• Trip introduction

    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.


    On the Hampta Pass trek, one passes from the orchards and lush green valleys of Kullu to the bleached grey landscape of Lahaul, where Chandratal Lake lies. You'll be seeing a change in the flora and fauna while you walk. Your trek begins in Manali, and moves on to the colder upper reaches of the Kullu valley. You can expect to be camping at some gorgeous locations all along this Hampta Pass trek.

    Destination highlights

    Accomplish the feat of trekking up to an altitude of 14,000 feet | Visit the mesmerizing Chandra Tal – a lake in the shape of a crescent moon | Splash in river crossings and drink from waterfalls | | Traverse a high altitude pass to go from Kullu to Lahaul | Witness hanging glaciers, expansive meadows, and thick forests with a different view at every turn

    Activity Details




    35 kms

    32 hrs

    6 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Hampta Pass trek: Trek to Chika

    Do report to the Manali bus stand by 09:00 hrs. You'll eat breakfast here while you get a briefing, and then board vehicles to take you to Jobra. This is where your trek starts. A narrow trail leads from here to a forest of pine trees and suddenly, you're in the midst of nature. A variety of trees like maple, oak, deodar can be spotted on the trail. You'll walk across lush meadows, cross rickety wooden bridges, and see horses grazing in open grasslands. You'll reach your first campsite by early evening, and will have the rest of the evening off to relax. Dinner and overnight at camp site.

    Overnight in tents

    Your campsite in Chika is located on a huge and spacious flat, with a stream running nearby. It's a perfect campsite for your first night, and the short trek for today brings you here in time to relx and enjoy it. You'll be served a hot dinner and will retire to sleep in tents, shared by three people.

    Day 1 Milestone



    09:00 AM


    Lunch | Dinner

    Day 2 of the Hampta Pass trek: Chika to Balu ka Gera
    Day 3 of the Hampta Pass trek: Hampta Pass day!
    Day 4 of the Hampta Pass trek: Chandratal day
    Day 5 of the Hampta Pass trek: Drive to Manali
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  • Cancellation policy

    The cancellation charges are as follows:

    Cancellations made 30 days or more before departure date of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: 95% of the trip cost will be refunded.

    Cancellations made 15-30 days before the departure date of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: 50% of the trip cost will be refunded.

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

    No show: No refund.

    Rules on trip

    While on the Hampta Pass trek, there will be no alcohol or drug consumption allowed.

    Please avoid littering or defacing your surroundings.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Any additional costs due to weather / unforeseen situations, will have to be borne by the traveller.

    The operator reserves the right to change the plan or schedule for the Hampta Pass trek in case there is danger involved for the group or whenever the trek leader deems it necessary.

    The trek leader's word is final and will have to be followed by all the participants.
    • Himachal Pradesh Trekking Hampta Pass Camping Solang Himalayas Adventure
  • Includes / Excludes


    • 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


    • 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

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • T-shirts
    • Comfortable trousers
    • Trekking boots
    • Warm clothing
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery, wrist watches and electronic items
    • Suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Tents
    • Sleeping bags, mats
    • Toilet tent
    • Kitchen and dining tent
    • All technical equipment required

    You need to get

    • Rucksack with rain cover
    • Hand torch with spare batteries
    • UV-protection sunglasses
    • 1 litre water bottle
    • Pair of light weight slippers/sandals (for the campsite)
    • 2 quick-dry, warm lowers or track pants
    • 2-3 full sleeves t-shirts or sweatshirts
    • 2-3 pairs of thick woollen socks
    • Thermal body warmer (T-shirt and pants)
    • 3-4 undergarments
    • Warm jacket closed at wrist and neck
    • Full sleeves sweater
    • Rain wear (jacket and pants)
    • Pair of warm gloves
    • Woollen cap
    • Sun-shielding hat
    • Personal toiletries kit (towel, toilet paper, paper soap, bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream, etc.)
    • Sunscreen lotion (small pack)
    • Lip balm
    • Utensils: small size, light weight and leak-proof lunch box, plate, spoon, tea/coffee mug
    • Camera (optional)
    • Dry fruits, nuts, chocolate bars (optional)

    Medical Kit

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