The Hampta Pass Trek is a popular trekking route in the Himachal Pradesh region of India. The trek is named after the Hampta Pass, which is the highest point on the trek at an altitude of 14,100 feet (4,298 meters). The trek is known for its stunning landscapes and scenic beauty.
You will be astounded by the sharp contrast from the things you've just left behind when you cross the Hampta Pass. Spiti Valley, the expanse of the country in front of you, is renowned for its desolate stretches, rough topography, and forget-me-not blue skies.
The trek begins in the peaceful village of Jobra and travels through a number of beautiful places, including Chalet and Chika. Along the way, you'll see gorgeous glimpses of snow-capped mountains, lush valleys, and picturesque scenery. While the trail passes through a number of isolated communities, the journey also provides a chance to see the regional culture.
Overall, the Hampta Pass Trek is a perfect blend of adventure, scenic beauty, and cultural exploration, making it a must-visit destination for trekking enthusiasts. The exhilarating nature of the trek to Hampta Pass intensifies the already tremendous change. Trekkers embrace the adventure of crossing the Hampta Pass. You will relish the anxious thrill of traversing the multiple slopes to reach the pass.
Region: Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Start/ End Point of the Trek: Manali
Hampta Pass Trek Height: 14,100 ft
Hampta Pass Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
Hampta Pass Trek Temperature: Day (12°C to 8°C) and Night (-10°C to -15°C)
Best Time to do Hampta Pass Trek: May to September
What is the Best Time to Visit?
The months of May to September are ideal for trekking along the Hampta Valley. This is the time to take in the best views given the enormous amount of snow and the scenic natural splendor.
What is the Difficulty Level of the Trek?
The trek is considered to be moderately challenging. This is the ideal location in Himachal Pradesh to travel to and complete a snowy trekking experience.
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.
How is the Weather During the Trek?
The daytime temperature on Hampta Pass Trek ranges from 12 to 20 degrees Celsius, and the night time temperature ranges from 0 to -5 degrees Celsius.
How to Reach Manali Basecamp?
The quickest and most economical way to get to Manali. Manali is accessible by road from several locations, including Delhi (540 km), Chandigarh (305 km), Dehradun (227 km), and Ambala (370 km).
The closest railway station to Manali is Jogindernagar. Other train routes to Manali include those through Chandigarh and Ambala.5
The nearest airport is Bhuntar airport, 10 km from Manali. Cabs and local buses are easily available from Bhuntar to Manali.
Day 1: Drive from Manali to Jobra and Trek to Chika
From Himtrek Manali Base, you will travel to Jobra early in the morning, from where your trek would start.
This drive will take you through several hairpin bends, and the beauty of the Kullu Valley all along the ride.
After quite a brief lunch stopover in Jobra, we will start our trek to Chika, which is a 2 hour long easy trek and includes a couple of small river crossings.
Holding a hiking pole close by is suggested to reduce effort.
The hike ascends steadily through the shade of pine trees, green meadows, and a refreshing air, providing a magnificent view of Manali from the mountain ditch.
Once you reach Chika, you will be spellbound by a spectacular view of lush greenery and snow-capped high mountains.
Take a moment to admire the surroundings while entering a beautiful field that is covered with little rocks all around.
Spend the night in camps and refuel with delectable meals for the next day of exploration.
Day 2: Trek from Chika to Balu ka Ghera
Wake up to a beautiful sunrise and have breakfast with hot sipping tea.
After breakfast, we'll depart promptly so you may take in the journey in its natural state.
The trail ahead would be expectedly covered in snow.
The trek traverses through some breathtaking scenery before ending on a grassy bank that slopes down from the cliffs that lie beneath Hampta Pass.
The proximity of the Tokru-Shakru peaks, and the gorgeous coloration of the rocks and hillside add on to its beauty.
The lush, emerald Kullu Valley is located on one side of the pass, and the starkly different desert valley of Lahaul is on the other.
We'll hike back using the same route after some time.
Arrive at the campsite, enjoy a nice dinner.
Spend the night at the campsite.
Day 3: Trek from Balu ka Ghera to Hampta Pass and back to Balu ka Ghera
From this point on, you will catch your first glimpse of the Dhauladhar ranges, an outlying Himalayan chain of mountains, and it is from these snowy expanses that the experience of trekking in the Himalayas begins to take hold.
Snow-capped mountain peaks could be seen on one side of the pass, and jagged boulders and broken rocks can be seen on the opposite side.
Observe Mother Nature's beauty, which is typically veiled by the activity of the metropolis.
The settlement of Hampta, which lends the pass its name, will be our final halt before we start the descent to Balu ka Ghera.
Experience the magical sights of Hampta pass and take in the immense pleasure it holds for your eyes.
After a grueling journey, you will reach Balu ka Ghera. Stop here for some well-earned rest before bed.
Spend the night in tents, soak in the memories of the wide vistas of the 3 days as you’re stepping into the final day of the trek on the upcoming morning.
Day 4: Trek from Balu ka Ghera to Chika and back to Manali
We will leave Balu ka Ghera after breakfast and trek back to Chika.
The fourth day has an easy trail, and it's quick to descend steadily.
After reaching Chika, the trek will lead you to Jobra, from where you started on day 1.
A vehicle will take you from Jobra to Manali, where your 4 days long trip ends.
Soon it will be time to say goodbye to this wonderful adventure.
Go back home with a bag full of memories.
What is included in the tour
- Transportation from Manali to Manali
- Accommodation on sharing basis.
- All Meals (Veg) , Including from Dinner on the 1st day to Breakfast on the 4th Day.
- Well Qualified Trek Leader.
- Supporting Staff and cook.
- Forest Permits.
- Basic Medical Kit.
- Accommodation on Tent Stay & Homestay.
- Camping and Trekking Equipment (Tent, Sleeping bags, Gaiters etc).
What is NOT included in the tour
- Anything which is not included in the above inclusion.
- Porters or Mule to carry your personal Luggage.
- Any kind of Personal Expenses.
- Personal Medication