Hampta Pass Trek

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Explore Kullu, manali and Lahaul Spiti Valley on Hampta Pass Trek

The name “Hampta Pass” derived from Hampta 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, 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.

Hampta Pass Trek

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.

Hampta Pass Trek

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 with barren lands.

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

Hampta Pass Trek

Best Time to do this trek

So, the best time to do the trek is 3st week of June to last week of September last week because in pre-monsoon the trail remains covered in snow and the climb gets tough.

 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.


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

Himpta View

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity

ATM POINT: Withdraw money before your journey, Manali is the last point where you will find ATM.

Mobile Connectivity: There will be no networks during the trek, in Manali your device will receive the networks, so make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.

Key Points 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: – minimum 5 people maximum 15 people

Altitude we are going to cover

Manali – 2050 Meter

Cheeka camp – 3078 Meter

Balu ka Gera    – 3783 – Meter

Shea Goru camp – 3735 – Meter

Chatru camp – 3322 Meter

Chandratal – 4300 Meter

Rohtang pass – 4114 Meter

Short Itinerary Hampta pass Trek

Day 1: Pickup to you from Manali to Jobra by taxi (22km) 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 via Rohtang pass (4114 Meter) to Manali (140 km) Reach evening 6 pm


Day 1 : Pickup to you from Manali to Jobra by taxi (22km) same day trek to Cheeka camp.

Total distance  – 25 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey –  By taxi 22 km and On foot 03 km

Altitude – Cheeka camp – 3078 Meter

Night stay – Our Campsite – on twin share basis

All trekker meet of group leader manali mall road head, 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.

After 1/2 Hours of trekking Trekkers will be welcomed with lush greenery meadow. The Rani Nallah comes in between the meadow. The surreal view will make the trekkers go crazy as they will witness few sheep and cow grazing on the field. While crossing the meadow you climb up the hill on the left side. Cheeka is reached at the end of the vast meadow. This route is quite scenic has spacious green patch. With the Rani River flowing, it makes it very easy to pitch the tents.


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.

There is a gradual ascent and you will see the stunning Dhauladhar range in the background. The view is worth to drool upon when one gets a glimpse of the Indrasan Peak. The scenery turns out to be fairytale and the gradient gradually increases till the Jwara Nala. The most exciting part is the River Crossing. River Crossing is not a cup of tea as one needs to take proper precaution for crossing.

So, on this day, you will have to do two river crossings is just near to Cheeka Camp site and the other at Jwara. This is an exciting and splendor moment for the, adventurers as you have to open your shoes because the water level will reach your knee. Also, you will feel numbness in your feet due extremely cold water after crossing the river.

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.


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

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.


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

Trek Distance – 161 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

Shea Goru is everyone’s favorite campsite. You will find the contrast in the scenarios. It is the stunning desolate valley of LAhaul. Not only this, the addition of wildflower and small stream passing by makes it more ethereal.

A dream landscape for every mountain lover with such exquisite settings makes the trekkers and nature lovers go bonkers. With the backdrop of the LAhaul and Spiti range along with the Pir Panjal Range rule the entire landscape of Hampta Pass.

Trek till the campsite of Chatru. If the roads are good enough to ride, you can head towards Chandratal Lake which is around 78 km and takes 2 hours to reach. Each one of us have heard about Pangong Lake of Ladakh. Chandratal Lake is absolutely stunning and equally beautiful.
Drive to the Chandratal Lake which is a jaw dropping emerald blue lake in the LAhaul and Spiti district. The vibrant colors of the lake and the desert mountain makes it cherry on top of the cake. Same day back to Chatru camp – night dinner ready for you here – enjoy the last night here.


Day 5 : Trek from Chatru camp to via Rohtang pass (4114 Meter) to Manali (140 km) Reach evening 6 pm

Trek Distance – 140 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By Taxi

Today last breakfast with us, the drive from Chatru camp is extremely picturesque. Witness the panoramic view of Rohtang Pass and other mountain ranges and tiny hamlets of Kullu and Manali.
The last day will be a relaxing day and finally the five extravagant adventurous days ends in Himachal Pradesh.

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



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


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)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


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

01 Jul - 05 Jul 2020 - (Open)

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25 Jul - 29 Jul 2020 - (Open)

01 Aug- 05 Aug 2020 - (Open)

08 Aug- 12 Aug 2020 - (Open)

15 Aug- 19 Aug 2020 - (Open)

20 Aug- 24 Aug 2020 - (Open)

22 Aug- 26 Aug 2020 - (Open)

29 Aug- 02 Sep 2020 - (Open)

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

Reviews (2)

2 reviews for Hampta Pass Trek

  1. BIJENDER Singh


  2. 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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