Hampta Pass is the most delightful treks in the Manali region, located in Himachal. It is a moderate trek with a scope for varying the duration to suit ones time. Hampta Pass Trek takes us over the majestic foothills of the Himalaya, the Pir Panjal Range, crossing at Hampta Pass (14100 Ft.) to reach remote Lahaul. An isolated district of Himachal Pradesh, Lahaul lies amongst the Himalaya peaks. This was traditional alternative route between Lahaul and Kullu Valley before the road was made over Rohtang Pass. The barren landscape in the upper regions and the green valley’s below, make the trail awe-inspiring and one of the must-experience ones in this part of the Himalayas. It offers a close view of Mt. Deo Tibba, Mt. Indrasan and their Glaciers. The initial trek follows the river valley leading to the Hampta pass. As you trek, you will cross a river, across a Valley and get a beautiful view of Deo Tibba, Indrasan. Deo Tibba is popular among climbers who have good mountaineering knowledge.
Hampta pass views of lush green valleys, towering snow-clad mountains and hills with realistic view and scenery. It's an excellent option for the trekker who is reasonably fit. Leaving the Manali valley, the trek proceeds through forests of walnut, oak and the occasional alder. This trek is also promising in the Monsoons when the wild flowers are in full bloom.
Day 1:- Manali (6000 ft) to Chika (10100 ft) 2 hours easy ascent 9700 ft to 10,400 ft
Pick from Manali drive towards Jobra (9700ft) 1 hour drive. Mostly flora is of Pine and maple tree. Just few minutes after starting the trek meadow gets start which fallow Rani river on one side and other side the big rocky hill. The trek passes through some spectacular landscape to just below the Hamta Pass, on a grassy bank sloping down from the cliffs. The impressive grandeur of immediate surroundings, the nearness of the Tokru-Shakru peaks, the wonderful coloring of the rocks and mountainside, all make this one of the best campsite on the route. Chikka also has the river, Alain Nullah, which has its snout in the Hamta Pass.
Day 2:- Chika (10100 ft) to Balu ka Ghera (11900 ft) 5 hrs easy ascent.
Second day trek is completely ascent but a normal gradual ascent, initial part of trekking is on stones and on boulders, in second day of trek trees gets vanish after couple of hours and Dhauladhar ranges are visible from there. Hot lunch in Balu Ka Gera this day camp site which means the bed of sand, this sand is brought down by Rani river.
Day 3:- Balu ka Gera (11900 ft) to Siagoru (12900 ft) Cross Hampta Pass (14100 ft) 8-0 hrs moderate ascent and easy descend.
This day is moderately steep assent, in some places its gets tough ascents, just after Hampta Jot (Jot being the local word for pass) track is steep descend for 1-1½ hours (descent part may get difficult, it’s depend on the snow condition) and then gradual walk till siagoru camp site, this camp site is the most coldest camp site of Hampta Pass Trek. The trail now begins to ascend towards Hamta Pass and one can have close views of Deo Tibba and Indrasan peaks. After that, it is a descent all the way right to the campsite at Shea Gahru. "Shea Gahru" means a very cold place in the Spiti dialect because it is adjacent to a glacier snout. During summer, it's a grazing pasture or halting place for the shepherds on the way to the Lahaul valley.
Day 4:- Siagoru (12900 ft) to Chatru (11000 ft) 4 hrs. boulder descend. Drive to Chandratal.
This day trek descends through the Hampta valley with easy descent, as you move closer to the road, the descent gets a little tricky. which is hard to cross during the monsoons. The river has to be forded at one point from where one can see the valleys of Lahaul and Spiti. The massive mountains of the Pir Panjal and Spiti ranges dominate the entire landscape till the campsite at Chhatru. Chhatru is a confluence point of paths from Rohtang Pass, Hamta Pass and Spiti. if road and weather condition permits head to Chandra Tal camp site for camping after having a hot lunch at chatru, otherwise do camping in Chatru camp site.
Day 5:-Chandratal to Manali- via Rohtang Pass
If in day 4 trekkers had camping in Chandra Tal camp site then just after breakfast start trek for Chandra Tal which takes 1½ hour, come back to camp site before lunch time and after lunch drive to Manali which takes 7 hours. If in day 4 trekkers had camping in Chatru then just after breakfast drive to Manali.
Travel facts :
1. Transport Manali to Jobra and Chatru to Manali by Tata Sumo or equivalents .
2. Accommodation. (Guest houses, camping)
3. Food while on treks (Veg.).
4. Trekking Permits.
5. Qualified & experienced trek leader and support staff.
6. Mules to carry personal and group equipment.
7. Trek equipments.
8. First aid kit.
9. Games and adventure activity.
10. Insurance (optional)
1. Mineral Water/Coke/Ice Cream etc.
2. Any kind of personal expenses.
3. Food in transit.
How to Reach :
Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs about Rs.700- Rs1000. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air. The airliners that take you to this Airport are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher airlines, MDLR Airlines and Jagson Airlines, operating flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu.
By Road : -
Delhi to Manali-
Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will reach Manali in 12 - 14 hours. Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in .
Tip: Since Delhi Manali is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 6 pm. The last govt bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate.
Manali to Delhi
Like the onward journey, buses leave from Manali to Delhi between 4 and 5 p.m. Your tentative arrival at Delhi may be anywhere between 6 a.m and 10 a.m. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delays.
Terms and Payment Policy
Hampta Pass cost is Rs 8550 /-Per person
And a group discount of 5% is applicable for a group size of 6 or more trekkers.
To book a Trek/ adventure program please use our online booking form or, alternatively, you can call us on the given for confirmation of tour you have to wire a deposit and initial deposit.
Paying the Trek/ Adventure activity fee:
The fee can be paid by online transfer/cheque deposit/ demand draft. Instruction for payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email.
When your transfer is done, please e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.
When to book:
It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. However, if you want a good deal on your domestic/international flight, we recommend organising your trip at least four months in advance. (Please contact us if you require a late booking)
In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: -
Up to 24 Days :- Full refund
Between 14-24 Day :- 70% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refund.
Between 14-10 Days :- 50% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.
Less than 10 Days :- No refund
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