Hampta Pass

Hampta Pass

 8,500

Explore Kullu and Lahaul Valley On Hampta Pass Trek

The name “Hampta Pass” derived from Hamta Village. It is at an altitude of 14,107 feet in the Himalayan Pin Panjal range. And, it is the passage between Lahaul and Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh.

This region has rich Flora and Fauna but, on the other hand the Lahaul valley has barren lands and is deserted.

Therefore, go through quaint villages and explore two different cultures. In ancient times, the trail was a trade route. Thus, now it is frequently used by the shepherds in summers to find grasslands in the deserted Lahaul valley.

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Go through Aesthetic places

Hampta pass is in Himachal Pradesh and Manali is its basecamp. During the trek, the aesthetic places will make you admire the exquisite settings. The abundant trees present in the region are – Pine, Maple, Walnut and Oaks.

Shea Goru campsite is the major highlight of this trek! It is a green patch “Oasis” which provides high contrast in the desolate Lahaul valley. A stream passes through the area. Colorful wildflowers blooming along the river! It is no doubt one of the best campsites found in the region.

Further, satisfy your adrenaline rush! High peaks surrounds Hampta Pass which offers great views of Deo Tibba and Indrasen. And, on Day 4th Explore Chandratal also called “Moon Lake” because of its crescent shape.

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Hampta Pass offers The Fetching Combination of Greenery and Barren Lands

Moreover, come across serene and crystal clear Hampta River. And, in addition the lush greenery and rich foliage of Chikka will mesmerize you.

Certainly, the green valley of Kullu and wide barren lands of Lahaul with the changing landscapes are enough to blow anybody’s mind!

Stand on the overhang of Kullu valley i.e. Hampta Pass and get served by unparalleled views of the desolate Lahaul and panorama of the mountains surrounding it.

Witness the incredible changes! However, these changes and twists have to be earned.

 

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Fall in Love With The Trail!

So, the Hampta Pass trail is easy to fall in love with! because of  rich flora and fauna and opportunity to spot rare Himalayan birds and animals. Also, witness cascading waterfalls, dense forests and variety of trees withbarren lands.

The Hampta valley has such dramatic changes because it is narrow and funnel shaped till Chatru.

About Basecamp Manali

Once Manali was a quiet village but it transformed into a famous bustling town in Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh. It has become a popular tourist attraction and works as the gateway to Lahaul, Spiti and Leh. And, also Manali is the basecamp of many Himalayan treks.

There are charming snow capped peaks, Deodar trees and gushing Beas – No Doubt, this beautiful hill station is for nature lovers because it’s no less than a paradise!

It holds a legendary history and there are ancient temples which gives an idea of Manali’s past. Here, apples, Pear and Plum are the major source of income for most of the inhabitants.

 

Key Points of Hampta Pass Trek

Level: Moderate

During the trek 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 12 kg.

Must Read about Hampta Pass Trek

Trek Fee:Rs.8,500 Per Person (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Manali to Manali)

Duration: 2 Days

Hampta Pass Weather: Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant according to the season.

temperatureTemperature: Day (5°C to 15°C) Night (2°C to 5°C)

altitudeAltitude: (14,107 feet)

Best Time:June, July, August and September

Level: Moderate

Trek distance: 15Km.

location-chartLocation Chart: Manali, Jobra, Cheeka, Balu ka Gera, Shea Goru, Chatru, Chandartal, Rohtang Pass.

