Hampta Pass Trek

4 Days & 3 Nights

Starts at INR 4800 Per Person

INR 6000(20% OFF)

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Overview

Destination:

 Manali

Trip:

Hampta Pass Trek

Duration:

4 Days / 3 Nights

Group Size:

 1 to 10

Grade:

Moderate

Trip type:

Daily Departures

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Reporting Place:

 Prini, Manali

Start Point:

  Prini,Manali

End Point:

  Prini,Manali

Best For:

Solo Travelers, Couples, Group of Friends & Families

Best Season:

May, June, July & August

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Short Itinerary

DAY 1:

Drive to Jobra & Trek to Chikka | 10100 feet

DAY 2:

Chikka to Bhalu Ka Gera | 11900 feet | 5-6 hours trekChikka to Bhalu Ka Gera | 11900 feet | 5-6 hours trek

DAY 3:

Bhalu Ka Gera - Hampta Pass | 14100 Feet | Back to Bhalu ka Ghera |11900 feet | 8 hours

DAY 4:

Trek from Bhalu Ka Gera to Chikka | Trek Down from Chikka to prini, Manali


Detailed Itinerary

The Hampta Pass trekking package for five days has the starting point as Manali, the famous hub for all types of travel. From Manali, you will be taken to Jobra and then to Chika located at a height of about 10,100 feet. All these routes will have plenty of greenery, River Rani and the mountainous stretches on one side. Dhauladhar Ranges can be seen from Chika as you climb up to reach Balu ka Ghera and the impressive journey to catch the first glimpses of some of the best peaks in the Himalayas will be tremendous. Commonly referred to as the White Range, you’ll notice the mighty towers in Dhauladhar Ranges occupy the entire frame with meadows and flower-filled valleys dotted for the company. What awaits you next are the gradual slopes until you reach the mighty Hampta Pass and on the way, Hampta Village will be your host for some time. Discover the serene calmness that surrounds the valley, you might meet shepherds at this high altitude pass who visit the valley to nourish their sheep with the special grass that grows around the area. Your trek to the massive Pir Panjal Ranges and the ultimate destination of the trek is the beautiful Chandra Tal located amidst the pristine surroundings dominated by the white peaks and clouds above. A confluence of three paths – Hampta Pass, Spiti, and Rohtang Pass and the green paradise will accompany you to achieve the height of about 14,100ft. On the fifth day of Hampta Pass Trek, you will travel from the lake directly to Manali after crossing Rohtang Pass and the humid Kullu Valley and the arid Lahaul and Spiti Valley and conclude the trip with multiple memories created in the midst of such a splendid serenity.

  • DAY 1

    Drive to Jobra & Trek to Chikka | 10100 feet

    We will start a drive in a vehicle arranged by International Youth Club from the reporting point 11:00 AM with your packed lunch to start the trek. We will start with a jeep ride to Jobra. While moving towards Hampta Dam we will get to view the exquisitely beautiful Pine forests, rock faces and trees like Maple, Walnut and Oak. We will trek from Hampta dam till Chikka, which is our campsite for the first day. It takes around 2 hours to complete this part of the trek. The trek is easy with very less ascend. There is a small forest patch and then two wooden bridges to get you to the camp site. Chikka camp site is identified by big boulders and a beautiful waterfall.

     

    Meals: Pack Lunch and Dinner

  • DAY 2

    Chikka to Bhalu Ka Gera | 11900 feet | 5-6 hours trekChikka to Bhalu Ka Gera | 11900 feet | 5-6 hours trek

    Balu Ka Gera is a flat ground amidst the mountains at an elevation of 11,900 ft. Today’s trail will take you through Jwara- a beautiful scenic sheltered valley. After an early breakfast, trek begins from Chikka and walk along the banks of the river to the left. The route will encompass several small waterfalls, lush green meadows and Dhauladhar peaks will be your constant company throughout the hiking hours. We set up our camps and relax for the rest of the day as we slowly reach an altitude of almost 11000 ft.

     

    Meals: Breakfast, Pack Lunch and Dinner

  • DAY 3

    Bhalu Ka Gera - Hampta Pass | 14100 Feet | Back to Bhalu ka Ghera |11900 feet | 8 hours

    This is the crowning day of your trip and the most challenging one. The trek is long on this day and should be started at around 7 AM. It would take approximately 5-6 hours to reach the top.

    As we start walking towards the mountains from Balu Ka Gera along the river for an hour when the gradient begins, the trail takes you straight towards Hampta Pass. In no time, you will see the first plateau, the magnificent Deo Tibba peak right in front of you. Climb up the ridges as you come closer to Hampta Pass. The climb is vertical and steep which demands concentration and effort, which is all worth at the end. Now at 14,100 ft., you are on top of Hampta Pass with breathtaking views that will leave you in awe. The descent is slightly trickier than the ascent as always. It can vary slightly depending on the snow condition too.

