Hampta Pass and Chandrataal Lake
Hampta Pass and Chandrataal Lake

Conquer the Majestic Himalayas: Your Guide to the Hampta Pass Trek

The name “Hampta Pass” derived from Hampta Village. It is at an altitude of 14,107 feet in the Himalayan Pin Panjal range and it is the passage between Lahaul and Kullu, or Manali valley of Himachal Pradesh. Hampta Pass Trek, This region has rich Flora and Fauna but, on the other hand, the Lahaul valley has barren lands and is deserted.

At Hampta Pass, the breathtaking view sweeps you off your feet. Colossal Mount Indrasen, Deo Tibba and numerous snow-laden peaks rising as high as 19,7000 feet stand tall at a distance and welcome you into a magical embrace. The arid landscape of Lahaul Valley interspersed with naked mountains presents the most widely panoramic sweep, down below.

The last treat for the eyes and the spirit on this trek is Lake Chandratal, nestled between lofty peaks of the Pirpanjal at a height of 4,250 metres. But before that, a chilling encounter with a mountain stream awaits you – quite literally. Before you make your way to Chhatru, your last campsite for the trek, a small stream by the campsite of Shea Goru needs to be crossed early in the morning, when the water is low and currents are weak. A simpler walk through pastures and rocky paths take you to Chhatru, where vehicular access is restored.

The drive to Lake Chandratal is as stunning as the lake itself. How the crescent-shaped mass of sparkling water will look to you depends on the time of the day you visit it. During day time, it reflects the turquoise blue of the sky, while dusk paints it with a shade of deep emerald. Upon nightfall, it turns glistening black. Here too, you can get the opportunity to see local shepherds graze their herds, in the lush greens dotted with wildflowers that surround Lake Chandratal.

Day 1: Acclimatisation day at Manali

This 3-day adventure begins in Manali, a charming hill station nestled amidst majestic peaks. 
You will reach Manali by morning, post fresheup and breakfast you will head for Manali sightseeing. We will visit Hadimba temple, hot springs, Mall road. If you are interested in doing paragliding, that is an option too. You can contact our team for paragliding booking.
Evening head back to the stay, have dinner and rest for the day. 
This is a leisure day for your body to acclimatise to the temperature and altitude. 

Stay: Room on sharing basis in Manali

Day 2: Drive from Manali – Jobra then trek to Chika (1,0100 ft).

We will start our drive from Prini (6725 ft) to Jobra.
Drive from Prini to Jobri goes through AD Hydro Project road and takes around two hours.
After the briefing session, we start our trek to Chika (10400 ft) our today’s camp.
Today’s trek is about a 2-hour easy ascent from 9700 ft to 10,400 ft through thick forest and crossing a small bridge.

Stay: Overnight camp at Chika.


Day 3: Chika (10,100 ft) – Balu ka Gera (11,900 ft) .5 hrs easy ascent.

The Second-day trek is a gradual ascent. This leg of the trek is steep and requires a good level of fitness.
While trekking we will be able to see the spectacular Dhauladhar range in the background and the Indrasan peak in front.
Start part of the trek fairly gradual and as you cross the waterfall the gradient increases till Jwara Nalah.
The best part of today’s trek is that we have to cross two rivers one at the start just near Chikka Campsite and the other at Jwara Nala.
River crossing the Jwara Nalah is exhilarating to experience.
You have to remove your shoes and get into knee depth of ice-chilling water after crossing it you will feel what is called numbness due to extreme cold.
We will have our packed lunch after crossing the Jwara nala.

Stay: Overnight camp at Balu ka Gera.


Day 4: Balu ka Gera (11,900 ft) – Siagoru (12,900 ft) Via Hampta Pass (14,100 ft).

This is the most spectacular part of the trek as we cross the Hampta Pass and then descend to our campsite in Siagoru.
Trek from Balu ka Gera to Hampta Pass, which takes around 4-5 hours.
Cross the Hampta Pass and trek down to Siagoru, which takes another 3-4 hours.
From Hampta Pass you can see the Indrasan Peak and its gigantic glacier.
Today’s trek will take us approximately 8hrs to reach Siagoru.
The ascent on this part of the Hampta Pass trek will be moderate.

Stay: Overnight camp at Siagoru.


Day 5: Siagoru (12,900 ft) – Chatru (11,000 ft) 4 hrs. Drive to Chandratal Lake.

On this day we have an easy descent through the Hampta Valley.
The massive mountains of the Pir Panjal and Spiti ranges dominate the entire landscape during the Hampta Pass Trek till the campsite at Chatru.
Chatru is a confluence point of paths from Rohtang Pass, Hamta Pass, and Lahaul & Spiti.
From Chatru if road and weather conditions permit we head to the Chandra Tal and camp at a suitable place according to the conditions.
The distance from Chatru to Chandratal Lake is around 41 Km and takes around 2 hours to reach due to road conditions.
This drive from Chatru to Chandratal Lake you will remember for your life.

