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Hampta Pass Trek

from  13500.00 9950.00

+5% GST

Himachal Pradesh  |  5D/4N  |  14,000 Ft

June to October

(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)

  • Reviews 393
    4.9/5
  • Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
  • Activity Level Moderate
    5/8
  • Group Size Medium Group
    16

All about the Hampta Pass Trek.

Hampta Pass trek is one of the popular trekking spots of Himachal Mountains region. One of those iconic treks in Manali, Himachal pradesh is the Hampta pass trek, A splendid crossover trek. The trek weaves past the beautiful verdant valleys of lush green Kullu and climbs up to an altitude of 14,035 feet.. The duration to trek hampta pass is 4 nights & 5 days. The hampta & chandratal lake trek is full of adventure & also famous for the dramatically changing landscape of nature that surprises trekkers throughout. The most striking of all views  is the sprawling deserts of Lahaul, along with sweeping vistas of the iconic Lahaul and Spiti valley & Pir Panjal ranges.

Hampta Pass trek and Chandratal Lake Highlights

Hampta Pass Trekking is a buffet of a large variety of landscapes, all fused into one mesmerizing journey. The verdant meadows of Jwara, graced by several grazing horses are a sight to behold. The campsites hampta pass to the chandratal lake each carries a unique terrain – Jobra skirts a beautiful forest, while Balu Ka Gera is distinguished by a river delta and the Shea Goru campsite touches a beautiful desert oasis! The final treat awaits you in the form of the iconic Chandratal Lake trek as the trek ends! Book or customize your 5 days Hampta Pass trek Package with us today!

If you’re looking to experience the landscape and splendor of Hampta Pass with lesser efforts, consider the Hampta Circle trek, which is a short yet equally beautiful trek that traces a more unexplored trail. Check the difference between hampta pass trek vs hampta circle trek here. Give yourself a chance to delight yourself with the Hampta Pass trek & Chandratal Lake Trek in Manali, Himachal Pradesh. Trekking Experience With Trekmunk, will surely make you come back for more. Check our blog section for some amazing Trek Blogs.

 

How to Reach:

By Air:-

To arrive at Hampta pass, the nearest airport is in Bhuntar which is 11km from Kullu and 52 km from Manali. You can take a taxi from Bhuntar to Manali which will cost approximately Rs, 1000/-. The airlines that you can take are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, Jagson Airlines operating from Delhi as well as Chandigarh. To arrive at Manali by air, you need to have a connecting flight via Delhi or Chandigarh. Delhi or chandigarh is well connected to major airports across the country.

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By Road:-

To reach Hampta pass by road, you can take an overnight bus from Delhi to Manali or Chandigarh to Manali. Manali is well connected to Cities by road. The roads are in good condition but there are sudden landslides in the monsoon season. The bus from Delhi to Manali can take up to 14 hours and from Chandigarh to Manali is 9 hours at least. Tickets are available online on Redbus.in, Goibibo.in or Hrtc.gov.in. You can pay online for the bus tickets. You should always take the Himsuta bus from HRTC as they are the most comfortable government buses on this route. You can also book private buses but sometimes sudden hiccups come with them. The last government bus leaves at 11:15 pm at night and starts from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delays.

By Train:

We do not recommend you travel by train as the closest railway station, Jogindernagar is 5 hours away which you will again have to cover by bus or cab. For any more details: you can email or call us.

Hampta Pass Trek

Hampta Pass Detailed Itinerary

  1. Day 1 : Drive from Manali to Jobra and Trek to Chika

    Note: Hire a private vehicle to reach manali. Meeting time at Prini ( starting point of Hampta Pas ), Manali is 12 pm to reach Chika campsite by 5 pm. ( first day: 2 hours to reach Jobra from Manali, then 2 km trek from Jobra to  Chika.)

    On day 1 after reaching manali, the drive from Manali to Jobra is about 2 hours long, and a real treat to the eyes. Watch out for the sprawling views of the stunning lush green Kullu valley & chandra valley. Somewhere along the way the Rani Nallah pops out and starts running alongside throughout the trek until the amazing pristine snow of Hampta Pass finally covers it. On your way there are plenty of water sources to refill your bottles. Once you reach Jobra,  the trek to the day 1 campsite is about 2 hours away. It winds through beautiful forests of pine, silver birch and maple. Once off at Jobra, you’ll find a narrow path entering the forest where the trek begins. Take this trail. The lofty canopies of pine are broken intermittently by green maple, a welcoming sight. About 25 minutes into the trail, a beautiful meadow looms into view, just below a huge boulder. 

