Hampta Pass Trek

Hampta Pass Trek

Trekking Area Area : Kullu and Spiti Valley (Himachal Pradesh)

Trek DurationDuration : 9 Days (4 days travelling and 5 days trekking)

Best Season to TrekBest Season : Mid June to October

Trek GradesGrade :

Moderate
On these treks one is not required to trek for more than 5/6 hrs a day. Also the terrain is not too difficult. These treks are normally a week or so long. For these treks prior trekking experience is not necessary. Very rarely on these treks would one camp at altitudes higher than 3800m. These treks are great for first timers or for veterans wanting to go on a trail which is relatively less demanding.

AltitudeAltitude : 4227 m/14600 ft

Trekking TotalTotal Trekking : 50 K.M

About Hampta Pass Trek

Hampta Pass Trek is the ideal destination for all those who love mountains and want to carry out an adventure in the lap of the giants. The enticing thing about this trek is the moderately high elevation that makes it perfect for the novices and amateur mountaineers. The maximum altitude that a trekker scales in this trek is about 14000 feet. There is no profound requirement of acclimatization.

Hampta Pass Trek

The tour starts from the scenic spot of Manali and takes the tourists through distinct and beautiful places such as Chikka, which is the first stop of the excursion. The trek also takes the trekkers through the immense fields of Rhododendron, Oak, and Pine. Hampta River also comes en route. This river serves as the bridge for the natives of Hampta to reach Lahaul and Spiti Valley. Prini Village is the starting point of Hampta Pass Ranges. The trek then goes uphill to bring a change of panorama. The trail is replete with lush greenery and spellbinding landscapes.

This 8 nights and 9 days itinerary is a comprehensive schedule for Hampta Pass Trek. The tour incorporates exploring the beauty of nature at its best. In few words, it is a perfect trek for nature lovers with zeal to satiate adrenaline rush.

Hampta Pass Trekking Tour Highlights

  • Witness the immaculate and picturesque alpine like Chandratal
  • Camp under the star-studded sky and enjoy delicious and nutritious meals everyday
  • Get the opportunity to capture the splendid views of the Pir Panjal Ranges
  • Find excitement in crossing some of the high mountain passes

Best Time to Visit Hampta Pass Trek

The best time to trek to Hampta Pass is from mid-June to mid-October. There are chances to witness some snow on the high passes in the early days of the season and then it melts down completely by August. Rain is expected during the monsoons in Kullu-Manali valley but in Spiti, the sun will be bright as usual. The temperature is likely to stay between 12 and 20 °C during the day, while at night, temperature at the highest campsite would be between -2 to 6 °C. In the latter part of the trekking season (Sep – mid-Oct) a bit of snowfall is a possibility. The temperatures during the day will be between 12-18 °C and the evenings will start getting cold with temperature dropping down from 4 to -6°C.

Where is the Hampta Pass Trek

Hampta pass is located the east of Manali and Pir Panjal range in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The south East Ridge can be clearly witnessed while Hampta Pass Trek is done. Lying at an elevation of about 4,268 meters, the Hampta Pass stands as a bridge that connects the Kullu valley with Lahaul.

How to Reach Hampta Pass Trek ?

Nearest Airport: The Kullu Manali airport at Bhuntar Town (about 50 km from Manali and 10 km Kullu town) is the nearest airport for Hampta Pass. Indian Airlines and some private airlines have regular operating flights to the airport. Chandigarh is the nearest international airport.

Nearest Railway Station: Jogindar Nagar is the nearest railway station (l166 km from Manali). The other convenient rail heads are at Chandigarh and Pathankot.

By Road: Manali is well connected by road with Delhi, Ambala, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Haridwar, Shimla, Dharamsala and Chamba/Dalhousie. Regular buses and taxis ply between these stations.

Hampta Pass Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

Day 1: Delhi - Manali (Approx 575 kms/14 hrs)

In the evening, we will be driven to Manali by AC Volvo coach. Overnight journey.

Day 2: Manali

On arrival, you will be met by our representative who will assist in transferring you to the hotel in Manali. Rest of the day is free for leisure and sightseeing. You can visit the Hadimba Devi Temple, old Manali, Tibetan Monastery and the mall. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 3: Manali - Pandu Ropa (Approx 4 hrs Drive)

After the breakfast, we will drive to Prini. From Prini a 4hrs trek will begin for Pandu Ropa, we shall be walking along the Hampta Nala and shall cross the forest. Enjoy an overnight stay in the camp in Pandu Ropa.

Day 4: Pandu Ropa – Chikka

In the morning post breakfast, get ready for a regular trek as we will pass through forest and meadow up to the Chikka camp, which is an ideal camp site. Take pleasure of an overnight stay in tents.

Day 5: Chikka - Balu Ka Gera

Today after breakfast, we will trek uphill, a steep climb, to Juara and then gradual climb up to the camp site at Balu Ka Gera. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 6: Balu Ka Gera - Hampta Pass

After the breakfast, we will leave for Hampta Pass, which has ascent for initial 3 kms. After 3kms, a descent leads to the Camp Site from where Mt. Deo Tibba and Indrasan are visible along with a wide view of the Lahaul Valley. Overnight stay in tents at camp site near Hampta Pass.

