Hampta Pass and Chandratal Lake Trek
Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India
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  • Trip introduction

    The Hampta Pass trek is one of the most dramatic crossovers treks in the Himalayas. The entire trail of this trek involves stark changes in the landscape. The lush maple forest of Jobra gives way to the vast grassland of Chika, which then leads to gorgeous meadows of Jwara. The sandy terrain of Balu ka Ghera transforms into snow-carpeted Hampta Pass, flanked by the towering mountains of Kullu Valley. Traversing the Hampta Pass brings you to the Lahaul-Spiti Valley. You will go on a short drive in the valley and hike towards the magnificent crescent-shaped Chandratal Lake. This entire trek is moderately difficult but suitable for fit beginners.

    Destination

    The Hampta Pass stretches at an elevation of 14,100 feet in the Pir Panjal range of Himachal Pradesh. It serves as a crossover from the verdant Kullu Valley to barren Spiti, and is regularly used by shepherds and locals from the region around. On this trek, you'll be camping alongside a stream in the middle of green hills, and scramble over boulders in the dry, brown Spiti moonscape. You will also experience the thick, mixed forests of Jobra, the undulating meadows of Chika, and the heavenly sight of Chandratal Lake.

    Destination highlights

    • Experience the dramatic changes in the landscape of the Hampta Pass trek everyday.
    • Trek to the delightful Chandratal Lake.
    • Hike through the verdant meadows of Jwara.
    • Camp at spectacular locations with the setting of snowy mountains and green grasslands.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Please do not consume alcohol or any others intoxicants before or during the trek.

    Strictly avoid littering while trekking, and also at campsites.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellation made 15 days before the departure of Hampta Pass trek: Full refund (excluding 15% service charges)

    NO REFUND will be provided if cancellation is made within 8-15 days of the departure of Hampta Pass trek, however, you can postpone the trek to some other departure date or you can book some another trek of this operator only.

    NO REFUND if cancellation is made within 7 days of the departure of Hampta Pass trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure the maximum safety of travellers and will not be held responsible for any accidents during Hampta Pass trek.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the Hampta Pass trek due to any unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather or natural calamities. Travellers will be required to bear any costs arising due to such a change in the itinerary.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Prini, Manali
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    Drop off point
    Manali
    Mode of transport
    Private vehicle
    Start point
    Jobra
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    End point
    Chhatru
    Time of departure
    10:00 AM
    Time of return
    04:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    19 hours
    Total distance covered
    36 km
    Start point elevation
    6560 feet
    Maximum elevation
    14100 feet
    Minimum elevation
    6560 feet
    Average per day distance
    9 km
  • Day 1 of Hampta Pass Trek: Arrive at Prini, Trek to Chika

    Meet your fellow trekkers and the operator at Prini village, Manali by 10:00 hours. After a short briefing session and lunch at Prini, you will be driven to Jobra, the start point of this trek. Trek through the dense forest of maple, pine and oak trees, and traverse stream. You will arrive at the open grassland of Chika in 3-4 hours of trekking. From Chika, you will get spectacular views of Deo Tibba and Indrasan peak. Camp beside the coursing Rani ka Nallah stream for tonight.

    Day 2 of Hampta Pass Trek: Chika to Balu ka Gera Trek

    After breakfast and breif itinerary of the day, you will leave for Balu ka Gera. Traverse narrow wooden bridges on the way and cross the gushing Jwara Nallah with knee-deep water level. You will then continue to ascend through the dense jungle until you see the alpine meadow dotted with white and yellow flowers. Overnight in tents at Balu ka Gera.

    Day 3 of Hampta Pass Trek: Balu ka Gera to Shia Goru via Hampta Pass Trek

    Today you will traverse the Hamta Pass and arrive at Shia Goru. It's going to be long day of trekking through steep slopes and rugged terrain to reach the Hampta Pass. Arriving at the pass, you will make a stop en route for lunch and take pictures in the beautiful setting of snow-capped mountains and the green valley. As you move onwards to Shia Goru, you will be astonished to notice the sudden change in the landscape - the verdant valley of Kullu transforms into a barren landscape of Ladakh. You will have to be extremely careful while descending to Shia Goru, as the route is rugged and treacherous. Overnight in tents at Shia Goru.
    /Hampta Pass Chandratal Lake Trek Himachal Pradesh Adventure TravelThe Great Next Traverse the snow-covered Hampta Pass Valley.

