Someone who loves to be in the lap of nature should trek in the wonderland of unpredictable terrains of Hampta Pass. Topography switches vividly after every few hours. The dense green valleys of Kullu and Manali are on one side and on the opposite side are the semi-arid regions of the Lahaul valley. The entire route of the Hampta Pass trek is speckled with everything you can desire to witness on a trek.
The Hampta Pass trek makes it even more thrilling. You will love the anxious enthusiasm of climbing to the pass over many ledges. This region has a fascinating mix of pine, deodar, spruce, oak, birch trees and much more. Shepherd dogs, sheep, white-capped redstart and whistling thrush include the wildlife you explore. Depending on the season you will get to see a good variety of Alpine flowers as well. Gradually you’ll trek through the challenging landscape of the Hampta Pass, which includes walking on creepy hills and boulder riding routes. Depending on the circumstances the route directing to the top may be under snow and pose some complications. Close views of Deo tibia, Indrasana and other anonymous peaks will give you the feeling of being entirely immersed in the lap of the mighty Himalayas. This is an adventure that you will surely remember for a lifetime.
Below you will get a Travel Guide that might help you to plan an amazing trip to Hampta Pass Trek and things to be kept in mind before or during the trip:
- Beginning Point/Ending Point: Manali Base Camp
- Duration: 5D/4N
- Altitude: 14,100ft
- Distance: 35kms approximately
- Best time to visit: June – September
Quick Itinerary for Hampta Pass Trek
First day: Drive from Manali ( 6,726 ft.) to Jobra (9,379 ft.) and trek to Chika (10,100 ft.) 2 Km, 1 hour.
Second day: Chika (10,100 ft.) to Balu Ka Ghera (12,411 ft.) 8.5 Km, 6 hours.
Third day: Balu Ka Ghera (12,411 ft.) to Shea Goru (12,864 ft.) via Hampta Pass (14,065 ft.) 7 Km, 9 to 10 hours.
Fourth day: Shea Goru (12,864 ft.) to Chhatru (10,898 ft.) and drive to Chandratal (14,100 ft.) and back 6 Km, 4 to 5 hours.
Fifth day: Drive Chhatru (10,898 ft.) to Manali (6,726 ft.) via Atal Tunnel, 65 Km, 3 to 4 hours.
- High Rated Equipments
- All Permits
- Professional Trek Leader & Guide
How to Reach Manali via Road/Train/Flight
By Road: Manali is linked to Delhi. You can take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will reach Manali in 12 to 14 hours.
By Train: The closest Railway station is Joginder Nagar railway station 163 km from Manali.
By Flight: The closest airport is Kullu Manali Airport in Bhuntar is 50 Kms. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which will cost Rs.700‐ Rs.1,000 approximately
Things to remember
- Climatic circumstances in the high altitudes vary from the plains and take time to get adapted to high altitudes.
- It is suggested to carry enough warm clothes and the favourable kind of shoes for the trek.
- Conservation of water is appreciated.
- Avoid using earplugs during the trek; this might hamper your audibility.
- Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological equilibrium of the locations.
- Social distance to be maintained.
- Hand sanitisation and the use of masks are suggested.
- Experienced guides are available to ensure high safety and more information
- Personal awareness is essential to appreciate a trek.
- Neat and clean vehicle for the trip with a skilled driver, particularly for hilly terrains.
- All the activities depend upon the climate.
- Electricity may not be available in every location.
- Mobile and laptop charging points may/may not be available on campsites at a common point.
- Carry dry snacks from home because food may not be available at every location.
- Carry reusable water bottles with you, so that you can refill them when needed.
- Keep your luggage minimum.
- Do not promote littering in the locality or campsites. Travellers littering may be fined.
- Pay attention to the trek leader and guide to a safe and sound trek.
- Any personal expenses, meals not mentioned, etc will not be part of the Hampta Pass trek package.