Day 7: Hampta Pass – Chatru

Today, we will descent to Chatru Camp site to enjoy an overnight stay in the campsite of Chatru.

Day 8: Chatru – Manali

Post breakfast, we will leave from Manali via Rohtang Pass. From Manali, we will drive to Delhi by AC Volvo coach. Overnight journey.

Day 9: Delhi

Arrive in Delhi by morning.

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Things to Carry for Hampta Pass Trek

Things to Carry While Trekking
  • Duffel bag Down/synthetic camp booties
  • Sunglasses, Light gloves
  • Sleeping bag
  •  Flashlight/Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Daypack
  • One liter water bottles wide mouthed
  • Trekking Boots
  • Water purification/filter
  • Camp shoes/sneakers
  • Walking stick/Trekking pole
  • Cotton socks
  • Note book with pens and pencils
  • Gore-Tex jacket
  • Lip balm
  • Light wind jacket Sunscreen / Moisturiser
  • Down jacket/vest
  • Camp towel/towel/sarong
  • Fleece jacket/vest
  • Personal toiletries
  • T-shirts
  • Personal medicines
  • Underwear
  • Money pouch/belt
  • Trekking pants
  • Energy bars
  • Thermal tops
  • Vitamin tablets
  • Thermal bottom
  • Extra passport photos
  • Warm hat and Bandana/scarf
  • Sun hat/baseball cap
  • Wind- and rain-gear with hood
  • Swiss Army Knives (Classic pocket tool)
  • One pair cotton trousers or shorts
  • Two cotton shirts/T-Shirts One warmer (jacket with hood)

Booking Terms and Conditions:

Please read the booking terms as set out with your agreement with Tour My India Pvt. Ltd. A Noida based Tour operator herein called TMI. For More Click Here...

When to book Hampta Pass Trek?

You should book Hampta Pass trek two months in advance so that you get ample amount of time to prepare for the trek.

Who will carry my backpack?

A pony/porter will carry your bag while trekking; you just need to wear a knapsack.

What will be the weight of the backpack?

Total weight of the backpack should not exceed 12 kg. You should carry all those things, listed in the itinerary given by TMI.

Where to meet us?

Our pick up and drop point for Hampta Pass is Delhi (Janpath/RK Ashram Metro Station/Majnu Ka Tila). You can board Bus from these bus stops to Manali. At Manali our guide will assist you further.

How we run the trek?

We have an experienced trekking guide who leads the trek.

What is the batch size?

Our group size is minimum 2 people and maximum 12 people with mix of men and women.

What is minimum age required for Hampta Pass Trek?

Hampta Pass is a moderate trek with a maximum altitude of 13865ft (4227m), so the minimum age required is 15 years.

What will be the minimum temperature during PHampta Pass Trek?

In the month of Mid June – Mid October the temperature during the trek can go as low as 8 Degree Celsius during the July & August and it can rain heavily which will further decrease the temperature.

How long we trek during Hampta Pass Trek?

We plan our treks in a way that after 6 hours of trekking we can reach next camp around the lunch time. Normally, 8-12 Kms per day of trekking is required.

What will happen if a trek is extended because of landslides or any other reason?

If we have to extend the trek because of the reasons which is beyond our control then additional charges will be applied for hotel stay and food.

Can I take Diamox?

Diamox is indeed helpful when you have little time for acclimatization but we strongly advise to consult the doctor before taking Diamox.

Is it safe for girls to go on a trek?

Safety is of prime importance for us that is why the tours are managed by us personally and not by a third party. Thus, we assure that the trek is absolutely safe even for solo female trekkers, who can join us for fixed departure treks.

What kind of shoes will be required?

Trekking shoes with ankle support are a must for any trek in the Himalayas. Quechua Forlclaz 500 is good shoes with value for money.

What kind of food is served during the trek?

We serve nutritious simple vegetarian food during the trek. We maintain variety in lentils, vegetable and breakfast. At times, we also treat our trekkers in the Himalayas with delicacies like Pakora, local dishes etc.

What kind of food is served during the trek?

We serve nutritious, pure vegetarian food during the trek. We maintain variety in lentils, vegetable, and breakfast. At times, we also treat our trekkers in the Himalayas with delicacies like Pakora, local dishes, etc.

Is it safe to drink water from the stream?

Yes, it's completely safe for drinking and even for cooking, but, to be on the safer side we always carry filters and chlorine tablets

Which vehicle do we use for transportations?

Most of the Himalayan roads towards the trek are in bad shape, so a vehicle with high ground clearance like Mahindra Bolero, Tata Sumo, Scorpio, Max, Tempo Traveller, etc. are used for transportation.

Are your fixed departures dates are definite?

We guarantee that even if that there will be only one trekker, we will head out on that particular date.

How do you deal with the emergency situation?

Our trek leaders are certified mountaineers with knowledge of first aid in the wilderness and they carry necessary first aid medicine kit. At each camp, they assess your condition and can take appropriate action in case a rescue is required. In the case of the rescue, all the additional cost will be borne by the trekker.

How to book the trek

Register for the trek and we will send you the details of the booking procedure.

Fixed Departure with Dates 2018

2nd – 7th July 2018 3rd – 8th July 2018 9th – 14th July 2018
10th – 15th July 2018    

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