Why You Should Do Hampta Pass-Chandratal Trek ?
Hampta Pass-Chandratal Trek sits at an altitude of 4270 m (14039 ft) on the Pir Panjal range in the Himalayas. A number of wildflowers and herbs grow at the altitude between 3000 meters to 3800 meters. Vertical rock walls, waterfalls, hanging glaciers, pinewoods, rhododendron forests, open meadows, tiny lakes and peaks rising above 6000 meters. The trek takes climbers over glaciers, fast-flowing rivers, and challenging terrain, but is nevertheless regarded as suitable for fit beginners. Beyond Hampta Pass, trekkers can choose to extend their trek towards the beautiful Chandrataal lake.
Let’s go where the first ray of Sun warms the heart,
Let’s go where the clouds meet the Earth,
Let’s go where | can see the Moon dance with the stars,
Let’s go where the wind calms the soul.”
Hampta Pass Chandratal Trek Summary
Hampta Pass Chandratla Trek basically starts from Jobra at an altitude of 9000 ft. Jobra is the best place to get acclimatized for a high altitude trek like Hampta Pass.
After Crossing Jobra we will head to Chika by doing a small trek and will reach the Oddessemania Campsite. Stay night in the Chika Campsite.
On next day we will trek towards Ballu Ka Gheera by crossing two rivers.
Then next day we will trek to Siagoru (Passing Hampta Pass) and will rest up there.
On the second last day we will trek to Chandratal and will come back to Manali via Rohtang.
On last day we will do some adventurous activities in Manali and will bid good bye to this beautiful trek.
When To Plan Hampta Pass Trek
Hampta Pass Trek can be done for almost 6 months of the year. But to get the best view you should do it between June to October . But the trek is not same in every month .
In June you will see good amount of snow in Ballu Ka ghera . The depth of the snow on both sides is high and you will find it up to Sheagoru.
In July and August
In July the snow starts to melt but as you go higher you can find some good amount of snow and in July end-August starting greenery start to grow and the view is so beautiful you will fall in love with it. The valley gets its first monsoon on this time period.
The best view comes after a long wait and at last in September the skies get clear and the view of Hampta Pass become most colorful.