The Complete Guide to Hampta Pass Trek
Nestled in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh, Hampta Pass Trek is a fantastic adventure that takes you on a journey through stunning landscapes, dense forests, and high-altitude terrain. The trek is named after the Hampta Pass, a natural divide that separates the Kullu Valley from the Lahaul Valley.
This trek is a perfect combination of beautiful scenery, challenging terrain, and unique experiences. It is an excellent choice for anyone looking for an adventure of a lifetime. The trek offers a wide range of experiences, from exploring the high-altitude deserts of Lahaul and Spiti to crossing glacial streams and hiking through alpine meadows.
Throughout the trek, you'll be staying in comfortable campsites, complete with cozy tents and warm sleeping bags to ensure a good night's rest. You'll also be provided with hearty meals that will keep you energized throughout the day. And as you sit around the campfire at night, listening to the sounds of nature and gazing up at the starry sky, you'll realize that there's no better way to disconnect from the world and reconnect with yourself than on a trek like this. Whether you're an experienced trekker or a first-timer, the Hampta Pass Trek is an adventure that's not to be missed. So pack your bags, lace up your boots, and get ready for an experience of a lifetime!
DAY 1 - Drive from Manali to Jobra and Trek to Chika
One and a half hours drive from Manali leads to Jobri the end of road head. On reaching Jobri , the trail crosses Jobri nala at the very beginning and goes through pine forest. After walking for half an hour the trail enters an open meadow keeping the Aleo nala on the left. Soon the trail crosses the Aleo Nala and continues through the meadow. Walking for another few hours leads to the campsite beside Chikka Nala, a nice waterfall is visible above the campsite.
DAY 2 - TREK FROM CHIKA TO BALU KA GHERA
The second days’s trek starts with the crossing of chikka Nala. A decent climb up the valley beside the Aleo nala, leads to next camp site of Balu ka Ghera. The trail crosses two streams and one beautiful flower field while reaching the campsite.
DAY 3 - TREK FROM BALU KA GHERA TO SHEA GORU VIA HAMPTA PASS
The third day’s trek starts with one and half hours of easy ascent, then gradually steepens up. The trail climb’s through the moraine zone which leads to top of Hampta pass. From here magnificent view of Deo Tibba, Indrasan and Chandra Bhaga mountain range can be seen. One can see the breathtaking view of Indrasan glacier below the right side from the pass. After crossing the pass a sharp descent leads us a flattened ground. We camp in Shiya Goru right beside the stream coming from Indrasan glacier.
DAY 4 - TREK FROM SHEA GORU TO CHATRU TO MANALI
The fourth day’s trek starts by crossing the cold Indrasan stream and descents through some scattered boulder field all to Chatru. A four hour drive back to Manali over the Rohtang pass concludes this beautiful trek.
TRIP ENDS HERE!
Accomodation : Tents
Camping & Trekking Permits
Meals on treks only: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner.
Trekking Equipments Tents, ice axes, ropes micro spikes etc.
A professional knowledgeable certified Trekking guide
Emergency equipment including a first-aid kit , medical kit , stretchers
What's Not Included
All The Thing That Are Not Mentioned In Including Section
Flights / Transportation to and from the meeting point
Personal Porters for carrying trekker’s backpacks
Things To Pack
Backpack: 50-60 liters backpack with good hip & soulder support and quick access pockets
Trekking Shoes: water proof trekking shoes with good grip and ankle supports
Sleeping Bag: Since we will be going camping, hiking and what not, a sleeping bag can come in handy to have a good night sleep anywhere.
Head Gear: Head torch with extra batteries , suncap
Clothing: You need to have warm clothes with three-layer jackets, fleece or down feather jacket. two t-shirts with full sleeves quick dry material. For lowers carry cotton pants suitable for trek. Do no carry jeans or shorts for trekking.
Raincoat/Ponchos: At high altitudes, snowfall and rain are quite common and it’s mandatory to carry a poncho or raincoat so that one doesn’t get wet.
Socks: Carry 2 - 3 pair of sports socks along with woolen socks to be worn at night.
Trekking Poles : pair of trekking poles will make the difference between a comfortable and a strenuous trek
Sunglasses: To protect from sunlight in snow you require UV rays protected sunglasses.
Woolen Cap and Gloves are also necessary as the climate will be cold. Carry waterproof gloves as they get wet in snow.
Food & Water: 2-3 liters of water bottle ,energy bars, dry fruits,glucon d ,ors powder
Sunscreen, Toiletries and personal items.
Booking Receipt, if Booked Online (PDF will work)
More than 30-days prior to departure - 50% refund.
In Between 15-30-days prior to departure - 25% refund.
Less than 15-days prior to departure - No Refund.
Frequently Asked question
Absolutely! Whether you're a solo trekker or with a group, you can easily book your trek through our website or by contacting our Kathmandu office directly. We can even pair solo trekkers with groups, if desired.
On our treks, you'll enjoy a blend of traditional Nepali meals like 'dal bhat' (lentil soup with rice) and other international cuisines. We ensure our food is nutritious and energy-packed for the trekking journey. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with prior notice.
Yes, we offer secure luggage storage at our office in Kathmandu. You can leave behind non-essential items and pick them up once you return from your trek.
We’ve teamed up with the guys at World Nomads to offer insurance designed for adventurous travellers across 140 countries that includes overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities. To get yours sorted, click here. We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book the trip, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!
Absolutely! We offer both fixed-departure and tailor-made treks. If you have specific preferences, routes, or places you'd like to visit, just let our team know, and we'll help design a trek that meets your desires.
Altitude sickness is a concern in the Himalayan treks. Our itineraries are designed to allow gradual acclimatization. It's essential to communicate any discomfort to our guides, who are trained to assist in such situations.
Our guides carry communication devices and have contacts with local agencies to ensure swift action during emergencies. In extreme cases, helicopter evacuations can be arranged, given that the trekker has suitable insurance coverage.