Hampta Pass Trek Overview

If you want to add trekking to your bucket list, one of Himachal Pradesh's most breathtaking trekking options is Hampta Pass, which is located at an elevation of 14,010 feet in the lush green valley of Kullu & Chandra. Part of the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas, this beautiful pass is also known as Himachal's Valley of Flowers. Since this trek has a moderate level of difficulty, the Hampta Pass trek is a wonderful experience for both beginners and experienced hikers.

With forests, grasslands, and blooming flowers on one side of your walk and the beautiful, green Kullu Valley on the other, a few hours of walking on the Hampta Pass trek trail results in a striking transformation in the scenery. The scenic wealth of natural beauty that surrounds the trail is so magnificent at every turn that it will make up for any difficulty you face during your rough trekking journey.

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  • Traverse rugged mountain trails and witness the majestic beauty of the Himalayas unfold before your eyes as you take on the Hampta Pass trek

  • Indulge in the thrill of navigating through narrow gorges, river streams and the untouched wilderness of the Himalayan landscape

  • Marvel at the beautiful crescent shaped Chandratal Lake and spend some time soaking in the panoramic vistas of snow-capped peaks

  • Witness the beautiful confluence of 3 passes Hampta, Rohtang and Spiti, a surreal treat to the eyes
  • Get a chance to explore the distinct Buddhist culture of the inhabitants of Sethan who are original migrants from Tibet and Spiti Valley.
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Must Know Before You Go
  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  • The management reserves all the right to modify the trek during any emergencies or natural calamities.
  • It is recommended to carry enough warm clothes and the right kind of shoes for the trek.
  • Water is very precious, so conservation is appreciated.
  • Avoid using earphones during the trek; this might hinder your audibility.
  • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations.
  • In case, the trek needs to be cancelled, the authorities should be informed beforehand.
  • Guidelines issued by the State-Government is to be followed. Social distancing to be maintained. Frequent hand sanitisation and use of mask recommended.
  • Please provide a valid ID at the time of check-in.
  • The exact location will be shared with you post-booking.
  • Professional guide(s) are available to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek.
  • Neat and clean vehicle for the journey with experienced driver especially for hilly terrains available.
  • All the activities depend upon the weather.
  • Camping is very basic in nature. One must not expect luxuries. Electricity may be available only at a few locations.
  • Mobile & laptop charging points may/may not be available on campsites at a common point.
  • Carry dry snacks/food from home (you will save a lot of money). Carry water bottles with you, so that you can refill.
  • Keep your luggage minimum; the more you carry, the more you hassle.
  • The trek takes place through an eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites. Travellers littering may be fined.
  • Pay heed to the trek leader and guide in order to enjoy a safe and sound trek.
  • Children below the age of 7 years are not recommended for Hampta Pass trek.
  • Any personal expenses, items of personal nature, meals not mentioned, etc. will not be in part of the Hampta Pass trek package.
  • Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Thrillophilia'' reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which Thrilllophilia or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. Thrillophilia reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like a change in flight and train schedule, cancellation of flights/1trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, roadblocks, etc. will not be accommodated in the package cost. No bill will be reimbursed for any missed service/facility.
  • During a trip, in case the roads are blocked due to landslides or a reason that is beyond control, Thrillophilia will rearrange the itinerary for the travellers real-time, however, the cost of alternative accommodation will be borne by the customer as the hotels pre-booked execute their cancellation policies and are nonrefundable.
  • Because of any reason natural or personal, if the Trek or a particular activity is not completed, no refund will be processed.
  • The difference in the cost shall be borne by the client in case of any amendment in the package due to change in the number of guests, hotel change, itinerary change, etc.
  • If in case any traveller wants to or decides to leave the trip in the middle, all the expenses from that point onwards will be borne by the traveller. Neither the operator nor Thrillophilia will be held responsible for such decisions or for any refund.
  • The refund or compensation is also not issued if for any reason you have to come down from the trek. The trek leader may send you down from the trek, owing to reasons like lack of fitness, AMS, blood pressure, turn-around-time, health issues, or if you are found smoking/ drinking, or breaking the rules of the trek. refund or compensation are issued only when the whole trek is cancelled or called off on behalf of Thrillophilia.
  • At Thrillophilia, we almost never call off or cancel our treks. But in the rare event we might have to call off or cancel a trek due to any unforeseen natural catastrophes like continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity or other issues like local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any such situations that might prevent a safe trekking experience. In such cases, Thrillophilia will issue a Credit note summing up to the same amount as your trek fee that can be redeemed on any of the treks over a period of the next year.
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Quick Facts for Hampta Pass Trek