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Overview

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Manali to Jobra and trek to Cheeka

Altitude – Jobra (2,987 m/9,800 feet) Cheeka (3,078 m/10,100 feet)

Distance – Drive (28 km) Trek (2 km)

Time taken – 4/5 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 2: Trek from Cheeka to Balu Ka Gera

Altitude – 3,783 m/12,411 feet

Distance – 7 km

Time taken – 4/5 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 3: Trek from Balu Ka Gera to Shea Goru via Hampta pass

Altitude – Shea Goru (3,735 m/12,254 feet) Hampta pass (4300 m/ 14,100 feet)

Distance – 9 km

Time taken – 6/7 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 4: Trek from Shea Goru to Chatru and Drive to Chandartal

Altitude – Chatru (3,322 m/ 10,898 feet) Chandartal (4300 m/ 14,100 feet)

Distance – Trek (5 km) Drive (78 km)

Time taken – Trek (3/4 hours) Drive (3 hours)

Night stay – Camps

Day 5: Drive to Manali and a visit to Rohtang Pass

Distance – 140 km

Time taken – 6/7 hours

 

Information

Highlights of Hampta Pass Trek 

– It lies in Himachal Pradesh and the trek starts from Manali
– Hapmta Pass is at an altitude of 14,100 feet
– There are all green valleys of Kullu and wide barren lands of Lahaul.
– Sudden changes in scenery
– Variety of trees and landscapes

Best time to do this trek

June, July August and September

Altitude Covered Per Day 

– Jobra (2,987 m/9,800 feet) Cheeka (3,078 m/10,100 feet)

– Balu Ka Gera (13,783 m/12,411 feet)

– Shea Goru (3,735 m/12,254 feet) Hampta pass (4300 m/ 14,100 feet)

– Chatru (3,322 m/ 10,898 feet) Chandartal (4300 m/ 14,100 feet)

 

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Rainfall Chart of Hampta Pass

 

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Temperature Chart of Hampta Pass Trek
The trek package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this package?Items that are included in the cost of trek price.

✅ 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
✅ Mattress
✅ Liner
✅ Pillow
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Porters
✅ Helper
✅ Mules
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
✅ Crampons and Gaiters

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

❌ 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

NOTE :

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.

Hampta Pass FAQ’s

The accommodation on all days will be in tents.

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.

Check the food menu here –
Food Menu.

Best time to do Hampta Pass trek is June, July August and September. It is a great Monsoon trek.

Snow is there from the month of December to April. Light snowfall may occur before December.

The tents are waterproof and if it rains while trekking then use rain cover for your backpack and poncho will keep you dry.

The minimum age is 10 years (fitness is necessary) and the maximum depends on your fitness level and prior experience of trekking.

Yes, you can rent jackets, trekking shoes, hiking pole and backpacks

If for some reason you are unable to carry your backpack then you can offload it. Applicable charges are Rs 300 per Backpack for per day.

You can withdraw money from Manali or Prini. 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.

We set up separate toilet tents for ladies and gents. There will be a deep pit, use it and cover it with help of a shovel. (Use toilet paper instead of wet wipes).

There are some risks on every trek but Hampta Pass trek is safe because there are no landslide prone areas or scary river crossing.

– Jobra (2,987 m/9,800 feet) Cheeka (3,078 m/10,100 feet)

– Balu Ka Gera (13,783 m/12,411 feet)

– Shea Goru (3,735 m/12,254 feet) Hampta pass (4300 m/ 14,100 feet)

– Chatru (3,322 m/ 10,898 feet) Chandartal (4300 m/ 14,100 feet)

  1. Day 1 Drive from Manali to Jobra and trek to Cheeka

    Altitude – Jobra (2,987 m/9,800 feet) Cheeka (3,078 m/10,100 feet)

    Distance – Drive (28 km) Trek (2 km)

    Time taken – 4/5 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Arrive Manali in the morning and the vehicle will be arranged from there to Jobra. Reach there in an hour, it is the starting point of Hampta pass trek.

    The trail to Cheeka passes through dense forests of Maple and Pine; Deodar and Toss trees are also found there. The ascent is not steep, continue hiking and come across a wide meadow.

    The Rani Nala flows in the middle of the meadow. There, you can see cows grazing and herd of sheep roaming around.

    Cheeka campsite is at the end point of the forest and it can be reached in two hours. Setup your camps here and retire for the night.

