Overview

Region – Kullu and Spiti Valley

  Total Duration – 3 Nights / 4 Days

  Grade – Moderately difficult

  Maximum Altitude – 4227 m/ 14600 ft

  Best Season – Mid June to October

  Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite

  Food – On trek – All meals included

  Distance – 50 KM.


Hampta Pass Trek

Hampta is the eastern most pass on the Pir Panjal range which divides the valleys of Lahoul, Spiti and Kullu. This trek route is the shortest line between the Chandra and Beas rivers, and it was the favored route to approach the correlated valleys even before the road over the Rohtang Pass was constructed. Hampta Pass trek is surrounded by magnificent Himalayan peaks, Deo Tibba, Indra Asan and Indra Kila. Hampta Pass is a popular destination for trekkers & campers accessible on foot from Sethan about 3/4 days. This is one of the most beautiful and feasible trek for all trekkers which leads through the alpine meadows of flowers, Conifer forests, oak, Rhododendron trees to the harshest places at the top with freezing wind blowing fiercely. On the Hampta pass at 4227 m. one can comprehend the aridness and ruthless weather conditions faced to conquer the Pass. The trek is done from the month of May end to October.

First reach Manali, drive to Prini. Trek starts through Prini village, ascending to Jobdi nala via taxi. The road offers extensive view of the Kullu valley. Easy walk of two hour to the campsite just after the road head. The trail begins by flat from Jobri nala to Chhika walking through the forest of Mapple, Silver Fir, Pine and Oak, paved by the grass and stone and fields of the wild flowers. One can have à cup of tea in a small teahouse on the way, which will refresh you. A gentle ascending walk of an hour ends at the first days camp site- Chhika(3500m.). A pleasant meadow between high bluffs, just above the tree line: common to see a couple of Gujjar encampments there. Stay at beautiful campsite in Chhika. As we start on the following day, after an hour we once have to cross the river than hiking through zigzag uphill on snow and moraines brings you to the Balu ka Gera camp site after full day trek. Balu ka ghera offers magnificent evening and twilight views that one cannot forget. High altitude valley often have great lights in the evening and mornings. Next day the trail begins to ascend towards the mighty Hampta pass from Balu ka Gera. As we go higher to 4000m. the oxygen level starts to decrease and weather can cause any situation. The trail comes steep incline till the pass on ice, snow, along glacial lakes and rocky valley. After the incline and reaching over the Hampta pass (4227m.), one can enjoy the view of magnificent Himalayan peaks, Deo Tibba, Indra Asan, Indra Kila. The view of the north Lahoul and Spiti is Amazing. 2000 feet straight below is the Hampta stream, emerging from the Hampta glacier to the east and flowing north wards to the Chandra valley. After spending quality time at the pass we climb back via same route to the campsite at Balu ka Gera. As we reach the camp one can have a hot cup of tea at his lounge. We will halt a night in the tents at Balu Ka gera. Next morning wake up early and have breakfast, then start trekking down towards road head. We will trek the same route via Juara Nala, Chhika and then by vehicle till Manali. as approached at Manali one can leave to their preferred destinations. 

How To Reach

Distance by road:-

Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will reach Manali in 12 ‐ 14 hours(approx 540 KMS). 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. Volvo buses charge between Rs.1,000 to 1,400 per sector from Delhi to Manali and vice versa. 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 delay.

Nearest Railway Station:-

Nearest Railway station is Ambala (350 kms) and Chandigarh (310 kms). Tip: Regular Volvo and Buses are available from Chandigarh to Manali in the evening. Volvo buses charge between Rs.800 to Rs.1,200 per sector from Chandigarh to Manali and vice versa.

Nearest Airport :-

Nearest Airport is Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs about Rs.1000 ‐ Rs.2,000. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air. Check the operating flights to Kullu as due to weather conditions flights gets cancelled.

Thing To Pack:-

  • Trekking Shoes: You need good trekking shoes with good grip & ankle support. Do not carry sport shoes.
  • Clothing: You need to have warm clothes with three-layer jackets, fleece or down feather jacket. Carry 1 or 2 full sleeves t-shirt. For lowers carry cotton pants suitable for trek. Do no carry jeans or shorts for trekking.
  • Thermals: Carry top and bottom thermals.
  • Socks: Carry 2 - 3 pair of sports socks along with woollen socks to be worn at night.
  • Headlamp/Led Torch are mandatory
  • Sunglasses: To protect from sunlight in snow you require UV rays protected sunglasses.
  • Woollen Cap and Gloves are also necessary as the climate will be cold. Carry waterproof gloves as they get wet in snow.
  • Lunchbox & Water bottle: Every participant should carry lunch box and water bottle of their own.
  • Raincoat/Ponchos: At high altitudes, snowfall and rain are quite common and it’s mandatory to carry a poncho so that one doesn’t get wet.
  • Mandatory Documents:
    a)Registration Form
    b)Medical Certificate (signed by a registered MBBS doctor)
    c)NOC form (by trekker)

 

3 Nights 4 Days 24 Aug, 01 Sep, 14 Sep, and more Himachal Pradesh
Strength Level
Moderate
Highlights

Fix Departure tariff 6,500/- excluding GST of 5%

 

Rates are excluding GST of 5%

Note that the cost would vary for customized group according to their requirements

Itinerary

Trek Line Up:

Day 1:  Drive from Manali (2050m.) - Jobri (9,800ft.) and trek to Chhika (10,100 ft).

