Hampta Pass Circular Trek

Hampta Pass Circular Trek

Departure Date

06th, 13th, 20th, 27th of every month

Duration

4D/ 3N

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Maximum Seats

15

Why hampta pass?

Hampta Pass Circular Trek is one of the most enjoyable treks in Himachal, with snow slopes, pristine valleys, flowing rivers, and to add to that, you camp in snow. Hampta Pass Circular Trek can be completed in a convenient 4 days from Manali. Arriving at Hampta Pass in June is a unique experience, since the entire route is covered under a blanket of snow.

  • DIFFICULTY : Easy

  • MAX ALTITUDE : 14100 ft

  •  BASE CAMP : Manali

  • DURATION : 4 Days 3 Nights.

  • BEST SEASON : May & June

Trek Fee Per Person

Rs. 5,950

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Hampta Pass Circular Trek is an easy circular trek starting from Jobri and ending at Jobri. We drive from Manali to Jobri via Allen Duhangan Power Project Road which has 32 curves, taking about an hour. Following our arrival at Jobri, we then trek to Chikka. From Chikka to Balu Ka Gera, the entire route is covering with snow, making it a feast for the eyes and the soul.

Places Covered during Hampta Pass Circular Trek : Manali, Hampta Pass, Chikka, Balu Ka Gera

What’s Included :

  • Accommodation(Camping) during trek on shared basis;
  • Meals on the trek from Day One, Lunch to Day Four, Breakfast;
  • All fees and permits;
  • Transport from Manali – Manali as per the itinerary;
  • First aid medical kits;
  • All trekking logistics;
  • 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 causes;
  • Mules and porters for carrying personal luggage.

Here’s a short itinerary for the Hampta Pass Circular Trek:

Day 1: Drive from Manali to Jobri via Prini Village, then trek to Chikka;
Day 2: Trek from Chikka to Balu Ka Ghera, while crossing a river enroute (5 hrs, easy ascent);
Day 3: Trek from Balu Ka Ghera to Hampta Pass and return to Balu Ka Ghera (14,100 ft, 8 hrs, moderate ascent, and return);
Day 4: Trek from Balu Ka Ghera to Jobri, then drive back to Manali

Detailed Itinerary for Hampta Pass Circular Trek

Day 1: Drive from Manali to Jobri and trek to Chikka (10,100 ft).

Manali serves as the basecamp for various treks, and Hampta Pass is one of them. We will meet you at the Manali Bus Stand on Mall Road, and then drive to Jobri via Allain Duhangan Power Project Road. Jobri is the starting point of the trek, and it takes one hour to reach there from Manali. There exists a small shop where one may have a quick refreshment if needed.
After a quick briefing session and a round of introductions, you start the trek towards Chikka, our first campsite on the Hampta Pass Circular Trek. Chikka is a beautiful campsite situated beside the river Rani, in an open valley with great views. Overnight camp at Chikka.

Day 2: Trek from Chikka to Balu Ka Ghera (5 hrs, easy ascent)

We will start our day with a few morning exercises and a healthy breakfast. Today, you will be trekking from Chikka campsite to Balu Ka Ghera. After 3 hours of gradual ascent, we reach Jwara Nala, which is a particularly interesting section on the route to Hampta Pass, where you experience the thrill of river crossing. After crossing the river, with the adrenaline rushing through our veins, we enjoy the spectacular view of Indrasan Peak, and the valley down below.

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Day 3: Trek from Balu Ka Ghera to Hampta Pass, then return (14,100 ft).

Brace yourselves, today is the most spectacular part of the Hampta Pass Circular trek! We start early, carrying only the necessary equipment in a small daypack, eg. jackets, a packed lunch, poncho & water bottle. After trekking for around an hour you reach Upper Balu Ka Ghera, from where the ascent to Hampta Pass starts. Depending upon the snow condition you might have to wear your crampons. As stated before, the entire route of Hampta Pass is covered in snow, in June, and you have to be very careful. It will take us around 4 to 5 hours to reach Hampta Pass, and after spending some time at the pass, we return back to our camp. It’s wise to do so, since the weather can turn dangerous any time at those altitudes.

