Hampta Valley Winter Trek

Hampta Valley Winter Trek

Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Hampta Valley Winter Trek Highlights

  • Experience trekking in the Snow Capped mountains
  • Landscapes of the Himalayas & beauty of Kullu- Lahaul Valley.
  • Chance to explore Manali and its beauty is hidden deep in its locality.

Hampta Valley Winter Trek Overview

The Hampta Valley Trek lies at 4270m (14039 ft) on the Pir Panjal Range in the Himalayas. This beautiful trek connects the Lahaul Chandra and Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Known for its beauty, you will see here the landscapes of the Himalayas. 

This adventure trek will take you to the valley of wildflowers, alpine Meadows of conifer forest, rock walls, amazing waterfalls, snow-white glaciers, and a lot more. The great adventure will give you goosebumps as you will experience the freezing winds & snow trails.

The temperature in Hampta Valley normally ranges between 12°C to 18°C during the day and at night it ranges between -10  to -15°C. There is a possibility to see snowfall in September - October. All seasons are best to visit. But as the rainy season starts in May and June there, so, a route to Chandratal lake & Rohtang Pass and other places might be closed due to heavy rains.

 The trek will go on Manali to Prini village. Prini is a small village in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. Prini is only 2 km away from Manali. It is all covered with snow, greenery, and breathtaking views.
Moving forward in this trek will take you to the next adventure from Prini to Sethan village, a place located in Hampta Valley known as a place for slow travellers. You will see the breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar range and river Beas. The locals are from the Tibetan community and represent Buddhist culture. Sethan lies at an altitude of 2700m above sea level. Winters are best to visit this place.

 After experiencing the snow we will move towards Chika valley, where you will witness amazing waterfalls. Staying at the campsite at Chika is something that everyone desires.
As the trek starts from Manali. So many transportation facilities are available for Manali. You can reach Manali by the given modes of transport.

By Air - There is no airport in Manali. The nearest airport is in Bhuntar, so you can take a flight to Bhuntar and then reach Manali through any taxi or public transport like a bus.

By Bus- There are no direct trains to Manali. There are so many direct buses available to Manali like from Delhi, Chandigarh and other states.

By Road- You can book a private taxi.

By reaching the top of Hampta Valley you will experience a different universe-
Seeing the lush green mountains and on the other side landscapes of Lahaul & Spiti valley.
Hampta Trek is a grand trek and it is counted as the most suitable trek for the beginners.

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Itinerary For Hampta Valley Winter Trek


Day 1 - Reach Manali & Explore


Explore Manali

  • Your arrival will be at our Campsite, Manali. Relax and spend your day at the campsite peacefully.
  • We suggest you take a walk down to the old Lanes of Manali. Go and explore the hippie cafes, vibrating culture and feel positive vibes all around.
  • You will be staying at the campsite at night.

Day 2 - Drive to Prini. Trek from Prini to Sethan Village.

Prini village

Trek from Prini to Sethan Village.

  • Wake up to the beautiful sunrise. Freshen up and fill your tummy with the hot delicious breakfast. And prepare yourself for the next adventure - trek to Sethani village.
  • We will drive you the campsite to Prini covering the old Lanes of Manali and scenic views.
  • From Prini village we will start the trek to the mixture of lush green forest and road taking us towards the Sethani Village. Relax and calm yourself feel the good vibes.
  • By reaching Sethan, settle intake rest in the guesthouse.
  • Take a walk around the village. See & explore, meet people have a look around to the place and feel the chilly breezes.
  • Have your delicious dinner and sleep early give rest to your body so that you can enjoy the final destination i.e. The Hampta Valley.

Day 3 - Trek From Sethan village to Chika in Hampta Valley


Trek to Chika in Hampta Valley

  • Wake up to the sound of chirping birds and breathe fresh air.
  •  Get ready & have your hot breakfast.
  • Next, we will move to Chika, a small valley near the Rani river with amazing views of the Dhauladhar Range. 
  • Our expedition will take us exploring to furthest distance possible keeping in mind the condition and feasibility.
  • See the unseen beauty of lush green Kullu Valley & on the other side Lahaul's desert valley.
  • Enjoy and have fun in the snow with other trip members.
  • After some time, we will trek back to the campsite.
  • Bonfires are the best part of camping. Reach the campsite and enjoy your nutritious food with bonfire.

Day 4 - Departure


  • Wake up and enjoy the sunrise in the mountains and snow for the last time, as its time to say goodbye to this beautiful place. Have Breakfast. We will do a trek back from Sethan to Prini.
  • After reaching Prini, you will leave for Manali.
  • Click pictures take a bag of memories with you and say goodbye to this wonderful trip.
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Hampta Valley Winter Trek FAQs

What time is best for trekking in Hampta Pass Valley?