Day 2: Trek from Chhika to Balu ka Gera (5 hrs easy ascent)

Day 3:  Trek from Balu ka Gera to Hampta Pass (14,100 ft) Pass and Return.

Day 4 : Trek from Balu Ka Gera to Jobri and drive back to Manali

 

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1:  Drive from Manali (2050m.) - Jobri (9,800ft.) and trek to Chhika (10,100 ft).

Manali serves as the basecamp for various trek and Hampta Pass is one of them. We will meet at Manali Bus stand on Mall Road and then drive to Jobri via Allain Duhangan Power Project road which takes around 1 hour to reach the starting point of the trek Jobri. There is a small shop where you can have quick refreshment after quick briefing session and round of introduction we start the trek towards Chikka our first campsite on Hampta Pass Circular Trek. Chhika is a beautiful campsite beside the Rani River in the open Valley with great views. Overnight camp at Chhika.

Day 2: Trek from Chhika to Balu ka Gera (5 hrs easy ascent)

We will start our day with morning exercise and healthy breakfast today we will be trekking from Chikka Camping to Balu Ka Gera. After 3 hours of gradual ascent you reach Juara Nala which is fun part of Hampta Pass trek where you experience the thrill of river crossing. After thrilling river crossing we enjoy the spectacular views of Indrasan Peak and valley down below.

Day 3:  Trek from Balu ka Gera to Hampta Pass (14,100 ft) Pass and Return .

After river crossing today is the most spectacular part of the Hampta Pass Circular trek as we start our day early. We will only carry the necessary stuff in a small daypack like Jackets, Packed Lunch, Poncho & Water Bottle. After trekking for around an hour you reach upper Balu ka gera from where the ascent to Hampta Pass Summit starts. Depending upon the snow condition you might have to wear your crampons. This entire route of Hampta Pass trek in June is covered under snow and you have to be very careful while trekking in snow. It will take around 4 to 5 hours to reach Hampta Pass Summit after spending some time we return back to our camp as weather can turn bad anytime at those altitudes.

Day 4 : Trek from Balu Ka Gera to Jobri and drive back to Manali

Today is all downhill trek following the same Hampta Pass Circular trek river crossing at Juara Nala then Chhika and finally our trek starting and ending Point at Jobri where our vehicles will be waiting for us to drive back to Manali. Our Hampta Pass Circular Trek comes to an end with beautiful mosaic of memories.

