• Trip introduction

    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.


    Beginning right from the base camp at Manali, you are in for a picturesque adventure on this Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek. As you trek, you will go past lush pine forests, sprawling green meadows with cattle grazing, and have views of spectacular peaks all around. There are streams to cross and tricky boulder-strewn landscapes to negotiate, but the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek is one that offers more rewards than challenges.

    Destination highlights

    Camp at gorgeous campsites with stunning views | Conquer a high mountain pass at 14,000 feet | See the landscape change from the green Kullu valley to the stark Spiti valley | Visit the iconic Chandratal Lake

    Activity Details




    26 kms

    22 hrs

    7 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: Manali to Chikha

    Do ensure that you reach the base camp in Manali before or by 10:00 hrs. You will board private vehicles to be transferred to Jobra. You will begin your trek at 9800 feet, at a relatively easy pace. Twenty minutes into your first day of trekking, you will see beautiful views of sparkling streams against lush green meadows. You'll trek through this fairytale setting to get to Chikha, where you'll be camping for the night. Overnight in tents.

    Overnight in tent

    Your first night of camping for the Hampta trek is at Chikha. The campsite is a large meadow with a river running by. You'll be provided with tents on triple/quadruple sharing basis, as well as sleeping bags and sleeping mats. For your convenience, you'll have access to common dry pit toilet tents. Today's package includes lunch and dinner.

    Day 1 Milestone



    10:00 AM


    Lunch | Dinner

    Day 2 of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: Chikha to Balu ka Ghera
    Day 3 of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: Hampta Pass day
    Day 4 of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: Trek to Chatru and visit Chandratal
    Day 5 of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: Return to Manali
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  • Cancellation policy

    If cancelled 30 days or more before the departure of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek, 70% of the trek fees is refunded.

    Cancellations made between 15-30 days before the departure of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek, 50% of the trek fees is refunded.

    Cancellations made 0-15 days before the departure of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: No refund.

    No refund for late arrival or no show.

    If travellers arrive late for the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek departure, they will miss the trek and will not receive a refund.

    Rules on trip

    You have to be above 16 years of age to participate in the expedition.

    Drinking is strictly prohibited while on the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek. In case of misconduct, the supplier reserves the right to discontinue the trip.

    Participants are requested to carry valid photo ID proof.

    Only those with valid and confirmed bookings are allowed to stay at the campsite.

    The departure timings for the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek are sacrosanct. The team will depart at the appointed time, regardless of late arrivals. There is no refund for those who miss the trek due to late arrival.

    No pickup or drops will be done en route.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator does not offer any insurance for accidents, sickness, losses, etc. The traveller is advised to seek their own insurance.

    You will be required to sign an Indemnity Form before starting the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek.
    • Hampta Pass Chandratal Trek Himachal Spiti Valley Trekking Adventure
  • Includes / Excludes


    • 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


    • 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

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • T-shirts
    • Trekking pants
    • Windproof jacket, preferably with a hood
    • Warm and thick fleece, full-sleeves woollen sweater
    • Thermal inner wear (upper and lower)
    • Woollen cap
    • Woollen gloves
    • Woollen and regular socks
    • Scarf/muffler (optional)
    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended) OR comfortable sports shoes with good grip
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Not to wear - Expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trek
    • Heavy luggage
    • Hard suitcases

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Tents on triple sharing basis
    • Sleeping bags, mats
    • Common toilet tent
    • Lockers for luggage storage at Manali base camp
    • Vehicles for transfer from Manali to Jobra
    • Any technical equipment if required

    You need to get

    • Day pack/small bag to keep your essentials
    • Small lightweight towel
    • Water bottle
    • One leak-proof lunch box
    • 1 plate, 1 spoon, 1 mug
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Sunglasses
    • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
    • Cap
    • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
    • Walking stick / trekking pole
    • Lip balm
    • Torch / flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • Personal medicines
    • Toiletries
    • Camera with charged batteries

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.