Hampta Pass Trek

duration Duration 5 Days / 4 Nights
altitude Maximum Altitude 14,100
visit Best time to visit May - Oct
age Minimum Age 7+
Camp Base Camp Manali

Hampta Pass Trek Is the Himalayan Ticket for Beginners

Camping and folklore go hand in hand at Hampta Pass Trek, which differentiates it from any other treks in Himachal. Also known as Himachal's Valley of Flowers, this pass is located in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. Besides, the Hampta Pass trek height in feet is 14,100 feet (4,298 meters) and achieving this altitude comes with glaciers, fast-flowing rivers, challenging terrain, steep, rocky, and vertical climb, and way more than any ordinary trek.

Trekking in Hampta Pass is unlike any other hiking adventure. The Hampta pass trek distance covers two beautiful valleys in one single hike- Manali and Spiti. Beginning from the honeymooners & hippies’ capital, the Hampta Pass trek from Manali is accompanied by nature. With no sight of civilization around, Hampta pass trekking package will even let you witness the contrasting views of Kullu and Lahaul Valley. And, as you trek the Himalayas Hampta Pass will show you the beautiful Kullu valley on one side. While on the other, you'll see the desolate mountains and austere landscape of Lahaul.

Admire Contrasting Wonders On Hampta Pass Trekking

Being purely a Himachali trek, the hike to Hampta valley is always welcoming. While on Hampta pass trek map, you will travel through a rollercoaster of vistas. The Hampta Pass trek package features small woodland with a variety of flowering flowers in various hues, as well as high vertical and rocky inclines. Fun fact, the name Hampta is derived from Hamta Village, which lies on the trail to the pass.

The Hampta pass trekking manali is even highlighted with the mythological lake of Chandratal. Located a day away from the pass, it’s the source of Chandra River. The magnificent moon-shaped lake is situated at an altitude of 14,100 ft. and is surrounded by peaks & meadows. Not to mention, countless folklore as well. You can visit Chandratal Lake by taking a bumpy driveway from the Chatru campsite. All you need to do is leave your excess luggage at the campsite and start your 3 hours long bumpy journey to Chandratal Lake.

What's more interesting about this trek is Hampta Camping. Every campsite during the trek has its beauty and can only be seen and felt by marking a presence at a particular point. Witness the breathtaking sunset behind the Hanuman Tibba hill, from the Bhalu ka Ghera campsite. You come face to face with the Deo Tibba peak as you progress further down the trail. Continue reading to find out more about Hampta Pass trek best time.

Hampta Pass Chandratal Trek & It’s Mahabharata Connection

Although Hampta Pass to Chandratal Lake is a day away from each other. There’s a reason why Chandratal Lake is so well-known. Like Hampta Pass Chandratal trek has its own set of stories to share over a bonfire supper. Aside from the mythological love story, the Hampta Pass Chandratal Trek is majorly associated with the ending of Mahabharata.

According to Hindu mythology, Yudhishthira, the eldest of the Pandava brothers, arrived at this lake searching for heaven. It is said that Indra, the King of Gods, came down on his chariot to Chandratal Lake. To convey him in his mortal form to Swarga. According to other local myths, fairies are believed to visit this lake during the night. Like we said earlier, Hampta pass and Chandratal trek are no different when it comes to mythology and mysteries.

What Is the Best Time for Hampta Pass Trek

The Hampta pass trek with camping at Chandratal makes a great experience. Besides, here are the details if you're looking for the best time to visit Hampta Pass trek.

Snow is the main attraction on Hampta Pass trekking tours. And before planning your Hampta pass trek budget, know that the months of June and July are best to visit. The Hampta pass temperature falls up to almost -15 degrees during this time. For those who are more of a green lover and lush landscapes, Hampta Pass trek Manali should be done in the month of mid-July up till October. Hampta pass weather is lovely at this time of year, with only new snow on the ground.

Hampta Pass Trek Difficulty Level Is Doable for All

Hampta pass trekking tours are easy to moderate in difficulty. Including the ChandraTal lake trek difficulty, the Hampta pass trek route makes a perfect trek for beginners with good health and stamina. The only condition on the entire Hampta pass trek length is to keep yourself hydrated and relaxed. With these easy steps, anyone can briefly enjoy Hampta pass base camp trip and the wonders within.

