Sach Pass – Pangi Valley – Most Common Itinerary


In July, I finally got a chance to visit one of the most beautiful and unforgiving places of Himachal Pradesh on my trip to Sach Pass – Pangi Valley. Today I will be sharing the most common itinerary which you can plan to visit this beautiful part of Himachal Pradesh but yet quite unforgiving and full of adventures. As usual, this article is the first step towards the comprehensive travel guide for Sach Pass and Pangi Valley which I will be publishing as a series of articles in weeks to come. Quoting from my experience of Sach Pass – Pangi Valley in terms of what you can expect from it…

Numerous water crossings, endless waterfalls, snow walls as high as 40 feet, roads as if the pathway to hell, picking up an XUV to cross the landslide, clearing the landslide on your own, driving through the ever violent gushing streams and waterfalls, running through the live landslides, taking an open wild waterfall bath, getting stuck in no mans land, crossing over mighty passes of Rohtang Pass and Jalori Pass in the middle of night… Uff… Can you ask of anything more?? 😀 :D… All in all an F-amazing drive to daddy of all the mountain passes – Sach Pass in Pangi Valley which conclude with an exhilarating WTF kind of experience last week…

Adventure?? Now beat that – Sach Pass Quest
Adventure?? Now beat that - Sach Pass Quest
Amazing weather in Pangi Valley
Amazing weather in Pangi Valley

As of now in order to maintain the brevity of the article I will quickly jump upon the most common itinerary for making a trip to Sach Pass and Pangi Valley

Most Common Itinerary of Sach Pass – Pangi Valley for 7 – 8 Days
Day 1 | Delhi – Pathankot – Chamba / Bairagarh
  • This day you will be just driving out from Delhi without much sightseeing apart from what comes on the road. You can stop for food at Chamera Lake that comes on the route
  • It will take about 3.5 Hrs to reach Bairagarh from Chamba, so early start from Delhi is mandatory
  • Follow the route alongside Chamera Lake, in case you need to go to Bairagarh then on short route Chamba will not come. So, look for directions
  • About 12-16 Hrs drive to Chamba (12 Hrs) / Bairagarh (16 Hrs)
  • Overnight at Chamba / Bairagarh, which ever suits your timings
Day 2 | Chamba / Bairagarh – Sach Pass – Killar
  • Leave very early, if from Chamba and enjoy the vistas en route
  • Leaving early is mandatory because else there will be too much water in nallas that can strand you in between no where
  • You can plan for lunch at Bagotu Nalla dhabha after crossing Sach Pass towards Killar or have food at Bairagarh
  • About 8 – 9 Hrs of in case from Chamba else will take about 5 – 6 Hrs to reach Killar from Bairagarh
  • Overnight at Killar
Day 3 & Day 4 | Stay at Killar and explore beautiful villages of Pangi Valley
  • Spend couple of days at Killar to explore the beautiful villages in Pangi Valley around Killar are Dharwas, Luj, Sural, Hundan, Findroo, Findar, Mindhal, Parmar, etc.. to name a few. The entire Pangi Valley offer many picturesque villages and there is a PWD rest house in Cherry where you can stay in peace too along with hotels or guest houses in Killar.
  • About 6 – 7 Hrs of total drive on these days as all these villages are not that far from each other
  • Overnight at Killar on both the days or may be Sural village can be one place to stay
Day 5 | Killar – Cherry – Purthi – Udaipur
  • Start your day early else at time Madgram nalla near Udaipur will be flooded and you will not be able to cross it
  • Easy drive to Udaipur exploring the beauty on the route. You can have lunch at Purthi Dhabha if required
  • About 5 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks you take in between
  • Overnight at Udaipur
Day 6 | Udaipur – Tandi – Sissu / Jispa / Manali
  • Visit Trilokinath Temple while going towards Tandi
  • You can stay either at Keylong / Sissu / Jispa depending upon the choice if you want to visit Baralacha La / Suraj tal or not
  • In case you want to return, better stay at Sissu else for Baralacha La go over to Jispa and stay there. In case you are short on time, you can directly reach Manali from Udaipur and save a day for you
  • About 5 Hrs of drive in the day. Manali will take around 4 Hrs from Sissu
  • Overnight at Sissu / Jispa / Manali in Lahaul Valley
Day 7 | Sissu – Rohtang Pass – Manali / Mandi
  • In case you are at Jispa, you can do Baralacha La and Surajtal on this day else from Sissu you can head to Manali or Mandi
  • Have lunch at Manali and continue to Mandi or enjoy in Manali
  • About 4 – 5 Hrs of drive in the day to reach Manali. Mandi is another 3 Hrs from Manali.
  • Overnight at Manali / Mandi
Day 8 | Manali/Mandi – Delhi
  • If there is time explore Manali, that is if going by overnight Volvo which starts around 5.30 PM
  • Manali Local sightseeing which includes Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Mall Road, Local Monastery, Old Manali, Vashisth Hot Water Springs (never found it interesting) etc.
  • About 12-14 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks you take in between
  • Back Home
Splash time at Manali – Leh Highway
Splash time at Manali - Leh Highway
In the land of Waterfalls – Pangi Valley
In the land of Waterfalls - Pangi Valley
Petrol Pumps After Pathankot
  • Couple of petrol pumps there on the way to Banikhet
  • Near Chamba or Banikhet Do Top Up Here
  • Manjir, Bhadram
  • Churah about 8 KMs from Tissa towards Sach Pass. Do Top Up Here
  • Tandi Do Top Up Here
  • Manali

