4N /5D

Moderate

26 km

14,000 ft

7500/P + 5% GST

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 Bag Offloading – 2500/p

 Doublre Sharing – 1000/p (Complete trek)

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Nestled at an impressive altitude of 14,000 feet, Hampta Pass in Himachal Pradesh stands as a rare gem among the dramatic pass crossings of the Himalayas. On one side lies the verdant splendor of Kullu Valley, adorned with lush forests, sprawling grasslands, and colorful blooms that line the trail. Contrastingly, on the other side unfolds the stark, almost desolate landscape of Lahaul, characterized by barren mountains and scarce vegetation. Read More

TREK ITINERARY

Day 01: By road from Manali to Jobra, Trek from Jobra to Chika

Stay: Overnight stay in tents at Chikka Campsite

Meal:  Dinner.

Altitude: Manali(11,700 ft) & Chikka (7700 ft).

Distance: By Trek 13 km. By Road 13 km

Time Taken: By Trek 6–7 hrs approx., By Road 1 hr

Embarking on our journey from Manali, our first leg entails a scenic road trip to Jobra, a quaint destination enveloped in the stunning landscapes of the Himalayas. Anticipate a thrilling two-hour drive adorned with 30 hairpin bends, each bend unveiling a new chapter of adventure and awe.

Upon reaching Jobra, our trekking odyssey commences, leading us to the enchanting haven of Chika. As we traverse the trail, a picturesque vista unfolds before our eyes, with the majestic Rani Nallah flowing gracefully through the verdant meadows. Here, amidst the idyllic setting, one can witness the pastoral charm of cows and sheep grazing freely, painting a scene straight out of a fairytale.

Navigating through the lush meadows, flanked by the towering hillsides, we’re presented with a choice: to tread the path along the left side of the hill or opt for the ascent and descent route, both offering their own unique charms. Regardless of the chosen path, our journey culminates at Chika, nestled snugly at the foot of the sprawling meadow.

The campsite at Chika unfolds like a canvas of tranquility, offering a vast expanse of lush greenery that invites weary travelers to rest and rejuvenate. With the serene Rani River meandering nearby, it provides the perfect backdrop for setting up our camps, where the soothing sounds of nature lull us into a state of peaceful bliss. As we settle amidst the natural splendor, let’s immerse ourselves in the unparalleled beauty of this Himalayan sanctuary, where every step unveils a new facet of awe-inspiring magnificence.

Day 2: From Chika to Balu ka Ghera Through Trek

Stay: Overnight stay in tents at Balu ka ghera Campsite

Meal:  Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.

Altitude: Manali(11,700 ft) & Chikka (7700 ft).

Distance: By Trek 13 km. 

Time Taken: By Trek 6–7 hrs approx.

Trek Grade: Gradual

As the morning sun gently illuminates the landscape, indulge in a wholesome breakfast by the serene river, graciously flowing on your right-hand side. Embarking on the next leg of our journey, we navigate through rugged terrain, yet the trek remains relatively manageable.

Our path leads us through a dense forest adorned with vibrant Rhododendron trees, offering a refreshing respite amidst the lush greenery. Against the backdrop of the snow-capped peaks of Dhauladhar, cascading waterfalls dot the landscape, adding to the allure of the trek.

Crossing a tranquil river to reach the opposite bank, we’re greeted by a breathtaking sight: a kaleidoscope of multicolored flowers adorning the meadows. Our destination, Balu ka Ghera, awaits at a campsite nestled amidst mounds and sand-covered expansis. As we approach, the terrain gradually levels, offering a welcome reprieve as we prepare to rest and recharge amidst the pristine beauty of the Himalayas.

Day 03: Trek from Balu ka Ghera to Shea Goru Via Hampta pass

Stay: Overnight stay in tents at Balu ka ghera Campsite

Meal:  Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.

Altitude: Manali(11,700 ft) & Chikka (7700 ft).

Distance: By Trek 13 km. 

Time Taken: By Trek 6–7 hrs approx.

Trek Grade: Gradual

Indulge in a comforting cup of hot tea alongside your breakfast to kickstart the day’s adventures. Our trek unfolds in two distinct halves: first, from Balu ka Ghera to Hampta Pass, and then from Hampta Pass to Shea Goru.

The initial leg from Balu ka Ghera to Hampta Pass entails a steady ascent along moderately steep slopes, culminating in the breathtaking vistas of Hampta Pass. As we ascend, the trail meanders alongside the river, offering mesmerizing views of delicate orange and yellow blooms adorning the landscape.

The climb to Hampta Pass presents a vertical challenge, rewarding us with panoramic views from the summit. Take a moment to soak in the awe-inspiring scenery before commencing the descent, which requires careful navigation due to its steep nature.

