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Max Altitude

14,100 FT

Grade

Easy To Moderate

Duration

5 Days

Trekking KM.

26 KM

Suitable for:10+ years
Experience:First timer can apply, previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
Fitness:cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.

10,800 /Person

  • +5% GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Meeting point woodbine hotel to Manali bus station | included transport
  • Rs 9,000 Trek Cost & Rs 1,800 Transportation (All included in the cost)

Overview

Trek Info


  • Trail Type A cross over trail through passes. The trek starts and ends at Manali
  • Rail HeadPathankot is the nearest rail head to the base camp
  • AirportBhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali
  • Base CampManali
  • Best Season
    • Monsoon Treks (Jul - Aug)
  • SnowRound the year except monsoon
  • Services fromMeeting Point Woodbine Hotel Manali and Drop Point Manali Bus Station | Included Transport
  • MealsMeals while on trek (Veg + Egg)
  • StayCamping (Twin sharing)


  • Region - Himachal Pradesh
  • Duration - 5 Days
  • Grade - Easy To Moderate
  • Max Altitude - 14100 Ft.
  • Approx Trekking Km - 26 Kms.

Why Hampta Pass A Must-Do Trek?

Hampta Pass is a beautiful crossover trek that spreads across the lush green valleys of Kullu-Manali to the arid and barren landscapes of Chandra Valley in Lahaul. This trek presents the amalgamation of distinct landscapes and cultures, which is a unique experience in itself. The trek entwines along rocky paths, grasslands, gushing streams, cascading waterfalls, hanging glaciers, and the beautiful crescent-shaped emerald lake lsquo Chandratal rsquo . Get to witness the confluence of three passes, Hampta Pass, Rohtang Pass, and Spiti, which is quite a surreal experience and not to mention a close encounter with the Buddhist culture and the lifestyle in the remote Himalayan villages. The inhabitants of Sethan are originally migrants from Tibet and Spiti Valley and you will get to observe their distinct culture and traditions.

Hampta

For nature lovers, Hampta Pass is a great adventure, and the terrains keep changing vividly at every juncture of the trek, added to it is the thrill of climbing a dramatic pass, which makes the trek even more adventurous. Standing on top of the pass, you can see the stark difference in the landscapes ahead and behind the pass. Hampta Pass Trek lets you experience 5 days of diverse landscapes in a beautiful mountain rhapsody.

About The Trek

Hampta Pass is located in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas and takes you to an altitude of 14,100 ft. The trek is a compilation of glaciers, gurgling streams, challenging terrains, and in many ways an extraordinary trek that needs to be on your bucket list.

Hampta

The trek starts from Jobra in Himachal Pradesh and true to its promise, the trek takes you through the endless natural beauty of Himachal. In the beginning, you will cross pine, maple, and birches from Jobra to Chika and the vast meadows often serve as grazing ground for cattle. En route to Balu ka Ghera, you will cross colorful rhododendron forests and carpets of wildflowers followed by rocky hills and shallow lakes to Hampta Pass with an incredible panorama of the Pir Panjal Range from the gateway of the pass. From the topmost point, it is a wonderful galore of mountain views sweeping down to the valleys below. The wonderful experience continues with the descent to Shea Goru, this is probably the most difficult part of the trek as you will be descending through a steep downhill path along a rocky and narrow pathway.

Hampta

The last treat awaits you at the end of the trek, Chandratal Lake. the glacial lake is beautifully nestled between the peaks of Pir Panjal at a height of 4250 meters. The lake water keeps changing color throughout the trek. Chhatru is your last campsite for the trek but before that, you have to cross a chilling stream by the campsite near Shea Goru. No need to worry, the water is low and the currents are weak. From here a simple walk along pasturelands will take you to Chhatru. From Chhatru its a short drive to Chandratal Lake. After spending some time at Chandratal, you will return to Chhatru and the following day you will drive back to Manali.

