Hampta Pass Trek

5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS from Manali to Manali
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Explore Kullu, Manali and Lahaul Spiti Valley on Hampta Pass Trek or Chandratal; Trek in Himachal-2024- Complete information 

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

The Hampta Pass and Chandratal Trek is a popular trekking route in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Here are some highlights of the trek:

Beautiful Scenery: The trek offers stunning views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks, lush green valleys, and the turquoise blue waters of Chandratal Lake.

Hampta Pass: The trek takes you through the Hampta Pass, which is located at an altitude of 4,270 meters above sea level. The pass offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

Chandratal Lake: The trek also takes you to the beautiful Chandratal Lake, which is located at an altitude of 4,300 meters above sea level. The lake is known for its clear blue waters and is surrounded by snow-capped mountains.

Cultural Experience: The trek takes you through several small villages where you can experience the local culture and traditions of the people living in the region.

Moderate Trek: The trek is of moderate difficulty level and is suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers.

Camping Experience: The trek offers an opportunity to camp under the stars in the midst of the beautiful Himalayan mountains.

Overall, the Hampta Pass and Chandratal Trek is a must-do trek for adventure enthusiasts who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas and the culture of Himachal Pradesh.

Hampta Pass trek

Hampta pass India’s most popular trek month of July and August?

The Hampta Pass trek, known today in popular trek not only in India but all over the world, its beauty is hidden from no one, fame retains its original form to all, Hampta Pass is this symbol of beauty, people who have special knowledge of trekking, the same people come to do this trek in the lap of this Pawan Dev Bhoomi Himachal, thousands of people come here every year in the months of July and August, this trek It is also special that it starts from Manali, the beautiful city of Himachal,

July and August are particularly special for this trek, although people come all year round, Himalayan hikers consider July and August to be good because the flowers and river crossing of snow best part of this trek, and rain in the Manali Valley here in July and August months is something else I enjoy trekking, this time temperature and weather of the Hampta Pass trek would suit you. Yes, it is also a special thing that when we start the trek from Manali, then after Jobri, Cheeka camp is the most beautiful camp, in day 01, we have to trek only for 03 Km, after that, a little light climb starts from you. On this day, you live till the Balu ka Gera camp; you will find some species of flowers which gives pleasure to the mind.

Hampta Pass Trek

Day 3 will meet you this big adventure, today you have to go to Shea Goru camp by passing the Hampta pass Altitude is 4,310 Meters, this stop will be over Moran and Snow, after passing the Hampta you will reach the Shea Goru camp, and then this is the most beautiful camp of this trek. Are, these areas come in Spiti Valley which is moraine and muddy, there are no grass and trees, so the natural changes in this trek are a feeling of peace of mind,

Best Time to Do Hampta pass  Trek

Hampta pass trek  is a very beautiful and an moderate  trek in the Himachal near manali valley , The Hampta pass Trek is great for those people who have a great passion for mountaineering. Hills  and consider it a special purpose in their life.

We are  are doing this trek for years, we have every experience related to this trek. The right time to do this trek is from 5th june  to the last of September, specially in the months of June, green and colorful manali valley  meadows, snow is found in abundance here summit in hampta pass, which makes your trek very memorable

During the day the temperature of Hampta pass trek is around ( 05°C to 15 °C  and during the night the temperature comes down to 03 °C  to  05 °C  which is not bad.

You will never consider yourself boring in Hampta pass Trek, this trek can give you nothing but joy, You will get to see the culture and beauty of  Himachal, and spiti valley  in this trek which will always keep you connected towards the mountain.

Why is Hampta Pass Trek?

A stunning Trans Himalayan crossover trek that will blow your mind, Hampta Pass trek will surprise you with dramatic and rapid changes in the scenery.

Before going in details about this trek, we would like to give an introduction of Hampta Pass. Perched at an altitude nearly to 14,107 ft surrounded by the mighty Himalayas the trail begins with the campsite of Jobra where here one will cut through a lot of forests.

The next campsite is Jwara, furnished with carpet full of flowers in short wildflower meadow at the meeting point of valley.

Your eyes will welcome you with the drama on the terrain. From a green valley to cold barren desert.

After crossing Jwara, the next campsite is Balu Ka Ghera and thereafter Shea Goru which is the desert oasis.

If you are looking for a five-day short itinerary, Hampta Pass is the perfect trek full of surprises and eye opener which will leave you in awe.

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How Difficult is Hampta pass trek  ?

