Is Hampta Pass Trek in May a good option?

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Hampta Pass Trek in May

The Hampta Pass Trek is one of the most enjoyable treks in the Manali region of Himachal Pradesh.  Hampta Pass Trek is a moderately difficult trek with a possibility of a manageable schedule to suit one’s time. The exquisiteness of this trek is that the landscape changes each day and every season. And even though this Pass is open for much more time duration than other treks, it does not make it less dangerous in off season.

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Hampta Pass Trek in May

If you are thinking of attempting the Hampta Pass Trek in May, you should think again. Usually, the Hampta Pass trek opens in the first or second week of June. Attempting this trek a bit early would mean a couple of things. Even though the Hampta pass is not very difficult it can be a bit risky while there is still snow. Even for an experienced individual who might know the route pretty well, one can’t be too sure when dealing with snow and ice or any alteration in the landscape because of loose rocks or landslides.

Hampta Pass Temperatures in May 

The temperature in Hampta Pass Trek in May ranges from -1°C at night to 10°C during daytime with snowstorms and cloudy skies. All of these situations could be sufficiently dangerous if things start to go wrong. A person who is thinking of attempting the Hampta Pass trek in the month of May is possibly the first trekker of the season and is, in fact, opening the trek route. Inaugurating a trek route is a job which should be best left to the experts.

Another reason to not go for the Hampta pass trek is that road gets blocked from Chatru to Manali. And if the road is not open by the month of May, then a better option would be the Hampta Circle trek, which is very similar to the Hampta Pass trek but it doesn’t cross the pass.  Chatru is linked to Manali by road through the Rohtang Pass. The Rohtang pass is shut down during the winter season and opens when the previous season’s snow is cleared. This generally happens in May. Hence, Hampta Pass in May is not possible.

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