What You Can Expect At The Trek

In a single hike, you will cover two beautiful valleys, the verdant Kullu Valley and the arid Spiti Valley in Himachal. This is an easy-to-moderate trek with a few challenging sections, suitable for beginner venturers and seasoned trekkers. Along the trek, you will come across rocky inclines and high vertical climbs. Keep yourself hydrated and relaxed and follow the instructions of the trek leaders to get the best out of your experience.

Hampta

Since Hampta Pass is done in peak monsoon season, rain is a possibility and so carrying rain gear is a must on this trek. Also, the temperatures can get pretty cold, so carry enough warm layers with you to be comfortable on the trek.

Mobile connectivity is available in the village of Jobra but it is not very stable. There is no network on the trek. You will have quite a few stream crossings and expect snow at the pass, we will provide micro spikes to walk comfortably on snow. For more information, you watch our lsquo How to walk in the mountains rsquo video.

Hampta

If you want to experience snow, TTH suggests you go in June and if you are more inclined towards lush greenery then August and September are suggested. Shea Goru is the coldest campsite and you will also have to cross a river the next day without shoes, so pack floaters with you as well. Avoid flip-flops on the trek. Our trek leaders are mountaineering certified and they ensure high safety at all times of the trek. They will provide you with all the information that is necessary to appreciate a trek.

Hampta

The trek takes place through an eco-friendly zone and as such, we do not condone littering in the mountains. Always pay heed to the trek leaders to enjoy a safe and sound trek experience.

Major Attractions

Mountain Villages

The trek will follow along with some charming mountain villages, which are great place to relax and unwind. Sethan is one such village at 8,860 ft. A 45-minute drive from Manali, this Buddhist village is surrounded by the beautiful Dhauladhar Ranges. This village is a great place to acquaint yourself with the distinct Buddhist culture. The Hampta village located just below Sethan is another popular mountain village on the trek. The legend has it that Yudhistir took this route when journeying toward heaven.

The Pass Crossing

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Hampta

The most thrilling part of the trek, the Hampta Pass crossing is a thrilling adventure. You have to climb three ledges one after another on this trek and the pass itself is a wide passage that goes on for some time before it abruptly drops high up from the mountain, making it so much more interesting.

Diverse Terrains

Hampta

The beauty of a crossover trek is such that it showcases the distinct change in the landscapes of two different regions and Hampta Pass is no less. The expansive 5-day long stretch takes you from the lush Kullu Valley in Himachal to the cold desserts of Chandra Valley in Lahaul in a sheer spectacle of nature.

Beautiful Campsites

Balu

Balu ka Ghera and Shea Goru are two of the most beautiful campsites on the trek. The Balu Ka Ghera campsite lies on the edge of a river with the Hampta Pass looming right in front of you and the expansive valley behind, the Shea Goru campsite has a green setting with a stream in front and mountains encompassing the surrounding.

Flora And Fauna

Flora

This Himalayan trek also presents a good deal of biodiversity, you will get to see coniferous trees like Pinewood, Maple, Deodar, Silver Birch, and Oak trees. You will also spot wildlife like shepherd dogs, sheep, vibrant Himalayan birds like whistling thrushes, and white-capped redstart.

Mountain Views

Hampta

The trek presents stunning views of mountain ranges like the Dhauladhar Range and the Pir Panjal Range and from the top of the pass, you get to see panoramic views of Deo Tibba, Mt. Indrasen, and its glaciers.

Chandratal Lake

Chandratal

The beautiful Chandra Tal Lake is one of the most fascinating attractions of the trek. Surrounded by the red and brown mountains of Lahaul, and the Chandra River, the lake changes its colors throughout the day. Chandra Tal roughly translates to lsquo Moon Lake rsquo and it has a crescent-like shape. The Lake is steeped in mythology as well. As per Hindu Mythology, Chandratal is the point from where Yudhistir transcended to heaven in Indra rsquo s chariot.

Chandratal

Who can participate

    • Age; 10 years.
    • First timer can apply; previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
    • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 4 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.
    • The climber should be able to carry a 10-15 kg backpack.

     

    Health Awareness

    • Pulse rate at rest must be in between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
    • Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 - 130 mm Hg)
    • Respiratory rate at rest must be in between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)
    • Should not have Liver and kidney issues
    • Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Very High blood pressure etc
    • No pacemaker implant
    • People with the Sinus issues please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek
    • If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.

