If you would like to experience monsoon at its best, Hampta pass trek in Himalayas is the best place to be at. Stream crossings, beautiful forest trails, challenging and thrilling rocky trails, waterfall crossings, frozen glaciers, super chilled river crossings, Camp sites(covered with fog) which are near to waterfalls and river,Snow covered Rohtang Pass, ChandraTaal lake and much more memories for a life time.

Locals believe that HAMPTA PASS is the pass to heaven 🙂

I did this trek with TTH batch July 1st, 2018.

We reached Manali one day before. One day rest before the trek is always recommended for a good trek experience, as our body needs enough sleep and rest before the trek. Also, if you get time you can explore Manali Mall road shopping and sightseeing.

DAY 1:

Manali to Chika via Jobra
Altitude:- Jobra 9,800ft to Chika 10,100ft

Trek started through beautiful forest and nature welcomed us with a cool hug, with its greenery.

Beautiful forest trails

All set to go.

With my better half 😊

Our Team.

Trekking through beautiful green meadows

It took around 3 hours to reach Chika camp. Our campsite was near to an awesome waterfall. We went just below the waterfall by walking and spend some time there. It was so calm and chilling that you will forget everything and just admire the beauty of nature.

Camp Site Chika: Day 1

View was awesome by evening, as clouds started painting the sky and trees.

DAY 2:

Chika to Balu ka Ghera
Altitude: – 10,100ft to 11,900ft

8-9 KM, 6 Hr trek


River crossing was such an Adrenalin rush and one of the highlights of Hampta pass trek. Water was super chilled, and one cannot stand for more than few seconds because of freezing cold. We held each other’s hands to handle the water force and crossed the river safely. Trek leaders and guides were really helpful and took care of us. It was one of the most memorable moment.

Mind-blowing Panoramic view of the trail

Time to enjoy drizzling in Himalayas

Waterfall crossing was also a special experience. Chilled water got sprayed all over us and was really refreshing to continue the trek.

Balu ka GheraCamp site:  Day 2

Beautiful flowers by the river side of our camps.

Frozen Glaciers on the way: Hampta Pass Trek

Day 3:

Balu Ka Ghera to Siagoru crossing Hampta Pass
Altitude: – 11,900ft to 14,100ft (Hampta Pass) to 12,900ft

8-10 KM – 10 hr trek

 Frozen Glaciers on the way: Hampta Pass Trek

Time for some snow-covered mountains

Himalayan chillness at its best

Camp Site Siagoru: Day 3

Day 4:

Siagoru to Chatru
Altitude: – 12,900ft to 11,000ft

5 KM, 5hr trek

Afternoon we headed towards the famous ChandraTaal lake in a tempo traveler.(Inclusive with TTH charges)

View during ChandraTaal lake drive

ChandraTaal lake

After spending some time and taking pics at this beautiful lake, we headed back in tempo traveler to our camp site.

The night was so dark without any clouds, pollution and was perfect for photography. Many of us took out cameras and explored Night photography. Also, there was interesting discussions about galaxy and stars.

Cam Site Chatru: Day 4

Final day group pic

Day 5:

Chatru to Manali via Rothang Pass

85km drive, Time taken 4-6 hour

– Breakfast at camp site
– Lunch on the way (not included in the cost)
– Rothang pass road is a very busy route; driving time may increase due to of heavy traffic. Make your further travel plan from Manali after 6:00 pm

Thanks to TTH, our trek leaders & guides, cooks, helpers and entire energetic group for making it a memorable trip 🙂


Hence, please consider investing in good quality gears. It will be totally worth making your trek a good and memorable experience.

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Written By:-
Rajesh V R