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 This Trek?

The Hampta Pass Circular Trek is most enjoyable with beautiful snow slopes, pristine valleys, gushing rivers and amazing camping in snow. Hampta Pass Circular Trek can completed in short duration of 4 days from Manali which easy trek. Reaching Hampta Pass in June is a different experience as the entire route is covered under the white sheet 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 have 32 curves and takes around 1 hour to reach Jobri and then trek to Chikka. From Chikka to Balu Ka Gera entire route is covered under snow which makes it a beutiful snow trek of short duration of 4 days.

Hampta Pass Circular Trekking Map

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

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
  • 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 reason
  • Mules and Porters for carrying personal luggage.

More Information On Hampta Pass:

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

Day 1: Drive from Manali to Jobri via Prini Village and trek to Chikka
Day 2: Trek from Chikka to Balu Ka Gera enroute River Crossing. (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 Pass Circular Trek

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

Manali serves as the basecamp for various trek and Hampta Pass is one of them. We will meet at Manali Bus stand on Mall Road and then drive to Jobri via Allain Duhangan Power Project road which takes around 1 hour to reach the starting point of the trek Jobri. There is a small shop where you can have quick refreshment after quick briefing session and round of introduction we start the trek towards Chikka our first campsite on Hampta Pass Circular Trek. Chika is a beautiful campsite beside the Rani River in the open Valley with great views.  Overnight camp at Chika.

Day 2: Trek from Chika to Balu ka Geera (5 hrs easy ascent)

We will start our day with morning excercise and healthy breakfast today we will be trekking from Chikka Camping to Balu Ka Gera. After 3 hours of gradual ascent you reach Jwara Nala which is fun part of Hampta Pass trek where you experience the thrill of river crossing. After thrilling river crossing we enjoy the spectacular views of Indrasan Peak and valley down below.

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Day 3: Trek from Balu ka Gera to Hampta Pass and Return (14,100 ft).

After river crossing today is the most spectacular part of the Hampta Pass Circular trek as we start our day early. We will only carry the necessary stuff in a small daypack like Jackets, Packed Lunch, Poncho & Water Bottle. After trekking for around an hour you reach upper balu ka gera from where the ascent to Hampta Pass Summit starts. Depending upon the snow condition you might have to wear your crampons. This entire route of Hampta Pass trek in June is covered under snow and you have to be very careful while trekking in snow. It will take around 4 to 5 hours to reach Hamtpa Pass Summit after spending some time we return back to our camp as weather can turn bad anytime at those altitudes.

Hampta Pass Trek

Day 4: Trek from Balu Ka Gera to Jobri and drive back to Manali 

Today is all downhill trek following the same Hampta Pass Circular trek river crossing at Jwara Nala then Chikka and finally our trek starting and ending Point at Jobri where our vehicles will be waiting for us to drive back to Manali. Our Hampta Pass Circular Trek comes to an end with beautiful mosaic of memories.

Fitness Required for Hampta Pass Circular Trek
At high altitude as the air gets thinner oxygen becomes less abundant.The percentage saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen determines the content of oxygen in our blood. After the human body reaches around 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea level, the level of  oxygen in our hemoglobin 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.The Hampta Pass Trek is an easy trek suitable for first time trekker with basic fitnessTrekking Experience: Ideal trek for a beginner.Fitness Required: The Hampta Pass Trek falls in the category of easy treks. The trail is fairly laid out path and has very few steep ascends or descends. Water is available through out the trail. But still if you are thinking of your first big Himalayan trekking experience its 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 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 Pass Trek

Poncho, Rain Coat or Umbrella any one is must
Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs)
Floaters or Sandals
Trekking Shoes
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
Sun Cap
One Scarf
Light towel
Lip Balm
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
Dark Sunglasses
Gloves
Trekking Pole
CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries !

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

 How difficult is the Hampta Pass Circular Trek?
Hampta Pass Circular Trek is considered by comparison an easy trek. As you start and end the Hampta Pass Circular Trek from the same point and total distance is around 27 Kms.

What are the temperatures during the Hampta Pass Circular Trek?
During the Hampta Pass Circular Trek temperatures vary  between 0-20 degree celcius.There will be considerable variation between night and day and in the direct sun and shade, so it is important to plan accordingly.

 How much we have to trek each day?
Normally our trek are designed in such a way that we reach our camp by lunch time and on an average trekking distance is roughly 6-7  Kms each day and it takes around 6 hours by 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 stripsGauze 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 eco-tourism which in effect means that our teams are locally sourced. Other than a Trek lead we in our team we will have local Guides, 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 as 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 thing we need to Carry for the trek?
You can follow the list at things to carry

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

 Which type of shoes should I buy ?
Good trekking shoes  are a must for the valley of flowers Trek. Read more at How to Buy Trekking Shoes

How many trekkers will be in one 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 familiarize him/herself with high altitude treks.To get into  optimum level of fitness you can go through our article How to prepare for a high altitude trek.

What is there in Food menu during a trek ?
We server wholesome and nutritious Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Evening Snacks. The food is vegetarian. Vegetarian food is preferable at high altitudes as it is easy to digest.

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 where you can fill clean water from. 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 with 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’s 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 customize a 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 customized  trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style.

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
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. The entire drive from Manali to Jobri takes around 1 Hour.

Reaching Manali by Road (Bus)
Manali is well connected with comfortable Volvo buses run by government and private operators. You can catch luxury and normal buses to Manali which are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate in delhi. The journey takes around 12-14 hours.

Reaching 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.

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

Day 1: Drive from Manali to Jobri via Prini Village and trek to Chikka
Day 2: Trek from Chikka to Balu Ka Gera enroute River Crossing. (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

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