     

    Government Employees {SCL}

    Government Employees can avail the benefit of Special Casual Leave (SCL) when you join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rules of the Pay Commission, Special Casual Leave can be availed  for up to 30 days in a calendar year for trekking/mountaineering expeditions through a registered organization. Trek The Himalayas is a registered adventure tour operator by Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) and Ministry Of Tourism (MOT) 
    Trekkers have to apply for leave at least 20 days before trek departure date.

     

    Note

    • Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have a company of parent/guardian.
    • Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by parent/guardian.
    • Medical & Disclaimer Form (Mandatory Documents)    Click here

Itinerary

Day 1 : Manali To Chika Via Jobra | Walk Through Forest Cover
    • Altitude: Jobra - 3000 m/ 9,800 ft to Chika 3100 m/ 10,100 ft.
    • Drive: 2 hr to Jobra from Manali
    • Trek Distance:  2.5 km | Duration: 2hr from Jobra
    • Enough water through the trail
    • Easy to moderate trail
    • Stay in tent
    • Meeting Time and Place: 12 pm at The Woodbine, Naggar Rd, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131.
    • Reach Chika campsite by 5 pm

The trekking expedition starts at Manali where you will be driven to Jobra in a vehicle. Manali lies at an elevation of  6,700 ft. so it is a good place to acclimatize before you start the trek. The drive takes you along 40 hairpin bends before you arrive at Jobra, the drive time is around 2 hrs. You will get to see the beauty of the Kullu Valley all along the ride. Jobra is the base for your trek to Hampta Pass. It is situated at an altitude of 9,800 ft and the trek to Chika will take you to an altitude of 10,100 ft.

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Today is an easy trek along the banks of Rani Nallah through a mixed forest of pine, green maple, and birches. The trek initiates from Allain Guhugal Hydel Project junction and after you cross the main road, you follow the small path leading into a forest of Pine trees and other conifers like Maple, Oak, Deodar, and Toss. The slope that you will climb is not steep and is quite easy to climb. The surroundings are very beautiful, take a moment to appreciate the beauty of the environs before heading into a lush meadow strewn with small rocks all around. Twenty minutes into the trek and you will arrive at the bend that overlooks the meadow.

 

A little into the meadow and the Rani Nallah comes into view, it flows through the middle of the meadow making it look like a picture right out of a fairytale. Walk through the meadow or climb up the hill on the left-hand side, either way, you will reach Chika at the end of the vast meadow. Climbing the hill and descending to Chika is the easier route and the campsite lies in a huge patch of a green clearing. Rani River flows through the middle, which makes the perfect setting to pitch up a tent. You may also spot horses grazing in the meadows that make a perfect setting for some Instagram-worthy photographs.

Day 2 : Chika To Balu Ka Ghera | Stay At A Beautiful Campsite
    • Altitude: 3,600 m/ 11,900 ft.
    • Trek Distance: 8.5 km | Duration: 5 to 6 hrs.
    • Altitude Gain: 500 m/ 1,800 ft.
    • Moderate trail, gradual ascent.
    • Packed lunch will be provided.
    • Enough water on the way.
    • River crossing, boulder walk, and colorful tiny flowers on the way.

The next destination is Balu Ka Ghera. While the area is not visible from the Chika campsie but from the direction of the trail you can guess that it falls on the right-hand side. The trail will lead through boulders and rough terrain and the grade of the trek today is also an easy one and can be completed without any difficulty.

 

The entire stretch of the river\'s right bank is lined up with amazing dwarf Rhododendron trees. These trees will cover the lower and the central region and a cluster of silver birch trees cover up the upper region. Once you have reached the end of silver birch trees, wait a moment and look back to marvel at the entire range of Dhauladhar snow-clad peaks in front of you. The view is very picturesque. You will reach a clear stream waterfall to the left at a distance. This is the best place to fill your bottles.

