Here’s why everyone should do Hampta Pass Trek

 


Guarded by the world’s tallest mountain range the Himalayas and blessed with abundant beauty, the Indian state Himachal Pradesh is an epitome of beauty. Himachal Pradesh is home to a varied flora and fauna. The state is blessed with three mountain ranges, Pir Panjal, Dhauladhar and the Himalayas. It is popularly known as the adventure capital of the country.

Himachal is a mixed forest of pines, birches, silver oaks and many uncountable varieties, and the presence of many major rivers like Chenab, Ravi, Satluj and Yamuna make the state worth visiting. Many trekking acts like rafting, paragliding, trekking are conducted over here. One of the major tourist attractions is Trekking, which is an irresistible thing. Though all the treks of the state are beautiful and give you an once-in-a-lifetime experience, Hampta Pass trek is something you can’t resist.

Things you should know if you’re to do this trek-

Region- Himachal
Altitude- 14400 meters
Distance- 26 to 30 kms
Grade- Easy to Moderate
Time- 20-24 hours

Best time to visit- May to June and August to September

This irresistible Hampta Pass trek is a popular trek for its awesome landscapes and different terrains that’ll never stop to amaze you. The trek is a famous trek among the first time trekkers which goes beyond 14000 meters. Trekking here is an easy thing. If you’re a first time trekker, you must do this trek.

The beauty of Himachal and the experience of Hampta Pass trek can’t be described in words. It is something you need to experience with your own eyes. You will witness the postcard-type mountains, snow-covered valleys and a soft sound of flowing rivers alongside the beautiful wildflowers. 

Undoubtedly, Hampta Pass trek is one of the best treks in Himachal Pradesh.

This well-rounded trek will give you a sight of different mountains, forests and landscapes. The trek will also introduce you to the unique technique of stream crossing, the art of walking on snow-covered pathways and the challenges of descending down the slippery trails.  

Hampta Pass trek begins from the Rambagh circle in Manali and has an altitude of 14400 meters from the ground. On the way up there, you’ll see two sides of Hampta Pass- Kullu valleys with the sceneries of lush green meadows, snow capped mountains and the variety of flora and fauna. On the other side of the trek, you’ll see Lahaul valley, which is barren. 

Hampta Pass trek of almost 30 kms can easily be covered in 20 to 24 hours. The trek is an ideal trek for the first time trekkers as well as for the mountain-lovers. The trails of the trek is covered in snow, which makes the scenery even more pleasing to the eyes. The end point of this trek is Chhatru that offers its visitors the spectacular confluence of Hampta Pass, Rohtang Pass and Spiti Valley.

How to get there-

The base location of Hampta Pass trek is Manali (Rambagh Circle), which is well connected with Delhi and Chandigarh. You can either take a train or bus to reach Manali from Delhi and Chandigarh. 

The way to this beautiful Hampta Pass goes through thick forests, rivers and barren landscapes of Lahaul Spiti. You can click lots of pictures of postcard-type sceneries of pine trees, deep gorges, meadows, sheep flocks, waterfalls, glaciers and streams. By doing this trek, you can call yourself a high altitude trekker without thinking twice.The unexpected weather of this place will make it more exciting.

Trekking is a wonderful thing to do here. You can have a camping experience as well. It gives you freedom to be YOU.

Major attractions while doing this trek-

  1. Waterfall at Chikka
  2. Plains of Balu ka Gera
  3. Jwara Meadows
  4. Spiti Valley
  5. Lahaul
  6. Chandratal Lake

Why you should do this trek-

  1. Postcard-type views
  2. Easy to moderate trek
  3. Quiet place, good break from your city’s hustle bustle

What to pack for the trek-

  1. Warm winter clothes, a raincoat
  2. Munching items like chips and chikki
  3. Flashlight with extra batteries
  4. Powerbank
  5. Sleeping bag, tent, mattress (you can borrow camping items from Manali)
  6. Water bottles
  7. First aid kit
  8. Hiking shoes (Water resistant, light weight)
  9. Camera (to capture the beauty of the Himalayas)

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