I am sure the above itinerary if not help you 100% with planning a trip to Sach Pass – Pangi Valley but can certainly act as a starting point for your upcoming Sach Pass – Pangi Valley trip. Do share your valuable thoughts or queries or doubts you have and we can discuss more about your upcoming Travel Plans for Pangi Valley 🙂

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  1. Mohit Shant on

    Hi Dheeraj,

    Would like to know which route is more treacherous:
    1) Dalhousie->Killar->Khoksar->Delhi or,
    2) Dalhousie-> Killar->Kishtwar-Jammu-Delhi

    Please let me know if we are going to miss anything if we don’t go to Kishtwar. Let Me Know

      • Mohit Shant on

        Thanks for a quick reply!! I saw videos on youtube and feels that the road is much more tougher on the kishtwar side. On this Killar-Kishtwar route, are there any places for basic reapirs etc. Also, is it possible to do Killar-patnitop in one day. I am planning to do Delhi-Dalhousie-Killar-Kishtwar-Delhi circut starting this saturday. What are your suggestions, should we go to keylong instead of kishtwar? Ihave a 4wd Safari Storme. Any comments will be appreciated.


        • Hey Mohit,

          There won’t be any repair shops till Kishtwar, may be one at Gulabgarh but not sure. Also, Killar to Patnitop will be too long a day. I will say it all depends on what circuit you opt to do. Car wise you will not have any issues on either of them. You can leave the Killar – Keylong for some other time in such a case.

  2. Hi m planning trip from Jammu kishtwar to sach pass and Dalhousie in September. Is there any petrol pumps from Kihtwar to sach pass.

  3. Hi Dheeraj, do you have some knowledhe of the Doda to Chamba road via Bhaderwah?

    I am actually planning this,

    Day 1 Pathankot to Bairagarh
    Day 2 Bairagarh to Killar
    Day 3 Killar to Kishtwar
    Day 4 Kishtwar to Chamba via Bhaderwah
    Day 5 Chamba to Delhi

    Does this look fine to you for mid september?

  4. I want to travel sach pass i september end. We are going by i20. what is the best route to go to sach pass from delhi and futher we are going to leh. please tell us route for delhi to leh via sach pass and how many days we need

    • Hi Vicky,

      Well, i20 will surely struggle on Sach Pass. You can follow the route as below:

      Day 1 | Delhi – Dalhousie
      Day 2 | Dalhousie – Chamba Sightseeing – Bairagarh
      Day 3 | Bairagarh – Sach Pass – Killar
      Day 4 | Killar – Udaipur – Keylong
      Day 5 | Keylong – Leh
      Day 6 | Leh local sightseeing

