Hampta Pass Trek With Chandratal

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4 Nights 5 Days

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Up to 3 days

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18 people

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English, Hindi

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Hampta Pass Trek with Chandratal is located in the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas, Hampta Pass Trek is an extremely popular trek of Himachal Pradesh. Hampta Pass trek starts from everyone’s favorite scenic town of Manali and the beauty of lush green terrains unfolds as you proceed. The journey takes you through beautiful valleys, snow-capped mountains, and crystal-clear rivers.

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Absolutely amazing experience with himtrek service. The food at every checkpoint was delicious. Our guide Suriya and Sanju handled the group very well.They not only ensured our safety throughout the journey but also made the trek more manageable with their guidance and support.
Deepanjali Basumatary
Deepanjali Basumatary
11/07/2024
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if you are a adventurous person this is perfect place. The group leaders are highly experienced and friendly and they value you privacy your protection. trek leaders Mr.surya and Mr.sanju are well experienced and professional. 👍👏🏻👏🏻 #Hamptapass#HP
Mannu Rai
Mannu Rai
11/07/2024
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Today I have completed hampta pass with Himtrek. This is my 5th trek and it's my best trek of all. My experience with Himtrek was great. Our guide Surya and Sanju sir were really experienced and supportive. Food was great. Everything was perfect.
Deepak kumar
Deepak kumar
11/07/2024
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Hampta treak was well organised, food was great and guide Sanjay and Surya helped the group finish the treak flawlessly
SHARAN ASHOK
SHARAN ASHOK
11/07/2024
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It was a mind-blowing trip! Sanjay sir and Surya sir made the hampta trek very easy. Once in a life time experience!!!!!!!!!
Shitika Shetty
Shitika Shetty
11/07/2024
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Very good food & all services good
Ravi gupta
Ravi gupta
11/07/2024
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Surya bhayya and Sanju bhayya🫂🏔️🖤
Ganesh RaveendranSocial
Ganesh RaveendranSocial
11/07/2024
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The overall experience was great for Hampta paas trek. Our guides, Om bhai, Arun bhai and Shashi bhai were great in all aspects of safety, enjoyment and assistance. Their guidance for this moderate trek was of great help. The stay was also good and so was the food. Everything was very well coordinated throughout the 5D/4N trek.
Nikita Malhotra
Nikita Malhotra
09/07/2024
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Did hampta passs trek with himtrek amazing service, great experience! Best guides om sir, arun sir, shashi bhai made our trip more amazing and best. Great food , good stays at mountains! 👍🏔
Shubhi Soni
Shubhi Soni
09/07/2024

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People also call this trek the ‘Valley of Flowers’ of Himachal Pradesh. However, you get to see the fusion of both worlds in this trek as on the other hand lies the barren area with no vegetation, almost empty side of the Lauhaul area. The diverse landscape makes the experience more enriching and the steep climb fills the adrenaline pits of adventurers!The crossover is of course dramatic, hence, a new opportunity to experience different landscapes in one trek. The trek also offers panoramic views of some of the highest Himalayan peaks like Indrasan, Deo Tibba, and Hanuman Tibba.

The difference between Hampta pass trek and Chandratal:-

Hampta Pass is not only attractive but also a rare experience. It is a narrow road leading out of the Kullu Valley and overlooking the long, challenging, and beautiful Lahaul Valley. The landscape of this journey is very different. This trek not only offers views of the vegetation and cool desert of Lahaul but also has the best views of the Dhauladhar mountain range. You can also take a closer look at the culture of the people who live in the highest place. Why should we go?

Information About Hampta Pass Trek:-

Hampta Pass trek is one of the heavenly treks that take you to an altitude of 14,010 feet. Reaching this incredible height is a feat for a short hike that can be completed in just 5 days. up to the intermediate level, making this an ideal destination for travelers. Trekkers are amazed to see how different the Himalayan landscape is without having to go on long treks. Most of the journey is difficult, except for a few sections that require climbing and careful descent. It is connected to all major cities of India by road, train, or plane. There are many Volvo buses, luxury or national transport to these cities, including Manali. 

