Hampta Pass 4270m
From: Manali, Kullu (1900m)
To: Chhatru, Lahaul (3350m)
Duration: 2.5 days
Terrain: meadows, rocks
Gradient: gradual, steep near pass
Danger: few minor stream crossings
Both sides of the Hampta pass you will encounter beautiful lush green meadows dotted with alpine flowers. The pass is frequented by commercial hiking groups pitching up permanent camps along the route.
Descending down steeply from the Hampta pass into barren Lahaul. Below one can see permanent campsites at the base of the pass used by commercial hiking groups
Shepherds descending from the Hampta pass into the barren valley of Lahaul on the way to Chhatru carrying their shelter, clothing and food on their backs.
Majestic shepherd dog on the way down from Hampta pass to Chhatru village in Lahaul
Touring bikers pushing their machine through the streams flowing across the Chhatru-Batal road on the way from Manali to Spiti
3D Earth View
Starting South from Manali one enters the left side valley climbing up towards Sethan village either by road or trail. The road ends at the Allain Duhangan Hydro project from where the trail proceeds through beautiful alpine meadows on the left of the main valley and crosses several side streams.
In July / August the monsoon is active in the lower Himalayas and regular rains are expected in the Kullu valley. The final stretch to the pass goes over rocky trails offering beautiful views on the nearby snow peaks.
After crossing the Hampta pass the trail drops down steeply on the left side into Lahaul till the meadows near the base camp from where one gradually descends towards Chhatru crossing a bridge across the Bagga stream