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

    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.

    Destination

    The Hampta Pass trek is one of the most scenic treks in Himachal Pradesh. It offers you all the best Himachal trekking experiences, from verdant pastures, open meadows with fragrant sweet grass, grazing herds of sheep, friendly shepherds, to waterfalls, sparkling streams, and campsites under the stars. You'll trek from Manali to Hampta Pass, camping en route, and end with a visit to the fantastic Chandratal Lake, a high altitude glacial lake with blue, blue water.

    Destination highlights

    • Trek through the best of Himachal landscape on your Hampta Pass trek
    • Navigate rocky and snowy trails en route to the pass
    • Visit the beautiful Chandratal, or moon lake

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times during the Hampta Pass trek.

    Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs is not permitted while trekking.

    Cancellation policy

    The cancellation policy is as follows:

    For any cancellations made 24 days or more prior to the departure of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: 95% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount to book any other trek with the same operator within a year.

    For cancellations made between 14-24 days before the departure of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: 70% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount to book the same trek with any other batch of the same operator within a year.

    For any cancellations made between 10-14 days before the departure of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: 50% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount for the same trek in the same season.

    For cancellations made less than 10 days before the departure of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek: No refund but you can transfer the same trek to a friend.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Trek the Himalayas reserves the right to change/cancel the plans for the Hampta Pass trek without prior notice if deemed necessary. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.

    Any event cost for the Hampta Pass trek is exclusive of any kind of insurances or medical coverage/benefits.

    Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.

    In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by the operator.

    The operator holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Manali
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    Drop off point
    Manali
    Mode of transport
    Taxi, bus, or a private vehicl
    Start point
    Jobra
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    End point
    Chatru
    Time of departure
    07:00 AM
    Time of return
    06:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    22 hrs
    Total distance covered
    26 kms
    Start point elevation
    11000 feet
    Maximum elevation
    14100 feet
    Minimum elevation
    6726 feet
    Average per day distance
    7 kms
  • Day 1 of Hampta Pass trek: Manali to Chika

    You will be picked up in Manali at 10:00 hrs, and driven to Jobra, which takes about an hour. From Jobra, you'll begin trekking towards Chika, which will be the first campsite of your Hampta Pass trek. You'll trek on an easy trail through pine and maple forests, and out into large meadows. A river flows through the meadow, and cows and sheep graze nearby. You'll enter Chika after a couple of hours of trekking, giving you the rest of the day to relax in the fresh mountain air. Overnight in tents.

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

    This easy path is made even prettier with crystal clear rivulets and waterfalls, as well as the marvelous range of the Dhauladhar snow peaks overlooking it. After a quick stop to fill your waterbottles and cool your toes in the stream, you'll trek through the picturesque landscape, carpeted with flowers and a valley looming above. Finally you'll reach Balu ka Gera, where you'll camp for the night. Overnight in tents.

    Day 3 of Hampta Pass trek: Shea Goru and Hampta Pass Day

    It's a long day today, with 8-9 hours of trekking, but it's the big day of the Hampta Pass trek, so you won't mind. The first half of the journey begins with a steady ascent to Hampta Pass, with absolutely spectacular views. You'll cross ridges and negotiate rocky ascents to get to the pass, but the stunning views will make the climb absolutely worth it! You'll spend some time at Hampta Pass, and after a lunch break, you will begin your descent to Shea Goru. This can be tricky, and you might need to slide down or use ropes for support. You'll camp for the night in Shea Goru.

    Day 4 of Hampta Pass trek: Shea Goru to Chatru

    Today's gentle downhill trek will take about five hours, going over some slippery and unpredictable turns. Once you reach the Chandra River flowing merrily below you, you'll get to cross two glaciers to reach Chatru, your campsite for the night. Chatru combines access to Hampta, Rohtang, and Spiti passes, and is a very popular campsite. Overnight in tents.

    Day 5 of Hampta Pass trek: Chatru/Chandratal and Manali

    Today you'll get to visit the glorious Chandratal Lake, nestled deep in the stark landscape, with its gorgeous bright blue colour, in the shape of crescent moon. Your vehicles will pick you up at Chatru, and take you to the lake, if the weater is suitable, where you can spend some time admiring the views. After this, you'll head on to Manali. This drive should take about 6-7 hours. Trip ends in Manali.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Chika
    Day start time
    10:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 kms
    Trekking time
    2 hrs

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Chika
    End point
    Balu ka Gera
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Balu ka Gera
    End point
    Shea Goru
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    14 kms
    Trekking time
    8 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Shea Goru
    End point
    Chatru
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    5 kms
    Trekking time
    3 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

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

      Includes
    • 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
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • 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)

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • 2 synthetic trekking pants
    • 2 full-sleeve t-shirts
    • 1 fleece T-shirt
    • 1 fleece jacket
    • 1 down feather jacket
    • 1 wind or waterproof jacket and pants
    • 2 pairs of thermal inners
    • 1 poncho
    • 1 sun cap
    • 1 woolen cap
    • 1 balaclava
    • 1 neck-gaiter
    • A pair of sunglasses
    • 1 pair of trekking shoes
    • 1 pair of slippers (optional)
    • 4 pairs of cotton socks
    • 2 pairs of woolen socks (only for the night, in the tent)
      What not to Wear
    • Sandals and floaters
    • Expensive jewelry and gadgets

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Tent
    • Sleeping bags
    • Sleeping mattress
    • Kitchen and dining tent
    • Toilet tent
    • Camping and cooking gear
    • Technical and safety gear, as required
    • Oxygen cylinder
      You need to get
    • Backpack with rain cover
    • Walking stick
    • Head torch
    • Water bottle (2 bottles of 1 ltr each)
    • Snacks like energy bars, dried fruit
    • Sunscreen
    • Moisturizer
    • Lip balm
    • Toilet paper and wipes

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of Hampta Pass trek: Manali to Chika

    Overnight at campsite in Chika

    You'll arrive in the early afternoon to your first campsite, and will have time to relax, enjoy the views, and take some photographs. You'll be provided with tents (on triple sharing basis), sleeping bags and mattresses for this first night on the Hampta Pass trek. In addition, you'll also have access to shower tents, toilet tents, and a kitchen/dining tent. Today's package includes only dinner.

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

    Overnight at campsite in Balu ka Gera

    This campsite is a flat location in the middle of towering mountains. It's green and beautiful, and offers great views. Today's package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 3 of Hampta Pass trek: Shea Goru and Hampta Pass Day

    Overnight at campsite in Shea Goru

    After a long day of trekking, you'll arrive at your Shea Goru camp. You'll have just enough energy to eat a hot meal and fall into your tents. Today's package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 4 of Hampta Pass trek: Shea Goru to Chatru

    Overnight at campsite in Chatru

    It's your last night of camping for your Hampta Pass trek, so make sure you take in the mountain views and the tent stay experience. Today's package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 5 of Hampta Pass trek: Chatru/Chandratal and Manali

    Trip ends before nightfall

    Today you'll be picked up in vehicles at Chatru and driven back to Manali, stopping en route (if weather permits) at Chandratal. Your Hampta Pass trek ends in Manali.

    Food

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