Beginners Guide For Hampta Pass Trek

Hampta Pass is rested in the Northern state of Himachal Pradesh on the Prin Pranjal range in the Himalayas and is one of the famous trek in India. Read and know more!

Beginners Guide For Hampta Pass Trek

OVERVIEW

With an altitude of 14, 039 feet, Hampta Pass is rested in the Northern state of Himachal Pradesh on the Prin Pranjal range in the Himalayas. This trek beholds rich green grasslands, alpine meadows of conifer forest, beautiful transparent streams and waterfalls, steep glaciers and the much-needed serenity of the environment. Astrid across, Hampta Pass Lahaul embraces the withered landscape and rocky mountains of Lahaul and the green valley of Kullu, quite fascinating, isn’t it? The ascent is introduced from the famous town Manali and stretches 35 km of trekking distance. This 5-day trek is highly recommended to be done during the monsoons as it colours the area with the new life and fresh fragrance of nature. Hampta Pass trek highlight title goes to the spell-bounding scenery and the dramatic climb it offers, which welcomes many from mid-June to September with a moderate level of difficulty. 

HOW TO REACH

This gripping trekking expedition starts in Manali and is feasibly accessible by railways, roadways and airways.

  • The Bhuntar Airport that is 52 km from Manali offers conventional taxi services to reach your destination. This airport is well connected to major cities in India like New Delhi and Chandigarh.
  • If you plan to cover the stretch of the journey with friends by road then the motorable curvy roads will take around 12-14 hours to get you through Delhi to Manali. Various comfortable Volvo and luxury buses go in and out between these routes regularly.
  • The nearest Railway Station to Manali is found at a distance of 166 km at Joginder Nagar Station. However, the flights and buses are preferred more to travel conveniently to your awaited destination.

THINGS TO CARRY

  • Trekking shoes: The trek demands good quality, firm, sturdy shoes with ankle support. As it is also a monsoon trek it requires them to handle rain and slippery surfaces.
  • Backpack: 50-60 litre backpack with good hip and shoulder support and quick access pockets.
  • A pair of trekking poles: To maintain balance at all times while trekking. They also help to save energy consumption by almost 40%.
  • Clothes: Hampta Pass trek witnesses different weather behaviour that changes over every few hours. So layers of clothing are best recommended.

Trek pants: Carry utmost 3 pairs of pants and Quick-dry over cotton ones.

Rainwear and Raincover for your backpack: Carry your rainwear like a poncho or rain jacket. And rain cover for backpacks to keep your belongings dry and warm if your backpack doesn’t come with a built-in one.

Synthetic hand gloves, Socks, Sun cap and Woolen cap.

  • After proper instructions and consultation, you must carry the necessary documents and personal medication.
  • Other major requirements include:
  • Sunglasses
  • Toilet Kit
  • Cutlery
  • Plastic covers
  • Headlamp or Torch
  • Sturdy sleeping bag

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Hampta Pass trek has a high altitude that remains open for almost 6 months of the year. The recommendable time to visit is between June and September. Though, you can extend it to the end of October. The famous well-travelled time for trekkers to do Hampta Pass Trek is from mid-July to the end of August when the grasslands possess vibrant green and the slopes are full of new life with wildflowers. The vast sky is generally cloudy but goes with the serenity and beauty of the place. Always expect some good showers while on the trek as the rainfall stays until the mid of September. Post the mid of September, the skies get quite light and clear up to the early autumn colours all over the slopes. This is the time when Hampta Pass is at its most colourful period. Engulfing sunrises and sunsets, the snow-decorated mountains stand tall under the deep blue sky. Bliss!

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LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY AND FITNESS

The Hampta Pass is a 5-day trek that stretches for 35 km of trekking distance and is rated as a moderate trek. With an exciting altitude of over 14, 039 feet, this trek starts from an altitude of 9,800 feet at Jobra to reach the highest point of Hampta Pass at 14,035 feet. Even your first day of the trek- Jobra to Jwara goes a lot of altitudes up around 9,800 ft to 11,000 ft. Therefore, it is necessary to make sure your lungs are strong enough to get through this without trouble. 

Hampta Pass trek requires a good amount of cardiovascular endurance. Begin your exercise by jogging every day by starting off at a slow pace and then keep increasing it day after day. To be fully prepared for any high altitude trek, you should promise a combination of distance and speed targets.

ABOUT THE LOCALS

Living in this beautiful place, the residents of Himachal Pradesh, are quite humble and naïve in their customs of living. Composed predominantly of farmers and artisans, the outstanding socio-cultural living way of the inhabitants is reflected by their traditional heritage and primordial tradition. With immense respect and consideration for nature and creation, it beholds an active influence of tribal conventions and their customs with philosophies. Go on to explore and observe the various handloom work and art forms here with great admiration by the locals for travellers, who play the role and contribute to the resident’s incomes derived from the tourism. A perfect balance.