Hampta Pass Trek

Hampta Pass Trek

Departure Date

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

Duration

5D/ 4N

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Maximum Seats

15

Why THE HAMPTA PASS Trek?

The Hampta Pass Trek is one of the most delightful treks in the Manali region of Himachal Pradesh.  Hampta Pass Trek is a moderate trek with a scope for varying the duration to suit ones time. The beauty of this trek everyday the landscape changes and stunning crossover from Kullu Valley to Spiti Valley & a visit to Chandratal Lake is icing on the cake.

  • DIFFICULTY : Easy – Moderate.

  • MAX ALTITUDE : 14100 ft

  •  BASE CAMP : Prini

  • DURATION : 5 Days 4 Nights.

  • BEST SEASON : Mid June – Mid October

TREK FEE PER PERSON

Rs. 8500

(GST 5%)

(Ex Manali)

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Hampta Pass Trek is a moderate trek with a scope for varying the duration to suit ones time. You start the trek in thick forest and then enter in open valleys with lush green cover of grass then the tree line stops and you cross to Hampta Pass and enter the barren landscape of Lahaul & Spiti and visit to Chandratal lake is icing on the cake. Hampta Pass Trek takes us over the majestic foothills of the Himalayas, the Pir Panjal Range, crossing at Hampta Pass (14100 ft.)

Destinations Covered during Hampta Pass Trek : Manali, Prini, Hampta Pass, Chandra Tal.

What’s Included :

  • 04 Night Tented Accommodation on triple sharing basis
  • All Veg Meals from Lunch on Day 1st to Breakfast on Day 5th.
  • Morning, evening tea served with light snacks while on Trek.
  • All fees and permits for Indians are included.
  • Basic First Aid Medical kits with Oxygen cylinder and Oxi Meter.
  • Qualified and experienced Leader and support staff.
  • All surface transfers from Prini – Prini (As per the Itinerary).

What’s Not Included :

  • Any Meals During Transit.
  • Fees and permit for Non Indian Residence are excluded.
  • Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag
  • Anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program.
  • Unscheduled stay due to Landslides.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.
  • Cost Escalation due to “Force Majeure” and evacuation charges.

 

Here’s a short itinerary of Hampta Pass Trek:

Day 1: Drive from Prini (Manali) – Jobra then trek to Chika (1,0100 ft).

Day 2: Chika (10,100 ft) – Balu ka Gera (11,900 ft) (5 hrs)easy ascent.

Day 3: Balu ka Gera (11,900 ft) – Siagoru (12,900 ft) Crossing Hampta Pass (14,100 ft).

Day 4: Siagoru (12,900 ft) – Chatru (11,000 ft) 4 hrs. Drive to Chandra Tal.

Day 5: Drive from Chandratal Camp /Chatru  to Prini (Manali) via the Rohtang Pass.

Detailed trek itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Prini – Jobra than  trek to Chika (1,0100 ft).

Hampta Pass Manali is the most famous trek in Manali Region of Himachal Pradesh. Meet at Camp Renok in Prini in Manali, after brief introduction  and we will start our drive from Prini (6725 ft) to Jobri.  Drive from Prini to Jobri goes through AD Hydro Project road and takes around one and half hour. After briefing session we start our trek to Chika (10400 ft) our today’s camp. Today’s trek is about 2 hour easy ascent from 9700 ft to 10,400 ft through thick forest and crossing small bridge. While trekking we can see the Rani river on one side and a big rocky hill on the other. The Hampta Pass Manali trek passes through some of the most spectacular landscape. Overnight camp at Chika.

Day 2 : Chika (10,100 ft) – Balu ka Gera (11,900 ft) .5 hrs easy ascent.

The Second day trek is a gradual ascent. While trekking we will be able to see the spectacular Dhauladhar range in the background and Indrasan peak in front. Starting part of the trek fairly gradual and as you cross the waterfall the gradient increases till Jwara Nalah. The best part of today’s trek that we have to cross two rivers one at the start just near to Chikka Campsite and other at Jwara Nala. River crossing the Jwara Nalah is exhilarating experience. You have to remove your shoes and get into knee depth of ice chilling water after crossing it you will feel what is called numbness due to extreme cold. We will have our packed lunch after crossing the Jwara nala.

By today you will come to know that trekking in Manali in nothing like which was shown in Movie Yeh Jawani and Deewani, it was more of a advertisement of Make My Trip Trekking Programs, they only sell Make My Trip Manali program.

Hampta Pass Trek

Day 3: Balu ka Gera (11,900 ft) – Siagoru (12,900 ft) Crossing Hampta Pass (14,100 ft).

This is the most spectacular part of the trek as we cross the Hampta Pass and then descend to our camp site in Siagoru. From Hampta Pass you can see the Indrasan Peak and its gigantic glacier.Today’s trek will take us approximately 8hrs to reach Siagoru. The ascent on this part of the Hampta Pass trek will be moderate.

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Day 4: Siagoru (12,900 ft) – Chatru (11,000 ft) 4 hrs. Drive to Chandratal Lake.

This day we have an easy descent through the Hampta Valley. The massive mountains of the Pir Panjal and Spiti ranges dominate the entire landscape during the Hampta Pass Trek till the camp site at Chatru. Chatru is a confluence point of paths from Rohtang Pass, Hamta Pass and Lahaul & Spiti. From Chatru if road and weather condition permit we head to the Chandra Tal and camp at suitable place according to the conditions. The distance from Chatru to Chandratal Lake is around 41 Kms and takes around 2 hours to reach due to road conditions. This drive from Chatru to Chandratal Lake you will remember for your life.

