Location – Manali
Start Point/End Point: Manali Bus Stand
Start Time/End Time: The trek start at 10:00 AM on day 1 and ends at around 03:00 PM on day 5.
About Hampta Pass:
Hampta Pass trek is giving each adventure lover an option to discover the unique landscape on the Manali side in Himachal Pradesh. From the top, you will witness the magnificent view of a different world below, the beautiful yet deserted Lahaul. The panoramic sweep of the valley from the summit will be a sight that will not leave you forever.
About the Hampta Pass Trek:
The Hampta Pass trek has the starting point as Manali. From Manali, you will be taken to Jobra and then to Chika located at a height of about 10,100 feet. The route will have plenty of greenery, River Rani and the mountainous stretches on one side. When you climb up to reach Balu ka Ghera from Chika, On this impressive journey catch the first glimpses of the mighty towers in Dhauladhar Ranges occupy the entire frame with meadows and flower-filled valleys. What awaits you next are the gradual slopes until you reach the mighty Hampta Pass and on the way, Hampta Village will be your host for some time. Discover the serene calmness that surrounds the valley.
The ultimate destination of the trek is the beautiful Chandratal located amidst the pristine surroundings dominated by the white peaks and clouds above. A confluence of three paths – Hampta Pass, Spiti, and Rohtang Pass and the green paradise will accompany you to achieve the height of about 14,100ft.
The whole experience will be beautifully driven by our experienced and well trained guides along with the porters and kitchen staff. The team will also help you in allotting your dome tents for each night for to keep you hassle free so that you can just enjoy the beauty of the places without getting into any operational stuff.
Arrival in Manali and you are free to visit local sight seeing desitnations.
After a wholesome breakfast at Manali, you will drive to Jobra from where the trek originates. At this transfer point, receive briefing from your trip leader and gear for an easy ascent of 10,400ft to Chika
It’s an easy trek to the Chika campsite on the banks of Rani Nallah, a 2 km trek that walks you into a mixed forest of pine, green maple and birch trees
With the mesmerizing topography of the Himachal coming into play, you barely realize the climb. While trekking, walk along River Rani who introduces the surroundings of big rocky hills in absolute splendor
Stay in dome tents.
Leave from Chika campsite on yet another easy day. Though you would trek for barely 5hrs, the journey is beyond impressive.
Feel the reality of being in the Himalayan region as you catch the first glimpse of the outer Himalayan chain of mountains as the Dhauladhar ranges begin to appear.
Commonly referred to as The White Range, you’ll notice the mighty towers occupy the entire frame with meadows and flower filled valleys dotted for company.
Arrive at Balu ka Ghera. Settle down at this base for the day. Have lunch and spend the rest of the time, loosing yourself in an ambiance which will take your breath away.
Day 3 is one where you get to experience the barren landscape of the Himalayas in the Lahul and Spiti Valley. Such a variety in one region is what makes the Hampta Pass Trekking most attractive especially among amateurs.
Start your day with steep ascend till the Pass. Enjoy a beautiful panoramic view from the top and then start descending towards the next campsite.
Discover the serene calmness that surround the valley, you might meet shepherds at this high altitude pass who visit the valley to nourish their sheep with the special grass that grows around the area.
After a brief stopover at Hampta village, which gives the pass its name, you’ll begin the descent to the base camp at Siagoru.
Earn the well deserved rest here after the 8hr long journey as you halt for the night.
Massive Pir Panjal Ranges, Chandra Tal
This day will prove to be a fairly simple expedition around the Himalayas. After breakfast, begin an easy descent through the Hampta Valley.
Find the group of Pir Panjal ranges of the inner Himalayan circle appear ahead of you. This dominating landscape trails along with you all through Spiti till you arrive at the base camp at Chatru.
Enjoy the spectacular view of a high altitude cold desert at Spiti Valley.
Post your brief interaction with yet another natural beauty of the Himalayas, head to Chatru. A confluence of three paths – Hampta Pass, Spiti, and Rohtang Pass, this green paradise in the barren cold desert is like a breath of fresh air.
You’ll drive to Chandratal, a moon shaped alpine lake located at an altitude of 14,100ft. One of the most enchanting lakes in this region, it is here that you’ll fall head over heels in love with the Himalayas.
Find yourself become one with nature as the lake’s placid waters throw open a vista of reflections of the enveloping Himalayan peaks.
It is the day when your Hampta pass trekking adventure comes to an end.
After breakfast, traverse the high altitude pass that connects the humid Kullu Valley and the arid Lahaul and Spiti Valley covering Rohtang Tunnel.
Arrive at Manali and disperse for your homeward journey with a bag full of memories.
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