 

After crossing the waterfall, the next route is towards the river to your left. You can go to the other side only by crossing the rivulet but you will have to wet your feet. Fair warning, the water is super cold and will definitely prick your feet. You can also jump from one rock to another in the stream and get to the opposite side. You must have finished half of the day\'s trek when you enter Jwara. Jwara is a beautiful scenic sheltered valley; huge snow-clad rocks at one side and the valley drops down to the river on the other side. You will feel like immersing yourself in the beauty of God\'s nature. You will find snows melting into the river and cattle grazing the land.

 

In front of you are snow-clad mountains and behind you lies the Hampta Pass. From here, the trail entwines along the riverside which will lead you to another rectangular valley. The path is covered with multi-colored flowers. The last of the tree lines vanish out of the sight and are left behind. It will take another half an hour or so to reach the end of the valley, which is the finishing part of Jwara. After Jwara, the path is a slope covered with snow and rocks. You will spot a variety of purple, yellow and pink wildflowers along the way. The terrain flattens out as you progress towards Balu Ka Ghera. You have to walk along a path of rocks and boulders and the rocks become more and more sparse as you progress towards Balu Ka Ghera.

 

Balu ka Ghera marks the end of the path, the name has nothing to do with the place. The place is covered with snow and greens whereas the name implies a mound of sand. But it is said that this place was formed with the sands and dust deposited by the river and hence the name. Balu ka Ghera campsite is a flat ground amidst the mountains that you will cross the next day to reach the pass. Balu ka Ghera is at an elevation of 11, 900 ft.

Day 3 : Balu Ka Ghera To Shea Goru | Panoramic Mountain Views
    • Altitude: Hampta Pass - 4,300 m/ 14,100 ft; Shea Goru- 3,900 m/ 12,900 ft
    • Trek Distance: 7 km | Duration: 10 hr
    • Altitude Gain: 300 m/ 1,000 ft
    • No water point on the way (depends on the condition of snow)
    • First 1 hr gradual ascent then steep ascent till the pass
    • Packed lunch at the pass, enjoy the view of Indrasen Peak
    • Around 2 hrs of steep descent and 1 hr of flat walk from the pass to the campsite
    • The coldest part of the trek
    • Stay in tent

You can split the journey into two halves, a steady ascent on a moderately steep slope to Hampta Pass, thence a sharp descent to Shea Goru. The highest altitude will be achieved on this day at Hampta Pass (14, 100 ft). The day starts by heading towards the mountains you spotted the previous day near Balu Ka Ghera. The trail is along the riverside. The view is amazing, tiny yellow and orange flowers along the river banks enhance its beauty.

 

The riverside trails take you further to the base followed by the actual climb to the Hampta pass. The trail fades out at some point so be mindful as to not get lost. When trekking with us, our trek leaders will lead you through the right trail so no worries about wandering away. It will take an hour to reach here. Another hour of the walk will take you to the first plateau. In summer, the place is completely covered with thick fresh snow. Otherwise, it is just patches of snow everywhere. The Deo Tibba peak will fall right in front of you.

 

You will reach another plateau and onto a ridge. It will take another half an hour to reach the ridge\\\\\\\\\\\\\\s end. Then from the first ridge trek further up to get on the second ridge. Hampta Pass is just a few meters and a bend away from the second ridge. The climb to Hampta Pass is a vertical one and is a hard mount. It will take about 15 minutes to reach the pass. Yes, by the time you reach there, you would be extremely tired but the site which unfolds in front of you is supremely stunning. Enjoy for some time in the pass, relish the beauty around, have your lunch and then get ready for the next descent to Shea Goru.

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The descent is trickier than the journey to the pass. The decline is so steep that you would not be able to locate the base of the mountain, not even by craning your neck. The best possible way to get down is either by sliding down the slope if there is snow or with the use of ropes for support. The route is a little meandering too. You will also spot Spiti from this point. In an hour and a half, a final u-turn will bring you to the base of the valley and the trail ahead will lead you to Shea Goru. The valley is secured by snow-clad mountains, and the side which is open is way to Shea Goru. The trek to Shea Goru is easy and on flat land. The river again flows to your right. Like Balu Ka Ghera, the Shea Goru campsite is also by the riverside. Set your camps on the grounds and retire for the night with a feeling of contentment at the heart.

