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The Hampta Pass is a stunning sight to behold. At 14,000 feet, it is one of the highest mountain passes in the Himalayas. This pass provides stunning views of both the lush green valley of Kullu and the barren landscape of Lahaul. It is truly a unique experience to be able to see such different worlds in such close proximity.
When standing on top of the pass, one can’t help but feel a sense of awe at the natural beauty that surrounds them. It is an unforgettable experience that will stay with you long after you’ve left.
The Hampta Pass is Himachal Pradesh’s own Valley of Flowers. The landscape is strikingly similar to the famed Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand – a green, narrow valley surrounded by snow-capped mountains – but with a key difference.
Once you cross over the Hampta Pass and enter the other side, you’ll be met with an altogether different, and equally stunning, landscape. This is the Spiti Valley, known for its barren stretches, rugged terrain and deep blue skies.
The trek from Kullu to Hampta Pass is thrilling and exciting, with dramatic changes in scenery as you make your way up the mountain. The trek is a great adventure, full of nervous excitement as you climb over many ledges, always seeming to be getting closer to the pass but never quite sure until you reach it.
In short, the Hampta Pass Trek is a must-visit for any nature lover looking to experience the best of both worlds – from verdant valleys to arid deserts.
The Hampta Pass trek is a great option for those looking for an adventure during the summer months. The pass is open from May to October and is generally free of snow during those months. However, it’s important to note that temperatures can drop significantly at night, so be sure to come prepared for anything.
August tends to be the sunniest month, but it’s also when the rains start, so trekkers should be aware of that before embarking on their journey. Overall, the best time to visit Hampta Pass is from mid-June to October.
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Hampta Pass Trek starts with a beautiful drive to Jobra village, which is the last village on the trek with road connectivity. It will take around 2 hrs for us to reach Jobra. The trail starts from the Allain Duhangan Hydropower Plant. There’s a small forest patch where you see a variety of flora including maple, deodar, oak, and pine trees.
The trail is narrow, and gradually uphill opening the lovely campsite on the bank of Rani Nallah i.e. Chika after passing a waterfall and a valley filled with emerald green grass and large boulders. There is a small bridge over the Rani Nallah which will confirm that you’re not far from our campsite. We’ll be camping in Chika for the night.
We will be trekking to Balu Ka Ghera, which is a significant point on the trek because the climb gets steeper after reaching there. Though the trek today is easy but also thrilling as you will start catching glimpses of the chains of mountains in the Dhauladar region of the Himalayas. The trek through water crossing and valley of multi-colored wildflowers will nurture your mind and soul.
The interesting story behind the name Balu ka Ghera gets from Bhalu which means Bear and Ghera means their territory. Bears come around this area in the winters for their Hibernation. Continuing along the river on the right side will lead you lush green campsite covered in flowers. One of the attractions of this route is a large number of Rhododendron trees.
Today is the most thrilling day of your entire trek – the Hampta pass crossing day. The trek is full of boulders and is quite steep, sometimes you will be climbing on all fours. It will take around 2.5 hrs to reach the Hampta Pass.
The trail starts will a moderately steep walk along the river and after an hour, the trek will take an incline push to climb the first plateau, where you get to see the Deo Tibba peak right in front of you. You will be amazed by the stark difference between the Kullu and Lahaul valley as you cross the Hampta Pass. We will reach Shea Goru campsite after descending down from the pass.
After cherishing the unfathomable beauty of Hampta Pass, we will start descending early morning. The route is most memorable with a river flowing by, deep ridges, and mountains with sharp edges. This stretch is all about bare mountains with almost no vegetation. Chattru is a road head; once you reach there, you can find a number of tea stalls.
After reaching board your vehicle for visiting the Chandratal Lake, The road to Chandratal is one of the worse roads leading to one of the best landscapes. You will be rewarded with the amazing beauty of the lake upon reaching it. We will spend some time at the lake, and be back at the Chattru campsite by evening.
Today is the last day of this amazing trek. We will be driving back to Manali via the famous Rohtang Pass. Spend some time at the pass, click pictures and say goodbye to the Lahaul valley, We will be reaching back to Manali by 5 PM.
The best time and season to do Hampta Pass Trek is in pre-monsoon or post-monsoon seasons.
Post-Monsoon: September to October
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