If you are planning for a trekking and this is your first time then Hampta Pass is definitely the trekking summit for you. The Hampta Pass trek is located in Himachal Pradesh and the trekking starts from Manali. Trekking to Hampta Pass is possible in just five days. So any one can easily plan out a week for trekking and enjoy the utmost beauty of nature.
Trekking journey for Hampta pass will begin like this: It will be a drive journey from Manali to Jorba and from Jorba the real trekking will start. While trekking towards Jorba you will get to view beautiful Pine forest, rock faces and trees like Maple, Walnut and Oak. You will also get to see the beautiful river hampta flowing and then finally you will reach Chikka which is filled with beautiful natural grass. With Chikka the trekking for the first day ends and night will be spent in a tent pitted in Chikka.
The first day trekking will be an easy one of 2-3 hours. The next day the trekking will head towards Balu Ka Gehra which is some 11900 feet and will take around 4-5 hours. The initial trek towards Balu ka Ghera will be on the bank of the river through rocks. Further you will view valleys covered with snow and finally you will reach the 2nd day destination Balu ka Gehra which is actually a plain ground with the river flowing on another side. At night this place looks like heaven. On the third day the trekking will begin from Balu Gehra towards Siagoru(12900 ft). When you will reach Hampta Pass where you get to view glaciers and snow all over and then from Hampta Pass you will head towards Siagoru and stay at the camp for the night.
The fourth day you will head from Siagoru towards Chhatru which brings you closer towards the road. Here you can view beautiful valleys of Lahaul and Spiti. The mountains of Pir Panjal and Spiti ranges adds beauty and creates a magical view which continues till Chhatru. Chattru is basically meting point of path from Rohtang Pass, Hampta Pass and Spiti. Here the trekking for the fourth day ends. Fourth day trekking will take around 4-4.5 hours. On the fifth and last day it will be a drive journey from Chattru to Manali through Rohtang pass which will take 7 hours approx. During the journey from Chhatru to Manali you will get to see the amazing views which you would have imagine in your dreams only. One must go for trekking in Hampta Pass and explore the beauty of Manali.
Day 1 :- Manali to Chika.
Day 2 :- Chika to Balu ka Ghera.
Day 3 :- Balu ka Gera to Siagoru, Cross Hampta Pass
Day 4 :- Siagoru to Chatru. Drive to Chandratal.
Day 5 :- Chandratal to Manali.Detailed Itinerary
Day 01: Pickup from Manali drive towards Jobra (9700ft). Trek from Jobra to Chika and camp at Chika. 2-3 hours easy ascent.
The trail for the trek begins after you cross the hydel power project buildings; it takes you into the pine forest with occasional bunch of other trees like Maple, Walnut, Oak and Alder. After walking for some time with a mild gradient you have to cross a beautiful Rani nala over a wooden bridge can stop here for water and a photography break. This trail leads to a open meadow with river Hampta flowing on one side, here you will get the first view of Deo Tibba and Indrasan. On the other side of river you will see beautiful rock faces and above those there lies the manali lake. This meadow is called Chikka and is the Camp for the day. Chikka has lush green grass so you will find some sheeps or grazing there, nestled in between of rocky mountain face and pine and maple trees. On one side Rani River is flowing and few small ponds and nice and flat camping places. On top of that majestic views of snow clad mountains and evening might see the twinkling lights of Manali town from some spots. You can do campfire here for that team work is required go into the forest and collect dry logs of wood in further camps no wood is available. After having pitched your tent, traverse the meadow, climb the hill for height gain and have bonfire with the hot fantastic dinner.
Day 02: Chika (10100 ft) to Balu ka Ghera (11900 ft) Easy trek for 4 hours.