      Rest follow below depending on days at hand drop the days

      Day 7 | Leh – Khardung La – Diskit – Hunder
      — Head for Nubra Valley and stay overnight at Hunder / Diskit
      — On the way enjoy a cup of soup at Highest Motorable Pass (as claimed) Khardung La
      — Diskit has monasteries with tallest lord Buddha statue and Hunder has sand dunes and bacterian camel safari

      Day 8 | Hunder / Diskit – Sumur – Panamik – Sumur – Khardung La – Leh
      — Sumur has a famous monastery to check out and Panamik has hot water springs
      — Overnight at Leh

      Day 9 | Leh – Hemis Monastery – Pangong Tso Lake
      — Cover either of Hemis, Thicksey and Shey on the go towards Pangong Tso
      — Overnight at Pangong Tso (Spangmik or Lukung)

      Day 10 | Pangong Tso Lake – Thicksey Monastery – Shey Palace – Leh
      — Cover either of Hemis, Thicksey and Shey on return to Leh
      — Overnight at Leh

      Day 11 | Rest day at Leh to enjoy local culture and some shopping OR Monastery tour OR you can do tour to Sham Valley
      — Monastery tour may include Hemis, Thicksey, Stakna and Shey monasteries. They come on the route of Pangong Tso but as you will be doing day trip, it will be a bit hectic to include them on that day only.
      — Sham Valley include Alchi, Likir, Basgo Palace, Magnetic Hills, Confluence at Nimmu, , Gurudwara Pather Sahib
      — Overnight at Leh

      Day 12 | Leh – Tso Moriri via Chumathang
      — Cover Karzok Monastery
      — Overnight at Karzok or Tso Moriri

      Day 13 | Tso Moriri – Tso Kar – Debring (Manali – Leh Highway starts) – Moore Plains – Pang / Sarchu
      — Try to start early in the day so that you reach Sarchu where the accommodation options are better than Pang
      — Overnight at Sarchu or Pang

      Day 14 | Pang / Sarchu – Baralacha La – Keylong – Rohtang Pass – Manali
      — On the way cover Suraj Tal, Deepak Tal which are on the road sides only
      — Overnight at Manali

      Day 15 | Manali – Delhi
      — Return

  5. Sandeep Singh on

    Hello Dheeraj ji,
    Needs your guidance for bike tour from 12 August to 16 August 2017 from Faridkot, Pathankot, Kishtwar, Killar, Khoksar, Tirthan Valley and back.
    Initial this is our plan
    Day 0- Faridkot to Pathankot 240 km in the evening
    Day 1- Pathankot to Kishtwar 290 km
    Day 2- Kishtwar to killar 120 km
    Day 3- killar to Khoksar 160 km
    Day 4- Khoksar to Tirthan valley 170 km
    Day 5- Tirthan valley to Faridkot 425 km
    Route can be reverse and night stay can be also change as per your suggestions
    Thank You.

  6. Shivam Gupta on

    Hey dheeraj ! We are 4 persons going to pangi on a Safari 4×2 in july ending. Our plan is like this :-
    Starting from Jammu
    Day-1 Jammu – Kishtwar
    Day-2 Kishtwar – Killar
    Day-3 Killar – Chamba
    Day-4 Chamba – Jammu

    Is the car and time is good for that terrain ? and Is the plan ok ?


  7. Shivam Gupta on

    Hey dheeraj ! We are 4 persons going to pangi on a Safari dicor 4×2 in july ending. Our plan is like this :-
    Starting from Jammu
    Day-1 Jammu – Kishtwar
    Day-2 Kishtwar – Killar
    Day-3 Killar – Chamba
    Day-4 Chamba – Jammu

    Is the car and time is good for that terrain ? and Is the plan ok ?


  8. hi ,
    my husband is planning solo backpacking trip on this route. would really appreciate your valuable inputs.
    itinerary is :
    1) day-1 mum to delhi ,delhi to Chamba
    2) day-2 by morning Chamba.
    3) day-3 chamba -sach pass- killar
    4) day 4 killar -udaipur
    5) day 5 udaipur to keylong
    6) day 6 Keylong to Manali
    and onwards.

    my questions are :
    1) is this doable ??
    2) he wants to do it in MID AUGUST(starting from 12th August’17) as he’ll get long weekend to help him with leaves.
    is it risky ? monsoon wise?
    3) he wants to do it with public transport or shared cabs. shared cabs are available from Chamba? or from Keylong to Manali?

    looking forward to your quick reply.

