Hampta Pass Trek
|watch_later||Duration||- 5 Days|
|timelapse||Available Time||- 08:00 to 10:00|
|date_range||Best Time to visit||- June to August|
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The trail that begins from the Rambagh circle in Manali will fill you up with the sceneries of lush green meadows, snow-capped mountains in the backdrop and the variety of flora and fauna throughout its journey. The carpet of snow covering the majestic beauty of the Himalayan ranges makes the scenery even more pleasing to the eyes. The trek of 26 km that can be easily covered in 6 days. The end point of Hampta pass trek is Chhatru, which offers the spectacular confluence of Hampta pass, Spiti valley, and Rohtang pass.
Best time to visit- May- June and August- September.
Departure from Manali to Jobra early and trek to Jwara (4kms/4 hours). We’ll leave for Jobra early in the morning, driving through the beautiful meadows of the Prini village. From Jobra, we’ll start the trek to Jwara, which is at an altitude of 9800 feet.
The trek will start with crossing a pine forest which will lead to a meadow from where the hurrying River Nala can be seen. The water of the river is icy cold, crossing which you’ll find yourself in Jwara. We’ll spend the night in camp.
Trek from Jwara to Balu ka Gera (5kms/5 hours). We’ll start walking alongside the river Nala which will lead us to a rectangular valley which will mark the end of Jwara. Along the way you can find wild flowers blossoming with a touch of roughness along their soft pores.
After coming out of Jwara and crossing snow flows and rocks we’ll reach our destination of the day Balu ka Gera (also known as the Bed of Sand). As the name suggests, the ground is full of dust and sand and the greenery of Jwara is left behind. We’ll pitch our tents and rest for the night.
Balu ka Gera to Shea Goru via Hampta Pass (11km/9 hours). The trek from Balu ka Gera to Shea Goru will be divided into two parts. The first one will include a bit of a steep climb to Hampta Pass where we’ll rest and have our lunch. From there we’ll begin our descent to Shea Goru.
The road to Hampta Pass will be filled with tiny yellow and pink flowers by the side of the river. After climbing for the first half hour, Deo Tibba peak will be right in front of us, staring us right into our faces. Starting our ascent again, we’ll reach Hampta Pass after crossing two little bends from where our descent into the Spiti valley will start. It’ll take almost 3 hours for us to reach down from where the roads will get easier taking us to Shea Goru. We’ll camp at Shea Goru and rest our muscles for the night in our camps.
Shea Goru to Chhatru (6kms/5hours). We’ll start our descent from Shea Goru in the morning and move alongside the river between the mountain ranges. After crossing two three glacial flows, we reach Chhatru where we’ll spend the rest of the time in our camps.
Drive from Chhatru to Manali/Chandrataal(if the weather is appropriate for trekking). In the morning you’ll be transported back to Manali which will take around 5 hours from where you will be transferred into another vehicle.