After the excellent quality sleep, be ready for the next destination Balu Ka Gera which is about 4-5 hours gradual ascent from Chikka. Have a heavy breakfast start your day with a small walk and then crossing the river over the huge logs put by shepherds. Keep watching the Gendarme (mountaineering term which is a pinnacle of rock on a mountain ridge) right infront of you, keep walking on left bank of river. This entire walk will be through the rocks and boulders. On the way you will get some superb boulders to try your hands and hone your skills on bouldering. After few hours of walk you take a right turn and here come the thrill and chill the crossing of Rani nallah Take of your shoes and just take the plunge…no only knee depth only. The water is icy cold so don’t stay in water for too long. Now you are just halfway from your destination. On one side you have superb rock face and river flowing beneath them and right in front of you valley full of snow and trees are left behind only small bushes. Walk along the river through boulder you will reach Balu ka Gera which means Heaps of Sand. This is flat ground with river flowing one side and a nice water stream just near the campsite. Its water will be used for drinking and for food. In the night from here you can try your hands on night photography of stars with snow clad mountains.
Day 03: Balu ka Gera (11900 ft) to Siagoru (12900 ft), Cross Hampta Pass (14100 ft) 8-0 hrs moderate ascent and steep descend.
Next desination is Shea Goru after crossing the highest point of trek Hampta Pass. Todays trek would be moderately steep and then steep descent from the Hampta pass. While approaching the Hampta pass you can see some the wonders of mountains like Cornice formation, Glaciers and their snouts and of course snow along the way. Stay at Hampta for your lunch at an altitude of 14500ft and be ready to careful steep descent and wear your backpack in case you fall your backpack will save your back. From top you will be able to see your campsite, it seems very near but it takes good two hours to reach there. Tall snow clad mountains surround you from three sides and the open side leads you to Sheagoru. Again you have the river flowing to your right. Choose a nice camp site close to the river and retire happily for the day after crossing Hampta Pass.
Day 04: Siagoru (12900 ft) to Chatru (11000 ft) 4 hrs. boulder descend. Drive to Chandratal.
This day trek descends through the Hampta valley with easy descent, as you move closer to the road, the descent gets a little tricky. which is hard to cross during the monsoons. The river has to be forded at one point from where one can see the valleys of Lahaul and Spiti. The massive mountains of the Pir Panjal and Spiti ranges dominate the entire landscape till the campsite at Chhatru. Chhatru is a confluence point of paths from Rohtang Pass, Hamta Pass and Spiti. if road and weather condition permits head to Chandra Tal camp site for camping after having a hot lunch at chatru, otherwise do camping in Chatru camp site.
Day 05: Chandratal to Manali- via Rohtang Pass
If trekkers had camping in Chandra Tal camp site then just after breakfast start trek for Chandra Tal which takes 1½ hour, come back to camp site before lunch time and after lunch drive to Manali which takes 7 hours. If in day 4 trekkers had camping in Chatru then just after breakfast drive to Manali.
How to Reach
How to Reach
By Air :-
Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs about Rs. 700- Rs1000. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air. The airliners that take you to this Airport are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher airlines, MDLR Airlines and Jagson Airlines, operating flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu.
Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will reach Manali in 12 – 14 hours. 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. 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 delays.
1. Accommodation. (Camping)
2. Meals while on trek (Veg.) (Egg)
3. Trek equipments.
5. First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
6. Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff
7. Transport from Manali to Jobra and return Chatru to Manali
1. Accommodation and meals in Manali.
2. Any kind of personal expenses.
3. Food during the transit.
5. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Price Includes”.
Normally TTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don’t want to carry your backpack so you can give it to porter, but you have to inform us in advance and have to pay Rs. 300/- extra per day per bag.
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When to book:
It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. However, if you want a good deal on your domestic/international flight, we recommend organising your trip at least five months in advance. (Please contact us if you require a late booking)
In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: –
Cancellations prior to 24 days from the start of the trek
Book any other trek till one year or get 95% refund
(Note: If the trek charges are more, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)
Cancellation between 24 days and 14 days to the start of the trek
Choose to go for the same trek, with any other batch, till year or get 70% refund
Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the trek
Choose to go on the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch or get 50% refund.
Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek
Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend. No cash refund.
1)- Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
2)- In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH.
3)- TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.