Hampta pass trek is not very difficult and not easy either , this is  uphill and after hampta pass down hill trek, this trek comes in a moderate level,

This trek is a bit moderate , but if your fitness is good and you have it in your mind that I want to trek then you can do it absolutely. Where help is needed, our guides will support you, you just have to be strong and capable of the trek. One thing is that all you can do is to have courage and I myself am passionate.

 Hampta pass trek  safe for me ?

Yes Hampta pass Trek is a safe trek if you are going with a good trekking team which you must know before booking yourself, It is important for you to know that the bow trekking organization with which we are going is right or not,

And if possible, trek with good and Experienced trekking organization, you can do the same help all the time. then your trek can be very good and memorable

The minimum age required to trek Hampta pass trek is 12 years and maximum 55 years. The rest depends on your fitness .

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Fall in Love With The Trail! in Hampta Pass Trek

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 with barren lands.

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

Weather conditions

Weather conditions depend on the time of the year trekkers are travelling.

Months from June to September experience moderately good temperatures during the day with substantially colder nights accompanied by little to snow hampta pass summit point surrounding peak

In Hampta Pass, you will have a beautiful experience of the temperature of both Green and Dry Valley areas

Hampta Pass Trek Basecamp

About Base camp Manali 

Once Manali was a quiet Market but it transformed into a famous bustling town in Kullu, Manali valley of Himachal Pradesh.

It has become a popular tourist attraction and works as the gateway to Lahaul, Spiti and Leh. Ladakh And, also Manali is the base camp 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.

Why Choose Hampta Pass Trek?

Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Hampta pass trek.

See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of by taxi 296 Km and on foot 29 km which is to be covered into 5 days. . Manali to Jabra, cheeka, Balu ka Gera, shea Geru, Chatru, Chandratal, via rohtang pass

Hampta Pass Trek is a low altitude mountain trek Altitudes is 4310 Meters

The Starting trail is easy to moderate as compare to other treks

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?

You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, you can see pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali culture.

I think Do spare time in Interaction with our local’s team, and you will get to know about some of the ancient tales of Indian mythology and our local cultures, this is good ideas for trekkers

Beautiful landscapes so carry proper photo gear & Extra battery backup.
The backpack should not exceed 10 to 12 kg only

Why you should choose us ?

We’re here to give you the greatest experience possible through the eyes of highly skilled and qualified specialists who have a passion for adventure sports. We are community members attempting to promote our favorite adventure sports while also supporting local businesses. We, at Himalayan hikers, dedicate ourselves to providing you with an unforgettable experience.

Himalayan Hikers always make the trek from Trekkers memorable, I insist that you do not face any problem in any trek and you can always have a pleasant experience.

Himpta View

What should you keep in mind for the winter trek to Hampta pass Trek?

Hampta pass Trek is as good as it is said, you also need to be prepared., Hampta pass Trek is a moderate trek which starts from Manali and ends after trek same point Manali Mall Road  ,

So what are the special things to keep in mind before coming on this trek?

Winter Season

  1. In Hampta pass Trek Winter Trek, you will need warm clothes a lot, for which you will need proper good uniform clothes
  2. Winters are always cold, so only warm clothes can keep you safe on trek feet.
  3. Always take the information from the company with which you are booking the trek before going on the trek, what do we need to bring
  4. In the winter season, the temperature always drops day by day , so warm clothes will help you a lot.

Summer Season

  1. Summer trek to Hampta pass Trek is very special, the view and the temperature are all favorable to you
  2. For summer trek, you have to bring only normal clothes, so that your trek can be good, there is no need for hot clothes, but in hiking it is also necessary to bring all the equipment which is necessary for you.
  3. It is necessary to have 3 pairs of clothes from trekking, especially the poncho, you will have to bring every season
  4. In the summer season, the temperature is always normal, so there is no need for hot clothes.

