Hampta Pass Trek
Hampta Pass is the fetching combination of greenery and barren lands. On this trek go through aesthetic sights and witness the amusingly changing sceneries. it is located in Himachal Pradesh and trekking starts from Manali.
Hampta Pass Trek Fee:
Rs 8500 (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Manali to Manali)
Duration: 5 Days
Highest Point: (4300 m)
Best Season: June, July, August and September
Summer Temperature: (5° C to 15° C)
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Group Size Medium Group
Explore Kullu and Lahaul Valley On This Trek
The name “Hampta Pass” was derived from Hamta Village. This pass lies on Himalayan Pin Pranjal range at an altitude of 4,300 meters. It is the passage amid two fascinating valleys of Himachal Pradesh i.e. Lahaul and Kullu. The Kullu valley is lush green because of its rich variety in Flora and Fauna but another Lahaul valley is deserted and has barren lands. Go through villages and explore the two different cultures on this trek.
Go through villages and explore the two different cultures on this trek. In ancient time this trail was used as trade route and shepherds frequently use this pass for searching grasslands in deserted valley of Lahaul during summers.
Go through Aesthetic places
Hampta pass is located in Himachal Pradesh and the trek starts from Manali. On the pass through aesthetic places which will make you stare at them. The pine forests, rock faces and trees like Maple, Walnut and Oak are found there in abundance.
The Fetching Combination of Greenery and Barren Lands
You will come across serene Hampta River, which looks crystal clear. The Chikka is covered in lush greenery and is rich in foliage. There is all green valley of Kullu and wide barren lands of Lahaul, these changes in landscapes are ravishing.
Witness the Changing Sights
The sights keep on changing and you would not find such amazing and sudden changes on other treks of same altitude. The Himalayan birds, waterfalls, varieties of trees and alluring landscapes will make you fall in love with the trails of Hampta Pass.
Key Points of Hampta Pass Trek
- Level: Moderate
- Proper conditioning & training of body is required
- Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature
- Shoes are the single most important equipment.
- High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
- Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.
- Travel light
- The backpack should not exceed 10 kg.
Must Read about Hampta Pass Trek
Duration: 5 Days Manali to Manali
Best Season: June, July August and September
Highest Point: (4300 m)
Trekking distance (Total) (28 km)
Weather: Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season
Summer temperature: (5°C to 15°C)
Starting Point: Manali base camp
Day 1: Manali to Jobra (28 km) and trek to Cheeka
Day 2: Cheeka to Balu Ka Gera (7 km) (4/5 hours)
Day 3: Balu Ka Gera to Shea Goru via Hampta pass (4300 m) (9 km) (6/7 hours)
Day 4: Shea Goru to Chatru (5 km) (3/4 hours) (3000 m) and Drive to Chandartal (78 km) (3 hours)
Day 5: Drive to Manali and a visit to Rohtang Pass (4114 m)
Highlights of Hampta Pass
– It lies in Himachal Pradesh and the trek starts from Manali
– It is at an altitude of 4300 m
– There are all green valleys of Kullu and wide barren lands of Lahaul.
– Sudden changes in scenery
– Variety of trees and landscapes
Level – Moderate
It remains closed during winters.
Summer temperature – (5°C to 15°C)
Highest altitude – 4300 m
Best time to do this trek
June, July August and September
This trek needs prior experience
Prior experience is needed to do this trek because of the associated challenges. It needs proper knowledge and skills to traverse this pass.
Altitude we are going to cover
– Jobra (2,987 m)
– Balu Ka Gera (3,783 m)
– Hampta Pass (4,300 m)
✅ Transport facility from Manali to Manali
✅ Forest Permit and entrance fee
✅ Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
✅ All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
✅ (All camping gears)
✅ High quality tents
✅ Sleeping bags
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
✅ Crampons and Gaiters
❌ Personal Insurance
❌ Medical Certificate
❌ Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit
❌ On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included
❌ Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included
Full payment confirms your booking
We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.
