Hampta Pass Trek

Crossover Trek

Trek Grade

Easy - Moderate

Highest Altitude

14,000 ft

Base Camp

Manali

Best Time

June to Sept

Hampta Pass Trek

The Hampta Pass Trek in Himachal Pradesh is an awe-inspiring journey that will leave you breathless. The trek is located at an altitude of 14,000 feet and covers a distance of almost 26 km. The trail is adorned with stunning landscapes such as forests, meadows, waterfalls, and blooming flowers. The trek begins in Manali, a charming township in Himachal Pradesh, and passes through various terrains, from barren mountains to lush green forests.

As you cross over the Hampta Pass, the landscape changes dramatically, unveiling a stark contrast between the Spiti Valley’s rugged terrain and endless blue skies and the lush green valley nestled between snow-capped mountains. The contrast between the two sides of the pass is not just striking; it’s a marvel. The summit offers a dramatic spectacle of a world of difference emerging in a mere matter of minutes.

The ledges along the trail add an element of suspense, making this trek a must for those seeking an adrenaline rush. The sense of adventure is palpable, making every step a thrilling experience. The few flowers you will see are the Himalayan Blue Poppy and Pink Hill Geranium, and you will see the forest changing from apple orchards to deodar to oak trees.

The Hampta Pass Trek is not just a journey; it’s a thrilling adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Trek Cost

12450
7,950 +5% GST | Manali to Manali
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Pickup time 11.30 A.M from Manali.

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Check out the following videos if you want to trek like a pro trekker and improve your skills. These videos contain helpful tips, tricks, and techniques to help you trek like a pro. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced trekker, these videos can provide valuable insights to enhance your trekking experience. So, watch the videos below by Trekup India experts to take your trekking skills to the next level.

Know Everything About Acute Mountain Sickness

Acute Mountain Sickness is a medical condition that can occur when individuals travel to high altitudes, typically above 8,000 feet. It is caused by the decrease in air pressure and oxygen levels in the air as altitude increases. Symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness may include headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and difficulty sleeping. To avoid Acute Mountain Sickness, it is important to gradually adjust to high altitudes and seek medical attention if symptoms worsen. To learn more about this condition, check out the videos by Trekup India.

Day Wise Detailed Itinerary of Hampta Pass Trek

Day 1: By road from Manali to Jobra, Trek from Jobra to Chika

  • Stay: Overnight stay at the camp. 
  • Meal: Dinner will be provided. 
  • Trek Distance: The trekking route covers a distance of 15 km on the road, followed by a 1.5 km trek. The total time for the trek is 4 hours, including 2 hours of travel on the road and 2 hours of trekking. 
  • Altitude: The trek covers three altitudes – Manali (6730 feet / 2050 meters), Jobra (9800 feet / 2987 meters), and Chika (10,100 feet / 3078 meters). 
  • Altitude Gain: The altitude gain during the trek is 3070 feet / 937 meters from Manali to Jobra and 300 feet / 91 meters from Jobra to Chika. 
  • Trek Grade: The trek is graded as gradual from Jobra to Chika, ensuring your safety and comfort throughout the journey.

To begin your trek to Chika, you must first travel by road from Manali to Jobra. The drive will take around 2 hours, and along the way, you will encounter 30 hairpin bends, which is an adventure in itself. As you start the trek, after walking for a short distance, you will see the Rani Nallah flowing directly through the meadow, with cows and sheep roaming around the grass fields, making it look like something out of a fairytale. You will be walking through the meadow on the left side of the hill. Regardless of which way you choose, you will eventually reach Chika, which is situated at the bottom of the meadow’s vast expanse. However, climbing the hill and descending to Chika is the best and most convenient way. The Chika campsite is an ample, beautiful green space, and the Rani River is the perfect spot to set up camps.

Day 2: From Chika to Balu ka Ghera Through Trek

  • Overnight stay at the camp is included in the package.
  • You will be provided with breakfast, lunch, and dinner during your stay (B/L/D).
  • The trek distance for this part of the journey is 8.5 km and it usually takes around 6 hours to complete.
  • The altitude at Chika is 10,100 ft / 3078 mtr and at Balu ka Ghera is 11,900 ft / 3627 mtr.
  • The altitude gain is 1800 ft / 549 mtr and the trek grade is gradual to moderate.

