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Hampta Pass Trek with Chandratal Trek

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Trip Overview

Take a 5 days trek to Hampta Pass, which is one of the ideal and easiest treks that one can take in Himachal 


  • A trek which is ideal for the first time trekkers.
  • One of the best trek with the best views of Himachal
  • A Trans-Himalayan trek to the beautiful Chandrataal - The moon lake.
  • Company of a knowledgeable trek leader throughout the trek 


Detailed overview

Hampta Pass is the most ideal trek for first-timers; it is not only easily accessible and easy to trek but is also simply breath-taking.  You can start your trek from Manali at 14100 ft, this is convenient compared to starting from a remote village, and take around 5 days to complete this trek. You can cover such a variety of landscapes in this trek. It covers barren land, lush forests, open valleys, and lakes which makes it a visual treat, ideal for photography.

The Hampta Pass connects the most beautiful Kullu with the Lahaul and Spiti district and therefore exposes you to their rich flora and fauna, rare Himalayan birds and beautiful meadows. Tourists from all over the world come to trek here cherish their soul and heart for an exhilarating experience.

Best months for the trek will be Mid-June onwards till October.


Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Report in Manali and drive to Jobra and trek to Chikka

  • You are requested to report in Sahminala, Manali by 10:00 AM and meet the guide here. 
  • After a short meet and greet, you will start a drive in a shared vehicle to Jobra with your packed lunch for the trek. 
  • The drive towards Hampta dam is exquisitely beautiful with pine forests, rock faces and trees like Maple, walnut and oak. 
  • After reaching Jobra, start the trek to Chikka which would take around 2 hours to reach. 
  • The trek is easy with less ascend and there is a small forest patch and two wooden bridges to get you to the campsite. 
  • Relax for a while after reaching the campsite and later have dinner and overnight stay at the campsite. 

Day 02: Trek from Chikka to Balu Ka Gera | 11900 feet | 5-6 hours trek

  • On the second day, you will be trekking from Chikka to Balu Ka Gera.
  • The trail leads to alpine meadows, full of interesting flora. After crossing stream at Jwara, a beautiful scenic sheltered valley
  • The route will encompass several small waterfalls, lush green meadows, and Dhauladhar peaks will be your constant company throughout the hiking hours
  • Bhalu ka Ghera (Bear’s circle), in its literal sense, is a place where brown bears are said to hibernate during winters. A beautiful camping spot and it is here that we will set up our camps for the night

Day 3: Balu ka Gera to Siagoru, Cross Hampta Pass

  • On the 3rd day, start the trek a bit early and start the trek to Hampta pass via Siagoru. 
  • Trekking in Hampta pass just drives you crazy as it is one of the most fabulous experiences you can have.
  • It has so much natural beauty that cannot be explained in words. It is a perfect location to click some fabulous pictures.
  • Stalls are provided on the way where you can take some rest. The trekking is not that difficult as the altitude is moderate, but the last bridge to cross will take some of your efforts.
  • The climb in the last leg is very steep and maybe a little difficult for your legs. As you complete the climb, it will follow a huge descent.
  • The descent terrain will have vanished with a flat surface and many boulders all over the place very soon. After travelling for about some time in the direction, you can again see some stream, and you will have to keep left.
  • After travelling in the levelled ground for some time, you will be heading closer to your destination Siagoru. It is situated 13000 feet above sea level and is the best place to set up camp for the day.
  • The beauty has its own level and gives a majestic feeling when you view the mountains and river streams.
  • Today is a bit hectic day as you would have traversed 14 kilometres all together making you very tired.
  • Rest for the day after reaching the campsite. 


Day 4: Siagoru to Chatru - Drive and short Trek to Chandratal.

  • Wake up early morning and have breakfast and get ready for the trek and cross the river which is seen from the campsite. 
  • Half of your trek is very easy as it will be full descend and the rest of the trek will be very tiring for you to traverse very steep altitude.
  • It will make your path difficult when you will face the rock zone. After descending you will see the large valley of river Chandra.
  • On the way, you can satisfy your hunger on the dhabas located on the way of your trek.  By the end of the day, you will cover 8 kilometres approximately, and it should not take more than 5 hours to complete it.
  • You will be starting your journey by car, the roads will lead you to Chandra Tal.
  • The sight from the mountains of Chandra Tal is an awesome experience, and you can spend some memorable time over there.

Day 5: Drive from Chandratal to Manali

  • Wake up with the beautiful view and start the return journey to Manali via Chhatru and Rohtang pass. 
  • Total distance is covered is 200 kilometres by today itself and you will reach by evening.
  • You can leave for your city by that day itself of you can wait for the day over the hotel and leave for your home the next day morning.
  • You will be reaching back to Manali and end the journey with lots of memories.


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  • Accommodation in tents on sharing basis
  • Meals on trek 
  • Sleeping bag, tents, mattress, kitchen tent and dining tent
  • All government permits 
  • Service of a knowledgeable guide
  • First aid and medical kits
  • Support staff 
  • Transportation from Manali to Jobra and return Chatru to Manali



  • Accommodation and meals in Manali
  • Personal expenses
  • Food during the transit
  • Insurance
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

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Important Information

Things to Carry: 

  • Rucksack
  • Cotton clothes
  • Good trekking shoes
  • Warm jacket
  • Warmer
  • Woollen or monkey cap covering head and ears
  • UV rays protected sunglasses
  • Raincoat
  • Extra socks
  • Water bottle
  • Torch
  • Cold Cream, Sunscreen, Toilet Soap, Towel
  • Walking Stick
  • Personal Medicines 

Meals on the trek:

Food Menu for Hampta Pass Trek
Breakfast: Stuff Paratha/Oats/ jam/honey/ peanut butter, chapatti, Puri Sabji, Bread Sandwich, tea/ coffee
Packed Lunch: Veg Biryani/ Allow Sabji- Chapati along with refreshments like Juice, chocolate/biscuits and seasonal fruit someday
Evening Snacks: Several kinds of soups (mushroom, tomato, asparagus, etc.)/Tea/Coffee, Popcorn/Vegitable Pakoda
Dinner: Rice, chapatti, vegetable salads,  several kinds of vegetables (cauliflower, cabbage, peas, spinach) in curries. AcharChatni ,papad , salad etc.

How to Reach

By Air :-

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- Rs1000. 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.


By Road:-

Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will reach Manali in 12 - 14 hours. Tickets can be booked online at or .
Tip: Since Delhi Manali is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 6 pm. The last govt bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate. 
Manali to Delhi
Like the onward journey, buses leave from Manali to Delhi between 4 and 5 p.m. Your tentative arrival at Delhi may be anywhere between 6 a.m and 10 a.m. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delays.

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 30 days
  • 50% refund if cancelled before 7 days
  • No refund after that

*Advance payment is non-refundable


Review (1)



21 Sep 2019

Hampta pass trek is a must try . Guide was very helpful and interactive. Food was very good. Only shortcoming were fewer tents as compared to no. Of people and low quality sleeping bagd

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