- The height of Trek: 14,350 feet
- Difficulty level: Moderate
- Age group: 12-40 years
- Duration: 5 days - 4 nights
- Cost: Rs. 7,400 + 5% GST
Himachal Pradesh is home to a plethora of destinations whether it is about hill stations or trekking trails. Travelers and trekkers from across the world visit here to experience the glorious and serene environment and to make unforgettable memories in the lap of Himalayas. Out of all trekking trails, Hampta Pass is one which is considered the perfect multi-day trek providing lush green views of Kullu valley and barren landscape views of Lahaul & Spiti Valley. The pass is situated at an elevation of 4270 meters and it links Kullu valley to Lahaul & Spiti valley.
Hampta Pass is considered one of the most popular treks in Himachal Pradesh. The trek span is 5 days which is perfect for long weekends. It starts from a location called Jobri which is around 2 hours drive from Manali and it terminates at Chattru, which is located in Lahaul valley. The trek offers breathtaking views of landscapes, lush green valleys, lofty mountains, and magnificent Himalayan peaks. The most interesting thing about this trek is that one can easily notice a change in the landscape. Starting from lush green views and ending at barren lands of Lahaul & Spiti valley, the trek amazes at every step.
Apart from all this, Hampta Pass trek has one more attraction, which is Chandratal Lake. Chandratal is a famous and one of the most beautiful lakes in Himachal. The lake visit is perfect to eliminate the exhaust of the trek. The best time to go on this trek is from May to September. The gradient of the trek is moderate but it is ideal for everyone whether you are a novice or an experienced. The experience gets better if you have done at least one high altitude trek before.
- Day 1 : Arrive Manali, Drive to Jobri and Trek to Chika (9800 Feet)
- Day 2 : Trek from Chika to Balu Ka Gera (12,411 feet)
- Day 3 : Trek from Balu Ka Gera to Sheagoru (12,254 Feet) via Hampta Pass (14,035 Feet)
- Day 4 : Trek from Sheagoru to Chattru (10,898 feet), Drive to Chandratal (14,074 feet) and Return back to Chattru
- Day 5 : Drive from Chattru to Manali
- 15-18 June 2020
- 21-18 June 2020
- 06-10 July 2020
- 13-17 July 2020
- 20-24 July 2020
- 03-07 Aug 2020
7,400/- INR (MANALI TO MANALI)
10,500/- INR (Delhi To Delhi)
- Breathtaking picturesque view of the alpine Chandratal.
- Camping location under the star studded sky along with delicious and nutritious meals.
- Capture the majestic view of the Pir Panjal Ranges.
- Build adrenaline as we cross some of the high mountain passes.
What is included in the tour
- All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks) during Trek
- Accommodation in tents, sleeping bags, mattress, medical kit.
- Transportation on both sides (to and fro)
- Cook + guide + helper
- Mules /Potter for carrying all above-mentioned things.
- All permits
What is NOT included in the tour
- Mules/potters for carrying personal bag / things. It will cost you extra as 300/bag.
- Jackets/warm cloths/shoes
- Walking stick.
Day 1: Manali to Chika Via Jobra
- Altitude gain from 6,725 ft. to 10,990 ft.
- 16 Km / 2 Hours Drive from Manali.
- 2 Km Trek from Jobra to Chika.
- Accommodation and food in tents at Chika.
- Meals starts from our campsite onwards.
Day 2: Chika to Balu Ka Ghera
Day 3: Balu Ka Ghera to Shea Goru via Hampta Pass (14100 meter)
Day 4: Shea Goru to Chhatru / Visit Chandrataal (13,943 ft.)and return to Chhatru campsite
- Altitude gain 12,900 ft. to 11,000 ft.
- 7 km, 4 hours of Trekking.
- Lunch and Snacks at Chhatru.
- Drive to Chandrataal and return to Chattru Campsite.
- You can visit Chandratal If road and weather condition permits us. if not, you will have to drive directly from Chatru to Manali
- Accommodation and food in Tents.
Day 5: Drive back from Chatru to Manali Via Rohtang Pass
- Breakfast at Chattru campsite.
- 85 Km Drive to Manali via Rohtang Pass.
- Lunch and Snacks at Chhatru.
- 4 Hours drive (expected arrival time 1:30 PM, traffic conditions may increase driving time).