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Day 4: Trek from Balu Ka Ghera to Jobri, then drive back to Manali 

You can breathe a sigh of relief. Today is an entirely downhill trek following the same Hampta Pass Circular trek route which we followed while ascending. Finally, our trek ends at Jobri, where our vehicles will be waiting for you to be transported back to Manali. Our beautiful experience with you comes to an end here, and we hope we leave you with a plethora of enjoyable memories! 🙂

Trekking Experience: Ideal trek for a beginner.
Fitness Required:
At high altitudes, as the air gets thinner, oxygen becomes less abundant. The saturation percentage of haemoglobin with oxygen determines the amount of oxygen in our blood. After the human body reaches 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea level, the level of oxygen in our haemoglobin begins to plummet. However, the human body has both short-term and long-term adaptations to altitude that allow it to partially compensate for the lack of oxygen.
Hampta Pass is an easy trek suitable for first time trekker with basic fitness.
Here are 5 exercises to make sure you’re prepared with the basic fitness! https://renokadventures.com/5-exercise-prepare-trek/
Hampta falls into the category of easy treks. The trek is along a fairly well laid out path, and has very few steep ascents or descents. Water is available throughout the trail.
But if you’re still thinking of having the best possible Himalayan trekking experience, then it’s always better to be prepared. Here is the training schedule to prepare for the trek.

Our treks are generally planned in a way, that on an average, you cover around 9 km in about 6 hours, although there may be slight variation depending on the terrain. This works out to roughly 1.5 km per hour, which is the equivalent of walking at 6 km per hour in the plains.

You can train yourself to run 3 km in 30 minutes, as per the schedule given below. Remember to always start your training program with stretching and warm up exercises.

Follow this training schedule to attain the basic trekking fitness required.
Week 1: Start with 10 minutes of brisk walk, and then jog for 10 minutes, and then end with 10 minutes of easy walking.
Week 2: 5 minutes of brisk walk, then 15 minutes of jog, then 5 minutes of easy walking.
Week 3: 5 minutes of brisk walk, then 15 minutes of jog, then 5 minutes of easy walking.
Week 4: 5 minutes of brisk walk, jog for 25 minutes, then cool down your body.

Things to carry for Hampta Pass Trek

Poncho/Rain Coat/Umbrella(Mandatory);
Backpack (Minimum 55 Ltr);
Floaters or Sandals;
Trekking Shoes;
2 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants;
3 Pairs of Socks;
2 pairs of Woollen Socks;
2 Full Sleeve Sweaters or Fleece Jackets;
One Down feather Jacket;
Sun Cap;
One Scarf;
Light Towel;
Lip Balm;
Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+);
Water Bottle 1 Ltr;
Headlamp/torch with a fresh pair of batteries;
Personal Toilet Kit and Toilet Roll;
Personal Medicine Kit;
Dark Sunglasses;
Gloves;
Trekking Pole;
(Recommended) Camera with sufficient memory and fully charged batteries!

What is the Hampta Pass Trek?
Hampta Pass 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 Pass Circular Trek?
The best time to go for the Hampta Pass Circular Trek is during the months of May and June, when the entire route is covered under snow.

How difficult is the Hampta Pass Circular Trek?
Hampta Pass Circular Trek is considered an easy trek by comparison. The trek starts and ends at the same point, and the total distance covered is around 27 km.

What is the temperature range during the Hampta Pass Circular Trek?
During the Hampta Pass Circular Trek, temperatures vary between 0-20 degrees celsius. There’ll be considerable difference between day & night, and in direct sunlight & shade, so it’s important to plan accordingly.

How much do we have to trek each day?
Normally our treks are designed in such a way that we reach our camp by lunch time. On an average, trekking distance is roughly 6-7 km each day, and it takes around 6 hours for an average trekker to cover that distance.

What medicines should I carry during the trek?
Below is a list of basic medicines you should carry for a high altitude trek:
Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters;
Band aid – 10 strips;
Gauze cloth – 1 small role;
Leukoplast – 1 small roll;
Cotton – 1 small roll;
ORS – 5 packets;
Betadine cream;
Moov spray;

Tablets:
Crocin – 5 tablets;
Avomine – 4 tablets;
Avil 25mg – 4 tablets;
Diamox – 15 tablets;
Combiflam – 5 tablets;
Disprin – 10 tablets;
Norflox – 10 tablets;
Digene – 10 tablets;
Diamox – 10 tablets;

Is Diamox advisable ?
Diamox help in acclimatization, but we do not advise it. Please consult your doctor before taking it.

What will happen if a trek is extended because of landslides or any other reasons?
If we have to extend the trek because of the reasons which are beyond our control then additional charge may apply.

Who will lead and who all will go along with us ?
All our treks are led by certified & experienced Trek Leaders/Guides. We believe in sustainable adventure and eco-tourism, which in effect means that our teams are locally sourced. Other than a trek leader in our team, we will have local guides, a cook, helpers and porters.

