Overview

Hampta Pass is one of the most dramatic crossover treks you can do. Right from the beginning of this trek, the trail sets the tone for the heightened drama on its terrain. This begins with your first campsite, Jobra, which is at the edge of the forest. Your next campsite Jwara is a wildflower meadow at the meeting point of a valley! Then there is ford-like Balu Ka Gera and the desert oasis of Shea Goru. For a relatively short trek, it is chock full of these rapid changes in scenery. These dramatic changes in scenery are because Hampta valley is narrow. This means, all the precipitation gets trapped in the gorge-like valley, which makes its ecosystem rich. Now, we have the pass, which is the cherry on the cake. This trail climbs to the pass out of lush green valleys of Kullu to a perpendicular overhang, high in the mountains. The overhang you stand on is the Hampta Pass. These incredibly dramatic landscapes on this trek have to be earned. The trek is of moderate difficulty.

Duration: 8 Days

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Max-Altitude: 14065ft

Pick-up Point: Delhi

Base Camp: Manali

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

7 Nights 8 Days 04 Jun, 11 Jun, and 18 Jun Lahaul And Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
Highlights
  • A walk through the Endless, Beautiful, Lush Green meadows
  • Views of high peaks dominating the sky of Pir Panjal & Dhauladhar Ranges
  • Trek to the summit and view of the Spectacular Lahaul region.
  • A great adventurous start for a first-time trekker in the Himalayas.
  • Team of certified Outdoor Experts & Guides with knowledge of First Aid
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  • Itinerary

    Day 1: Delhi – Manali

    Report our trek leader and departure to Manali by bus. Overnight bus journey.
     

    Day 2: Manali acclimatization day

    Arrive at Manali in the morning and have look at the scenic beauty in the mountain surroundings. Free day in Manali. Enjoy a short acclimatization walk in the evening, during acclimatization you will visit Jogani falls, Hidimba Devi Temple, Vashisht(Vashisht is famous for its hot water spring), and Manali market. You will have an overnight stay in Manali.

    Meals: 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 you will trek alongside till it disappears under the snow of Hampta Pass, starts accompanying you from here. From the road head at Jobra, the campsite is a 30-minute trek through a mixed forest of pine, bright green maple trees, and luminescent silver birch. Cross the road where you get off from the vehicle and take the small path into the forest. The forest is mostly 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. Camp in the meadows for the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     

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

    The meadow near Jobra has the Rani Nallah or 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. You 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 initial climb is mainly through stones and boulders. Look back and you will see the Dhauladhar range with its snow-clad peaks. You will find a waterfall on to your left. After the waterfall, you move towards your 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. You are now about halfway through your trek as you 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. 

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     

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

    Walk along the Rani river heading into a rectangular valley. It takes about half an hour to cross the valley. After you come out of Jwara, you need to walk further along. The terrain flattens as you reach Chota Balu ka Ghera where you can 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, you 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. 

    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 take you further to the base and then the actual climb to the Hampta pass takes place. From here, you will reach 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 next descent 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. 

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     

    Day7:-Jwara to Jagatsukh. (3-4 hours) Drive to Manali (1 hour) to Delhi (Overnight Bus Journey)
    The trek starts a little early for the day, as we trek back to Jagatsukh.it is a gradual descent on this date, as we reach Jagat Sukh, and drive back to our base camp which is around an hour's journey. In the evening board the bus to Delhi. Overnight bus journey

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

     

    Day 8:- Delhi Departure

    Arrive at Delhi and proceed to your respective return journey plans. 

    Inclusions & Exclusions

    What is included in the tour

    • Travel Insurance.
    • Service of Girikand’s Outdoor Expert Ex Delhi.
    • Delhi – Manali – Delhi Bus tickets.
    • Transfers from Manali to Manali by private vehicle.
    • Stay at camps with carry mats & sleeping bags on triple sharing.
    • All meals as specified in the Itinerary.
    • All entry fees and Permits.
    • Experienced guides, porters/mules to carry required equipment.
    • Girikand Gifts and Goodies.
    • First Aid

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Applicable GST on total package cost
    • Any other meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
    • Any other sightseeing other than mentioned in the itinerary
    • Optional Activities (River Rafting, Paragliding, etc)
    • Any item of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls etc
    Pickup point
    Hamta Pass, Himachal Pradesh 175140, India View on Map