    The Jobra meadow is divided by the Rani river flowing in between, and beautiful hills can be seen on both sides. It is not uncommon to see cows and sheep grazing in the meadows. You have an option to either trek through the meadow or go over the hill on the left side, which slightly shortens the trail. From here on, take a slight right, and stick to the left bank of the stream till the end. Initially, there are many stones and boulders on the trail, but a little bit of cautious treading does the trick. You can see beautiful dwarf Rhododendrons on the lower and mid sections of the mountain, and Birch on the higher ends. The Dhauladhar range in the background can be viewed in a panoramic sprawl. The waterfall on your left can be used to refill your water bottle here. Past the waterfall, turn slightly right and make for the stream. There is a river crossing, if you want to cross the river, take off your shoes and leap through the rocks across the river. Entering a bordered valley marks the halfway point of the trek. One side of the river lies the beautiful Chika campsite

    Maximum Altitude: 10,800 ft.

    Time Taken: 2 hrs trek and 2 hrs drive

    Trek Distance: 6 km

    Difficulty – Easy to moderate

  2. Day 2 : Trek form Chika to Balu Ka Gera

    On the day 2, The river is fed continuously by the melting snow, and you can see marvelous snowy peaks which guard the Hampta Pass. Take the trail that runs along the river, and soon enters a rectangular valley. The trail is laced with a mix of floral colors like purple, pink, and yellow. The area is also devoid of trees, which don’t reappear for quite a while. After around a half hour of trekking, you leave the valley behind, and walk towards the trail eases out into a level walk just as you reach Chota Balu Ka Ghera. You can rest and have a quick bite Chota balu ka ghera. Past here you trek towards the same trail.

    Just before you reach the campsite, the trail is laden with big rocks, dispersed unevenly and a bit far apart. This makes crossing them a bit difficult. Once you’ve crossed that section, Balu Ka Gera greets you. Balu ka Gera is mainly made up of the sand and dust that the river brings forth.
    Just behind you are the very clad himalayan mountains that you’ll trek through the next day to reach the Hampta Pass.

    Enjoy the phenomenal looks of sun as it sets behind the lofty Hanuman Tibba peak.

    Maximum Altitude:  12,4111 ft.

    Time Taken: 4-5 hrs

    Trek Distance: 5 km

    Difficulty – Moderate

  3. Day 3 : Trek from Balu Ka Ghera to Shea Goru via Hampta Pass

    Day 3 is the most important day of the trek. The trek to Hampta Pass is a steep climb, followed by an equally steep descent down to Shea Goru. We start early in the morning & aim to reach the Pass by lunch time, and start descending to Shea Goru post lunch.

    Post breakfast, you begin the trek by making for the mountains just before the Hampta Pass. The trail is carpeted with beautiful flowers along the river banks ( a valley of flowers ), which you follow for about an hour till the river is right below you. The trail begins to fade at certain points along today’s trek, so make sure you don’t lose your way. The ascent becomes considerably steeper as you cross a rockfall prone area. You reach a scenic plateau in about a half hour, with the looming Deo Tibba peak right before you. Take a short halt here to catch your breath, and make for the next big ascent. The climb takes about 30 minutes before it ends at a ridge, from where a parallel ridge pops into view – your next stop. From the second ridge, your final destination is only a turn away! The end of the first ridge will give you jaw-dropping views of the surrounding ranges. The perfect place to exercise your photography skills. Once you’ve descended down the first ridge, the climb to the second one is almost a vertical one, and takes nearly 20 minutes.

    From the right side of the pass, you can see the Lahaul side unfolding right below. Descend in a zig-zag manner to ease the stress on your knees, and to make the descent slightly more comfortable. The first downhill walk takes about half an hour, after which, a u-bend will land you just below the Hampta Pass. Now it is a total downhill trek on snow, and the same zig-zag route must be followed right till the valley. Once you’re at the foot of the valley flanked by majestic clad mountains on three sides, trek along the open side, which leads you to Shea Goru.

    The trail is now levelled out, and quite easy. The river re-emerges on your right. Camp here for the night, and bask in the adrenaline rush and happiness of the pass-crossing.

    Maximum Altitude at different points of the trek:  12,254 ft. via 14,035 ft.