Manali to Jobra (28 km) and trek to Cheeka
Arrive Manali in the morning and meet our office member and we’ll pick up the trekkers from Manali. From there we will drive to Jobra.
Reaching Jobra will take one hour. Then the trek starts from Jobra to Cheeka. The trail to Cheeka passes through beautiful Pine and Maple forests, you can also find trees of Deodar and toss, the trail is not steep, continue your trek and you will reach a wide meadow with blooming wildflowers.
The Rani Nala flows in the middle of the meadow. There you will see cows grazing and sheeps roaming around. Cheeka campsite is at the end point if forest and you can reach there in two hours. Setup your camps and retire for the night.
Cheeka to Balu Ka Gera (7 km) (4/5 hours)
Start trekking after having breakfast. Balu ka Gera is not visible from Cheeka campsite but it is a 4 hour easy ascent to Balu Ka Gera, which is your campsite for the day. The trail is an easy one along the banks of the river for most of the journey.
As you ascent higher the snow-capped peaks will be visible from there which looks magnificent. Now, to go further cross a stream, the water will be very cold and chilled. After you cross the stream, enter into an entrancing valley from where you can see snowy mountains behind which lies Hampta Pass.
You will be crossing another valley after this, the charm of flowers will make your trek a pleasing one, further the trail changes to rocks and snow at the end point of this trail there is your campsite Balu Ka Gera.
This place is surrounded by mountains and lush greenery, perfect for camping. Place your camps at Balu Ka Gera which is 11,010 ft. above the sea level. Have your dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Balu Ka Gera to Shea Goru via Hampta pass (4300 m) (9 km) (6/7 hours)
This day will be the main day and the climb is steep. Hampta Pass is at an altitude of (4,300 m). The trail moves along the river and you will see charming orange and pink flowers in a series. The sight of river and flowers together looks alluring.
The trail along the river takes you to the actual base of Hampta Pass from where the strenuous climb begins. You have to cross two ridges to reach your destination and you will see Deo Tibba Plateau clearly shining in front. Top of the ridge offers view of another parallel ridge behind which lies Hampta Pass. From some distance of first ridge you can get panorama views of tall standing mountain peaks surrounding you from all sides.
There are some ascents and descents, which may take some time, you will get tired but some efforts will lead you to Hampta Pass. The surpassing views which Hampta Pass offers are worth the climb, after reaching the Pass spend some time there in peace watching the majestic views from a height of 14,100 feet. Your confidence level will surely get higher, capture those moments and memories. Then start descending to Shea Goru.
Descent is not easy it is trickier because it is extremely steep, sliding down can be the best option in snow and fun too. The open area will lead you to Shea Goru. Hike is an easy one and the trail is levelled. This campsite is beside a river, enjoy there staying in tents.
Shea Goru to Chatru (5 km) (3/4 hours) (3000 m) and Drive to Chandartal (78 km) (3 hours)
The walk to Chatru is a gentle one but it gets tricky in some areas and the trail gets slippery, so you need to walk very carefully.
The trek continues along the river and you will see two three huge glacial flows coming down from the mountains.
You will be crossing streams to reach Chatru. Chandra river flows below, choose a good camping site beside any stream that flows through meadows.
After lunch get ready for drive from Chatru to Chandratal, it is a beautiful moon shaped lake which you must visit. Chandratal is 3 hours and 70 km away from Chatru. Camp overnight at a camping ground 4 km away from Chandra Tal. Setup your tents and retire for the night.
Drive to Manali and a visit to Rohtang Pass (4114 m)
Depart from Chatru/Chandratal to Manali early in the morning. Vehicles will be arranged for you till Manali, you can reach there in 5-6 hours depending on the condition of the roads.
Please carry the documents given below
- Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
- Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
- Risk Certificates
Trekkers must bring :
- Strongly built hiking shoes, if you do not own a pair you can rent it from Sankri.