Day 5:  Drive from Chandra tal/Chatru  to Prini via the Rohtang Pass

In the morning after breakfast we leave for Prini via the Rohtang Pass. We will be stopping at Rohtang pass for few minutes but we are sure that nobody would want to pollute the beautiful memories of the trek. Enroute we will be stopping for lunch at Marhi and continue our drive to Prini.  Our  wonderful experience of trekking in Himachal ends. Hampta Pass Manali is a complete package after finishing your trek relax in Old Manali guest houses and savor the delicious food and ambiance in Old Manali Cafes and Restaurants.

Fitness Required for Hampta Pass 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 fitness Trekking 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

Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs): A good quality backpack from reputed brand and try it before buying.

Floaters or Sandals: When you are at the camp they help to move freely.

Trekking Shoes: Always invest in a good quality trekking shoes, we recommend Forclaz 500 by Quechua. They are light weight, good grip, sturdy and easily available throughout India.

2 Quick Dry Tees

2 Track Pants

3 Pair of Cotton Socks

1 Pair of Woolen Socks

1 Poncho

1 Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket

1 Heavy Jacket

1 Pair of Thermal

Wind Proof Jacket

Woolen Cap

Gloves

Sun Cap

1 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

Trekking Pole

and CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries !!

Hampta Pass Video made by Team Renok

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 Trek?
The best time for Hampta Pass Trek is during months between June to October. Depending upon snow conditions you might or might not able to cross the pass. So if you want to enjoy loads of snow then June is the best but if you want to certain about completing the trek then go post June.

Do you have Hampta Pass Trekking Map? 

Yes we have designed a stunning Hampta Pass Trekking map but remember it’s for reference only for actual distance you need to check Leoman Trekking Maps. Hampta Pass Trek Map

Will be camping at Chandratal Lake?

We will be camping at Chatru or Dadarpul Campsite only because Chandratal Lake Camp are not allowed. Camping is allowed at Chandratal Lake around 2 Kms ahead of Chandratal Lake.

How difficult is the Hampta Pass Trek?
Hampta Pass Trekking is considered by comparison an easy to moderate high altitude trek. But you need to have good physical fitness to complete this trek. Doing cardio vascular exercises is very helpful for preparing for this trek.

What are the temperatures during the Hampta Pass Trekking?
During the Hampta Pass Trekking 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 is Hampta Pass Trek in May? 

Hampta Pass Trek in May is full of snow and crossing Hampta Pass in May is difficult, you can reach Hampta Pass in May only if you have technical equipment and experience. Normally the Hampta Pass in May is for those who want to enjoy snow and for those who want to cross Hampta Pass and reach Chandratal then Hampta Pass in June onward is the best time.

How is Hampta Pass Trekking in June? 

Hampta Pass Trek in June offers good amount of snow, trekking over glaciers and crossing snow filled Hampta Pass and normally Hampta Pass can be crossed around mid June and road to chandratal also opens around mid June.

When is the best time for Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek ? 

Best time for combine Hampta Pass and Chandratal Trek is from Mid June to Mid October. Hampta Pass can crossed around mid June and also the road to Chandratal Lake. You can combine both Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek.

When is the best time for hampta pass trek?

Best time for Hampta Pass Trek is from June end to Beginning of October. You get clear views in June and rain during the month of July and August.

What is hampta pass altitude? 

Hampta Pass altitude is 4450 Meters or 14500 feet above sea level.

What is your hampta pass trek review?

We consider it as the best beginners trek as it of the short duration and once can experience variety of landscape, visit many famous places like Chandratal Lake, Rohtang Pass, Spiti Valley and after trek relax for couple of days in Old Manali.

 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
Combiflam – 5 tablets
Disprin – 10 tablets
Norflox – 10 tablets
Digene – 10 tablets
Dianox – 10 tablets

Is Dianox advisable ?
Acetozolamiidde 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 1500 for entire trek.

What is your Hampta Pass Trek cost? 

Our Hampta Pass Trek cost is Rs 9000 + 5% GST which includes all meals, tents, sleeping bags, utensils etc. We also offer early bird discount on Hampta Pass Trek cost.

 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 Humpta 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 Humpta Pass Trek?
Yes Humpta 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 Humpta 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 Trek:

Day 1: Drive from Prini – Jobra then trek to Chika (1,0100 ft).

Day 2: Chika (10,100 ft) – Balu ka Gera (11,900 ft) (5 hrs)easy ascent.

Day 3: Balu ka Gera (11,900 ft) – Siagoru (12,900 ft) Crossing Hampta Pass (14,100 ft).

Day 4: Siagoru (12,900 ft) – Chatru (11,000 ft) 4 hrs. Drive to Chandra Tal.

Day 5: Drive from Chandra tal/Chatru  to Prini via the Rohtang Pass.

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    Barath
    October 19, 2014

    hey guys,

    are there any trekking activities in the end of dec or early jan?

    kindly lemme kno… if its avbl pls send abt it to my mail id,,,

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    Team Renok
    September 1, 2014

    Hey Upendra…we have sent u a mail with details…cheers

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    Team Renok
    September 1, 2014

    Hey Upendra…we have sent u a mail with details…cheers

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    September 1, 2014

    Hello team Renok,
    i would like to join the trek to hampta pass, but could you suggest dates after October as i wouldn’t be ready by that time and also want to know how i must preapre as this is would be my first ever trek.

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    September 1, 2014

    Hello team Renok,
    i would like to join the trek to hampta pass, but could you suggest dates after October as i wouldn’t be ready by that time and also want to know how i must preapre as this is would be my first ever trek.

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