Hampta Pass Trek
Hampta Pass connects the Kullu Valley to Lahaul Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh. Local shepherds use this high altitude pass to take their castles, herds for grazing in Lahaul Spiti where special grass known as “Neeru” grows considered a very good source of nutrients for sheep and goats. Hampta Pass got its name from the village Hampta (Hamta) lies in Kullu valley.
Hampta Pass trek is the best trek in the Himalayas for first time trekkers and there are number of reasons why Hampta Pass Trek is so famous among amateur trekkers.
- Hampta Pass Trek beautiful – Day 1 trek through thick forest, Day 2 Cross Rivers, Day 3 barren landscape of Lahaul Spiti and Hampta Pass trek is the only trek in the Himalayas with such a variety in landscape.
- Connectivity – The Hampta Pass Trek base location is Manali which is well connected with Delhi with Volvo buses and Hampta Pass Trek base is village Prini which is just few kilometers away from Manali.
- Its Short: Hampta Pass Trek is just 4 days trek or 5 day if you include beautiful Chandratal – The glacial lake
- It’s Easy: Except third day the entire trek is through gradual slop so it’s a best for beginners who want to have their first trek in the Himalayas.
- It’s famous: Now Hampta Pass Trek is famous amongst the trekking community.
Hampta Pass Trek Cost per Person: Rs 8500 (Ex Manali)
What’s Included :-
- Accommodation during Trek(Camping)
- Meals while on trek(Veg)
- First aid medical kits
- Qualified and experienced Trek Leader, Guide and support staff.
- Transport as per the itinerary
FIXED DEPARTURES FOR HAMPTA PASS TREK 2015 (ALL DEPARTURES FOR THE HAMPTA PASS TREK ARE EX MANALI)
1st Batch : 6th June- 10th June 2018
2nd Batch : 13th-17th June 2018
3rd Batch : 20th-24th June 2018
Hampta Pass Trek in July
4th Batch : 27th June- 1st July 2018
5th Batch : 1st July 5th July 2018
6th Batch : 11th -15th July 2018
7th Batch : 18th -22nd July 2018
8th Batch : 26th-30th July 2018
Hampta Pass Trek in August
1st August – 5th August 2018
Hampta Pass Trek in October
18th Batch : 2nd -6th October 2018
19th Batch : 9th -13th October 2018
Day 1 Drive from Manali to Jobri & Trek from Jobri to Chika
Day2 Trek from Chika to Balu Ka Gera
Day 3 Trek from Balu Ka Gera to Sia Goru via Hampta Pass
Day 4 Trek from Sia Goru to Chatru
Day 5 Drive from Chtru to Manali
Here is the detailed Itinerary for complete Hampta Pass trekking
Hampta Pass Trek Itinerary (Detailed)
Day 1 Chika – (Hampta Pass Trek)
Drive from Manali to Jobri & Trek from Jobri to Chika
We will start our drive from Manali taxi stand to Jobra the starting point of the Hampta Pass Trek. The drive takes around two hours through villages like Panduropa, Hampta etc and checkpost of Allan Duhangan Hydro Power Project. Jobri is the starting point of the trek where our trek leader will brief you about the dos and don’ts during the trek and safety instructions. The initial part of the trek is through thick forest of Walnut, Oak, Maple trees and then trek for sometime alongside the river. After crossing the river over wooden bridges, after that there is a little climb and you will reach the camp Chika. Relax at camp and savor your taste buds with yummy hot lunch prepared by our team.
Day2 Balu Ka Gera – (Hampta Pass Trek)
Trek from Chikka to Balu Ka Ghera
After morning exercise we will have our breakfast and start the trek for today’s camp Balu Ka Gera. After crossing the stream the trek is of gradual ascent till Jwara Nala and crossing Jwara Nullah with barefoot is an experience in itself. After crossing it relax for some time and trek for another hour to reach our camp Balu Ka Gera.
Day 3 Sia Goru– (Hampta Pass Trek)
Trek from Balu Ka Gera to Sia Goru via Hampta Pass
Today is the toughest and most spectacular stretch of the entire trek after reaching upper Balu Ka Gera the steep ascent of Hampta Pass begins and which takes around 3 to 4 hours to reach top of the Hampta Pass. The views of snow capped peaks and glaciers will take your breath away and from top of Hampta Pass the views of Mt Indrasan are stunning. After crossing Hampta Pass it’s a steep descent and then trek for another half an hour and you will reach Sia Goru camp.
Day 4 Chatru– (Hampta Pass Trek)
Trek from Shia Goru to Chattru and drive to Chandratal
This day is the easiest one, we have an easy descent in Lahaul and Spiti Valley all the way upto Chatru. Chatru is small place on Manali Kaza road with few restaurants. The massive mountains of the Pir Panjal and Spiti ranges dominate the entire landscape till the camp site at Chatru. Chatru is a confluence point of paths from Rohtang Pass, Hamta Pass and Spiti. From Chatru if road and weather condition permit we head to the Chandra Tal and return to our camp at Chatru.
Day 5 – (Hampta Pass Trek)
Drive from Chatru to Manali
In the morning after breakfast we leave for Manali via the Rohtang Pass. Our wonderful trekking in Himalayas, experience of thrills in Himachal comes to end.
Best time to do Hampta Pass Trek
Hamtpa pass can only be cross in late June but those who are looking for enjoy the pristine snow can do a shorter version of Hamtpa Pass trek till Balu Ka Gera and if you are looking for the complete trek then the best time is from June end to Mid October. During monsoon months of July and August the first two days you may experience heavy rainfall but once you cross Hampta Pass then you enter rain shadow area.
Here is the month wise temperature in Manali for the entire year