As you embark on your trek, you will be welcomed by a picturesque view of the river flowing on your right-hand side. To fuel your journey ahead, you will be served a delicious breakfast. Although the trail may be slightly challenging due to rough terrain, it won’t be too difficult. As you progress further, you will enter a beautiful forest adorned with Rhododendron trees. The snow-capped Dhauladhar range will be visible in all its glory, and you will also witness a mesmerizing waterfall along the way.

To continue your journey, you will need to cross the river to reach the other side, where you will be greeted with an array of multicolored flowers. After crossing the river, you will arrive at a stunning campsite called Balu ka Ghera. The name of this campsite comes from a mound and sand-covered area, and the terrain becomes flat as you approach it. You can relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings of Balu ka Ghera before continuing your journey ahead.

Day 3: Trek from Balu ka Ghera to Hampta Pass and then to Shea Goru

  • Stay: Overnight stay at the campsite.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be provided.
  • Trek Distance: The total trek distance is 7 km and is expected to take approximately 10 hours.
  • Altitude: The trek will cover three locations with varying altitudes – Balu ka Ghera (11,900 ft / 3627 m), Hampta Pass (14,100 ft / 4298 m), and Siagoru (12,900 ft / 3932 m).
  • Altitude Gain: The altitude gain during the trek will be Balu ka Ghera to Hampta Pass (2200 ft / 662 m) and Hampta Pass to Shea Goru (1200 ft / 366 m).
  • Trek Grade: This trek is rated as moderate to difficult.

You will have hot tea with breakfast. The trek is divided into two parts: In the first half, you will be trekking from Balu ka Ghera to Hampta Pass, and in the second half, you will be trekking from Hampta Pass to Shea Goru. The trek from Balu ka Ghera to Hampta Pass is steadily ascending along moderately steep slopes until you reach Hampta Pass. From Hampta Pass, it is a downward descent to Shea Goru. 

The trail runs along the river’s side, with stunning views of tiny orange and yellow flowers offering a beautiful view. After that, the actual climb up to the Hampta pass starts, which is vertical. Once you have reached Hampta Pass, you can enjoy the breathtaking view from the point. 

From there, the trek descends, which is a little steep and should be done carefully. After you reach the bottom, you will reach the valley, after which lies Siagoru. This campsite is also along the riverside.

Day 4: Trek from Siagoru to Chatru

  • Stay: overnight stay at the campsite.
  • Meal: B/L/D
  • Trek Distance: 7 km, Time Taken: approx. 5 Hrs.
  • Altitude: Siagoru (12,900 Ft / 3932 Mtr.), Chatru (11,000 Ft / 3353 Mtr.)
  • Altitude Gain: 1900 Ft / 579 Mtr.
  • Trek Grade: Gradual

The trek from here on will be downhill and you would have to provide extra caution. The trail will be running right beside the river valley. Barren with no vegetation around the mountains. The scenic vista is totally different from the forest-covered hills. There will be two glaciers which you will be crossing. Upon crossing the second glacier you will start coming close to the Chatru and Chandra River flowing by the side.

Day 5: By Road from Chatru to Manali via Rohtang Pass

  • Stay: none, 
  • Meal: Breakfast.
  • Trek Distance: on road 85 km, Time Taken: approx. 4-6 Hrs.
  • Altitude: Chatru (11,000 Ft / 3353 Mtr.), Manali (6730 Ft / 2050 Mtr.).
  • Altitude difference: 4270 Ft / 1303 Mtr.

On the last day you will be driving from Chatru to Manali, on the route you will be passing through Rohtang Pass. You could enjoy the mountain scenery for the last time before you get back to Plains.

A return trip from the Chatru campsite towards Manali will be scheduled on the day five. After this 7-hour drive filled with sweet memories of the mountains You will arrive at Manali at night. The possibility of a night trip after 06:00pm to Delhi should hopefully go off to the most efficiently.