    Time Taken: 9 hrs

    Trek Distance: 6.65 km

    Difficulty – Moderate

  4. Day 4 : Trek from Shea Goru to Chatru ; Drive to Chandratal lake and back to Chatru

    On day 4, The descent is a bit difficult as you approach the road. You must walk along the sides of rocks, while at times it might be preferable to traverse down through the river / glacier bed and skip the rocks altogether. The trail might have slippery soil in some parts too, so be extra cautious, and try to leap over these sections to avoid slipping and sliding down. Once you’ve left the mountains behind, in about 3 hours you can see the Chandra river, flanked by a couple of glacial streams which must be crossed in order to reach the road on the other side. The Chhatru campsite crops up into view, circled by the barren mountains of Lahaul.

    A visit to Chandra tal lake, the iconic ’Moon Lake’ of Spiti, is possible only when the roads are clear of snow. The lake is about 70 km away, and the drive up to it is a tad uncomfortable. For those with motion sickness, keep Avomine tablets handy.

    At 14,100 ft., Chandra tal Lake is a treat to the senses. Although, given the high altitude, don’t forget to keep yourself hydrated to avoid AMS.

    Altitude changes at different points of trek:  Time Taken: 4-4.5 hours
    Trek Distance: 6.87 km
    Difficulty – Moderate

  5. Day 5 : Drive from Chhatru to Manali

    The day 5 which is the last day of your Hampta pass trek. Leaving the beautiful desert of Spiti valley behind & Pir panjal ranges, you head back to Manali via the legendary Rohtang Pass. The four hours drive a picturesque one.

    Hampta Pass Trek Route Map

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

Inclusions:

 

  • All accommodation on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel (if mentioned in the itinerary and not mentioned in exclusions) will be in a 2-3 star accommodation unless mentioned otherwise.
  • A team of an experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the Hampta Pass trek.
  • A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
  • All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five meal plan including Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner. You will be provided with clean mountain water from the streams to drink. You can carry water purification tablets if you deem necessary but we advise otherwise.
  • All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including First aid kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
  • Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one.
Exclusions:
  • The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They will be charged once you add the trek in your cart. They are subjected to change according to government rules of India.
  • Food and stay in Manali are not included in the package. You can book your hotels or homestays in Manali, we can recommend a few good options.
  • Flights or other means of transport is not included in the package. Transportation from home to Manali and vice versa is not included in the package. We can arrange a cab for you according to your requirements but you will be liable to pay for the same. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
  • Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to that weather and difficulty of the trek.
  • We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
  • Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures.
  • Any personal expenses incurred (laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, snacks, orders tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides etc) are not included in the package.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 – 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.

 

Cancellation Policy:

If you have to cancel your trek because of some unavoidable reason, you must notify Trekmunk Pvt. Ltd. immediately in writing. Once we receive your mail, the cancellation process will start. Please note that the following charges will apply on cancellation:

1. If cancellation takes place more than 45 days prior to departure, you will be refunded the full amount except 10% processing charge.

2. If cancellation takes place between 45 and 30 days prior to departure, 50% of the amount will be refunded.

3. If cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to departure, No refund.

 

Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 – 15 business days.

 

Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postpone will be 15 days before the start of the trek. You can book any slot for the same trek in the next 2 months (61 days) which will totally depend on the availability. You will have to confirm your slot for your future trek 15 days prior to that trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 motnhs (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of anykind. The 2 months (61 days) time fram will be from the start date of the initial trek you booked for. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once. *Conditions Apply.

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.

FAQs and Reviews


1. Hampta Pass Trek, When is the best time to go?

The best time for the trek to Hampta Pass is from the end of June to September. You will witness a lot of rains during August but an amazing experience.


2. What is the difficulty level of Hampta Pass and Chandratal lake trek?

The difficulty level of Hampta pass and Chandratal Lake trek in Manali is considered to be Easy to Moderate difficulty. It is a good trek for beginners ( first time trekkers ). But Snowfall in early season or during the closing time makes it a bit difficult for beginners. To know more about the physical fitness, you can check our blog below.


3. What thing we need to carry?

Rucksack, high ankle trekking shoes, one fleece jacket, one down feather / hollofil jacket, 3 pairs of quick dry T-shirts and trek pants, 5-6 pairs of socks, balaclava, a daypack or backpack , sunscreen SPF 50+ , scarf, towel, lip balm, headlamp / torch, 2 water bottles of 1 litre, and personal medicines.