How big are the groups ?
We make it a point not to have more than 15 people in a trekking group, because we believe that the best way to enjoy adventure is in small sustainable groups.

What is the minimum number of Trekkers required for Fixed Departures ?
Our Fixed departures are guaranteed and a promise to our customer, that even if there is a single trekker, we will proceed with the trek at a loss.

I am the only girl in a trek, is it safe ?
We generally have a ratio of Male:Female of about 2:1. Mountains on the whole are much safer than the plains. Lots of solo female trekkers join us and we make it a point that only female trekkers share the tent with other female trekkers.

What things do we need to carry for the trek?
You can follow the packing list provided above.

Can I offload my backpack on a mule/porter? What are the charges for the same?
Ideally and always, when you are in the mountains, you should be self-sufficient and you should carry your own backpack. However, the charges to offload a backpack of roughly 9 kg or less is about Rs. 250 per day.

Which type of shoes should I buy?
Good trekking shoes with an appropriate fit are a must.

How many trekkers will there be in a tent ?
We generally have 3-man tents were we accommodate anywhere between 2-3 people.

What level of fitness is expected from the trekkers?
Good physical fitness as well as mental fitness is required for the Hampta Pass Trek. This is an ideal trek for a beginner who wants to familiarise him/herself with high altitude treks.To attain the optimum level of fitness you can go through our article:  https://renokadventures.com/5-exercise-prepare-trek/

What are the meals during a trek?
We serve a wholesome and nutritious breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snacks. The food is vegetarian, and it is preferable, as vegetarian food is easy to digest at high altitudes.

Is the water on the trek safe?
The advantage of trekking the Himalayas is that your trekking route is filled with fresh Himalayan streams. Your trek leader/guide will direct you to places from where you can fill clean water. We recommend this water, but in case you are unsure, you can carry water purifying tablets with you.

What type of vehicles are used for transportation ?
We use Sumo/Xylo/Tempo for transportation.

What do you do if we encounter a medical emergency during the trek?
Our team at Renok is trained in handling high altitude emergencies. Apart from being trained mountaineers, they bring a wealth of experience in dealing with high altitude illnesses. We carry First aid kits and oxygen cylinders with us, and in case of other medical emergencies, we rescue the trekker till the road head. If any additional cost of evacuation is incurred, it is borne by the trekker. Also, before the trek it is your responsibility to get a medical fitness checkup by a doctor which certifies you are fit enough for this trek.

Can we change the itinerary?
Renok Adventures LLP reserves the right to change the itinerary depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra cost is incurred due to rescheduling the trekker is informed beforehand and extra cost if any is borne by the trekker. Please note that we operate treks in some of the most remote regions and harshest conditions where unforeseen events may force us to change the itinerary. In such cases, we or your trek leader will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

Can you customise the Hampta Pass Trek?

Yes, Hampta Pass Trek can be customised. If you would like to travel independently, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time for any number of people. The cost for private customised trips is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style.

What if the 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, if a trek is cancelled due to ‘force majeure’, depending upon the weather conditions. In case of non-completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever, there will not be any refund for any unutilised 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 at least 1 month before the starting date of the trek.
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
Manali is the base location for our Hampta Pass trek. Our meeting point in Manali is the Government bus stand opposite the mall road.  We will pick you up at 11:00 AM in the morning and start the drive to Jobri. Reiterating, the entire drive from Manali to Jobri takes around 1 hour.

Reaching Manali by Road (Bus)
Manali is well connected with comfortable Volvo buses being run by governmental and private operators. You can catch luxury and normal buses to Dehradun, which are available from Kashmiri Gate Inter-State Bus Terminal(ISBT), as well as Anand Vihar Inter-State Bus Terminal. The journey takes around 12-14 hours.

Reaching Manali by Air
The closest airport to Manali is the Kullu Airport which is well connected via flights from Delhi. The distance between Kullu and Manali is around 1 hour. To check the availablity of flights, check makemytrip.com/yatra.com/easmytrip etc.

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Here’s a short itinerary of Hampta Pass Circular Trek:

Day 1: Drive from Manali to Jobri via Prini Village, then trek to Chikka;
Day 2: Trek from Chikka to Balu Ka Ghera, while crossing a river enroute (5 hrs, easy ascent);
Day 3: Trek from Balu Ka Ghera to Hampta Pass and return to Balu Ka Ghera (14,100 ft, 8 hrs, moderate ascent, and return);
Day 4: Trek from Balu Ka Ghera to Jobri, then drive back to Manali.

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