At 14,000 feet Hampta Pass in Himachal Pradesh falls under those uncommon, sensational pass intersections in the Himalayas. On one side is the rich green valley of Kullu — with timberlands, fields, and blossoms sprouting on your path. On the other is the practically parched, unmistakable scene of Lahaul, with fruitless mountains and basically no vegetation.
Remaining on the highest point of the pass, the thing that’s inevitably coming and behind are two distinct universes. It changes very quickly.
The scene is strikingly like that of Valley of Flowers – a green tight valley ensured by snow-covered mountains – yet there’s a special reward here.
At the point when you get onto the opposite side of the Hampta Pass, you’ll be in wonder taking a gander at the unmistakable difference from what you just left behind. The scene that stretches before you is Spiti Valley, known for its desolate stretches, tough landscape and forget-me-not blue skies.
What rolls out the emotional improvements elevated, much more, is the manner by which exciting the move to Hampta Pass is. For trekkers, crossing the Hampta Pass (even without the view changes) is an incredible story of experience. They will cherish the anxious fervor of moving to the pass over numerous edges, nearly seeming to get to the pass, yet never entirely certain until you arrive.
On this trek, you move from one side to the next over a time of 6 days, covering 25 km.
Some Great Things About Hampta Pass
1. The drive from Manali to Jobra
I think that it’s difficult to accept that the vast majority never notice the drive from Manali to Jobra, the headquarters of the trek. It is one of the most delightful mountain drives I’ve done. I was stuck to the window when we took the drive (tip: sit on the left). The earth track simply hurdles up the mountain face in a bewildering series of hair clip twists.
I adored how in an hour the woods changed, from apple plantations to deodar timberlands to oaks. From the warmth of Manali it became cooler and afterward truly cold! I would never have imagined such a street existed directly behind Manali. I have passed Manali multiple times and never spotted it!
2. The little Forest segment
It is a little backwoods, yet it is an uncommon one on the Hampta Pass trek. It comes directly on the principal day of the trek — it completely entranced me! Interestingly I saw oaks, birch and maple trees together — I had not seen such a consistent transaction between these trees on my different treks. It was interesting and it stays in my memory even presently.
DAY 1: Manali to Jobra
Show up before the expected time in the first part of the day at Manali (Best approach to arrive at Manali: Fly to Chandigarh. Take a transport from Chandigarh to Manali).
Get to Keylinga Inn, Prini, by 11.30 am. Start for Jobra following lunch (2 hours drive). The taxi toll is Rs.2,500 per vehicle. This is excluded from the trek expense. It is to be shared by trekkers and paid straightforwardly to the driver.
Trek span: 30 minutes
DAY 2: Jobra to Jwara
Height acquire: 9,379 ft to 11,194 ft
Trek type: Easy-moderate. Simple stroll to Chika for about an hour followed by 2 hours of rising through a rock segment. Drop for 1-1.15 hours dialing down into level walk.
DAY 3: Jwara to Balu ka Ghera
Height acquire: 11,194 ft to 12,411 ft
Trek angle: Moderate. Short glade walk followed by a stone area for a few hours, prompting a path on free shakes as far as possible. Exceptionally progressive grade as the day progressed.
DAY 4: Balu Ka Ghera to Shea Goru by means of Hampta Pass (longest day of the trek)
Trek distance: 5 km | Duration: 9 hours
Height acquire: 12,411 ft to 14,065 ft to 12,864 ft. (12,411 ft)
Trek type: Moderate. An hour of continuous rising get-togethers the path becomes steep uphill till the pass, scattered with short descents 2 hours of steep plummet from the pass, dialing down into a level walk.
DAY 5: Shea Goru to Chhatru
Height misfortune: 12,864 ft to 10,898 ft
Trek type: Moderate. 2-2.5 long periods of strolling on moraine and free shakes on delicate grades, trailed by a drop to Chhatru two or three icy streams.
Visit Chandratal and get back to Chhatru camp Note: The expense of transport from Chhatru to Chandrataal and return and Chhatru to Manali is excluded from the trek charge. This will be INR 9000 for each vehicle (This incorporates the visit to Chandratal).
4-5 hours drive. You are relied upon to arrive at Manali around 4.00 pm