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32°16'13.9"N 77°20'47.7"E

Hampta Pass Trek

A Stunning Crossover Moderate Trek from Kullu Valley to Lahaul Valley
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • 5 Days
  • 35 KM
  • 14,056 FT
  • Moderate
  • ₹ 9950
    $ 160*
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    The price is for a group of 16 people. The charges will be different for a tailormade private trek. The charges in dollars are more as the permit fees are different for non-indians.

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  • Event Type

    Trekking

  • Best Time

    July-Sept

  • Base Camp

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    Jagatsukh, Manali

  • Pickup Point

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    Wrong Direction Hostel, Jagatsukh

  • Minimum Age

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    For this adventure, we only allow people above this age to ensure the safety of everyone joining this adventure.

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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 Hampta Pass trek Package with us today!

Overview

Hampta Pass trek is one of the famous trekking spots of the Himachal Mountains. 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 ft. The beautiful overhang at 14,035 ft. Is the spectacular culmination of the 5 days trek. The hampta pass trek and chandratal lake trek is also famous for the dramatically changing landscape that surprises trekkers throughout. The most striking of all views is the sprawling deserts of Lahaul, along with sweeping vistas of the iconic Lahaul valley & Pir Panjal ranges.


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 Hampta Pass Trek Blogs.


Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Note: Hire a private vehicle to reach Manali. Meeting time at Prini ( starting point of Hampta Pass ), 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

Meals : Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 2 hours drive, 2 hours trek
Altitude : 10,800 ft.
Distance : 6 km

On day 2, The river is fed continuously by the melting snow, and you can see marvelous snowy peaks that 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 further till 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 further along 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 mountains that you’ll trek through the next day to reach the Hampta Pass. The sun looks phenomenal as it sets behind the lofty Hanuman Tibba peak.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 4 - 5 hours
Altitude : 12,411 ft
Distance : 5 km

Day 3 is the most important day of the trek. The trail to Hampta Pass is a steep climb, followed by an equally steep descent down to Shea Goru. We aim to reach the Pass by lunchtime 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, 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 leveled 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.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 9 hours
Altitude : 12,254 ft via 14,035 ft
Distance : 6.65 km

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.



Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 4 - 5 hours
Altitude : 10,827 ft.
Distance : 6.87 km

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


Hampta Pass Trek Route Map

Meals : Breakfast
Accommodation : Not Included
Time Taken : 7 - 8 hours
Altitude : 6,726 ft.
Distance : 90 km Drive

How To Reach

The Pickup point and Drop Point will be Jagatsukh, Manali. We can arrange a cab for you from the bus station in Manali, the charges for the same are not included in the package. The cost of the cab can be shared among the trekkers joining the trek. For communications purposes, we will create a Whatsapp Group before the departure date of the trek and will share the details regarding the transportation. The drop at Bus Stand after the trek will be arranged in a similar way.


By Air

To reach 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 flights from Delhi as well as Chandigarh. To reach 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. You can check your flight in the following links: 1. https://www.google.com/flights, 2. https://www.makemytrip.com/flights/


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.

Why Trek With Us ?

Twin Sharing Tents
Eco Friendly & Paperless
Finest Guides
Just Right Group Sizes
Commitment to Safety

Inclusions

  • Accommodations at Trek: All accommodations on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel will be in a budget hotel.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: An experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the Hampta pass trek. The team will have years of experience and well equipped for any emergency situation.
  • Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
  • Meals: 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-course meal plan.
  • Camping and Safety Equipment: 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 Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
  • Trek Permits and Forest Camping Charges: 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.
  • A Life-Changing Experience: 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. 


Note: Prior to booking any adventure with Trekmunk, it will be mandatory to sign the waiver form and get a medical certificate from a doctor in due time, without these, you will not be allowed to start the trek. All this will be done online without using any paper.

Exclusions

  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Food and Accommodation in Manali: Food in Manali is not included in the package. You can dine anywhere in Manali city,  we can recommend a few good options.
  • Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport are not included in the package. Transportation from Home city to Manali and Manali to Home city is not included in the package. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
  • Personal Equipment: 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 the weather and difficulty of the trek.
  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): 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: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures. You can buy insurance from us while booking the trek, it is optional.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, Orders at tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides, Camera fees, etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: 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.

Cancellation Policy And More Information

Booking Terms:


Confirmation Policy:

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


Cancellation Policy:

(a) 10 percent of the prices of our trips/treks/tours or product or service is your deposit and is not refundable, in any case.

(b) Cancellation received 45 days or more: 90% refund

(c) Cancellation received 30 - 44 days: 60% refund

(d) Cancellation received 30 - 15 days: 30% refund

(e) Cancellation less than 15 days: No refund

For more details, go to https://www.trekmunk.com/cancellation-policy


Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 to 15 business days as per the company policy.


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 postponement will be 15 days before the start of the trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 months (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of any kind. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once. 

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.


More Information: 

1. We Trek for a Cause: For overall development of the areas we run our operations in, we donate Rs 100/- per booking from our profits which are used for the upliftment of the local people and conserving nature. We have named this initiative as - Trek for a Cause. For more details, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/trek-for-a-cause


2. We are paperless: We are focusing on Sustainable Tourism and to do that we are trying all measures to convert our trek operations to be Eco-Friendly. Going Paperless is one step closer to our aim. 


3. Single-Use Plastic: Trekmunk does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We are ensuring that our team is working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We will send you instructions on how to go plastic-free on your adventures.


4. Preparing for your Holiday: Getting some additional exercise makes a lot of sense to spend time before coming on a trekking adventure. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Hiking in the hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina. To read more on how to get fit, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/get-fit-for-trek 


5. Electricity Supply & Plug: You will get electricity supply till the starting point of the trek. If not Indian, We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at: http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/


6. Currency: The unit of currency in India is the Indian Rupees.


7. Health & Vaccinations: 

Severe Allergies: If you have a severe allergy please inform the Trekmunk office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment on trekmunk trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by our leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on the arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however, if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. 


8. Passport & Visas/Identity Proofs: If foreigner, Validity for 6 months, should have blank pages, and should be kept with yourself all the time.


9. Water: If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled or filtered. Additionally, you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a LifeStraw, Sawyer Filter) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.



10. Altitude: This adventure involves going to a very high altitude. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. We will send you the information in your mailbox about Acute Mountain Sickness and trekking in high altitudes. On this trip, we carry bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.


11. Guidance on Tipping: Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the guide and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. The main guide will make sure that the tip is appropriately distributed among all the staff members on the trek.


12. Spending/Emergency Money: Approximately Rs. 8000-10000/- (in Indian Currency)should be carried for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks, soft drinks, etc. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash as the availability of ATM is less in these remote areas. This can also serve as your emergency spending money.


13. Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance for these kinds of adventures. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary. We will ask for the Travel Insurance Details over a mail. Indians can buy insurance from us while booking the trek.

Reviews

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