Hampta Pass is an unusual, special pass. It climbs out of lush green valleys of Kullu to an overhang high in the mountains. The overhang you stand on is a window to a drastically different world: the deserts of Spiti. From the pass, you see the Spiti valley in one wide panoramic sweep.
It is one the most surreal twists in landscape you’ll see. Take the picture above for example. The trekkers are descending down the pass towards Spiti Valley. Notice the barren hills on the other side compared to the greenery just below the pass. Not many moderate level treks offer such dramatic changes in scenery as the Hampta Pass trek.
Day 1: Arrive at Manali and stay overnight. The stay and food at Manali is not included in the trek fee. It is on the trekker.
Day 2: Pick up from Raumbagh Circle at 7 am. Drive to Jobra and trek to Jwara- 4 kms, 4 hours trek.
Day 3: Jwara to Balu Ka Gera- 5 km, 5 hour trek.
Day 4: Balu Ka Gera to Shea Goru via Hampta Pass- 10.5 kms, 10 hour trek.
Day 5: Shea Goru to Chatru/Chandratal- 6 kms, 5 hour trek
Day 6: Drive from Chatru/Chandratal to Manali by 6 pm. Stay at Manali for the night and book your return tickets for the next day. Buses from Manali to Delhi leave between 4 and 5 PM.