    Meals: Breakfast, Pack Lunch and Dinner

  • DAY 4

    Trek from Bhalu Ka Gera to Chikka | Trek Down from Chikka to prini, Manali
    Today’s hike is a gentle one and will take about 5 hrs. Having rested for some time one will be advised to walk up a short distance to a nearby waterfall which also plays host to a number of white capped redstarts. Here your trek comes to an end. Have breakfast and leave for your return journey to Manali. Meals: Breakfast, Pack Lunch



Things to Know

Inclusions:
  • Accommodation in tents and guesthouse at the base camp on sharing basis.
  • Meals while on trek (Veg meals)
  • All permits
  • First aid/medical kits and oxygen cylinder
  • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff
Exclusions:
  • GST @ 5.0%
  • Air/Train fare
  • Anything not mentioned under the head inclusions.
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary / stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, road blocks and / or any factors beyond control.
  • The tariff does not include barbecue and activities
How to Reach:

By Road: Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will reach Manali in 12 ‐ 14 hours(approx 540 KMS). Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in  or www.hrtc.gov.in

By Train: Nearest Railway station is Ambala (350 kms) and Chandigarh (310 kms). Tip: Regular Volvo and Buses are available from Chandigarh to Manali in the evening. Volvo buses charges between Rs.700 to Rs.1,000 per sector from Chandigarh to Manali and vice versa

By Air: Nearest Airport is Bhuntar is 60 Kms. ​Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs about Rs.700‐ Rs.1,000. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air. The airliners that take you to this Airport are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher airlines, MDLR Airlines and Jagson Airlines, operating flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu.

What to Carry:
  • TREKKING GEAR 
  • Ruck sack bag with rain cover. Quantity -1 
  • Hand Torch with spare batteries. Quantity -1 
  • U V protection sunglasses. Quantity -1 
  • 1 Litre water bottle. Quantity -1
  • FOOTWEAR 
  • Non-skid deep treaded hiking shoes Quantity -1 
  • Pair of light weight Slipper/Sandals Quantity -1 
  • CLOTHING 
  • Quick Dry Warm lower or Track Pants. Quantity - 2
  • Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts. 1 for every 2 days of trekking 
  • Pair of thick woolen socks. 1 pair for every two days of trekking 
  • Thermal Body warmer Upper & Lower. Quantity-1 
  • Undergarments. Quantity - 1 for every day of trekking 
  • Warm jacket closed at wrist & neck .Quantity-1 
  • Full sleeves sweater. Quantity -1 
  • Rain wear ( Jacket & Pants ) . Quantity-1 
  • Pair of Warm Gloves. Quantity-1 
  • Woolen cap. Quantity-1 
  • Sun shielding Hat. Quantity -1
  • TOILETRIES 
  • Personal toiletries kit (Small Towel, Toilet paper, paper soap, Bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream etc.) 
  • Sun screen lotion small pack . Quantity -1 
  • Lip Balm small pack. Quantity-1 
  • UTENSILS 
  • Small size, Light weight & Leak proof lunch box. Quantity-1(Shall be provided) 
  • Plate. Quantity- 1; Spoon.Quantity-1(Shall be provided) 
  • Tea/Coffee (plastic) Mug.Quantity-1 (Shall be provided) 
  • MISCELLANEOUS 
  • Power banks 
  • Camera with extra batteries (Optional) 
  • Dry fruits, Nuts, Chocolate bars (Optional) 
  • Carry your medicines in plenty in case you have any specific ailment. Consult your doctor before joining the trek. 

How to Join

Join Now Our participation process is very simple. You may book online to reserve your seat or call us at 8010 22 44 22 between 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM on any working day. Alternatively, you may email us at info@internationalyouthclub.org for booking and assistance.

You may Book Offline through NEFT or Direct Transfer by making the payment in below bank account:

  • Bank Name: YES Bank
  • Account Name: International Youth Club
  • Account Number: 006188700000308
  • IFSC Code: YESB0000061
  • Branch: Saket, New Delhi

You need to email NEFT/Transfer/Proof of deposit details at info@internationalyouthclub.org along with Expedition Name, Date of Reporting, Participant’s- Name, Mobile, Email, DOB, City and Gender in order to send you the confirmation within 48 working hours from our side.

