Hampta Pass Trek with Chandratal Lake (4 Nights 5 Days)

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Hampta Pass Trek with Chandratal Lake

Hampta Pass Trek is among the many other delightful treks around Manali region in Himachal Pradesh. Our trek in Hampta Pass suits everyone with the scope of time and hardship hence is considered as a moderate trek. Its a terrific crossover trek in Himachal Pradesh. The beauty of this trek lies in the small corridor between Lahaul and Kullu valley with the regular change in the landscape. Our trekking start from Manali, unlike other camps, to make it easy for all to reach the base camp. It covers the majestic foothills of the Himalayas starting with thick forest which leads us to the open valley of lush green covers of the Pir Panjal Range. Their lush greens with the tree line stop when you are at the Hampta Pass (14350 ft.)  And enter the barren landscape to visit the Chandratal Lake in Lahaul & Spiti.


Highlights of Hampta Pass Trek

  • Breathtaking picturesque view of the alpine Chandratal.
  • Camping location under the star studded sky along with delicious and nutritious meals.
  • Capture the majestic view of the Pir Panjal Ranges.
  • Build adrenaline as we cross some of the high mountain passes.

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  • Stay: Overnight stay in tents at Chikka Campsite
  • Meal: Dinner.
  • Altitude: Manali (11,700 ft) & Chikka (7700 ft).
  • Distance: By Trek 13 km. By Road 13 km *
  • Time Taken: By Trek 6–7 hrs approx., By Road 1 hr
  • Trek Grade: Gradual

Embarking on our journey from Manali, our first leg entails a scenic road trip to Jobra, a quaint destination enveloped in the stunning landscapes of the Himalayas. Anticipate a thrilling two-hour drive adorned with 30 hairpin bends, each bend unveiling a new chapter of adventure and awe. Upon reaching Jobra, our trekking odyssey commences, leading us to the enchanting haven of Chika. As we traverse the trail, a picturesque vista unfolds before our eyes, with the majestic Rani Nallah flowing gracefully through the verdant meadows. Here, amidst the idyllic setting, one can witness the pastoral charm of cows and sheep grazing freely, painting a scene straight out of a fairytale. Navigating through the lush meadows, flanked by the towering hillsides, we’re presented with a choice: to tread the path along the left side of the hill or opt for the ascent and descent route, both offering their own unique charms. Regardless of the chosen path, our journey culminates at Chika, nestled snugly at the foot of the sprawling meadow. The campsite at Chika unfolds like a canvas of tranquility, offering a vast expanse of lush greenery that invites weary travelers to rest and rejuvenate. With the serene Rani River meandering nearby, it provides the perfect backdrop for setting up our camps, where the soothing sounds of nature lull us into a state of peaceful bliss. As we settle amidst the natural splendor, let’s immerse ourselves in the unparalleled beauty of this Himalayan sanctuary, where every step unveils a new facet of awe-inspiring magnificence.


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All Meals

  • Stay: Overnight stay in tents at Balu ka ghera Campsite
  • Meal: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.
  • Altitude: Manali(11,700 ft) & Chikka (7700 ft).
  • Distance: By Trek 13 km.
  • Time Taken: By Trek 6–7 hrs approx.
  • Trek Grade: Gradual

As the morning sun gently illuminates the landscape, indulge in a wholesome breakfast by the serene river, graciously flowing on your right-hand side. Embarking on the next leg of our journey, we navigate through rugged terrain, yet the trek remains relatively manageable. Our path leads us through a dense forest adorned with vibrant Rhododendron trees, offering a refreshing respite amidst the lush greenery. Against the backdrop of the snow-capped peaks of Dhauladhar, cascading waterfalls dot the landscape, adding to the allure of the trek. Crossing a tranquil river to reach the opposite bank, we’re greeted by a breathtaking sight: a kaleidoscope of multicolored flowers adorning the meadows. Our destination, Balu ka Ghera, awaits at a campsite nestled amidst mounds and sand-covered expansis. As we approach, the terrain gradually levels, offering a welcome reprieve as we prepare to rest and recharge amidst the pristine beauty of the Himalayas.


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All Meals

  • Stay: Overnight stay in tents at Balu ka ghera Campsite
  • Meal: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.
  • Altitude: Manali(11,700 ft) & Chikka (7700 ft).
  • Distance: By Trek 13 km.
  • Time Taken: By Trek 6–7 hrs approx.
  • Trek Grade: Gradual

Indulge in a comforting cup of hot tea alongside your breakfast to kickstart the day’s adventures. Our trek unfolds in two distinct halves: first, from Balu ka Ghera to Hampta Pass, and then from Hampta Pass to Shea Goru. The initial leg from Balu ka Ghera to Hampta Pass entails a steady ascent along moderately steep slopes, culminating in the breathtaking vistas of Hampta Pass. As we ascend, the trail meanders alongside the river, offering mesmerizing views of delicate orange and yellow blooms adorning the landscape. The climb to Hampta Pass presents a vertical challenge, rewarding us with panoramic views from the summit. Take a moment to soak in the awe-inspiring scenery before commencing the descent, which requires careful navigation due to its steep nature. Upon reaching the valley floor, the trail leads us to the tranquil haven of Siagoru, nestled serenely along the riverside. As we settle into our campsite, surrounded by the soothing sounds of flowing water, let’s reflect on the day’s journey and prepare for the adventures that lie ahead.


