Hampta Pass trek
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- 4 Days 3 Nights
- Difficulty - Easy Moderate
- For 14+ years
Situated at an altitude of 14,000 ft, Hampta is situated in Himachal Pradesh and is popularly known as Himachal’s valley of flower. On the trek, one will get to witness the beautiful lush green valley with thick forests and snow covered mountains.This trek is considered one of the most beautiful treks of Himachal.
The trek to Hampta Pass is 21 km long and starts from Jobra, located 2 hour drive from Manali. On the trail walk through the lush green forests of pine, maple trees and birches. Witness the breathtaking views of Pir Panjal from the gateway of the Hampta pass. From the pass get mesmerized by the magnificent views of the snow-clad mountains of Lahaul Range, Indarsen and Deo Tibba peaks. Witness the beauty of 3 passes- Hampta, Rohtang and Spiti on this beautiful trek.
Hampta Pass Manali Quick Info-
Hampta Pass trek distance: 21 km
Hampta Pass Temperature: 12 degrees Celsius to 20 degrees Celsius during daytime and drop to 0 degrees Celsius -5 degrees Celsius at night.
Hampta Pass altitude: 14000 ft
Hampta Pass difficulty level: Easy to Moderate
Hampta Pass trek best time to visit: Mid June to October
Experienced Trek Leaders
Experience the lifestyle, Culture, Wildlife, Star trail
Who should attend?
Anyone who loves challenges
Anyone who has limits to push
Anyone looking for an adventure
Anyone fit enough for this thrilling experience
- After arrival at Manali, leave for Jobri Nallah at 11:00 AM in the morning.
- Reach Jobra, freshen up and after a quick briefing session and round of introduction we start the trek towards Chikka, our first campsite on the trek to Hampta Pass.
- Along the trail witness the wild forests of oak and birch.
- Chhika is a beautiful campsite beside the Rani River in the open valley with great views.
- Upon reaching the campsite, freshen up and enjoy the breathtaking view.
- After dinner, retire for the day. Overnight in camps under the sky full of stars
- After a wholesome and nourishing breakfast, set on a trekking trail to Balu ka Ghera.
- Trek from Chhika to Balu ka Ghera is a moderate trek of about 5-7 hours.
- Today while trekking, enjoy the breathtaking views of Dhauladhar ranges, the outer Himalayan chain of mountains.
- Walk through flowering meadows and valleys that create a delightful picture-perfect scenery for you to revel in. The temperature in Hampta Pass on your trail remains pleasantly warm during the day time.
- Upon reaching the campsite, freshen up and have lunch.
- In the evening, explore the surroundings and enjoy the mesmerizing sunset from the campsite.
- Have dinner and retire for the night.
In the morning, have a delicious breakfast and get ready to witness the landscape of the Himalayas in the Lahaul and Spiti Valley.
Today the trek to Hampta Pass is steep incline, one can enjoy the stunning views of snow clad mountains.
After spending some time at pass, start your descent back to the Balu ka Ghera campsite.
The downhill has loose rocks on the way so one has to be careful while walking downwards.
Upon reaching the campsite, freshen up and have Lunch.
Enjoy the surreal views from the campsite and after dinner retire for the night.
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Wake up early, have breakfast and get ready for a descent to Jobri via Chikka.
The trail is initially a climb through rocky terrain followed by a descent.
After arriving in Jobri, board the vehicle and start your journey back to Manali.
Upon reaching Manali bid a farewell to fellow travelers.
End your trek with beautiful memories.
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- Accommodation in tents on a sharing basis. Separate for male and female. For twin sharing extra charges will be applicable.
- Transport required in the trek
- Highly advanced & certified mountaineering guide
- Cloak room to keep extra luggage.
- Vegetarian meals on the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
- Cooks/helper and other requisite staff.
- High quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps
- First aid kit, oxygen cylinders, oximeter, medicines etc. will be with guide/trek leader and at camp site as well to deal with emergencies
- All trekking, forest permits
● Personal essentials -
(i) Equipment- Gumboots, trekking poles, etc.
