One of the most beautiful and popular treks in Himachal Pradesh, Hampta Pass Trek is great for all the fun loving (and fit) first timers. The trek will start from Manali and will take you amazing meadow and snowy trail. From vast grassland to raging rivers, from high rock mountains to snowy patches. This is the most popular route for the shepherds to reach Lahaul valley from the verdant Kullu valley. Apart from the treks, this treks takes you to a drive along Lahaul valley and hike to Chandratal Lake, which is one of the most beautiful and virgin lakes in the whole country. The first glimpse of the lake as you hike, hypnotises you completely. The best part is that is it an easy to moderate trek and thus popular amongst first timers and photographers!
Hampta Pass with Chandratal Lake Trek
Duration- 4 Nights 5 Days
Meeting Point: Bus Stand / Mall Road, Manali
Difficulty Level- Moderate
Maximum Altitude: 14,100 ft.
Approx. trekking: 26 KM
Terms and Conditions
Day No: 1
MANALI TO CHIKA:
Pick up from Manali at around 10-11 am in the morning and drive to Jobra. Trek from Jobra to Chika. 2 hours easy ascent 9800 ft to 10,400 ft. Overnight camping at Chika.
Day No: 2
CHIKA TO BALU KA GHERA:
Trek from Chika to Balu Ka Ghera on second day. This is a green beautiful trek patch. It involves 4 hours of easy ascent. The total distance is 8 kms. Overnight camping at Balu ka Ghera.
Day No: 3
BALU KA GHERA TO SIA GORU:
Trek from Balu Ka Ghera to Sia Goru crossing Hampta Pass. This will be a little tough and long day. The total duration will be around 8-9 hours and distance covered will be around 14 kms. It involves easy to moderate steep ascents followed by a sharp descent. Overnight at Sia Goru.
Day No: 4
SIA GORU TO CHANDRATAL LAKE:
This day, we trek from Sia Goru to roadhead at Chatru in Lahaul. It is a 4-5 hours of trek. Once you reach the roadhead, we’ll drive to Chandratal Lake. We go till the road ends and then hike up to Chandratal Lake. It is one of the most beautiful and undisturbed lakes in India. Overnight near Chandratal lake.
Day No: 5
CHANDRATAL TO MANALI:
Early morning, we start our return journey from Chandratal Lake to Manali via Batal, Chatru and Rohtang Pass. Usually we arrive back by 4-5 pm in the evening.
PLEASE NOTE THAT SOMETIMES DUE TO LANDSLIDES IN THE REMOTE AREAS, WE GET DELAYED. SO WE ADVISE TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO STAY AT MANALI OVERNIGHT.
Accommodation (Tourist Lodge + Camping)
Meals while on trek (Veg. + Eggs)
Trek equipments (Sleeping bag, mattress, Kitchen & dinning tent, crampon, utensils, tent)
All necessary permits and entry fees.
First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff.
Transport from Manali to Manali.
Any kind of personal expenses.
Food during the transit.
Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.