One of The Most Dramatic Crossover Treks In The Himalayas
A Dramatic Crossover Trek in the Himalayas
At 14,000 feet Hampta Pass in Himachal Pradesh falls under those rare, dramatic pass
crossings in the Himalayas. On one side is the lush green valley of Kullu — with forests,
grasslands, and flowers blooming on the side of your trail. On the other is the almost arid, stark
landscape of Lahaul, with barren mountains and almost no vegetation.
Standing on the top of the pass, what’s ahead and behind are two different worlds. It changes in
a matter of minutes.
Simply put, the Hampta Pass is Himachal’s Valley of Flowers. The landscape is strikingly similar
to that of Valley of Flowers – a green narrow valley protected by snow-covered mountains – but
there’s an added bonus here.
When you get onto the other side of the Hampta Pass, you’ll be in awe looking at the stark
contrast from what you just left behind. The landscape that stretches in front of you is Spiti
Valley, known for its barren stretches, rugged terrain and forget-me-not blue skies.
What makes the dramatic changes heightened, even more, is how thrilling the climb to Hampta
Pass is. For trekkers, crossing the Hampta Pass (even without the scenery changes) is a great
story of adventure. They will love the nervous excitement of climbing to the pass over many
ledges, almost appearing to get to the pass, but never really sure until you get there
On this trek, you move from one side to the other over a period of 6 days, covering 25 km.
Great… Make It Special. Hotel– Manali!!!
At n altitude of over 7500 feet, is a different world altogether. Located at an
exceptionally panoramic site this beautiful resort commands a 360 degree spectacular
view of the majestic snow peaks, layered mountain ranges and lush green Manali valley,
amidst acres of apple orchards and deodar groves. An ideal base to rejuvenate your
body and soul, in pure & pristine nature away from the city chores.
What is included!
- 2-2.5 Hours of Walking on Moraine and Loose Rocks on Gentle Inclines
- Followed by a Descent to Chhatru Across Couple of Glacial Flows.
- This Will Be Inr 9000 Per Vehicle (This Includes the Visit to Chandratal).
Manali to Jobra
Arrive a day earlier at Manali (Best way to reach Manali: Fly to Chandigarh. Take a bus from
Chandigarh to Manali)
Get to cedarwood ,Manali, by 10.30 am. Start for Jobra immediately after lunch (2 hours
drive). The cab fare is Rs.2,500 per vehicle. This is not included in the trek fee. It is to be
shared by trekkers and paid directly to the driver.
Trek duration: 30 minutes
Jobra to Jwara
Trek distance: 4.5 km | Duration: 4 hours
Altitude gain: 9,379 ft to 11,194 ft
Trek type: Easy-moderate. Easy walk to Chika for about an hour followed by 2 hours of ascent
through a boulder section. Descent for 1-1.15 hours easing off into level walk.
Jwara to Balu ka Ghera
Trek distance: 5 km | Duration: 4 hours
Altitude gain: 11,194 ft to 12,411 ft
Trek gradient: Moderate. Short meadow walk followed by boulder section for couple of hours,
leading to a trail on loose rocks all the way. Very gradual incline through the day.
Balu Ka Ghera to Shea Goru via Hampta Pass (longest day of the trek)
Trek distance: 5 km | Duration: 9 hours
Altitude gain: 12,411 ft to 14,065 ft to 12,864 ft. (12,411 ft)
Trek type: Moderate. An hour of gradual ascent after which the trail becomes steep uphill till the
pass, interspersed with short decsents 2 hours of steep descent from the pass, easing off into a
Shea Goru to Chhatru
Trek distance: 6 km | Duration: 4.5 hours
Altitude loss: 12,864 ft to 10,898 ft