Hampta pass is a high altitude trek located near Manali. This trek passes through an altitude of 14,200 feet. Hampta pass is an unusual, special pass considered the easiest and convenient trek in Himachal. The overhang you stand on is almost like a balcony view of a different world below: The deserts of Lahaul. From the pass, you can see the Lahaul valley in one wide panoramic sweep. It is one of the most dramatic twists in the landscape. The variation in the trails is enormous: scenic landscape, open green pasture and meadows, glacier valleys, easy access and an exceptional, adventurous and hair raising crossing of the pass makes this trekking to Hampta pass an exciting one. The reason why Hampta pass trek is famous trekking zone is snow; that has lump sum snow which draws more trekkers.
Generally, it takes 4 days to complete the trek but one more day is added to the itinerary so as to visit the well- known and striking Chandrataal lake, a high altitude alpine lake few hours from Chatru which is the last camp in Hampta pass trek. Chandrataal lake is the very holy place in Spiti valley. The altitude of this lake is 4,300m (14,100 ft).
Best season to visit
The best months to trek are last week of May, June, August through October. However, the ideal time is before the month of June and after August since this is the monsoon time and probability of landslide in the region is there. It must also be noted that the temperature of this place during summers however around 15-24c in the day time and falls to 5-8c at night. In winter the temperature gets lower with 10-15c at daytime and nearly 0-7c at night. Half the year the trek is fully covered with snow.
Fitness Required :
The Hampta Pass trek is classified as a trek of easy to moderate grade. You start from an altitude 9,700ft at Sethan and you reach the highest point of 14,200ft at Hampta Pass. You have to make sure your lungs are strong for this. Being hydrated and well nourished on the trek
You need to drink a minimum of 4 liters of water every day during the trek to ensure that youre well hydrated. De-hydration on a trek can make you lose energy very quickly and intensify the effects of AMS. Your trek leader will brief you about the amount of water that you need to carry with you at the start of each day as well as water sources on the trail.
We provide trekkers with nutritious meals to ensure that they are energized to complete the trail each day. Apart from this, snacks or packed lunch is provided wherever the trail before a meal break is likely to belong. Make sure that you do not skip any meal as this can lead to serious health emergencies on high altitudes.
With all these processes and equipment in place, you can rest assured that you will have a safe trek with us.
Arrive in Manali, Drive to the sethan village (10 km).Trek to Chika campsite. (10,100 ft)
Trek from Chika to Balu ka Ghera. (11,900 ft)
Trek from Balu ka Ghera to Hampta pass (14,200 ft) to Siagoru (12,900 ft)
Trek from Siagoru to Chatru campsite. (11,000 ft).Drive to Chandra Tal lake. (14,100 ft)
Drive from Chatru to Manali via Rohtang pass.
Arrive in Manali, drive to sethan village after that start trek towards Chika campsite. Todays trek is 2- 3 hours easy ascend from 9,700 to 10,100ft through thick forest and crossing the small bridges. During trek, we can see the Rani River on one side and a big rocky hill on other. Overnight camp at Chika.
The next destination is Balu ka Ghera which is not visible from the Chika campsite. Todays trek is 3-4 hours. Balu ka Ghera is at an evaluation of 11,900 ft. The best part of todays trek that we have to cross two River one at the start just near to Chika campsite and other at the Jwara Nala. We will have our packed lunch after crossing the Jwara Nala. This campsite is a flat ground amidst the mountains. The path is covered with multi-colored flowers. You will feel like immersing yourself in the beauty of Gods nature. You will find snow melting into the river.
Balu ka Ghera to Hampta pass to Siagoru. The highest altitude will be achieved on this day at Hampta pass (14,200 ft). The climb Hampta pass is a vertical one and is a hard mount. It will take about 15 min. to reach the pass. The valley is secured by snow-clad mountains and the side which is open Siagorus way. The trek to Siagoru is easy on flat land. From the Hampta pass, you can see the Indrasan Peak and Deo tibba Peak from Hampta pass. Todays trek will take us approximately 7-8 hours to reach Siagoru. Ascend on this part of the Hampta pass trek will be moderate. Siagoru is at an evaluation of 12,900ft.
Siagoru to Chatru, this day we have an easy descent through the Hampta valley. The massive mountains of the Pir Panjal and Spiti valley ranges dominate the entire landscape during the Hampta pass trek till the campsite at Chatru. Chatru is a confluence point of paths from Rohtang Pass, Hampta and Lahul & Spiti. Chatru is at an elevation of 11,000ft. Chatru is a magnificent camp site. From Chatru if road and weather condition permit we head to the Chandra Tal by vehicle, and overnight camp at Chatru.
In the morning after breakfast, we leave for Manali via Rohtang Pass (13,050ft). It will take seven hours to reach Manali, with our wonderful experience of trekking in Himachal ends.