The Hampta Pass Trek Package ends at Manali. And, what's best to ease and relax at a popular hill station after an amazing hike. All you need to do is check-in at Moustache Manali and head out for cafe-hopping, savoring delicious local cuisines, visiting local markets, collecting souvenirs, and much more.

Once done with Hampta pass trekking tours, enjoy our backpacker hostel vibes reflecting Manali in every corner. A peaceful retreat to enjoy the most instagrammable views right from your stay. Meanwhile, join in for some musical jams or board games with fellow travellers in our common area. Nestled close to all popular spots.

Hampta Pass Trek Itinerary

Hampta Pass with Chandratal 5D/4N

Day 1: Manali to Jobra drive and trek to Chika

Altitude:  10,100 ft.
Drive: 17 km (45 min)
Trek: 4 km (2 hours)
Stay Included: Stay in tents on sharing basis
Meals Included:  Lunch - Evening Snacks - Dinner

  • Wake up to a fresh morning, pack your bags and start your drive to Jobra, start your trek to Chika which is the final destination of the day.
  • You traverse through the maple and pine trees with the Rani river flowing along your side, pass through two wooden bridges and a soft patch of forest covering the walnut and oak trees.
  • After reaching the campsite rest and get yourself involved in the tent pitching activity, consume hot meals, and rest for the day at the campsite.

Day 2: Chika to Bhalu ka Ghera

Altitude:  12,400 ft.
Trek: 5 km (4 - 5 hours)
Stay Included: Stay in tents on sharing basis
Meals Included:  Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks - Dinner

  • Wake up have your breakfast, get ready for a trek to Bhalu Ka Ghera, You will be welcomed by the different colors of small flowers.
  • Spot the snow flows melting and meeting the river while a group of mules feeds on the green grass.
  • Few more meters into the trek, the terrain starts to get flatten as you move towards the bed of sand.
  • Pitch your tents at the campsite and enjoy the beautiful sunset behind the Hanuman Tibba peak, have your hot meal and retire for the day.

Day 3: Bhalu ka Ghera to Shea Goru via Hampta Pass:-

Altitude:  12,800 ft., via 14,065 ft. (Hampta Pass)
Trek: 5 km (7 - 8 hours)
Stay Included: Stay in tents on sharing basis.
Meals Included:  Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks - Dinner.

  • Wake up to fresh morning breakfast, start the day by crossing the mountains of Bhalu Ka Ghera.
  • You are walking in the rockfall prone area, after an hour you reach a plateau that gives a front view of the Deo Tibba peak.
  • As the descends end you start a 20 min vertical climb to 14,000 ft. Hampta Pass. You will be welcomed by great bird-eye views of Kullu and Lahaul valley, with Deo Tibba peak standing in front.
  • After spending enough time at the pass, descend to a zig-zag path until you hit down the valley. After an hour you hit the base of the valley, pitch the tents and retire for the day.

Day 4: Shea Goru to Chatru, drive to Chandratal

Altitude: 12,800ft to 10,900 ft., 14,100 ft. (Chandratal)
Drive: 70 km (3 hours)
Trek: 6 km (5 - 6 hours)
Stay Included: Stay in tents on sharing basis

  • Meals Included:  Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks - Dinner
  • Wake to an exciting morning as today you will visit Chandratal Lake, post the breakfast descend to Chatru.
  • Pitch your tents and leave your excess luggage at the campsite and start your 3 hours long bumpy journey to Chandratal Lake.
  • After spending enough time at the moon lake, start to head back to the Chatru campsite and enjoy the scenic journey. Have your meal and retire for the day.

Day 5: Chatru to Manali drive

Drive: 65 km (2 -3 hours)
Meal Included: Breakfast

  • After a splendid night, wake to a good morning have your breakfast, and pack your bags for a drive back to Manali.
  • With a heavy heart bid bye to the Spiti valley and move back to Manali, this will be your last adventure of the day.
  • The scenic journey is a treat to the eyes and you enjoy each and every curve of it.

How to Reach Hampta Pass Base Camp

  • Air: Take a flight to Kullu airport and book a cab to Manali, if not possible you can book a flight to Delhi or Chandigarh and board a volvo to Manali.
  • Road: The volvo transfers are available from Delhi as well as from Chandigarh.
  • Rail: Take a train to Chandigarh railway station and from there book a private or shared cab to Manali.

