Hampta Pass Trek

Trip Type: Trekking
Region: Himachal Pradesh - Manali
Grade: Easy
Duration: 2-4 Days
Max Altitude: 4270
Best Season: May to Oct
Trip Begins: Manali / Ends: Manali
Trip Cost

This is a custom departure tour and so please write to us for prices and more info on this trek.

The Hampta pass trek is one of the most scenic high altitude treks in Himachal Pradesh. The barren landscape in the upper regions and the green valleys below, make the trail awe-inspiring and one of the must-experience ones in this part of the Himalayas.

Itinerary
DAY 01
rrival in Manali

Arrive in Manali in the morning. Walk around town and orient yourself to your surroundings. The group meets for a trip orientation in the evening by the trip leader at the hotel. Overnight at a hotel – meals and stay not included in the trip cost.

DAY 02
Drive Manali to Jobra via Panduropa, Setan (2700m) and Hampta villages and then trek to Chikka. Duration: 1 hr drive + 2 hours trek.

A very scenic drive. It passes through apple orchards and forests of blue pine, cedar, oak, fir and chestnut. The villages that the trail passes through – Chhalet, Hampta and Ghoratbari. Legend is that when people die and are on the way to heaven, their souls have to pass these villages. It is said that people here hear sounds of crying if the soul is condemned to hell and sounds of a trumpet if it is ascending to heaven.

DAY 03
Chikka - Bhalu Ka Ghera (3730m) Duration: 5 hours

The path to Bhalu ka ghera is from Chhika. The trek passes through some spectacular landscape to just below the Hamta Pass, on a grassy bank sloping down from the cliffs. The impressive grandeur of immediate surroundings, the nearness of the Tokru-Shakru peaks, the wonderful coloring of the rocks and mountainside, all make this one of the best campsite on the route. Chikka also has the river, Alain Nullah, which has its snout in the Hamta Pass.

DAY 04
Bhalu Ka Ghera - Hampta Pass (4270m) Back to Bhalu Ka Ghera. Duration: 8 - 9 hours

The trail now begins to ascend towards Hamta Pass and one can have close views of Deo Tibba and Indrasan peaks. We will reach the top of the pass and spend sometime there soaking in the views. After spending some time there and doing selfie and photo sessions we will begin our return trek back to Bhalu Ka ghera. Overnight at Bhalu ka Ghera.

DAY 05
Bhalu ka Ghera to Manali. Duration: 2 hours trek and 1 hour drive

Today after breakfast we will retrace our steps back to Chikka and onwards to the road head at Jhobri. Here we will find our cabs waiting to drive us back to Manali. We will drop you off at the main Manali Market. Trip ends!!

Inclusions
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in tents.
  • Camping Tents, Kitchen tents, Dining Tents, Western Style Toilet Tents.
  • Sleeping bags (Down Feather/ Primaloft).
  • Insulated sleeping pads.
  • All meals as detailed in the itinerary and safe drinking water.
    Guides, Cook and camp staff.
  • (Horses/Mules) to carry loads on the route with personal portage up to 10kg/person.
  • All HP state Forest Permits
  • All transport Manali to Jobra and back.
Exclusions
  • All hotel stays in Manali
  • Any food in hotels.
  • All expenses of personal nature like bottled water, drinks, tips, telephone calls, mineral water etc.
    Personal Clothing.
  • Medical and evacuation expenses, we strongly recommend purchasing a suitable insurance cover – ASC360 provides adventure insurance in the Indian Himalayas.
  • Any transport outside of mentioned inclusions.
  • Any expense incurred due to force majeure such as landslide, bad weather or reasons beyond our control.
Things You Need To Get

Pack:
– Backpack 40 – 50 Lt with rain cover – Goes on the horse/porter
– Day Pack 15 – 20 lt with rain cover- to carry your camera, water bottle, trail layers, trail food etc.
Footwear:
-Trekking Shoes: Please do not wear sports shoes as on most treks, as we go higher it gets harder to use sports shoes.
Socks:
– 2 -3 pairs of trekking socks.
– 2 pairs of woolen socks – ideal to sleep in and best to use when in camp. We do not recommend them while trekking
Clothing:
– Pants: 3 pairs (including the ones you wear) – Ideal are the quick dry trekking pants. Alternatively, track pants are also comfortable to trek in.
– T-shirts 3 pairs (including the ones you are wearing) – Preferably quick dry, full sleeve t-shirts You can also choose to get T-shirts with collars, they offer extra protection for the neck from sunburns.
– Fleece Jacket
– Rain & Wind Protection
– Down filled / Hollow fiber fill insulated Jacket
– Thermal liners – 1 pair upper and lower (optional).
Accessories:
– Warm Cap
– Gloves
– Sun Cap
– Sunglasses with UV protection.
Other recommended necessities:
– Toiletries – sunscreen SPF 40+, moisturiser, lip balm, soap, toilet paper.
– Repair Kit (needle and thread).
– Headlamp/ Torch.
– Camera.
– Water Bottle- Ideally keep two bottles 1 liter each.
– Trekking Pole – Optional.
– Plastic Packing covers. (Please pack all your gear in waterproof plastic bags so that your clothes etc do not get wet while on horses or porters. Also, carry extra plastic bags in case you need to pack wet clothes.)