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All Meals

  • Stay: Overnight stay in tents at Balu ka ghera Campsite
  • Meal: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.
  • Altitude: Manali(11,700 ft) & Chikka (7700 ft).
  • Distance: By Trek 13 km.
  • Time Taken: By Trek 6–7 hrs approx.
  • Trek Grade: Gradual

As we continue our trek, the terrain transitions to a downhill descent, requiring extra caution as we navigate the path. The trail closely follows the river valley, offering uninterrupted views of the surrounding mountains. Unlike the forested hills we traversed earlier, this section reveals barren landscapes devoid of vegetation, showcasing a stark yet mesmerizing beauty. As we progress, we encounter two glaciers that must be crossed, adding an element of adventure to our journey. Upon navigating the second glacier, we gradually approach Chatru, with the tranquil waters of the Chandra River flowing alongside. This picturesque setting serves as a serene backdrop to our trek, inviting us to immerse ourselves in the natural splendor of the Himalayas and savor every moment of our expedition. The other side of the glacier is Chatru, the next camping zone. choose the location that has the river running around. Chatru is a magnificent camping site ; it is a consensus of the three passes, Hampta, Rohtang and Spiti. The location is just about another two hours away. Note: Discover the breathtaking beauty of Chandratal Lake, affectionately dubbed the “moon lake,” on either Day 4 or Day 5 of your journey. The mesmerizing azure hue of its waters casts a spellbinding effect on the surrounding landscape. Situated 45 km from the Chatru campsite, reaching Chandratal is contingent upon favorable road and weather conditions during the summer season. However, if conditions are unfavorable, you may need to navigate directly through Chatru en route to Manali, necessitating the omission of Chandratal from your itinerary.


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On your final day, your journey from Chatru to Manali will include a scenic drive through Rohtang Pass, allowing you to savor the mountain vistas one last time before descending to the plains below. Your return trip from the Chatru campsite to Manali is scheduled for Day 5. Following this memorable 7-hour drive, reminiscing about the mountains, you will arrive in Manali at nightfall. If all goes smoothly, there’s a chance for an evening journey to Delhi post-6:00 PM, ensuring efficient travel arrangements.

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Shibani Goutam
Shibani Goutam

I have planned many trips before with various travel agents and I must say you are one of the best Trek planner/Trek leads I have had the pleasure to interact with. We thank you very much for all your work and dedication to make this trip happen! Thanks to Satish and nikhil to complete the trek before sun burn .

Saloni Patil
Saloni Patil

Had my best time in Sandhan Valley trek even our guides were friendly, fantastic, showcasing expertise.I must highlight the remarkable quality of the meals provided during our trek.Highly recommended! your company and guide to anyone seeking an unforgettable outdoor experience.

Akshay Badiya
Akshay Badiya

I recently embarked on a trek with treks and trails, and the experience exceeded my expectations. The trek leaders were not only knowledgeable but also exceptionally friendly, creating a welcoming atmosphere throughout the journey. Their expertise shone through, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable trek.

Puneet Kadapatti
Puneet Kadapatti

Did Kalsubai Trek with the TNT team(Sunny/Sagar and Neha)
Met them on the Kasara Train and the moment we all gathered I had a Vibe this treks gonna be Awesome,

Utkarsh Kumbhare
Utkarsh Kumbhare

The trek leaders have good experience and are very helpful during trek with all the necessary details that one need to know.
I would suggest to carry minimum luggage as possible as the trek is demanding with high endurance so keeping the luggage at minimum only essentials like water, energy bars and drinks, will help you once the 75% bar of the trek is done😅....also would be nice if you practice cardio beforehand atleast 15-20 days if you don't go to gym, it will really aid you.
Overall a very good experience with treks and trails.


What is included in the tour

  • Stay is included on all days of the trek (from Manali to Manali). You will be staying in tents on a triple sharing basis.
  • Transport charges from Manali to Manali and return.
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to tea and coffee on Day 5 are included. Meals are simple, nutritious and vegetarian.
  • All the trek equipment will be included like a sleeping bag, kitchen & dining tent, utensils, mattress, tent, toilet tent, and crampon (if needed).
  • First aid medical kits, oxygen cylinder and stretcher.
  • All fuel charges, toll taxes and needed forest entry fees along with permits.
    • Mountaineering qualified and professional trek leader, guide, cook and support staff. 


