Hampta Pass

  • Hampta Pass - © Raphael Affentranger flickr user
  • Hampta Pass Trek  - © Global Panorama flickr user
  • Hampta Pass - ©  rickonine flickr user
  • Looking back  - © Raja Selvaraj flickr user
  • Spti Valley, Hampta Pass Trek  - © Gaurav Agrawal flickr user
  • Tiny We... from Hampta Pass to Chhetru  - © Guarav Agrawal flickr user
  • we, about to reach Hampta Pass  - © Gaurav Agrawal flickr user
  • Hampta Pass - © Raphael Affentranger flickr user
  • Hampta Pass  - © Raphael Affentranger flickr user

Key information: Hampta Pass

    • This lovely trek crosses the Pir Panjal Range, climbing the fecund Hampta valley to its eponymous pass (at 4,270m), then descending to the Lahaul valley.
      • Superb views from the high ground of nearby peaks, including Deo Tibba and Indrasan. 
        • A potentially perilous fording of the Indrasan River. 
          • Best months: Mid-July to late October. Monsoon until September. 
            • Tough walking in remote mountains, where altitude can cause real problems. Come fully prepared, including proper acclimatization. Briefish info in the now quite old Trekking and Climbing in the Indian Himalaya by Harish Kapadia. Check the current permit requirements. 
              • There have been (in 2000) deadly attacks on trekkers without local guides. Beware!!
              • This page is at an early stage of development. Please help us by making suggestions and sending photos! Thank you!

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating89
  • Beauty34
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest5
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points-2
  • Total rating89
  • Note: Negs: altitude

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 53km/5 days
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,270m
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous

This walk description page is at an early stage of development, and will be expanded over time. Your comments on this walk, your experiences and tips, and your photos are very welcome.

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Hampta Pass - © Raphael Affentranger flickr user
Hampta Pass Trek  - ©Global Panorama flickr user

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