Overview
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The Hampta pass trek is one of the most scenic high altitude treks in Himachal Pradesh. The barren landscape in the upper regions and the green valleys below, make the trail awe-inspiring and one of the must-experience ones in this part of the Himalayas.

Itinerary
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DAY 01
rrival in Manali

Arrive in Manali in the morning. Walk around town and orient yourself to your surroundings. The group meets for a trip orientation in the evening by the trip leader at the hotel. Overnight at a hotel – meals and stay not included in the trip cost.

DAY 02
Drive Manali to Jobra via Panduropa, Setan (2700m) and Hampta villages and then trek to Chikka. Duration: 1 hr drive + 2 hours trek.

A very scenic drive. It passes through apple orchards and forests of blue pine, cedar, oak, fir and chestnut. The villages that the trail passes through – Chhalet, Hampta and Ghoratbari. Legend is that when people die and are on the way to heaven, their souls have to pass these villages. It is said that people here hear sounds of crying if the soul is condemned to hell and sounds of a trumpet if it is ascending to heaven.

DAY 03
Chikka - Bhalu Ka Ghera (3730m) Duration: 5 hours

The path to Bhalu ka ghera is from Chhika. The trek passes through some spectacular landscape to just below the Hamta Pass, on a grassy bank sloping down from the cliffs. The impressive grandeur of immediate surroundings, the nearness of the Tokru-Shakru peaks, the wonderful coloring of the rocks and mountainside, all make this one of the best campsite on the route. Chikka also has the river, Alain Nullah, which has its snout in the Hamta Pass.

DAY 04
Bhalu Ka Ghera - Hampta Pass (4270m) Back to Bhalu Ka Ghera. Duration: 8 - 9 hours

The trail now begins to ascend towards Hamta Pass and one can have close views of Deo Tibba and Indrasan peaks. We will reach the top of the pass and spend sometime there soaking in the views. After spending some time there and doing selfie and photo sessions we will begin our return trek back to Bhalu Ka ghera. Overnight at Bhalu ka Ghera.

DAY 05
Bhalu ka Ghera to Manali. Duration: 2 hours trek and 1 hour drive

Today after breakfast we will retrace our steps back to Chikka and onwards to the road head at Jhobri. Here we will find our cabs waiting to drive us back to Manali. We will drop you off at the main Manali Market. Trip ends!!

Inclusions/ Exclusions
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Inclusions
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in tents.
  • Camping Tents, Kitchen tents, Dining Tents, Western Style Toilet Tents.
  • Sleeping bags (Down Feather/ Primaloft).
  • Insulated sleeping pads.
  • All meals as detailed in the itinerary and safe drinking water.
    Guides, Cook and camp staff.
  • (Horses/Mules) to carry loads on the route with personal portage up to 10kg/person.
  • All HP state Forest Permits
  • All transport Manali to Jobra and back.
Exclusions
  • All hotel stays in Manali
  • Any food in hotels.
  • All expenses of personal nature like bottled water, drinks, tips, telephone calls, mineral water etc.
    Personal Clothing.
  • Medical and evacuation expenses, we strongly recommend purchasing a suitable insurance cover – ASC360 provides adventure insurance in the Indian Himalayas.
  • Any transport outside of mentioned inclusions.
  • Any expense incurred due to force majeure such as landslide, bad weather or reasons beyond our control.
Things You Need To Get
+-

Pack:
– Backpack 40 – 50 Lt with rain cover – Goes on the horse/porter
– Day Pack 15 – 20 lt with rain cover- to carry your camera, water bottle, trail layers, trail food etc.
Footwear:
-Trekking Shoes: Please do not wear sports shoes as on most treks, as we go higher it gets harder to use sports shoes.
Socks:
– 2 -3 pairs of trekking socks.
– 2 pairs of woolen socks – ideal to sleep in and best to use when in camp. We do not recommend them while trekking
Clothing:
– Pants: 3 pairs (including the ones you wear) – Ideal are the quick dry trekking pants. Alternatively, track pants are also comfortable to trek in.
– T-shirts 3 pairs (including the ones you are wearing) – Preferably quick dry, full sleeve t-shirts You can also choose to get T-shirts with collars, they offer extra protection for the neck from sunburns.
– Fleece Jacket
– Rain & Wind Protection
– Down filled / Hollow fiber fill insulated Jacket
– Thermal liners – 1 pair upper and lower (optional).
Accessories:
– Warm Cap
– Gloves
– Sun Cap
– Sunglasses with UV protection.
Other recommended necessities:
– Toiletries – sunscreen SPF 40+, moisturiser, lip balm, soap, toilet paper.
– Repair Kit (needle and thread).
– Headlamp/ Torch.
– Camera.
– Water Bottle- Ideally keep two bottles 1 liter each.
– Trekking Pole – Optional.
– Plastic Packing covers. (Please pack all your gear in waterproof plastic bags so that your clothes etc do not get wet while on horses or porters. Also, carry extra plastic bags in case you need to pack wet clothes.)