No matter if it is your first trek or one out of the many, Hampta pass trek is the one which will exceed your expectations on each front you can imagine of. It is one of the rarest treks with almost all the favorable and lovable conditions.
Every turn brings in sight the new landscapes and stunning views. Consider your each wish granted whether it is to view lush green varied span of grasslands or to give your mind a breathtakingly beautiful dose of scenic beauty of the whole city from the top or rather it be a once-to-be-experienced in a lifetime desert oasis, Hampta pass trek is all what you are looking for, traveler!
Even if the excitement levels cross limits, stay tuned to read the must-knows first, before you pack your bags for the trekking trivia.
State where it begins- Himachal Pradesh
Starting point- Manali
Level of Trek- Moderate, 14045 ft is the maximum altitude
Duration- 5 to 6 days
Temperature- Ranging between 13-18˚C(during day), 0-7˚C (during night)
Trekking Distance- Approx 26 Kms
Best time to visit- May to October
Day 1 :- Manali to Jobra to Cheeka (Drive and further a trek of 2 km)
Day 2 :- Cheeka to Balu ka Ghera (Trek of 8.5 km)
Day 3 :- Balu ka Gera to Shia goru, Cross Hampta Pass (Trek of 10 Km)
Day 4 :- Shia goru to Chatru/Chandratal.(Trek of 5.5 km)
Day 5 :- Chatru to Manali (Drive of 5 hours)
Find detailed itinerary here
How to reach Manali:
By Air: Bhunter is the nearest airport, 52kms away from Manali. Taxis are available from Bhunter to Manali.
By Road: An overnight bus from Delhi to Manali is easily available and takes around 12-14 hours
Mandatory things to carry
- Medicines for motion/mountain sickness
- A pair of trekking shoes
- First aid supplies
How to prepare for the trek?
Anyone aged more than 14 is eligible for the trek. Physical fitness is a mandatory pre requisite though, even if the trek level is moderate. A daily jogging practice should be initiated at least 15 days prior to the trekking trip. Eventually, try increasing your pace to reach an optimum level. Also enhance your stamina by doing some exercises to increase flexibility and strengthening the ankles.
And that’s the most of it! Nothing can be written better than feeling it and experiencing it yourself. So, get set go for a happy and safe trekking!
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