Hampta Pass Without Chandrataal

4 Days
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  • 14100ft
  • 35 Km
  • 4 Days


After brief orientation with guides and trek leaders the trek starts.
It kicks off from the calm and mesmerizing jeep drive right from the base camp to the Jobra.
The trek will take moderate time to reach the destination and as per the saying that rather than destination journey is important and this is where it comes into the picture,the calming and soothing journey of around 2 hours.

Another day and another super splendid morning, as we're at the beautiful Chikka campsite.

Chikka to Balu ka ghera (9 K.M)

Agenda is to trek from Chikka to Balu ka ghera, as the trek is spanning for 4-5 hours which can make your energies drain.
At the initial stage we'll be crossing few rocky river banks, in later part the dreamy snow valley's going to enlighten our mood and refuel the thrilling bar.
And Camping at Balu ka Ghera no need any introduction, as it itself is an epitomic of sheer beauty.

From this point on, you will catch your first glimpse of the Dhauladhar ranges, an outlying Himalayan chain of mountains, and it is from these snowy expanses that the experience of trekking in the Himalayas begins to take hold.
Snow-capped mountain peaks could be seen on one side of the pass, and jagged boulders and broken rocks can be seen on the opposite side.
Observe Mother Nature's beauty, which is typically veiled by the activity of the metropolis.
The settlement of Hampta, which lends the pass its name, will be our final halt before we start the descent to Balu ka Ghera.
Spend the night in tents, soak in the memories of the wide vistas of the 3 days as you’re stepping into the final day of the trek on the upcoming morning

On this day we will head towards Chatru and this is the place that will offer us the most breathtaking and unforgettable views of the valleys of Lahaul and Spiti.

The Spiti and Pir Panjal Ranges will add to the grandeur and magic of the place. Chatru is the centre point for three locations namely Hampta Pass, Rohtang Pass and Spiti Valley.


  • Accommodation in Camping
  • 3 - (Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Evening snacks)
  • All permits and Entry Fees
  • Trek equipment( sleeping bag,tent,gaiter)
  • Trek leaders & Guide
  • Trasnport form Manali to Jobri & Back
  • Medical Kit & Oxygen Cylinder 24/7


  • Anything apart from inclusion.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Transportation from Manali Bus Stop to Reporting Point & Return



Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, the Hampta Pass Trek stands as a testament to the awe-inspiring beauty and natural grandeur that defines the region.

While many trekkers are drawn to the magnetic allure of Chandratal Lake, the journey through the Hampta Pass offers an experience that goes beyond the popular postcard-perfect destination.

In this blog, we embark on a virtual expedition, unraveling the charm of the Hampta Pass Trek without the customary visit to Chandratal.

The Hampta Pass Trek: Overview

The Hampta Pass Trek is a mesmerizing journey through the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh, India. It is renowned for its diverse landscapes, ranging from lush green valleys to barren deserts, quaint villages to towering snow-clad peaks.

The trek derives its name from the Hampta village, located in the Kullu district.

Unlike many other Himalayan treks, Hampta Pass is a crossover trek, linking the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys.

The trek presents a kaleidoscope of natural wonders, including dense forests, alpine meadows, river crossings, and, of course, the high-altitude pass itself.

Beyond Summit: Unveiling the Hidden Gems

  1. Unique Flora and Fauna: The Hampta Pass Trek presents a unique opportunity to encounter the diverse flora and fauna of the Himalayan region. The lower altitudes are adorned with dense forests featuring a variety of coniferous and deciduous trees. Trekkers may spot Himalayan birds, including the Monal, and witness the elusive ibex or the Himalayan marmot in the higher altitudes.
  2. High-Altitude Pass Experience: Hampta Pass itself is a highlight that should not be overshadowed by the allure of Chandratal. The thrill of reaching the pass, surrounded by towering peaks and panoramic vistas, is an experience that captures the essence of Himalayan trekking.
  3. Cultural Encounters: The trek also provides opportunities for cultural exchanges with the inhabitants of the quaint villages en route. Trekkers may interact with the local shepherds, known as Gaddis, and gain insights into their traditional way of life.
  4. Photographer’s Paradise: For photography enthusiasts, the Hampta Pass Trek is a paradise. From lush green valleys to snow-covered landscapes, from crystal-clear streams to dramatic rock formations, every step offers a frame-worthy composition. The play of light and shadows on the Himalayan canvas creates photographic opportunities at every turn.

Challenges and Preparations

While the Hampta Pass Trek is considered moderately challenging, trekkers must be adequately prepared for the rigors of high-altitude trekking. The challenges include:

  1. Altitude and Acclimatization: Hampta Pass stands at an altitude of 14,035 feet, and proper acclimatization is crucial. Trekkers are advised to spend sufficient time at higher altitudes during the trek to minimize the risk of altitude-related illnesses.
  2. Variable Weather Conditions: Weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable. Trekkers must be prepared for varying conditions, including rain, snow, and sunshine. Layered clothing and waterproof gear are essential.
  3. Physical Fitness: The trek involves long hours of walking, steep ascents and descents, and occasionally navigating rocky terrains. A good level of physical fitness, including cardiovascular endurance and leg strength, is essential for an enjoyable experience.
  4. Proper Gear: Trekkers must be equipped with appropriate gear, including sturdy trekking shoes, a comfortable backpack, warm clothing, a waterproof jacket, and a sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures.

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