Hampta Pass and Chandratal lake trek in Himachal Pradesh, India

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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Special Trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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The Special 14k trek brings you all the glory of conquering 14,000 feet, with the pleasures of effortless camping and living. Your trek is fully catered to your comfort, from start to finish. A private SUV takes you to the start in the charming green valleys of Kullu and Manali. A personal porter carries your bag, leaving you free to enjoy the trek. Every evening, your tents will be set up, and your personal sleeping bags and mattresses laid out for you. All you have to do is change into a comfortable pair of camp shoes or slippers and enjoy a little quiet time and fresh air at the end of a trekking day. Your team will ply you with delicious food, tea and coffee throughout. And here's the question everyone worries about most: you'll have the privacy of separate toilet tents for men and women, with portable toilet seats. There's nothing for you to worry about on this trek. Take your time, enjoy the experience, and come back full of stories.
    Inclusions
  • 2 guides for the group
  • Accomodation in comfortable tents on twin sharing
  • Clean and fresh sleeping bags and camping mattresses
  • Toilet tents with portable toilet seats
  • All meals as specified
  • Forest entry charges, permits and camping fees
  • First-aid kit
  • Transport from and back to Manali as per the itinerary
  • Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment, rations
  • Porters/mules for your personal baggage
  • Service tax
    Exclusions
  • Any costs or services not mentioned in inclusions
  • Any charges for video cameras or still cameras
  • Charges for alcohol or soft drinks or beverages
  • Personal expenses like tips or laundry or telephone calls
  • Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like landslides, bad weather or road blocks, etc.
  • Insurance
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Trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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The Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek is a complete Himalayan adventure. It takes you through charming villages, up through thick forests and high altitude meadows filled with mountain flowers, through a snow-packed pass, and then on to the dry landscape of Lahaul. The highlight of the trip is the deep blue Chandratal Lake.

This trek is suitable for trekkers who are reasonably fit, and can be a thrilling experience for first-time trekkers in the Himalayas.
    Inclusions
  • Camping tents
  • Kitchen tent and dining tent
  • Sleeping bags (Hollofil) and karimats
  • Meals as specified
  • Guide, cook and camp helpers
  • Transport from Manali to the start point and back to Manali from the end point
  • Horses/porters to carry all camping gear on the route. (Participants are expected to carry their own packs with their personal belongings for the whole trek)
    Exclusions
  • Any expenses of a personal nature like phone calls etc.
  • Any hotel accommodations
  • Accommodation or any other expenses on the first day and last day of the trek
  • In case you wish to have your personal pack carried on a horse/porter, an extra charge of is INR 1000 per pack (8 kg limit per pack) will be levied.
  • Any services or cost not mentioned in the inclusions
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Trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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The real beauty of this trek is that, at the start, 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 your gorgeous campsite alongside Chandra Tal, a lake with cool mountain water that will tempt you to dip your toes in.
    Inclusions
  • Transport from and back to Manali as per the itinerary: - Additional cost INR 2180 per person.
  • 2 guides for the group
  • Accommodation in tents on twin sharing basis.
  • Clean and fresh sleeping bags, camping mattresses, toilet tents while camping
  • All meals as specified
  • Forest entry charges, permits and camping fees
  • First-aid kit
  • Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment and rations.
  • Service tax
    Exclusions
  • Porter/mule charges for carrying personal luggage. (Can be arranged at an additional cost of Rs.2000/-)
  • Any costs or services not mentioned in inclusions
  • Any charges for video cameras or still cameras
  • Charges for alcohol or soft drinks or beverages
  • Personal expenses like tips or laundry or telephone calls
  • Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like landslides, bad weather or road blocks, etc.
  • Insurance
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5-Day Trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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This moderate 5 day trek is one of the most exciting in the Manali region of Himachal Pradesh. The most amazing feature of this trek is the manner in which the landscape changes each day. From thick jungle cover to undulating meadows to barren, desolate stretches of land, the Hampta Pass Trek has them all.

