Hampta Pass and Chandratal lake trek in Himachal Pradesh, India

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About Hampta Pass

Hampta Pass lies in the Lahaul and Spiti district in Himachal Pradesh, India. At 14,100 feet, the Hampta Pass connects two beautiful valleys Kullu and Lahaul and the trek takes you across the Pir Panjal Range, in the foothills of the Himalayas. This region is known for its bewitching landscape and the Hampta Pass trek is perfect if you want to experience the picturesque valleys of Kullu and Manali before moving into the more arid, desolate landscape of Lahaul. The showstopper however, is the visit to the turquoise Chandratal Lake.

About the Hampta Pass trek and Chandratal Trek

This is one of the best loved treks in the Himalayas, and rightly so. It is a moderately difficult trek that includes the thrill of being able to scale a pretty high mountain pass, but is easy enough that beginners are able to tackle the challenges of the trail. The Hampta trek starts from Kullu near Manali and you will be trekking through lush green valleys, mixed forests of spruce, pine, maple and oak, with birds chirping, shaggy sheep dogs, and goats dotting the landscape. You'll also see a colourful abundance of wildflowers depending on the season. As the Hampta trek progresses, the ground changes underfoot, moving into the strikingly bare environs of the Lahaul region, known for its pristine beauty and if you're lucky, you'll be walking on snow on the Pass day.

One of the highlights of the trek is camping at the Chandratal or moon lake - one of the finest high altitude alpine lakes in the country. Your Chandratal lake trek will end on a high note at your gorgeous campsite close to the lake. You’ll be tempted to dip your feet into the cool waters of the mountain lake. Apart from the heavenly sight of the Chandratal lake, the trek offers incredible views of glacial valleys, thick pine forest, open meadows, adrenaline pumping waterways, the fjords at Balu ka Gera and an adventurous crossing of a high altitude pass. When you come back home, you’re going to have a hard time deciding which part of this trek you loved best!

Hampta Pass weather: When to vist Hampta Pass and Chandratal Lake

The Hampta Pass experiences cool weather throughout the year and the best season to visit is May to September. There are some campsites on the Hampta Pass trek that are cold and windy, but your operator will ensure that you are equipped with good quality tents and sleeping bags. Dress in warm layers and remember to keep your hands, head and feet warm.

