Hampta Pass Trek connects Kullu valley with Lahaul valley at an altitude of 14,100 feet.It is one of the delightful treks in Manali region of Himachal Pradesh. Hampta Pass Trek is a moderate trek with landscape variations from thick forest, lush green grass to the barren landscape of Lahaul. Visit Chandratal lake will be like a cherry on the cake. It is considered as a moderate trek and is suitable for beginners as well as experienced trekkers. Each of the campsites on Hampta Pass trek is very pretty. The total distance of this trek is 35 km.
Hampta Pass Trekking is not very difficult. Beginners can also attempt to go on this trek and enjoy the scenic beauty that the Himalayas have to offer. It is also not a very long trek and is a perfect getaway.
Hampta pass trekking cost is offered in such a way that most of the people can enjoy this trek. Also, this trek will require trekking gear and guides which is included in the Hampta Pass Trekking Package.
Arrival at manali and we will gather at Manali bus stand and then we will drive to Jobra (45mins- 1 hr). After Briefing session by our experienced trek leaders, we will start the trek to Chika.Our first campsite will be a Chika(10,100 ft). Today’s trek passes through pine and maple forests,green meadows with small bridge crossing. Total time to trek to Chika campsite will be around 2hrs.
Today’s trek is an easy ascent and will take around 4-5 hrs.The best part of today’s trek that we have to cross two rivers one at the start just near to Chikka Campsite and other at Jwara Nala. The trail stays along the banks of the river for most part of the day. The initial climb involves a lot of boulder hopping. Overnight stay in Balu ka Gera.
Today’s trek can be broken into two stages – the climb to Hampta Pass which is moderately steep followed by a steep descent to Shea Goru. The climb is strenuous all the way upto Hampta pass. Walk at steady pace with few breaks. The pass is not easily identifiable so ask your guide about it. As you cross the pass you enter the Lahaul region & change in the scenery is very contrasting. From Hampta Pass you can see the Indrasan Peak and its gigantic glacier.Total time to reach Shea goru will be around 8hrs. Trekking in Hampta pass just drives you crazy as it is one of the most fabulous experiences you can have.
Trek begins with the crossing of river which is flowing by the campsite. This day we have an easy descent through the Hampta Valley and will reach Chatru. Chatru is a beautiful spot with lovely mountain views. After lunch, we will head towards Chandratal lake which is at 14,100 ft and is also known as “Moon lake”. It is a 3hrs drive.After visiting chandratal lake, we will drive back to Chattru. Overnight saty in chatru.
After breakfast, we will depart from Chatru to Manali via Rohtang pass.
As we gain higher altitude, the air becomes thinner. To overcome this we need to develop our aerobic fitness. The more fitter you are, you will enjoy more during the trek. Hampta pass is a moderate trek, so proper fitness is required for this trek is recommended
1: For cardiovascular endurance, begin jogging atleast 1 month before the trek.
2: For strength do squats, push ups. Fitness Bechmark: Jog/Run for 5 Kms in 30 mins.
Remember always start your training program with stretching and warm up exercises.
Manali is the base location for our Hampta Pass trek. Our meeting point in Manali is the Government bus stand opposite the mall road. We will pick you up at 11:00 AM in the morning and start the drive to jobri. The entire drive from Manali to Jobri takes around 1 Hour.
Reaching Manali by Road (Bus)
Manali is well connected with comfortable Volvo buses run by government and private operators. You can catch luxury and normal buses to Manali which are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate in delhi. The journey takes around 12-14 hours.
Reaching Manali by Air
Closest airport to Manali is Kullu Airport which is well connected via flights from Delhi. The distance between Kullu and Manali is around 1 hour.