Hampta Pass Trek Guide 2021

Hampta Pass Trek Guide 2021

by YASH GOYAL

Overview

The Hampta Pass Trek is one of the most delightful treks lies at an altitude of 14009 ft  on the Pir Panjal range located in the Manali region of Himachal Pradesh. The name Hampta Pass ignited from its location below Sethan borough. 

It is one of the stunning crossover treks of India in terms of lush green to barren landscapes with a funnel shaped narrow valley. 

It is a moderate trek with a splendid experience of beauty and trek that changes everyday the landscape and stunning crossover from Kullu Valley to Spiti Valley.

Hampta Pass Trek

The Hampta Pass trek begins on an easy note and ends the journey on high as you walk across the lush green, glacial valleys, pastures,  meadows and exciting landscapes. The endeavour journey in the wild is totally an inexplicable experience that feeds the wanderlust and makes moments for a lifetime.

Stream crossings, valley crossing, beautiful forest trails, challenging and thrilling rocky trails, waterfall crossings, frozen glaciers, super chilled river crossings, Camp sites which are near to waterfalls and river, Snow covered Rohtang Pass, ChandraTaal lake and many more exotic and exciting memories for a lifetime.

Trek to Hampta Pass 

The trek begins from the thick woodland and then enters in open valleys with lush green cover of grass then the tree line stops and you cross to Hampta Pass. It’s gonna be a stunning Trans Himalayan crossover trek that will absolutely blow the mind by surprising with enormous and rapid changes in the scenery. During the trek one will encounter and be enthralled by the landscape’s aesthetic, having soaring snow-clad mountains, tranquil rivers, and deep ridges along the way.

Surrounded by the mighty gorgeous  Himalayas, the trail begins with the campsite of Jobra where one will cut through a thick and long woodland. Exploring further one will be furnished with a carpet full of flowers in a short wildflower meadow at the meeting point of the valley. 

From a green valley to cold barren desert. The trek is purely going to be an eye opener which will definitely leave you in awe.

The Shea Goru campsite is splendid because of the contrasting setting: from a green valley of Kullu to a starkly desolated valley of Lahaul. The climb to the pass is very enthralling and lethargic mainly because of climbing on snow or loose moraine, which grant little effort and enthusiasm to override. There are peaks with the Indrasen and Deo Tibba resemblance. Once you reach the pass, the deserts of Lahaul are a sharp drop below.

The descent is a bit tricky because of the moraine, so you have to prepare your body as you climb the pass.The challenging trek comes to an end with the brilliantly blue Chandratal lake. The crescent-shaped lake is completely insane beauty to adore.The surrounding will clutch the visitors and make them fall in, for it’s alluring and imposing beauty. The nights can be truly chilly so wrap yourself cautiously. 

Attractions near Hampta Pass

Some of the spots that rose the stakes high with the adrenaline rushing through veins in such a gorgeous surrounding hugging are:

The Solang Valley

It is a purely gorgeous valley when filled with snow. It looks absolutely breathtaking and stunning. It has a panoramic lovely view with a fun filled environment. The weather here always favours its beauty.It’s a good place to indulge in some adventure sport activities like paragliding, zorbing, ATV bike ride, ziplining, river crossing, horse ride etc. For mesmerized views of snow clad mountains just grab a ropeway and sit at the top of the cafe. Chill and relish every moment.

Rohtang Pass

This pass is one of the most spectacular high points reachable by car from Manali. There are amazing views on the way to the top and environmental greenery transitions can be easily noticed. It is also one of the gateways to Leh, Lahaul Spiti & Pangi Valley from Manali.This pass offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area with a zigzag road that leads to the pass. Truly bewitching, mesmerizing and captivating. The pass absolutely serves with the gorgeous views of the Green Pine forests filled with the toppings of clouds and snow capped peaks.

Beas Kund

This is where Beas river originates in the laps of nature that plays a key role to ensure the natural process goes absolutely buttery and soothing to walk and enjoy natural beauty here around Beas Kund. It is a Lovely place rich in the context of Hindu mythology also. It is the place where the Son of Parasar, Vyasdev used to stay as believed . A natural dam on the way of beas to Manali.It’s a holy lake where as per legend Rishi Vyas took his daily bath. It is one of the most popular and beautiful treks in Kullu Valley. It’s historical significance makes it more imposing and appealing to the visitors.

Hadimba temple

Old wooden temple, nestled in cedar forest. It is purely soothing and lovely in every sense of the word. The temple carries its legacies of Mahabharata. The temple is great with light and exciting surroundings where one can put local attire here for photos with an amazing location, it’s in the centre and easily reachable.The place is peaceful and ideal to just sit back and enjoy the bliss and seren aura with  calmness of the place. Nice ambience and cool greenery atmosphere, Van Vihar park is so close that it’s perfect for nature walking and nature friends  must watch long heighted deodar trees.

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