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Hampta Pass Trek  

  Manali , Himachal Pradesh.
from  7499 price varies by group size

  • trekking
    Category
    Trekking
  • all
    Suitable for
    All
  • duration
    Duration
    5 Days
  • min_age
    Min. Age
    8
  • not_wheelchair_friendly
    Disabled Friendly
    No
  • mobile_voucher
    Mobile Voucher
    Accepted
  • moderate
    Difficulty Level
    Moderate
  • language
    Language
    English, Hindi
  • accommodation
    Accommodation
    Included
  • first_aid_kit
    First Aid Kit
    Available
  • meal
    Meal
    Included
  • outdoor_games
    Outdoor games
    Included
  • safety_gear
    Safety gear
    Included
  • sleeping_bags
    Sleeping bags
    Included
  • snacks
    snacks
    Included
  • tea_or_coffee
    Tea/Coffee
    Included
  • tent
    Tent
    Included
  • transportation
    Transportation
    Included
  • tour_guide
    Tour Guide
    Included

Description

About Hampta Pass Trek

Hamta Pass is a corridor in the Himalayas, between the Chandra Valley in Lahaul and the Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. The pass is named after Hamta Village, below Sethan village. Lower Himalayan shepherds use the pass in summer for its high-altitude grasslands in the summer, when the desert of Lahaul is barren. The pass includes vertical rock walls, waterfalls, hanging glaciers, pinewoods, rhododendron forests, open meadows, and small lakes, as well as 6000-meter tall peaks. The trek also includes glaciers and fast-flowing rivers, making it challenging but doable for some beginners.


Region:

Hampta Pass Trek starts from Manali. A town in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state.


Hampta Pass Trek Difficulty Level:

Hampta Pass is a moderate-level trek and is preferred by both beginners as well as experienced trekkers. The maximum altitude attained gained during the Hampta pass trek is 4,200 m.

Best Time to Visit Hampta Pass:

Hampta Pass is a Monsoon Trek and is best done between mid-June to mid-October. There are chances to witness snow on the high passes in the early days of the season and then it melts down completely by August.

Hampta Trek Weather/Temperature:

The temperature in Hampta Pass Trek daytime is pleasant between 10 to 15 degrees and at night it goes down up to -5 degrees.

Trek Duration:

Total Hampta Pass trek duration is 5 days including a road journey from Manali.

Accommodation Type:

During the trek, you will be provided 3 person tent on a twin sharing basis and 4 person tent on a triple sharing basis. Female trekkers will share a room/tent with female trekkers only. Solo female trekker will be provided separate tent.

Meals on the Trek:

Meals start from day 1 dinner to day 5 breakfast. On Day 5 early departure after breakfast. During the trek, you will be provided healthy hot meals which include breakfast, lunch, evening tea and snacks, hot soup, and dinner with daily different desserts. Hot drinking water will be provided daily at the campsite.

Hampta Trek Altitude/Height:

The lowest altitude will be 6,725 ft at Manali and the highest 14,100 ft at Hampta Pass.

Hampta Trek Distance:

Total Hampta Pass Trek distance is 28 km from Jobra.

Manali to Hampta/Jobra Distance and Trek Route:

Manali to Jobra distance is 16km (2 hr. drive) by road and a 2 km trek to Chika. From Chika, it is a 2-day trek to Hampta Pass.

Fixed Departure Dates:

June: 19,26

How to Reach Manali from Delhi:

The best way to reach Hampta Pass from Delhi is via Manali. Reaching from New Delhi to Manali is probably the easiest part of the whole trip. The distance between Delhi and Manali is around 550 kilometres.

By train-

There is no direct train to Manali. From Delhi, you can either take a Shatabdi train to Chandigarh or a train to Pathankot and then hire a cab or take a bus to Manali.

By road-

The distance between Delhi and Manali is around 550 km. The distance between Chandigarh and Manali is 310 km. You can either take a direct bus from Delhi to Manali or reach Chandigarh from Delhi and then take a bus from Chandigarh to Manali. There is a flight of buses that runs between these cities and Manali. From Delhi, it takes around 14 hours to reach Manali by bus. It takes around 8 hours to reach Manali from Chandigarh by bus.

