Earlier there was no road connectivity for Hamta Pass, but after construction of A. D. Hydro Project it is easily approachable by road. Distance from Manali to Hamta Pass is around 20 kms. Road is up to a place called Jobra from where water of river is channeled for Hydro Project. On the way there is a small beautiful village called Sethan where few tea stall are also available. Nearest place for accommodation are Hotels in Manali but you can also get Home Stay option in Sethan Village also.
“According to local residents and some books of Himachal Tourism, legend associated with Hamta Pass is that the soul of people travel to heaven or hell on this route. Mount Indrasan is said to be the gateway to the other World. Many people say that they hear happy and sad voices here. Happy voices and trumpets signify that a person is going to heaven whereas the crying sounds signify that the person on the way to hell. Another legend is that Pandavas had sown rice here during exile. That place is called Pandu Ropa and till now you can find these fields there”.
Moving further from Jobra next place is called Balu Ka Gera whose one side is high rock mountain and other side is beautiful meadows and between them a water stream flowing between the mountain and meadows. Balu Ka Gera is best place for camping and spending night here. You can also see lots of shepherd and their flock nearby Hamta Pass and during winter season they move down hill as the road is closed due to heavy snowfall. The slopes of the meadows are perfect for skiing and when road are closed adventure activities lover come here by helicopter and enjoy heli skiing too. After crossing the Hamta Pass, Spiti region begins and geographical condition and atmosphere is totally different.