    Day 4 of Hampta Pass Trek: Shia Goru to Chhatru Trek, Drive to Chandratal

    Today's trek consists mostly of descent alongside the Chandra river. You will trek until Chhatru, from where you get great views of Spiti Valley, Rohtang La and Pir Panjal ranges. Board a private vehicle to Chandratal Lake. Vehicles can only go up to a certain point, after which you are required to hike for a short distance to arrive at Chandratal. The serenity in the atmosphere around the lake is unfathomable. After spending some around the lake, descent back to Chhatru for overnight stay in tents.

    Day 5 of Hampta Pass Trek: Drive from Chhatru to Manali

    The trekking days are over! It's now time to sit back and relax. Hop onto a private vehicle and enjoy a scenic ride through the ghats and enjoy the scenic mountain views. You will reach Manali in the afternoon. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Prini
    End point
    Chika
    Day start time
    10:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 km
    Trekking time
    3 hours

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Chika
    End point
    Balu ka Gera
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 km
    Trekking time
    6 hours

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Balu ka Gera
    End point
    Shia Goru
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    14 km
    Trekking time
    8 hours

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Shia Goru
    End point
    Chhatru
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    8 km
    Trekking time
    4 hours

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Chhatru
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Accommodation in tents on twin/triple sharing basis
    • Sleeping mattress, blankets and pillows
    • Transfers from Prini village to the start point of the trek
    • Transfers from Chhatru to Manali
    • Breakfast from Day 2 to Day 5
    • Lunch from Day 1 to Day 4
    • Evening snacks from Day 1 to Day 4
    • Dinner from Day 1 to Day 4
    • All permits, as required
    • First aid kit
    • Services of an experienced trek leader and support staff
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Porter for personal luggage
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks, medical evacuation, etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Trekking shoes with ankle support (preferably waterproof)
    • Wind and waterproof jacket
    • Down jacket
    • Fleece jacket
    • Full sleeved shirt/t-shirt
    • Quick dry apparels
    • Trekking pants/shorts
    • Thermal inners
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Accommodation in tents on twin/triple sharing basis
    • Sleeping mattress, blankets and pillows
      You need to get
    • Government-issued ID card
    • Backpack (50-60 litres) with raincover
    • Day-pack with raincover
    • Walking pole
    • Antibacterial powder
    • Sleeping bags
    • 2x Water bottle (1 litre)
    • Trekking shoes with ankle support (preferably waterproof)
    • Lunch box and spoons/forks
    • Flashlight/headlamp with spare batteries
    • Sun-cap
    • Sunglasses (with UV protection)
    • Towel
    • Camera with extra batteries
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Gaiters
    • Personal utilities like sunscreen cream, hand sanitizer, moisturiser, antibacterial powder, toilet paper and wet wipes, toothpaste, lip balm, quick dry towel, etc.
    • Woollen cap
    • Balaclava/neck gaiters
    • Spare sandals to use at the campsite
    • Cotton/woollen socks
    • Woollen gloves
    • Synthetic waterproof gloves
    • Personal medical kit

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of Hampta Pass Trek: Arrive at Prini, Trek to Chika

    Overnight in tents at Chika.

    Arrive at Prini village in Manali before 10:00 hours. You will be driven to Jaubri after lunch. Today's meal package includes lunch and dinner only. In the evening, enjoy a cup of ginger/lemon/honey/masala/milk tea with veg pakoda/maggi/popcorn. Mattresses, blankets and pillows will be available in your tents.

    Day 2 of Hampta Pass Trek: Chika to Balu ka Gera Trek

    Overnight in tents at Balu ka Gera.

    Trek from Chika to Balu ka Gera. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the evening, enjoy a cup of ginger/lemon/honey/masala/milk tea with veg pakoda/maggi/popcorn. Mattresses, blankets and pillows will be available in your tents.

    Day 3 of Hampta Pass Trek: Balu ka Gera to Shia Goru via Hampta Pass Trek

    Overnight in tents at Shia Goru.

    Trek from Balu ka Gera to Shia Goru. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the evening, enjoy a cup of ginger/lemon/honey/masala/milk tea with veg pakoda/maggi/popcorn. Mattresses, blankets and pillows will be available in your tents.

    Day 4 of Hampta Pass Trek: Shia Goru to Chhatru Trek, Drive to Chandratal

    Overnight in tents at Chhatru.

    Trek from Shia Goru to Chhatru and drive to Chandratal. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the evening, enjoy a cup of ginger/lemon/honey/masala/milk tea with veg pakoda/maggi/popcorn. Mattresses, blankets and pillows will be available in your tents.

    Day 5 of Hampta Pass Trek: Drive from Chhatru to Manali

    Your trip ends by afternoon.

    Drive from Chhatru to Manali. Today's meal package includes breakfast only. Please note that lunch is not included in the package.

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