Duration: 12 Days
Altitude: 3600 mts/11810 ft
Season: May- June, Sept - Oct
A part of one of the oldest trade routes in Himachal Pradesh, Sach Pass at an elevation of 4,500 meters acts as a bridge between Pangi Valley and Chamba. Arguably Pangi valley is considered as one of the remotest region in Himachal Pradesh and thus nature still retains its virginity. Of late, access to Sach Pass has become easier with the construction of motorable road. But who is going to stop the travellers who prefer to discover the beauty of nature by foot? The Sach Pass Trek, which is one of the alpine treks in Himachal Pradesh, has managed to maintain its popularity among trekkers. It's an unforgettable odyssey that embarks upon hideous turns and strenuous tracks and enriches with the unexploited nature, which is encircled with snow clad mountains forming a silver horizon parallel to the spotless blue sky. Further, the journey is weighed with the traditional colours of the remote villages that are perched in the mountains. Sach Pass trekking trail leads you through lush green landscapes, tricky glaciated tracks, orchards, murmuring streams, thick forests, ancient temples, and more. Trekking here is one of the most adventurous and nerve tingling experiences.
The Sach Pass Trek commences from Chamba at 1,900 meters, which is about 270 kilometers of drive from Dharamsala. From Chamba the journey further wheels up to Tarila at 2,500 meters. It is roughly 145 kilometers of drive and takes 4 - 5 hours. At Traila the actual trek starts and leads to Satrundi at 2,900 meters via Bhanodi, which is a small hamlet tucked in the midst of a thick forest. Thereby the trail continues with gradual ascends and descends and turns to Sach Pass. From the mountain pass one can capture the splendid view of the farfetched snow clad mountains and many peaks. The journey thereafter steps onto the glaciated tracks to head for Bindrabani. From Bindrabani the route follows a downhill trek to Killar at 2,400 meters. One needs to cross the narrow gorge of Chenab River to reach Killar. The trail further descends to Purthi at 2,200 meters, where you can rest in one of the historical rest houses. The trail follows to Raoli at 2,000 meters after crossing a rope bridge and thence wheels to 2,050 meters.
Sach Pass Trekking Tour Highlights
- Trek up to the summit perched at an elevation of 14,500 ft., an elevation more than the famed Rohtang Pass.
- Get the opportunity to camp amidst serene mountain beauty under star-lit sky.
- Witness unforgettable panoramas of nature teeming with immense picturesque beauty.
- Get a chance to explore some small and beautiful high-altitude temples hidden in remote villages.
Best Time to Visit Sach Pass Trek
The pass is opened from June-July to mid-October but, the best month to visit it, is September. Though in June, chances of sighting the snow are plenty but the roads may be in pathetic conditions. July-August is the time of heavy monsoon in the region with huge possibilities of land-slides and cloud-bursts so, better get on to the journey in September and complete before October, which is the time when temperature drops below zero and not even a single sign of human existence can be spotted in the area.
Where is the Sach Pass Trek
The Sach Pass is tucked away in the Pir-Panjal ranges of Himalayas in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. The pass connects Pangi and Lahaul valleys with the Chamba valley. You can either cease your journey at the Sach Pass or move ahead to venture into the picturesque Pangi Valley, that still remains the remotest corner in Himachal.
How to Reach Sach Pass Trek?
By Air: Nearest airport is the 'Gaggal' or the 'Dharamsala-Kangra' airport connecting flights from Delhi, Chandigarh and Kullu. From Dharamsala, private taxis, state run buses and private Volvo buses can be booked to reach Chamba and thereon, taxi can be hired up till Traila.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is the 'Chakki Bank' station in Pathankot that is connected to various major cities like Delhi and Chandigarh. From the railway station, private taxis, state run buses or private buses can be hired up to Dharamsala or directly to Chamba. Private taxi can thereon be hired up till Traila from where the actual trekking starts.
By Road: Volvo buses and Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) buses regularly ply from Delhi, Chandigarh and other neighbouring states to Dharamsala and Chamba. From Chamba, we will arrange all the transportation.