- Sandals or slippers to wear in campsite
- Thick woollen socks, it will keep your feet warm
- Daily wear socks
- Thermals are very important
- 1 shirt, it should be long sleeved
- Shirts and pants for campsite, should be warm
- 1 raincoat or poncho
- Thick gloves
- Trek pants
- Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
- Sun glasses
- Sun tan lotion
- Lip balm
- Water bottle
- Personal toiletry items
ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-
You can withdraw money from Manali or Prini
You will receive network till Prini, there are no networks ahead so finish all your important work and calls before the trek.
Trekking demands a good investment and this extremely expensive activity is the passion of many, so we have a great announcement to make which will be a great relief to your pockets. Now get your Trek Gear on Rent and all you have to do is make a special renting request while booking your trek. That’s it! We have kept it simple for you.
We carry first aid kits but it’s necessary to carry a personal medical kit.
(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)
– Diamox – (prevents altitude sickness)
– Digene – (it cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)
– Crocin Advance – (cures fever and headache)
– Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)
– Disprin/Saradon – (cures headache)
– Avomine – (prevents motion sickness)
– Avil – (it treat allergies)
– Norflox TZ & Lomofrn – (prevents Diarrhoea)
– Ranitidine – (reduces the amount of acid in stomach)
– Volini/Moov spray – (for sprains)
– Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)
– Band aid
– Stretchable/elastic bandage
– Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor in case you face any problem in your trek, take advice from Professional guide before taking any medicine.
– Drinking water is necessary during your trek, keep 1 litre of water bottle filled and drink it on proper interval of time, it is very important while hiking.
6 June to 11 June (Open)
12 June to 16 June (Open)
17 June to 21 June (Open)
22June to 26 June (Open)
27 June to 1 July (Open)
2 July to 6 July (Open)
7 July to 11 July (Open)
12 July to 16 July (Open)
17 July to 21 July (Open)
22 July to 26 July (Open)
27 July to 31 July (Open)
1 August to 5 August (Open)
6 August to 10 August (Open)
11 August to 15 August (Open)
16 August to 20 August (Open)
21 August to 25 August (Open)
26 August to 30 August (Open)
1 September to 5 September (Open)
6 September to 10 September (Open)
11 September to 15 September (Open)
16 September to 20 September (Open)
21 September to 25 September (Open)
26 September to 30 September (Open)
Q 1. What is the best time to go on this Trek?
June, July August and September
Q 2. Where are we going to accommodate?
The accommodation for all days of this trek is in tents.
Q 3. How many people will accommodate in one tent and are there separate tent for couples?
– 2 people will share one tent, it is on twin share basis and when the temperature gets very cold three people can share one tent.
– Yes for couples separate tents are provided.
Q 4. What food will be served there?
We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals which are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.
Q 5. What are the winter and summer temperature of Hampta Pass?
It remains closed during winter season due to the extreme weather conditions.
Summer temperature – (5°C to 15°C)
Q 6. Where is the last ATM point?
You can withdraw money from Manali or Prini
Q 7. Are there mobile networks and electricity on this trek?
The mobile networks are available till Prini, but after reaching Prini, no networks would be available. So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek and charge all your batteries as we are going to stay in tents without electricity.
Q 8.Are there washroom facilities?
We will set up 2 toilet tents in every campsite separate for Men and Women. (Carry your own toiletry items)
Q 9. What is the minimum and maximum age to go on this trek?
The minimum age is 10 years (fitness is necessary) and the maximum depends on your fitness level and prior experience of trekking.
Q 10. We have to buy trekking equipment or we can get on rent?
You can do both; buy and get on rent, we own a shop in Sankri where every trekking equipment like hiking pole, ice axe and jackets, shoes, gloves, muffler and caps are available. Crampons and Gaiters are included in package cost.
- Cancellation up to 30 Days: You will get Refund of 90 Precent of Trek/adventure program cost.
- Cancellation between 21 to 30 days– You will get refund of 50 Precent of Trek/Adventure/Tour/Travel/Hotel program cost.
- Cancellation in less than 20 days – No refund