Hampta Pass trek, one of the most picturesque, awe inspiring treks, offers breathtaking views of the two different sides of the Himalayas along with a high altitude lake. On one side of the pass lies the lush green Kullu valley and on the other side is the stark opposite desert valley of Lahaul. The major highlights being the high altitude Chandratal lake in Spiti. This is one of the most dramatic crossover treks one can opt for.
Duration: 4 Night/ 5 Days
Trek Grade: Moderate
TrekLength: 35 kms
Highest Altitude Gain: 14065 ft
Best Season: June to September
Starting and end point: Manali
What is included in the tour
Accommodation in camping tent during trek
• All veg meals while on trek (Breakfast, Lunch, High Tea, Soup, Dinner)
• Transport from Manali to base village, chatru to Chandratal and return
• All necessary permits and entry fees
• First aid medical kit
• Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff
• Camping Tents, Sleeping bag, Rolling mattress, Toilet Tent
• All taxes
What is NOT included in the tour
Any meals during transit
• Personal Expenses
• Cost Escalation due to unforeseen reason
• Mules or porter to carry personal luggage
• Anything not specifically mentioned under the head
• Travel Insurance
• 5% GST
Day 01: Drive from Manali to Jobra and start trek to Chika
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 Chika to Balu ka Ghera
The morning will begin with sipping hot tea/coffee followed by exercise. 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 Gera to Siagoru and crossing Hampta Pass
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 the base camp at Siaguru. Take some well-deserved rest here after the long journey as you halt for the night. Overnight stay in tent.
Day 04: Trek from Siaguru to Chatru and drive to ChandraTal.
The trail on the 4th day is a steady descent with much ease and takes lesser times compared to the previous day. A tricky camping ground Chatru comes en route after a steep climb and a bend. We will trail along with all through Spiti till we arrive at the base camp at Chatru. Enjoy the spectacular view of a high altitude cold desert at Spiti Valley. Interestingly, Chatru is the meeting point of Rohtang Pass, Hampta Pass and Spiti. If the weather and route permits, we shall further go to Chandratal – a moon shaped alpine lake which provides a better view of the landscape around. Return to Chatru by evening. Overnight stay in tent.
Day 05: Drive from Chatru to Manali via Rohtang Pass, overnight stay at Manali.
Drive back to Manali via Rohtang Pass. On the way you'll get a magnificent view of Hanuman Tibba peak. If you still want some thrills and adventure then visit Solang valley for Adventure sports activities like paragliding, zorbing, and many more. Arrive at Manali by afternoon. Take some time out for a stroll around at the local market or one can opt for leisurely individual activities and then depart for Delhi by evening bus and goodbye to your trek mates. Hampta Pass trek ends here.
Experience an unforgettable and memorable trail with different shades of beauty which you will cherish your lifetime