Hampta Pass Trek With Justwravel
Out of all trekking trails, Hampta Pass is one which is considered the perfect multi-day trek providing lush green views of Kullu valley and barren landscape views of Lahaul & Spiti Valley. The pass is situated at an elevation of 4270 meters and it links Kullu valley to Lahaul & Spiti valley.
Hampta Pass is considered one of the most popular treks in Himachal Pradesh. The trek span is 5 days which is perfect for long weekends. It starts from a location called Jobri which is around 2 hours drive from Manali and it terminates at Chattru, which is located in Lahaul valley. The trek offers breathtaking views of landscapes, lush green valleys, lofty mountains, and magnificent Himalayan peaks. The most interesting thing about this trek is that one can easily notice a change in the landscape. Starting from lush green views and ending at barren lands of Lahaul & Spiti valley, the trek amazes at every step.
DAY 1: MANALI ARRIVAL . GROUP BRIEFING AND BIKE INTRODUCTION
Reach Manali and check in to the hotel. Meet the Trip lead at the Hotel.
Today is an acclimatization day as we start our journey to the Himalayas from tomorrow. The guests are free to explore the town of Manali but are advised to not exert themselves too much. Hadimba Temple, Local market, cafe hopping in Old Manali are few of the things that you can explore in Manali.
Bike Introduction if travelling by bike.
Overnight stay in Manali.
DAY 2: TREK FROM CHIKA TO BALU KA GERA (12,411 FEET)
Today we proceed towards our 2nd campsite, which is Balu ka Gera. We take the right turn along the Rani river and move through the trail. The initial trail is a bit steep until we reach a green pasture. The trail also consists few tricky stretches that are fun to cross. While crossing the tricky stretch, we also get to see a waterfall on the Rani river. After crossing this stretch, we can see the mighty Indrasan peak right in front of us. The further trail is on the flat land and we can easily notice a change in the landscape. We continue our walk on the same route and arrive at a point where we have to cross a river stream. The size of the river stream is not so big but the flow gets furious during the rainy season which enhances the thrill of the trek. Your feet might get numbed as the water remains frosty. The further trek is level walk and in another hour we reach the campsite. The weather remains usually cold as the campsite is situated above the tree line. Enjoy the views from the campsite. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
DAY 3: TREK FROM BALU KA GERA TO SHEAGORU (12,254 FEET) VIA HAMPTA PASS (14,035 FEET)
We wake up and start the trek bit early in the morning as today is the most important day of the trek. The trek is divided into two stages. The first stage consists of trekking up to the pass and the second one consists descending to the Sheagoru campsite. The trail up to the pass is full of small and big boulders and is quite steep. We trek at a steady pace and in the zig-zag motion. It takes around 3 hours to reach the pass. We can have our packed lunch there. The pass offers ultra-clear views of Indrasan, Deo Tibba, and Papsura peaks. The Lahaul can be seen on the left side from the pass.
Later, we start descending through the sharp and steep trail. Mind your step while coming down as the route is narrow and full of scree (loose stones). After finishing the descent, we continue our walk towards the Sheagoru campsite which is around 1 km from there. We reach the campsite by late afternoon. Our camps are pitched near the Sheagoru river. Enjoy the views of the river and the lofty peaks from the campsite. DInner and overnight stay in tents.
DAY 4: TREK FROM SHEAGORU TO CHATTRU (10,898 FEET), DRIVE TO CHANDRATAL (14,074 FEET) & RETURN BACK TO CHATTRU
Today's trek is the easiest of all as we have to descend all the way to Chattru. We start by crossing the icy cold Sheagoru river and continue the trek on the right side of the river. After about one hour, we start seeing the road. It takes around 3 hours to reach Chattru. Relax and have lunch at the Chattru campsite. Then we start our drive towards the Chandratal lake if the weather remains good. The drive from Chattru to Chandratal is around 4-5 hours long. We take a stop at Batal, where you can click a photo at the famous Chacha Chachi ka Dhaba. The condition of the roads are too bad and gives the pure essence of the World's Treacherous road. Reach Chandratal and enjoy the beauty of this high altitude alpine lake.
Chandratal, also called Moon Lake, is situated on the Samudra Tapu plateau in the Spiti valley. Nestled amidst the mountains, at an altitude of 4,290 meters above the sea level, the lake is known for its clear blue waters, magnificent views of CB-12 peak and pristine environment.
After exploring the lake, we drive back to Chattru through the same route. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
DAY 5: DRIVE FROM CHATTRU TO MANALI
Wake up and get ready for your journey back to Manali. On your way back we pass through the Rohtang Pass. The road journey is quite scenic. We reach Manali by evening. You can continue your onward journey.
1) All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks)
2) Accommodation in tents, sleeping bags, mattress, medical kit.
3) Transportation on both sides (to and fro)
4) Cook + guide + helper
5) Mules /Potter for carrying all above mentioned things.
6) All permits
1) Mules/potters for carrying personal bag / things. It will cost you extra as 300/bag.
2) Jackets/warm cloths/shoes
3) Walking stick.
Down Jacket /Main Jacket
Thermals (Upper & Lower)
Running Shoes/ Outdoor Shoes
Medicines (Diamox – to reduce chances of AMS)
First Aid Kit
Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID :: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)
Mobile Charger / Travel Charger
No refund of booking amount to be provided if customer cancels the booking 10 days prior to departure date.
50% refund if done between 11-20 days prior to schedule departure.
90% refund if done between 21-90 days prior to schedule departure.
100% refund if cancelled 90+ days prior to schedule departure date.