- Trekkers can make further travel plan accordingly after reaching Manali.
How to Reach Hampta Pass Trek in Manali
Manali is well connected to all the states across India. One can travel by Road or by Air. Delhi is taken as a reference to Guide our trekkers. So plan accordingly.
Reach Manali by Road:
Manali is connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi, and you will reach Manali in 12 - 14 hours. Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in
Reach Manali by Air:
Kullu–Manali Airport in Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Airport to Manali, which costs about Rs. 700- Rs 1000.
Tip: Since Delhi to Manali is a long journey, most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 6 pm. The last HRTC bus leaves at 8.30pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Plan your onward journeys only post noon is giving enough buffer for bus delays.
Things To Pack
- Down Jacket (Main jacket)
- Raincoat/ Poncho
- Inner Layer
- Tshirt or Fleece
- Track Pant
- Extra pair of Socks
- Trekking/ Hiking Shoes (Forclaz 100 and above or Arpenaz 100. Checkout in Decathlon stores)
- Woolen Cap
- Rucksack (At least 40L)
- Mufflers/ Neck Warmer
- Extra pair of Clothes
- Power Bank
- Sunscreen Lotion
- Water Bottle
- Tissue Roll
- Hand Sanitizer
- Personal Toiletries
- First Aid Kit
- *Add extra thermal layers and sweater during the winter season
Q. What will be the group size?
- Usually, we take maximum of 15-18 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.
- We need at least 6 people to operate our fixed departure tours/treks.
Q. Who all will go along with us on the trip/trek?
- All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certified, mountaineers. Apart from them, there will be one local guide, cook, helper, porters and other staff.
- All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have a good experience in leading groups.
Q. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel/trek solo?
- Yes definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips/treks. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.
Q. What are the things that we need to carry on the trek/trip?
- Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.
Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on the trip?
- We hire taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveller, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our vendors.
Q. I cannot carry my rucksack/bag on the trek, can I offload it?
- We always recommend that you carry your rucksack during the trek because it helps in maintaining your body posture. In case if you cannot, then we can provide you a mule/porter to carry your rucksack. You will have to tell us at least 1 week before the trek. The charges for offloading would be INR 300 per person per day.
Q. Which shoes should I buy?
- Shoes are your lifeline on the trek. It is highly advisable to buy trekking shoes of a good and known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. A waterproof shoes with ankle support will work good.
Q. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?
- During the treks, separate toilet tents will be set up on each campsite.
Q. What will be the type of accommodation?
- It depends on the tour. If it is a trek then you will be staying in dome tents or if it is a road trip the the accommodation can be in hotel/alpine tent/dome tent/home stay.
Q. Will you provide sleeping bags and mattresses?
- Yes, we will provide sleeping bags and mattresses during the trek. Our sleeping bags can withstand temperature as low as -10 degree.
Q. How many trekkers will be in one tent?
- It totally depends on group dynamics. If there is a couple, we can give them a separate tent or if there are odd number of people, then there would be triple sharing.
Q. How can I book a trek/trip with you?
- After selecting the trip/trek, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you in booking.
Q. What type of food is served during the trek?
- We provide nutritious and healthy food during the treks. We always serve Indian vegetarian food and eggs.
Q. How to get safe drinking water on the trek?
- Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purpose, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking.
- In case you find any clean water on the trek, always fill your water where the water is running not where the water is stable or is in rest.
Q. Can we change the itinerary?
- Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it.
Q. Can you customize the trip/trek?
- Yes, we can customize any trip/trek as per your needs and as per the feasibility.
Q. Will doctor accompany us on the trek?
- No, but our trek leaders are certified in Wildlife First Aid course and they always carry first aid kit and oxygen cylinders on high altitude treks.
Q. Do you prefer I should bring some medicines with me?
- Yes it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the trek.
Q. Diamox is advisable or not?
- Well, it totally depends on person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor.
- Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having problem on the trek then tell your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.
Q. Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the age limit?
- It depends on the difficulty level of the trek. Minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.
Q. What will we do if it rains?
- If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.
Q. Why is the trekking pole necessary?
- Differs from person to person. If you think that it would help you maintaining balance while trekking then do bring the pole. Some people think that trekking pole disturbs the walking rhythm. So it’s upto you.