By flight-

Fly to Bhuntar. Located 52 kilometers away from Manali, it is the nearest airport to Manali. There are many private and Indian Airlines flights to Bhuntar that operate regularly. From Bhuntar, you can either take a cab or a direct bus to Manali.




Itinerary

  • Manali to Jobra to Chika

    • Altitude:- 6,725 ft to Chika 10,100ft.
    • 16/km 2-hour drive to Jobra from Manali
    • 2km, 50 minutes trek from Jobra to Chika
    • Stay: Tents
    • Meeting time at Manali is 10 am to reach Chika campsite by 5 pm

  • Chika to Balu ka Ghera

    • Altitude:- 10,100ft to 12,000ft
    • 8.5Km, 6hr trek from Chika to Balu Ka Ghera
    • Moderate trek today
    • Packed lunch will be given
    • Water sources are available throughout the trek
    • Have your dinner and rest in the camps at Balu ka Ghera.

  • Balu Ka Ghera to Shea Goru via Hampta Pass

    • Altitude:- 11,900ft to 14,100ft (Hampta Pass) to 12,900ft (Shea Goru)
    • Start your day with a steep ascend till the Pass
    • 7 km trek takes around 10hr
    • No water point on the way (Depends on the snow condition)
    • Packed lunch will be given
    • 1 hour of easy walk from the Pass to the campsite
    • Shea Goru campsite is the coldest place on the trek
    • Stay in tent

  • Shia Goru to Chatru trek and drive to Chandratal and back

    • Altitude:- 12,900ft to 13,950ft (Chandratal) to Chatru (11,000ft)
    • 7Km trek which takes around 5hr
    • Easy trail and decend to Chatru
    • water sources on the way
    • Hot lunch at Chatru
    • Drive to Chandratal and back to the campsite (depends on road and weather conditions)
    • Have your dinner and spend overnight at Chatru in tents

  • Chatru to Manali via Atul Tunnel

    • 85km drive which takes around 4-6 hours.
    • Breakfast at Chatru campsite
    • Lunch on the way (not included in the package)
    • Reach Manali around 2 pm. Driving time may increase due to heavy traffic
    • Plan your stay accordingly after reaching Manali


Inclusion

  • Food as per menu on the trek.
  • Tents, Sleeping bags, mats.
  • Transport from Manali to Manali
  • Forest permits and camping fee.
  • Trek guide, cook, support staff
  • Porters/mules to carry trekking equipment.
  • First aid medical kit, oxygen cylinder, and UIAA certified safety equipment.

Exclusion

  • Any kind of personal expenses on the trek.
  • Meal during road journeys.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Any kind of travel insurance.
  • Anything not specified in the inclusion list.

Know Before you go

Note* If you don't want to carry your backpack πŸŽ’ you can give it to porter/Mules🐴, but you have to inform us in advance and have to pay Rs. /- extra per bag for the whole trek.

Things to Know Before You Go on the Trek

● Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains and take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.

● Pay attention to the trek guides and instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound trek.

● One must not expect luxuries. Electricity may be available only at Joshimath.

● The Vasuki Tal trek takes place through an eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering of the local sites or campsites. Travelers littering may be fined.

● The management reserves all the right to modify the Vasuki Tal trek during any emergencies or natural calamities.

● It is recommended to carry enough warm clothes and the right kind of trekking shoes for the trek.

● Children below the age of 7 years are not recommended for the Hampta Pass Trek


Things to Carry

The key to staying comfortable while on an active trip is layering. To get maximum comfort with minimum weight, you need versatile layers that mix and match to create the right amount of insulation, ventilation and weather protection. This gear list has been created to help you choose the proper equipment. Try to bring only what is necessary; this will help you and the field staff.

