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Hampta Pass Trek

Hampta Pass Trek Is the Himalayan Ticket for Beginners

Camping and folklore go hand in hand at Hampta Pass Trek, which differentiates it from any other treks in Himachal. Also known as Himachal’s Valley of Flowers, this pass is located in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. Besides, the Hampta Pass trek height in feet is 14,100 feet (4,298 meters) and achieving this altitude comes with glaciers, fast-flowing rivers, challenging terrain, steep, rocky, and vertical climb, and way more than any ordinary trek.

Trekking in Hampta Pass is unlike any other hiking adventure. The Hampta pass trek distance covers two beautiful valleys in one single hike- Manali and Spiti. Beginning from the honeymooners & hippies’ capital, the Hampta Pass trek from Manali is accompanied by nature. With no sight of civilization around, Hampta pass trekking package will even let you witness the contrasting views of Kullu and Lahaul Valley. And, as you trek the Himalayas Hampta Pass will show you the beautiful Kullu valley on one side. While on the other, you’ll see the desolate mountains and austere landscape of Lahaul.

Admire Contrasting Wonders On Hampta Pass Trekking

Being purely a Himachali trek, the hike to Hampta valley is always welcoming. While on Hampta pass trek map, you will travel through a rollercoaster of vistas. The Hampta Pass trek package features small woodland with a variety of flowering flowers in various hues, as well as high vertical and rocky inclines. Fun fact, the name Hampta is derived from Hamta Village, which lies on the trail to the pass.

The Hampta pass trekking manali is even highlighted with the mythological lake of Chandratal. Located a day away from the pass, it’s the source of Chandra River. The magnificent moon-shaped lake is situated at an altitude of 14,100 ft. and is surrounded by peaks & meadows. Not to mention, countless folklore as well. You can visit Chandratal Lake by taking a bumpy driveway from the Chatru campsite. All you need to do is leave your excess luggage at the campsite and start your 3 hours long bumpy journey to Chandratal Lake.

What’s more interesting about this trek is Hampta Camping. Every campsite during the trek has its beauty and can only be seen and felt by marking a presence at a particular point. Witness the breathtaking sunset behind the Hanuman Tibba hill, from the Bhalu ka Ghera campsite. You come face to face with the Deo Tibba peak as you progress further down the trail. Continue reading to find out more about Hampta Pass trek best time.

Hampta Pass Chandratal Trek & It’s Mahabharata Connection

Although Hampta Pass to Chandratal Lake is a day away from each other. There’s a reason why Chandratal Lake is so well-known. Like Hampta Pass Chandratal trek has its own set of stories to share over a bonfire supper. Aside from the mythological love story, the Hampta Pass Chandratal Trek is majorly associated with the ending of Mahabharata.

According to Hindu mythology, Yudhishthira, the eldest of the Pandava brothers, arrived at this lake searching for heaven. It is said that Indra, the King of Gods, came down on his chariot to Chandratal Lake. To convey him in his mortal form to Swarga. According to other local myths, fairies are believed to visit this lake during the night. Like we said earlier, Hampta pass and Chandratal trek are no different when it comes to mythology and mysteries.

What Is the Best Time for Hampta Pass Trek

The Hampta pass trek with camping at Chandratal makes a great experience. Besides, here are the details if you’re looking for the best time to visit Hampta Pass trek.

Snow is the main attraction on Hampta Pass trekking tours. And before planning your Hampta pass trek budget, know that the months of June and July are best to visit. The Hampta pass temperature falls up to almost -15 degrees during this time. For those who are more of a green lover and lush landscapes, Hampta Pass trek Manali should be done in the month of mid-July up till October. Hampta pass weather is lovely at this time of year, with only new snow on the ground.

Hampta Pass Trek Difficulty Level Is Doable for All

Hampta pass trekking tours are easy to moderate in difficulty. Including the ChandraTal lake trek difficulty, the Hampta pass trek route makes a perfect trek for beginners with good health and stamina. The only condition on the entire Hampta pass trek length is to keep yourself hydrated and relaxed. With these easy steps, anyone can briefly enjoy Hampta pass base camp trip and the wonders within.

The Hampta Pass Trek Package ends at Manali. And, what’s best to ease and relax at a popular hill station after an amazing hike. All you need to do is check-in at Moustache Manali and head out for cafe-hopping, savoring delicious local cuisines, visiting local markets, collecting souvenirs, and much more.

