Hampta lies on the Pir Panjal range of Himalayas. Itis in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, at an altitude of 14,100m. The beauty of the place is impeccable with amazing camping destination like Chika, Balu ka Ghera, Siagoru, Chatru and the most awaited place Chandratal. It is a complete package of fun, adventure and beauty. Hampta pass is full of greenery, oak, pine trees and blooming flowers, it will make your trail beautiful and worth visiting the valley.
The difficulty level of the trek is easy to moderate, anyone above 8 years can come on this trek. It can be done by the person who is physically fit and needs a little bit of exercise such as jogging, walking, stretching, cardio and Yoga for mental fitness to be stable and relax.
The best time to visit the trek is from June to October with temperature ranging from 12℃ to 20℃.avoid visiting trek in monsoons due to slippery and muddy terrain and the chances of landslides. Wintertime is best to witness snow and to experience the chilly winters in the valley of Hampta.
The place looks even more beautiful in winters with snow-capped mountains and snow all around. To reach Hampta you need to take a bus from Delhi to Manali, Manali is well connected to all the major cities and the nearest airport is Bhuntar airport at a distance of 52km from Manali. The nearest Railway station is Joginder Nagar Railway station at the distance of 166km, you can easily get cab or Taxi from outside the airport.
Reasons that make Hampta Pass an astounding place
Hampta pass is one of the enchanting places which will leave you awestruck with its beauty of its mountains and nature. It is at an altitude of 14,010ft. The trek can be completed from 4-5 days.
Trek difficulty level
The Difficulty level of trek is easy to moderate which makes the place an ideal Getaway for travellers. It is one such trek which gives you the astonishing view of Himalaya without any long stretches. Most of the treks are challenging but this is an ideal trekking destination and a must-visit place to experience the vistas of the valley and unforgettable trekking experience.
Manali is the starting point of the trek and is well connected with all the major cities via train, road, and railway. Which makes the place tourist hub. Thre is no direct train to Manali, take a train to Pathankot and then take a bus or cab to reach Manali. The nearest airport is Bhuntar at the distance of 52km and the international airport is Chandigarh airport.
Short trek comparatively
Hampta pass trek is at an altitude of 14,010ft and it can be completed within 5 days. The total distance covered during the trek is 30km and it takes 19 hours approx to finish the trek. You can also visit the beautiful Chandra Tal lake, a high Glacial Lake.
Suitable for beginners and Experienced Trekkers
This trek is suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. A person needs to be physically fit with no physical ailment like heart disease or breathing problem. It is less challenging as compared to other treks. The difficulty level of the trek depends upon the weather condition.
Hampta pass has a diversified ecosystem, offering you the amazing vistas of Himalaya and other fauna. You will experience amazing twist in scenery as you will move forward, gushing waterfalls, small water streams, scenic view of glaciers and adventurous terrain. You will be passing through the dense forest of Chika on the way and open green grasslands of Kullu valley. The amazing thing about the place is drastically changing landscape.
Hampta and Sethan village
These two places Hampta and Sethan gives you the insight into the culture and lifestyle of the place. The inhabitants of these villages come from different community. Interact with locals and learn about there culture and history.
Massive Pir Panjal range and Dhauladhar range can be spotted. The vistas of snow cladded mountains will take you to the white land of Hampta where everything is covered with snow from snow-laden mountains to snow leafed trees. The view of snow cladded peaks od Deo Tibba, Mount Indrasen and its glaciers looks bewitching from the top of Hampta pass.