  2. Day 2 Trek from Cheeka to Balu Ka Gera

    Altitude – 3,783 m/12,411 feet

    Distance – 7 km

    Time taken – 4/5 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Post breakfast, start trekking to Balu ka Gera. It is a 4 hour easy ascent to Balu Ka Gera; your campsite for the day. The trail is an easy one along the banks of river for most of the journey.

    As you go higher the magnificent snow-capped peaks comes into sight. Now, to go further cross a chilled stream. Further, enter into an entrancing valley from where towering mountains are visible behind which lies Hampta Pass.

    Ahead cross another valley, the trek is going to be a pleasing one because of verdant flowers blooming together. Now, the trail turns to rocky and snow can be found at the end point.

    Balu Ka Gera is surrounded by mountains and is lush green, perfect for camping. Pitch your tents here, have your dinner and retire for the night.

  3. Day 3 Trek from Balu Ka Gera to Shea Goru via Hampta pass 

    Altitude – Shea Goru (3,735 m/12,254 feet) Hampta pass (4300 m/ 14,100 feet)

    Distance – 9 km

    Time taken – 6/7 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Today climb to Hampta Pass; your destination which lies is at an altitude of 14,107 feet. The trail moves along the river with charming orange and pink flowers on the bank.

    The trail along the river takes you to the actual base of Hampta Pass from where the strenuous climb begins. Cross two ridges to reach the pass and you will come across Deo Tibba Plateau. The ridge top offers a view of another parallel ridge behind which lies Hampta Pass.

    Now, the trail is a mixture of some ascents and descents, crossing this area may take some time. After some efforts and steep climb reach Hampta Pass.

    The pass offers rewarding panorama views which are totally worth your efforts. After reaching the Pass spend some time there in peace watching the magical Himalayan views. Then, start descending to Shea Goru.

    Descent is steep and trickier, sliding down can be the best option i and fun too. Ahead the trail gets leveled. Reach your campsite which lies beside a river.

  4. Day 4 Trek from Shea Goru to Chatru and Drive to Chandartal 

    Altitude – Chatru (3,322 m/ 10,898 feet ) Chandartal (4300 m/ 14,100 feet)

    Distance – Trek (5 km) Drive (78 km)

    Time taken – Trek (3/4 hours) Drive (3 hours)

    Night stay – Camps

    The walk to Chatru is a gentle one but it gets tricky because of the slippery trail, so walk carefully. Ahead the trek continues along the river and on the way witness two – three huge glacial flows coming down from the mountains.

    Cross multiple 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 a drive from Chatru to Chandratal, it is a beautiful moon shaped sacred lake which changes color and attracts many Hindu devotees. From here, get views of deserted mountains. 

    Ahead is a camping ground, setup your camps there and retire for the night.

  5. Day 5 Drive to Manali and a visit to Rohtang Pass

    Distance – 140 km

    Time taken – 6/7 hours

    Depart from Chatru/Chandratal to Manali via Rohtang Pass (4,114 m).

Things to Take

Mandatory Documents

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
  • Jacket
  • Thick gloves
  • Trek pants
  • Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun tan lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Personal toiletry items

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-

ATM POINT: 

You can withdraw money from Manali or Prini

Mobile Connectivity

You will receive network till Prini, there are no networks ahead so finish all your important work and calls before the trek.

We Have a Money Saving Announcement for all the Trekkers.
Now You Can Get Your Trek Gear on Rent by Spending Less

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.

Rent Equipment

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kitPersonal Insurance

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)

– ORS

– Band aid

– Cotton

– Stretchable/elastic bandage

– Gauze

 

Note-

 

– 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.

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Cancellation Policy?

- Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.

- If the trek gets cancelled from our side due to natural disaster,rainfall, heavy snowfall or any other reason then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.

The cancellation charges are as follows –

(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)

  • Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable
  • Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable
  • Less than 20 Days – No Refund

(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)