Hampta Pass is a cross trek where the landscape is constantly changing as it begins in the lush greenery of the Kullu region and ends in the arid Spiti Desert. This is an all-in-one trek in which you go through alpine forests and enter the wide meadows, along the streams and when you arrive at the beginning of the snow line, it goes up steeply to the pass. These beautiful flowers beautify the landscape, the mighty rocks rising against the backdrop of delicate flowers create a unique sight. In the first two days alone you can expect three different changes of scenery, from the alpine forest to the green meadows to the moraine. See a green valley on one side and a cold desert valley on the other at the same time.
The first side of the pass is a gradual ascent that leads to a successful summit and the other side of a pass is a steep descent that overlooks all of the rush mountain that you have been waiting for; Indrasan, Deo Tibba and Indrakila are Visible from the Pass Crossing a stream through icy water is one of the most exciting experiences on the Hampta Pass Trek, but it can be difficult. During the trek you will find two water crossings. The trek is located in the Pir Panjal Mountains of Himachal Pradesh and is considered an easy to moderate trek. The trek climbs to an elevation of 14,100 feet at its highest point. The temperature is usually between 10 and 18 degrees Celsius during the day and between 0 and 5 degrees at night. Since there are some high-altitude campsites such as Seagoru and Balu ka Ghera on this trek, the temperature here even drops below freezing point at night.
The best time to trek the Hampta Pass Trek is from mid June to mid October. There is a chance that there may be some snow on the high passes in the early days of the season and then melt completely in August. Rain is expected during the monsoons in the Kullu Manali Valley but in Spiti the sun is shining as usual.
By Road: Hop on an overnight bus to Manali. The duration between Delhi to Manali is 14 hours. The duration between Chandigarh to Manali is 10 hours.
Taking a bus from Chandigarh is the best option.
By Air: Take a flight to Delhi / Chandigarh airport, after that tour through a bus to Manali. Take a flight to Bhuntar Airport, Manali is simply multiple hours away and you could without difficulty get a bus or a non-public taxi until there.
By Rail: You may even come by train, Pathankot railway station is from wherein you could get direct buses to Manali. This is 300 km from there it will take a single day journey.
- Start Point/ End Point: Manali Base Camp
- Duration: 4 Nights & 5 Days
- Hampta Pass Trek Height: 14,100 ft.
- Hampta Pass Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate.
- Trekking Distance: 35 kms.
- Best time to do Hampta Pass Trek: Mid June – Mid October.
The weather is moderately warm can be experienced in Hampta Pass if you choose June and July and the daytime temperature is between 13-18 degrees Celsius and drops to 0 to 7 degrees Celsius at night. In September the weather gets colder with slightly lower temperatures during the day and at night. Until the first days of July there will be snow at various points on the trek and when it rains the snow will melt.
- Hiking shoes
- Back pack (50-60l)
- Warm clothes
- Water bottle
- Head torch
- Rain cover
- Toilet paper & wipes
- Walking stick
- Day pack (20-30l)
- Extra pair of socks
- Fleece jackets and thermals
- Waterproof windcheater
The trek is moderately difficult and is preferred by both beginners and experienced trekkers. The maximum altitude reached during the Hampta Pass trek is 4200 m and the total length of the trek is 35 km.
- Drive from Manali to Jobra; trek from Jobra to Chika, Walk through the lush green forest.
- Chika to Balu ka Ghera, Spend the night on the impressive campsites.
- Balu ka Gera to Siaguru and cross the Hampta Pass | Panoramic view of the snow capped mountains.
- Trek from Siagoru to Chatru and drive to Chandra Valley | Three stage confluence.
- Drive from Chandra Valley to Manali over the Rohtang Pass | End of the trek with memories.