Hampta Pass: The Stunning Trekking Destination


Hampta Pass is one of the most stunning treks that happens in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The unique feature that sets the Hampta Pass trek apart from others is that it is a dramatic crossover of the major valleys of the Himalayas, which is the Kullu Valley, Lahaul Valley, and Spiti Valley. The brief itinerary of the Hampta Pass trek would include:


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Day 1: Arrival at Manali

The Hampta Pass trek begins from the city of Manali. One needs to first arrive in Manali and then proceed forward for your trek. Arrive a day before the actual commencement of the trek so that you are well rested for your Hampta Pass trek.

Day 2: Manali-Jobra -Chika

After breakfast in Manali, you will begin with the first leg of your Hampta pass trek. From Manali, we will drive to Jobra. The place from where the actual trek on foot will begin. The distance between Manali and Jobra is approximately 19 Kilometers which can be covered in an hour’s drive. After a brief rest at Jobra, we will start the trek towards the Chika where we will be staying for the night. Chika is located at the height of 10,100 feet, and the trekking trail is an easy ascent. You will get to see the beauty of Himachal Pradesh in its sincerest form. During your trek from Jobra to Chika, you will be accompanied by River Rani and the stunning vistas of the mountains.

Day 3: Chika- Balu ka Ghera

Wake up to the sounds of the mountains and prep yourself for another exciting day. You will be trekking from Chika to Balu Ka Ghera. During the trek, you will climb from an altitude of 10,100 feet to 11,900 feet. The trek is an easy one which will take around five to six hours to complete. You will get a glimpse of the great Himalayan range as you see the Dhauladhar Ranges. This range is also called the white range, and you will see some snowy scenes and picturesque Valleys. Rest for the night at the base camp of Balu Ka Ghera.

Day 4: Balu ka Ghera- Hampta Pass- Siagoru

On the fourth day, you will trek through Hampta Pass as well as through Kullu Valley, Spiti Valley, and Lahul Valley. It will take around eight hours to trek from Balu ka Ghera to Siagoru by passing through Hampta Pass. During this trek, you will ascend from the height of 11, 900 feet to 14,100 feet and then descend from an altitude of 14,100 feet to 12,900 feet. You will get to experience the serene atmosphere of the valley and see the barren landscapes. You might also come across shepherds at the high Altitude. After a brief stopover at the Hampta Village, we will descend towards Siagoru where we will stay for the night.

Day 5: Siagoru- Chatru- Chandratal Lake 

On this day, you will further descend from a height of 12,900 feet to 11,000 feet. Besides the walking part of the trek, you will also get to drive. From Siagoru to Chatru you will trek on foot and then drive from Chatru to Chandratal Lake. The trek to Chatru is an easy one and takes around four hours to complete. During this trek, you will see Pir Panjal Ranges and alluring vistas of the cold desert of Spiti Valley. From Chatru, we will drive towards Chandratal lake, the crescent moon-shaped lake. It is one of the wonders of the Himalayas. Get ready to be mesmerized by the enchanting beauty of the Chandratal Lake.

Day 6: Chandratal lake- Manali

This is another exciting day as you will be traveling through the famous Rohtang pass. From Chandratal Lake you will drive to Manali via Rohtang pass to end your Hampta Pass trek. We will cross the high altitude paths that connect the Kullu valley, Lahaul valley, and Spiti Valley. See the stunning vistas of the valleys for one last time before you arrive in Manali, and your Hampta Pass trek comes to an end.

Day 7: Departure from Manali.

Your arrival back in Manali might end your Hampta Pass trek, but you can extend your vacation by relaxing and exploring the city of Manali. And then from Manali depart for your home, which marks the end of your trekking expedition to Hampta Pass.

This is all about the itinerary of the Hampta Pass trek.

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