Day 4 : Shea Goru To Chatru And Drive To Chandratal | Bask In the Serenity Of The Lake
    • Altitude: Chatru- 3,350 m/ 11,000 ft
    • Trek Distance: 7 km | Duration: 5 hr
    • Drive Distance: 49 km, 3 hr to Chandratal and back to the campsite, either on day 4 or day 5 (depending on road and weather conditions)
    • Altitude Loss: 550 m/ 1,900 ft
    • Gradual descent on the moraine
    • Start early in the morning
    • 2 to 3 water sources on the way
    • Hot lunch at campsite

You will cover Shea Goru to Chatru by foot and it will take approx 5 hours of easy downhill trek. Shea Goru is placed at an altitude of 12, 900ft and Chatru at 11, 000ft. It is a gentle trek downhill from Shea Goru. The trail here again is by the side of the river valley between mountain ranges. Some places can be a little slippery so be careful.

 

Chatru can be located at a distance. No vegetation can be seen in the barren mountains. The tricky part comes next. You will have to be careful as the trail might sometimes lead you to the edges of mountains and ridges. The route has slippery parts too. So, sure-footed and careful navigation is required to go further. Nevertheless, the trek is not as difficult as it sounds. You will for sure enjoy the sliding. Getting down the mountains will consume another two hours of your time. You will notice the Chandra River flowing below and a road that goes by its side. More than two Glaciers come next which are to be crossed. The other side of the Glacier is Chatru, the next camping zone. Choose a location that has the river running around.

 

Chatru is a magnificent camping site; it is a consensus of the three passes, Hampta, Rohtang, and Spiti. The location is just about another two hours away.

Day 5 : Chatru To Manali | Bid Adieu To The Mountains
    • Drive Distance: 85 km | Duration: 4 to 6 hr
    • Breakfast at campsite
    • Lunch on the way (not included in cost)
    • Make your further travel plan from Manali

     

    Note: You can visit Chandratal if road and weather condition permits us. If not, you will have to drive directly from Chatru to Manali and skip Chandratal altogether.

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It is time to say goodbye to the Spiti Valley and head back to Manila. A ride back from the Chatru campsite to Manali is scheduled for day 5. After this 7 hour journey full of mellow reminisces of the hills, you will be reaching Manali in the evening. An overnight journey after 06:00 pm to Delhi will hopefully work out best.

 

Chandratal Lake

 

A visit to Chandratal will be either on Day 4 or Day 5. You can hike up to the marvelous Chandratal Lake (known as the moon lake). Chandratal Lake is 45 km from Chatru campsite. The sheer blue color of the lake has an amazing effect on the surroundings. You can visit Chandratal only in the summer months if road and weather condition permits us. If not, you will have to drive directly from Chatru to Manali and skip Chandratal altogether.

How To Reach

  • Pick Up Place
  • Drop Place
  • Note

You have to reach Manali

Once you reach the assembly point of the trek in Manali. TTH will take care of your further travel, which is also the starting point of the trek.

Options

1.  Take overnight bus to Manali from Delhi or Chandigarh, taking a bus from Chandigarh is the most ideal option.

-Chandigarh to Manali Bus: 10 hours.

-Delhi to Manali Bus: 14 hours is hectic and takes more time.

We always recommend to go for the govt. Buses over the private ones outside the bus station as based on the experience we have found that there are very high chances of delay involved with private buses. Also, govt. Buses are always more reliable. Whichever bus you choose, just make sure to reach Manali at least by 9-10 am positively.

Take a flight to Chandigarh Airport and then travel by bus to Manali is the best option.

2. You can even take a flight to Bhuntar Airport but I would not recommend it because of the high prices of the flight and very high chances of cancellations. In case you do reach Bhuntar by flight, Manali is just a couple of hours away and you can easily get a bus or a private taxi till there. If you do plan to come via Bhuntar, make sure to reach at least a day before the trek starts.

 

3. You can even come via train, Pathankot railway station is from where you can get direct buses to Manali that is 300 km from there and would take an overnight journey. Even in this case, reach a day before at Manali.

