Hampta Pass - An Abode of Scenic Landscapes
Trekking in 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 offer 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 land scape changes.
The trek starts from thick pine forest, enter 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.
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 snowcapped 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 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 Hamta 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 campsite on the route. Snow on the other side makes a dramatic contrast. Overnight stay in 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 snowcapped 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 Siagoru. Take somewell-deserved rest here after the long journey as you halt for the night. Overnight stay in tent.
Day 04: Trek from Siagoru to Chatru and drive to Chandra Tal.
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 to 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.
All veg meals while on trek
Transport from Manali to base village and return
All necessary permits and entry fees
First aid medical kit
Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff
Cost Escalation due to unforeseen reason
Mules or porter to carry personal luggage
Anything not specifically mentioned under the head