The Hampta Snow Valley Trek is a popular 3-night, 4-day trekking route in the beautiful Himalayan region of Himachal Pradesh. This trek is suitable for both novice and experienced trekkers, offering a moderate level of difficulty and a chance to explore the stunning snow-capped peaks, green valleys, and meandering rivers.
The trek begins from the picturesque hill station of Manali and takes you through the lush green forests of pine, oak, and maple trees, as you gain altitude towards the Hampta Pass. The trek route also includes the beautiful villages of Sethan and Chika and the stunning Hampta snow valley. Trekkers can also enjoy panoramic views of the towering Himalayan peaks, including Deo Tibba, Indrasan, and Hanuman Tibba.
The trek is best enjoyed during the summer months, from June to September, when the weather is pleasant and the snow has melted. The trail is well-marked, and the trekkers are accompanied by experienced guides and porters who ensure their safety and comfort during the trek.
A perfect getaway for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts, Hampta snow valley trek offers a unique experience of exploring the Himalayan beauty and experiencing the local culture. With its breathtaking views, serene landscapes, and moderate level of difficulty, this trek is a must-try for anyone looking for an unforgettable trekking experience.
Region: Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
Start/End Point of Trek: Manali
Duration: 3N/ 4D
Trek Distance: 30 Km
Trek Height: 14,000 Ft
Trek Temperature: Day (8°C to 12°C) & Night (-10°C to -15°C)
Best Time to Trek: December to March
Best Time to Visit?
The best time to visit the Hampta Snow Valley Trek is during the winter months of December to March when the weather is pleasant, and the snow has melted. During this time, the temperatures are mild, and the trek offers breathtaking views of the scenic beauty of the Himalayas.
How Difficult is the Hampta Snow Valley Trek?
The Hampta Snow Valley Trek is considered an easy trek with some challenging sections, making it suitable for beginners and experienced trekkers alike.The trekking trail is rocky and steep in some sections. Proper acclimatisation, physical fitness, and endurance are necessary to complete the trek successfully.
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 Hampta Valley Snow Trek?
The weather during the Hampta Snow Valley Trek varies according to the season. During the winter months of December to March, the weather is mild with temperatures ranging from 8°C to 12°C during the day and dropping to -10°C to -15°C at night. However, the weather can change quickly and drastically, and trekkers should be prepared for snow, and strong winds, especially at higher altitudes.
How to Reach Hampta Valley Snow Trek Basecamp - Manali?
By Air: Manali is well-connected to major cities in India via air, road, and rail. The nearest airport is the Kullu-Manali Airport, which is located about 50 km from Manali.
By Train: The closest railway station is Joginder Nagar, which is about 165 km from Manali.
By Bus: One can reach Manali via road by taking a bus or taxi from Delhi, Chandigarh, or other major cities in North India. The road journey can take around 12-14 hours, depending on the traffic and road conditions.
The trek involves experiencing the Hampta Snow Valley, which is a challenging yet rewarding experience. The pass offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and is a photographer's delight.
The trek includes staying at a homestay under the starry night sky, adding to the overall experience of the trek. The Homestay offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, making it a memorable experience for trekkers.
The trek passes through diverse landscapes, including alpine meadows, dense forests, and rocky terrains, providing an opportunity to witness a variety of flora and fauna. One can spot animals such as Himalayan black bears, snow leopards, and musk deer, among others.
The trek involves crossing several rivers and streams, including the raging Chandra River, which provides an adrenaline-pumping experience for trekkers.
The trek offers stunning views of the sunrise and sunset over the snow-capped peaks, providing a magical experience for trekkers. The beautiful colours of the sky, coupled with the surrounding mountains, create an unforgettable moment for trekkers to cherish.
The trek offers a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy some solitude amidst nature. The peaceful surroundings and breathtaking views make it an ideal trek for those seeking some time away from the chaos of everyday life.
Day 1: Explore Old Manali
The Hampta Snow Valley Trek begins with your arrival in Manali, a popular hill station located in the Kullu Valley. Upon arrival, take a taxi to our Manali campsite.
Old Manali is known for its vibrant cafes, traditional Himachali architecture, and stunning views of the Beas River. You can spend the day exploring the town, visiting the famous Hadimba Temple, a beautiful shrine dedicated to the goddess Hadimba, and indulging in some local delicacies in the market.
Day 2: Drive to Prini and trek from Prini to Chalet Village
After a hearty breakfast, you will be driven to Prini, a small village located just 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) away from Manali. This is where your trekking adventure begins.
The trek to the beautiful Chalet Village, situated at an altitude of 2,850 metres (9,350 feet) above sea level, takes around 3 to 4 hours. As you trek through the lush green forests, you will cross several streams and enjoy the sound of chirping birds.
The stunning views of the surrounding mountains make the trek even more enjoyable. Once you reach the Homestay at Chalet Village, you will check into your rooms and spend the night under the starry sky.
Day 3: Trek from Chalet Village towards Chika in Hampta Snow Valley
As you trek towards the Hampta Valley, you will be mesmerised by the scenic beauty that surrounds you. The breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains in the distance, the crystal-clear streams that you come across and the lush green meadows that you walk through are sure to leave you awestruck. The trail is relatively easy, making it accessible to even novice trekkers. You can take your time to admire the beauty of the surroundings, click photographs and create memories that will last a lifetime.
We will trek on the beautiful snow trail of the Hampta Valley till the point it is doable.
After this, we will trek back to the same route.
As the night falls, you will be surrounded by the tranquil silence of the valley, interrupted only by the occasional hooting of an owl or the chirping of crickets. You will spend the night at our Homestay, in the lap of nature, under a starry sky.
Day 4: Trek back to Manali
After breakfast, you will trek back to Prini, retracing the same trail you took on day 2. The trek takes around 3 to 4 hours, and you will once again pass through the beautiful landscapes of the Hampta Valley.
You will reach Manali by noon, and the trek ends with your departure from Manali.
What is included in the tour
- 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
- Camping and Trekking Equipment.
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