Once done with Hampta pass trekking tours, enjoy our backpacker hostel vibes reflecting Manali in every corner. A peaceful retreat to enjoy the most instagrammable views right from your stay. Meanwhile, join in for some musical jams or board games with fellow travellers in our common area. Nestled close to all popular spots.

Hampta Pass Trek Itinerary

Hampta Pass with Chandratal 5D/4N

Day 1: Manali to Jobra drive and trek to Chika

Altitude:  10,100 ft.
Drive: 17 km (45 min)
Trek: 4 km (2 hours)
Stay Included: Stay in tents on sharing basis
Meals Included:  Lunch – Evening Snacks – Dinner

  • Wake up to a fresh morning, pack your bags and start your drive to Jobra, start your trek to Chika which is the final destination of the day.
  • You traverse through the maple and pine trees with the Rani river flowing along your side, pass through two wooden bridges and a soft patch of forest covering the walnut and oak trees.
  • After reaching the campsite rest and get yourself involved in the tent pitching activity, consume hot meals, and rest for the day at the campsite.

Day 2: Chika to Bhalu ka Ghera

Altitude:  12,400 ft.
Trek: 5 km (4 – 5 hours)
Stay Included: Stay in tents on sharing basis
Meals Included:  Breakfast – Lunch – Evening Snacks – Dinner

  • Wake up have your breakfast, get ready for a trek to Bhalu Ka Ghera, You will be welcomed by the different colors of small flowers.
  • Spot the snow flows melting and meeting the river while a group of mules feeds on the green grass.
  • Few more meters into the trek, the terrain starts to get flatten as you move towards the bed of sand.
  • Pitch your tents at the campsite and enjoy the beautiful sunset behind the Hanuman Tibba peak, have your hot meal and retire for the day.

Day 3: Bhalu ka Ghera to Shea Goru via Hampta Pass:-

Altitude:  12,800 ft., via 14,065 ft. (Hampta Pass)
Trek: 5 km (7 – 8 hours)
Stay Included: Stay in tents on sharing basis.
Meals Included:  Breakfast – Lunch – Evening Snacks – Dinner.

  • Wake up to fresh morning breakfast, start the day by crossing the mountains of Bhalu Ka Ghera.
  • You are walking in the rockfall prone area, after an hour you reach a plateau that gives a front view of the Deo Tibba peak.
  • As the descends end you start a 20 min vertical climb to 14,000 ft. Hampta Pass. You will be welcomed by great bird-eye views of Kullu and Lahaul valley, with Deo Tibba peak standing in front.
  • After spending enough time at the pass, descend to a zig-zag path until you hit down the valley. After an hour you hit the base of the valley, pitch the tents and retire for the day.

Day 4: Shea Goru to Chatru, drive to Chandratal

Altitude: 12,800ft to 10,900 ft., 14,100 ft. (Chandratal)
Drive: 70 km (3 hours)
Trek: 6 km (5 – 6 hours)
Stay Included: Stay in tents on sharing basis

  • Meals Included:  Breakfast – Lunch – Evening Snacks – Dinner
  • Wake to an exciting morning as today you will visit Chandratal Lake, post the breakfast descend to Chatru.
  • Pitch your tents and leave your excess luggage at the campsite and start your 3 hours long bumpy journey to Chandratal Lake.
  • After spending enough time at the moon lake, start to head back to the Chatru campsite and enjoy the scenic journey. Have your meal and retire for the day.

Day 5: Chatru to Manali drive

Drive: 65 km (2 -3 hours)
Meal Included: Breakfast

  • After a splendid night, wake to a good morning have your breakfast, and pack your bags for a drive back to Manali.
  • With a heavy heart bid bye to the Spiti valley and move back to Manali, this will be your last adventure of the day.
  • The scenic journey is a treat to the eyes and you enjoy each and every curve of it.

Things to Carry for Hampta Pass Trek Route

  1. Shirts / T-shirts –2/3, Jeans / Trekking Pants -2.
  2. Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood.
  3. Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater.Thermal inner wear (upper & lower), Scarf/muffler (optional).
  4. Woollen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs).
  5. Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (Waterproof shoes with a thick sole are recommended).
  6. Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers.
  7. Raincoat / Poncho, Small quick dry towel.
  8. Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!).
  9. Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face.
  10. Sun glasses (polarized/UV Protected), Walking stick / Trekking pole.
  11. Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm, Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries).
  12. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication.
  13. Personal toiletries.
  14. Day pack/small bag in case if you are planning to offload your regular backpackHand Sanitizer.
  15. Extra face masks.

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