    • Hello Megha,

      1. Yes, the plan of Sach Pass is doable.
      2. Well, plan some buffer days as it is monsoon time and he will surely face monsoon hassles.
      3. Yes, shared cabs will be available from Chamba to Bairagarh/Killar. There is a HRTC bus as well that runs from Chamba to Killar and Killar to Keylong and Keylong to Manali.

  9. Ashwani Rajput on

    Hello Deeraj, it’s so great to have all information here. I m also planning to go for Round trip on 15th July from Delhi – Chamba- Sachpass- Udaipur- Tandi- Kaza- Shimla- reaching delhi on 25th July. Few questions in my head…if you you could help me out please. (1) 10days are enough????? (2) should I take a taxi from Delhi for this trip or better to go Chamba by bus then take a taxi from there up to Delhi back. (3) I am going with family… is it really safe / worth travelling on this trip. (4) I have already travelled to Kaza and Leh by Road… and the journey was excellent, beautiful and adventurous… can I compare this Sachpass road trip wit:h them… I mean it beautiful also???. Thanks

    • Hi Ashwani,

      1. 10 days will be a bit short to enjoy the long journey at ease.
      2. It is difficult to suggest but yes the Chamba taxi guys will be much better than Delhi one as he will be knowing the Sach Pass route better. However, Spiti is different game, so best will be to use him till Keylong and then hire another Keylong taxi or ask a Spiti taxi for a pickup at Keylong to be one safe side.
      3. If you have never been to such a trip, I will recommend skipping Sach Pass and focusing on just Spiti and Kinnaur Valley this time in 10 days at hand. It is safer in comparison.
      4. Sach Pass is a different game and more adventurous than Spiti and Ladakh

  10. karnesh diwakar on

    Hello Dheeraj

    I am following your itinerary for sachpass. From keylong will go to Manali Leh road till Moore plain. From there will return back to Manali as I want to see baralacha la pass.

    I started from Delhi on 14july with my friends. XUV we choose for this trip.
    I have some doubts regarding sach pass.
    July is the rainy season. Would it be safe to go on those roads. As monsoon hit the mountains in July. I am confused. Not scared.
    Help me out dear.
    Thanks dheeraj

    • If you want to see Baralacha LA pass, there is no need to go to Moore Plains, you can just go to Sarchu stay overnight and return back the next day to Manali. Regarding July, Sach PAss opens by late June only so July window is the only time to start traveling to Sach PAss. We also went to Sach PAss in the same time window and yes there were rains but that was a chance we took. More or less it was good experience.

      • okay thanks dheeraj
        but we want to go till moore plains.. 🙂 i will ask you status and conditions of the sach pass before i will start my journy. arounf 14th of july.
        i am taking rented self drive vehicle. hope they allow rented commercial vehicle there.
        thank you so much dheeraj.

  11. Hello brother I read all ur comments…It’s very helpful .I want to know what is the best time to visit Sach pass.In ur comments I see uh r saying it’s mid July but uh don’t think so it’s impossible to go there specially for bullet riders . Because in July there is monsoon and there is chances of land slides and overflow of nallahs. Don’t uh think early June is the best time for bike riders. And please tell me is there any chances for camping near Sach pass. And if there is any chances then can we go for camping without any fear from wild animals at night .?

    • Akshay, the roads to sach Pass mostly opens in general around end of June only and hence up to mid July when rains are not that in glory is good time to visit. Otherwise, September is a good time to visit Sach Pass with roads/nallas settled.

  12. Sir
    Sorry to bug you with so many questions
    planning to do sach pass in the last week of june..
    banikhet-bairagarh-killar(2 days exploring pangi)-kishtwar-sinthan top-anantnag
    what about the fuel availability on this route? heard there is no bunk after banikhet till anantnag..
    please enlighten me sir..and will sach pass will be open by last week of june right?

