TREKKERS PARADISE MANALI HAS SOME OF THE BEST TREKS TO EXPLORE. BE IT PIR PARVATI, DEO TIBBA OR BHRIGU LAKE TREK ALL HAVE SOME UNIQUENESS AND TOUGHNESS. WHILE HAMPTA PASS TREK IS ONE OF THOSE EASY TREK THAT ANYONE WITH A BIT OF TREKKING EXPERIENCE CAN CONQUER EASILY. THE GREAT PIR PANJAL RANGE, CHANDRA TAL AND HIGH ALTITUDE PASSES MAKE HAMPTA PASS TREK ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER TREKS IN INDIA.
THE BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF VALLEY, MEETING SHEPHERDS AT HIGH ALTITUDE AND LOT OTHER OTHER THINGS WHICH MAKES THIS TREK ONE OF A KIND. STARTING FROM MANALI AND REACHING UP TO 14000 FT IT IS A JOY ADVENTURES RIDE.

FACTS ABOUT HAMPTA PASS TREK

  • Difficulty level: Easy to moderate
  • Max altitude: 14000FT
  • Total distance: 35km
  • Trek duration: 5 days
  • Location: MANALI, Himachal
  • nearest railway: Joginder Nagar

SUGGESTED ITINERARY FOR HAMPTA PASS TREK

DAY 1

REACH MANALI AND DRIVE TOWARDS JOBRA. THE DRIVE FROM MANALI TO JOBRI IS AROUND 2 HOURS AND IS VERY SCENIC RIDE. FROM JOBRA YOU WILL HAVE TO REACH CHIKA. JOBRA IS STARTING POINT OF THIS TREK AND CHIKA WILL BE OUR FIRST BASE CAMP TONIGHT.

DAY 2

FIRST DAY WAS A EASY TREK, NOW STARTS SOME ADVENTURE. WAKE UP EARLY AND HAVE SOME GOOD BREAKFAST. TODAY’S DESTINATION WILL BE BALU KA GERA WHICH IS 8 KM FROM CHIKA. IN THIS JOURNEY YOU WILL SEE THE MAJESTIC DHAULADHAR RANGES , FLOWER FILLED MEADOWS AND DEEP VALLEYS. AFTER TREKKING FOR 5 HOURS YOU WILL REACH BALU KA GERA . CAMP HERE TONIGHT AS IT IS VERY CLOSE TO HAMPTA PASS TREK. EXPLORE BALU KA GERA, AS IT IS YOUR HOME TODAY.

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DAY 3

THE D-DAY, TODAY WE WILL TREK TOWARDS HAMPTA PASS. FROM BALU KA GERA WE WILL HEAD TOWARDS SIAGORU WHICH IS AT 13000 FT. DAY 3 IS WHEN YOU EXPERIENCE RAW LAHUL AND THE FAMOUS SPITI VALLEY. TREKKING FOR FEW MORE HOURS AND YOU SEE HAMPTA PASS, A SPECIAL GRASS ALSO GROWS HERE AND THAT’S WHY YOU CAN SEE SHEPHERDS HERE. IT WILL TAKE AROUND 8 HOURS TO REACH FROM BALU KA GERA TO SIAGORU VIA HAMPTA PASS. REACH TO TONIGHT’S CAMP IN SIAGORU

DAY 4

FROM HERE YOU HAVE 2 OPTIONS, REACH CHATRU AND HEAD OUT FOR MANALI OR REACH CHATRU AND VISIT CHANDRATAL. WHAT WE DID WAS WE VISITED CHANDRATAL AS HOW OFTEN DO YOU TREK IN HAMPTA VALLEY, ITS A ONE TIME CHANCE. DESCENT THROUGH HAMPTA VALLEY, AND SEE PIR PANJAL RANGE AHEAD OF YOU. THESE TRAILS WILL LEAD YOU TO CHATRU. CHATRU IS A CONFLUENCE OF THREE PATHS – HAMPTA PASS, ROHTANG AND SPITI. FROM HERE YOU CAN DRIVE TOWARDS CHANDRATAL WHICH IS A ALPINE SHAPED LAKE LOCATED AT A HEIGHT OF 14000 FT.

DAY 5

START VERY EARLY FROM CHANDRATAL, DRIVE FROM CHANDRA TAL TO MANALI VIA ROHTANG PASS. AND HERE YOUR TRIP COMES TO AN END.

HAMPTA PASS TREK


HOW TO REACH HAMPTA PASS

BY ROAD

IF YOU ARE STARTING FROM DELHI, DRIVE TOWARDS SONIPAT –AMBALA, FROM AMBALA — FATEHGARH SAHIB. FROM HERE GO TO ROOPNAGAR — SWARGHAT — BILASPUR– MANDI. FROM MANDI — KULLU AND THEN MANALI. MANALI WILL BE YOUR STARTING POINT OF THE TREK.

BY TRAIN

NEAREST RAILWAY IS CHANDIGARH FROM WHERE YOU CAN HIRE CAB OR BUS FOR MANALI.

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BY AIR

NEAREST AIRPORT IS BHUNTAR WHICH IS 50 KM AWAY FROM MANALI. YOU CAN HIRE TAXI FROM BHUNTAR FOR MANALI

SOME COMMON FAQ’S

HOW DIFFICULT IS HAMPTA PASS TREK?

IT IS RELATIVELY A MODERATE TREK, IF YOU ARE A BEGINNER THIS TREK COULD BE A LITTLE TRICKY FOR YOU . WHILE FOR MOST TREKKERS IT WILL BE A FUN ADVENTURE RATHER THAN A TOUGH NIGHTMARE.

HOW LONG IS HAMPTA PASS TREK?

THE TOTAL LENGTH OF HAMPTA PASS TREK IS 35 KM WHICH TAKES YOU TO BEAUTIFUL VALLEYS AND SNOW CAPPED MOUNTAINS.

HOW TO REACH HAMPTA PASS?

TO SUMMARISE OUR ITINERARY :- MANALI – JOBRA – CHIKA – BALU KA GHERA – SIAGORU – CHATRU – CHANDRATAL – ROHTANG – MANALI.

WHEN DOES HAMPTA PASS OPEN?

HAMPTA PASS STAYS OPEN FROM MAY TO OCTOBER.

WHERE WILL BE THE NEAREST ATM?

NEAREST ATM WILL BE MANALI, AFTER MANALI YOU WON’T FIND ATM’S.

TREKKER EXPERIENCE-

HAMPTA PASS IS SURLEY ONE OF THOSE TREKS WHICH ARE LESS DEMANDING YET GIVING YOU SOME OF THE MOST PICTURESQUE MOUNTAINS ALL AROUND. DHAULADHAR RANGE, PIR PANJAL ,KULLU VALLEY ALL MAKES THIS TREK SO EXCITING. FOR A BEGINNER IT CAN BE HIS TESTING GROUNDS, A AWAKE MIND WILL EASILY PASS THROUGH THESE TOUGH TREKS.

THIS BLOG HAS ALSO FEATURED IN OUR LIST OF TOP 10 TREKS IN HIMACHAL SEE HERE.

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