Quick Facts for Hampta Pass Trek

State - Himachal Pradesh

Duration - 5 Days & 4 Nights

Elevation - 4,270 meters or 14,100 feet

Duration - 5 days

Difficulty Level- Moderate

Starts at - Manali

Ends at - Manali

Base Camp- Jobra

Nearest railway station - Pathankot

Nearest airport - Bhuntar

Hampta Pass Trek Itinerary

In your Hampta Pass Trek package, during your 5 day Journey you will experience the thrills of trekking through the Himalayan terrains and also experience the beauty of the Pir Panjal Ranges of Himalayas. Below is the detailed itinerary of your Hampta Pass Trek.

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Day 1

Drive: From Manali to Jobra

Trek: From Jobra to Chika

Trek Distance: 2 kms

Duration: 2-3 hours

Elevation: 10,100 ft

  1. Once you reach Manali, meet your Hampta Pass Trek representative there.You will drive to Jobra, the starting point for the Hampta pass hiking, after a sumptuous breakfast in Manali.

  2. Get a briefing from your trek leader and gear up for your climb to Chika.To reach the Chika campground on the banks of Rani Nallah, you only need to make a short hike through a mixed forest of birch, maple, and pine trees.

  3. You hardly notice the difficulty of hiking as the captivating terrain of Himachal Pradesh comes into play.

  4. Trek along River Rani, as you see your surrounding area's massive rocky hills in all their splendor.

  5. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the Chika tents.

Why is the Hampta Pass mentioned in the Indian Mythology?

According to ancient literature, when the Pandavas made their way to heaven they traveled on the route through Hampta Pass. Yudhishthira, the eldest of the Pandavas in the Mahabharata epic, is thought to have been taken to heaven in his mortal form from Chandratal. That is why we refer to the journey across the Hampta Pass to Chandratal as the "Stairway to Heaven''.

Know Before You Go to Hampta Pass Trek

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Important Tips for Trekkers

ATM facility: The last ATM during your whole journey will be at Manali. So, make sure you carry enough cash with yourself to pay for any purchases you make during the journey.

Mobile Connectivity: There is little to no mobile network as you reach higher during your journey. The last network connectivity of the mobile network is Prini after leaving Prini the network terminates.

Minimum Weight: Since you need to carry your own backpacks during the trek, you are advised to carry minimum weight . You should avoid carrying any unnecessary item in your luggage as too much weight will make your journey difficult.

Documents: Carry your personal documents with you such as ID cards, any prescriptions given by the doctor and other necessary documents in case of any medical emergency or other emergency during the trek.

What to Pack for Hampta Pass Trek?

Foot Gear
Hand Gear
Head Gear
Personal Belongings
  • 4 to 5 t-shirts
  • Insulated jacket
  • Fleece T-shirt
  • Trek Pants
  • Woolen gloves
  • Windbreaker

Why to Go Hampta Pass Trek?

Hampa Trek is a trek which offers different aspects of hiking in one single package. Steep rocky terrains , sparkling glaciers and waterfalls, spiky mountain ranges, absolutely gorgeous camping sites — the Hampta Pass Trek route offers you a crisp motley of magnificent panoramic view of the valley. Not only does the trek provide scenic beauty but it also provides trekkers the adventure and thrill of trekking in snow and sloppy terrains.

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What is the best time to go on the Hampta Pass trek?

    Mid-June to mid-October are the best time to visit Hampta pass trek. In the early part of the season, there's a possibility to see some snow on the high passes, but by August, it's all gone. In the Kullu-Manali valley, rain is predicted throughout the monsoon season, whereas the sun will be shining as normal in Spiti.

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