Hamta Pass Trek

Easily accessible from Manali, this camping trek crosses from the Kullu Valley to Lahaul's Chandra Valley via the 4270m Hamta Pass. Most people drive up the Hamta valley from Prini village to the spot known as Jobri, where the Hamta Nullah and Jobri Nullah streams meet. Two easy days to start off, with a combined ascent of around 800m, are good for acclimatisation. The climb to the pass from the campsite at Balu Ka Gera is steep and tiring, but there are sublime snow-peak views from the top. Best times for this trek are the second half of September and October, after the monsoon. Chatru is on the road between the Rohtang La and Spiti.

1

Route

Jobri to Chikka

Duration (hr)

2

Distance (km)

5

2

Route

Chikka to Balu Ka Gera

Duration (hr)

4

Distance (km)

9

3

Route

Balu Ka Gera to Shiagouru via Hamta Pass

Duration (hr)

8

Distance (km)

15

4

Route

Shiagouru to Chatru

Duration (hr)

4

Distance (km)

10