Its always good to plan for an additional day to accommodate any unforeseen conditions like bad weather, broken bridges, flight delays, casualties that may arise.
Since you will be trekking in an eco-friendly zone, make sure you do not litter the vicinity and carry your leftovers.
Flowy and frilly clothing might hinder your movement. It is better to avoid such type of clothing.
Do not rely on sports or casual shoes as they might compromise grip on the snowy surface.
Trekking during the nights is extremely dangerous and might lead to unwanted circumstances.
It is advisable to consult an expert trekker before backpacking as a heavy backpack might slow down your trekking speed.
While visiting the monasteries and other religious sites, abide by the instructions and guidelines laid by the authorities.
Try not to interrupt or disturb the locals during the trek or other times.
Never compromise with the quality of drinking water; ensure that the water is properly boiled and purified.
Avoid heavy meals during the trek as it leads to tiredness.
Abide by the instructions given by the trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy safe and sound trekking.
Always take note of the weather reports and avoid getting caught in any sort of natural ravages.
Denim or jeans clothing
Soda and alcoholic beverages
Plastics of all kind
Due to the monsoon season and various rock patches in this route, we recommend you to please take care while walking /climbing/trekking.
Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewelry, etc. is prohibited.
Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky.
For all such events, you are at your own risk.
Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner.
You should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside.
Do not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR.
We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition.
Note, this trek route may or may not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.
Things To Carry
Things To Carry
Things to Carry :
This list contains only those items which the participants are required to bring with them. The list excludes those items which are provided by us on the trek. We have divided the items into five categories. All the items in the list are essential except for those marked as optional.
Rucksack bag with rain cover. Qty -1
Head Torch with Spare Batteries. Qty -1
U V protection sunglasses. Qty -1
1 Litre water bottle. Qty -2
Non-skid deep treaded hiking shoes Qty -1
Pair of lightweight Slipper/Sandals Qty -1
Quick Dry Warm lower or Track Pants. Qty - 2
Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts. 1 for every 2 days of trekking
Pair of thick woolen socks. 1 pair for every two days of trekking
Thermal Body warmer Upper & Lower. Qty-1
Undergarments. Qty - 1 for every day of trekking
Warm jacket closed at wrist & neck.Qty-1
Full sleeves sweater. Qty -1
Rainwear ( Jacket & Pants). Qty-1
Pair of Warm Gloves. Qty-1
Woolen cap. Qty-1
Sun-shielding Hat. Qty -1
Personal toiletries kit (Small Towel, Toilet paper, paper soap, Bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream, etc.)
Sunscreen lotion small pack. Qty -1
Lip Balm small pack. Qty-1
Small size, Lightweight & Leakproof lunch box. Qty-1
Plate. Qty- 1
Tea/Coffee (plastic) Mug.Qty-1
Carry your medicines in plenty in case you have any specific ailment. Consult your doctor before joining the trek.
Dry fruits, Nuts, Chocolate bars (Optional)
Mandatory Documents To Carry :
Please carry the below documents. Document two and three need to be downloaded (PDF), filled in, signed and handed over to the trek leader at the base camp.
Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (adhar card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
Disclaimer form (to be filled by the trekker)
Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions:- 1. Accommodation (Camping) 2. Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, Tea, Soup) while on trek (Veg.+ Egg) 3. Trek equipment: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dining tent, toilet tent, utensils, and crampon (if required) 4. All necessary permits and entry fees. 5. First aid medical kits, stretcher, and oxygen cylinder. 6. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff. 7. Transport from Manali to Manali 8. Mules to carry the central luggage only.
Exclusions:- 1. Any kind of personal expenses. 2. Food during the transit. 3. Insurance. 4. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage 5. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges 6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head
Note : Normally we expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule/HAF. Charges of offloading backpack:- INR 1200/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance INR 1500/- if you inform us after reaching Manali The backpack should not weight more than 11 kgs. The backpack should have a waterproof cover. Suitcases/trolleys/ bags will not be allowed.
How to Reach
By Air:- Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs about Rs. 700- Rs1000. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air. The airliners that take you to this Airport are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, MDLR Airlines and Jagson Airlines, operating flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu.
Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi to Manali. Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in, Tip: Since Delhi Manali is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 6 pm. The last govt bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate.
Manali to Delhi Like the onward journey, buses leave from Manali to Delhi between 4 and 5 p.m. Your tentative arrival at Delhi may be anywhere between 6 a.m and 10 a.m. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delays.
Note:- Trekkers need to take only those VOLVO buses which reach Manali till 11.00 am on the first day. Our reporting time is 12.00pm at Manali but in-case you will not able to reach at meeting /briefing time, either we will transfer your seat to our any next batch or we will cancel your trek, so please double check your bus time with your bus transporter.
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Map & Directions
Map & Directions
Hamta Pass Lahaul And Spiti, Himachal Pradesh 175140, India
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