Bir, Himachal

Hampta Pass Trek

5 Days 4 Nights
INR 15,000

Hampta Pass Trek Manali

Trekking and Camping in Himachal Pradesh

Hampta Pass Trek is a popular crossover trek in the Himalayas that takes you from the green valleys of Kullu-Manali to the barren landscapes of Lahaul-Spiti. It is a moderate trek that covers a distance of about 26 km in 5 days, crossing the Hampta Pass at an altitude of 14,100 ft. The trek offers stunning views of glaciers, rivers, meadows, forests, and lakes, especially the Chandratal Lake, which is a highlight of the trek. You can also experience the contrast between the cultures and lifestyles of the two regions, as you pass through remote villages and monasteries. The best time to do this trek is from June to September, when the weather is pleasant and the flowers are in full bloom. If you are looking for a trek that combines adventure, beauty, and diversity, then Hampta Pass Trek is a great option for you.

Tour Program

Trekking and Camping

Hampta Pass Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Manali to Jobri Drive & Trek to Chikka (3000m)
Reporting at Himalayan Frontiers camp site, after briefing drive to the starting point of the trek Jobri Nallah (1h30mnt). Zig-Zag drive high over the Manali give awesome view of the surrounding Himalaya and entire valley. Reach Khangpa village of Saten, who have migrated from Spiti (Tibet in the olden time).
Continue drive by gravel road till the road end and the adventure start from here onward. Follow the flat and easy trail amidst the forest and meadows for one and half hrs. After crossing the forest valley open up where camp site is set at scenic surrounding. Night in camp
Overnight Camping
Day 2
Chhika to Balu Gyra (3300 mtrs) 5-6 hrs.
The trail begins by easy and slightly uphill walking across the pasture land, paved by the grass and stone slabs, you will notice abundance of wild flowers around you including Rhododendron bushes in full bloom (sub. to season). At some places the bank sloping down to the roaring river from the high cliffs. There are challenges of chilled streams to be crossed under the super vision of our expert guide / team leaders which is the part of your adventure holidays. (you are advised to carry sneakers to cross the stream which protect your feet from cold and save hurting by sharp piece of gravel / rock). Continue gradual ascend to the breath-taking alpine site of Balu Gyera at the beneath of Hamta pass.
Overnight Camping
Day 3
Balu Gyra to Shea Gahru (3700 mtrs) over Hamta pass (4200 mtrs) 6/7hrs.
As its long day to cross over pass therefore early start is advised. When its early season you will walk over compact snow (possibility of fresh snow in case of bad weather, hence required to take gaiter) and summer is carpeted by wild flowers fields. Ascends gradually by zig- Zag trail through boulder and stony path till top of mighty Hamta pass. Distant valley of Lahoul/Spiti comes in the view. From the pass one can enjoy the view of magnificent Himalayan peaks like Deo Tibba, Indra Asan and Indra Kila elevating above glacier field. Slowly landscape change from lush green valley of Kullu to the rugged terrain of Lahoul / Spiti.
Now descend for about an hour (by Zig-zag track or snowy slope in early season) to Shea Gahru camp site set not far from the foot of glacier which blows chilled wind and minimise the night temperature. Night in camp.
Overnight Camping
Day 4
Shea Gahru to Chhatru (3360m),2-3hrs trek
The trail descends following the chilled mountain stream (you may cross it or not depend on the temporary bridge if build over or not). Soon the Chandra river is in view, after 2-3 hours of trek reach the beautiful campsite of Chhatru at the road head between Manali- Spiti. Take your lunch and further drive to Chandra tal offers you a wonderful view of Chandra valley amidst magnificent mountain ranges (C.B. and Barashigari ranges) either side, Fascinating hanging glaciers and sheer rocks formations are awesome. Reached to the crescent shaped dark blue lake side located Infront of magnificent snow caped mountains range. In spite of rugged and inhospitable surrounding terrain it’s a summer niche to the shepherds. After enjoying the time at this imaginary fairy land, drive back to the camp site by same way. Enjoy last night of your holiday with your co-voyagers.
Overnight Camping
Day 5
Chhatru to Manali, 76 kms (1950m) 5-6h.
Morning drive back to Manali over Rohtang pass (3950m) or via Atal Tunnel, with the company of awesome landscape, cascading waterfalls and sweet memories of your adventure trip, drop at Himalayan Frontiers camp site or at the centre of town to make your onward journey convenient. End of services.
Please be sure that your insurance covers your all expenses in high altitude as of ground or air rescue during your trek in case of accident, altitude sickness, if helicopter required: We request you to provide Himalayan Frontiers the Insurance number, policy number, 24 hours emergency contact of insurance, persons in your family to be contacted if need be.
•Morning and Evening Tea
•1st Day Lunch and Dinner to last Day Breakfast
•Start from lunch 1st day to breakfast last day
•Accommodation on twin or thrice sharing basis in tent
•Delhi to Delhi bus ticket
Package Excludes :
•Transport from source to Destination
•Any Personal Expenses
•Mineral water , soft drinks and hard drinks
Inclusive of:
Accommodation during the trekking, all meals all guides, porters, cook, camping Equipment. Cost does not include transportation before and after the trek, accommodation, & meals before and after the trek and kind of insurance. The itinerary is sub jest to change. Client has to sign a risk certificate before the beginning of the tour.
You need to carry sweater or jacket , rain coat , torch , 2-3 pairs of socks and some basic medicine etc. END

