Hampta Pass Trek
Hampta pass is a corridor between two of the most scenic valleys of Himalayas, Kullu and lahual Valley. Height of Hampta pass trek is 4268 meters above the sea level. Many shepherds use this pass to travel to Spiti valley from Kullu area. Hampta Pass located in Manali Region (Himachal Pradesh) is famous destination that makes for a perfect trekking paradise for every adventurer. Hampta pass trek starts from Manali.The trekking route of Hampta Pass meanders over the mountains passes in the Manali region and ends at Chatru near Chandratal. Walk past the incredible views of snow clad mountains decorated with rippling ridges and infinite stretch of green shrouded in mist. You really can’t do much other than considering yourself as lucky to have lived the moment and express gratitude to nature for creating such wonderful outdoors. Hampta pass trek will take you through exquisite alpine forests and glaciers leading towards the Hampta Pass and the Chandratal Lake. This enraptured trekking experience gives you a stupendous sight of birds, flowers and scenic landscapes alongside rock-strewn territories, pine forests, glacial valleys, waterways and sweeping paddocks. Hampta Pass is nice place for trekking. Hampta pass trek is most popular trek in manali, Himalayas.
Best Season for Hampta Pass Trek
Best time for the Hampta pass trek is during the months from June to September as the weather is suitable for high altitude.
Locations of Hampta pass Trek
Hampta Pass trek is one of the most beautiful trekking experiences in Manali and Lahaul-Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh. This trek in Manali stands as a bridge that connects the Kullu Valley and Lahaul. Located amidst the long and beautiful Himalayas, Hampta Pass Trek stretches from an elevation of 8,000 ft to 14,000 ft. The trek in Himachal starts from Jobra going through Chika, Hampta Pass and back to Manali via Rohtang Pass is a 5 day trekking in Manali will be one of the most amazing trek to experience.
How to reach the starting point of Hampta Pass Trek?
The starting point of Hampta Pass Trek is Jobra which is a 1 hour drive from Manali. You will get a taxi from Manali to reach Jobra. Manali is well connected to important tourist destinations like Delhi, Srinagar, Leh, Shimla and Kullu and one can easily reach Manali by bus. From Jobra starts your exciting and challenging Hampta pass trek in Himachal.
Attraction During Hampta Pass Trek
Chika –Chika is a wonderful little settlement, will mark the beginning of your amazing expedition. Located at an elevation of 3100 meters, Chika is a picture perfect location with abundant vegetation, enormous rocks, grassy areas, swift rivers and gorgeous waterfalls. The trail here is rich with deodar, oak, maple and toss trees alongside thick alpine forests. The green valleys with a beautiful view of the Rani Nullah offer an exquisite sight to experience. Various snow-lined ridges can be witnessed beyond the riverbeds en route Chika, which also makes for an amazing campsite.
Balu Ka Ghera- Balu Ka Ghera makes for an amazing camping location. The view from here offers beautiful meadows filled with specks of marigold, alongside herds of sheep and horses that graze here. There are rumors of Brown Bears being spotted here in this region where they hibernate in extreme winters.
Hampta Pass – An extensive plateau on the end of the valley, The Hampta Pass trek stands at a majestic 4268 meters. With a view of eclectic mountains is the East dropping down to Spiti on the West, you can view the beautiful Inderkila, Deo Tibba and Indrasen peaks from here. Snow clad mountains enclose your on all sides leaving you feeling hypnotized in the lap of nature. Attractive landscapes and glacial valleys embellish the trail that leads to the Hampta Pass.
Siagoru – Trailing beyond the Hampta Pass and a trivial descend later, Siagoru is a well- known camping destination for trekking enthusiasts on the boulevard to Chandratal Lake. Residing at 4000 meters, scenic mountains, snowy landscapes, striking streams and rippling rivers make this location a much-treasured pathway.
Chandratal Lake – Chandratal Lake is a high altitude lake located in Lahaul and Spiti and is the source if River Chandra. It is about 4300m above the sea level and is also known as ‘lake of moon’. Total area of wetland is about 1.53 sq km (49 hac) and the Lake has a circumference of 2.5 km. The lake has been formed due to blockades of rock basin by scree and para glacial deposits and the glaciers are the main source inflow. There is also a regular outflow of water that keeps on varying depending upon the season. Chandratal is an important site for migratory bird during summer.Chandratal is the origin point and source of river Chandra, which is one of the tributaries of River Chenab. Chandra River flows for an extensive distance along the road from Batal to Gramphoo and then the Manali-Leh highway in southeastern direction before turning completely and taking a southwestern course after merging with Bhaga River at Tandi. Bhaga on the other hand originates from Suraj Taal, another small lake located at the top of Baralacha La Pass. Suraj Taal is the third highest lake in India and 21st highest in the world. The water outlet from Suraj Taal forms the Bhaga River. Together these two small rivers, Chandra and Bhaga, form the major Chandrabhaga River which later merges with River Chenab.