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Hampta Pass trek
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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The Hampta Pass trek is one of the best treks in the Himalayas, and also one of the most popular. Reaching as high as 14,000 feet, but suitable for fit first-timers, this five-day Hampta Pass trek itinerary takes you on a picturesque adventure. You'll start in the lush environs of Manali, and trek through pine forests and into the more stark landscape of Spiti. The third day involves a rather demanding climb up the Hampta Pass, which will be well worth it when you see the breathtaking views.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in triple/quadruple sharing tents
  • Sleeping bags and mats
  • Common dry toilet tent
  • All meals during trek
  • Transfer from Manali base camp to Jobra and back
  • Lockers at base camp for storage (if required)
  • Wash and change facility at the base camp
  • Experienced and professional guides
  • Porters or mules for camping equipment
  • Camping fees, permits, forest entry as required
  • All necessary safety equipment
  • Certificate on completion
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Porter for personal luggage (can be arranged at an extra cost)
  • Meals during road journey
  • Airfare or transportation to Manali from your base city
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses towards medical or other emergencies
  • Unforeseen handling costs due to weather disturbance, landslides, political unrest etc.
  • Personal expenses towards tips, telephone calls, laundry, beverage etc
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5-Day Trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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This 5 day trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal is one of the most fun treks in Himachal Pradesh. It is a moderate trek with some steep stretches, so is suitable for fit beginners. The route starts from the lush greenery of the Kullu Valley, and takes you through the pass into the arid Spiti Valley. You'll see the landscape changing with each day, and will enjoy the change from cool pine forests to rolling expanses of weather-bleached hills. The showstopper however, is the visit to the turquoise Chandratal Lake, where you'll find peace and beauty under the open skies.
    Inclusions
  • Tented accommodation on triple sharing basis during the trek
  • Vegetarian meals during the trek
  • All permits for Indian nationals
  • Transport from Manali and back to Manali
  • First aid kit
  • Tents, sleeping bags, crampons and gaiters if required
  • Qualified and experienced trek leader and support staff
    Exclusions
  • Trekking poles, jackets, boots etc
  • Any deviation from the plan or detour
  • Rise in cost due to unforeseen natural causes
  • Porter/mules charges for carrying personal luggage.
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Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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The Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek is one of the best treks in the Himalayas, and also one of the most popular. Reaching as high as 14,000 feet, but suitable for fit first-timers, this five-day Hampta Pass trek itinerary takes you on a picturesque adventure. You'll start in the lush environs of Manali, and trek through pine forests and into the more stark landscape of Spiti. The third day involves a rather demanding climb up the Hampta Pass, which will be well worth it when you see the breathtaking views. But the highlight is the visit to Chandratal at the end. Chandratal is a spectacular blue lake that sparkles like a gem in the midst of the stark terrain. You'll have some time to explore the surrounding area and take plenty of photographs before heading back to Manali.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in triple/quadruple sharing tents
  • Sleeping bags and mats
  • Common dry toilet tent
  • All meals during trek
  • Transfer from Manali base camp to Jobra
  • Lockers at base camp for storage (if required)
  • Wash and change facility at the base camp
  • Experienced and professional guides
  • Porters or mules for camping equipment
  • Camping fees, permits, forest entry as required
  • All necessary safety equipment
  • Certificate on completion
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Transport from Chatru to Chandratal/Manali (This will be collected on the spot if weather allows it. Will cost between INR 800 to INR 2000 per person)
  • Porter for personal luggage (can be arranged at an extra cost)
  • Meals during road journey
  • Airfare or transportation to Manali from your base city
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses towards medical or other emergencies
  • Unforeseen handling costs due to weather disturbance, landslides, political unrest etc.
  • Personal expenses towards tips, telephone calls, laundry, beverage etc
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Hampta Pass and Chandratal Trek
Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
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Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
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6
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This trek to Hampta Pass and Chadratal Lake takes you to the gorgeous landscapes of Himachal Pradesh as you trek through dense forests and towering mountains. En route to Hampta Pass, you'll catch breathtaking views of the snow-covered mountains of Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal. As you climb uphill to an altitude of 14,000 feet, you'll spend your days hiking through thick jungles of pine trees and crossing rivers over dangling wooden bridges. In the evening, you'll reach picturesque locations where you'll spend the night in tents pitched under the star-studded Himalayan skies.

Another highlight of the trip, you'll visit the famed moon-shaped Chandratal Lake and admire the barren and brown mountains that flank the still waters of the lake.

Please note that a minimum of 2 travellers are needed to book this trek.
    Inclusions
  • Travel arrangements in jeep or similar vehicle from Manali-Manali
  • Accommodation in dome tents on triple sharing basis
  • All equipment required for camping
  • Dome tents, sleeping bags and mattresses
  • Common kitchen/dining and toilet tents
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 6
  • Services of experienced trekking guide and camping crew
  • Permit charges, entry fees and camping charges
  • First aid kit
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Transport between base city and Manali
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
  • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, alcohol or beverages etc.
  • Travel or medical insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
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Hampta Pass and Chandratal Trek
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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The Hampta Pass trek is one of the most well-known treks in Himachal Pradesh. The reason that so many people love the Hampta Pass trek is that it isn't too hard, but takes you to 14,000 feet in just 5 days. In addition, you get to experience all the adrenalin of scrambling over glaciers, navigating a challenging section at the pass, and walking over snowy patches and rocky stretches.
    Inclusions
  • Travel arrangements from Manali-Manali in shared, private vehicle
  • Accommodation in tents for 4 nights on twin-sharing basis
  • All equipment required to go camping: tents, sleeping bags, mattresses
  • Common kitchen/dining and toilet tents
  • Vegetarian meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5
  • Technical or safety gear required for trekking, if any
  • Permit charges, entry fees and camping charges
  • Services of experienced trek leader and camping crew
  • Services of porters/mules to carry common camping equipment
  • First aid kit (including oxygen cylinder)
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Travel arrangements between home city and Manali
  • Any accommodation or meals in Manali
  • Any meals during transit in vehicles
  • Services of porters/mules to carry personal luggage (available at an extra cost of INR 1,500, for the entire trip, for a rucksack of maximum 11 kgs)
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
  • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
  • Adventure travel or health insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
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Trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal
Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
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This trek to the Hampta Pass takes you deep into the interiors of the Himalayas. From varied landscapes of meadows and pine forests, to snowy mountains and a barren terrain, you'll get to experience the full beauty of the Himalayas. Your Hampta Pass trek ends at the enchanting moon-shaped Chandratal Lake. With its clear blue waters reflecting the arid mountains around it, this day is the cherry on the top of this trek.

