HAMPTA PASS TREK: COMPLETE TRAVEL GUIDE
The Humpta Pass trek from Manali in Himachal Pradesh allows you to experience it all in one adventure-packed trek. The Pass is at an altitude of 14,039 feet on the Pir Panjal range in the Himalayas, which separates the two opposite and beautiful valleys of Kullu and Spiti. The Humpta Pass, situated at 14000 ft, connects the Kullu Valley, which is famous for its rivers, meadows, meadows with deodar groves, and streams of water. From Manali to the barren desert of Spiti Valley, it is covered with snow throughout the year. Trekkers get to experience two contrasting landscapes in Himachal Pradesh, the beautiful adventure capital of India. The way to Humpta Pass is one of the famous and suitable treks for beginners in Manali, Himachal Pradesh, which gives stunning views over Lahaul, Kullu, and Spiti valley.
HAMPTA PASS TREK- THE BEST TIME TO GO?:-
The best months to trek Humpta Pass are June and July when you love snow as the cold weather can give you the ultimate chill. Experiencing snowfall at Humpta Pass in June and the temperature dropping to around -15 degrees is a delight for many. The reason why Humpta Pass is famous for trekking is snow; The pass receives outright snowfall, which attracts more tourists in June and July. Let’s say you’re not a fan of cold weather and want to experience the green Landscapes with lots of flora and fauna, the sound of streams, and river flows, so you should plan to visit from mid-July to the first week of October.
October brings fresh snowfall on the Humpta Pass trek, making it inaccessible till June next year. Shepherds mostly bring their sheep to graze in this pass because of its unique elevation of grasslands during summer. The forests have a lot to offer; Rich flora and fauna, different types of wood like oak, deodar, maple, birch, and deodar trees along with snow patches, which add to the beauty of the trek. Clear blue skies, flowing rivers, waterfalls, lush green meadows all around, various colorful wildflowers and the snowy terrain of the Pir Panjal mountains behind are a treat to the eyes. The region has a lot of beautiful landscapes and trails for trekking and many other adventures.
For travel enthusiasts Camping in Coorg with Trekking is also a great option, this time of the year people love see the nature.
HAMPTA PASS TREK- HOW TO REACH?:-
The Humpta Pass trek starts from the famous Manali, which is accessible by road. Kullu has an airport, which is about 60 km from Manali, but very few flights operate. The best way to reach Manali is by overnight bus from Chandigarh or Delhi. The journey time from Delhi to Manali is around 12 to 14 hours. The journey time from The Humpta Pass trek from Chandigarh to Manali is around 8-10 hours.
HAMPTA PASS DIFFICULTY LEVEL:-
Considered easy to moderate in difficulty and ideal for beginners. Another day is added to the visit to the famous and striking Chandratal. A high-altitude alpine lake a few hours away from Chaturu. If you are well equipped and carrying the required trekking gear. Then the trek is safe and a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for you.
BRIEF ITINERARY OF HAMPTA PASS TREK Day 1-
Manali to Jobari & Trek to Chikka: The 19 km drive, which takes 1 hour from Manali. Passes through Prini, Sethan, and Jobra. It is an easy 2 km trek to Chika Campsite on Rani Nala. Which takes you to mixed deodar trees, green maples, and birch trees. The trek ends at Chikka, and you will find a stunning waterfall near the campsite.
CHILKA TO BALU KA GHERA DAY 2-
After waking up to the sound of waterfalls, depart from Chika Campsite for an exciting trek through stones and boulders. After a gradual climb of 3 hours, you reach the Juara Nala. Which is a fun part of the trek where you experience the thrill of crossing the river and. Enjoying the spectacular view of Indrasan Peak and the valley below. Finally, reach the sand circle, have lunch and spend time there.
BALU GHERA TO SHEA GORU, AND CROSS HAMTA PASS DAY 3-
Start early in the morning, which takes an hour to reach the Upper Sandwich. From where the climb to the Hampta Pass summit begins. Once you cross, you see the barren landscape of the Himalayas in the Lahul and Spiti valley. The entire route is covered with snow in June and reaches the summit of Humpta Pass. Enjoy a beautiful panoramic view from above, meet the shepherds who tour the valley to raise their sheep. And then start descending to the next campsite, Shia Goru.
SHEA GORU TO CHHATRU, AND DRIVE TO CHANDRA TAL DAY 4-
It is a trek downhill from Shia Goru with a trail leading to the river valley. Between the Pir Panjal mountain ranges. The courses take you through beautiful landscapes, and glaciers to. Cross and arrive at the base camp of Chaturu, which is the next camping area. The Chandra River flows down, and a road runs through its banks.
CHATRU TO CHANDRATAL OR CHATRU TO MANALI VIA ROHTANG PASS Day 5:
Chandratal Lake is 45 km from Chaturu Campsite. You can hike to visit the wonderful Chandratal Lake only in the. Summer months if the road and weather conditions allow us. The month you are visiting if the lake is closed; Then you have to go back to Manali.