Please click on Note section to know about Pick-up timing and vehicle type.

 

 

  • Pick-up place is Woodbine Hotel
  • Every one hase to reach Woodbine Hotel by 12:00 noon
  • Pick-up is included in the cost of the trek.
  • Trekkers will be dropped at Manali Gov Bus stand by 05:00 pm, for onward journy from Manali it is advisable to make arrangements after 07:00 pm.
  • TTH’s Tata Sumo (5-6 person), Tempo Traveller or similar vehicles will pick-up you.
  • If you wish to upgrade the transport service, please contact the Trek Coordinator.

Trekkers will be dropped at Manali Gov Bus Stand.

Cost Terms

  • Inclusions
  • Exclusions
  • Note
  • Tour Fee
  • Cancellation Policy

1. Accommodation. (Camping).
         • Camping on Day 1 to Day 4

2. Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg).
         • From the Day 1st Lunch to the Day 5th Lunch

3. Support Team.
         • 1 Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader
         • Guide (Number of guides depend on the group size)
         • 1 High Altitude chef
         • Support staff

4. First aid.
         • Medical kits
         • Stretcher
         • Oxygen cylinder

5. Transport (to and fro) as per the itinerary.
        • Manali to Jobra
        • Chatru to Manali with Chandratal

6. All necessary entry fees and permits.

7. Porters/mules to carry central equipment.

1. Food during the transit.
2. Any kind of personal expenses.
3. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
4. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.
5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Price Includes.

Things can be provided on demand and availability (participant has to pay extra for these things)

1- Satellite phone/setphone - is a type of mobile phone that connects via radio links via satellites orbiting the Earth instead of terrestrial cell sites like cellphones. Therefore, they can operate in most geographic locations on the Earth's surface.

2- Gamow/PAC HAPO Bag (Portable Hyperbaric Bag) - is a unique, portable hyperbaric chamber for the treatment of acute mountain sickness (AMS), also known as altitude sickness.

3- AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) - are portable life-saving devices designed to treat people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, a medical condition in which the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly

Normally TTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.
Charges of offloading backpack:-
Online-
INR 1500/- if you make an online payment, atleast 5 days in advance
The offload option can be selected during the booking process. In case you miss selecting it at that time, you can simply log in to your account and book the offload option from there.

Offline-
INR 2000/- if you inform us after reaching Manali
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

The fee can be paid by online transfer/Check deposit/Cash deposit/Demand draft. Instruction for
payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please
e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.

Cancellation terms:

For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Trek The Himalayas must be notified of the same in writing at [email protected]  At the time we receive your written cancellation, refunds based on the total fare are as follows.

Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 5% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 30% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 85% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • Book the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch
  • 50% deduction of trek fee
  • 80% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 70% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek

Refund options

  • Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend
  • No cash refund
  • 20% cash voucher for the same trip till one year
  • 10% cash voucher for any trip till one year

 

In the unlikely event that TTH cancels a trek prior to the scheduled departure date:

While it is extremely rare for TTH to cancel a trek, we understand that unforeseen circumstances or natural disasters may occasionally require us to do so before the scheduled departure. These circumstances could include continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that poses a risk to the safety of our trekkers. Additionally, unforeseeable events such as local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any similar situations that compromise the safety of the trekking experience may also necessitate a cancellation.

In the event of such a cancellation, TTH will provide you with a voucher equivalent to the amount you paid for the trek. This voucher can be redeemed for any of our treks within the next year, allowing you to still enjoy an adventure with us at a later date.

Note

  • The issuance of a voucher is not applicable in situations where you are required to descend from the trek for any reason. The trek leader may make the decision to send you down from the trek due to factors such as insufficient fitness level, symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), high blood pressure, exceeding the designated turn-around-time, health concerns, or if you are found smoking, drinking, or violating the rules set for the trek. In such cases, the provision of a voucher does not apply.