4. What will the temperature be like during the months of June, July, August and Septmeber?

The Hampta pass temperature in the following months is as follows: June: During day time, the temperature varies from 10 to 15 degree C and at night it can go up to -5 degree C. ( very cold ) July and August: During day time, the temperature varies from 15 to 22 degree C and at night it can go up to 0 degree C. September: During day time, the temperature varies from 12 to 16 degree C and at night it can go up to -2 degree C.


5. Which are the best seasons for the trek?

The best season for Hampta pass trek is Monsoon Season. Although, The hampta pass weather conditions are unpredictable and can change anytime.


6. Who will be there with us on the trek?

In Hampta pass trek with Trekmunk, you will be assisted by a Trek Leader, A guide, High Altitude Chef, Local and Trained Helper & Staff as well as several Mules and Mulemen. The number of these people totally depend on group size.


7. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?

We provide Dry Tiolet Tents in the Hampta Valley. Wet toilets are out of question for this trek. In dry toilets, water is not used. Only paper tissues are used.


8. What are the interesting places to visit if I have time before or after the trek?

Before or After the Hampta Pass trek, you can go to Gulaba, offers you adventurous activities  or tours like Paragliding, Hidimba Temple in Manali, Solang Valley Road trip, Vashisht Hot water spring, Manu Temple Area; these are some of the good examples to visit in and around Manali.


9. Which type of shoes should I buy for the trek?

In Hampta Pass Trek, you will be crossing streams, walking on sand, rocks, boulders, etc, so you will need High Ankle, Waterproof, Warm and Tear Resistant breathable shoes. You can try brands like Salomon, Arcteryx, Kathmandu, Adidas, and even Quechua High Ankle Shoes can also work.


10. Is trekking pole really necessary?

The trekking pole is a must for hikers for a good amount of reasons. They provide you stability over technical terrain, reduce a large amount of impact on your knees and also can help increase your speed.


11. What is the starting and ending point of the trek?

The Hampta Pass Trek trek starts and ends in Manali.


12.Can I take my child along on trek? What is the age limit?

For the Hampta Pass Trek, the general answer following the rule book is yes, there are no age restrictions on this trek as this trek falls on easy to moderate class.


13. Can I leave my travelling clothes in base camp behind and collect them after the trek?

For the Hampta Pass Trek, you can\'t leave your stuff at the base camp as the starting point (Jobra) and ending point (Chatru) are not the same. Although, if you want to keep unnecessary things at the hotel in Manali, you can ask for a clock room service. We can easily get it arranged for you.


14. How many meals will be provided in a day?

During the Hampta Pass Trek, we will be a 5 meal plan which will include the hot morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, and dinner. All delicious meals served will be vegetarian, cooked by our high altitude chefs.


15. Will there be a doctor with us during the trek?

No, there won’t be any doctors in the trek assisting us but we have a team of experienced and certified trek leaders who are qualified to handle any medical emergencies. First aid kit is also provided to you in case of emergencies.


16. Will we get mobile network on the trek?

There is 3G network coverage in Manali, but after that, there is no network. You may get some network (Airtel) till you reach Allian bridge which again depends on the condition of the weather but after that, there is none. You may wanna keep your family informed beforehand that the trek is absolutely safe and there is nothing to worry about. You may get BSNL network in between for short period of time, but it is as good as no network.


Trek Dates and Prices

Trek Package Confirmed Dates Trek Status Availabilty Price (Per Person) Excluding Flights Price (Per Person) Including Flights 
July 4, 2020 - July 8, 2020
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July 5, 2020 - July 9, 2020
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July 11, 2020 - July 15, 2020
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July 12, 2020 - July 16, 2020
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July 18, 2020 - July 22, 2020
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July 19, 2020 - July 23, 2020
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July 25, 2020 - July 29, 2020
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July 26, 2020 - July 30, 2020
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August 1, 2020 - August 5, 2020
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August 2, 2020 - August 6, 2020
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August 8, 2020 - August 12, 2020
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August 9, 2020 - August 13, 2020
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August 15, 2020 - August 19, 2020
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August 16, 2020 - August 20, 2020
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August 22, 2020 - August 26, 2020
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August 23, 2020 - August 27, 2020
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August 29, 2020 - September 2, 2020
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August 30, 2020 - September 3, 2020
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September 5, 2020 - September 9, 2020
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September 6, 2020 - September 10, 2020
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September 12, 2020 - September 16, 2020
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September 13, 2020 - September 17, 2020
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September 19, 2020 - September 23, 2020
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September 20, 2020 - September 24, 2020
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September 26, 2020 - September 30, 2020
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September 27, 2020 - October 1, 2020
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 9950.00
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