Let your wanderlust take you to the foothills of Majestic Himalayas with Hampta Pass trek. This is one of the most picturesque and enchanting treks in the Manali region of Himachal Pradesh. The ideal trek for beginners who have just discovered their love for trekking. This trek will take you to the altitude of 14000 ft and will give you breathtaking views of the Himalayas.
The trek starts from Manali, a beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh and will take you to different places in the Himalayas. You start your trek entering Jobra- a lush green valley with thick forest. Your first stop will be Chikka- a beautiful small valley. Walk through colourful flower beds and trail which lie between the mountains. You will trek to a scenic valley- Bhalu ka Ghera. You will find yourself standing in the middle of clouds all around you. Feeling all refreshed start walking along the river to Hampta Pass. The wide snow fields will take your breath away. Take in the beauty of Deo Tibba peak which you will see on the way. You will be astounded to see the views after reaching at the top of Hampta Pass. Pack your bags and get ready to trek to the enchanting Hampta Pass!
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Day 01: Manali
Arrive at Manali, check in to hotel or guest house. Spend the day exploring the beauty of Manali on your own. Visit the intriguing Hadimba Temple or take a tour to the beautiful Solang Valley. Stay overnight at Manali.
Day 02: Trek to Chikka via Jobra | 10100 feet
All the participants will leave the base camp by 10 AM with their breakfast and packed lunch to start the trek. We will start with a jeep ride to Jobra. While moving towards Hampta Dam we will get to view the exquisitely beautiful Pine forests, rock faces and trees like Maple, Walnut and Oak. We will trek from Hampta dam till Chikka, which is our campsite for the first day. It takes around 2 hours to complete this part of the trek. The trek is easy with very less ascend. There is a small forest patch and then two wooden bridges to get you to the camp site. Chikka camp site is identified by big boulders and a beautiful waterfall.
Day 03: Chikka - Bhalu Ka Gera | 11900 feet | 5-6 hours trek
Balu Ka Gera is a flat ground amidst the mountains at an elevation of 11,900 ft. Today’s trail will take you through Jwara- a beautiful scenic sheltered valley. After an early breakfast, trek begins from Chikka and walk along the banks of the river to the left. The route will encompass several small waterfalls, lush green meadows and Dhauladhar peaks will be your constant company throughout the hiking hours. We set up our camps and relax for the rest of the day as we slowly reach an altitude of almost 11000 ft.
Day 04: Bhalu Ka Gera - Hampta Pass | 14100 Feet | Back to Bhalu ka Ghera |11900 feet | 8 hours
This is the crowning day of your trip and the most challenging one. The trek is long on this day and should be started at around 7 AM. It would take approximately 4-5 hours to reach the top.
As we start walking towards the mountains from Balu Ka Gera along the river for an hour when the gradient begins, the trail takes you straight towards Hampta Pass. In no time, you will see the first plateau, the magnificent Deo Tibba peak right in front of you. Climb up the ridges as you come closer to Hampta Pass. The climb is vertical and steep which demands concentration and effort, which is all worth at the end. Now at 14,100 ft., you are on top of Hampta Pass with breathtaking views that will leave you in awe. The descent is slightly trickier than the ascent as always. It can vary slightly depending on the snow condition too.
Day 05: On to Jobra | Drive back to Manali | Departure.
On this day your exciting trek comes to an end. Have breakfast and leave for your return journey to Manali.
Duration: 4 Nights / 5 Days
Region: Kullu District
Grade: Easy (Subject to snow conditions)
Maximum Altitude: 14100
Best Time to go: May to October
Departure 1st May till 15th October Every saturday
1). Accommodation in tents at the base camp on sharing basis.
2). Meals while on trek day 1 dinner to day 5 breakfast
4). First aid/medical kits and oxygen cylinder
5). Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff
3).Anything not mentioned under the head inclusions.
4).Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary / stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, road blocks and / or any factors beyond control.
5).The tariff does not include barbecue and activities.
For those on the first time for a trek in Manali, I would suggest the Hampta Pass trek. The services were up to the mark.
I had a great trekking experience. This trek was the best trek ever. I totally loved it. It was a unique and an amazing experience. Recommend to everyone.
Manali has always been my favourite destination and this trekking experience has made me love it even more.