Winters are best for a trek in Hampta Valley. Trek in the snow trails will blow your mind. The best time is in between Mid October to December. Hampta receives a huge amount of snowfall at this time. Snow-covered mountains, greenery, glaciers, waterfalls are the tempting ones.

Can I do Hampta Pass Trek in Summers?

Yes, of course, you can do this trek in summers but most of the places like Rohtang pass, Chandra Tal lake might be get closed due to the arrival of monsoon. The natural beauty of this place get double in Winter, as the place turns out into a snow land after heavy snowfall. Check it out here!

Is it necessary to take a guide for Hampta Pass Trek?

Hampta Pass Trek is not an easy trek as it’s a snow trek. Snow trek requires proper guidance and instructions. Experienced trek leaders will guide you better and tells you the pros n cons of the trek. You will also learn a lot more interesting facts about the place.

Is Hampta Pass safe?

Yes, Hampta Pass is safe in all seasons. Hampta Pass starts from Mid-June to October. The post-monsoon time is best to explore the beauty and experience of snow trekking. Summer months of May & June are also preferred as amazing season to see the scenic vistas and lush greenery of the pass. Avoid trekking in monsoon as the trail becomes slippery and risky.

Can I have liquor or do smoking on the trek?

Alcohol and cigarette consumption both are prohibited on any high altitude treks. Because these kinds of activities can decrease your body stamina and make you dehydrated and thirsty. Try not to consume any of these and many trekking tours strictly not allow the trekkers to do any such activities on the trek.

What is the height of the Hampta Pass Trek?

Hampta Pass is a high mountain pass perched at an elevation of 14,000ft in the Pir Panjal ranges of the Himalayas. It connects the Kullu and the Spiti valley.  The trek to Hampta Pass is a week long

What is the weather in Hampta Pass?

The weather in Hampta Pass varies season to season like;

In summers, the weather remains pleasant and you will witness snow in the early days of the season. Hampta Pass trek is best to do in summer months. 

In Post-monsoons, see the blossoms of nature, lush meadows, immense fields of rhododendrons, oaks, & pines, splashing streams, and breathtaking views of the snow-clad mountains will leave you speechless. 

In winter months, the trek usually shuts down due to heavy snow that makes trekking unsafe in Hampta Pass. The gate then opens again in May month

How long is Hampta Pass trek?

Hampta Pass is a long trek of 35-40km  that can be completed in 5-6 days which means almost in a week. Experience the best of nature and amazing views of the Kullu and Spiti valley

Is Hampta Pass open?

Yes, Hampta Pass is open in the months of Mid-June to October. The best time to explore the serene beauty of nature and witness the blossoms during the trek. Sometimes, the unpredictable change in weather will make this trek dangerous and unsafe to attempt.

How to reach Hampta Pass from Delhi?

You can reach Hampta Pass from Delhi by taking various modes of transportation as Manali is well connected to the major cities of India. 

By Bus: Take a direct bus from Delhi and reach Manali. 

By Train:  Joginder Nagar is the nearest railhead 166km from Manali. Take a direct train from Delhi and reach Joginder Nagar Station.  Then take a private cab or local bus to reach Manali. 

By Air: The Kullu-Manali airport at Bhuntar town is the nearest airport which is 50km from Manali. Take a direct flight from Delhi and reach Manali.

Is Hampta Pass open in December?

Sometimes, the trek gets closed in December due to the excessive snowfall that makes the trek a dangerous one. Trekkers choose to trek in the months of Mid-June to Mid-October to experience snow and adventure. So many trekkers take the challenge to trek in the months of December and January. One can do other amazing treks in Manali in December month.

How difficult is Hampta Pass trek?

Hampta Pass is a moderate trek. The rough terrain and tricky trail demands a trekker to be physically fit and strong. You will start from Jobra (9,800m) and reach to Hampta Pass ( 14,100ft). Hampta Pass trek passes through thick forests, river crossings, and steep climbs. The difficulty level also depends on the weather conditions. Trekking in snow makes Hampta Pass a moderate trek. As the snow melts down the hike becomes easier. It is advised to be well prepared for the Hampta Pass trek.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellation made 25 days before the date of departure, would levy 15% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 15-25 days before the date of departure, would levy a 25% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 7-15 days before the date of departure, would levy 50% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 0-7 days before the date of departure, would levy 100% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Due to any restrictions such as sudden government policies or regulations, health hazards, medical emergencies, or unprecedented weather conditions, activities and tours may be nonoperational and be canceled. In cases such as these, operators will attempt to cater to the traveler as an alternate, which is feasible in nature. However, any refund would not be catered.
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  • Do not litter.
  • Alcohol & smoking are not allowed.
  • Please take care of your own baggage.
  • Delays may occur due to the weather condition. 
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