    • There is one fuel pump at Bhadram and Manjir. Bhadram is about 40 KMs from Banikhet towards Sach Pass and Manjir is ahead of it about 28 KMs. Then there is a fuel pump at Churah about 8 KMs ahead of Tissa that opened last year. Then, there is one at Kishtwar and maybe there is one at Gulabhgarh too though not sure about it.

  13. Nilavra Ghosh on

    Thanks Dheeraj.
    Sach pass might open end of June or early July. But do you see any challenge of the road opening between Udaipur and Killar. That stretch is fairly easy and less snow prone compared to Sach pass. Right ?

    Is that road open now Udaipur to Killar ?

    • Yes, Suman, nowadays due to delayed snowfall people do Sach Pass trips in October as well. The early in October you will go the better and safe it will be. Also, do check weather updates before leaving for Sach Pass during that time.

  14. Nilavra Ghosh on

    Hi Dheeraj ,
    When does the road from Udaipur to Killar open generally every year ? Jun 1st week, 2nd week or mid june ?
    Does this road open before Manali Leh opens or after ? What’s the status at this moment ? Is it open right now from Udaipur to Killar ?

    I hope we don’t need permission to cross Rohtang Pass if I come from Leh to Manali. Is that right ?

    • No Nilavra, you do not need any permission to cross Rohtang Pass if you are coming from Leh side. Udaipur to Killar road, I am not sure when in general it opens but by the time Sach opens it is usually open.

  15. Sameer Tiwari on

    Hii dheeraj,
    We are two guys on our Enfield 350 looking forwad to do sach pass with chandratal and tso moriri
    Day 1 :leave from manali early and reach killar by evening,night stay at killer
    Day 2:leave from killar for keylong ,rest at keylong(can v acclimatise at keylong,or suggest a beeter place for the same)
    Day 3:keylong to pang (184km) stay at pang for night
    Day 4:pang to tso moriri lake (154km)
    Stay at night in camp
    Day 5:fall back to pang till evening stay at pang(is there any sort of road or anything connecting kaza and pang if not we ll have to come back to keylong and again go,any shorter route if u can suggest)
    Day 6:just wishing if we have a road to pang to kaza(google doesnt show any road)
    Day 7 kaza:rest and leave for chandratal to stay there for night
    Day 8: day at chandratal and leave for Chattru
    Day 9:leaving in after noon for manali
    Day 10:manali chill
    Kindly suggest me a better itinerary for the same,any other place enroute,cost of the trip and tips to be safe from AMS and enjoy the best

    • Some inputs below:

      1. Manali to Killar is way too much. Max you should stick to is Udaipur if not Keylong
      2. Sach Pass is beyond Killar towards Chamba – Bairagarh. So, you are not doing Sach Pass here.
      3. Rest also does not make any sense. You should be doing like below:

      Day 1 :Manali – Keylong/Udaipur
      Day 2: Keylong/Udaipur – Killar
      Day 3: Killar – Sach Pass – Killar – Cherry
      Day 4: Killar – Cherry – Udaipur – Keylong – Jispa
      Day 5: Jispa – Tso Kar
      Day 6: Tso Kar – Tso Moriri
      Day 7: Tso Moriri – Tso Kar – Sarchu
      Day 8: Sarchu – Sissu / Khoksar
      Day 9: Sissu / Khoksar – Chandratal
      Day 10: Chandratal – Manali
      Day 11: Manali – Delhi.

  16. hello dheeraj

    we are planning this year 4th june to 11th june..
    is that road will be open that time.
    if not then what wud be expected dates ?

  17. Hi Dhirajbhai…

    once again I am back with lots of question…this time wantt to do Sach pass during may end or sept end…

    we want to do it Pathankot-bairagarh-killar-kishtwar-patnitop-pathankot…by RE.dont want to go towards Manali-Tandi-Keylong…as its donw thriice….

    some questions and iterne..

    day-1. We are A’bad will cargo bikes to Pathankot…Pathankot to Bairagarh…186…doable in one day?night stay at Bairagarh.

    day-2. D – day right?..Bairagahr to sach pass 60km…and sach passs to Killar 40 which comes 100 km ride on D-day now as u and all says Sach pass is “bap of all passes”…can we do this 100 km in one day?VDO breaks, photo brekas will be plenty!!! We have riding experiance…We all did leh and lots of other rides.but we dont want to get in over confidence……Bairagarh to killaer doable in one day 12 hours (with sunlight)???

