Most favorite trek in Himachal
Hampta Pass Trek
₹7199 + 5% GST
June to September
Hampta Pass Trek
₹7199+ 5% GST
Jobra to Chhatru
Transportation Cost (to be paid on the spot
Manali to Jobra
Chhatru to Manali
+ Rs. 1224 Backpack Offloading
+ Rs. 1400 Single Tent Accommodation
Difficulty Level - 4
Himachal Pradesh - 5 Days - 35 kms
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Hampta Pass Trek
Just get yourself lost in the beautiful valley of the Himalayas. Walk through the lush green meadows and white snow. Go and experience the Hampta Pass trek once in your life. Hampta Trek is one of the best trekking destinations in the Himalayas. Hampta Pass Trek is located near Lahaul in Manali.
The Hampta Pass Trek is a popular trek in the Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is a moderate-level trek that takes trekkers across a high mountain pass, through scenic valleys, and past beautiful alpine lakes. The trek gets its name from the Hampta Pass, which is situated at an altitude of 14,035 feet (4270 meters).
The trek starts in the town of Manali and follows the Hampta River to the base of the Hampta Pass. From there, it climbs up to the pass and crosses over into the Lahaul Valley. The trek ends in the town of Chatru, from where trekkers can either continue their journey by road or return to Manali.
The Hampta Pass Trek is typically done over 5-6 days and covers a distance of around 35-40 km. The trek involves some steep ascents and descents and requires a moderate level of physical fitness. However, it is not a technical trek and can be done by anyone with a sense of adventure and a willingness to push themselves.
Scenic Beauty: The trek offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountains, snow-capped peaks, waterfalls, and streams.
Varied Terrain: The trail takes you through different terrains, from lush green forests to rocky terrains, and from steep ascents to gradual descents.
Cultural Experience: You will get a chance to experience the unique culture and lifestyle of the locals living in remote villages along the trek.
Moderate Difficulty: The trek is not too difficult, making it ideal for beginners and experienced trekkers alike.
Accessibility: The starting point of the trek, Manali, is easily accessible by road from major cities like Delhi and Chandigarh.
Overall, the Hampta Pass trek is a great option for those looking to experience the beauty of the Himalayas and challenge themselves physically.
Itinerary of Hampta Pass Trek
Day 1: Arrival in Manali (2000m
Upon your arrival in Manali, you can check into your hotel and spend some time relaxing and acclimatizing to the high altitude. You can explore the local markets and enjoy the scenic views of the surrounding mountains. Manali is known for its beautiful temples, so you may want to visit the famous Hadimba Temple and the Manu Temple. In the evening, you can attend a briefing session with your trek leader and team to discuss the itinerary and safety guidelines for the Hampta Pass Trek.
Trek Level- Easy to Moderate.
Stay - Stay in tents.
Altitude - 9800ft (Jobra) to 10,100ft (Chika)
Day 2: Drive from Manali to Jobra (3000m) and trek to Chika (3200m) - 2-3 hours
On day 2 of the Hampta Pass trek, you will leave Manali early in the morning and drive to Jobra, which takes around 1.5 to 2 hours. The distance from Manali to Jobra is approximately 20 km. Upon reaching Jobra, you will start your trek to Chika, which is a short and easy hike of about 2-3 hours.
The trail from Jobra to Chika passes through dense forests of pine, oak, and deodar. You will also come across the beautiful Rani Nallah along the way. This is a good opportunity to take some stunning photographs of the waterfalls and snow-capped mountains.
Once you reach Chika, you will set up camp for the night. Chika is a scenic campsite located in a beautiful meadow surrounded by high mountains. You can spend the rest of the day relaxing, exploring the area, or interacting with your fellow trekkers. You will also receive instructions from your trek leader regarding the next day's trek.
Trek Level - Moderate trail with a gradual ascent.
Stay - Stay in camps.
Altitude - 10,100ft to 11,900ft
Day 3: Chika (3200m) to Balu ka Gera (3700m) - 5-6 hours
On day 3 of the Hampta Pass trek, you will trek from Chika to Balu ka Gera. The trek takes around 5-6 hours and covers a distance of approximately 8 km.
You will start early in the morning after breakfast, and the trail begins by crossing the Rani Nallah. From here, the trail ascends through a series of boulder fields and scenic meadows, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains. After trekking for around 4 hours, you will reach a vast plateau called Jwara, which is covered in snow during winters.
You will then trek through another hour or so to reach Balu ka Gera, a beautiful campsite situated at an altitude of 3700m, surrounded by towering peaks and pristine snowfields. You can spend the evening exploring the nearby areas or simply relaxing at the campsite, enjoying the beautiful views of the mountains.
