Hampta Pass Trek 4 Nights / 5 Days

4 Nights Itinerary Covering: Manali – Chika – Balu ka Ghera – Siagoru (crossing Hampta Pass) – Chatru – Chandratal – Manali

Overview

Hampta Pass connects Chandra Valley of the Lahaul region with the Kullu Valley. It is one of the most popular passes of Himachal Pradesh, which is frequented by shepherds. With our Hampta Pass trek tour package, you can explore the magnificence of this enchanting place and witness the sheer beauty of the Lahaul and Kullu regions. On one side of the mountain pass, you can admire the lush greenery and on the other side, you can see the barren mountains and dry cold desert. From river crossing to spotting wildlife flowers en route to Hampta Pass, you can have unique experiences. The scenic landscape, Himalayan avifauna, and crystal clear streams with the backdrop of snow-capped mountains enhance the charm of this magical pass. During the tour, you will be provided with several facilities including delicious meals, swift transfers, a guided trek, and a comfortable stay. Our tour guide will be there to guide you during the trek and ensure a smooth journey. Here is the detailed itinerary of the trip, take a look to gather more information about the Hampta Pass trek tour.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the road trip from Manali to Jobri.
  • Cross the River Rani, River Chandra, and other scenic waterfalls.
  • Admire the view of Lahaul and Kullu Valley on the trek.
  • Climb the Hampta Pass.
  • Delight in the blessed views of Chandertal Lake.
  • Camping and stargazing at the campsites.

Itinerary - Hampta Pass Trek

Day 1 - Manali to Chika via Jobra

Your tour starts with your arrival in Manali. Our tour representative will meet you at the bus stand and transfer you to Jobra by vehicle for your onward journey. Hampta Pass is nestled at an altitude of 4,270 m above sea level. It is advisable to acclimatize in Manali before beginning the trek. After you arrive in Jobra, the trek initiates from Allain Duhangan Hydel Project junction. You will spot numerous varieties of trees like maple, deodar, and oak. Enjoy the walk through the lush meadows and enjoy the refreshing environs. You will also see the Rani Nallah.

Proceed your trek to Chika campsite, which is situated at the end of the sprawling meadow. While reaching there, you will have to descend which offers a spectacular view of the surroundings and the path becomes easier. You can see the campsite from far and spot the pitched camps in a huge and spacious patch of grassland. The Rani River flowing near the campsite makes this a perfect place for setting up the tents.

You can explore the nearby places of the campsite or relax in your tents. Enjoy the delicious meal at the camp and have a sound sleep.

Distance from Manali to Jobra (by road): 17 km (approx.)

Travel Time: 56 minutes (approx.)

Distance from Jobra to Chika (by trek): 9 km (approx.)

Travel Time: 4 to 5 hours (approx.)

Day 2 - Chika to Balu ka Gera

Wake up to a bright sunny day and have a healthy breakfast at the campsite. Pack your bags and start your trek towards the next destination, which is Balu ka Gera. Situated at an elevation of 3,627 m above sea level. You will walk alongside the river, which is lined up with tall trees. En route, you will get glimpses of snow-capped Himalayan ranges and come across a stream. Make sure that you will cross the stream during the early hours as the current remains slow in the morning. In the afternoon, you will reach Jwara, which is a scenic valley nestled amidst snow-clad rocks.

After some rest, proceed towards the final destination of the day. Relax in your tents on arrival at the campsite. Admire the breathtaking views of the surroundings. Savor the lip-smacking meal at the camp and have a restful sleep in your tents.

Distance from Chika to Balu ka Gera (by trek): 8 km (approx.)

Travel Time: 4 to 5 hours (approx.)

Day 3 - Balu Ka Gera to Siagoru Crossing Hampta Pass

On the 3rd day of the trek, wake up early in the morning and after breakfast start your trek towards Hampta Pass. The first half of the route has a moderately steep slope to the Hampta Pass and after that, there is a steep descent to Siagoru. Walk along the riverside and get glimpses of the spectacular beauty of the valley. You have to climb to the Hampta Pass, which is of almost 15 minutes and it requires so much effort as the climb is steep. The breathtaking landscape and unparalleled beauty of this place make the climb worthwhile.

On arrival at Hampta Pass, have some rest and relish the lunch. Afterward, start your trek towards Saigoru. The descent to the final destination of the day is steep and you need to be cautious. You can witness the sheer beauty of Spiti Valley and Chandra Valley from here. You will trek on the snowy mountains, which offer an amazing experience to you. In the evening, you will reach the Siagoru and proceed towards the campsite. Overnight stay in tents.

Distance from Balu ka Gera to Siagoru (by trek): 14 km (approx.)

Travel Time: 8 to 9 hours (approx.)

Day 4 - Siagoru to Chhatru

Wake up early in the morning and have a delectable breakfast. Start your day early and trek along the river. During the first half of the day, you will mostly descend and have an easy trekking route. However, in the afternoon the trekking route may be tiresome as you have to climb. There is an extremely steep altitude gain, which makes you feel tired for a while. You can witness the Chandra River flowing on the far end of the valley. You can spot the barren mountain land on one side and snow-capped mountains on the other side.

On arrival at Chhatru, you can spot numerous dhabas where you can savor the delicious food. You can enjoy a nature walk near the campsite and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Relish the dinner and have a sound sleep in your camp.

Distance from Siagoru to Chhatru (by trek): 8 km (approx.)

Travel Time: 5 to 6 hours (approx.)

Day 5 - Chhatru/ Chandertaal to Manali

This is the last day of the trekking tour. Have a hearty meal at the camp and proceed to your next destination. If weather conditions permit, you will head towards Chandratal Lake. This is a high-altitude lake and known for its pristine beauty. Encompassed by barren mountains, which can be seen in the crystal clear lake. The color of the lake changes with the sunlight and looks mesmerizing. You can spend some blissful time here and rejuvenate amidst the tranquil environs. After some time, you will proceed towards Manali and you will have an assisted transfer to the bus stand for your onward journey.

Distance from Chhatru to Manali: 64 km (approx.)

Travel Time: 2 hours 10 minutes (approx.)

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