This itinerary gives you time to enjoy the beautiful campsites that you'll be stopping at, with short walks to explore rivers and viewpoints each day. This 6-day trek to Hampta Pass is perfect for seasoned trekkers as well as fit first timers.
    Inclusions
  • Transport from Manali-Manali as per itinerary, in private shared vehicles
  • Meals from packed lunch on Day 1 to packed lunch on Day 6
  • Snacks and soup in the evening
  • Accommodation for 5 nights in alpine tents on twin sharing basis
  • Sleeping bags with fleece lining
  • Camping mattresses
  • Toilet tents, separate for men and women travellers
  • Microspikes, if required, on hard ice
  • Gaiters, if required, in deep snow
  • Qualified trek leaders and support staff
  • Mules/porters for common camping equipment
  • Camping permits and charges, if any
  • Permits and fees for Chandratal Lake
  • Bonfire, if weather permits
  • Activities at the campsite, if time permits
  • First aid kit
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Upgrade to single occupancy at an additional cost of INR 500 (excludes taxes)
  • Personal porters can be arranged for an additional cost of INR 300 (excludes taxes) per rucksack, per day
  • Raincoat/poncho on rent can be arranged for INR 100 (excludes taxes) per day
  • Trekking pole on rent can be arranged for INR 100 (excludes taxes) per day
  • Personal expenses such as extra meals, soft drinks, tips, telephone calls, etc.
  • Additional costs due to unforeseen circumstances such as road blocks, landslides, political unrest, natural calamities, etc.
  • Insurance
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Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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If you are looking for an adventure that offers a gamut of different landscapes, then the Hampta Pass trek is the best option for you. From grasslands to snowy patches, raging rivers to high rocky mountains, it has it all! Apart from the thrill of trekking, you'll also experience the more peaceful joys of Himalayan trekking. You'll see flocks of sheep grazing on the green slopes. You'll visit Chandratal, a serene blue lake in the shape of a moon. This lake, and the area around it, emanates a quiet beauty of a different quality. And the best part is: thanks to its varying landscapes, the Hampta Pass trek is considered as one of the best treks for first time trekkers and photographers!
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  • Transport from Manali to Manali
  • Accommodation in tents on triple sharing basis
  • Sleeping bags and mats
  • Kitchen tent and utensils
  • Toilet tents
  • Meals while on trek (veg + eggs)
  • All necessary permits and entry fees
  • Qualified and professional trek leader
  • Guide and support staff
  • Service tax
    Exclusions
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Food during transit
  • Insurance
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under inclusions
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Trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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The real beauty of this Hampta Pass trek is that you warm up your trekking muscles in the picturesque valleys of Kullu and Manali before moving into the more arid, desolate landscape of Lahaul. It shows you the best of Himalayan experiences, from alpine meadows and friendly shepherds to scree-covered slopes that require your complete focus. You’ll end on a high note at Chandratal, a blue lake with cool mountain water that will tempt you to dip your toes in.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in alpine tents on twin-sharing basis for 4 nights
  • Clean sleeping bags and sleeping mattresses
  • Separate toilet tents for men and women
  • Kitchen/dining tent
  • All meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5
  • Porter/mules for camping equipment
  • Forest entry fees, camping permits
  • 2 guides for 15 trekkers
  • First Aid kit
  • All applicable taxes
  • Transport from Manali-Manali as per itinerary
    Exclusions
  • Porters /mules for personal baggage (can be arranged for INR 2100 per person, per bag)
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras,etc
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages
  • Personal expenses like tips, laundry, telephone calls, etc
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, injury, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Any meals or snacks not mentioned in inclusions
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Hampta Pass and Chandratal
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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This trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal takes you from the green Kullu Valley, through gorgeous landscape and over boulder-strewn paths, and into the stark Spiti Valley. On this trip, you'll camp at scenic campsites beside sparkling streams at night, and spend days walking through the peaceful wilderness with the blue skies above and the mountains all around.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in tents on twin or triple sharing basis
  • All meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 4 (vegetarian)
  • Camping equipment like sanitised sleeping bags, sleeping mats
  • Kitchen/dining tent