There are buses and taxis to Manali from cities like Ambala-Ladun, Haridwar, Shimla, Dharamshala. You can take the Shatabdi train to Chandigarh and then hire a taxi or take a bus to Manali. You can take a train to Pathankot and then hire a taxi or take a bus to Manali. km. Many private jets and Indian airlines operate scheduled flights to Bhuntar Airport. The nearest international airport is in Chandigarh. From Bhuntar, you can take a taxi or bus directly to Manali. The first is to reach an altitude of 28 miles above sea level, covering a distance of 14,010 feet in just 5 days. The trek can be completed in 4 days, but we usually spend an extra day visiting the beauty of the highest lake, God Chandra Taal.

Beginners and Experienced:-

Hampta Pass Trek can be done by all beginners/experienced hikers and experienced hikers. There is no need to do this walk. This trek is less challenging compared to other Himalayan treks and the challenging terrain is evenly distributed across the stages. The difficulty of the crossing depends mostly on the weather, unlike the hiking area. Thoughts. You will be fascinated by the wonderful twists and turns in the landscape. The trek will take you through cascading waterfalls, rushing rivers, overhanging glaciers, and interesting terrain. Rapid changes from the thick forests of Chikka to tropical jungles, desert oases, and lush green valleys of Kullu, to the vertically hanging Lahaul Desert and surrounding mountains make the Hampta Pass one of the most challenging cross treks.

The hamlets, and villages of Hampta and Saison give you access to the culture and lifestyle of the local people. The people living in these villages come from a community in the Spiti and Kinnar districts of Himachal Pradesh. As these villages take you back to the past, you will be forgotten, with steep climbing and challenging terrains across the beautiful Himalayan landscape. You will walk through forests, green meadows, plains, huge rocks, cliffs, moraines, and long strips of snow and ice. You can see various mountain flowers and wildflowers along the walk. Flowers in red, white, blue, yellow, pink, orange, and lavender are scattered across the continent, creating images straight out of a storybook.

Chandratal Lake

Chandratal Lake, meaning Moon Lake, is a wonder created by nature. A visit to the high alpine lake at 14,110 feet (half the height of Mount Everest) is a must. The lake is easily hailed as the soul and soul of the Hampta Pass trek. The crescent-shaped body of sparkling water is located in the middle of the desert and is surrounded by large desert mountains.

The lake is clear, green, and radiates magnetism, you need to go there to feel the brilliance of the lake. It’s as if every moment of the day paints a new picture of the sparkling lake. During the day, the blue sky is reflected, at night the water is painted a deep emerald color, and at night the sparkling water is colored with a silvery sheen. No photograph can capture the beauty of the fluorescent blue that seems to recite the holy prayer in the silence of the arid landscape. There are many legends about this place and that makes it more attractive. Chandratal is the source of the fiery river Chandra.

Quick Facts:

Region: Himachal Pradesh

Start/ End Point of the Trek: Himtrek Basecamp Prini

Duration: 5D/4N

Trek Distance: 35 Km Altitude: 14,107 ft.

Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate

Temperature: Day (12°C to 20°C) and Night (-2°C to 6°C)

Best Time to do Hampta Pass Trek: June to September

Here are some tips to keep in mind when hiking Hampta Pass:-

  • It is best not to hike after sunset because the mountain is full of wildlife. You never know what you’ll encounter in the mountain forest.
  • Start your journey early to cover the maximum distance easily.
  • Use a cane while walking.
  • It may not make you look beautiful, but a walking pole is a good support for long walks.
  • They just think you have extra legs. Make sure you have a bottle of water on hand.
  • It is important to stay hydrated throughout your trip.
  • It is important to wear good shoes.
  • Hiking shoes are the best choice because they have the ideal weight and cushioning.
  • Take longer walks with your backpack before leaving.
  • Hiking can get tiring very quickly and it’s best to have a good guess as you won’t find success on many trails.

Do not make noise on the mountain. Since the mountains are known for their patience, it is best to keep the volume within limits.

1.What is the Hampta pass trek difficulty level?

Hampta pass trek difficulty level range from easy to moderate level. If you’re healthy and fit both physically and mentally, then you’re fit to attempt this trek. Hampta Pass trek comprises different terrains and is considered difficult as it has a considerable amount of ascent and descent. Hampta Pass trek, however, is a bit steep but doable.

