Hamta Pass

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Hamta Pass
Mountain Pass
Nickname: 
Hamta
Hamta Pass is located in Himachal Pradesh
Hamta Pass
Hamta Pass
Hamta Pass is located in India
Hamta Pass
Hamta Pass
Coordinates: 31°57′47″N 77°27′12″E / 31.963024°N 77.453296°E / 31.963024; 77.453296Coordinates: 31°57′47″N 77°27′12″E / 31.963024°N 77.453296°E / 31.963024; 77.453296
CountryIndia
StateHimachal Pradesh
DistrictKullu
Elevation
4,270 m (14,010 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
 • RegionalKulvi

Hamta Pass is a corridor in the Himalayas, between the Chandra Valley in Lahaul and the Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. The pass is named after Hamta Village, below Sethan village. Lower Himalayan shepherds use the pass in summer for its high altitude grasslands in the summer, when the desert of Lahaul is barren.[citation needed]

Description[edit]

The pass includes vertical rock walls, waterfalls, hanging glaciers, pinewoods, rhododendron forests, open meadows, and small lakes, as well as 6000 metre tall peaks such as Mt. Deo Tibba and Mount Indrasan. Wildflowers and herbs grow between 3000 meters to 3800 meters.[1]

Treks[edit]

Hikers travel from the Kullu valley through Hamta Pass, and into the region of Lahaul. The route includes glaciers and fast-flowing rivers, making it challenging but doable for some beginners. Some hikers continue to Chandrataal lake.[2][3]

The nearest hub is Manali, in Himachal Pradesh. Most itineraries include transport from Manali to Jobri, from where the trek begins. Depending on the trek itinerary, it typically takes 3 to 4 days to complete the trek. Hikers may stop at Chika, Balu ka Gera, or Chatru.[4]

Gallery[edit]

Panorama view (3777m)
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The Panorama of Balu Ka Gera

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Manali Diaries - Hampta Pass Trek". Archived from the original on 20 September 2019. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Lonely Planet". Archived from the original on 25 July 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  3. ^ "National Geographic Traveller India". Archived from the original on 25 July 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  4. ^ "The Ghumakkads". Archived from the original on 1 August 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018.