Hampta pass trek, a must do in summer.

Tripoto
8th Aug 2015
Photo of Hampta pass trek, a must do in summer. by muculica amra

Lush green.

Photo of Hampta pass trek, a must do in summer. by muculica amra

Its a big world out there.

Photo of Hampta pass trek, a must do in summer. by muculica amra

Hearts like wildflowers.

Photo of Hampta pass trek, a must do in summer. by muculica amra

Don't stop.

Photo of Hampta pass trek, a must do in summer. by muculica amra

Direction.

Photo of Hampta pass trek, a must do in summer. by muculica amra

"Mountains have always been special. The fact that they surprise you every time makes the journey more adventurous and YOU more richer with experiences"

This was my first solo trip and it taught me way more than books. I believe deciding to take a solo trip need guts but trust me it wont let you be the same after you come back. You become more humble, thankful and curious to explore the rest. If you want to take a solo trip one advise would be go with a trekking group as obviously you don't know the routes and the maps. As I chose "Renok Adventures" which has this great and helping crew. Also, the whole group was very caring and helpfull without them I could have not completed this journey. So Thankyou Everyone. And the rest of you don't think too much just book your leaves and reserve your seats because Hampta is waiting :) Also, avoid monsoons best time would be June and July to enjoy the nature.

Photo of Hampta pass trek, a must do in summer. 1/1 by muculica amra

AND NO, its nothing like shown in 'ye jawani hai deewani'.

There was a drive from Manali bus stand to Jobra and then the trek starts to Chika. Chika was the first camping site along with river Rani, after passing through lush green forest. Also the thrill of crossing few bridges will raise the excitement.

Photo of Day 1: Chika (10100 ft) by muculica amra

6-7 hrs trek from Chika to Balu ka gera. As balu represents sand due to which the name of the place was Balu ka gera. It was monsoon then and raining constant so the wet sand/mud can bee seen in the below picture and the picture says it all :). The real adventure this day was crossing two rivers with ice cold water.

Photo of Day 2: Balu ka gera (11900 ft) by muculica amra

This is the BIG Day of crossing Hampta Pass (14100 ft). To reach the pass we have to walk on glaciers (around 2-3). And all you can see is White land. Since its freezing up there, hence the camping site was at Siagoru. Todays trek was not easy and took 8-9 hrs to reach the camping site. Also, the rain gods were way too happy and showering to make it more adventurous.

Photo of Day 3: Siagoru (12900 ft) by muculica amra

As the major day passed, now we walk down the hampta valley which connects to Lahaul and Spiti valley. One of the best views will be seen of Himachal on this particular day (Guaranteed). With wide variety of wild beautiful flowers and amazindly beautiful sky with volcano of clouds.

Photo of Day 4: Chatru (11000 ft) by muculica amra
Photo of Day 4: Chatru (11000 ft) by muculica amra

Drive from Chatru till Chandratal is one hell of a ride. It was unforgettable as need to cross HUGE waterfalls on this amazingly rocky road. We stopped at Batal for quick lunch. 3-4 hrs of crazy bumpy ride and then half an hour walk towards the serene blue water moon lake. And not just it there welcomes you this freezing cold fresh wind. by the evening drive back to Chatru where the camps were waiting.

Photo of Day 4 not ended yet : Chandratal lake by muculica amra
Photo of Day 4 not ended yet : Chandratal lake by muculica amra
Photo of Day 4 not ended yet : Chandratal lake by muculica amra

After breakfast we left for manali via another crazy road of rohtang pass. So the crazy, rainy, adventurous trek ends here :)

Photo of Day 5: Manali via Rohtang Pass by muculica amra
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Hi, I'm planning to do this trek solo in the first week of October. Please can you confirm if there's a marked trail from Jobra to Chatru?
Tue 08 28 18, 02:45 · Reply · Report
Awesome looking forward for many more treks and beautiful description like this
Fri 05 20 16, 10:21 · Reply (1) · Report
Hey Thanks much :)
Fri 05 20 16, 12:23 · Report