hampta pass trek

5 Days - 4 Night

5 Days - 4 Night

14,000 ft.

Low to Moderate

Himachal Pradesh

8,750 INR

* GST @18% Extra

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hampta pass Trek

The thrill of climbing a moderately high Himalayan pass and taking in the views from the top is the standout feature of the Hampta Pass trek. On one side, there are the lush green valleys of Kullu and Manali, and on the other, there is the semi-arid Lahaul valley. This fantastic trail is suitable for all levels of hikers, from fit and adventurous first-timers to experienced hikers. The pass itself is very welcoming and presents fewer challenges than some of its contemporaries, but it is far from simple.

The Hampta Pass trek is fascinating and moderately difficult at times, with the pass’s difficulty being determined by weather conditions. This is without a doubt one of the best short treks in the world. Read More

SHORT ITINERARY

  • DAY 1

    Manali to Chika via Jobra

  • DAY 2

    Chika to Balu ka Ghera

  • DAY 3

    Balu Ka Ghera to Siagoru crossing Hampta Pass

  • DAY 4

    Siagoru to Chatru

  • DAY 5

    Chatru to Manali

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DETAILed ITINERARY

Day 01: Manali to Chikha via Jobra [ drive/45 mins & trek/2 hrs ]

We drive to Jobra’s dam site in the morning and walk through a beautiful landscape from there. We will begin our walk in a mixed forest with pines, spruce, deodar, chestnut, and maple trees. We pass through a lovely meadow with a gaddi shepherd camp. If the Gaddis hasn’t built a makeshift bridge anywhere along the river, we’ll have to cross at a vantage point. We cross the river and ascend along a side stream to Chikha, a lovely meadow. The hike today is quick and will take about 2 hours. After you’ve rested for a while, you’ll be told to take a quick walk up to a nearby waterfall.

Day 2: Chika to Balu ka Ghera [ trek 4-5 hr ]

Today’s hike promises to be an interesting one. We cross the stream shortly after leaving the campsite and begin climbing towards a gorge section on the river’s right side. To get to our day’s campsite, Balu-ka-Gheera, we’ll walk through boulder parts, wildflower meadows, a waterfall, and a side river that may need careful handling. With a few breaks, this hike should take about 3.5 to 4 hours. This campsite is surrounded on all sides by broad mountains and is located along with a network of river channels. Our guides can also choose to walk an additional hour to reach an upper campsite with the same name. We rest and relax at the campsite, recharging our batteries for the climb to Hampta Pass the next day. Tents would be used for the night.

Day 3: Balu Ka Ghera to Siagoru crossing Hampta Pass 

The time we leave today will be determined by the weather and trail conditions, but it will most likely be between 5 and 6 a.m. Depending on the season and weather conditions, the walk would most likely be partly or entirely on snow. We start from the camp with a steep scree slope climb to a ridge, then continue climbing towards another ridge that leads to the pass. This climb will take roughly 4-5 hours, and you will be rewarded with breathtaking views all around. The landscape is totally dominated by the Indrasan and Deotibba peaks, and the ranges towards Lahaul appear to be very majestic. The Siagoru campsite is also by the riverside. Spiti can also be seen from this vantage point. You’ll arrive at the bottom of the valley, which will take you to Siagoru, in around an hour and a half. The valley is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, and Siagoru’s path is the only accessible side. On flat ground, the trek to Siagoru is easy. We will set your camps on the grounds and retire for the night with a feeling of contentment at the heart.

Day 4: Siagoru to Chatru

You will walk from Sia goru to Chatru, which will take approximately 5 hours of simple downhill trekking. Siagoru is 12,900 feet above sea level, and Chatru is 11,000 feet. It’s a pleasant descent from Siagoru. The path follows the side of the river valley between mountain ranges once more. Chatru can be found from a long distance. The sterile mountains are devoid of trees. The tricky part is yet to come.

You must exercise caution because the trail can sometimes lead you to the edges of mountains and ridges. There are also some slick sections on the route. To go any further, you must be sure-footed and navigate carefully.

