Hampta Pass Trek with Chandratal Lake
Duration: 5 Days
Max Altitude: 14,100 ft.
Pickup Point: Manali
Best Time: June to October
Price includes Jacket/Shoes Offer
Best Time To Visit
June to October
Starts from 6,999
Hampta Pass - Special Offer
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Hampta Pass Fixed Departure Dates from Manali:
- October - 1,2,3,4,5,8,10
For those who want to trek through Himachal Pradesh’s most majestic mountain ranges, a destination like the Hampta Pass is a must-visit. Hampta located in the Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh, is situated at an altitude of 14,065 feet in the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas. The diversity in Hampta Pass trek lies in its route. You get to see lush green pastures of Kullu, peaceful charm of the Lahaul Valley, snow-capped peaks and beautiful lakes along with colorful sunrises and sunsets, and the splendid Chandratal Lake all together in one package. This trek offers two different sides of the Himalayas, one side is lush green Kullu Valley and the other side is desert Lahaul Valley. The views from here are spectacular during any season of the year and especially during monsoon.
Manali is the starting point of Hampta Pass trek and it offers different varieties of landscapes to the pass. The other stunning places during Hampta Pass trek like Jobra, Chika, Balu Ka Ghera, Shia Goru and Chhatru are the part of this route which connects the Manali Valley to Spiti Valley. Hampta Pass is a complete package with number of changes and scenic views that trail has to offer. It is called as the "Gateway of Heaven" by the locals. The challenge comes when we climb to the Chandratal Lake. Chandratal Lake is another level of beauty in the Spiti Region.
From lush green meadows, barren land, forest, rivers, big boulders, hanging glaciers, flower rich land, view of the Himalayan Peaks keep on changing and that is the main feature of this trek. It is the best time for the photographers and botany enthusiasts as there is a diverse range of flora. The Hampta Pass weather is also so enjoyable for the period of June to October. During this time, the weather is moderate (not too cold or not too warm). Its temperature does not go beyond -5 degrees. At the time of heavy rainfall (July - August month), it is not advisable to do Hampta Pass trek. The trekking is composed of an average of five hours each day. It is suitable for all kind of trekkers; the trail is of easy to moderate.
If you’re looking for a trekking peak with picturesque views, go nowhere than to Hampta Pass Trekking. At just around 14,065 feet, it’s considered a minor pass in India—but it doesn’t stop anyone from enjoying its stunning beauty. Hampta Pass trek distance is around 25 km while Manali to Hampta Pass distance is around 50 km including.
Where is Hampta Pass?
It is a corridor in the Himalayas, between the Chandra Valley (Lahaul) and Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. The Hampta Pass is named on the name of Hamta Village which is below Sethan village.
How difficult is Hampta Pass trek?
Hampta Pass trek is a moderate level of trek in difficulty and also good for beginners. However, one must have the ability to run ~5Km in an around 40 minutes or doing physical activities on a daily basis to enjoy trekking. It is of 5 days trek with addition of a very famous Chandratal Lake which is located few hours distance from Chatru. The lake is famous for high altitude alpine.
Is there snow in Hampta Pass?
Snow lovers can visit the Hampta Pass trek in the month of May -June and September-October. The best time to explore the serene beauty of nature and witness the blossoms during the trek. Mid of July - August is the sunniest month right until it starts raining. Therefore the seasonal window for a Hampta Pass trek is quite short, but the experience is a thousand times worth the effort.
How to reach Hampta Pass?
Manali is well connected by road. It’s around 550 km away from Delhi and 310 km away from Chandigarh. Flights & train services get you to a certain point and then you’ll have to rely on the road network. After reaching Manali, you can easily travel to Jobra, the basecamp of Hampta Pass trek.
How to reach Hampta Pass trek starting point?
To Reach Hampta Pass you need to drive to Jobra via Prini and then it's a 2 day's trek to Hampta Pass and then 1 day either to Chatru or return to Jobra provided you are an above average trekker.
How to reach Hampta Pass from Manali
Through Air: Bhuntar Airport is the nearest airport to reach Manali which is 50 km (Approx.) from Manali. Many flights are available to reach Manali. It is also suggested to Pre-book your cab to the airport. They will charge around Rs. 2500 from Prini (Manali) to Bhuntar. Your hotel can help you arrange for the cab.
Through Rail: The two nearest Railway Station for Manali are at Chandigarh (350 km.) and Ambala (360 km). Onwards Journey can be traveled either by Chartered Taxis, Buses or by Air as Himalayan Bulls a private 8 seater charter is available between Chandigarh & Kullu.
Through Road: There is an option to reach Manali by road. Many Volvo buses are being running from Delhi and Chandigarh every day. Buses are available from RK Ashram Marg and ISBT Kashmiri gate. In Chandigarh, you can take the bus from sector 43 for Manali.
Is Hampta Pass open in January?