 Monsoon Season

  1. During the monsoon season, it rains occasionally during the Hampta pass Trek, especially in the Manali, Spiti valley, so if you have dry clothes here, it is very good, even when wet, it dries quickly.
  2. At this time you have to bring at least 3 pairs of clothes, for monsoon trek you do not have to bring too warm clothes, at this time you, hiking pants and t-Sart, I can trek
  3. It’s only a little cold in the morning and evening and the day is a good temperature for you
  4. Before going on any trek, it will be easy for you to take information related to each season.
  5. Trekkers need to know about these, you can ask us anytime like, trek route, trek map, temperature, weather condition, difficulty level, trek starting point, end point, transport, view of the trek, best time to visit, How to reach, trek distance etc, Trek Location, keep this information before going

Key Points of Hampta Pass Trek

Duration: –   4 Nights 5 Days from Manali to Manali

Base camp: – Manali

Monsoon  Temperature:-  Day  5°C  to 12°C)   Night 2° C to 8° C

Hampta pass trek- Altitude: – 4310 Meters

Best Time: – June, July, August, September

Trek Level: – Moderate

Trek distance: – On foot 29 Km – By taxi 236 km

Group Size: –  Maximum 25 peoples

Altitude we are going to cover in Hampta Pass Trek

Manali  altitude– 2050 m

Cheeka camp altitude – 3078 m

Balu ka Gera   altitude – 3783 m

Shea Goru camp altitude  – 3735 m

Chatru camp altitude 3322 m

Chandratal altitude 4300 m

Rohtang pass altitude 4114 m

Short Itinerary of Hampta pass Trek

Day 1: Pickup to you from Manali morning 09:00 am Drive  to Jobra by taxi (22 km) Same day trek to Cheeka camp (03 km) (1/2 Hours) (3078 Meter)

Day 2: Trek from Cheeka camp to Balu ka Gera (08 km) (4/5 Hours) (3783 Meter)

Day 3: Trek from Balu ka Gera   to via Hampta pass (4310 Meter) Shea Goru camp (12 km) (6/7 Hours) (3735 Meter)

Day 4: Trek from Shea Goru camp to Chatru camp – (05 km) trek (3/4 Hours) same day drive to Chandratal (4300 Meter) back to Chatru camp (156 km) (5/6 Hours)

Day 5: Trek from Chatru camp to Manali via Atal Tunnel (4114 Meters) to Manali (140 km) Reach evening at 2 pm.Manali 

Manali to Hampta Pass Route Map

Your Travel Plan for Hampta Pass Trek

You can book trains, air flights, and bus tickets for your journey only according to the information given by us.

The Hampta pass trek will be of 5 days from Manali to Manali, includes travel.

First of all, all the trekkers will have to book their flight and train bus according to our time table as our pick up is from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, you will have to reach Manali Bus Stand, Mall Road in the morning.

A taxi from Himalayan hikers will link you to the Manali bus stand, near mall road.

Himalayan Hikers organize transport to the Jabari base camp from the Manali bus stand. Our vehicles leave at 9:00 am to 10:00 am sharp from Manali. Sharing taxi costs include your package.

In the Manali bus stand, you will get our taxi staff that will arrange transport for you. The contacts no Transport coordinator or our office team will give you a week ago to your departure.

Please you guys book your transport facility according to your own time table, after Himalayan hikers take all the responsibility of Manali to Manali, that you will not face any problem.

Your trek ends at Manali day 05th evening 5:30 pm. Manali is a beautiful city in Himachal here available public transport for all over State in India. Booked your return bus tickets directly Manali bus stands.

How to Reach Hampta Pass Trek?

If you are traveling from Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai or Gujarat any other city, so you will have to come to Delhi, you will get a flight from Delhi for Bhuntar comfortably.

Option 01:- By Air

Himalayan hikers tell you that whenever you travel, you should reach your destination within 2 hours.  Bhuntar, Kullu airport is the nearest airport in Manali.

Located about 32 km for the Manali city. There are flights available to Bhuntar airport, you can go online and book your tickets. These are easy and easy ways for you and you also save your time, Bhuntar to Manali taxi available in airport 24×7.

If you find the flight to Bhuntar airport expensive, then you come by flight to Delhi or travel by bus from Delhi to Manali, and it will be easy for you. And many Volvo bus available.

Option 02:- By Bus

You can reach Manali from Delhi by a bus, board it from (Delhi) Kashmiri Gate, ISBT; it is good if you are booked the seats. It is a 10-11 hour bus journey from Delhi to Manali bus stand, near mall road.

(Reach Manali bus stand between 5:00 am to 6:00 am and the vehicle will be arranged from there.)

