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Hampta Pass

Hampta Pass: Himalayan corridor for splendid Chandra and super Kullu Valleys

The Hampta Pass Trek is an incredible adventure that offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas and a chance to experience the local culture. With proper preparation and guidance, you’ll be ready to conquer this challenging but rewarding trek!

It is a popular trekking route in the Himalayas, located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you plan your trip:

Hampta Trek Details

* Distance: 35 kilometers (22 miles)
* Duration: 5-6 days
* Elevation gain: 2,500 meters (8,200 feet)
* Difficulty level: Moderate to challenging

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Trek Route

The Hampta Pass Trek starts from Manali, a popular hill station in Himachal Pradesh. The trek route takes you through the scenic valleys of the Himalayas, offering breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks and picturesque villages.

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Day 1: Manali to Jobri (10 km, 6.2 miles)
Day 2: Jobri to Bhalu Camp (12 km, 7.5 miles)
Day 3: Bhalu Camp to Shea Goru (14 km, 8.7 miles)
Day 4: Shea Goru to Hampta Pass (6 km, 3.7 miles)
Day 5: Hampta Pass to Chika Camp (10 km, 6.2 miles)
Day 6: Chika Camp to Manali (15 km, 9.3 miles)

Trek Highlights

* Breathtaking views of the Himalayas from the Hampta Pass
* Scenic valleys and meadows along the trek route
* Opportunity to spot wildlife like blue sheep and marmots
* Experience the local culture and traditions of the Himachali people

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Pre-Trek Essentials

* Physical fitness: The trek requires moderate to challenging physical activity.
* Acclimatization: Spend at least two days in Manali to acclimatize to the high altitude.
* Gear and equipment: Carry necessary trekking gear, including hiking boots, warm clothing, and rain gear.
* Weather forecast: Check the weather forecast before embarking on the trek.

Tips and Precautions

* Hire an experienced guide or trek with a reputable group.
* Carry adequate water and snacks for the day.
* Respect local environment and wildlife.
* Be prepared for sudden weather changes.
* Carry a first-aid kit and basic medication.

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Accommodation and Food

* Camping: The trek includes camping at various locations along the route.
* Food: Local cuisine and packed meals will be provided during the trek.

Best Time to Trek

The best time to trek the Hampta Pass is during the summer months (June-August) when the weather is pleasant and the trails are clear.

Getting There

Manali is easily accessible by road or bus from Delhi or Chandigarh. You can also take a flight to Bhuntar Airport and then take a taxi or bus to Manali.


The cost of the trek varies depending on the duration of stay, type of accommodation, and services included. Expect to pay around ₹10,000-₹20,000 (approximately $140-$280 USD) per person for a 5-6 day trek.


Additional details

– Location: Hampta Pass is located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, in the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas.

– Elevation: The pass sits at an altitude of around 14,100 feet (4,300 meters) above sea level.

Trekking Route: The Hampta Pass trek is a popular multi-day hiking route that connects the Kullu and Lahaul valleys. It’s considered a moderately difficult trek.

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– Landscape: The trek takes you through lush green meadows, dense forests, high-altitude mountain passes, and barren, rocky landscapes.

– Best Time: The best time to do the Hampta Pass trek is between June and October when the weather is favorable.

– Challenges: The high altitude, steep ascents/descents, and changeable weather conditions make this trek quite challenging. Proper acclimatization and preparation is required.

– Permits: Trekkers need to obtain permits from the local authorities to do this trek.

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