What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any air/bus/rail fare
  • Any other meals not mentioned in package inclusions
  • Any other destination not mentioned in itinerary
  • Any personal expenses such as laundry, room service, mini bar, telephone etc.
  • Guide charges/boating charges/entrance fees for any sightseeing
  • Any services or activity charges other than those included in inclusions
  • Supplementary cost for festival period, long weekend or peak season
  • Entry Fee to Any Monument, Park, Museum, Monastery or any other visiting places.
  • Airfare, Train Fare, Insurance Premium etc.
  • Government Service Tax as applicable on the above rates
  • Personal expenses on items such as Laundry, Soft & Hard Drinks, Bottle Water, Incidentals, Porterage, and Bell- Boy charges, Tips etc.


Things to Carry

Footwear and Backpack

  • Trekking shoes with ankle support
  • Backpack with rain cover
  • Daypack with rain cover

Warm Layers and Clothing

  • Warm layers (Padded jackets)
  • 3 layers for spring, summer, and monsoon treks (1 woolen sweater, 1 fleece, 1 padded jacket)
  • 4 layers for autumn treks (1 woolen sweater, 2 fleece, 1 padded jacket)
  • 5 layers for winter treks (1 pair of thermals, 1 woolen sweater, 2 fleece, 1 padded jacket)
  • 3 Collared T-shirts (Wear one, carry two)
  • 2 quick-dry trek pants (Wear one, carry one)


  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cap, preferably with flaps
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Balaclava
  • Woolen socks (2-3 pairs of Dry fit + 1 pair of Woollen)
  • Headlamp
  • Trekking pole
  • Rain jacket + pants / poncho


  • Sunscreen
  • Moisturiser
  • Light towel
  • Lip balm or vaseline
  • Toilet paper (Wet wipes are strictly not allowed on our treks)
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Reusable plastic covers (for used clothes)
  • Trash bags (Carry out all your waste and leave no trace behind)

Personal First Aid Kit

Here are some common medicines typically required or used during adventure trips. However, it’s important to consult your doctor before taking any medication:

  • Antiseptic wipes or water syringe for wound cleaning
  • Butterfly bandages for small cuts
  • Cotton, elastic bandages, and sterile gauze pads for larger wounds
  • Latex gloves for handling bleeding wounds
  • Medication for diarrhea (upset stomach)
  • Medication for cold, flu, fever, and headaches
  • Painkillers
  • Oral rehydration solution (ORS) pouches
  • Quick pain relief spray for external use
  • Any personal medication prescribed by your doctor
  • Diamox or similar medication for high altitude sickness
  • Bug repellent
  • Nutritious energy bars and non-alcoholic drinks

Policy and Terms

Cancellation Policy

To ensure a seamless experience, we recommend booking your adventure at least two months in advance. Should the need arise to cancel your trek or adventure activity, we kindly request written notification. Cancellation charges will apply from the date we receive your written advice.

We understand the frustration of cancellations, but rest assured, we are committed to facilitating your next adventure with us.

We offer a cancellation policy that is fair, practical, and convenient for our customers.

Cancellation by Participant: If a participant wishes to cancel their booking for any reason, they must notify [Treks and Trails] in writing/email as soon as possible. The following cancellation charges will apply:

  • Cancellation between 15-29 days prior to the trek departure date: 75% of the total trek cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • Cancellation between 7-14 days of the trek departure date: 50% of the total trek cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • Cancellation between 1-6 days of the trek departure date: 100% of the total trek cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • No Show: Participants who do not show up for the trek without prior intimation will be considered as a ‘No Show’. In such cases, 100% of the total trek cost will be charged as cancellation fees.

Frequest Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

1. When is the best time recommended for the trek?

Best time to go for Hampta Pass Trek is from June to October.

2. How difficult is the Hampta Pass Trek?

Hampta Pass Trek in comparison is easy to moderate difficulty with another high altitude trek.

3. How much distance do we have to trek each day?

On an average, we cover roughly 6-7 km between our camping stations.

4. What will happen if a trek is extended?

Beyond our controllable reasons when the trek is extended, then additional charges tend to be applied.

5. Who will be our lead guide person?

Lead guide person is certified & experienced personnel. These guides are locally sourced and have other team members including local guides, cook, helpers, and porters.

6. Is this trek safe for girls?

Our treks are planned with a male: female ratio. As an organizer, we make sure that their tents are shared only with other female trekkers.

7. Many people in a tent?

Our tents are all three person tents.

8. What is the level of fitness expected from the trekkers?

Good physical and mental fitness is expected to complete the Trek. Hampta pass trek is ideal for beginners to familiarize themselves with similar high altitude treks.

9. Typical Food menu during a trek?

We make sure that wholesome and nutritious breakfast, lunch and evening snacks are served. We believe and serve only vegetarian food as it is easy to digest and preferable in high altitudes.

10. What if we encounter a medical emergency?

We are trained to manage emergencies in high altitudes. Our lead guide is professionals and experienced. Our team do carry emergency first aid kits and oxygen cylinder.

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