What is the distance to reach Manali for Hampta pass from other state

  1. from Mumbai to Manali Distance is – 1931 Kms by Road
  2. from Delhi to Manali Distance is – 553 kms by Raod
  3. from Jaipur to Manali by road is 800 kms
  4. from Chandigarh to Manali by road is 307 kms
  5. from Shimla to Manali by road is 248 kms
  6. from Dehradun to manali by Raod is 474 kms
  7. from Ludhiana to Manali by road Is 358 Kms
  8. from Bangalore to manali by road is 2693 kms
  9. from Kolkata to Manali by road is 2037 kms

ATM Point and Mobile Connectivity in Hampta pass

ATM Point

Before starting the journey to Hampta pass Trek, make sure that you need payments, and then take out the cash on the way Manali mall road.

Mobile Connectivity

The phone does not work on this trek. Therefore, you should ensure that you do not have to make any important calls.  . So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting the trek.

What do we do for safety in Hampta Pass  trek?

First of all, the safety of trekkers is much more for us, if you see in the trek, then there are all the risks, which I do not think about.

Himalayan Hikers worry more about you that no one should ever have any problem in the trek.

What should we and you keep more safety in the trek

  1. Whenever you are going for any trek, it is very important that you go completely fit and ready.
  2. The trek is Moderate, if you make your feet and your mind calm and strong, you will find the trek very easy.
  3. While trekking, keep in mind that you are walking on the right route or not always with your guide.
  4. Most people look somewhere and where they are walking, this can cause twitching in your legs, which can ruin your entire trek.
  5. It is important to ask your doctor if you have any medical problems
  6. I should always keep my medical kit with me, it is very important.
  7. Himalayan Hikers always keep a medical kit with you, such as oxygen cylinders, medicine to be given in emergency on the trek
  8. If any trekkers have any more problems, then they are brought back to the base camp by laying them in the stretcher.
  9. Our camp in Hampta pass trek is around the 6000ft to 11000 ft where you can not have any problem of oxygen
  10. In case of any medical problem, the help of your guide or a well-informed trekkers should be taken
  11. If there is major health problems in Hampta pass trek, then Nearest Hospital is in Manali which is about 32 Kms away from Hampta pass trek
  12. Remember that when we go on any trek, we go from low altitude to high altitude, it does not cause much problem on us.
  13. Our camps also move forward day by day and our bodies also work with the altitudes that are safe for trekkers
  14. Along with the trek we keep getting acclimatization

Himalayan Hikers – Provided food During the Hampta pass Trek

         We serve five -05 times meals a day including- Breakfast, Lunch, Eevening Snakes, Soup, Dinner, A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keep you fit and healthy on the trek.(Veg or non-veg  food) With our local food and Day Pack, for Summit Day like fresh fruits

Food Menu– Roti + Rice + Salad + Papad +Matter paneer +Daal +mix veg+ daily more vegetable +sweet+ Bread +Omelets +Nutella + jam + butter +Muesli, Milk+Banana+ Allo parantha +Tea & coffee Cornflakes, Milk +Egg bhurji +Bread, Peanut Butter +Pancake  +Plain parantha +Fruits+ Porridge Oats+ +Bread & cheese  +Poha +Boiled egg + Gulab Jamun+ Custard+ Jalebi+ Chilla +Honey+ Puri + Chole more

Note: – This is only list Himalayan Hikers Team Cook provide you more healthy food and more items of per day menu

The type of food provided during a trek can vary depending on factors like the location, duration, and the trekking company or organization you’re with. However, there are some common types of food that are often included in trekking provisions:

  1. Carbohydrates: Foods high in carbohydrates provide energy for the trek. This includes items like rice, pasta, bread, and potatoes. More
  2. Proteins: Protein-rich foods help with muscle repair and recovery. Common protein sources include lentils, beans, tofu, meat (if available), eggs, and dairy products.
  3. Fruits and vegetables: These provide essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber. While fresh produce may not always be available, dried fruits and vegetables or canned options might be included.
  4. Snacks: Trekking often involves long hours of physical exertion, so snacks are important for quick energy boosts. Snacks like nuts, energy bars, trail mix, and chocolate are common choices.
  5. Local cuisine: Depending on the region you’re trekking in, you might also get the chance to sample local dishes. This can be a delightful way to experience the culture and flavors of the area.

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Day 1 : Pickup to you from Manali Mall Road 9:00 am same day Drive  to Jobra by taxi (22km) same day trek to Cheeka camp.

