What the Hampta trek lacks in thrill, it makes up in awesome scenery. The trek passes through the most beautiful terrain of Himachal Pradesh. It is ideal for nature lovers and explorers. On the trek, walk through meadows, over plains and glacial valleys, in the company of endless mountain views. A highlight of the trek is the picturesque views of the Lahaul and the other famous valleys in North India.
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The guided trek trails through famous peaks of the Hampta Pass and it goes beyond Hampta to end at Chatru, with a stopover at Shia Ghoru. For comfort and to offer trekkers a great experience, the trek is conducted in short to medium sessions with stopovers at camping sites. The trek is led by experienced hikers who ensure that the trek is safe and comfortable for those joining.
An Overview of Hampta Pass Trek:
Location: Hampta Pass, Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty Level: Moderate to strenuous
Distance from Delhi: 540 kilometres
Famous For: Trek through interesting terrain. Stunning views of nature from the Hampta Pass
Trip Duration: 7 days
Trek Distance and Duration: About 26 kilometres, approximately 5 days to complete the trek. Timings and distances may differ due to multiple route options and stopovers made.
Altitude: 4270 metres
Hampta Pass Trek - Difficulty Level:
When compared to other treks in the region, the Hampta trek is not all that difficult to complete. However, the trek is long and can be laborious at times. A amateur or newbie trekker might find the trek a bit exhausting, while those with some or a lot of experience will find the trek moderately tough.
How to reach Hampta:
1. There are many buses that ply between New Delhi and Manali, these include private buses as well as state run buses. Tickets range from Rs. 700 to Rs. 1000 depending on what bus you take. It takes around 12 hours to reach Manali by road.
2. Another travel option from New Delhi to Manali is by train. The journey can be tiresome as it also includes road travel.
3. A comfortable way to get to Manali from Delhi is by private taxi or car. The journey is 540 kilometres and it takes 12 hours to complete.
Hampta Pass Weather Conditions:
1. Summer runs from March to June and the weather is fantastic as it does not get very hot.
2. July to August is the monsoon, the weather is cool and cosy. Trekking when its just after the monsoon is a great experience.
3. Winters (October to February) are cold, trekking can be difficult during this season.
The Hampta Pass Trek Route:
1. The trek starts from Manali.
2. There are various routes that trekkers usually take to the highest point of the Hampta Pass.
3. The popular routes start from Jobra or Rumsu.
Best Time for Hampta Pass Trek:
The best time to trek through Hampta Pass is between June and October. The weather is fantastic and there’s a high chance of seeing some snow on the high passes in the early days of July.
Itinerary for the Hampta Pass Trek:
1. Depart New Delhi at 5 pm for Manali. The journey is an overnight drive by bus.
2. Reach Manali the next day and head to the Rumsu base camp.
3. Spend the day acclimatizing to the conditions, there will be an acclimatization walk conducted by experienced trekkers.
4. Start the trek from Hamta Dam to Chikka, the trek takes around 3 hours complete. To get to Hampta dam, travel from Rumsu by an SUV or a jeep.
5. Spend the night in tents at Chikka.
6. Start the trek from Chikka to Balu ka Ghera.
7. Complete the trek in about 4-5 hours and on the way stop to look at, and click pictures of Indrasan, the highest peak in Manali Valley.
8. Rest for the night at a campsite in Balu ka Ghera.
9. Wake up early, have a light breakfast and start trekking to Shia Ghoru.
10. The trek will take around 5 hours to complete.
11. It reaches the highest peak of the Hampta Pass.
12. From the peak, the trek descents to Shia Ghoru.
13. Camp overnight at Shia Ghoru
14. Depart the next morning for Chatru
15. The trek ends in Chatru at the meeting point of the Rohtang Pass, Hampta Pass and Spiti.
16. Spend the rest of the day camping in Chatru.
17. Head back to Rumsu by jeep via the via Rohtang Pass.
18. In the evening, head back to Delhi from Rumsu.
Things to Carry:
1. Valid Identity Proofs
2. Water for the trek
3. A lightweight backpack
4. A sturdy pair of trekking shoes, and a pair of flip-flops
5. Woolen socks, gloves, scarf and a wool cap (if trekking in winter)
6. Thermal innerwear (if trekking in winter)
7. Fleece or snow jacket (if trekking in winter)
8. Clothes for a week
9. Sunglasses and a cap (optional)
10. Camera and binoculars (optional)
11. Dry fruit and energy bars (optional)
Inclusions & Exclusions:
The trek package includes the following:
1. Experienced trek guides
2. Camping and all meal at the campsite
3. Bus from Delhi to Manali and back
4. First-aid support
5. Jeep ride from Chatru to Rumsu
The package does not include:
1. Meals on the bus
3. Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
4. Meals on the bus.
Disclaimer: The information about the trek here is general. We request the trekkers refer to the details on the specific Event / Trek Booking page for specific detail.
Hampta Pass Trek - Map Location:
The base camp for the Hampta trek is Rumsu. It is located about 26 kilometres away from Manali. The drive is scenic and wonderful.
3 Amazing Things to Do on a Hampta Pass Trek:
1. Camping: There are many scenic spots along the Hampta trekking trail to Chatru that are ideal for camping.
2. Photography: Photographers and photography enthusiasts have the opportunity to click stunning pictures of nature and valleys on the Hampta trekking route.
3. Sightseeing: The trek is a great opportunity to explore beautiful mountains in Himachal. On the Hampta trekking trail, enjoy stunning views of the best and most important valleys in North India.
1. The trekking trip is long and requires long hours of walking. Make sure you are physically fit before departing for a Hampta Pass trek.
2. Follow all the instructions of the trek leaders clearly.
3. Stick to the group and do not wander off on your own; you could get lost.
4. Carry only what you need for the trek. It is advisable not to carry excess weight while trekking.
5. Carry all prescribed medication for the trek.
6. Carry enough drinking water for the trek.
7. Take care of your personal belongings.