Things to Carry for Hampta Pass Trek Route

  1. Shirts / T-shirts –2/3, Jeans / Trekking Pants -2.
  2. Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood.
  3. Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater.Thermal inner wear (upper & lower), Scarf/muffler (optional).
  4. Woollen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs).
  5. Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (Waterproof shoes with a thick sole are recommended).
  6. Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers.
  7. Raincoat / Poncho, Small quick dry towel.
  8. Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!).
  9. Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face.
  10. Sun glasses (polarized/UV Protected), Walking stick / Trekking pole.
  11. Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm, Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries).
  12. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication.
  13. Personal toiletries.
  14. Day pack/small bag in case if you are planning to offload your regular backpackHand Sanitizer.
  15. Extra face masks.

Hampta Pass Trek Inclusions: -
  1. Stay in tents on sharing basis from Day 1 to Day 4.
  2. All meals included from Day 1 Lunch to Day 5 breakfast. Vegetarian meals will be served throughout the trek.
  3. Skilled local staff and trek guide who have ample knowledge of the route.
  4. Hot water for drinking purposes will be provided on request.
  5. Kitchen, dining, and toilet tents will be used during the trek.
  6. Cooks/Helper for carrying common equipment like rations/tents/utensils/groceries.
  7. All trek essentials included –
    (i) Accommodation - tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, etc.
    (ii) Safety equipment - microspikes, gaiters (If required), and a basic first aid kit with a portable oxygen cylinder.
    (iii) Permit - forest and camping fee included.
  8. Transportation from Manali to Chika, Chatru to Chandratal and Chatru to Manali is included.
Hampta Pass Trek Exclusions: -
  1. The above trek charges do not include the GST charges (5%).
  2. Personal essentials -
    (i) Equipment - Gumboots, trekking poles etc.
    (ii) Insurance - Personal and travel insurance.
    (iii) Beverage - Mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages
    (iv) Snacks - Chocolate, dry fruits, protein, or nutrition bar.
    (v) Entertainment - Camera or drone fees.
  3. In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure" or by personal choice 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.
  4. Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the Guest.
  5. Anything which is not included in Inclusion.

Hampta Pass Trekking Cancellation Policies
  1. If cancellations are made 26 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, no cancellation fee will be charged.
  2. If cancellations are made between 8-25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, 25% of the total package amount will be charged as cancellation fee.
  3. If cancellations and rescheduling are made within 7 days from the start date of your trek/tour/activity, 100% of the total booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.
  4. Guest can reschedule the tour/trek/activity between 8-25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity (Depending on the availability), after this period no rescheduling can be done and no amount can be refunded.
  5. Rescheduling of the tour/trek/activity is applicable only once, after that if you want to cancel or reschedule the trek/tour/activity again, it will not be possible and no refund will be processed.
  6. If you book the tour/trek/activity by making a partial payment of the total booking amount and fail to make the 100% payment before 26 days from the date of travel. In this case, your booking will get cancelled automatically and can only be reconfirmed once you make the full payment, depending on the availability of slots.
  7. In case if your tour/trek/activity remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure", medical emergency, government policy changes, local strikes, or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain underutilized by you.
  8. In case if your tour/trek/activity gets cancelled because of "force majeure", medical emergency, government policy changes, local strikes between 0-7 days from your date of travel, you will be eligible to reschedule the date of your trek/tour/activity or you can get a credit note of the amount paid, however no cash refund will be possible in this case.
  9. Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.
  10. The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

FAQs of Hampta Pass Trekking

Where is Hampta Pass?
The Hamta Pass is a passageway in the Himalayas, that connects the Chandra Valley of Lahaul to the Kullu valley at Himachal Pradesh, India.

How difficult is Hampta Pass trek?
The Hampta Pass Trek is a trip that is ideal for beginners and is rated as easy to moderate in difficulty. On average, the Hampta pass journey takes four days to accomplish. The well-known and impressive Chandrataal, a high-altitude alpine lake a few hours from Chatru, is added as well, so that you have one additional day to explore it.

How to reach Hampta Pass from Manali?
Manali, a stunning hill station in its own right, serves as the starting point for the walk. Nonetheless, the initial leg of the journey viz. Jobra can be driven by automobile. Once you reach Jobra, you'll then trek to Chika by th ened of Day 1. On Day 2, you'll trek to Bhalu ka Ghera and on Day 3 you'll make your visit to the Hampta Pass.

Is there snow in Hampta Pass?
Winter in Hampta Pass: For fans of winter activities, winter is the perfect season to travel to Hampta Pass Trek. Hampta Pass experienced significant snowfall, which enhances its beauty.

