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Hampta Pass Trek

Hampta Pass Trek 2023 – Best Trek in Manali

  • 5 Days
  • Group : 8-15 People
  • Guided Trek
  • Difficulty : Easy
  • Start: Manali
  • Altitude
    Altitude : 4270 m

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.

Departure & Return Location

Manali Mall Road (Google Map)

Meeting Time

7 A.M

Price Includes

  • Tranportation to Jobra, Chandratal & back
  • Activity: Trekking, Camping, etc
  • Accommodation during Trek (Camping)
  • Meals during Trek (Veg): Morning bed tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks, Dinner, Hot Bournvita at night, and Yummy Desserts
  • All season Camping tents on twin sharing basis, Sleeping bags with adequate sub-zero temperature rating, comfortable mattress
  • Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys, ice-axe, micro-spikes, slings
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges/Permits, Trek Permit Fee/IMF Permission – up to the amount charged for Indian Nationals.
  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with First Aid knowledge
  • Experienced Local guide, cook, helpers
  • Porters or mules for carrying common luggage
  • Exhaustive First Aid kit including portable oxygen cylinder, oximeter

Price Excludes

  • Transportation to & from Manali
  • Meals during the road journey
  • Any expenses of personal nature
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage. (extra luggage, if any can be left at the base camp with the authorities)
  • Cost Escalation due to natural reasons
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
  • Insurance

Highlights of Hampta Pass Trek

  • Diversity in Flora & FaunaAs you move up in elevation on the Hampta Pass trek, the diversity of flora and fauna that you will see will change. The lower elevations are lush and green, with trees and plants thriving in the moist climate. As you climb higher, the vegetation becomes more sparse, with smaller plants and shrubs taking over. The higher elevations are also home to a variety of animals in the winters, including bighorn sheep, mountain goats, and even snow leopards.
  • The thrill of the climbThe climb to Hampta Pass is a thrilling experience, with ledges and rocky terrain providing challenges along the way. The views from the top are also breathtaking, with snow-capped peaks and valleys stretching out below. The sense of accomplishment that comes from reaching the pass is unmatched, making it a truly memorable experience.
  • Extreme change of landscapeWhen you cross Hampta Pass, the landscape changes dramatically. The green and lush lower elevations give way to barren and rocky terrain. This is a stark contrast to the beautiful scenery that you will have seen on the way up. However, the views from the top of the pass are still stunning, with snow-capped peaks and valleys stretching out below.
  • The Beautiful Chandratal LakeOne of the highlights of the Hampta Pass trek is the beautiful Chandratal Lake. This serene body of water is surrounded by mountains and is a popular spot for camping. The views from the lake are simply stunning, making it a perfect place to relax and take in the natural beauty of the area.
  • Magnificent views of the mountains all around youThe Hampta Pass trek offers magnificent views of the mountains all around you. The peaks are snow-capped and the valleys are lush and green. Some of the mountains you can see are Mt. Deo Tibba and Mt. Indrasan.
  • Return Journey via Solang Valley and Atal TunnelThe return journey from Hampta Pass takes you through the Solang Valley and the Atal Tunnel. The Solang Valley is a beautiful area with lush green meadows and snow-capped mountains. The Atal Tunnel is an engineering marvel, connecting the valley the Lahaul and Kullu valleys.

Best Time to visit Hampta Pass

Read About Hampta Pass Temperature & Weather

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.

You can click here and read more about the Best Time to Visit Hampta Pass. 

Hampta Pass Trek Itinerary

Day 1Manali to Jobra (Drive) & Trek to Chika (1.3 Km / 1 Hour)

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.

Day 2Chika to Balu Ka Ghera (7.1 Km / 5 Hours)

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.

Day 3Balu Ka Ghera to Shea Goru via Hampta Pass (7.2 Km / 5 Hours)

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.

Day 4Shea Goru to Chattru (6 Km / 3 Hours) & Drive to Chandratal Lake

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.

Day 5 Chattru to Manali (Drive)

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.

Hampta Pass Trek Route Map


What is the best time to do the Hampta Pass Trek?

The best time and season to do Hampta Pass Trek is in pre-monsoon or post-monsoon seasons.
Pre-Monsoon: May-June
Post-Monsoon: September to October 

What are the requirements for participation?

All participants are expected to be confident that they are physically and mentally fit and able to complete the itinerary of their chosen event as defined in the itinerary.

Any minors between 10 and 17 years of age must accompany their parent or guardian who assumes full responsibility for them to participate in the adventure activity or event. Any unaccompanied, underage minor will not be allowed to participate in the adventure activity.

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You can make your booking at our website www.advenchar.com or you can contact us at hello@advenchar.com.

You must be at least 18 years old to make a booking with us. After the booking, our team will send you a confirmation of the booking.

We understand that you may have to change your travel plans due to the Covid-19 situation, so considering this we have introduced a Book Now, Pay Later facility for all the participants. However, you will be required to pay the full amount at least 15 days prior to the departure date.

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What is cancellation policy?

You can claim a 100% refund if you choose to cancel your booking before 15 days. The refund will primarily be in the form of a voucher valid for 12 months.  You can also opt for a cash refund provided the booking is not part of a promotional offer or a coupon code provided by Advenchar


  • Before 15 days from departure date – 100% refund.
  • Between 15 days and 7 days from departure date  – 70% refund.
  • Less than 7 days from departure date – You can modify your trek free of cost, and transfer it to a friend/family member.
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