At 14, 100 feet, the Hampta Pass Trek takes you across the Pir Panjal Range, in the foothills of the Himalayas. The showstopper however is the visit to the turquoise Chandratal Lake.
    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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Trek to Hampta Pass and Moonlake
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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Hampta Pass is one of the most beloved treks in the Himalayas, because it offers views of two a dramatically different landscapes. On one side is the green valleys of Kullu, dotted with flowers and filled with apple orchards; and on the other side lies the stark and sprawling moonscape of the Lahaul Spiti valley.

You'll end with a visit to the beautiful Chandratal Lake, and drive back via Rohtang Pass, one of the highest motorable roads in the world.

IMPORTANT: A minimum group size of 6 pax is required to make a booking.
    Inclusions
  • Transport from Manali to the base camp and back to Manali
  • Accommodation during the trek (camping/home stay/trekkers hut)
  • All meals (freshly cooked vegetarian and healthy food)
  • An experienced trek leader
  • Services of a caring trek team (guides, cooks, helpers,porters/mules)
  • Trekking permits and camping charges from forest department
  • Trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, ice axes, ropes, etc.)
  • Safety equipment (first aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders,etc.)
    Exclusions
  • Transport to and from the base camp
  • Food during transit to and from the base camp
  • Personal expenses of any kind
  • Anything apart from the inclusions
  • Poter mule charges for carrying personal luggage is Rs.300/- per day.
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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
  • Accommodation on triple sharing basis
  • Meals on trek (Veg/egg)
  • Any trekking or safety gear, if needed
  • Sleeping bags, mattresses
  • Toilet tents
  • Kitchen and dining tents
  • All permits if needed
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced staff
  • Porters/mules to carry common equipment
  • Transport from Manali to Jobra and from Chatru to Manali
    Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Food during transit
  • Accommodation in Manali
  • Insurance
  • Mules/porter for personal backpack (can be arranged for an additional cost of 300/- per day)
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Backpacking trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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The real beauty of this trek is that, at the start, 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 your gorgeous campsite alongside Chandra Tal, a lake with cool mountain water that will tempt you to dip your toes in.

This is a backpacking trip, which means you and your gang will need the spirit of adventure. The entire team pitches in to set up campsites, cook food and thrive in the wild. Everyone carries their own bags, so pack light! You’ll come back leaner, tougher and stronger, and with a whole new set of skills.
    Inclusions
  • Transport in jeep/SUV/Tempo Traveller as required during the trek
  • 2 guides for the group
  • Accomodation in basic hotels/ campsites/guest houses with neat and clean rooms with basic amenities on triple sharing
  • Clean and fresh sleeping bags, camping mattresses, toilet tents while camping
  • All meals as specified
  • Forest entry charges, permits and camping fees
  • First-aid kit
    Exclusions
  • Any costs or services not mentioned in inclusions
  • Any charges for video cameras or still cameras
  • Charges for alcohol or soft drinks or beverages
  • Personal expenses like tips or laundry or telephone calls
  • Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like landslides, bad weather or road blocks, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Airport/railway station transfers from Delhi to Manali
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Trek to Hampta Pass
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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Hampta Pass is one of the best loved treks in the Himalayas, and rightly so. It combines the thrill of being able to scale a pretty high mountain pass, with the possibility of fit beginners being able to tackle the challenges of the trail. While the first and last days are leisurely hikes through absolutely gorgeous scenery, with waterfalls, meadows filled with flowers, and clear streams cutting across, there are some tricky parts to provide the adrenaline.

It's a short duration trek with unmatched views and campsites in very pretty locations.
    Inclusions
  • 2 guides for the group
  • Accomodation in tents on twin sharing
  • Clean and fresh sleeping bags, camping mattresses, toilet tents while camping
  • All meals as specified
  • Forest entry charges, permits and camping fees
  • First-aid kit
  • Transport from and back to Manali as per the itinerary
  • Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment, rations and personal luggage
  • Service tax
    Exclusions
  • Any costs or services not mentioned in inclusions
  • Any charges for video cameras or still cameras
  • Charges for alcohol or soft drinks or beverages
  • Personal expenses like tips or laundry or telephone calls
  • Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like landslides, bad weather or road blocks, etc.
  • Insurance
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