After October month, Hampta Pass trek is closed due to heavy snow and harsh weather where temperature becomes 5°C or less. In this season is not recommended to visit Hampta Pass.
Is Hampta Pass trek safe?
Hampta Pass difficulty level is moderate and who have quest for thrill and adventure in the Himalayas can choose this trek. In the monsoon, Trek becomes more challenging and adventures. Some landslides can occur in mid of July and early of august but with the guidance of trek guide trek can be held. It is highly recommend for beginners to trek this region with your trek guide only.
Why is Hampta Pass famous?
Hampta Pass trek is famous for snow, adventures trail & water streams and Chandratal Lake.
What is the temperature of Hampta pass?
Hampta pass trek starts from June to October. So, every month is having different temperatures. November to May remains mostly closed due to heavy snow at Hampta Pass. During trek season from June to October, temperature remains mostly negative during night and above zero during the day.
What is the distance of the Hampta Pass Trek?
The Hampta pass trek is a moderate kind of trek. It’s trek height is 14,100 ft. covering a Hampta pass distance of 35 km. You will enjoy journey through small forests of Hampta Pass.
What is the height of the Hampta Pass Trek?
The height of the Hampta pass trek is 14,000 in feet or 4,270 metres in total.
Is Hampta pass a difficult trek?
The difficulty level of Hampta pass trek is easy to moderate, including the chandratal lake trek difficulty. This trek is excellent for beginners. The entire Hampta pass trek is 5 Days and 4 Nights long.
Hampta Pass Route Map
Can we go to Hampta pass in December?
Though Hampta Pass Trek in December is closed because of the heavy Snow there.
Is Hampta pass open in January?
Hampta Pass is Closed in January due to Snow. The trail becomes more narrower and the valley gets covered in snow, making the ascent sharper. Due to drop in temperature, this adventurous trek is risky in winter months. The best time to do the Hampta Pass trek is definitely from June to October.mid-June and post-monsoon.
Is Hampta Pass trek safe in August?
Hampta Pass stays open for trekkers from June to October. The other half of the year is too snow-laden for anyone to walk, along with freezing, sub-zero temperatures. Trekkers can get some snow during the months of May-June or September-October, and August is the sunniest month right until it starts raining.
Can you drive to Hampta Pass?
You cannot drive till the pass. You can only reach there by trekking. You can drive till Chika and have to trek from there. This trek starts from Chika and ends up in Chatru.
Is Hampta pass a winter trek?
This trek is not accessible during the winter season due to heavy snow. The best time to do Hampta pass trek is between June to October. The other side of the year is closed by our side.
Which month is best for Hampta pass?
The best time to trek to Hampta Pass is from mid-June to mid-October. In the early days of the season, there are chances to witness some snow on the high passes and then it melts down completely by August. Rain is expected during the monsoons in but in Spiti, the sun will be bright as usual.
How difficult is the Hampta pass trek?
Hampta pass trek is considered easy to moderate in difficulty and a perfect one for beginners. Generally, it takes four days to complete the Hampta pass trek. One more day is further added to visit the well-known and striking Chandrataal, a high altitude alpine lake a few hours from Chatru.
Is Hampta pass trek easy?
The Hampta Pass trek difficulty level is easy to moderate including the chandratal lake trek. Making this trek, excellent for beginners. The entire Hampta pass trek is 5 Days and 4 Nights long.
Is Hampta pass trek safe?
Hampta Pass is one of the best treks in Himachal Pradesh. Generally, monsoon does not prove to be a good time to visit Hampta Pass. Late July and early August should be avoided because of landslides in this region. The trail also gets very slippery and hence it proves to be risky for the trekkers.
Can I do Hampta pass trek alone?
One should never risk being alone in the mountains. You should always go with the certified trekker or local guide. But if you are an experienced trekker, who has completed other high-altitude treks and have adequate gears and maps to mark the track, there is some possibility that you can attempt Hampta Pass trek solo, without any guide. But yes, beginner solo trekkers can come and join with the group for the successful completion of the trek.
Does Hampta Pass have snow?
You will find the first patches of snow in the mid-June. From Day 1, you can spot snow lining the sides of the valley walls. Day 2, onwards as you climb through the Jwara meadows, the number of snow patches increase. As you go ahead there comes a point where you only see snow everywhere.
What is Hampta pass famous for?
Hampta Pass gets its name from the Hamta Village located at a altitude of 14,065 feet in the Pir Panjal region. It's famous for its trekking route and while you travel through the mountains passes from Manali to Chandra Tal Lake, the beauty around you is surreal.
Is Hampta Pass worth visiting?
Hampta Pass is a beautiful pass in the kullu district, Himachal Pradesh. It is a worth visiting site in the Himalayas of India.
Is hampta pass worth a pass?
Yes, it is worth visiting site in the Himalayas of India.
How can I get Hampta pass from Delhi?
