The major attraction remains the Deo Tibba peak, which looms at an elevation of 6,001 meters, and is surrounded by several other 6thousander peaks.
Indrasan at an elevation of 6,221 meters also dominates the region and is a treat to the eyes from the vicinity of Hampa Pass. One of the popular alpine treks in Himachal Pradesh, the Hampta Pass trek occupies the mind of devoted trekkers during the peak summer season in India. Lying at an elevation of about 4,268 meters, the Hampta Pass stands as a bridge that connects the Kullu valley with Lahaul. The Hampta Pass trek passes through thick forest of walnut, oak and pine trees, lush green alpine meadows crisscrossed by numerous small streams and several villages tucked in the mountains. The journey truly is a threshold of natural spectrum and remote culture. All though the entire journey is easy to moderate but it turns out to be the most difficult part when it embarks upon a steep climb to Hampta Pass from Balu Ka Gera. The tracks at certain levels become tricky and narrow and further the trail slows down when you step on to the thick bed of snow.
The Hampta Pass trek, which is one of the high altitude treks in the Indian Himalayan region, stretches from an elevation of 2,050 meters to 4,268 meters. The actual trail commences from Prini, which is a few hours of drive from Manali. From Prini the trail leads to Pandu Ropa via the village of Saythen. From a certain point on this trail one can capture the panoramic view of the Kullu valley. The trail from Pandu Ropa continues to Chikka, which is further 5 – 6 hours of trek uphill through thick forest and meadows dotted with colourful flowers. Here you will encounter a few patches of snow. The trek to Hampta Pass then is followed by Balu Ka Gera and thereafter descends to Chattru. From Chattru the route turns to Solang, which is a steep trek downhill and thereafter wheels to Manali.
The Hampta Pass trek is one of the most beautiful alpine treks in Himachal Pradesh, which is recommended for experienced trekkers. The best time to hit the tracks is during the months of May, June, July and September and October.
|Season||May – June & August – October|
|Altitude||3960 mts/12988 ft|