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Refund and Cancellation

  • We would love to host you, but in case you are unable to travel as planned and need to cancel your booking, do not worry. Our simple cancellation process makes sure you receive a quick confirmation and fast refunds.
  • Cancellation made before 30 Days – 70% RefundCancellation made within 30 to 15 Days – 50% Refund
  • Cancellation made after within 15 Days – No Refund
  • Rescheduling dates within the same trek – 20% of trek charges subject to availability
  • The applicable refund amount will be credited to you within 30 days after trek completion date
     

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FAQs

What is the best time for Hampta Pass Trek?
Hampta Pass trek is one that can be done any time regardless of the season. Still the most suitable to enjoy each moment of the trek are the months from June to September. During this time, the temperature level will be in an average of 13 to 18 degree Celsius during day time and it drops to a low of 0 degree Celsius at night. In September, the temperature drops down ever more. June has a special place in Hampta Pass trekkers' mind and the reason behind it is the snow. So, a lot of adventure lovers have pointed out that mid June can be considered as the best time to do a thrilling trek to Hampta Pass.

What is the level of fitness expected from the participants?
The difficulty level of Hampta Pass trek is MODERATE. Hence, it is recommended that you have a little prior experience of trekking and have the optimum level of fitness. It is advisable that you go through a thorough medical check-up before booking the trek.

What are the clothing and equipments that need to be carried from our end?
As the temperature is cold throughout the trek with the possibilities of rain, we recommend that you carry woolen clothes, which can be full sleeves woolen sweater, thermal inner wear, windproof jacket, etc. along with a raincoat.

Which type of shoes should I carry?
Please do not carry the normal sports shoes. As you need the good traction during the trek, shoes from Woodland or Forclaz 500 is a recommended choice.

What kind of food will be provided during this trek? What about safe drinking water?
During this trek, you will be provided with vegetarian food which are cooked according to the well planned menu suitable for trekking up the high altitudes. The menu varies from bread and butter to poha to sandwiches for breakfast and roti or puri with vegetable curry for lunch and dinner will include rice, roti, dal or some dessert every day. You will also get biscuits and snacks as well. It is advised to carry energy bars, nuts and dry fruits if you like. Since the campsites are located near water sources, you will not find any difficulty in getting fresh water to drink and it is always better to carry two litres of water every day.

How much weight will I have to carry?
It is advisable to carry a 6L backpack, weight to be carried will depend on your requirements and capacity.

Will there be mobile connectivity?
During your trek, you may find mobile connectivity in some places. But for the majority of times, there will no mobile connectivity during the Hampta Pass trek.

What about first aid and medicines?
Medical and first aid kits will be provided and it is included in the package. Very rarely any type of emergency comes up and all the teams will be made perfect with everything needed for meeting such emergencies beforehand only.

What is the difficulty level of Hampta Pass Trek?
Hampta Pass trek is a moderate one with a lot of valleys and villages to pass by and streams, lush green forests, gradual slopes and steeps to cross until you reach the summit. At some points, the roads will be slippery whereas at some other points, they become rough. You will be tired by the end of each day. But the views at Dhauladhar Ranges will keep you energetic.

Can I have liquor or smoke while we're on the trek?
Consumption of alcohol or cigarette is prohibited while you are on any type of high altitude trekking because both these activities can let your body dehydrate easily. Then you will find it very difficult to complete the stretches. Alcohol will open the pores in your skin and let the cold get inside and make the body temperature in terms with the temperature outside. But it will finally lead you to feel dehydrated and thirsty. Hence try not to smoke or consume alcohol. Many of the trekking tours will not allow the participants do any such activities during the trek.

How is Hampta Pass Trek weather?
Almost moderately warmer climate can be experienced at Hampta Pass if you choose June and July and the day temperature varies from 13 to 18 degree Celsius and it falls into 0 to 7 degree Celsius at night. When it comes to September, the climate will become colder with slightly lower temperature during day time as well as at night. There will be snow fall at different points on the trek till early days of July and if it is raining, then the snow will melt away.

Is Diamox is advisable?
Yes, to prevent Acute Mountain Sickness or simply altitude sickness, Diamox is a must medicine you should have handy. You will be reaching a height of more than 14000 feet and it will be great if you have 10-12 diamox tablets with you to avoid the uneasiness happens due to acute mountain sickness.

How do I get in shape?
A proper cardio vascular structure is needed for doing Hampta Pass trek as it is a moderate level trek and you might cross slippery roads and gradual climbs through forest ranges, high altitude landscapes and rough terrains. For making your lungs work properly during the trek and get oxygen intake smooth, then you need to follow some exercises that will help your cardio vascular systems function properly. Start with jogging every day and daily increase the distance and speed. Simple exercises like squats, skipping, swimming will also be perfect for your muscles and flexibility. Stretching exercises can also be of use while perfecting your body to do this trek.

What are washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?
There will be separate toilet tents arranged at each campsite for men and women. Depending on the size of the group, the number of toilets varies. Toilet tents will have a deep pit, mound of soil and a shovel to cover it up. All of them usually will be dry toilets where you have to use toilet papers alone. Room freshener will also be provided.



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