Why This Trek?
The Hampta Circuit Trek is an easy trek suitable for everyone from beginners as well as for experienced trekkers looking for relaxed trek. Hampta Circuit Trek starting is Jagatsukh a small town on Manali Naggar road at a distance of around 13 Kms. To reach Jagatsukh we drive for around 1 hour from Manali Trekking Camp at Prini and then we start the trek towards Bhanara Village. most enjoyable with beautiful snow slopes, pristine valleys, gushing rivers and amazing camping in snow. Hampta Circuit Trek can completed in short duration of 4 days from Manali. Hampta Circuit Trek in June will be full of snow and thrilling experience.
Hampta Circuit Trek is an easy circular trek starting from Jagatsukh and ending at Chika. We drive from Manali to Jagatsukh on Manali Naggar Road. Your Hampta Circuit Trekking start from from main Jagatsukh market towards Bhanara Village, once you cross the idyllic village there is Nag Devta Temple. Continue your trek amidst apple orchard, pine trees, streams towards open meadows of Buggi. Buggi is our first campsite which offers great views of Manali Town and Dhauladhar Range.
Destinations Covered during Hampta Circuit Trek : Manali, Jagatsukh, Chikka, Prini
What’s Included :
- Accommodation during Trek (Camping) on sharing basis
- Meals while on trek Day 1st Lunch – Day 4th Breakfast.
- All fees and permits
- Transport from Manali – Manali as per the Itinerary
- First aid medical kits
- Qualified and experienced Guide and support staff.
What’s Not Included :
- Trekking Poles, Jackets, Boots etc
- Any Deviation or detour
- Cost Escalation due to natural reason
- Mules and Porters for carrying personal luggage.
Here’s a short itinerary of Hampta Circuit Trek:
Day 1: Drive from Manali to Jagatsukh and Trek from Jagatsukh to Buggi (3 Hours Easy Ascent)
Day 2: Trek from Baggi to Saroutu Thatch (5 Hours Easy ascent)
Day 3: Trek from Balu ka Gera to Hampta Pass and return to Balu Ka Gera (14,100 ft 8 Hours Moderate ascent and return).
Day 4: Trek from Balu Ka Gera to Jobri and Drive back to Manali
Detailed Itinerary for Hampta Circuit Trek
Day 1: Drive from Manali to Jagatsukh & trek to Tilgan Thatch
Manali serves as the basecamp for various trek and Hampta Pass is one of them. Report at Manali Trekking Camp in Prini after briefing session we will travel to Jagatsukh by Jeep/Sumo. Jagatsukh was a former capital of Manali Region and now is the biggest village in Kullu district. Jagatsukh is also famous for it’s centuries old temples and are must see places in Kullu Manali. Jagatsukh is the starting point for Hampta Circuit Trek and Deo Tibba Trek. We take the left trekking trail towards Bhanara Village and en route enjoy the views of upper Kullu Valley from Manali Town. After crossing the Village there will be a Nag Devta Temple and trekking for another 2 kms we will reach our Campsite Tilgan Thatch.
Tilgan is a lush green meadow surrounded by boulders and “Thach” locally means grazing area.
Day 2: Trek from Tigan Thatch to Saroutu Thatch
Today after breakfast enjoy the gradual walk through the beautiful meadows and forests. During the trek we will cross a river and the last part of the trek goes up again. En route you will get some temporary shelters which is made by the locals. In summer locals live here with their cattle. Reach the highest point of the trek here. Enjoy the views of snow-capped Dhauladhar Range.
one of the famous destination for skiing lovers
Day 3: Trek from Balu ka Gera to Hampta and Return
Today is the longest day of the Hampta Circuit Trek. So after having heavy breakfast we will start our day of the trek with descend to Khar Myundari. Khar Mandari is a small lake located at an altitude of 3000 mtrs. From here you can get an elaborate view of Dhaula Dhar Ranges and you can also identify the route to Dharamshala or Mcleodganj famous as Thamsar Pass Trek. Sethan is the last village on Hampta Pass Trek route and famous for Manali Igloo Stay at Keylinga Inn Manali and one of the famous destination for skiing lovers.
Day 4: Drive from Sethan to Prini Manali Trekking Camp
Today is the last day of the trek, after breakfast we will drive to Prini Manali Trekking Camp via Allan Duhangan Project road which takes an hour. After reaching our Manali Trekking Camp at Prini we will have feedback session and certificate distribution. Our trek comes to an end with mosaic of beautiful memories.