 

In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:

We would like to emphasize that weather conditions in high-altitude areas are highly unpredictable and can undergo sudden changes at any time, irrespective of the day. Additionally, circumstances beyond our control, such as natural disasters, political unrest, pandemics, and lockdowns, may impact the feasibility of conducting a trek. In cases where we are unable to proceed with an event due to such circumstances that are beyond our direct control, we will make every effort to provide you with an alternative trek that is safer and more suitable.

In such situations, we will issue a voucher to offset the cost difference between the originally scheduled trek and the alternative trek. This voucher can be redeemed at any time within one year from the date of issue. Please note that a refund fee or reimbursement of the cost difference is not applicable in these cases.

Note:

  • Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch
  • In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH
  • TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers

Cash Voucher Terms:

  1. This is a non-transferable voucher
  2. The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Trek The Himalayas
  3. The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Trek The Himalayas in India
  4. To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id
  5. All the other Terms of booking a trek with Trek The Himalayas are applicable to the voucher
  6. Trek The Himalayas holds rights to add/remove any of the Terms and Conditions without prior notice

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.

Trek Essential

  • Basic Gear
  • Clothes
  • Personal Utilities
  • Head Gears
  • Foot Gears
Back pack & rain cover(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cove20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stickAdvisable (At least one)
Water bottle/Hydration pack2 bottles of one liter each, People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter, Carry at least one thermos flask.
Personal Medical KitConsult your doctor
SnacksEnergy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
T-shirts4 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts1 Nos.
Fleece jacket1 Nos. (Alternative: a woolen sweater)
Down feather / Hollofil jacket1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)1 Pair
Trek pants3 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Fleece/woolen gloves1 Pair
Poncho1 Nos.
Sunscreen creamMoisturiser
Hand sanitizerAntibacterial powder
Toothbrush and toothpasteLip balm / Chapstick
Toilet Paper & wipesQuick dry towel
Head torch1 Nos. (Avoid Hand torch)
Woolen cap1 Nos.
Balaclava1 Nos. (Optional)
Neck-gaiters1 Nos.
SunglassesDark with side cover, it should be U/V protected, People who wear spectacles- (A)- Use contact lenses. (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.
Trekking shoes1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops1 Pair
Cotton socks6 pairs
Woolen socks1 pairs
Gaiters1 Pair (TTH will Provide)

Important Links

  • Trek Hacks: How to choose your trekking shoes   Read more
  • To rent or not to rent   Read more
  • Mandatory Documents to Bring on A Trek   Read more
  • Health Awareness for Trekking in the Himalayas   Read more
  • Medical & Disclaimer Form    Read more

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16.5 - 18.5 Underweight
18.5 - 25 Normal
25 - 30 Overweight

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Hampta Pass Trek?

The Hampta Pass Trek is a popular trekking expedition in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, which takes you through the scenic landscape of the Himalayas and offers stunning views of the mountains and valleys.

How long does the Hampta Pass Trek take?

The Hampta Pass Trek typically takes around 4-5 days to complete, depending on the route and weather conditions.

What is the best time to do the Hampta Pass Trek?

The best time to do the Hampta Pass Trek is from mid-June to September when the weather is relatively stable and the snow has melted, making the trek less difficult.

Is previous trekking experience necessary for the Hampta Pass Trek?

No, previous trekking experience is not necessary for the Hampta Pass Trek, but a good level of fitness is required due to the steep and rocky terrain.

What is the level of physical fitness required for the Hampta Pass Trek?

The Hampta Pass Trek requires a moderate level of physical fitness as the trek involves moderate ascents and descents, rocky terrain, and potential altitude sickness. It is recommended to undergo physical training and preparation before attempting the trek.

What documents are required for the Hampta Pass Trek?

To undertake the Hampta Pass Trek, you will need to bring following documents.

Medical Disclaimer filled and signed by a certified doctor (MBBS). Carry 1 hard copy with the original one.
Original and printed copies of ID and address proof Aadhar/Voter Card/ Passport/ Driving License
Complete vaccination certificate Or RT-PCR test report
2 Passport-size photographs

What is the altitude of the Hampta Pass Trek?