    Day-3 Killar -kishtwar 118km…now this is a very narrow patch (seen many VDOs and it was scary) again the same question can this 118 km possible in one day…My sttirct rule is i avoid ridining in dark…???

    Day-4 Kishwar to Patanitop..any idea about this roads?its again 122km doabale in one day?

    Day 5 Patani to Pathankot i think this is very much doable in one day 177 km…once in flat terrain we are fine with riding in dark..

    Ahmedbad to pathankot by train 24 hours…paathankot to ahemdabd 24hours…2 bugger days….so maximum 9 days….one day extra so 10 days…

    What you think sir? possible?

    • Here are teh replies:

      1. Pathankot to Bairagarh is doable
      2. Yes, Bairagarh to Sach Pass to Killar is easily doable. Just leave early enough that you dodge Bogatu Nalla with less fury. By evening it will not be passable
      3. Yes Killar – Kishtwar is also doable
      4. Again day 4 is doable, roads are OK and will look like highways after Day 2 and Day 3 😀 😀
      5. Easily doable

  18. Hi Dheeraj, I checked your blog and been reading on your site from quite long . I have been huge admirer of your work and also have shared the word with my friends . Kudos to you for updating your experiences and replying to each question . We are planning to ride from Pune to Sach Pass on RE500 and might ship the bike from Delhi if we are exhausted , the plan is to ride all the way back to Pune though . We are experienced riders and have already visited lot of places in Maharashtra and Karnataka . (All the trips so far on RE) . Could you please help me know the best time to visit the Sach pass ? We will follow the itinerary that you have shared above . Sorry to ask the question again in case you have answered it to someone and I have missed it 🙂

    • Thank you Vijay !! Well, in that case best time to visit Sach Pass will be either July or you should visit it in September once rains go away. Feel free to post any questions you further may have for Sach Pass trip

  19. Nilavra Ghosh on

    Hi Dheeraj ,
    Pangi valley to Chamba via Sach pass – which way do you suggest ? Keylong to Udaipur to Killar to Chamba or the reverse. Which is better option ?

    If I reserve private car from manali and drop at Chamba for 4/5 days how much would it charge per day ?

    • Nilavra, I think the taxi might charge in the range of 22-25K types from Manali to Manali. The drop from Chamba to Manali will cost you only as he will adjust the cost in it. Both directions are fine as there are risks of not making the trip entirely from both sides 🙂

      • Nilavra Ghosh on

        Hi Dheeraj ,
        Heard that Killar to Chamba via sach pass is one of the dangerous roads in the world. Is that too bad road condition that it may not be doable ?

        How is the road condition from Udaipur to Killar. Is there any risk in this part of the road ?

        • Yes indeed it is one of the most dangerous roads, Killar – Kishtwar another. Also, the road from Udaipur to Killar is not that easy too. If it rains, it can give nightmare too. There are many water crossings as well with Madgran being the deadly one.

        • Nilavra Ghosh on

          Hi Dheeraj ,
          Thanks for your reply. Is the road from Udaipur to Killar open around Mid June ? If I plan to reserve a private car from Keylong is it availavble at Keylong. I am planning to return from Leh to manali by Share cab or HRTC bus(if it runs then) and get down at Keylong, then reserve a car at Keylong to explore pangi valley and then return Manali.

          My Itinerary is

          Day 1 : Leh to Keylong by share cab or by HRTC bus if available
          Day 2 : Keylong to Killar
          Day 3 : Killar explore.
          Day 4 : Killar to Keylong
          Day 5 : Keylong to Manali

          How much the car will cost per day for the tour from Keylong to Killar back to Manali in 4 days ? (Day 2 to Day 5)

        • Hi Nilavra,

          Yes Udaipur to Killar should open by mid of June. Taxis will be available at Keylong. Looks good to me. I think taxi will cost you around 3000 per day on an average.

  20. Amit Ranjan on

    Hi Dheeraj,

    A quick query – is there any service provider (in terms of vehicle and accommodation) for Sach Pass & Pangi Valley tour? So that we can contact them and plan. Your reply will help us.