You’ll find the Chandra River flowing below you, as well as a road that runs alongside it. After that, there are more than two glaciers to climb. Chatru, the next camping zone, is on the other side of the Glacier. Choose a spot with a river flowing through it.

The three passes, Hampta, Rohtang, and Spiti, have come together to form Chatru, a magnificent camping spot. It will take about two hours to get to the destination.

Day 5: Final Day Chatru to Manali

You can hike up to the beautiful Chandratal lake, also known as the moon lake if the weather permits and the roads are clear of turbulence. The lake’s deep blue hue has a spectacular impact on the surrounding environment. Chandratal Lake is 70 kilometers from Chatru campsite and takes a few hours to reach. A vehicle can also be arranged from Manali to transport you from Chatru to Chandratal and back. Chandratal is only open during the summer months. Otherwise, you’ll have to travel straight from Chatru to Manali, skipping Chandratal entirely.

DETAILed ITINERARY

DAY 1: Drive for 6 - 7 HRS from DEHRADUN - SANKRI

We drive to Jobra's dam site in the morning and walk through a beautiful landscape from there. We will begin our walk in a mixed forest with pines, spruce, deodar, chestnut, and maple trees. We pass through a lovely meadow with a gaddi shepherd camp. If the Gaddis hasn’t built a makeshift bridge anywhere along the river, we'll have to cross at a vantage point. We cross the river and ascend along a side stream to Chikha, a lovely meadow. The hike today is quick and will take about 2 hours. After you've rested for a while, you'll be told to take a quick walk up to a nearby waterfall.

Day 2: Chika to Balu ka Ghera [ trek 4-5 hr ]

Today's hike promises to be an interesting one. We cross the stream shortly after leaving the campsite and begin climbing towards a gorge section on the river's right side. To get to our day's campsite, Balu-ka-Gheera, we'll walk through boulder parts, wildflower meadows, a Read More

Day 3: Balu Ka Ghera to Siagoru crossing Hampta Pass

The time we leave today will be determined by the weather and trail conditions, but it will most likely be between 5 and 6 a.m. Depending on the season and weather conditions, the walk would most likely be partly or entirely on snow. We start from the camp with a steep Read More

Day 4: Siagoru to Chatru

You will walk from Sia goru to Chatru, which will take approximately 5 hours of simple downhill trekking. Siagoru is 12,900 feet above sea level, and Chatru is 11,000 feet. It's a pleasant descent from Siagoru. The path follows the side of the river valley between Read More

Day 5: Final Day Chatru to Manali

You can hike up to the beautiful Chandratal lake, also known as the moon lake if the weather permits and the roads are clear of turbulence. The lake's deep blue hue has a spectacular impact on the surrounding environment. Chandratal Lake is 70 kilometers from Chatru campsite and takes a few hours to reach. A vehicle can also be arranged from Manali to transport you from Chatru to Chandratal and back. Chandratal is only open during the summer months. Otherwise, you'll have to travel straight from Chatru to Manali, skipping Chandratal entirely.

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    COST INCLUSION

    • Pick and Drop Service from mentioned location

    • Fees for the guide and the chef

    • Camping facilities' rent

    • Entrance fees to the forest

    • To transport camping gear, a porter and mule are required. Please keep in mind that personal baggage can be borne by mules and/or porters for a fee

    • From the first day's dinner until the last day's brunch, both of the meals are vegetarian

    • Throughout the walk, you'll be staying in a tent or if possible, then in a guest house

    COST exclusion

    • No pickup and drop point from/for your hometown

    • Personal costs include things like tips, personal medications, and conference calls, etc

    • Apart from what is mentioned above, some transportation assistance during the trek

    • Porters/mules can carry personal luggage weighing up to 12 kg per bag per person for Rs 350 per day per bag

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    Frequently asked question