The Hampta Pass Trek reaches its pinnacle at an impressive altitude of 4,300 meters (14,100 feet), offering breathtaking views and a thrilling adventure for hikers.

Is it safe to do the Hampta Pass Trek?

Yes, the Hampta Pass Trek is generally considered safe, but with any trek, there are inherent risks involved. It is important to follow safety guidelines, such as staying hydrated, wearing appropriate clothing and footwear, and avoiding overexertion.

What is the accommodation like on the Hampta Pass Trek?

Accommodation on the Hampta Pass Trek typically includes camping in tents in twin sharing basis.

What is the level of difficulty of the Hampta Pass Trek?

The Hampta Pass Trek is considered to be of easy to moderate. It involves moderate ascents and descents, with some steep sections and challenging terrain. It is recommended for trekkers with some prior hiking experience and a reasonable level of fitness.

Can I join the Hampta Pass Trek solo?

Yes, Our Hampta Pass Trek welcomes solo trekkers. Join us for an incredible adventure as we cater to the needs and preferences of individual hikers.

What is the distance covered on the Hampta Pass Trek?

The distance covered on the Hampta Pass Trek is approximately 26
kilometres (16 miles)
.

What is the level of altitude sickness risk on the Hampta Pass Trek?

The altitude sickness risk on the Hampta Pass Trek is considered moderate. The highest point reached on the trek is approximately 14,100 feet (4,300 meters) at the Hampta Pass. While this altitude is not extremely high, it is still important to take necessary precautions. It is advisable to acclimatize properly, maintain a gradual ascent, stay hydrated, and listen to your body for any signs of altitude sickness. It is always recommended to consult with a medical professional before undertaking any high-altitude trek.

Where is the meeting and drop point in Hampta Pass Trek?

Meeting Place & Time

Reporting Time: 12:00 PM Drop Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm (Timings are subject to change based on weather and road conditions). Please reach Manali a day before to avoid any kind of delays.

Meeting Point ( Pickup): The Woodbine, Naggar Rd, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131

Here is Google’s location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/KNRebAfyhzaFoWxv6

Drop Point: Manali Bus Stand

What type of toilet facility is TTH providing at the trek?

Toilet tents provide a convenient solution for answering nature's call in the great outdoors. Dry toilets, in particular, offer a highly sanitary approach. By digging a pit and utilizing mud and a shovel, you can easily cover up your waste. This method ensures cleanliness and hygiene while camping or exploring in the forest.

Remember to pack essential toiletries to complete your outdoor bathroom kit and maintain proper personal hygiene during your adventures. With these practices in place, you can enjoy nature while also respecting it.

Is mobile network available in Hampta Pass Trek?

Heading for a thrilling trek from Manali, Brace yourself for a complete network blackout. Prioritize informing your family about the lack of connectivity in the mountains.
Stay connected by sharing the contact number of your Trek coordinator, who will provide essential updates during your journey.

What should I pack for the Hampta Pass Trek?

Here are some of the essentials you should pack for the trek:

1. Trekking shoes: A good pair of trekking shoes is essential for a comfortable trek. Make sure your shoes are well-fitted, sturdy and provide good grip on the trail.

2. Warm Clothing: The weather can be unpredictable in the mountains, so it's important to carry warm clothing, including thermal innerwear, fleece jackets, down jacket, and waterproof jacket.

3. Trekking pants: Carry comfortable and quick-drying trekking pants that are suitable for the weather conditions.

4. Backpack: A good quality backpack with a capacity of 40-50 liters is ideal for carrying your essentials during the trek.

5. Headlamp/Flashlight: Carry a good quality headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries for trekking during early morning or late evening hours.

6. Water bottle: Carry a reusable water bottle and stay hydrated throughout the trek.

7. Snacks: Carry energy bars, dry fruits, and snacks for instant energy during the trek.

8. First aid kit: Carry a basic first aid kit, including band-aids, antiseptic cream, pain relief spray, and medicines for altitude sickness.

9. Sun protection: Carry sunscreen lotion, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself from the harsh sun rays.

10. Trekking poles: Trekking poles can help in maintaining balance and reduce the strain on your knees while trekking.