Overview

Hampta pass trek is considered the easiest and convenient of all treks in Himachal giving an adrenaline rush to the beginners. Definitely it is a trek that will leave you in awe of this beautiful place. The enormous variation in the trails, scenic landscapes, open green pastures and meadows, glacial valleys, easy access and an exceptional, adventurous and hair raising crossing of the pass makes this trekking expedition to Hampta pass an exciting one. This trek gives a chance to any adventure admirer to discover a unique landscape of Himachal Pradesh. 

In India’s favourite adventure zone of Manali, this trek is voted amongst the easiest of the trails yet more attractive for beginners..!!

 

Duration: 9 Days

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Max-Altitude: 14065ft

Pick-up Point: Delhi

Base Camp: Manali

Best Time to Visit: May to June, Aug to Oct.

8 Nights 9 Days 28 May, 04 Jun, 11 Jun, and more Lahaul And Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
Highlights
  • Trek to the altitude of 14,000 ft.
  • Excellent experience of stay in tents at scenic locations
  • Overwhelming experience of high altitude trekking for beginners.
  • Trek through lush green meadows, alpine forests and glacial streams.
  • Observe the regional flora and fauna.
Batches & Camp Charges
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Itinerary

Day1- Delhi to Manali.

Report our Outdoor Expert at Bus Pickup Point and proceed to Manali  by Ac Volvo. Have dinner enroute. Overnight Bus journey. 

 

Day2 - Manali.

Arrive at Manali in the morning and transfer to the campsite. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the mountains surrounding. Head out for a short acclimatization walk in the Afternoon post lunch, during acclimatization you will visit Jogani falls, Hidimba Devi Temple, Vashisht which is famous for its hot water spring and Manali market. Overnight stay in Manali.

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 

Day 3 - Manali to Jobra (6725 ft to 9379 ft)

The base camp for the Hampta Pass trek is Jobra. The picturesque drive from Manali, along with 42 hairpin turns, has panoramic views of Kullu valley. The Rani Nallah, which we will trek alongside till it disappears under the snow of Hampta Pass, starts accompanying us from here. Jobra campsite is a 30-minutes trek from the road through a mixed forest of pine, bright green maple trees and luminescent silver birch. We get off from the vehicle and take the small path into the forest. The forest is mostly covered with Pine with an occasional Maple tree with its new lush green leaves – a pleasant change in the vegetation. It is an easy slope and after 20 minutes into the forest, we come to a bend with a huge rock, which overlooks a meadow strewn with small rocks. Camp in the meadows for the night to acclimatize better. Overnight at Jobra.

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 

Day 4 -Jobra to Jwara (9379 ft to 11194 ft) (4 hours)

The meadow near Jobra has the Rani river flowing in between and on either side, you will see hills with rock faces. Early in the season, one may find some snow by the side of the river. We can traverse on the meadow or climb up the left hill. The climb makes the path slightly shorter. Jwara is to the right of Chika, and can be identified by a couple of waterfalls in the distance. Head right but stay on the left bank of the river throughout the trail. The initial climb is mainly through stones and boulders. Look back and you will see the Dhauladhar range with its snow-clad peaks. we pass a waterfall on to our left. After the waterfall, we move towards right, heading towards the river, which has many boulders around it. Take off your shoes if you wish and jump across the rocks on the Rani Nallah. We are now about halfway through our trek as we enter a walled valley. On one side of the valley are the rock faces and on the other end is the river below. Once you cross the river, you are at Jwara where nature is at her dramatic best. Pitch our camp for the day at Jwara. Overnight in Jwara.

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 

Day 5 - Jwara to Balu ka Ghera (11,194 ft to 12,411 ft) (4 hours)

After breakfast we walk along the Rani river heading into a rectangular valley. It takes about half an hour to cross the valley. After we come out of Jwara, we need to walk further along. The terrain flattens as you reach Chota Balu ka Ghera where we rest for a bit and have a quick snack. Then continue further along the river, crossing small snow flows and jumping across rocks. Towards the end, the rocks are quite far apart and jumping across gets tricky. Soon after, we will reach the destination for the day – Balu Ka Ghera or the bed of sand. Mainly the sand forms the ground and dust brought down by the river. Pitch your tent and enjoy a beautiful sunset behind the Hanuman Tibba peak. You are now close to 12,500 ft above sea level. Overnight at Balu Ka Ghera.

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 

Day 6 - Balu Ka Ghera to Hampta Pass(14,065 ft)and Back to Jwara(9 hours)

The highest altitude will be achieved on this day at Hampta Pass (14, 100 ft). The trail is along the riverside. The riverside trails takes us further to the base and then the actual climb to the Hampta pass takes place. From here, we will reach to the first plateau. In summer, the place is completely covered with thick fresh snow. The climb to Hampta Pass is a vertical one and is a hard mount. It will take about 15 minutes to reach the pass. Enjoy for some time in the pass, relish the beauty around, have your lunch and then get ready for the descend back to Jwara. The descent is trickier than the journey to the pass. The best possible way to get down is either by sliding down the slope or with the use of ropes for support. Return back to Jwara by evening and pitch our camps. Overnight at Jwara

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 

Day7 - Jwara to Jagatsukh. (3-4 hours) Drive to Manali (1 hour) Proceed to Delhi by Bus.

The trek starts a little early for the day, as we trek back to Jagatsukh. It is a gradual decend on this date, as we reach Jagatsukh, and drive back to our base camp which is around an hour journey. We have free evening to explore the Manali market. In the evening board the bus to Delhi. Overnight Bus Journey.

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 

Day 8 - Reach New Delhi. Trek Concludes

Inclusions & Exclusions

What is included in the tour

Accommodation (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
Veg Meals from Day 2 Breakfast to Day 8 Lunch.
Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing).
All necessary permits and entry fees
First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder
Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guides, cook and Support staff
Porters/mules to carry central equipment.
Transport from Delhi to Manali and back from Manali to Delhi.

What is NOT included in the tour

Any kind of personal expenses
Food during the transits Delhi – Manali – Delhi.
Any kind of emergency evacuation charges
Mules or porter to carry personal backpack
Anything not specifically mentioned in ‘Inclusions’

Pickup point
Hamta Pass, Himachal Pradesh 175140, India View on Map