Stay: Overnight camp at Chatru/Chandratal.


Day 6:  Drive from Chandra tal/Chatru  to Prini via the Rohtang Pass

In the morning after breakfast, we leave for Manali.

*Transportation from Chatru or Manali will cost extra*

Reach Manali by 9:00 PM, board bus to Delhi.
You can book your return from Delhi on Day 7 post 11am.

Essential Packing List for Your Himalayan Trek:

Clothing (layering system is crucial):

  • Base Layer (moisture-wicking):
    • 2-3 quick-drying synthetic t-shirts or long-sleeved thermals
    • 1 pair of quick-drying synthetic leggings or tights
  • Mid Layer (insulation):
    • 1 lightweight fleece or wool sweater/hoodie
    • 1 puffy down jacket or synthetic alternative
  • Outer Layer (protection):
    • 1 waterproof and breathable trekking jacket (ideally with a hood)
    • 1 pair of waterproof and breathable trekking pants
  • Additional:
    • 1 pair of comfortable hiking socks (synthetic or wool blend)
    • 1 sunhat with a wide brim and ventilation
    • 1 pair of warm gloves (fleece or wool)
    • 1 beanie or warm hat
    • 1 neck gaiter (multifunctional)
    • Underwear (synthetic or wool blend)
    • 1 set of comfortable sleeping clothes (e.g., pajamas)


  • Trekking boots: Sturdy, waterproof, and ankle-supporting boots with good traction are essential.


  • A reliable headlamp with extra batteries is crucial for navigating in low-light conditions.

Sun protection:

  • Sunscreen (SPF 50+) with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

First-aid kit:

  • Assemble a well-stocked first-aid kit with essential medications like pain relievers, anti-diarrheal medication, insect repellent, blister bandages, and personal medications. Consider carrying altitude sickness medication (consult a doctor beforehand).


  • Water bottle or hydration bladder with enough capacity for your daily water needs (consider carrying purification tablets or a portable water filter).


  • Map of the trekking route (waterproof and physical copy recommended)
  • Compass (optional, but helpful for experienced trekkers)
  • GPS device (optional, with extra batteries)

Other essentials:

  • Daypack for carrying essentials during the day trips
  • Trekking poles (optional, but can offer support and stability on uneven terrain)
  • Reusable personal water bottle
  • Snacks and high-energy food items
  • Cash and/or credit card (depending on availability in remote areas)
  • Personal toiletries (minimal and biodegradable)
  • Small towel (quick-drying)
  • Spork or eating utensils
  • Whistle (for emergencies)
  • Zip-lock bags for organizing and protecting belongings
  • Repair kit for minor clothing or gear repairs
  • Camera and batteries (optional)
  • Power bank (optional, for charging electronic devices)

Additional Considerations:

  • Season-specific items: Pack additional layers like thermals, gloves, and a beanie for colder months. Conversely, pack lightweight and breathable clothing for summer treks. Rain gear like a poncho or rain pants might be necessary depending on the season and region.
  • Permits and documentation: Carry copies of your passport, travel insurance, and other essential documents.
  • Hygiene and sanitation: Pack biodegradable soap, toilet paper (consider eco-friendly options), and hand sanitizer for maintaining hygiene on the trek.
  • Cultural sensitivity: Research local customs and dress modestly, especially in religious areas.

Remember: Pack light but efficiently, prioritizing essential items. Research the specific weather conditions and potential hazards of your chosen trek to tailor your packing list accordingly.

YOU CAN ALSO RENT OUT WINTER JACKET, TREK SHOES, TREK PANTS, WOOLEN GLOVES AND SOCKS etc FROM US. Check the exclusions section for the price details.

  • Transportation (Manali to Manali or Delhi to Delhi as per your package)
  • Food: Day-1 Dinner to Day-6 Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Four Nights Camping during the trek on Sharing Basis, One night room stay in Manali
  • Tents, Mattresses
  • Kitchen Tent, Equipment & All Rations
  • Trek Leader & Assistant Trek Leader / Local Guide
  • Support team
  • Certified Trek Leader
  • Local Support Team for Geographical Intelligence
  • First-Aid Medical Kit with the Team

  • Personal Gears
  • Meals During Transportation
  • Tips, Gratitude to the Team
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

Rental Gear: We also offer trekking gear on rental. 

  • Winter Jacket (-5 degrees) - Rs.  500
  • Trekking pole  - Rs. 200
  • Poncho   - Rs. 200
  • Gloves - Rs. 200
  • Gaiters - Rs. 200
  • Crampons  - Rs. 400
  • Head torch - Rs. 150
  • Trekking Shoe - Rs. 500
  • Gopro - Rs. 2500
  • Trek pant - Rs. 400

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