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Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Local transport during Trek
  • Highly Advanced and qualified Guide from Himalaya Destinations
  • Skilled Local Guide who has ample knowledge of the route
  • Vegetarian meals on the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff.
  • Porters/mules for carrying common equipments (like rations/tents/utensils/)
  • Equipment’s – Tents on sharing basis / Sleeping bags
  • While on trek all meals will be provided. Meals will be freshly prepared and will be a mix of Indian, Chinese & Continental.
  • Basic First aid Kit with portal oxygen.
  • Forest Permits and camping charges.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Personal Porters for carrying trekker’s backpacks
  • Personal trekking equipments – like trekking poles or sleeping bag liners
  • Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation
  • Purchases of personal natures (like mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)
  • Food to/from the trailhead.
FAQs
Hampta Pass is located in the Manali region of Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. The Hampta is a mountain range stretching from Manali to the Spiti valley.
One has to reach Manali, from here our representatives will meet and take you to further accommodations/programs.
June to September is the best season to trek Hampta Pass.
The Hampta Pass trek is a moderate trek with gentle terrain. The trek can be done by anyone even first timers, but physical fitness is requisite. The trek is a bit steep while crossing over the pass, rest of the trek is gentler with few streams to cross, walking on the moraines.
Yes you can do it. Anyone with good physical fitness can take part in this most frequented trek. You have to be physically fit by doing regular exercises, running doing yoga, play outdoor games, which will help gain stamina and adequate strength. For every trek you should have done precise packing of things needed later on the trek. Incorrect things of packing would make you suffer during the trek with unnecessary load and hardship. So here are some of the prerequisite things to be considered as one’s requirements. Backpack(40ltrs), Down feather jacket(1), Fleece uppers(2), woolen sweater (1), Dry fit shirts(2), dry fit trousers(2), warm lower(1), thermals(1), woolen socks(1pair), socks(2pairs), balaclava(1), gloves (1pair), Ponchu(1), waterproof Bag cover, Underwear(2), Sunglasses UV protected, trekking pole.
Usually weight carried is 10-15 kg’s. But it depends on your requirements and things packed in your sack.
Weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable. But trek done in ideal seasons brings best views ultimate temperature with unforgettable experiences. The temperatures in the day time hikes up to 20-28 degrees and at night drops to 0 degrees. But when it rains or snows the temperature varies a lot mostly in the nights plunging down to -3to-8 degrees.
The shoes with high ankle support and with good gripping sole could be the best option for the trek. Always remind to buy shoes few days’ earlier beginning of a trek. Because using it earlier will make shoes fit to your feet, though you won’t get blisters or sores on your foot while on the trek.
Yes, we rent trekking shoes, Sack( 50 ltrs), feather Jackets etc. If someone wants to rent a thing he/she can ask our officials or check our website for more queries.
If you don’t want to carry your backpack you can relieve your sack to a porter or a mule. For offloading your backpack you have to tell us 10 days before the trek. We will arrange accordingly a porter/mule which will cost 1000/- each day with the backpacks weight not exceeding 12 kg.
Absolutely yes, we had organized and managed groups successfully mixed of men and women from years. We ensure the safety and the integrity of the female trekkers utmost. We provide female participants tents only sharing with other female. If there is a single girl trekking, then we provide her a personal tent. After all the mountains is safer place then traveling through the city.
The group size for this trek starts from 4 persons to 30 people with men and women.
It is sure that you will find snow on the trek but less or more it totally depends on the season you are trekking. If you are trekking in the pre monsoon season then you will find snow after 2nd camp till 3rd camp. In monsoon one will find snow but while crossing over the pass and beyond it. In post monsoon season snow almost melted or some patches remain, but there are chances of snowfall to be encountered.
You will get drinking water from the clean Himalayan streams. One can fill and drink water inevitably. If still unsure about drinking water you can carry chlorine tablets along. But we recommend you to drink water directly from the streams.
Our professional certified guide/instructors will lead the group who are mostly inhabitants. They have enough experience to deal any circumstance occurred while trekking. Our team will be along all the time escorting the group until the trek is accomplished.
We will trek 7-10 km. each day which will take about 5-6 hours. We will reach our campsites mostly by the afternoon.
The network will be inconsistent during the trek. So we advise you to make your urgent calls before the trek starts.
You can take some basic medicines along it will help avoid any kind of sickness at heights. It is good to put medications in your prime list of things while packing which will be useful in the wilderness where one couldn’t find any medic. Here is a list of medicines you can opt to your requirements- Crepe bandage, Band aid, cotton, ORS, volini spray, disprin, avomine, combiflam, paracitamol, digene, anti diarrhea tablets, betadine, sunscreen SPF30, lip balm etc. Yes, medical certificate is mandatory for every trekker. Medical form should be certified by a recognized doctor claiming that you are fit to do trek. If in case you have any health related prior illnesses, you should consult the doctor and carry all necessary medications.
Vegetarian food with egg is served during the trek. Vegetarian food is good to digest at heights and is nutritious. You will have healthy breakfast, lunch, evening tea snacks, soup and dinner. Yes you have to carry a tiffin box so you can have packed lunch.
We have tents of different capacity, 3 men 4 men tents. We will accommodate you with sufficient space and vestibule as per the requirements of the group. There will be 2 persons in a 3 men tent and 3 persons in a 4 men tent.
There will be toilets at each camp, which will be portable Eco friendly toilets with deep pit dug inside to answer natures call and a heap of soil along to the pit to cover the waste. Remember not to use wet wipes, these are non degradable products. Always use tissue papers.
No, we have certified instructors who have wealth of experience working in the hinterland and ample knowledge of giving wilderness first aid. We carry all the necessary medications, portal oxygen, oxymeter to refrain any distress to the group members.
Yes you can decide the group size or the members and the dates on which you want to trek. You can decide and fix the trek at your convenience by discussing our officials.
Consuming alcohol dehydrates your body and makes you prone to illness or odd situation. So avoid consuming alcohol/smoking during the trek.
In any case of any emergency our staff is skilled and trained for such situations held at high altitude. Our team has a wealth of experience dealing with high altitude sicknesses and urgent situations. We carry first aid kit and oxygen cylinders with us and in any emergency we rescue the trekker till the road head. After reaching road any additional cost of evacuation is borne by the trekker. All and all it is trekker’s responsibility to get a certified medical fitness document before coming for the trek, which certifies that the trekker is fit for the trek.
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