Trek Level - Gradual to Steep.
Stay - Stay in camps.
Altitude - 11,900ft - 14,100ft -12,900ft
Day 4: Balu ka Gera (3700m) to Shea Goru (3600m) via Hampta Pass (4270m) - 7-8 hours
On the fourth day of the Hampta Pass Trek, Wake up early in the morning, have breakfast, and start trekking towards Hampta Pass. The trail starts with a gradual ascent, followed by a steep climb to the top of the pass.
The climb to the pass takes around 3-4 hours, depending on your pace and fitness level. The trail offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, making the climb worthwhile.
Once you reach the top of the pass, take a moment to rest and enjoy the panoramic views. The pass offers stunning views of the Lahaul and Spiti Valley on one side and the Kullu Valley on the other.
After spending some time at the pass, start descending towards Shea Goru. The descent is steep and can be challenging, so be careful while trekking down. The trail passes through a rocky and barren landscape, with occasional patches of snow. You'll also come across several small streams and waterfalls on the way.
After trekking for around 3-4 hours, you'll reach Shea Goru, which is a beautiful campsite located in a wide valley surrounded by high mountains. Set up your tents, rest, and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding peaks.
In the evening, you can take a short walk around the campsite, interact with other trekkers, and enjoy a hot cup of tea before dinner.
Retire to your tent early and get a good night's sleep to prepare for the next day's trek.
Trek Level - Easy
Stay - Stay in camps
Altitude - 12,900ft to 11,000ft
Day 5: Shea Goru (3600m) to Chatru (3360m) - 5-6 hours
The trek from Shea Goru to Chatru is relatively easier than the previous day's trek as it involves a gradual descent. After breakfast, start trekking towards Chatru. The trail initially descends through a rocky terrain and then enters a valley. Walk along the valley and cross a stream before reaching a large meadow. Continue walking through the meadow and you'll reach a roadhead at a place called Chhota Dara.
From Chhota Dara, you can either continue walking along the road or hire a taxi to reach Chatru.
Chatru is a small settlement located at the confluence of Chandra and Bhaga rivers.
You can spend some time exploring the area and enjoying the scenic beauty of the surroundings.
Overnight stay at Chatru.
Day 6: Drive from Chatru to Manali.
On Day 6, you will drive from Chatru to Manali. The distance between Chatru and Manali is approximately 80 km and it takes around 4-5 hours to reach Manali, depending on the traffic and road conditions. After reaching Manali, you can explore the town or rest and relax before your departure.
What is included in package?
Veg Food (Day 1 Lunch till Day 5 Breakfast).Three Meals a day
Forest Permits/Camping Charges/Permits, Trek Permit]
Fee/IMF Permission (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
Camping tents - Twin sharing, Temp rated sleeping bags, mattress
Helmet, Micro spikes and Gaiters, if required
Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with First Aid certification
Experienced Local guide, cook, helpers
Porters or mules for carrying common luggage
What is not included in package?
Meals during road journeys
Offloading of personal bags
Any kind of Insurance
Any expense of personal nature
Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
Is Hampta Pass a difficult trek?
The Hampta Pass trek is rated as a moderate-level trek, which means that it is doable by most people with average fitness levels. However, the trek does involve steep ascents and descents, rocky terrain, and some narrow trails that can be challenging for some. Overall, the trek is not considered very difficult, but it does require a certain level of physical fitness and acclimatization.
Why is Hampta Pass famous?
Hampta Pass is famous for its stunning natural beauty, breathtaking landscapes, and unique trail that takes trekkers through the beautiful valleys of Kullu and Lahaul. The trek offers a diverse experience, from lush green meadows and scenic waterfalls to barren landscapes and rocky terrains. The pass also offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks, including Indrasan, Deo Tibba, and Hanuman Tibba. Additionally, the trail passes through several quaint Himalayan villages, providing trekkers with a chance to experience the local culture and traditions of the region. All of these factors make Hampta Pass a popular and highly recommended trek for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers.
Can Hampta Pass be done in 2 days?
It is not recommended to attempt the Hampta Pass trek in just 2 days as it is a moderately difficult trek that involves ascending to an altitude of 4,270 meters. Typically, the Hampta Pass trek takes around 4-5 days to complete, depending on the itinerary and the fitness level of the trekkers. Rushing through the trek in 2 days can lead to altitude sickness, and exhaustion, and may compromise the overall experience. It is important to allow adequate time for acclimatization and enjoy the scenic beauty of the trek.
How far is Hampta Pass from Manali?
Hampta Pass is approximately 15-20 km away from Manali, depending on the starting point of the trek. The trek usually starts from Jobra, which is about 16 km from Manali, and takes around 1.5 to 2 hours by road to reach.