Hampta Circular Trek is a relatively uncommon trek route in the Himachal Pradesh trekking circuit; hence the trail is unspoiled and breathtaking. The early months (Mid May – early June) see quite a bit of snow on the trail and this can make the trek interesting
Trekking in the Himalayas is very adventurous and challenging. Come and experience the majestic foothills of the Himalayas. The moderate trail of Hampta Pass in the Manali region is a delightful trail which offers different shades of beauty. It connects two beautiful and picturesque valleys, Lahaul and Kullu. The best part of this trek is that every day the landscape changes.
The trek starts from thick pine forest, enters the open valleys with lush green forest, glacial valleys, crossing rivers and barren landscapes of Lahaul and Spiti, and if visiting Chandratal Lake, it is an icing on the cake.
What is included in the tour
Accommodation in camping tent during trek on triple sharing basis.
All veg meals while on trek (Breakfast, Lunch, High Tea, Soup, Dinner)
Transportation from Manali – Jobra - Manali
All necessary permits and entry fees
First aid medical kit with Oximeter and Oxygen cylinder
Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff
Camping Tents, sleeping bag, Rolling mattress, Toilet Tent
Morning / Evening tea with light snacks during the trek.
What is NOT included in the tour
Any meals during transit
Cost Escalation due to unforeseen reason
Mules or porter to carry personal luggage
Anything not specifically mentioned under the head
- Location: Manali
- Altitude: 14100 feet
- Level: Easy - Moderate
- Duration: 3 Nights and 4 Days
- Total distance: 22 kms (approx.)
- Pickup/Drop: Manali
Day 01: Drive from Manali to Jobra and trek to Chikka
The trek originates from Jobra and after reaching Manali in the morning, we will drive straightaway to Jobra. We will take a small break at Jobra for lunch and henceforth depart to Chika which is an easy trek of about two hours crossing small river crossings. The enchanting surroundings will mesmerize you all through your stroll. After reaching Chika campsite you will learn how to pitch the tents. An awesome view with greenery and snow capped mountain peaks will leave you mesmerized. Explore the beauty of the campsite and retire for the night at the tents you pitched yourself. Overnight stay in a tent.
Day 02: Trek from Chikka to Balu ka Ghera
The morning will begin with sipping hot tea/coffee. After having breakfast we will start the day. The trek passes through some spectacular landscape to just below the Hampta Pass, on a grassy bank sloping down from the cliffs. The impressive grandeur of immediate surroundings, the nearness of the Tokru-Shakru peaks, the wonderful coloring of the rocks and mountainside, all make this one of the best campsites on the route. Snow on the other side makes a dramatic contrast. Overnight stay in a tent.
Day 03: Trek from Balu ka Ghera to Hampta Pass and return
You will get the first glimpse of the outer Himalayan chain of mountains, the Dhauladhar ranges from here onwards and it is from these snow stretches the feeling of trekking in the Himalayas start sinking in. On one side is snow capped mountain peaks and on the other side of the pass you see rocky boulders and fragmented rocks. Experience the beauty of Mother Nature which otherwise is lost in the hustle bustle of the cities. After a brief stopover at Hampta village, which gives the pass its name, we will begin the descent to Balu ka Ghera. Take some well-deserved rest here after the long journey as you halt for the night. Overnight stay in a tent.
Day 04: Trek from Balu ka Ghera to Manali via Jobra
After the hearty breakfast, we'll check out from the camps by 9 am and proceed to Chikka. The trail on the 4th day is a steady descent with much ease and takes less time. After lunch at Chikka we walk to Jobra. This is where the trek comes to an end. There will be vehicles waiting here to drop you to Prini, Manali.
Backpack Offloading Cost:
Charges per bag - Rs. 1200/- for the entire program. Which will be made 7 days prior to the program.
The backpack cannot weigh more than 10 kgs. Backpack should have a waterproof cover. Suitcase/Strolley Bags will not be allowed.