is the last day of your trek. 60 km is the approximate distance between Chhatru and Manali. During your drive to Manali, when you leave Spiti, you will see many small check posts and army tents. Nearly 45 minutes after, you will enter the notorious Atal tunnel. You will reach the final stop soon, from where you can start planning your return journey.
 

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Inclusion

  •  An experienced Trek leader who is a certified mountaineer
  •  A supporting staff to help and guide you throughout your trek
  •  Major trekking equipments of the best quality.
  •  Stay Triple Occupancy in Tents
  •  Safety gear
  •  First aid kit
  • Meals on scheduled time (Only Veg)

Exclusion

  •  Any kind of personal expenses
  •  Double Sharing Tent or Separate Tent.
  •  Any food item or other purchases made during the trek
  •  Any food item or other purchases made during the drive
  • Mules or Porters to carry personal luggage and other items on trek

How to Reach

You can fly from Delhi to Bhuntar in Kullu. Many airlines run regular flights between Delhi and Bhuntar, which are approximately 1.5 to 2 hours long. From Bhuntar Airport, you can take a shared cab or taxi to reach Manali, which is nearly 50km away. It will take nearly 1.5 to 2 hours, according to the road condition and traffic.

You can hire a taxi or a bus from Delhi to Manali. You will find frequent bus transportation available from different bus terminals in Delhi. The travel time from Delhi to Manali by bus or taxi is approximately 12-14 hours, according to the road conditions and traffic. After reaching Manali, your trek will begin from Jobra.

You can hire a taxi or a bus from Delhi to Manali. You will find frequent bus transportation available from different bus terminals in Delhi. The travel time from Delhi to Manali by bus or taxi is approximately 12-14 hours, according to the road conditions and traffic. After reaching Manali, your trek will begin from Jobra.

Food During Trek

Tea / Coffee / Juice
Bread Butter-Jam / Sandwich / Omelette / Aloo Paratha / Mix Veg Poha / Porridge / Chole Bhature / Aloo Poori / Mix Veg Vermicelli

 

Please Note: This is a Tentative Menu. Trekkers Of India can change/update the menu without any prior notice! 

  • Roti / Paratha / Sabzi / Vegetable Pulao / Jeera Rice / Daal Makhni
  • Refereshment: Banana / Packed Juice / Biscuit / Chocolate / Dry Fruits

  • Tea/Coffee, Mix Veg Soup
  • Bread Pakoda / Maggie / Veg Pakoda

  • Mattar-Paneer / Rajma-Rice / Roti-Sabzi / Tadka Daal / Aloo-Gobhi / Mix veg Manchurian / Masur Daal
  • Sweets: Gulab-Jamun / Halwa
  • Hot Drink: Bournvita

Terms & Conditions

Cancellation Process & Terms & Conditions

For canceling your booking, please send us an e-mail at support@trekkersofindia.com

Do not forget to mention your booking reference number in the same e-mail. Cancellation requests cannot be taken over the phone call or messages.

Advance Amount is Non Refundable 

  • Cancellation made 25 days before the trek- 90% cash refund or Get 100% of the trek fee in a Trekkers Of India Trek Voucher.
  • Cancellation made between 24 days and 15 days before the trek- 70% cash refund or Get 80% of the trek fee in a Trekkers Of India Trek Voucher.
  • Cancellation made between 14 days and 10 days before the trek- 50% cash refund or Get 70% of the trek fee in a Trekkers Of India Trek Voucher.
  • Cancellation made between 9 days and 1 day before the trek– No Refund, 10% Trek Voucher
  • If the Cancellation is made on the Starting day of the trek or there is no Show on the start day of trek, there will be No Refund, No Voucher.
  • Trek Voucher is Issued when Full Amount is Paid to book the trek.
  • No refund is applicable on cancellation if Advance Amount is Paid to Book the Trek/Trip.
  • Refunds will be made within 7-14 working days from the date of cancellation.
  • In case of refund, 3% payment processing charges must be applied.
  • In case of refund, 5% GST is NON REFUNDABLE.
  • If your Booking says ” NON REFUNDABLE “ No Refund or Trek Voucher will be issued.