    Regards, Amit

    • No Amit, I am not aware of any tour and travel provider conducting tours for Sach Pass and Pangi Valley. However, you do not need any tour provider as all information you need is completely chalked out over DoW for making a successful trip to Sach Pass and Pangi Valley.

  21. parveen rana on

    dear sir can you provide some hotel phone no in sissu killar and parasr lake and can we reach sissu to prasar same day on bike

    • At Sissu, you can stay at Hotel Triveni. At Killar, there is hotel Raj and Hotel Chamunda. Hotel raj is a better option. Parashar Lake just has PWD and FRH guest houses.

  22. Ishant Sharma on

    Hello Dheeraj Ji,

    I am from meerut, we’ll be leaving in 1st week of september for chamba-sach pass-killer-manali-shimla-meerut on activa-125.

    Is this trip doable in 6-7 days?
    Please suggest a itenary.

  23. Karan Bansal on

    Hi DOW,

    We are planning a trip to sach pass and spiti valley with the following itinerary:

    Day 1: Chandigarh to Bairagarh
    Day 2: Bairagarh to Keylong
    Day 3: Keylong to Kaza via Chandratal hike of 4 km
    Day 4: Kaza to Narkanda
    Day 5: Narkanda to Chandigarh

    We are 4 people travelling in Ford Ecosport on 13th to 17th August. The itinerary is quite hectic. Please share your invaluable comments and suggestions for the itinerary and also, regarding road and weather conditions.

    • You can plan like below

      Day 1: Chandigarh to Bairagarh
      Day 2: Bairagarh to Killar, beyond it I will not suggest
      Day 3: Killar – Tandi via Udaipur
      Day 4: Tandi to Chandratal to Kaza
      Day 5: Kaza to Jeori/Rampur
      Day 6: Chandigarh,

      Needless to say above is also quite enduring and long and in monsoons it will be real test of something for sure.

      • Karan Bansal on

        Thanks Dheeraj!!

        Can you please enlighten us with the types of difficulties we’ll face if we try to reach Keylong/Tandi on Day 2 from Bairagarh.

        • Karan, it is a long long route on some of the deadly, scary roads. The landslides are common and you get a speed of no more than 10-20 KMPH in most of the stretches. The late you reach near Madgran nalla the unlikely it becomes to cross it. It can swallow trucks ground clearance on its good day, so don’t under estimate it. Hence, what your are thinking of doing is very risky and I will not recommend it, plus you do not enjoy at all in that case. It is much better to split it up at Killar. Those are some worst roads in world 🙂 … We did Killar to Manali on our trip but then when we reached by evening to Tandi, we knew what lies ahead. It took about 15 Hrs for us to reach Manali from Killar.

      • Karan Bansal on

        A couple of more doubts

        Are any permits required for visiting Kaurik and Chitkul?

        Does BSNL Prepaid works in Pangi and Spiti Valley?

        Are there homestays at Kibber?

        Thanks a lot in advance!!

        • Chitkul does not require any permits. PErmits for Kaurik are not issued for civilians. There are many home stays in Kibber and yes BSNL prepaid works in PAngi and Spiti Valley wherever the signal is present.

  24. Is it possible to solo-ride Bairagarh [dep: 6 am]>Sach Pass>Killar>Kishtwar [arr: 6 pm] [176 km] in one day on my Thunderbird 500 in September second week? I assumed 15 kmph average speed including breaks.

  25. Sunil shah on

    Hi Dhiraj
    Thanks for sharing your useful information
    We are planning to visit manali as well as pangi valley from 17August to 27th August from Delhi
    Will you guide us for tour program as per your experience.

    • Hi Sunil,

      Above plan makes the entire circuit of Pangi Valley for about 8 days. You have about 10-11 days. You can easily follow the plan above in reverse order or the order from other side of Sach Pass. Remaining days you can wish to spend in Dalhousie, Khajjiar, Dharamshala, Mcleod Ganj region or you can sped days in Pangi Valley to completely soak in the villages and nature up there. Else you can also spare couple of days from Manali to visit Chandratal first and then continue journey to Pangi Valley

      PS: Do check the weather updates before venturing into Pangi Valley in monsoons.