Total distance  – 26 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey –  By taxi 22 km and On foot 04 km

Altitude – Cheeka camp – 3078 Meter

Night stay – Our Campsite – on twin share basis

All trekker meet of group leader manali mall road head 9:00 am , Manali to Jobra is reached by vehicle. Manali is situated at an elevation of 6,700 above sea level. It is a very good place to acclimatize before starting the trek. On the first day you will reach the height of 10,100 ft. The trek on foot starts from Allain Guhugal Hydro power Project Junction. While crossing the main route, you will find a variety of trees like maple, deodar and oak. The view is extremely refreshing.

The trek from Jobra to Cheeka Camp is part of the popular Hampta Pass trek in the Himachal Pradesh region of India. The Moderate  level of this trek can vary depending on several factors such as weather conditions, your fitness level, and previous trekking experience.

Generally, the trek from Jobra to Cheeka Camp is considered to be of moderate difficulty. The trail involves a gradual ascent through beautiful forests and meadows, with occasional steep sections. The distance is approximately 04 kilometers, and it typically takes around 4-6 hours to complete, depending on your pace and the conditions of the trail.

While it’s not extremely challenging, it’s still important to be adequately prepared with proper trekking gear, including sturdy hiking boots, sufficient water, snacks, and appropriate clothing layers. Additionally, acclimatization to the altitude is crucial, as you’ll be ascending to higher elevations throughout the trek. It’s advisable to take it slow, stay hydrated, and listen to your body to avoid altitude sickness or exhaustion. Overnight stay Camp Cheeka

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Day 2 : Trek from Cheeka camp to Balu ka Gera

Total distance – 08 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Balu ka Gera camp – 3783 Meter

Night Stay – Our Campsite – on twin share basis

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. This trail leads to rough terrain and slop of boulders.

The distance from Cheeka Camp to Balu Ka Gera is approximately 6-7 kilometers, and it typically takes around 5/6 hours to complete, depending on your pace and the conditions of the trail.

The terrain includes a mix of gradual ascents, rocky paths, and some steep sections. You’ll pass through beautiful landscapes of alpine meadows and might encounter streams along the way. The views of the surrounding mountains are breathtaking and make the trek quite enjoyable.

While it’s not overly strenuous, it’s important to be prepared with proper trekking gear, including sturdy hiking boots, sufficient water, snacks, and appropriate clothing layers. As with any high-altitude trek, acclimatization is crucial, so it’s advisable to take breaks as needed and listen to your body.

Overall, while the trek from Cheeka Camp to Balu Ka Gera presents some challenges, it’s manageable for most people with a moderate level of fitness and trekking experience. As always, it’s essential to be cautious, especially in adverse weather conditions, and to respect the natural environment.

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.

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Day 3 : Trek from Balu ka Gera to via Hampta pass (4310 Meter) Shea Goru camp

Trek Distance – 12 km – 6/7 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Shea Goru camp – 3735 Meter

Night Stay – Our Campsite – on twin share basis

The trek from Balu Ka Gera to Shea Goru Camp via Hampta Pass is the most challenging part of the Hampta Pass trek. It involves crossing the high-altitude Hampta Pass, which stands at an elevation of 4,310 meters (around 14,140 feet). This segment of the trek is known for its stunning but demanding terrain.

The distance from Balu Ka Gera to Shea Goru Camp via Hampta Pass is approximately 12  kilometers, but the altitude gain and the terrain make it a challenging endeavor. Depending on the weather conditions and your pace, it can take anywhere from 7 to 8 hours to complete this section.

The trek begins with a steep ascent from Balu Ka Gera towards Hampta Pass. The trail involves navigating rocky paths, scree slopes, and possibly some snow patches, particularly if you’re trekking during the early summer months. As you ascend towards the pass, the air becomes thinner, making it more physically demanding.

Once you reach Hampta Pass, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. After spending some time at the pass, you’ll descend towards Shea Goru Camp. The descent involves steep sections and loose rocks, so it’s essential to proceed with caution.

Due to the high altitude and challenging terrain, this segment of the trek requires proper acclimatization, physical fitness, and trekking experience. It’s crucial to be well-prepared with appropriate gear, including warm clothing, trekking poles, sturdy boots, and plenty of water and snacks.

Overall, while the trek from Balu Ka Gera to Shea Goru Camp via Hampta Pass is physically demanding, the unparalleled views and sense of accomplishment make it a memorable experience for trekkers. However, it’s essential to prioritize safety and listen to your body throughout the journey.

