Season: May - June & August - October
Duration: 11 days
Altitude: 3960 mts/12988 ft
The major attraction remains the Deo Tibba peak, which looms at an elevation of 6,001 meters, and is surrounded by several other 6thousander peaks. Indrasan at an elevation of 6,221 meters also dominates the region and is a treat to the eyes from the vicinity of Hampa Pass. One of the popular alpine treks in Himachal Pradesh, the Hampta Pass trek occupies the mind of devoted trekkers during the peak summer season in India. Lying at an elevation of about 4,268 meters, the Hampta Pass stands as a bridge that connects the Kullu valley with Lahaul. The Hampta Pass trek passes through thick forest of walnut, oak and pine trees, lush green alpine meadows crisscrossed by numerous small streams and several villages tucked in the mountains. The journey truly is a threshold of natural spectrum and remote culture. All though the entire journey is easy to moderate but it turns out to be the most difficult part when it embarks upon a steep climb to Hampta Pass from Balu Ka Gera. The tracks at certain levels become tricky and narrow and further the trail slows down when you step on to the thick bed of snow.
The Hampta Pass trek, which is one of the high altitude treks in the Indian Himalayan region, stretches from an elevation of 2,050 meters to 4,268 meters. The actual trail commences from Prini, which is a few hours of drive from Manali. From Prini the trail leads to Pandu Ropa via the village of Saythen. From a certain point on this trail one can capture the panoramic view of the Kullu valley. The trail from Pandu Ropa continues to Chikka, which is further 5 - 6 hours of trek uphill through thick forest and meadows dotted with colourful flowers. Here you will encounter a few patches of snow. The trek to Hampta Pass then is followed by Balu Ka Gera and thereafter descends to Chattru. From Chattru the route turns to Solang, which is a steep trek downhill and thereafter wheels to Manali.
The Hampta Pass trek is one of the most beautiful alpine treks in Himachal Pradesh, which is recommended for experienced trekkers. The best time to hit the tracks is during the months of May, June, July and September and October.
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
On arrival met our representative and then transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02: Delhi - Manali
In the morning half day sightseeing and in the evening drive to Manali by AC Volvo coach. Overnight journey.
Day 03: Manali
Arrival at Manali by morning. On arrival transfer to hotel for relax. At leisure visit Hadimba Devi Temple, old Manali, Tibetan Monastery and the mall. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 04:Manali - Pandu Ropa 4 Hrs
We drive to Prini and then from Prini we reach Pando Ropa, 4 hours trek which goes steeply along side of Hamta Nala through forest. Overnight in camp.in tents.
Day 05: Pandu Ropa - Chikka
Gradual up trek passes through forest and meadow up to Chikka camp, and ideal site with water and firewood. Overnight in tents.
Day 06: Chikka - Balu Ka Gera
We trek uphill, a steep climb, to Juara and then gradual climb up to the camp site at Balu Ka Gera. Overnight in tents.
Day 07: Balu Ka Gera - Hampta Pass
Steep ascent up to Hampta Pass for 3 kms and then descent on the other side in steep slope up to Camp Site. Mt. Deo Tibba and Indrasan are visible along with a wide view of the Lahaul Valley.
Day 08: Hampta Pass - Chatru
On the 7th day of Hampta Pass Trek, we make a steep descent up to Chatru Camp site. Overnight in camp.
Day 09: Chatru - Solang
The Hampta Pass Trek continues and we reach Solang from Chatru. Overnight in camp.
Day 10: Solang - Manali - Delhi
In the morning after breakfast drive to Manali and visit Hadimba Devi temple, old Manali and Vashisth Village (hot water spring). In the evening drive to Delhi by AC Volvo coach. Overnight journey.
Day 11: Delhi
Arrival at Delhi by morning. On arrival transfer to hotel for relax. In the evening drive to international airport to catch onwards flight.