Hamta Pass

Durations

5 Days

Difficulty

Medium

Max Altitude

4250

Avg. Temperature

5-25° C

distance

25 km

season

May - November

The Vivacious valley of Hamta

Hampta Pass, the most iconic trail of Inderkilla national park is located in Himachal Pradesh which connects the valleys of Kullu and Lahaul.
The trail starts from a small beautiful Tibetan settlement village called Sethan. The area is also home to a project constructed on the Allain and Duhangan Nallah.

The lively valley which sees frequent local weather systems or rain-spells makes trail full of some eye-catching sights. One gets to walk through Lush green meadows, high soaring cliffs, numerous waterfalls, small streams as the trail takes you up the Allain Nallah, coming from the glaciers around the pass.
Along with the natural beauty, you will also see huge flocks of sheep and other cattle as this is an old Shepard trail.
Gujjar settlements can also be seen as they come each summer with their livestock for to graze on the abundant grass.

The valley is also home to wild animals such as pika, ibex, black/brown bears and over 200 species of birds such as Kalij phesant, Monal and Himalayan griffons ( Vultures) which can be seen circling high up in the sky and at times flocks of these scavengers feasting on a deceased animal. An amazing opportunity for photography enthusiasts.

The trail from the road head leads you through mixed forests of pine, oak, maple and other trees as you lay your eyes upon the vast grasslands early on itself.
You walk along side the allain nallah ( Hampta nallah) till you reach chikka which is one of the most picturesque campsites nestled next to a roaring waterfall.
The trail then turns right into the valley where you will encounter a river crossing in ice cold water, an enthralling experience!

Here onwards the valley starts becoming narrower as you walk up to 'Balu ka ghera' and you witness a steep incline all the way up to the pass.
The views on this trail are so very unpredictable and are bound to leave you speechless at every campsite.
After crossing the pass, as you enter the Lahaul valley, you will witness a complete change in the terrain.
If you have Chandratal included in the itinerary, it is a sight for sore eyes.
The 'Moon Lake' is a glacial lake located on the "samudri tapu plateau" fed by the glaciers of river Chandra at an altitude of 4250 meters.

A visit to this magical lake is like icing on cake which not everybody gets to witness due to extreme weather systems prevailing in the region.

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Come alive in the thriving valley of Hampta with the best of nature's elements all around you.

Itinerary

  • Manali to Sethan – Drive
  • Sethan to Chhikka – Hike
  • Chikka to Balu ka Ghera – Hike
  • Pass crossing day
  • Balu ka Ghera to Shea Goru – Hike
  • Shea Goru to Chhatru – Hike
  • Chattru to Chandratal – Drive
  • Overnight stay in tents
  • Chandrata toManali – Drive | 60km, 3 odd hours
  • Drop at the bridge

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