To Reach Hampta Pass from Delhi, you need to drive till Manali. And our pickup at Old Manali Bridge.
What is the package cost to Hampta pass?
It’s a 5 days/4 nights trek. The altitude of the trek is 14,065 feet. Other inclusions are:-
- Accommodation in dome camps on triple sharing basis.
- Meals include from Day 1 lunch to last day breakfast. Meals will be simple and vegetarian mostly. This package includes 4 times meals during the day - Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea and Dinner.
- Professional and experienced guide Transportation from Manali – Prini Village and vice-versa.
- Trasportation to Chandratal and back to Manali.
- Trekking gears like sleeping bag, dome tent and mattress are provided by our end.
- Can we do Hampta pass trek in April?
Hampta pass has closed in the month of April. During this time, trek is not safe for trekkers. The best time to do the Hampta pass trek is from June to October.
What is Hampta pass trek?
The name of this trek is derived from Hampta Village, which lies on the trail to the pass. Hampta Pass separates Lahaul‘s Chandra Valley and the Kullu valley, Himachal Pradesh, India. Hampta Pass sits at an altitude of 14,065 ft (4,270 m) on the Pir Panjal range in the Himalayas. Offering its climbers with glaciers, fast-flowing rivers, challenging terrain, and way more than any ordinary trek.
Can Hampta pass trek be done in one day?
No, Hampta pass cannot be done in a day. It is a 5 days long trek, where 2 days are for travelling to reach to the location from where the trek begins and back-forth. The total distance that is to be cover is 35kms.
What is the minimum age required for Hampta pass trek?
The minimum age required for Hampta pass trek is 12 years. The difficulty level of the trek is easy to moderate.
What is the cancellation policy for Hampta pass trek?
Cancellation on or within 15 days (0 days to 14 days) of departure – 100% charge as a cancellation fees Cancellation on or before 15 days of departure – 50% charge as a cancellation fees
How can we go from hampta pass to chandratal?
The total distance journey is 45kms to get to Chandratal from Chattru (the last campsite on Hampta Pass trek). It is to the total of 2 to 3 hours drive. From Manali, Chandratal is 130 km approximately and will take 4-5 hours by a private car. There is no public transport from Manali to Chandratal(or the other way round).
Can I find a phone network on the Hampta Pass trek?
There is no such network connectivity on Hampta pass trek. After you climb up from Prini, network will stop. You will get network till Prini and Prini is the last place to get network. Before moving ahead, call your family and friends and tell them you won’t be in network area for next 4-5days. While returning, you will get a network near Rohtang Pass and Manali only. Can I leave my extra luggage somewhere before the Hampta pass.
Hampta pass trek begins?
Yes, we have an option of leaving behind all extra luggage. As we already say carry as less as possible and don’t carry for “if” kind of situations. You can keep your extra things in first base camp. Please you do not carry any valuables with you while trekking. Ensure you leave no valuables (laptops, cash, electronics, jewellery) in this luggage. To leaving this luggage at the base camp there are no extra charges.
Is there any electricity on the Hampta Pass trek?
There is no electricity throughout the trek. You’ll find a plug to charge your phone or camera batteries will be Manali base camp before and after the trek. Try to use your electronic equipment wisely. Therefor use your phone or camera wisely. Make your batteries fully charge before leaving your base camp. Carry extra batteries or a power banks with you, this is must. Important point to note the cold temperatures drain the batteries faster(take care of that). While sleeping, we advice our trekkers to switch off there electronic equipments/ batteries and keep them in their sleeping bags (so the batteries will not drain unnecessary).
Is hampta pass open in May?
Yes, Hampta Pass gets open for trekkers in May. But the best time to do this trek is from June to October (especially mid-june to mid-october).
How can I prepare for Hampta pass trek?
Physical Preparation is needed before every trek. Any fit person aging over 12 years can do the Hampta Pass trek. But you need to prepare. With lesser oxygen at heights, your heart needs to work almost double to keep you going. You can do running, cycling, swimming, dancing, etc before your trek for atleast a month. Or can do speed walking of atleast 5km in 40 minutes everyday.
What should I carry for Trekking?
The things you carry for trekking should be as less as possible.
Only carry essentials like:-
Back pack(50- 60 ltr), rain cover, Day pack, Walking stick, Head torch, Water bottle/Hydration pack, Snacks, Personal Medical Kit (as per your doctor), Sun cap, Neck cap, Balaclava, Neck- gaiters, Sunglasses, Trek pants, T-shirts, Fleece T-shirt, Fleece jacket, wind & waterprood jacket and pant, padded jacket, Raincoat or Poncho, Trekking shoes, Floaters/flip-flops (Optional), Cotton socks, woollen socks, sunscreen cream, Moisturiser, Lip balm, Toilet paper & wipes, Synthetic gloves.
Is carrying one I’D proof compulsory?
Yes, You should have one government valid
ID proof with you.