Hampta Pass Trek Route Map

We’ve prepared a comprehensive Trek Route Map for your upcoming adventure to Hampta Pass Trek, which outlines the entire journey including all stops and trails. This map provides detailed information on the terrain, distance between points of interest, and estimated travel time to help ensure a safe and enjoyable trek. We’ve carefully curated the map to ensure that you have all the necessary information at your fingertips. Please take a moment to review it thoroughly, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Hampta Pass Trek Altitude Chart

The Trek Altitude Chart is a useful tool for Trekkers to monitor their altitude changes during their rides, allowing them to plan their routes more efficiently and track their progress over time. This Hampta Pass Trek chart is beneficial for both casual and experienced Trekkers, helping them make the most out of their Trek experience.

Trek Cost Inclusions

  1. Stay: 4 Nights of tented accommodation at individual campsites of Trekup India on twin sharing.
  2. Meals: Trekup India will provide freshly cooked meals during the trek starting with Lunch on Day 1 to  Lunch on day 5 (Meals are simple, nutritious, and vegetarian) 
  3. Transport: Manali to Jobra and return.
  4. Trek Insurance (Optional): Trekup India recommends that all trekkers consider getting trek insurance. This is optional, but highly recommended. Trek insurance covers unexpected events that may occur during your trek. The cost of the insurance starts from INR 210. Please read more about what is included in the coverage and why it is mandatory on treks.
  5. Trek Equipment:  Sleeping bag, Sleeping tents, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Toilet Tent.
  6. Amenities: All utensils, sleeping mattresses (Black foam mats), Crampons, and Gaiters for snow.    
  7. Health & Safety:  First Aid Box, Oxygen Cylinders, Stretchers, Oxi meters, BP Machines, health.
  8. Permits: Forest Permits and Camping Permission Fee 
  9. Trek Crew: High Altitude Chef, Helpers, Trek Leader & Guides, and other support teams.
  10. Potters & Mules: Potters and Mules are to carry all trekking equipment, ration, and vegetables.

Trek Cost Exclusions

  1. GST 5% (it is Mandatory)
  2. Any Meals/accommodation beside the itinerary or not mentioned in the program.
  3. Any Bus / Airfare to/from trek start/end point 
  4. Personal Medical expenses do carry your medication. 
  5. Any personal services such as Laundry, phone calls, liquors, mineral water, etc.
  6. Any still / video camera fee 
  7. Any Entrance fee Monuments, Monasteries, Museums, Temples – Pay directly on the spot. 
  8. Mules or porter charges to carry private baggage (Offload Charges for bag 1600 for whole trek, if paid online (at base camp 2,000). Note: Bag weight should not be more than 10 kg.
  9. Any emergency evacuation charges
  10. Any services that are not mentioned in the cost inclusion section.

What should you pack for the Hampta Pass Trek

Hampta Pass Trek is a high-altitude trek. The trekking gear you have to have for this particular trek differs from normal treks. Thus, read this whole segment. There is an important question that the trekker who is doing trek asks, like what all things to carry while trekking. Below, we have provided the details on everything you should take; an easy way to remember is by Head to foot or foot to head. We have prepared from Head to foot.

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Head Gears

When trekking it's important to carry headgear to protect your head and face.

Heading out for a trek? Don’t forget to carry headgear to protect your beautiful face and head from the sun, wind, and dust! It’s an essential accessory that keeps you safe and comfortable throughout your adventurous journey. So, make sure you pack it before you step out into nature!

  1. Head Lamps – When trekking at night, headlamps are essential to illuminate your path while keeping your hands free. Headlamps come in different sizes and lumens, so it is essential to choose one that suits your needs.
  2. Hats or Cap – Caps or hats are also necessary when trekking in different weather conditions. Caps protect your head from the wind and freezing temperatures at night, while hats provide shade and protection from the sun during the day. It’s essential to ensure that your hat has a strap to prevent it from being blown away by the wind.
  3. Sunglasses – Sunglasses are also essential for trekking. Your sunglasses should protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and fit your face perfectly to avoid falling off while climbing, jumping, or crossing obstacles. The glass of your sunglasses should also be designed for different weather conditions to provide optimal visibility.
  4. Buff / Balaclava – Lastly, a buff or balaclava is a must-have to protect your mouth or neck from extreme temperatures and keep them warm. Buffs and balaclavas come in different materials, thicknesses, and designs, so it’s important to choose one that suits your needs and preferences. Depending on the weather conditions and your activities, you can wear them as neck warmers, face masks, or headbands.
With these essential items, you can enjoy trekking safely and comfortably, no matter the weather or time of day.