2.What is Hampta Pass Trekking?

Hampta Pass trek is a popular high altitude trek in the Pir Panjal mountain range of the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh, India. It crosses the Hampta Pass at an altitude of about 14,000 feet above sea level and connects the Lahore Valley with the Kullu Valley. Where is Hampta Pass Trek?It starts from Manali in Kullu district and ends in Lahaul valley near Chaturgram. The journey passes through beautiful valleys, glaciers, high deserts and meadows.

3.How hard is the Hampta Pass trek?

You consider the Hampta Pass trek moderate to strenuous hike due to the high altitudes, snow patches, and some steep climbs to the top of the lake and physically demanding great ground strength and first-hand knowledge of hiking.

4.How long does the Hampta Pass trek take?

A typical Hampta Pass trek takes 4-5 days, with a total distance of about 35-40 km in one direction. The long trek through Sia Gol takes 6-7 days.

5.What is the highest point?

The highest point reached on the Hampta Pass trek is Hampta Pass itself, which is about 14,035 feet above sea level Are there any famous campsites along the way? Yes, the famous camping spots include Jwala, Bar Ka Gera, Siya Gol and Chatur, where trekkers often stop.

6.Renting equipment for the trek?

Himtrek does provide easy accessibility to almost all types of equipment required for the trek on a rental basis with reasonable prices and extremely good quality. The equipment can be arranged on prior notice.

7.What is the Hampta pass trek height?

The highest altitude of Hampta Pass Trek with Chandratal is 14,107 ft. The Hampta Pass Trek is a popular trekking route in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas, located in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The highest point of the trek is the Hampta Pass itself, which stands at an elevation of approximately 4,270 meters (14,009 feet) above sea level.

7.What is the Hampta pass trek distance?

The Hampta Pass Trek is a moderate to challenging trek in the Himalayan region of Himachal Pradesh, India. The total distance covered during the trek varies slightly depending on the specific route taken, but typically ranges from approximately 24 to 28 kilometers (15 to 17 miles) one way.

8.What is the Hampta pass trek best time?

Hampta Pass is open to trekkers from May to October. There is a lot of snow in the middle of the year and the temperature is below freezing, making travel difficult. The best time to visit Hampta Pass is from mid-June to October. Travelers can expect snow between May and June or September and October; August is the sunniest month until the rain starts.

The season for the Hampta Pass trek is very short but the experience is worth the effort a thousand times over. For six months, the daytime temperature remains between 12 and 20 degrees Celsius, while at night it drops to 0-5 degrees Celsius.Walking can be very easy. There is a feeling of unpredictability in the mountains that will soon pass.

9.What is the average temperature range during the trekking season?

The daytime temperatures are usually between 15°C to 25°C, while nights can get quite cold with temperatures dipping to 0°C or below at the higher camps.

10.Is the Hampta Pass Trek suitable for beginners?

While not extremely technically difficult, the Hampta Pass trek is considered challenging for beginners due to the high altitudes involved. Prior hiking experience and good fitness levels are recommended.

11.Are there any famous landmarks on the trek?

Yes, trekkers get to see the famous Indrasan glacier, the Deo Tibba peak, Chandrabhaga river valley, and the high altitude Bhrigu Lake on some extended Hampta trek routes.

12.What equipment is required for the Hampta Pass ?

Basic trekking gear like trekking shoes, backpacks, trekking pole, headlamps, etc. are required along with warm layers for the cold temperatures. Trekkers also need to carry a sleeping bag.

13.Are there any wildlife spotting opportunities?

The Pir Panjal ranges offer opportunities to spot Himalayan wildlife like the Himalayan blue sheep, musk deer, and even snow leopards for the lucky ones.

14.Can we do the Hampta Pass trek without a guide?

While possible for very experienced trekkers, it is recommended to take a local guide, especially when crossing high passes like Hampta to navigate safely.

How to Reach Manali for Hampta Pass Trek?

By Air: The nearest airport to Manali is Bhuntar Airport. Keep a check on the flights from certain cities as these airports are well-connected and offer regular flights (especially from Delhi and Chandigarh) to Manali.