Area: Himachal Pradesh – India
Starts From: Manali
Best Season: June to Sep
Altitude: 4298 mts/12988 ft
Duration: 5 days 4 Night – Manali to Manali
Grade : Easy – Modrate
Hampta Pass Trek is one of the easiest trek in himalayas. Hampta pass trek is One of the most amazing trek of Himachal Pradesh.The Hampta Pass trek, which is one of the high altitude treks in the Indian Himalayan region, stretches from an elevation of 2,050 meters to 4,268 meters.This trek can be done in 3-5 days but best suitable is itinerary is 5 days for both beginner and intermediate trekkers .Hamata Pass trek is popular because trek is not difficult and it starts from Manali and ends in Spiti Valley. Hampta pass trek is good for beginners. You can Experience many things during the hampta pass trek like adventurous drive, waterfalls, lush green meadows, streams, snow, landscape photography, magnificent view of many peaks and visit of Chandertaal Lake makes this trek really wonderful. We offer 3-4 types of itineraries for Hamata Pass trek with very reasonable prices. Get complete information about hampta pass trekking. We offer exciting packages for adventure holiday in hampta pass trek with all required amenities.For Hampta pass trek the best season is from June to September. The Hampta Pass trek gives an amazing experience of exploring your life with special sites of nature.
Day 01: Arrive Manali / trasfer to Jobra / Trek to Chhika
Arrive at Manali and drive to Jobra. Check into hotel, then short trek cum acclimatization walk to chikka. Overnight at chhika in tent.
Day 02: Chika – Balu ka Ghera (05 hrs)
Today trek is a gradual ascent. While trekking we will be able to see the spectacular Dhauladhar range in the background and Indrasan peak in front. The best part of today is trek that we have to cross two rivers one at the start just near to Chikka Campsite and other at Jwara Nala. Jwara valley comes en route when you are already halfway through. River and rivulets constantly run by your side during the course of the trek. At 11000 plus feet, the wonderful campsite in Balu Ka Gera is covered in flowers and lush greenery.The second day trek is gradual ascent. While trekking we willbe able to see the spectacular Dhauladhar range in the background and Indrasan peak in front. We will have our packed lunch after crossing the Jwara nala.The green trail turn brown & rock strewed as we near Bhalu Ka Ghera. Bhalu ka gera is the point from where the steep climb to Hampta pass begins. Hampta pass located in Himachal is one such destination that makes for a perfect trekking paradise for every adventure.
Day 03: Balu ka Ghera – Seagoru Crossing Hampta Pass (14100 ft) (08 hrs)
The third day destination is Sia Goru from Balu ka Ghera via Hampta Pass Trek. This is the most spectacular part of the trek as we cross the Hampta Pass and then descend to our camp site in Siagoru. From Hampta Pass you can see the Indrasan Peak and its gigantic glacier. Today trek will take us approximately 8hrs to reach Siagoru. The ascent on this part of the Hampta Pass trek will be moderate.The climb to hampta pass is a vertical one and is a hard mount. It will take about 15 minutes to reach the pass. Yes, by the time you reach there, you would be extremely tired but the site which enfolds in the front of you is stunning. Enjoy for some time in the pass, relish the beauty around, have your lunch and then ready for the next descent to siagoru.
Day 04: Sheagoru – Chatru – Drive to Chandra Taal – Return Chatru (8-9 hrs
Today early morning trek to Chatru and board taxi for a road journey to Chandra Taal. Reach Chandra Taal by late afternoon. After spending some time at Chandra Taal return to Chhatru by the evening. Camp in Chhatru. Please note that the road to Chandra Taal is closed at times due to landslides or snow. In case the road is found closed the Chandra Taal drive will not be done.
Day 05: Chatru – Manali Over Rohtang Pass
After breakfast drive to Manali through Rohtang Pass. Some times at Rohtang Pass. Reach Manali by 5 PM approx. and tour ends with sweet memories of hampata pass trek forever. Trekking of hampta pass is always lifetime experience, wonderful experience with lots of memories.
Inclusion / Exclusion
• Tented accommodation with all gear (Trekking tent + sleeping bags + mattresses).
• AP, All three meals – breakfast & dinner would be hot and lunches would be packed.
• All transfers (from hotel to trek starting point and trek end point to hotel by non AC jeep / taxi).
• High altitude mountain Guide, porter, helper and medical assistance during trekking.
• Ponies / Horse with horse men to carry baggage, food material, camping equipment.
• Cook & attendant during the trekking.
• Wildlife fees and camping charges.
• Kitchen tent fitted with kitchen equipment for cooking food.
• Dinning tent, toilet tent and shower tent upon request.
What to bring:
• Comfortable clothes with good Jacket & rain coat.
• Good quality trekking shoes and extra pair of socks.
• Sunscreen lotion or any other skin moisturizers.
• Water bottles, trendy backpack and energy bars/snacks.
• Sunglasses and camera.
• P-Caps or Hats.
• Torch / Flash light (with spare batteries).
• Insect repellent and emergency medical kit.
• A good quality rucksack.