(ii) Insurance- Personal and travel insurances
(iii) Beverage- Mineral water bottles, bottled or canned beverages
(iv) Snacks- Chocolates, dry fruits, protein, or nutrition bars
(v) Entertainment- Camera or drone fees
● In case your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure" or due to personal reasons after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you
● Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the trekkers
● Loading and unloading of personnel luggage
● Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.
THINGS TO CARRY
- Rucksack (Min 55 Ltrs with rain cover)
- Trekking Shoes, Floaters or Sandals
- Quick Dry Tees
- Track Pants
- Cotton socks
- Pair of woolen socks
- Rain jacket or Poncho
- 1 Full Sleeves Sweater or Fleece Jacket,1 Heavy Jacket, 1 Pair of Thermal
- Quick-dry towel
- Windproof Jacket
- Woolen Cap
- Sun Cap
- Lip Balm
- Cold Cream & SunScreen (SPF 40+)
- Packed food
- Water Bottle 1
- Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
- Personal Toiletries
- Personal Basic Medical Kit
- People who use spectacles (Use Photochromic glasses instead of contact lenses)
- Trekking Pole
- Extra Polythene
HOW TO REACH
By Road :- Roads connect Manali to different places including Delhi, Chandigarh, Dehradun and Ambala. There are several private buses as well that connect the hill station with different part of the state.
By Air :- The nearest airport is at Bhuntar, located approximately 50 kilometres away from Manali. Domestic flights connect Bhuntar with Delhi and Chandigarh. Once at the airport, you can take a taxi to Manali.
By Train:- The closest train station to Manali is Ambala Cantt, which is 200 km away. Another option is to get a train to Chandigarh, which is 250 km away. Ambala Cantt is on the Delhi Amritsar route.
Policy and Terms
- If cancellation is made 30 days before the date of travel, 25% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
- If cancellation is made 15 to 30 days before the date of travel, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
- If cancellation is made 0 to 15 days before the date of travel, 100% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
- The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
Q: What is the best time for a trek to Hampta Pass?
A: Best time to visit Hampta Pass is from Mid June to October.
Q: How difficult is the Hampta Pass trek?
A: Hampta Pass trek difficulty level is easy to moderate. It’s the best option for beginners and also is one of the most popular treks in India.
Q: What is the Hampta Pass temperature during the trek?
A: The Hampta Pass weather in summers is pleasant and ideal for trekking and camping. During the time of monsoons it becomes difficult to climb therefore it is advisable not to trek in monsoons, the path becomes slippery and there are chances of landslides. In winters the place looks great and the temperature at night falls up to 4 °C to -6 °C.
Q: How long will we walk everyday?
A: The total Hampta Pass trek distance is around 21 km. The average distance covered each day is 5-6 km which takes around 5 hours to cover. The trail is easy to moderate and you’ll have 2 guides with you who keep guiding and motivating you throughout your journey.
Q: What are the safety precautions in the Hampta Pass Manali?
A: All the members of support staff are certified in wilderness first aid and are trained for all concerns related to high altitude. The staff will be carrying a first aid kit, a stretcher, and an oxygen cylinder. All these precautions will be included in the Hampta Pass trek cost.
Q: What is the maximum Hampta Pass altitude?
A: The maximum Hampta Pass height in feet is 14,100 ft which you will climb on your 3rd day of the trek.
Q: Tell me about the guides who will be accompanying me.
A: The trek is led by professional trek leaders who have completed basic and advanced mountaineering courses. There will be one guide who leads the group and another guide who will be walking at the end of the group.
Q: What is the Hampta Pass trek group size?
A: Usually, the Hampta trek group consists of 12-15 people in one batch including males and females. We need a minimum of 6 people for a fixed departure, but for the customized trip, the group size doesn’t matter and will have customized Hampta Pass trek cost.
Q: Is the Hampta Pass trek package safe for girls?
A: Absolutely. The safety of girls is of foremost importance to us. We always create a friendly environment on the trek. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips who are very honest and reliable.
Q: I am a solo female traveler. Do I need to share my tent with a male person?
A: No. Female trekkers share tents with female co-trekkers. If you are the only girl on the trek, you get a separate tent for yourself.