4 Nights 5 Days
Hampta Pass Trek is a corridor in the Himalayas, between the Chandra Valley in Lahaul and the Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. The pass is named after Hampta Village, below Sethan village. Lower Himalayan shepherds use the pass in summer for its high-altitude grasslands in the summer, when the desert of Lahaul is barren. The pass includes vertical rock walls, waterfalls, hanging glaciers, pinewoods, rhododendron forests, open meadows, and small lakes, as well as 6000-meter tall peaks. The trek also includes glaciers and fast-flowing rivers, making it challenging but doable for some beginners.
Hampta Pass Trek starts from Manali. A town in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state.
Hampta Pass is a moderate level trek and is preferred by both beginners as well as experienced trekkers. The maximum altitude attained gained during the Hampta pass trek is 4,200 m.
Hampta Pass is a Monsoon Trek and is best done between mid-June to mid-October. There are chances to witness snow on the high passes in the early days of the season and then it melts down completely by August.
The temperature in Hampta Pass Trek daytime is pleasant between 10 to 15 degrees and at night it goes down up to -5 degrees.
Total Hampta Pass trek duration is 5 days including a road journey from Manali.
During the trek, you will be provided with 3 person tent on a twin sharing basis and 4 person tent on a triple sharing basis. Female trekkers will share a room/tent with female trekkers only. Solo female trekkers will be provided a separate tent.
Meals start from day 1 dinner to Day 5 breakfast. On Day 5 early departure after breakfast. During the trek, you will be provided healthy hot meals which include breakfast, lunch, evening tea and snacks, hot soup, and dinner with daily different desserts. Hot drinking water will be provided daily at the campsite.
The lowest altitude will be 6,725 ft at Manali and the highest at 14,100 ft at Hampta Pass.
Total Hampta Pass Trek distance is 28 km from Jobra.
Manali to Jobra distance is 16km (2 hr drive) by road and a 2 km trek to Chika. From Chika, it is a 2-day trek to Hampta Pass.
June: 18, 19, 24, 27, 28
July: 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31
August: 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29
September: 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30
October: 1, 2, 7, 8
The best way to reach Hampta Pass from Delhi is via Manali. Reaching from New Delhi to Manali is probably the easiest part of the whole trip. The distance between Delhi and Manali is around 550 km.
There is no direct train to Manali. From Delhi, you can either take a Shatabdi train to Chandigarh or a train to Pathankot and then hire a cab or take a bus to Manali.
The distance between Delhi and Manali is around 550 km. The distance between Chandigarh and Manali is 310 km. You can either take a direct bus from Delhi to Manali or reach Chandigarh from Delhi and then take a bus from Chandigarh to Manali. There is a flight of buses that runs between these cities and Manali. From Delhi, it takes around 14 hours to reach Manali by bus. It takes around 8 hours to reach Manali from Chandigarh by bus.
Fly to Bhuntar. Located 52 km away from Manali, it is the nearest airport to Manali. There are many private and Indian Airlines flights to Bhuntar that operate regularly. From Bhuntar, you can either take a cab or a direct bus to Manali.
Altitude:- 6,725 ft to Chika 10,100ft.
16/km 2-hour drive to Jobra from Manali
2km, 50 minutes trek from Jobra to Chika
Meeting time at Manali is 10 am to reach Chika campsite by 5 pm
Altitude:- 10,100ft to 12,000ft
8.5Km, 6hr trek from Chika to Balu Ka Ghera
Moderate trek today
Packed lunch will be given
Water sources are available throughout the trek
Have your dinner and rest in the camps at Balu ka Ghera.
Altitude:- 11,900ft to 14,100ft (Hampta Pass) to 12,900ft (Shea Goru)
Start your day with a steep ascend till the Pass
7 km trek takes around 10hr
No water point on the way (Depends on the snow condition)
Packed lunch will be given
1 hour of easy walk from the Pass to the campsite
Shea Goru campsite is the coldest place on the trek
Stay in tent
Altitude:- 12,900ft to 13,950ft (Chandratal) to Chatru (11,000ft)
7Km trek which takes around 5hr
Easy trail and decend to Chatru
water sources on the way
Hot lunch at Chatru
Drive to Chandratal and back to the campsite (depends on road and weather conditions)
Have your dinner and spend overnight at Chatru in tents
85km drive which takes around 4-6 hours.
Breakfast at Chatru campsite
Lunch on the way (not included in the package)
Reach Manali around 2 pm. Driving time may increase due to heavy traffic
Plan your stay accordingly after reaching Manali