Hampta Pass Trek Advisory

Hampta Pass is a beautiful and adventurous trek that connects the Kullu valley with the Lahaul and Spiti valley in Himachal Pradesh. It is a moderate difficulty trek that requires good fitness, preparation, and a permit from the forest department. The best time to do this trek is from June to October, when the weather is pleasant and the views are stunning. You will get to see a variety of landscapes, from forests, meadows, streams, waterfalls, glaciers, to barren mountains and lakes. You will also get to visit the famous Chandratal Lake on the last day of the trek, which is a highlight of the trip.
If you are planning to do this trek, you should follow some important tips and guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Here are some of them:
Choose a reputed trekking company that provides all the necessary equipment, food, guides, and transportation.
Carry a backpack with your personal belongings, sleeping bag, and a poncho. Keep your backpack light and pack only the essentials.
Wear proper fitted trekking boots to keep your feet warm and avoid frostbite. Avoid wearing thick socks or more than one pair of socks, as they can hamper blood circulation. You can also carry a pair of sandals or slippers for the campsite.
Acclimatize well before the trek and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Avoid alcohol, smoking, and caffeine, as they can dehydrate you and affect your breathing. You can also carry some medicines for altitude sickness, headache, nausea, and diarrhea, just in case.
Follow the safety guidelines and instructions given by the trek leader and the guides. Do not wander off from the group or the trail. Respect the local culture and environment and do not litter or harm any wildlife.

hampta pass trek best time to visit

You can go trekking to Hampta Pass at any time of the year, but the most enjoyable months are from mid-June to September. During this period, the weather is quite pleasant, with daytime temperatures averaging around 13 to 18 degrees Celsius and dropping to as low as 0 degrees Celsius at night.

Is it safe to trek in Himachal Pradesh?

Trekking in Himachal Pradesh is generally safe, as long as you follow some basic precautions and guidelines. Here are some tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience in Himachal Pradesh:
Choose a trek that suits your fitness level, experience, and interests. There are many treks in Himachal Pradesh, ranging from easy to difficult, short to long, and scenic to adventurous.
Hire a local guide or join a reputable trekking company, especially if you are a beginner or planning to do a multi-day or high-altitude trek. A guide can help you with navigation, safety, logistics, and cultural insights. You can also meet other trekkers and share the costs and experiences.
Prepare well for the trek by packing the essential gear, clothing, food, water, and medicines. You should also check the weather forecast, trail conditions, and permits before you start the trek.
Follow the trekking etiquette and respect the local culture, environment, and wildlife. You should also avoid littering, smoking, drinking, or playing loud music on the trek.

How to Reach Hampta Pass Trek

Manali is a popular hill station in Himachal Pradesh, India. There are different ways to reach Manali, depending on your location and preference. Here are some of the common options:
By air:
The nearest airport to Manali is Bhuntar, which is about 50 km away. You can take a flight from Delhi or Chandigarh to Bhuntar, and then hire a taxi or a bus to reach Manali. However, flights to Bhuntar are often irregular and expensive, so you may want to check the availability and fares before booking.
By train:
The nearest railway station to Manali is Joginder Nagar, which is about 162 km away. You can take a train from Delhi or Chandigarh to Joginder Nagar, and then hire a taxi or a bus to reach Manali. However, this is not a very convenient option, as the trains are slow and the frequency is low. The nearest broad gauge railway stations to Manali are Chandigarh and Ambala, which are about 310 km and 300 km away, respectively. You can take a train to either of these stations, and then hire a taxi or a bus to reach Manali.
By road:
The best way to reach Manali is by road, as you can enjoy the scenic views of the mountains and valleys along the way. You can take a bus or a car from Delhi or Chandigarh to Manali, which takes about 10 to 14 hours, depending on the traffic and weather conditions. There are many private and state-run buses that operate on this route, and you can choose from different types of buses, such as Volvo, deluxe, semi-deluxe, etc. You can also book online tickets from various websites, such as Redbus, [HRTC], [HPTDC], etc. Alternatively, you can hire a taxi or a self-drive car from Delhi or Chandigarh to Manali, which gives you more flexibility and comfort. You can find many car rental services online, such as [Savaari], [Zoomcar], [Revv], etc. The road route from Delhi to Manali is via NH 44, NH 205, and NH 3, and the road route from Chandigarh to Manali is via NH 205 and NH 3
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5 Days 4 Nights
INR 15,000

The Hampta Pass Trek