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Day 4 : Trek from Shea Goru camp to Chatru camp – (05 km) same day drive to Chandratal (4300 Meter) back to Chatru camp (157 km) (5/6 Hours)

Trek Distance – 157 km – 9/10 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot – 5 km – by taxi -156 km

Altitude –Chatru camp – 3735 Meter

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

The trek from Shea Goru Camp to Chatru Camp is relatively short, spanning about 5 kilometers. However, the subsequent journey involves a drive to Chandratal Lake and then back to Chatru Camp, covering a distance of approximately 156 kilometers. This itinerary is usually completed within 5 to 6 hours.

Here’s a breakdown of the journey:

  1. Trek from Shea Goru Camp to Chatru Camp (5 kilometers): This trekking portion is relatively easy compared to some of the previous stretches. It typically takes around 2 to 3 hours to cover this distance. The trail may involve some gradual descents as you make your way towards Chatru Camp.
  2. Drive from Chatru Camp to Chandratal Lake (about 76 kilometers): After reaching Chatru Camp, you’ll embark on a jeep drive to Chandratal Lake. The drive is scenic but can be bumpy and challenging due to the rugged terrain. It usually takes around 4 to 5 hours to reach Chandratal from Chatru, depending on road conditions and weather.
  3. Exploration and Relaxation at Chandratal Lake: Upon reaching Chandratal Lake, you’ll have some time to explore the area, take in the breathtaking views, and relax by the serene lake. Chandratal, situated at an altitude of 4,300 meters, offers stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains and is a popular camping spot.
  4. Drive back to Chatru Camp (about 80 kilometers): After spending some time at Chandratal, you’ll drive back to Chatru Camp. The return journey takes roughly the same amount of time as the outbound drive, around 4 to 5 hours.

Overall, this itinerary offers a mix of trekking, scenic drives, and exploration of Chandratal Lake. It’s essential to be prepared for variable weather conditions and to ensure that you have adequate provisions for the journey, including water, snacks, warm clothing, and sunscreen. Additionally, it’s advisable to confirm the road conditions and availability of transportation beforehand, especially if you’re arranging for private vehicles or hired jeeps.

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Day 5 : Drive from Chatru camp to Manali via Atal Tunnel  (4114 Meters) to Manali (140 km) Reach evening at 3 pm

Trek Distance – 140 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of the journey – By Taxi

Today’s last breakfast

The drive from Chatru Camp to Manali via the Atal Tunnel offers breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayan landscapes and picturesque valleys. Here’s what you can expect to see on the way:

  1. Chandra River Valley: As you depart from Chatru Camp, you’ll follow the Chandra River Valley, which is flanked by towering mountains and lush greenery. The river originates from the Chandra Taal Lake and accompanies you for a significant part of the journey.
  2. Rohtang Pass: While not directly on the route to Manali via the Atal Tunnel, Rohtang Pass is a significant landmark that you might encounter depending on your route. It’s known for its scenic beauty, with snow-capped peaks, glaciers, and alpine meadows. However, with the Atal Tunnel bypassing Rohtang Pass, you may not need to cross it directly.
  3. Atal Tunnel: The highlight of the journey is undoubtedly the Atal Tunnel, which is one of the highest vehicular tunnels in the world. As you pass through the tunnel, which spans an elevation of 4,114 meters, you’ll be surrounded by solid rock and experience a change in climate from the rugged terrain of Lahaul Valley to the greener landscapes of the Kullu Valley.
  4. Kullu Valley: Upon exiting the Atal Tunnel, you’ll find yourself in the Kullu Valley, known for its scenic beauty and lush vegetation. The valley is dotted with quaint villages, apple orchards, and terraced fields. Keep an eye out for the Beas River, which flows through the valley, adding to its charm.
  5. Manali: As you approach Manali, you’ll be greeted by the sight of the town nestled amidst the mountains. Manali is a popular hill station known for its vibrant culture, bustling markets, and adventure activities. If you arrive in the evening around 3 pm, you’ll have time to explore the town, visit local attractions, and relax after your journey.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medicine for Altitude Sickness

Medicine for acidity and discomfort.

