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If you are adventurous & a trekking enthusiastic looking for some fun activities in the Manali region of Himachal Pradesh, then Hampta Pass Trek can be a perfect destination for you.
Hampta Pass Trek is located below Sethan Village. It’s a small corridor between Lahaul and Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh.
It is one of the most amazing treks for beginners, who want to quench their thrust of trekking in the Himalayas.
Hampta Trek is surrounded by the peaks of Himalayas, Deo Tibba, Indra Asan, and Indra Kila which gives you an astonishing sight of meadows of flowers, Pine forests, Oak, Rhodo, Glacier Valleys, Sweeping Paddocks and Waterways.
The trail will be followed by flat from Jobri Nala to Chikka. The trek passes through the beautiful forest of Pine and Oak, which makes this trekking expedition to Hampta Pass an exciting one.
Got excited about this trek? Let’s get into the details.
Hampta Pass Trek is best for beginners and inexperienced trekkers, because of its moderately high altitude and less altitude gain. Thus making this trek ideal for everyone.
The altitude of Hampta Pass Trek is 4270m. The total trekking covered in this trek is 35km.
The trail passes from Jobri Nala to Chikka give you a feeling of triumph of something that can't be expressed in words.
The trails of Hampta Pass through dense oak trees will ponder your heart and you will find yourself talking to nature while listening to the melodious tune of nature.
The beautiful Rani River, the virgin greenery all around and the playful clouds will make the entire view nothing short of heavenly.
Hampta Pass continues via Pahadi Nadi (Mountain River) provides you with a panoramic view of the beautiful peaks of Himalayas.
These treks are meant for beginners and inexperienced one at the same time it provides the experience much needed to prepare for the difficult trekking.
Hampta Pass Trek will lead you to the delightful views of nature in the Himalayas. This is figured in the list of best trekking places in India.
To begin with Hampta Pass Trek you have to reach Manali. Manali can be reached by the following modes of transport:
By Air: The nearest airport to Manali is Bhuntar. It is located at a distance of 57 km from Manali. However due to the bad weather conditions flight is not the reliable mode of transport.
By Road: Manali is very well connected by road with different cities. The nearest Delhi bus station is at distance of 570 km from Manali.
Day 01: Trek from Manali/ Jobri (2600 m) to Chikka (2960 m/8960 ft; 5 hrs) (approx. 9kms)
Day 02: Chikka – Balu Ka Ghera (3300 m/ 11096 ft; 6 to 7 hrs) Approx 8-9 kms
Day 03: Balu Ka Ghera – Hampta Pass (4227 m) - Shea Tohru (3600 m/ 12000 ft; 9 – 10 hrs) Approx 9 – 10 kms
Day 04: Shea Gohru (3600 m) – Chatru (3300 m) - Chandratal lake (4300 m.) (6 – 7 hrs) Approx 6 – 7 km
Day 05: Chandratal lake (4300 m) - Manali (1800 m) via Rohtang Pass (3980 m) (7-8 hrs)
The Hampta Pass Trek is one of the easiest Himalayas trekking tours. Specially meant for the beginners & no special training is required for this trek.
The average Hampta Pass temperature is 13°c to 18°c. The temperature can dip to - 0°c at night.
Hotel/ Guesthouse, organized Campsite.
Simple tasty meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. On trekking days packed food will be available.
Nearest ATM services for Hampta Pass Trek will be available in Manali. You are advised to carry cash for the further journey of trekking Himalayas to avoid any complications.
There are required entry fees at a certain checkpoint, permit for trek and obligatory forest camping trip charges in the region for the entire length of the trek.
Following are the list of items which should be carried personally.
The best time to do this trek is from June to October. The weather is pleasant and conducive for trekking here. Post October, once the winter sets in, the place gets covered with snow. The Chandratal lake which is another important attraction on this trek also gets frozen.
Beginners who don't have any prior trekking experience can easily do this trek. The trek is considered as one of the easiest treks in the Himalayan region and requires no prior training
This is a trek that will be easy but will test your endurance. If you are a person who is not physically fit and mostly leads a sedentary life, then it is advisable to indulge in some form of physical activity like exercises or sports to make yourself fit for the trek. Legs and calf muscles need to be worked upon especially. People who are not very comfortable with treks at such high altitudes can do some form of yoga as it helps in building mental and physical confidence.
You should be fit enough physically to do this trek.Carrying basic first aid kit with yourself during the trip is also compulsory. Consult your doctor before coming to this trek and ensure that you are medically fit to go for this trek as the trek does have some difficult terrains and climatic conditions. It is also a must to buy raincoats and umbrellas prior to the trip as the trek happens in the monsoons season. Also make sure you have sufficient warm garments for the trip.
A rucksack is which is sturdy and can accommodate a sufficient amount of things is required. It should also be waterproof as this will protect your belongings from getting wet from rains.
Porters and mules will be present to carry the camping and trekking equipment and this is included in the package. However if you want porters to carry your personal luggage, then you can easily hire them at your personal cost.
A good pair of trekking shoes is essential for this trek. There might be portions where you might have to walk through small streams or rocky portions, so a sturdy pair of shoes is a must.
A guide is necessary for this trek as a guide is well versed with the route. It will more convenient to hire a guide as you do not have to worry about directions or anything like that. A guide also might know some shortcuts to the destination and can help you save time.
The Hampta Pass trek is one of the easiest treks in the region. Beginners can easily do this trek. It can serve as a learning experience for beginners who wish to do more challenging treks in the future.
The Hampta Pass trek can be very easily done as a solo trek as the path is well defined and the trail is not too steep or risky. Travelling solo will give you the flexibility to plan your own schedule.
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