Required

πŸ‘‰ Thermals - Tops and Bottoms

πŸ‘‰ Day Pack (20L-30L) and Rucksack 50-60L

πŸ‘‰ Bag Rain Cover

πŸ‘‰ Fleece pants

πŸ‘‰ Woolen gloves and woolen cap

πŸ‘‰ Fleece/Wool Jacket or Sweater

πŸ‘‰ Headlamp with Fresh Batteries

πŸ‘‰ Hiking Pants (Warm, Convertible, Quick-Dry, Lightweight)

πŸ‘‰ Woolen Socks (4-5 pairs)

πŸ‘‰ Insulated Jacket

πŸ‘‰ Long Sleeve Shirts (Synthetic, Lightweight)

πŸ‘‰ Rain-Coat/Poncho

πŸ‘‰ Sport Sunglasses and Sun cap

πŸ‘‰ Hiking Boots

πŸ‘‰ Sun Block and Lip Balm

πŸ‘‰ Water Bottles


Optional

βœ– Altimeter

βœ– Camera and Accessories

βœ– Compass

βœ– Ear Plugs

βœ– Glacier Glasses

βœ– Reading and Writing Materials

 


Pick up points

We have a fixed departure point from Nehru Park at the upper end of Mall Road, near Manali Govt Bus station.


Redemption Process

  • After the booking is complete, you will receive an email and SMS consisting of booking details. The details can also be viewed in active bookings page of your account. Just login to your account in our website and access 'active bookings' page in the dashboard.
  • Show the e-voucher or confirmation E-mail at the reception counter; Trees have feelings too, please don’t print this voucher!


FAQ

What is the Hampta Pass Trek Distance?

The average walking distance is 7- 8 km each day and trekkers complete it in 5-7 hrs. The total trek distance is approx. 28 km. Please refer to the Detailed Hampta Pass itinerary for more details.

What kind of food is provided on the Hampta Pass trek?

Vegetarian food will be served throughout the trek. Breakfast varies from bread and butter, semia, poha, cornflakes, etc. Lunch mainly comprises of roti or puri with sabzi. Dinner is complete with Dal, rice, roti, and dessert. A dry ration of biscuits and toffees will be provided as well. You may carry nuts and dry fruits if necessary.

Will there be water sources on the Hampta Pass Trek? How much water should I carry while trekking?

Our campsites are pitched near water sources. For your day’s trek, two liters of water should be enough. On Day 2 and Day 5, you will find one water source to refill your water bottles. Your trek leader will brief you about these before starting the day’s trek.

What is the washroom/toilet facilities like on the Hampta Pass trek?

During the Hampta Pass trek, toilet tents will be set up along each campsite. A toilet tent will have a deep pit, where one can answer nature’s call. There will be a mound of soil and a shovel to cover it up. These are dry toilets, where you’ll have to use toilet paper. This is the most hygienic and convenient way to answer nature’s call in the wild. Please use plain toilet paper and refrain from using wet wipes since these are not biodegradable.

When it gets really cold can I consume alcohol?

Alcohol is dangerous in extreme cold, especially at high altitudes. Contrary to what people believe, alcohol does not make you warmer. Instead, it opens your pores, making your body colder. Moreover, it dehydrates you very quickly. Hence consumption of alcohol is absolutely prohibited on all Nomad Adventures treks. Anyone found with alcohol is quickly removed from the trek. Smoking, similarly, is not allowed on Nomad Adventures treks.

Do I need special snow shoes on this trek?

You don’t need special snowshoes. A good waterproof trekking shoe is sufficient for the trek. When there is snow, we provide micro spikes and gaiters.

Why is the trekking pole necessary?

A trekking pole gives you stability and balance and helps reduce fatigue.

Can I take my child along on this trek?

Yes, as Hampta Pass is an easy to moderate trek, and children between 6-and 8 years and physically fit can do this trek easily.

What kind of vehicle will be there?

Tata Sumo/ Bolero/Max kind of vehicles we arrange and accommodate 6-7 People in a vehicle. For more than 8 we arrange tempo travelers.

Who will be there with us on the trek from Nomad Adventures?

Nomad Adventures team consisting of a qualified Trek leader, trek guides, porters, and cooks will be with you throughout the trek.



Cancellation Policy

  • β€˜No Refunds’ will be provided under any circumstances. No modifications and reschedules will be entertained. In case of a cancellation, 100% of the total amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get canceled. In such cases, the operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However, if you are not compatible with the dates you will get a full refund.
  • The applicable refund amount would reflect in the same account that was used to make the payment at the time of the booking. The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days. Refunds will not be processed in cash.

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