Upon reaching the valley floor, the trail leads us to the tranquil haven of Siagoru, nestled serenely along the riverside. As we settle into our campsite, surrounded by the soothing sounds of flowing water, let’s reflect on the day’s journey and prepare for the adventures that lie ahead.

Day 04: Shea Goru to Chatru and Drive to Chandratal and back to Chatru

Stay: Overnight stay in tents at Balu ka ghera Campsite

Meal:  Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.

Altitude: Manali(11,700 ft) & Chikka (7700 ft).

Distance: By Trek 13 km. 

Time Taken: By Trek 6–7 hrs approx.

Trek Grade: Gradual

As we continue our trek, the terrain transitions to a downhill descent, requiring extra caution as we navigate the path. The trail closely follows the river valley, offering uninterrupted views of the surrounding mountains. Unlike the forested hills we traversed earlier, this section reveals barren landscapes devoid of vegetation, showcasing a stark yet mesmerizing beauty.

As we progress, we encounter two glaciers that must be crossed, adding an element of adventure to our journey. Upon navigating the second glacier, we gradually approach Chatru, with the tranquil waters of the Chandra River flowing alongside. This picturesque setting serves as a serene backdrop to our trek, inviting us to immerse ourselves in the natural splendor of the Himalayas and savor every moment of our expedition. The other side of the glacier is Chatru, the next camping zone. choose the location  that has the river running around. 

Chatru is a magnificent camping site ; it is a consensus of the three passes, Hampta, Rohtang and Spiti. The location is just about another two hours away.

Note: Discover the breathtaking beauty of Chandratal Lake, affectionately dubbed the “moon lake,” on either Day 4 or Day 5 of your journey. The mesmerizing azure hue of its waters casts a spellbinding effect on the surrounding landscape. Situated 45 km from the Chatru campsite, reaching Chandratal is contingent upon favorable road and weather conditions during the summer season. However, if conditions are unfavorable, you may need to navigate directly through Chatru en route to Manali, necessitating the omission of Chandratal from your itinerary.

Day 05: Chatru to Manali

On your final day, your journey from Chatru to Manali will include a scenic drive through Rohtang Pass, allowing you to savor the mountain vistas one last time before descending to the plains below.

Your return trip from the Chatru campsite to Manali is scheduled for Day 5. Following this memorable 7-hour drive, reminiscing about the mountains, you will arrive in Manali at nightfall. If all goes smoothly, there’s a chance for an evening journey to Delhi post-6:00 PM, ensuring efficient travel arrangements.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ'S)

1. When is the best time to do the Hampta Pass Trek?

 

 

The best time to do the Hampta Pass Trek is from mid-June to mid-September offers the best window of opportunity to experience the Hampta Pass Trek with favorable weather conditions, stunning landscapes, and safer trekking conditions. During this time, the weather is generally pleasant and favorable for trekking. Days are mostly sunny with clear skies, and temperatures range from mild to moderately cool, making it comfortable for Trekking. Roads leading to the base camp of the trek are generally accessible during this time, facilitating easier travel to and from the starting point of the trek.

2. Is prior trekking experience required for the Hampta Pass Trek?

 

 

 

While prior trekking experience is not mandatory, it is advisable to have some level of fitness and stamina. Beginners can also undertake this trek with proper preparation and guidance. While it does have moderate difficulty, beginners with reasonable fitness levels and determination can successfully complete the trek. 

3.How difficult is the Hampta Pass Trek?

 

 

 

The difficulty level of the Hampta Pass Trek is considered moderate. While it’s not overly technical, the trek does involve some challenging sections, including steep ascents and descents, rocky terrain, and high altitude. Trekkers should be prepared for long hours of walking each day, varying weather conditions, and the potential for altitude-related issues. However, with proper physical fitness, mental preparation, and acclimatization, both beginners and experienced trekkers can successfully complete the Hampta Pass Trek.

4. What is the duration and how long is Hampta Pass Trek?

 

The Hampta Pass Trek typically takes around 6 days to complete, depending on the itinerary chosen. This includes trekking days, acclimatization, and travel to and from the Manali. 

 

In terms of distance, the total length of the Hampta Pass Trek is approximately 25 to 30 kms. Trekkers cover this distance over the course of the trek, traversing through diverse terrain, including forests, meadows, and rocky slopes, before reaching the spectacular Hampta Pass at an altitude of around 14,100 feet (4,298 meters) above sea level.

5.Will there be electricity at the campsites on the trek?

 

 

 Electricity is unavailable throughout the trek. The only opportunity to recharge your phone or camera batteries is in Manali before and after the trek. Therefore, use your electronic devices sparingly. Ensure your batteries are fully charged before departing from your hotel and limit the use of electronic equipment.

