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Hampta Pass Trek Overview

If you want to add trekking to your bucket list, one of Himachal Pradesh's most breathtaking trekking options is Hampta Pass, which is located at an elevation of 14,010 feet in the lush green valley of Kullu & Chandra. Part of the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas, this beautiful pass is also known as Himachal's Valley of Flowers. Since this trek has a moderate level of difficulty, the Hampta Pass trek is a wonderful experience for both beginners and experienced hikers.

With forests, grasslands, and blooming flowers on one side of your walk and the beautiful, green Kullu Valley on the other, a few hours of walking on the Hampta Pass trek trail results in a striking transformation in the scenery. The scenic wealth of natural beauty that surrounds the trail is so magnificent at every turn that it will make up for any difficulty you face during your rough trekking journey.


Quick Facts for Hampta Pass Trek

hampta pass trek

State - Himachal Pradesh

Duration - 5 Days & 4 Nights

Elevation - 4,270 meters or 14,010 feet

Duration - 5 days

Difficulty Level- Moderate

Starts at - Manali

Ends at - Manali

Base Camp- Jobra

Nearest railway station - Pathankot

Nearest airport - Bhuntar

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Hampta Pass Trek Itinerary

In your Hampta Pass Trek package, during your 5 day Journey you will experience the thrills of trekking through the Himalayan terrains and also experience the beauty of the Pir Panjal Ranges of Himalayas. Below is the detailed itinerary of your Hampta Pass Trek.

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Day 3
Day 4
Day 5

Drive: From Manali to Jobra

Trek: From Jobra to Chika

Trek Distance: 2 kms

Duration: 2-3 hours

Elevation: 10,100 ft

  1. Once you reach Manali, meet your Hampta Pass Trek representative there. You will drive to Jobra, the starting point for the Hampta pass hiking, after a sumptuous breakfast in Manali.

  2. Get a briefing from your trek leader and gear up for your climb to Chika. To reach the Chika campground on the banks of Rani Nallah, you only need to make a short hike through a mixed forest of birch, maple, and pine trees.

  3. You hardly notice the difficulty of hiking as the captivating terrain of Himachal Pradesh comes into play.

  4. Trek along River Rani, as you see your surrounding area's massive rocky hills in all their splendor.

  5. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the Chika tents.

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Why is the Hampta Pass mentioned in the Indian Mythology?

According to ancient literature, when the Pandavas made their way to heaven they traveled on the route through Hampta Pass. Yudhishthira, the eldest of the Pandavas in the Mahabharata epic, is thought to have been taken to heaven in his mortal form from Chandratal. That is why we refer to the journey across the Hampta Pass to Chandratal as the "Stairway to Heaven''.

Know Before You Go to Hampta Pass Trek

Important Tips for Trekkers
Trek Essentials
How To Reach
Best Time to Visit

ATM facility: The last ATM during your whole journey will be at Manali. So, make sure you carry enough cash with yourself to pay for any purchases you make during the journey.

Mobile Connectivity: There is little to no mobile network as you reach higher during your journey. The last network connectivity of the mobile network is Prini after leaving Prini the network terminates.

Minimum Weight: Since you need to carry your own backpacks during the trek, you are advised to carry minimum weight . You should avoid carrying any unnecessary item in your luggage as too much weight will make your journey difficult.

Documents: Carry your personal documents with you such as ID cards, any prescriptions given by the doctor and other necessary documents in case of any medical emergency or other emergency during the trek.

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What To Pack For Hampta Pass Trek?

Foot Gear
Hand Gear
Head Gear
Personal Belongings

  • 4 to 5 t-shirts
  • Insulated jacket
  • Fleece T-shirt
  • Trek Pants
  • Woolen gloves
  • Windbreaker
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Why To Go Hampta Pass Trek?

Hampa Trek is a trek which offers different aspects of hiking in one single package. Steep rocky terrains , sparkling glaciers and waterfalls, spiky mountain ranges, absolutely gorgeous camping sites — the Hampta Pass Trek route offers you a crisp motley of magnificent panoramic view of the valley. Not only does the trek provide scenic beauty but it also provides trekkers the adventure and thrill of trekking in snow and sloppy terrains.

FAQ's of Hampta Pass Trek

What is the best time to go on the Hampta Pass trek?

Mid-June to mid-October are the best time to visit Hampta pass trek. In the early part of the season, there's a possibility to see some snow on the high passes, but by August, it's all gone. In the Kullu-Manali valley, rain is predicted throughout the monsoon season, whereas the sun will be shining as normal in Spiti.

How difficult is the Hampta Pass Trekking?

The Hampta Pass trek is said to be moderate in difficulty level and is doable by beginners. It takes around 4 to 5 days to complete the Hampta Pass trek. You may encounter a number of difficulties throughout your Hampta Pass Trek, including slush-filled routes, steep descents, and continuous downpours and to move safely ahead you will require proper gears.

Which type of shoes should I carry for Hampta Pass Trekking?

Hiking boots that are also known as trekking shoes are best suited to trek Hampta Pass. While trekking, they prevent sore feet and give you a firm grip on the ground. The solid, hard sole and stable lateral support are two characteristics unique to trekking shoes.

How long is the Hampta Pass trek?

The total Hampta pass trek distance to be covered on foot is about 35 km. The route of the trek is as follows: Manali - Jobra - Jwara - Balu ka Gera - Hampta Pass - Shea Goru - Chatru - Manali.

What is the height of the Hampta Pass trek?

The height of the Hampta Pass trek is 4,270 meters or 14,010 feet above sea level. It is considered one of the high treks.

How is the mobile network on the Hampta Pass Trek?

On this hike, there is no network connectivity. Immediately after leaving Prini, the network will terminate. The final network stop on the route forward is Prini.

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