  • Toilet tent
  • Wildlife and environmental permits/fees
  • Professional guides
  • A qualified doctor to accompany every trek
  • Transport from Chandratal to Manali as per itinerary in local cars/jeeps
  • First-aid kit
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Cost of travel to and from Manali from your city
  • Insurance (Personal/baggage/medical)
  • Any expenses other than mentioned in inclusions
  • Any expenses that arise due to change in itinerary due to natural calamities.
  • Personal porter (can be arranged for INR 500 per day, per bag of 10 kgs)
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Trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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The Hampta Pass trek offers you an exciting combination of lush green Himachal valleys and the stark landscapes of Lahaul and Spiti. You'll walk through meadows and thick oak and cedar-scented forests, followed by some tricky ice-covered trails that require careful negotiating. You'll find yourself going through gushing rivers one day, while trekking across deserted hilly regions the next. And let’s not forget the views that the Hampta Pass trek has to offer; from the Dhauladhar Ranges to the Chandra Valley to the Lahual and Spiti peaks; this trek is a spectacular adventure in all its aspects.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in tents on twin or triple sharing basis
  • Sleeping bags and roll-on mattresses
  • Kitchen tent
  • Toilet tent with handwash and toilet rolls
  • Transport from Manali to Manali
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5
  • Qualified and experienced trek leaders, guide, support staff
  • First aid treatment/facilities
  • Any permit charges, forest entry fee and camping charges required
  • Any trekking equipment if needed
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Stay and food at Manali or food during transit
  • Porters or mules for personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 2000 per person, for the entire trip)
  • Any cost other than those that in inclusions
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Trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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The Hampa Pass trek is a perfect combination of the best of Himachal Pradesh: glacial valleys, pine forests, open meadows, limpid waterways and a thrilling adventurous crossing through a high-altitude pass that connects two valleys. In one crossing, you'll move from the greenery of Kullu Valley to the stark valley of Lahaul on the other side. This itinerary gives you a whole day of fun at Chandratal Lake, because you'll be camping a short drive away. With this schedule, you can take in the views and enjoy the lake for longer than most Hampta Pass treks.
    Inclusions
  • Transport from Manali to Manali
  • Accommodation in tents on triple sharing basis
  • Sleeping bags and mats
  • Toilet tents
  • Kitchen and dining tent
  • All meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5
  • Permits and entry charges
  • Trek guide and support staff fees
  • Porters/mules for carrying common luggage
  • First-aid kit
  • All trekking, camping and safety equipment
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Meals during the drive
  • Personal utensils
  • Personal insurance
  • Charges for still/video cameras
  • Personal expenses including telephone calls, laundry, tips, portage/ mules charges, etc.
  • Additional costs incurred due to weather or other unforeseen situations
  • Anything not mentioned above in the inclusions
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Hampta Pass and Chandratal with Kunzum La
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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This unique itinerary offers you a fun-filled combination route that takes you to Hampta Pass and Chandratal, as well as Kunzum La, Kaza, Ki and Kibber. You'll visit Ki Monastery, and enjoy a road trip through Spiti region.

This premium trek combines multiple ways to experience the magical landscape that you're trekking through. Every evening, once camp has been set up, you'll have the option to go on short hikes to viewpoints. You can also head out for an evening photography tour to capture the best shots of your trek.
    Inclusions
  • Transport to and from Patlikuhl bus stand, Manali
  • Personal porters for up to 10 kgs per person
  • Accommodation in comfortable tents on twin sharing basis
  • Complimentary road trip to Kaza, Ki, Kibber
  • Evening hikes to viewpoints
  • Evening photography tour
  • All meals during the trek (only vegetarian)
  • Sanitized sleeping bags, sleeping mats
  • Kitchen/dining tent and toilet tent
  • Permit fees
  • All transportation as per itinerary in local cars / jeeps
  • First-aid
  • Professional guides
  • A qualified doctor to accompany every trek
  • Optional complimentary accommodation for one night before and after the trek in the operator's campsite near Manali, in comfortable rooms on twin sharing basis with home-cooked meals
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Cost of travel to and from Manali from your city
  • Meals during transit
  • Insurance (Personal/baggage/medical
  • Any expenses other than mentioned in inclusions
  • Any expenses that arise due to change in itinerary