Additionally, please be mindful that cold temperatures can deplete batteries more quickly. Consider carrying extra batteries or a power bank for backup.

6. Is Hampta pass trek safe?

 

 

 

The Hampta Pass Trek is renowned for its safety and accessibility, particularly during the window from mid-June to mid-September when it’s one of the few trekking options available. It stands out as one of the safest high-altitude pass treks in India. While there are few challenging sections along the trail, such as stream crossings and the descent from the pass, overall, the trek is known for its manageable terrain and minimal risks.

7. Is a mobile network available in Hampta Pass trek?

 

 

 

 

 Embarking on an exciting trek from Manali? Brace yourself for a total network blackout. It’s crucial to inform your family about the limited connectivity in the mountains. Stay in touch by sharing the contact information of your Trek coordinator, who will offer essential updates throughout your journey.

8. What should I pack for the Hampta pass trek?

 

 

 

For the Hampta Pass Trek, it’s important to pack wisely to ensure you have all the essential items for a safe and enjoyable journey. 

 

  1. Clothing:

    • Moisture-wicking base layers

    • Insulating layers (fleece jacket or down jacket)

    • Waterproof and windproof outer shell jacket

    • Trekking pants (quick-drying)

    • Thermal underwear (for cold nights)

    • Warm hat and gloves

    • Sun hat or cap

    • Sunglasses with UV protection

    • Spare socks (wool or synthetic)

    • Comfortable Trekking Shoes with good ankle support

    • Poncho 

  2. Gear and Equipment:

    • Backpack with rain cover

    • Trekking poles

    • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries

    • Water bottles or hydration system

  3. Personal Items:

    • Personal identification and permits

    • First-aid kit (including medications, blister treatments, and basic supplies)

    • Sunscreen with high SPF

    • Lip balm with SPF

    • Insect repellent

    • Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, etc.)

    • Quick-dry towel

    • Toilet paper and trowel (for wilderness hygiene)

  4. Food and Snacks:

    • High-energy snacks (nuts, dried fruits, energy bars)

    • Electrolyte powder or sports drinks (for hydration)

  5. Miscellaneous:

    • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories

    • Notebook and pen

    • Map and compass or GPS device

    • Plastic bags or dry sacks (for waterproofing gear)

    • Cash (for emergencies or purchasing items along the way)

SAFETY PROTOCOL AT RH

Roopkund Heaven ensures the safety and well-being of its trekkers through a comprehensive approach:

Experienced Guides:Our treks are led by experienced and certified guides who are familiar with the terrain, weather conditions, and emergency procedures. They provide guidance and support throughout the trek to ensure the safety of all participants. Read More

Basic Gears

Footwear and Backpack
Trekking shoes with ankle support
Backpack with rain cover
Daypack with rain cover 

Warm Layers and Clothing
Warm layers (Padded jackets )
3 layers for spring, summer, and monsoon treks (1 woolen sweater, 1 fleece, 1 padded jacket)
4 layers for autumn treks (1 woolen sweater, 2 fleece, 1 padded jacket)
5 layers for winter treks (1 pair of thermals, 1 woolen sweater, 2 fleece, 1 padded jacket)
3 Collared T-shirts (Wear one, carry two)
2 quick-dry trek pants (Wear one, carry one)

Accessories
Sunglasses
Sun cap, preferably with flaps
Waterproof gloves
Balaclava
Woolen socks (2-3 pairs of Dry fit + 1 pair of Woollen)
Headlamp
Trekking pole
Rain jacket + pants / poncho 

Toiletries:
Sunscreen
Moisturiser
Light towel
Lip balm or vaseline
Toilet paper (Wet wipes are strictly not allowed on our treks)
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Reusable plastic covers (for used clothes)
Trash bags ( Carry out all your waste and leave no trace behind)

Personal First Aid Kit

Here are some common medicines typically required or used during adventure trips. However, it’s important to consult your doctor before taking any medication:
• Antiseptic wipes or water syringe for wound cleaning
• Butterfly bandages for small cuts
• Cotton, elastic bandages, and sterile gauze pads for larger wounds
• Latex gloves for handling bleeding wounds
• Medication for diarrhea (upset stomach)
• Medication for cold, flu, fever, and headaches
• Painkillers
• Oral rehydration solution (ORS) pouches
• Quick pain relief spray for external use
• Any personal medication prescribed by your doctor
• Diamox or similar medication for high altitude sickness
• Bug repellent
• Nutritious energy bars and non-alcoholic drinks

Inclusion

✅ Stay is included on all days of the trek ( from Manali to Manali ). You will be staying in tents on a triple  sharing basis.

