Enchanting destination in Manali region of Himachal Pradesh, Hampta Pass Trek lures people for its green carpet mountains in summer and snow-capped mountains in winter. The trek has open meadows, splendid forests, attractive trails and of course great landscape views. The ideal trek for beginners, Hampta Valley Snow Trek will take you to the altitude of 14,000 ft and will give you breathtaking views of the Himalayas.
The trek starts from Old Manali, and will take you to different places in the Himalayas. You will first drive to Prini, from where your trek will start to Sethan Village. After an overnight stay in Sethan, you will leave for Chikka, a beautiful small valley, the next morning. You will be thrilled and overwhelmed to walk through colourful flower beds and trail which lie between the mountains.
Nevertheless, you will start feeling all refreshed and rejuvenated once you start for the return journey. So don’t wait, pack your bags and get ready to trek to the enchanting Hampta Valley Snow Trek! There are various exciting treks near Manali, but if you wish to trek in winters, look no further than Hampta Pass Trek.
Day 1: Explore Old Manali
On reaching the base camp, you can spend the time at your own leisure. You can also explore the old lanes of Manali, where the hippy cafes, and the melodious streets will give your liberating vibes. You must explore the diverse food variety available there, it is really scrumptious in terms of taste. Stay at the campsite for the night.
Day 2: Drive to Prini. Trek from Prini to Sethan Village. (3hrs- 4hrs)
Today morning, you will wake up and get freshen up to get ready for the trek to Sethan Village. At first, you will have your breakfast as you would drain your energy for the next couple of hours. You will drive to Prini, from where you will start the trek. You will come across the beautiful terrain of forest and relaxing fresh air will around to take you to the oblivion. Take in the majestic vibes of the city.
On reaching, you will at an altitude of 8858 feet. The village in winters is totally covered in snow, and it becomes practically impossible to move beyond this Buddhist town. You will be thrilled to see the massive Dhauladhar ranges and the gushing river Beas flowing adjacent to it. You will get a cosy guesthouse to sleep and settle yourself. You must explore the village and later you can have dinner, post which you must rest so that you can enjoy the final destination.
Day 3: Trek from Sethan Village towards Chika in Hampta Valley (4hrs-5hrs)
Rise and shine because it is the final trek time. Post breakfast, you will leave for the pristine trek to Chika, nestled in Hampta Valley. Make sure you have carried all the essentials as today will be a snow trek. We will trek on a snow trail till the point it is doable. You must carry your cameras as you will be passing through the lush green Kullu valley on one side and the stark opposite desert valley of Lahaul on the other. After you have reached and enjoyed the snow trek, you will trek back to the same route. On arrival at the campsite, you will be served with hot and steamy dinner along with the warmth of the bonfire.
Day 4: Trek back to manali and departure
Today as soon as the sun peeps, after breakfast you will return back to Prini. On reaching, you can spend the rest of the time at your own leisure and depart from Manali according to your scheduled flight or train.