    • Footwear: The trekking boots which must be waterproof and snow proof, normal boots, floaters, and woolen socks.
    • Backpack: (50 ltr), Daypack (20-30 ltr), Duffel bag.
    • Clothes: Jacket and trousers that are both waterproof and breathable. Jacket (synthetic or down feather fleece), synthetic insulated trousers, poncho, sweatshirt, inner thermal (upper & lower), fleece, t-shirts, cotton trekking pants, shorts
    • Season wise Clothes:
    • Hand and head protection includes liner gloves, bandannas, sun hats, woollen caps, and face masks, among other things.
    • Accessories: Sunglasses/goggles, anti-glare lenses, water bottle, hydra bag, and headlamp with spare bulb and extra batteries are all recommended.
    • Trekking Gears: Toolkit for an emergency. Sunscreen, a toiletry pack, water purification pills, Ziploc packs, ear plugs, first-aid kit, and the necessary medications are all recommended.
    •  Camping Equipment: Sleeping bags of lining (extreme -5 to +5 Celsius if you have one), trekking sticks, and so on.      
    • Warm top/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T shirt – 2/3
    •  Water resistant/repellent trekking pants with an inner lining for added warmth- 2 High-quality windproof/water-resistant outer shell (jacket) with a proper hood
    •  Thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen Jumper, Down Jacket with at least 600 fill capacity Innerwear with a thermal component (upper and lower)
    •  Woolen hat, inner fleece gloves, and outer water-resistant gloves
    •  4–5 pairs of thick woollen socks and standard socks, scarf/muffler (optional)
    •  Waterproof Trekking/Hiking shoes with a thick heel and high ankles that are comfortable to wear. Sneakers/sport shoes are ideal for camp.
    • Poncho or raincoat.  A small, light-weight towel
    • A hydration pack and an insulated water bottle (optional)
    • Sunglasses with UV cover and the potential to cut light, as well as a cap or floppy hat to shield the strong sun off your skin (important when traversing through snow)
    • Trekking pole or sturdy walking stick Lip Balm, Sunscreen Lotion
    • Flashlight / torch (with extra batteries) Medications, if any special prescription is needed Toiletries for personal use
    • Carry a rain cover over your luggage • Day pack/small bag that you can carry on your back all day to keep your essentials in
    • Keep a few poly bags or plastic containers in your bag to place your things in if you need to in case of heavy weather.

     

    Personal Medical Kit (MANDATORY FOR ALL)

     

    • 10 Diamox tablets (to prevent AMS)
    • Nifedipine – 5 pills Dexamethasone – one strip
    • 6 tablets of Crocin (fever)
    • 4 tablets of avomine (motion sickness) 4 capsules of Avil 25mg (allergies)
    • 4 tablets of Combiflam (Pain killer)
    • 6 tablets each of Norflox TZ and Lomofen (diarrhea) 10 tablets of Digene (acidity)
    • 10 Omez/Rantadine capsules (antacids) 3 to 5 metres of crepe bandage
    • 1 tiny roll of gauze 10 strips of bandage 1 small roll of cotton 10 packets of ORS
    • Moov spray Betadine or other antiseptic cream (aches, & sprains)
    • If you're vulnerable to knee injuries, you should wear a knee cap. Powder with antifungal properties
    • Cancellation: If a trek is cancelled at the last minute due to a natural disaster or unforeseeable circumstances (such as floods, earthquakes, landslides, attack, or bandh), Discoveryhike will have a trek voucher for the full number. The voucher can be used for the same or a different trek over the next year.
    • In case you wish to cancel the trek, then please be aware of these things:
    1. Cancellations made within 30 days of the trek's launch date will include a complete refund.
    2. If you cancel within 30 and 20 days before the hike, you will get a 50% refund.
    3. There will be no refund if you cancel less than 20 days before the trek begins.
    • Please keep in mind that if you get a refund, there will be a reduction of 4% (Cancellation charges) from the overall amount you pay. In addition, if you purchased trek insurance, you would not get a refund.
    • Discoveryhike assumes no responsibility for any malfunction or injury to your clothes, supplies, or other belongings while on the trek. The trek fee covers all expenses associated with the trek from start to finish.

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