IMPORTANT: OFFLOADING FEE, RENTAL FEE AND TRAVEL FEE ARE NON REFUNDABLE. TREK VOUCHERS ARE ISSUED ONLY FOR TREK FEE (YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES TRAVEL CHARGES AS WELL WHICH IS NON REFUNDABLE)

 

In the rare event that we cancel a trek, this is the policy we follow:

We almost never cancel our treks. But in case we cancel a trek because of Lockdown, Natural calamities (snowstorms, thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes, bad weather) or unexpected political unrest, terrorism activity, curfews, local riots, or government orders, Trekkers Of India issues a voucher for the full amount of your trek fee paid to us or Alternate Trek will be arranged. You can redeem the Trek Voucher on any of our treks over the next one year or even extend it in case of emergency. NO CASH REFUND would be made.

What If Trekker is on Trek & It is not completed due to natural calamities (snowstorms, thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes, bad weather) or unexpected political unrest, terrorism activity, curfews, local riots, or government orders?

There would be NO REFUND in this case.

Trekker can avail our “Come Back & Trek Again Feature” Let us tell you more about it. (Not applicable on Winter Treks)

TREKKERS OF INDIA “COME BACK & TREK AGAIN” FEATURE

1. As a Trekker, there are times when you have to let go of a Trek in mid of the Trek Journey. You can fall ill or get hit by AMS or at times simply fatigue pulls you down or there may be other reasons as well such as Snowstorms, thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes or unexpected political unrest, bad weather, curfews, local riots, or government orders?. Or if your Trek Leader/Guide sends you back down to base due to a safety or health issue. At Trekkers Of India we feel bad when such things happen and we understand the feelings of Trekker.

But wait! Trekkers Of India will not let you go back with sad face! We have a feature/policy in which you can “COME BACK & TREK AGAIN” that means you can come back & do SAME TREK again. And Hey! you don’t need to pay Trekkers Of India money for the same. Happy now  ?

How to apply for same? Simply email us at support@trekkersofindia.in, Our support team will send you a Refcode (Which is not a Trek Voucher Code). Next year when you are ready to do Same trek again, you can simply mail us at bookings@trekkersofindia.in with Refcode and batch date our team will help you confirming your slot.

IMPORTANT: Offloading Fee, Travel Fee, Rental Fee is not included in this feature.

 

What is a Trekkers Of India Trek Voucher?

Trek Voucher is a credit amount which gets added to you Trekkers Of India account. You can redeem trek voucher by booking any Fixed Departure Trek with Trekkers Of India in future. Every Trek voucher comes with one year validity.

IMPORTANT: Trekkers Of India Trek Vouchers are non transferrable, non refundable to others. Only Trekker who has received it can redeem it. For example, If you have booked for five person you can either avail one Trek voucher of xyz amount or five trek vouchers will be issued on Trekker’s name.

 

How to redeem the Trek Voucher: 

Trekker will receive a Trek Voucher code on mail once you apply for the same.

1. Visit www.trekkersofindia.com
2. Choose Your Trek, Click on Available Dates.
3. Fill your Details
4. You will find Coupon Code option
5. Enter Your Trek Voucher code
6. Redeemed Yayy!

Please Note: This voucher code can redeemed only once for Treks in Uttarakhand, Himachal, Kashmir. Not redeemable for Treks in Maharashtra. And if you have received Voucher for treks in Maharashtra it can be only redeemed for treks in Maharashtra. If you need any support while Using the VOUCHER CODE feel free to Call/Whatsapp your Trek coordinator on +91 9999779236,9999779136. Trekkers Of Maharashtra coordinator is available on +91 8800144436.

Note- NO REFUND ON UNUTILIZED SERVICES OF THE PACKAGES, (IF ANY)

  • Full amount to be paid to confirm booking.
  • Booking confirmations are subject to the availability of accommodation in specified hotels.
  • Cheques not accepted.
  • Payments accepted via UPI, Credit Card, and Net Banking (in case of payment via credit card 3% extra will be charged).
  • Once the payment is completed, inform our team via sharing a screenshot/ copy of the payment confirmation. Make sure the date, time, and UTR number are visible in the copy.
  • If a solo female traveller does not wish to share accommodation an additional cost will be charged.   

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Trekkers Of India reserves the right to alter the day-wise schedule of the tour without any prior information (based on traffic, route restrictions or unforeseen travel-related circumstances). 
  • In case there is an unprecedented surge in transportation or accommodation costs (for instance, a hike in fuel charges), the total cost of the package will also increase.
  • Trekkers Of India will not be responsible for any change in the itinerary due to natural calamities or unforeseen circumstances. Any additional cost incurred for the same will be in addition to the cost borne by the client.
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the inclusions is not a part of this package. 
  • Images of the sites, city, hotel, etc. are for illustration purposes only. 
  • Additional charges would be applied for the passengers who wish to stay back at the destination or transit.