Fitness Required for Hampta Circuit Trek
Our treks are generally planned in a way that on an average you have to cover around 9 Kms in 6 hours although there may be slight variation depending on the terrain. This works out to roughly 1.5km per hour which is equivalent to walking in the plains at 6km per hour.
You can train yourself to run 3 kms in 30 minutes as per the schedule given below. Remember always start your training program with stretching and warm up exercises.
Follow this training schedule for trekking fitness required.
Week 1: Start with 10 minute of brisk walk and then jog for 10 minutes and finally 10minutes of easy walk.
Week 2: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 3: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 4: 5 minutes of brisk walk and jog for 25 min and cool down your body
Things to get for Hampta Circuit Trek
Poncho, Rain Coat or Umbrella any one is must
Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs)
Floaters or Sandals
2 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants
3 Pair of Socks
2 pairs of woolen socks
2 Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
One down feather Jacket
Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
Water Bottle 1 Lt
Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
Personal Medicine Kit
CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries !
What is the Hampta Circuit Trek?
Hampta Pass Trek is an easy high altitude trek done primarily during the monsoon. The trek is situated in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.
When is the best time to go to for the Hampta Circuit Trek?
Best time for Hampta Circuit Trek is from April to June and then September to November. During Pre Monsoon season you will lot of snow and during post monsoon season of Hampta Circuit Trek the landscape will be lush green. So depending on what you are looking for you can choose the best time for hampta circuit trek.
What is the Hampta Circuit Trek difficulty level?
Hampta Circuit Trek Difficulty Level is of easy as it’s a short trek of 22 Kms and maximum altitude you is around 3800 meters. Initial climb from Jagatsukh to Bhanara Village you might find difficulty as it will be your first day and also it is all ascent but once you get comfortable you will find this trek easy going.
What will be the Manali Temperature in June?
Manali Temperature in June will be in the range of 20 degree Celsius in the day time and in the night it can go as low as 7 degree Celsius depending upon the weather conditions. There will be considerable variation in Manali Temperature in June between night and day and in the direct sun and shade, so it is important to plan accordingly.
What type of vehicles are used for transportation ?
We use Sumo/Xylo/Tempo for transportation.
What if trek is cancelled at the last moment due to ‘force majeure’?
All the arrangements for the tour are pre-planned and prepaid.
We will offer you alternate trek options of similar value depending upon the weather conditions if a trek is cancelled due to ‘force majeure’. In case of non-completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services.
What is your Cancellation Policy?
Up to 24 Days :- 95% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-24 Day :- 70% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-08 Days :- 50% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Less than 7 Days :- No refund
What is your Rescheduling Policy ?
We will reschedule your trek without any extra charge if this is conveyed to us in writing ateast 1 month before the trek starting date.
Between 07-24 Days before start of the trek :- 30% of Trek/Tour cost will be charged for rescheduling.
Less than 7 days:- 100% of Trek/Tour cost will be charged for rescheduling.
Manali is the base location for various treks and it’s a famous hill station well connected by Delhi Manali Sleeper Bus, Delhi Manali Flight as well Private Delhi Manali Taxi.
How can I go Manali?
You can go Manali via various modes of transport and also various routes combining with other Places to visit Near Manali.
Reaching Manali by Road (Bus)
Manali is well connected by Chandigarh Manali Volvo Buses and Delhi Manali Volvo Buses. If you are travelling from other cities in India and then planning to a Volvo Bus to Manali then question arises Manali Volvo Bus from Chandigarh or Delhi. Delhi is well connected by flights from other cities so you get flight choices and Delhi Manali volvo buses go via Chandigarh only.
Chandigarh Manali Volvo Buses or Delhi Manali Volvo Buses can be booked online via Red Bus but we prefer HP Tourism Buses and you book by visit HP Tourism Website.
How can I go Manali by train?
There are no option as of now to go Manali by Train, nearest Railway station to Manali is Chandigarh.
Is it safe to go Manali by car?
Yes it is safe to go Manali by Car as the road is quite wide but book you Delhi Manali Taxi via trusted partner only.
How to reach Manali by Air?
Closest airport to Manali is Kullu Airport which is well connected via flights from Delhi. The distance between Kullu and Manali is around 1 hour. To check flights available check makemytrip.com/yatra.com/easmytrip etc.