The beautiful village of Hamta aka HamptaSituated 17km from Manali, Hamta is a small village perched on top of a mountain that towers over the town. It is almost like a sanctuary – a secluded getaway welcoming you with open arms.The road to Hamta is adventurous, to say the least. As we made our way up, slowly leaving behind the chaos, I looked at Aparna. She was cribbing about the lack of internet but was grateful about the fresh air we were breathing. My first win, I thought and smiled to myself.A few winding roads and several gasps of amazement later, we found ourselves at our accommodation, Glamp Eco. We were admiring the beautiful property when Lego and Suki, two glorious mountain dogs, came running to us. It truly felt like we had escaped the clutches of city life! Birds were chirping all around as the cool breeze played with our hair and the snow-capped mountains smiled down at us.
Over and over, I could only marvel at the mighty mountains and realise how tiny we are. Ego gets subdued as we climb higher and higher only to realise our true self-worth.#besttravelpictures
Hampta Circuit Trek is an easier alternate to the Hampta Pass trek. On this trail without taking a steep ascent, you traverse around the Kullu region to get the majestic views of the Dhauladhars.The trek starts from Jagatsukh, a gateway to many stunning treks in the region and continues to the villages of Buggi, Tilgan, Jogi Dug, Kharmandari, Chikka and Pandu Ropa in the next 3 days. The trek can be done independently if you're a seasoned trekker. Several Manali trekking companies like TREXplore and Indian Himalayan Excursion also offer this trek.Number of days: 4Starting base camp: JagatsukhBest time to visit: May to OctoberAlso read: This Easy Alternative To The Hampta Pass Trek Will Still Win You Bragging Rights by Himani Khatreja
This is a moderate level trek that offers stunning changes in landscape during your trekking experience. Starting from the lush valley of Kullu to the barren cold deserts of Lahaul, Hampta Pass trek is for the ones who live to see the changing colours of nature around them.The trek starts from Jobra which is short drive away from Manali. On this 6-day long trek, you traverse through villages in Kullu district and crossover to the Shea Goru camp in Lahaul Valley. Other beautiful campsites that await you on this trek are Jwara and Balu ka Ghera and Chandratal lake becomes the highlight of this scenic trek.Number of days: 6Distance: 28kmStarting base camp: JobraBest time to visit: June to SeptemberClick here to book the trek.