  26. hardeep Duggal on

    hi dheeraj is a trip possible in sept end on a scorpio to sach pass October first week hw r he roads as compared to lauhal spiti

  27. Is there any places at sach pass to stay at night ?? We are planning from keylong to chambha via sach pass is it safe ?? Any risks of land slides ?? Pls reply

  28. Karan Singh Riar on

    Hi deeraj we r planning our trip to pangi valley on 3 July and then to kelong manali .need to know whether we need any permission .such as we need for rohtang pass and any other suggestions and do tell me some itinerary

  29. Hi, Is this journey ( chamba to uadipur & then to rohtang pass ) safe for a female solo traveller or a couple to do ? Will it be like a no man’s land and too expensive for tarvel betewwn 10th-14th june

    • Not really, in general deeper tribal belts of Himalayas are safe to travel. Well, you have to rely upon the shared taxis in order to do this trip and buses. You can take a bus from Delhi to Chamba and then to Bairagarh from there. From Bairagarh you will get a shared taxi to Killar and from there Killar to Keylong, Keylong to Manali buses will be available. Keep in mind, it will be very tiring in 5 days as you will be on road only mostly.

  30. Hi, is it possible to cover Sach pass and Kunjum Pass and Chandratal during the end of September? We have a plan to visit Pangi valley and Lahoul and Spiti. Hope 17/18 days’ holiday is Ok for covering the route. Can u suggest a suitable itinerary. Thank u.

  31. We are planning for sachpass-keylong-leh in june(leaving delhi on 11th june).
    Is tht possible at tht time?
    We are counting on less snow this season

  32. Nilavra Ghosh on

    Hi Dheeraj ,
    Is it possible to cross Saach pass around 14th October ?
    If not in that case can we at least explore Pangi valley that time of the year ? I am not sure how long Pangi valley around Killar is accessible in the year ? Mid october is good time ?


    can you please suggest place to stay at all plase u told to do night hold. we have 6 days from delhouise to delhouise . 6 days is ok for this trup ?

    • Hardik, most of these places have Chamunda Guest House at Bairagarh and Killar which were quite fine to stay. Mostly the hotels/guest houses will be vacant so best thing is to travel there and find a good deal on the spot.

    • Sure yogesh very soon. However, in case you want, you can reach Killar as mentioned above and then next day head to Kishtwar, from there you can reach Patnitop or Jammu next day and finally back home on third day from Killar.

  34. Hi, wonderful itenary and a daring trip you’ve covered, also the waterfall pics were amazing.
    Im interested for this trip,
    Can dzire do this circuit? Or a SUV is reqd? Also, Is that reqd with 4×4?

      • Thanks for all information.. Everything here was very useful. I just came back today from Sach Pass and it was great experience. I started from Delhi on 14th night towards Chamba. Staying in Chamba one night and next day 15th …6am we started towards Sachpass. Thanks God it was nice weather… No Rain… From Bairagarh onwards roads start getting worst and after Satrundi.. very bad. As soon as we arrived at Sach Pass the clouds were getting more closer to you… it was very beautiful… snow walls were also main attraction. After Sach Pass when you move downwards to Killar… the real adventure start. Roads getting worst.. we also got one land slide on the way.. but we crossed it.. thanks God. beside it was amazing, beautiful… lots of Nallah, Waterfall, that’s makes you really happy. We loved it. We stayed in Killar in Raj hotel.. was OK. not so much option for hotels.. I saw only three. on 16th we decided to stay here and went up to a village 18km away just on the top of Killar. It was really worth to go there…. you can go up with vehicle and then 1km walk to see one Pond at the top. stayed night at Killar. 17th Morning we started and this day was little raining . The road up to Udaipur was also in bad condition but better than before the Pawal Nallah was not tha. fl ooded . then after up to Keylong was good enough. over night in Tandi and next day to Manali after crossing Rohtang Pass in 8hrs That was hell. So in weeks time we did this amazing trip. I enjoyed it fully. Good experience. We took Ennova and Xylo. We cross it smoothly but Vehicle with high Ground Clearance are much better. Ennova not recommend. So guys be ready for next time… Whenever you have… Just go there.

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