Things to Carry

Back Pack & Rair Cover 20-30 ltr (If hire a mule of porter)
Walking Stick 1
Water bottle/Hydration Pack 2 bottles of one ltr. each, People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle ofb one ltr., Carry at least one thermos flask.
Personal Medical Kit Consult yur Doctor
Snacks Energy Bar/Dry Fruits

 

T-shirts 2 Full sleeves (Non cotton)
Fleece T-shirt 1 Nos.
Fleece jacket 1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather/ Hollofil jacket 1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (Jacket & pants) 1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower) 1 Pair
Trek Pants 2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Windstopper Pant 1 Pair
Waterproof gloves 1 Pair
Fleece/woolen gloves 1 Pair

 

Sunscreen cream 1 Nos.
Mosturiser 1 Nos.
Toillet Paper & wipes 1 Nos.
Lip balm 1 Nos.
Hand sanitizer 1 Nos.
Antibacterial powder 1 Nos.
Toothbrush and toothpaste 1 Nos.
Quick dry towel 1 Nos.

 

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FAQ's

Hampta Pass trekking is one that can be done any time regardless of the season. Still the most suitable to enjoy each moment of the trek are the months from Mid June to September . During this time, the temperature level will be in an average of 13 to 18 degree Celsius during day time and it drops to a low of 0 degree Celsius at night. In October, the temperature drops down ever more. June has a special place in Hampta Pass trekkers' mind and the reason behind it is the snow. So, a lot of adventure lovers have pointed out that mid June can be considered as the best time to do a thrilling trek to Hampta Pass.

To reach the Hampta pass, you would first need to reach the base camp of the trek. You can drive or take a cab from Manali to Jobra, which is the base of the Hampta Pass Trek. It is about 18 KM away and will take around 2 hours to reach. After that, you can start your 2-day trek to the Hampta Pass. You will be walking and hiking for a total of 35 KM to the pristine valleys.

Almost moderately warmer climate can be experienced at Hampta Pass if you choose June and July and the day temperature varies from 13 to 18 degree Celsius and it falls into 0 to 7 degree Celsius at night. When it comes to September, the climate will become colder with slightly lower temperature during day time as well as at night. There will be snow fall at different points on the trek till early days of July and if it is raining, then the snow will melt away.

The Hampta pass trek is about 35 KM long and takes you to the beautiful segments of the Dhauladhar range. The trek begins from Manali and takes you to the Chikka that is located at an elevation of 10,000 ft. above the ground. On the second day, you can head to Balu ka Khera for about 5 hours where you can take a look at the snow laced displays. On the final day, you will be heading to Siaguru that will be your final camping destination. From here you can drive to Chadar Tal and gape at the constellations along with the stellar views of nature.

The total trekking distance of the Hampta pass trek is about 35 KM that is to be covered on foot. The circuit of the trek is as follows: Manali - Jobra - Jwara - Balu ka Gera - Hampta Pass - Shea Goru - Chatru - Manali. For this trek, you will need four active days in which you can complete the entire trek. Make sure that you cross-check with the local guides as they can tell you the best about weather conditions and routes.

Hampta Pass Trekking is considered as a moderate trek. The major reason for this is the atmospheric pressure that changes as you trek higher. The weather conditions are also one of the reasons for the moderate difficulty of the trek. On this trek, you would be climbing up to 14,100 ft and will pass through several rivers, valleys, and thick jungles.

Since the trekking route to Hampta Pass required you to trek for almost five days straight, a proper body built and high level of fitness will be required from everyone. You can start training as soon as you book your package and can begin with running for 30 minutes on a daily basis. To be mentally prepared, you need to understand that all the hustle to the top is totally worth it. Make sure that you pack only the essentials so that it becomes light for your back. From proper shoes to a walking stick and from extra woolens to protein-rich snacks, various items need to be carried beforehand.

The trekking shoes offered by Quechua and Woodland are among the best shoes you can find anywhere in India. From their grip to their comfort, everything is just perfect. While choosing the perfect pair of shoes, ensure that you check for its grip, flexibility, ankle support, and water resistance.

It is advisable to carry a 6L backpack, weight to be carried will depend on your requirements and capacity.

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