Hampta Pass is an unusual, special pass. It climbs out of lush green valleys of Kullu to a perpendicular overhang, high in the mountains. The overhang you stand on is almost like a balcony view to a different world below: the deserts of Lahaul.
Duration: 04 – 05 Days
Season: Mid May to October
Region: Kullu – Manali
Maximum altitude: 4235 Mts.
Day 1 – Arrive at Solang valley, 14 Kms ahead of Manali. Acclimatization and preparation for the trek.
Day 2 – Solang to Jobra (Drive). Trek from Jobra to Chika (10,100ft)
Drive to Jobra from where the trek starts. From Jobra an easy ascent of 1,400ft to Chika with the magnificent views all around while walking along the river Rani you arrive at Chika after about four to five hours for the night in tents.
Day 3 – Chika (10,100ft) to Balu Ghera (11,900ft).
An easy gradual ascent for about 4 to 5hrs you catch the first glimpse of the outer Himalayas known as the Dhauladhar ranges.
Day 4 – Balu Gera (11,900ft) across the Hampta Pass (14,100ft) to Siagoru (12,900ft).
It is long arduous trek of about 8 to 9 hours during which you cross over the Hampta Pass (14,100ft). From the lush green kullu valley you enter the barren landscape of Lahul and Spiti Valley. After a brief stopover at Hampta, descend to the camp at Siagoru.
Day 5 – Siagoru (12,900 ft) to Chatru (11,000 ft)
An easy descent through the Hampta Valley with views of Pir Panjal ranges of the inner Himalayan all through till you arrive at Chatru in about four hours. Enjoy the spectacular view of a high altitude cold desert at Spiti Valley.
Day 6 – Chatru to Solang via Rohtang Pass.
Drive down traversing the high altitude Rothang pass (13500 ft) that connects the green Kullu Valley and the arid Lahaul and Spiti Valley. Arrive at Solang and disperse for your onward journey with beautiful Himalayan memories.