Fever and Headache Medicines

Pain Reliever

Motion Sickness Medicine

Medicine for Allergies

Medicine for Diarrhoea

Sprains Cream or Spray

Antiseptic Cream

ORS

Band aid

Cotton

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Gauze

Note:- Please take all medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

It is important to have some guidelines in place in case something unexpected happens. Here are some general guidelines that may be helpful:

  1. Have a first-aid kit: Make sure to carry a well-equipped first-aid kit that can be used to treat minor injuries and ailments.
  2. Follow safety protocols: It is important to follow all safety protocols and guidelines related to the trek. This includes staying on designated trails, avoiding risky or dangerous areas, and staying with your group.
  3. Have a communication plan: Make sure to have a communication plan in place in case of emergencies. This may include carrying a mobile phone or a satellite phone, or using a walkie-talkie to stay in touch with other members of your group.
  4. Know the local emergency services: Be aware of the local emergency services available in the area where you will be trekking. This includes knowing the location of the nearest hospital, police station, or rescue service.
  5. Carry proper gear and equipment: Make sure to carry appropriate gear and equipment for the trek, including proper footwear, warm clothing, and rain gear. This will help you stay comfortable and safe during the trek.
  6. Follow Leave No Trace principles: Follow Leave No Trace principles and leave the trekking area as you found it. This includes packing out all trash and waste, avoiding damaging vegetation, and respecting wildlife.
  7. Stay calm and collected: In case something unexpected happens, try to stay calm and collected. Assess the situation and take appropriate action to stay safe and help others in your group.

It’s also a good idea to consult with a local trekking agency or experienced guide before embarking on a trek, as they can provide additional guidance and support to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Hampta Pass Trek FAQ

1. What is the Hampta Pass Trek? The Hampta Pass Trek is a popular high-altitude trek in the Himalayas, located in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is known for its dramatic changes in landscape, from lush green valleys to barren, snow-clad mountains.

2. Where is Hampta Pass located? Hampta Pass is situated on the Pir Panjal range in the Himalayas, connecting the Kullu Valley to the Lahaul and Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh. The trek starts from Jobra, near Manali.

3. How do I reach the starting point of the trek? The trek starts from Jobra, which is accessible from Manali. Here’s how you can reach Manali:

  • By Air: The nearest airport is Bhuntar Airport, about 50 km from Manali. From Bhuntar, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to Manali.
  • By Train: The nearest railway station is Chandigarh or Ambala. From there, you can take a bus or taxi to Manali.
  • By Road: Manali is well-connected by road. You can take an overnight bus or drive from Delhi, Chandigarh, or other nearby cities.

4. What is the best time to visit Hampta Pass? The best time to trek to Hampta Pass is during the following periods:

  • Summer: June to September During these months, the weather is pleasant, and the trail is accessible. The landscapes are vibrant with blooming flowers and greenery.

5. What is the duration of the trek? The Hampta Pass trek typically takes 5-6 days, including travel time to and from Manali.

6. What is the difficulty level of the trek? The trek is considered moderate. It involves some steep ascents and descents, river crossings, and traversing over snow, making it suitable for trekkers with a reasonable level of physical fitness.

7. What is the altitude of the Hampta Pass? The highest point of the trek is Hampta Pass, which is at an altitude of approximately 4,270 meters (14,009 feet).

8. What should I pack for the trek? Here’s a list of essential items to pack:

  • Warm clothing (layers, thermal wear, down jacket)
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Trekking shoes with good grip
  • Trekking poles
  • Backpack (40-60 liters)
  • Sleeping bag (if not provided by the trekking company)
  • Personal medical kit
  • Water bottles and purification tablets
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Raincoat/poncho
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat
  • Flashlight/headlamp with extra batteries
  • Toiletries and personal hygiene items

9. Do I need a permit for the trek? No special permits are required for the Hampta Pass trek. However, it is advisable to carry a valid ID and inform local authorities about your trekking plans.

10. What kind of accommodation is available during the trek? Accommodation during the trek typically includes camping in tents at designated campsites. The facilities are basic but comfortable.

11. Are there any risks or challenges on the trek? The trek involves challenges such as:

  • Steep and slippery trails, especially in snow and rain
  • River crossings
  • Changing weather conditions
  • Physical strain from long trekking days
  • Altitude-related issues It’s essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and follow the guidance of your trek leader.

12. Is it safe to trek alone? While it is possible to trek alone, it is highly recommended to join a group or hire a local guide for safety, navigation, and a richer experience.

13. Can I do the trek if I have no prior trekking experience? The trek is moderately challenging and can be undertaken by beginners with a good level of physical fitness. Prior experience in trekking will be an advantage.

14. What kind of food is provided during the trek? Most trekking packages include vegetarian meals, which are nutritious and catered to trekking needs. The food usually includes local cuisine, rice, chapati, vegetables, dal, and snacks.

