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Hampta Pass Trek - Himachal Pradesh

Updated: Jul 30, 2021

Just get yourself lost in the beautiful valley of the Himalayas. Walkthrough 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. This trek is situated amidst snow-capped mountains. Hampta Trek can be completed in about five days. Manali is the best option to reach the Hampta Trek. Manali is also easily accessible from Delhi and Chandigarh.

During the trekking of Hampta Pass, you will be exposed to the beautiful valleys of Himachal Pradesh. You can enjoy the picturesque views of the valley. The Hampta Pass is located at an altitude of roughly 14100 above sea level. This trekking starts from Kullu and ends at Lahul.

Itinerary of Hampta Pass Trek

Day 1 - Manali To Chika Via Jobra

Early in the morning, you will start from Manali to Jobra. It's a 2-hour drive to Jobra from Manali and your trek starts from Jobra. Today you will trek up to Chika which is a 2 km trek. You will reach Chika within an Hour or two after crossing the river on large palm and oak trees and wooden bridges. You will easily find enough water through the trail.

Trek Level- Easy to Moderate.

Stay - Stay in tents.

Altitude - 9800ft (Jobra) to 10,100ft (Chika)

Hampta Pass
Image by Tushar Singh Rawat

Day 2 - Chika to Balu ka Ghera

The second day of trekking starts from Chika to Balu Ka Gera. After crossing the stream, the gradual climb of the trek to Juwara Nala and believe me crossing the Nala is a thrilling experience for newcomers. After crossing it, you can relax and rest for some time.

You will find enough water in the ways. You will pass through the river crossing, with tiny colourful flowers and boulders.

Today you will cover approx 8 km of distance and it will take around 7-8 hours to complete the trek.

Trek Level - Moderate trail with a gradual ascent.

Stay - Stay in camps.

Altitude - 10,100ft to 11,900ft

Hampta Pass
Image by Mrinal

Day3 - Balu ka Ghera to Siagoru, Crossing (Hampta Pass)

Trekking on the third day is a bit difficult because the trekkers have to reach Upper Balu's ka Gera by a steep climb. After this, the most difficult and most spectacular part of the entire trek starts and it takes about 3 to 4 hours to reach the Hampta Pass from here. Reaching amidst the snow-capped peaks, you will feel an infinite serenity. After about half an hour trekking from Hamta trek, you will reach Siagoru.

Today you will cover a total distance of 7 km and it will take around 10-11 hours to complete the trek. Here you will find no water points on the way, so you need to carry enough water. This will be the coldest part of the trek.

Trek Level - Gradual to Steep.

Stay - Stay in camps.

Altitude - 11,900ft - 14,100ft -12,900ft

Hampta Pass
Image by Divya

Day 4 - Siagoru to Chatru (trek) to Chandra Taal (drive)

The Fourth-day of trekking is much easier than previous days trekking. By entering Lahul Spiti you will easily reach Chhatru. Today you will cover a distance of 7 km and it will take around 6-7 hours to complete the trek. You will start early in the morning to cover the distance by evening. You will get 2 to 3 sources of water on the way. You will drive to Chandratal.

Chhatru is a very small place where you can find some restaurants. All the hills of Chhatru are surrounded by the Spiti valley.

Trek Level - Easy

Stay - Stay in camps

Altitude - 12,900ft to 11,000ft

Chandra Taal
Image by Manav Sharma

Day 5 - Chatru to Manali ( via Rothang Pass)

On day five trekkers can reach Manali via Rohtang Pass. It will be a 90 km drive which will take around 4-5 hours. Your treks end today.


What is the best time to do Hampta Pass Trek?

The best time to visit the Hampta trek is from June to mid-October. During this time the weather is also clear and you can enjoy trekking.

What is the height/altitude of Hampta Pass?

What are the essentials required during Hampta Pass trekking?

  • Valid ID proof for each member

  • Warm and comfortable clothes

  • Jackets and sweaters, woollen caps, gloves, etc.

  • Personal toiletries and medication (if any)

  • Trekking shoes

  • Mosquito & insect repellent

  • Water bottles, backpacks, energy bars/snacks, etc.

  • Sunscreen lotion

  • Binoculars

  • Sunglasses

  • Camera

  • Cap or hat

  • Flashlight (with spare batteries)


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