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Hampta Pass trek in Himachal Pradesh: Unforgettable Trekking

Himtrek's Riverside Camps and Hostel, Manali, Between Clubhouse and La Plage Restaurant, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Hampta Pass trek in Himachal Pradesh: Unforgettable Trekking

Himtrek's Riverside Camps and Hostel, Manali, Between Clubhouse and La Plage Restaurant, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India
Not Rated
Duration

4 Nights 5 Days

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No Cancellation

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, Hindi

Hampta Pass Trek With Chandratal: A Himalayan Adventure

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.

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?

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Information About Hampta Pass Trek:-

Hampta Pass trek is one of the heavenly treks that takes 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 to visit 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, 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 Spiti and Kinnar district of Himachal Pradesh. As these villages take you back to the past, you will be forgotten; , 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

  • Highlights of the ‘Valley of Flowers’ of Himachal Pradesh
  • As the name suggests, the terrain comprises the most awstrucking views of attractive and colorful landscapes. The scenic beauty is Instagram-worthy, and really paints a picture in your head!
  • The campsites are majorly loved by travelers and trekkers. The unique locations, large stretches of empty grasslands, and extremely raw exposure to nature are what make the campsite fulfilling and enjoyable to stay at.
  • The river crossing on the second day of the trek is another most-liked part of this trek. Every traveler is enthused to reach that point and experience the ever-cold and refreshing water running through their feet. People wait excitedly to reach this point as it oozes out screams of adventure and enthusiasm!
  • This trek offers the fusion of two worlds. One on hand, the kully valley is filled with colorful flowers and bounties of greenery. On the other hand, after climbing at further elevation towards Spiti valley,you’ll witness barren grasslands with almost no vegetation.
  • One word: Chandratal. This crescent shaped lake with crystal clear waters (depending on when you’re visiting) with a backdrop of lavender and grey mountains and an endless open sky stretching to as far as you can see is definitely going to take your breath away!
  • Trekking isn’t just a hobby sometimes, it makes you a strong and fun-loving person. Sometimes, it becomes your personality and unfolds the stories that you didn’t know you’d been living. Nature, traveling, trekking, befriending strangers, and facing harsh conditions together really counts for an experience. So, if this was something that blew your mind away, then you’re at the right place.

Pickup Point

Prini, Opposite White Stone Resort, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India

Day 1: Drive from Manali to Jobra Village (2hrs); 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 trail offers some stunning views of the mountains, including Hanuman Tibba and seven sisters peak. 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. Hot sizzling dinner will be served to you in the night, endlessly beautiful views of the star-lit sky would be the cherry on the cake!

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

Wake up to the mesmerizingly colorful views of the Chikka valley! Look around, soak in the beauty, and take a deep breath as what you’re about to witness next is magical! Get your stomachs filled with some strengthening but yummy breakfast at the campsite. Have some tea and buckle up your shoes for the next adventure that awaits you! The agenda on today’s to-do list would be to cover a distance of 9 km from Chikka to Balu Ka Gher, which would approximately take 4-5 hours. The journey might be draining energy-wise but soulfully, it’s the most enriching experience! The scenic beauty of the trail is enhanced by the presence of waterfalls, some rocky river banks, and beautiful Himalayan peaks. The rivers you’re going to cross are the highlight of this trek, which are indeed mind blowingly-chilly! So get ready to witness the actual adventure and soak your feet in ice-cold water! Fun, isn’t it? After non-stop hours of adventure and challenging trail, you’ll be welcomed by a colorful, not-so-crowded landscape at your campsite at Balu Ka Ghera. Get into your camps and maybe take a nap before dinner. End your day with stargazing, maybe an acoustic guitar-karaoke session and fuel up the energy for another adventurous day after you have your dinner.

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

What a morning! Opening your eyes, the first thing you see is the colorful landscape of Balu Ka Ghera. Heavenly indeed! But a traveler doesn’t stay in one place. So tidy up for the most challenging yet most enthusiastic day of your trek. The trek from Balu ka Gera to Shia Ghoru via Hampta Pass will take you around 9 hours to complete the journey while the distance of the trek remains 5 km The climb to Hampta Pass, the trail which you’ve been waiting for, is finally the next step in your journey! The climb is moderately steep and unfolds into a flat descent further toward Shia Ghoru. The pathway is exciting, full of challenges, and the perfect kick-off for an adrenaline junky! After an hour of walking by the river on your side, you’ll look back and realize you’ve left the river below! Don’t forget to notice the colorful small flowers in the grass you’re walking on! By now you must have understood why this trek is called the ‘Valley of Flowers’ of Himachal Pradesh. The climb gets more intense as you proceed and after reaching the first plateau is where you’ll also witness Deo Tibba peak, one of the highest Himalayan peaks. Now only after a couple of hours(or less) of trekking and witnessing diverse descents, you’ll finally climb Hampta Pass. Get your win captured and celebrate the joy, but not so much since you still have to trek down to Shea Ghoru. The path to Shea Ghoru is comparatively easy and you’ll reach your destination with no hassles. Once you reach there, check in to your camps and treat yourself to a hefty dinner.

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

Good Morning to you! Treat yourself to some delicious breakfast and get ready to enjoy your trek followed by a beautiful drive! Since the descents get risky and tiring by now. This part of your journey will take approximately 2 to 2.5 hours to cover before you finally hit the road again for your drive. After you reach Chatru, you’ll be asked to drop your luggage in your assigned tents, and from here, you’ll begin your journey toward the majestic Chandrataal lake. Once you reach Chandratal lake or the ‘Moon Lake’ due to its crescent shape), you’ll notice a change of scenery and witness the picturesque landscape which is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including wildflowers and marmots. After that you'll head back to Chatru, you’ll be checked into your designated camps. Chhatru offers a great camping site and makes the overnight stay quite mesmerizing. So, get well-rested after your dinner and get ready to bid farewell to these 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 basecamp. 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!"

  • 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.

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4 Nights 5 Days

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Himtrek's Riverside Camps and Hostel, Manali, Between Clubhouse and La Plage Restaurant, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India
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