15. What are some key highlights of the trek?

  • Crossing the Hampta Pass and entering the starkly different landscapes of Lahaul and Spiti
  • Scenic views of snow-clad peaks, alpine meadows, and lush green valleys
  • Camping beside the beautiful Chandra Tal Lake
  • Trekking through dense pine and oak forests
  • Panoramic views from the top of Hampta Pass

16. Are there any cultural or historical aspects of the trek? The trek provides an opportunity to explore the local culture of the Himachali people. You may pass through remote villages and get a glimpse of their traditional lifestyle and customs.

17. What kind of fitness is required for the trek? A good level of fitness is required for the Hampta Pass trek. Regular cardiovascular exercise, such as jogging, swimming, or cycling, and leg strengthening exercises can help prepare for the trek.

18. What should I be aware of regarding altitude sickness? Altitude sickness can affect anyone above 2,500 meters. To minimize the risk:

  • Acclimatize properly
  • Stay hydrated
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking
  • Ascend slowly and give your body time to adjust

This FAQ should provide a thorough overview for anyone considering the Hampta Pass trek. If you have more specific questions, feel free to ask!

Are you Looking for Trekking Equipment on Rent?

If any trekker needs trekking equipment on Rent then Himalayan Hikers has the best trekking equipment available on rent.

There are many people behind this who are in great need of it, it is better to hire it at affordable price without spending much money for just a few days.

Rent Costs per Day

1. Hiking shoes Per day Rs. 100/-

2. Hiking Pant Per Day Rs. 100/-

3. Down Jacket Per Day Rs. 100/-

4. Hiking Pole Per Day Rs. 50/-

5. Headlight Per Day Rs. 50/-

6. Trekking Bag 50 to 60 litter Per Day Rs. 100/-

7. Gloves Per Day Rs. 50/-

Trek Equipment You can book directly at the Base Camp of your trek.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility  from Manli to Manali including Chandratal

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin/three share basis

All meals: Breakfast, Packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and Dinner

High quality Dome tents

Sleeping bags

Mattress

Lineer

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Camping Chair

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

 Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is not included in this Trek?

Personal Trek Insurance

Personal toiletry Items

If you are a foreigner then your permit costs will be Rs. 2000/- extra which is not included in this package.

Aadhar card and  necessary for Indian people.

If you are a foreigner, then bring your visa and passport with you.

On the first day en route to base camp the breakfast are not included

last day en  Route Lunch or dinner are not included

If you don’t pick up your trekking bag yourself then if you need porters for that then its cost Per Bag per Day. 500.00  pay directly in the base camp Manli 

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 keep you fit and healthy on the trek. (Veg food or Jain Food with fruits)

Reviews (7)

7 reviews for Hampta Pass Trek

  1. Pankaj

    ITS BEEN FIVE YEARS I AM DOING TREKS WITH HH AND TRUST ME THEY KNOW THEIR WORK .. THEIR STAFF IS JUST AMAZING THEY ALWAYS TRIED THEIR BEST TO GIVE YOU BEST TREKKING EXPERIENCE.. MOST IMPORTANT THEY TREAT YOU LIKE FAMILY SO IF ANY TREK IS ON YOUR MIND CONTACT THEM BECAUSE IF THERE IS ANY REQUIREMENT THEN THEIR MD CAN ALSO JOIN YOU ON TREK SO WHAT ELSE WE NEED

    • Himalayan Hikers

      thanks, Mr. Pankaj

  2. Richa

    Fantastic

  3. Karina

    I didi hampta pass trek with himalayan hikers १९ to २३ july २०२१ best experience thanks himalayan hikers

  4. poonam shah

    best trekking team , guide all staff very kind and helpful ,, good to good thanks team himalayan hikers –

  5. Arnab Bhattacharya

    Himalayan Hikers best trekking team in himachal , all team local from himachal , service and tents, sleeping , all equipment best, very luxury food spacial veg biryani during the hampta pass summit – thanks Himalayan hikers coming with you again in uttarakhand

  6. BIJENDER Singh

    Good

  7. Nik Nikk

    After doing a lot research online I decided to book my first ever trek with Himalayan Hikers and was part of their 29th July Hampta Pass Trek and I honestly consider myself very lucky that I decided to go with Himalayan Hikers and not with anyone else. Right from day 01 when we arrived in Manali they took care of us like a family member. They have the best group of team members who are always there for you no matter what. They have an answer to each and every question you have in your mind. I was surprised to see the professionalism that every Himalayan Hikers staff displayed during the trek.

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