Clothes

When trekking in high altitudes, prepare for cold weather by wearing layers. Layering traps heat, keeps you warm, and allows you to easily adjust your clothing as temperatures fluctuate.

Layering is important for different seasons when trekking. When planning a high-altitude trek, it is important to prepare for the cold weather. Wearing layers is the best approach as it provides both protection and flexibility when the weather changes frequently in the mountains. Layering helps to trap heat and keep your body warm, while at the same time allowing you to easily adjust your clothing as the temperature fluctuates. By wearing layers, you can enjoy your trek comfortably and stay safe in the unpredictable mountain weather

  1. For spring, summer, and monsoon treks, consider wearing three layers: a woollen sweater, a fleece, and a padded jacket.
  2. For autumn treks, add one more fleece layer to make it four layers.
  3. For winter treks, you may need five layers with thermals, a woollen sweater, two fleeces, and a padded jacket.
  4. T-shirt/sleeve shirt– Bring three T-shirts and two quick-dry trek pants, wearing one and carrying the others. Long sleeve shirts help to protect from sun UV rays. We recommend synthetic T-shirts as they get dry quickly when they get wet.
  5. Hiking / Trekking Jacket– down jackets (-5 to-10 C) or two-three-layer jackets.
  6. Thermals– at least two pairs of thermals help keep the body warm during cold weather.
  7. Undergarments– you can carry them according to your habitual and hygiene requirements.
  8. Gloves– 1 pair of gloves will keep your hand warm and nice.
  9. Trek Pants– Bring 2 to 3 comfortable trekking pants. Trekking pants play a significant role, as they are designed for comfort and mobility, making trekking easier. It should be Synthetic so that it gets dry quickly when wet.
  10. Rain Wear– you can carry a raincoat or Poncho. During long rains and snowfalls, the waterproof jackets start leaking. Still, the Poncho and raincoats keep you dry, so choose accordingly.

Tip: If you choose a raincoat on your trek, carry a small waterproof cover so things inside your backpack can’t get wet. If you carry a Poncho, you don’t need to worry. It protects both you and your backpack.

Foot Gears

When it comes to planning a trek, one of the most important aspects is to ensure that you have the right kind of foot gear.

  1. Trekking shoes which are waterproof and have ankle support. Walking / Hiking sandals which can be used off the trek, i.e., in the morning and evening hours when you reach the campsite, basically to get your feet rest from heavy boots, sometimes used for crossing streams and rivers, it’s more comfortable and safer than crossing barefoot or wetting your shoes. Sneakers (Optional) can be worn for normal driving days or used around the camp.
  2. Socks– you should at least carry 3 to 4 pairs.
  3. Microspikes & Gaitorswill be provided by Trekup India when required. You don’t have to carry them.

Personal First Aid Kit

Don't forget to pack your personal first aid kit! It's always better to be safe. So, make sure you're prepared for any unforeseen circumstances.

Below are some common medicines generally required/used during your adventure trip; however, please consult your doctors prior.

  1. Antiseptic towel or water syringe (to clean the wound)
  2. Butterfly bandage for a small cut
  3. Cotton and elastic bandages and sterile gauze pad for larger wounds
  4. Latex gloves are used when the wound bleeds.
  5. Medicine for Diarrhea (Upset stomach)
  6. Medicine for cold, flue/fever, headache
  7. Some pain killers
  8. ORS pouches
  9. Quick pain relief spray (External use)
  10. Any personal medicine prescribed by your doctor
  11. Dimox / Similar for high altitude sickness
  12. Bug Repellent
  13. Carry some nutria/energy bars and drinks (non-alcoholic)
  14. Note: Kindly consult your doctor before purchasing or taking any medicine.