How to reach Hampta Pass?
Hampta pass journey is a three day trek starting off from Manali to Chika campsite on day 1. Followed to this, trek to Bhalu Ka Ghera camp for day 2 and on day 3 you’ll cross Hampta Pass on the way to Shea Goru campsite.

How to reach Hampta Pass from Delhi?
The trek to hampta Pass begins from Manali, which is accessible from Delhi and Chandigarh roadways. There are no train to reach Manali. However, if you travelling by flight, take a flight to the nearest airport that is Bhuntar Airport. From there, book a cab to reach Manali.

In which month Humpta pass trek starts?
Mid-June to mid-October is the best period to hike to Hampta Pass. Early in the season, there is a chance to see snow on the high passes, but by August, it has totally melted. In the Kullu-Manali valley, rain is anticipated throughout the monsoon season, while in Spiti, the sun will be out and brilliant as usual.

Is Hampta pass trek safe?
The hike is safe and a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you if you are prepared and carrying the required hiking gear. The Hampta Pass trek is a great opportunity for beginners to practise on Himalayan trek terrain.

Humpta Pass trek can be completed in how many days?
The entire Hampta Pass Trek Package can be completed in 4 days and 3 Nights. An extra day is included so that you can travel to Chandrataal, a famous and impressive high-altitude alpine lake near Chatru.

Is hampta pass open in January?
The month of January is not suggested for this climb to Hampta Pass. Hampta Pass has heavy snowfall in January. The trail becomes much more congested and the rise becomes more acute as the valley fills with snow.

What is the best time to do Hampta pass trek?
Planning your Hampta Pass Trek Guide is best done from mid-June to mid-October. In the earlier months, at higher altitudes, you might even see snow. Rainfall can be seen in Manali and Kullu during these months because the region receives monsoons. Yet as you go on, the sky gets sunnier and clearer.

Is Hampta pass trek in February open to go?
The path to the valley is excessively rocky and abrupt in February, making it risky to walk on and extremely dangerous. However in order to successfully complete the trek, you must have experience with prior Himalayan treks if you intend to undertake Hampta Pass. To attempt Hampta Pass in February is not advised.

Are the batches available for Hampta pass trek in June?
Definitely, as June is one of the greatest months to finish the Hampta Pass journey. It is a must-do trek in June because of the enormous amount of snow and the breathtaking natural splendour. A few days later, in July, snow falls, turning the valley green and completely altering the experience.

How safe is to go for Hampta pass trek in July?
One of the very few treks that can be completed in July and August, when it rains heavily, is the Hampta Pass trip. Up until September and October, the trek continues.

Does Hampta pass trek in December accessible to visit?
Hampta Pass Trek is not available in December. Instead, one can take a detour to Manali to take in the snowfall there.

Is it possible to complete Hampta Pass trek in 3 days 2 nights?
The Hampta Pass trip typically lasts 4 days and 3 nights to complete. For a total of 5 days and 4 nights to complete the hampta pass trek, an additional day is added to reach Chandratal Lake. Aside from that, as you add more services to the expedition, the days can extend to 6 days and 5 nights.

How to reach Hampta Pass from Manali?
Commute via road, from Delhi, Chandigarh, and Kullu.

Which type of shoes should I carry?
We recommend you buy trekking shoes for the Hampta Pass trek, for eg. Quechua Trek 100.

Is Diamox advisable?
We suggest you to consult your doctor, regarding medicines to take on Hampta Pass Trek.

How long is the Hampta Pass Trek?
The entire Manali to Hampta pass distance is 20 km. However, for the best trekking experience, Hampta pass trek km is divided into 4 days of trekking.

Can I have liquor or smoke while we're on the trek?
No, liquor or smoke is strictly prohibited on the Hampta Pass trek.

What is the level of fitness expected from the participants?
A moderate level of fitness is required for the Hampta Pass trek; a person should be able to run for 3 km in 20 minutes.

Can I do the Hampta Pass trek in January, February or March?
No. Due to snowfall, it is closed during the following months.

Is the trek safe for solo female travelers?
Yes, the Hampta Pass trek is completely safe for female solo travellers.

How to reach Hampta Pass from Delhi?
You can take an evening bus from Delhi to Manali and start your trek as per the updated itinerary on our website.

Is there snow in Hampta Pass?
If you are travelling in the month of December, you will get snowfall.

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