✅ Transport charges from Manali to Manali and return.

✅ All meals from dinner on Day 1 to tea and coffee on Day 5 are included. Meals are simple, nutritious and vegetarian.

✅ All the trek equipment will be included like a sleeping bag, kitchen & dining tent, utensils, mattress, tent, toilet tent, and crampon (if needed).

✅ First aid medical kits, oxygen cylinder and stretcher.

✅ All fuel charges, toll taxes and needed forest entry fees along with permits.

✅ Mountaineering qualified and professional trek leader, guide, cook and support staff.

Exclusion

 Any air/bus/rail fare

 Any other meals not mentioned in package inclusions

❌ Any other destination not mentioned in itinerary

❌ Any personal expenses such as laundry, room service, mini bar, telephone etc.

❌ Guide charges/boating charges/entrance fees for any sightseeing

❌ Any services or activity charges other than those included in inclusions

❌ Supplementary cost for festival period, long weekend or peak season

❌ Entry Fee to Any Monument, Park, Museum, Monastery or any other visiting places.

❌ Airfare, Train Fare, Insurance Premium etc.

❌ Government Service Tax as applicable on the above rates

❌ Personal expenses on items such as Laundry, Soft & Hard Drinks, Bottle Water, Incidentals, Porterage, and Bell-  Boy charges, Tips etc.

How To Reach?

By Train: The nearest major railway station to Jobra is Chandigarh Junction. From Chandigarh, you can take a bus or hire a taxi to reach Manali. From Manali, Jobra village is approximately 3 hours away by road. Alternatively, you can take a train to Pathankot Junction, which is about 300 km from Manali, and then take a taxi or bus to Manali.

 

By Air: The nearest airport to Jobra is Bhuntar Airport in Kullu, which is about 50 km from Manali. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Manali. Once in Manali, you can take a taxi or local bus to reach Jobra village.

 

By Bus: There are several government and private buses available from major cities in Himachal Pradesh such as Shimla, Kullu, and Manali, that go to Jobra. You can also take a bus from Delhi to Manali and then take a local bus or taxi to reach Jobra village.

Best Time To Do?

While Hampta Pass presents a high-altitude trekking opportunity, it remains accessible for nearly six months annually. Optimal conditions prevail from June through September, with the possibility of extending into October.

While some brave the trek as early as mid-May, the abundant snow cover may impede comfortable passage across the pass. Even during the prime months of June to September, the trekking experience varies month by month.

Hampta Pass in June:

In June, anticipate encountering substantial snowfall from Balu Ka Ghera onwards along the route. Ample snow coverage begins shortly after the Balu Ka Ghera camp and continues all the way to the pass. Snowfall persists even as you descend on the Lahaul side, with considerable depth on both sides of the pass. Additionally, patches of snow may still be present on the flats leading to the grassy camp of Shea Goru. The narrow valley leading up to Hampta Pass restricts sunlight exposure, contributing to the sustained snow levels, even into late June. Expect significant snow depth owing to these conditions.

Hampta Pass in July and August

In July, as the snow begins to melt rapidly, it persists in substantial patches on the higher reaches of the pass. However, from mid-July onward, a different kind of enchantment unfolds. WE would definitely like to tell you  “Those who have ventured on the Hampta Pass trek surely recall the sight of long, pink flowers adorning the valley, known as ‘distorts.’ Additionally, July marks the beginning of the flowering season, showcasing a plethora of blooms such as marigolds and blue poppies. “The onset of monsoon showers rejuvenates the valley, leading to the emergence of wildflowers throughout the lush green belt on the Kullu side. At times, trekkers may find themselves navigating through a colorful bed of wildflowers lining the trail.

Hampta Pass in September

If there’s an ideal time for the trek, it’s from mid-July to late August. During this period, the grasslands boast vibrant green hues, while slopes come alive with the sway of wildflowers. However, expect cloudy skies and occasional showers, as the monsoon season prevails until mid-September.

After mid-September, the skies gradually clear, unveiling the striking early autumn colors that adorn the slopes surrounding Hampta Pass. This period showcases the pass at its most vibrant, with stunning sunrises and sunsets painting the backdrop against snow-clad mountains set against deep blue skies. It’s an idyllic time for the trek.

 

Departure Dates

June-2024

11 June 2024 – FULL

14 June 2024 – OPEN

21 June 2024 – OPEN

28 June 2024 – OPEN

July-2024

5 June – OPEN

12 June – OPEN

19 June – OPEN

26 June -OPEN

August- 2024

2 August – OPEN

9 August – OPEN

13 August – OPEN

23 August – OPEN

20 August – OPEN

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