By Bus: Buses can be booked beforehand online through apps and website bookings. However, from Delhi, there are regular stops and buses depart regularly from ISBT. The tickets are quite reasonable and the journey is comfortable and safe.

By Train: Manali is well-connected with outer cities through railways as well and a lot of people use this as the way of their commute. Chandigarh Railway Station is the nearest train station to Manali. From there, you can board a local bus or private/public taxi.

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Highlights

  • Trek from Kullu's green meadows to Spiti's cold desert.
  • See the Hampta, Spiti, and Rohtang Passes converge as you descend to Chhatru.
  • See the crescent-shaped Chandrataal Lake reflect the sky and mountains.
  • Witness fiery sunsets and sunrises over Deo Tibba and Indrasan peaks.

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation on sharing basis.
  • All Meals (Veg), Including lunch from the 1st day to Breakfast on the 5th Day.
  • Well Qualified Trek Leader.
  • Supporting Staff and cook.
  • Forest Permits.
  • Basic Medical Kit.
  • Accommodation on Tent Stay.
  • Camping and Trekking Equipment (Tent, Sleeping bags, Gaiters, Microspikes etc).
  • Transportation ( Manali To Jobra Village, Chandratal To Manali)
  • Anything which is not included in the above inclusion.
  • Porters or Mule to carry your personal Luggage.
  • Any kind of Personal Expenses.
  • Personal Medication.

Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Manali to Jobra Village (40min); Trek To Chikka | 3-4 Hours Trek|

  • Once you arrive at Manali, you’ll be given a packed lunch, followed by an introduction to the superheroes of the trek, our guides!
  • They’ll brief you about the trek and you’ll get the chance to clear your doubts and seek answers to your questions if any.
  • The trek from Manali to Chikka is as divine as one could expect. Enjoy the constant switch between picturesque landscapes and explore the hidden beauty of Kullu Valley.
  • The trek will take approximately 2-4 hours to cover. Once you reach the campsite in Chikka, you can relax in your camps and loosen up the tiredness of the day.

Day 2: Chika to Balu ka Ghera | 4-5 Hours Trek

  • Experience the colorful Chikka valley with a 9 km journey from Chikka to Balu Ka Gher, taking 4-5 hours.
  • The trail offers scenic beauty with waterfalls, rocky river banks, and beautiful Himalayan peaks. Cross chilly rivers and soak in ice-cold water.
  • After a challenging trail, arrive at Balu Ka Ghera's colorful campsite. Get into your camps and maybe take a nap before dinner.
  • End the day with stargazing and an acoustic guitar-karaoke session to fuel up for another adventurous day.

Day 3: Balu ka Ghera to Sia and crossing Hampta Pass | 7-8 Hours Trek

  • The journey from Balu Ka Ghera to Shia Ghoru via Hampta Pass is a challenging yet enthusiastic trek that takes around 9 hours and covers a distance of 5 km.
  • The climb to Hampta Pass is a moderately steep and flat descent towards Shia Ghoru.
  • After a few hours of trekking, you finally climb Hampta Pass. However, you still have to trek down to Shea Ghoru, which is relatively easy and you will reach your destination without any issues.

Day 4: Sia Ghoru to Chatru, Drive to Chandratal and return Chatru | 3-4 Hours Trek

  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast before starting your trek and driving for 2 to 2.5 hours.
  • After reaching Chatru, drop your luggage in tents and head towards Chandrataal lake.
  • This picturesque lake offers a variety of flora and fauna, including wildflowers and marmots.
  • Return to Chatru and check into designated camps. Get well-rested after dinner before departing the landscapes the next day.

Day 5: Drive from Chatru to Manali Via Atal Tunnel and back to Manali Base Camp

  • You’ll be leaving at 8 am from Chatru after your breakfast, heading to the Manali base camp.
  • Now is your time to relax and sit back for 5 long hours and enjoy the charismatic views of the mountains.
  • The drive lets you paint the canvases of nature in your head! The further we go, the more beautiful it gets The views may be beautiful, but the roads here are bumpy and dusty, so buckle up real tight and enjoy the adventurous jeep ride.
  • This is where your beautiful journey ends, sadly, but take a moment to soak in your whole experience and give a hurrah in the air!"

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