Trekking in Sach Pass

12 DAYS 11 NIGHTS
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Area: Himachal
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.

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Day 01: Delhi – Dharamshala (510 kms/ 12- 13 hrs)

By evening drive to Dharamshala by AC Volvo coach. Overnight journey.

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h5>Day 02: Dharamsala

Arrival at Dharamshala by morning time, here meets our executive and transfer to hotel, check in. Morning time is free; you can go for some independent activities or relax. After having lunch we will proceed for seeing the sights. Dharamsala is a magnificent hill station that is divided into Upper & Lower towns and the here the altitude varies from the height of 1250 metres to 2000 metres. Dharamsala is additionally the seat of His Holiness Dalai Lama and his Government in exile. Mecleod Ganj located at (1730 meters) in the upper Dharamsala is well-known as the "Little Lhasa of India". We will stay in a hotel for overnight.

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Day 03: Dharamsala - Chamba

In the morning we will drive for about (270 kilometres) to reach Chamba (1900 metres). Chamba is the westernmost region of Himachal Pradesh. The Chenab River runs in the north direction and the Ravi River in the south direction. In the middle of the town there is a large playground called the 'Chowgan', a verdant field of about 73 metres in width and 805 metres in length. Chamba has various fabulously carved temples. Overnight stay arranged at the Tourist Bungalow.

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Day 04: Chamba - Traila

Today we will leave in the morning and drive to reach Traila (2500 metres) by covering about 145 kilometres in around 4 hours. From Chamba you will enter the Pangi valley which is a land of the beautiful dances, pretty faces, and picturesque splendour. Mainly two communities, specifically Bhots and Pangwala reside in this valley. Reach the destination and overnight stay is arranged at the Tourist Bungalow.

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Day 5: Tunda Bhuj - Thakur Kuan (3620 mts/11874 ft) 6 hrs

Today's morning, we will continue the trail through landscapes strewn with waterfalls, lakes and meadows till Thakur Kuan. Enjoy a night stay in Thakur Kuan.

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Day 05: Traila - Satrundi

Today we will commence first trek to Satrundi (2900 metres) by covering approx 15 kilometres passing through a small village Bhanodi. The trek passes all the way through the forest pathway with gradual ups and downs up to Satrundi. Arrive at Satrundi and we will stay in the tents for overnight.

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Day 06: Satrundi - Sach Pass - Bindrabani

Today we will trek to reach Bindrabani (2750 metres) and will cross Sach Pass (4500 metres) a steep climb from Satrundi. The pass offers fabulous views of the towering mountains, hanging glaciers and numerous virgin peaks. We will cross the glacier to reach at Bindrabani. We will set up camp and stay here for overnight.

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Day 07: Bindrabani - Killar

On this day we will begin the trek towards Killar (2400 meters) that is situated in the midst of criss-cross trails in a narrow and deep gorge of the Chenab River. We will stay in the tented camps for overnight in the peaceful surrounds.

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Day 08: Killar - Purthi

Today we will begin trek in the morning and head towards Purthi (2200 metres) by covering almost 24 kilometres in about 7 hours. After covering nearly about 7 kilometres, the trail turns towards east direction for Purthi. Purthi is a very spectacular place known for the best forest nurseries and the historical Rest House situated on the right bank of the Chandra Bhaga. Overnight stay arranged in the tents at Purthi.

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Day 09: Purthi - Raoli

On this day, we will start the trek in the morning to reach Raoli (2000 M) in the trail we will be covering approximately 14 kilometres in around 5 hours. The trail is simple and has moderate ups and downs on the pathway. We will cross the River Chandra Bhaga through a rope bridge. On reaching Raoli, overnight stay is arranged in the tents.

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Day 10: Raoli - Manali

In the early morning we will drive to reach Manali (1920 metres) passing through Keylong covering about 240 kilometres in 6 hours. We will have lunch on the way. Overnight stay is arranged in the hotel at Manali.

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Day 11: Manali

Today we will travel around Manali and in the afternoon transfer to Volvo stand, from here catch bus for Delhi. Overnight journey.

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Day 12: Arrive Delhi

Arrival at Delhi by morning.

INCLUDED

What is Included In This Trek?

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents and Lodge on share basis

All meals: breakfast,lunch, tea, dinner

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Crampons and Gaiters

NOT INCLUDED

What is Not Included In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: – Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

  • Photo ID Proof.
  • Rucksack/Backpack (40 to 50 Litre) & Rucksack cover (Waterproof).
  • Daypack- one small day pack (15-20 L) with you during the walk.
  • Trekking Shoe- A good quality rubber sole shoe..
  • T-shirt Dry fit/Quick dry type.
  • Warm Jacket-Warm Fleece Jacket/Synthetic fill.
  • Windproof Jacket/Wind Cheater.
  • Thermal wear.
  • Trek pants.
  • Raincoat/Poncho
  • Woolen cap
  • Hat/Bandanna
  • Under garments/Inner wear.
  • Warm Socks.
  • Woolen gloves.
  • Waterproof gloves.
  • Walking Sticks/Trekking Poles.
  • Water bottle/Hydration pack.
  • Sunglasses -UV protected.
  • Torch/Head Lamp with extra batteries.
  • Sunscreen lotion.
  • Sanitizer
  • Wet tissue paper.
  • Small Towel
  • Camera with extra cells
  • Medications and a first-aid kit
  • Carry Personal Medical Kit

    Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

    Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

    Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

    Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

    Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

    Disprin – (Cures headache)

    Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

    Avil – (It treat allergies)

    Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

    Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

    Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

    Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

    ORS

    Band aid

    Cotton

    Stretchable/Elastic bandage

    Gauze

    Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

    Advisory:- follow covid-19 guidelines

    Terms And Conditions

    Payments: For all the services contracted, certain advance payment should be made to hold the booking, on confirmed basis & the balance amount can be paid either before your departure from your country or upon arrival in INDIA but definitely before the commencement of the services. Management personnels hold the right to decide upon the amount to be paid as advance payment, based on the nature of the service & the time left for the commencement of the service.

    Apart from above in some cases like Special Train Journeys, hotels or resorts bookings during the peak season (X-Mas, New Year), full payment is required to be sent in advance.

    Mode of Payment: Overseas advance payment can be made through Wire Transfer to our bank.

    Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation of tour / travel services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reason/s we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:

    • 45 days prior to arrival: 15% of the Tour / service cost
    • 15 days prior to arrival: 50% of the Tour / service cost
    • 07 days prior to arrival: 75% of the Tour / service cost
    • 48 hours prior to arrival OR No Show: No Refund

    Note: Written cancellation will accept on all working days, except Sunday, Any cancellation sent on Sunday's will be considered on next working day (Monday).

    For the X-mas and new year period from 20 Dec to 05 Jan the payment is non-refundable.

    In case you cancel the trip after commencement, refund would be restricted to a limited amount only which too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers/ contractors we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation & missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.

    Trekking, Tour and adventure actives in Himalayan region carry an inherent risk to life and goods. The natural calamities may cause injury and loss of life, which is beyond any control. Tour Uttarakhand does its best to minimize all types of risks, discomfort and hazard to the best of their ability, yet there are chances of accidents, mishaps and deficiency in service.




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