Hampta Pass Trek – My Guide

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Hampta Pass lies at an altitude of 4270 m on the Pir Panjal range in the Himalayas. It is a small corridor between Lahaul’s Chandra Valley and the Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. The nomenclature of the trek was derived from Hampta Village, located below Sethan village, as part of the trek route.

Hampta Pass stays open for trekkers from May to October. The other half of the year is too snow-laden for anyone to walk, along with freezing, sub-zero temperatures. Trekkers can get some snow during the months of May-June or September-October, and August is the sunniest month right until it starts raining. The Hampta pass trek is about 35 km long and takes you to the beautiful segments of the Dhauladhar range. The trek begins from Manali and takes you to the Chikka that is located at an elevation of 10,000 feet above the ground. Hampta Pass Trek is a moderate trek on a difficulty level ranging from easy to difficult. You start from Manali which is at an altitude of 6,725 ft and reach an altitude of 14,000 ft in a matter of 4 days. For the most part, though, it is an easy hike through the valley. This makes the trek a moderate one.  

To Reach Hampta Pass you need to drive to Jobri via Prini and then it’s a 2 day’s trek to Hampta Pass and then 1 day either to Chatru or return to Jobri provided you are an above-average trekker. You can reach Hampta pass either through bike on hire or through taxi. I wish to go through a bike you need to get a pass from the SDM office which is free of cost. The actual excitement is on the bike by moving through the sharp 40 curves.

Himachal Pradesh is one of the most toured states in India. The state has beautiful pristine snow-clad mountains which are a major source of tourist attraction. Tourists from all over the world come to this glorious, unpolluted, and serene place to nurture their minds and soul and cherish an unfathomable nature’s beauty. The word ‘Hima’ means snow in Sanskrit and hence the name Himachal Pradesh which means ‘In the lap of Himalayas’. The mountains of the state are used for many adventure sports. One among them that is considered being carried out here is trekking.

With more than 200 defined trekking trails, some of the famous trekking spots of Himachal Mountains are; Hampta Pass trek, Dhaulandhar (Triund Glacier) trek, Parvati valley trek, Bhabha pass trek, Sari Pass trek, Beas Kund trek, trek to Chamba, and Pin Parvati, Kakeri lake trek, etc.

Hampta Pass in January is Closed due to Snow. The valley gets covered in snowmaking the trail even narrower and making the ascent sharper. This adventurous trek can be a risky business in the winter months due to a drop in temperature. Hampta Pass in January is not a good idea and not possible to even attempt. You can drive or take a cab from Manali to Jobra, which is the base of the Hampta Pass trek. It is about 18 Km away and will take around 2 hours to reach. After that, you can start your 2-day trek to the Hampta Pass. You will be walking and hiking for a total of 35 Km to the pristine valleys. Hampta pass temperature can give you serious chills if you do not come prepared well. Counted as the best trekking spot for beginners, Hampta Pass Trek brings along flocking tourists and thrill enthusiasts from the months of June to October. While the people seeking snow opt for this rejuvenating experience in the month of June, others take up the trek in the month of August.


If you’re looking for an offbeat trekking destination, then the Hampta Pass trek is just the right place for you. The spellbinding variations during the journey will make you fascinate in abundance. Pristine landscapes, meadows, lush-green passes, and glacial valleys, the Hampta pass is an ideal place to enrich nirvana for trekkers. Not to miss out on the stunning alpine Chandrataal lake which is a place you cannot miss out when you go for this tranquilizing trek.

June marks the beginning of the Hampta Pass trek and is quite popular among people who are excited by the thought of trekking around the snow. Experience walking on the white patches of the snow as you enjoy the eye-feasting grandeur of the snow-capped glaciers. While the monsoon arrives till the last week of June, the melting ice adds a feather to the pristine surrounding.




Hampta Pass Trek – My Guide

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