Sach Pass Trek

Sach Pass trek is one of the most ancient human trails in Himachal. For centuries, people from the Pangi region used the pass to cross over towards Chamba. In old times, as recently as 40-50 years ago, herds of sheep travelling North of Pir Panjal would carry essential supplies like salt on their backs for residents of Pangi. The trail was also famously used by the king of Chamba for surveying his territories across the Pir Panjal. Named after a village Sach Khas on the Pangi side of the pass, Sach Pass has been witness to a lot of change. From sheep carriers to mules to a road starting 2009. While the appeal of the route has definitely gone down over the years, particularly with the road being constructed, the mystical land of Pangi and the Pir Panjals are way too beautiful to lose their appeal just because of a road. In 1960 , when exiled from his home country , 14th Dalai Lama HH Tenzin Gyatso came Dharamasala and settled here at former British cantonment of McLeodgunj. Tibetan Govt. in Exile is functioning from this place since 1960s. The trek in Dhauladhar range , starts from this historic town and Dharamsala and finishes in hill town of Manali.

Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Met on arrival at Delhi international airport and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2: Delhi - Chandigarh - Dharamsala
Morning transfer to railway station to board train to Chakki Bank. Met on arrival at railway station and drive (110 hr) to Dharamsala (1250 mt). Arrive by late evening and check-into hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3: Dharamsala
Morning free for independent activities. After lunch proceed for sightseeing. Dharamsala is divided into Upper and Lower towns and the altitude varies from 1250 mt - 2000 mt. It is also the seat of His Holiness Dalai Lama and his Government in exile. Mecleod Ganj (1730 mt) in the upper Dharamsala is called the "Little Lhasa of India". Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 4: Dharamsala - Chamba
Morning drive (270 km) to reach Chamba (1900 mt). Chamba is the western most district of Himachal Pradesh. The river Chenab runs in the north and river Ravi in the south. In the centre of the town there is a spacious play ground called the Chowgan, a grassy feild of about 805 M in length and 73 M in width. Chamba has a number of richly carved temples. Arrive and overnight stay at Tourist Bungalow.

Day 5: Chamba - Traila
Morning drive to reach Traila (2500 mt) by covering approx 145 kms in 4 hrs. From Chamba you will enter the Pangi valley which is a land of pretty faces, beautiful dances and scenic splendour. Mainly two communities, namely Pangwala and Bhots inhabit this valley. Arrive and overnight stay at Tourist Bungalow.

Day 6: Traila - Satrundi
Start first day's trek to Satrundi (2900 mt) by covering approx 15 km via a small village Bhanodi. Trek passes through forest trail with gradual ascent and descent upto Satrundi. Arrive Satrundi and overnight stay in Tents.

Day 7: Satrundi - Sach Pass - Bindrabani
Trek to reach Bindrabani (2750 mt) and cross Sach Pass (4500 mt) a steep ascent from Satrundi. The pass offers splendid view of high mountains and many virgin peaks and hanging glaciers. Cross glacier to arrive Bindrabani. Set-up camp for overnight stay.

Day 8: Bindrabani - Killar
Trek to Killar (2400 mt) which is situated amidst criss-crossing trails in a deep and narrow gorge of Chenab River. Overnight stay in tented camp.

Day 9: Killar - Purthi
Morning trek to Purthi (2200 M) by covering appox 24 kms in 7 hrs. After covering appox 7 kms trail turns east for Purthi. Purthi is a very beautiful place known for one of the best forest nursuries and historical Rest House on the right bank of Chandra Bhaga. Arrive Purthi and overnight stay in Tents.

Day 10: Purthi - Raoli
Morning start trekking to reach Raoli by covering appox 14 kms in 5 hrs. Trail has a moderate ascents and descents. We cross the Chandra Bhaga river on a rope bridge. Reach Raoli (2000 M) and overnight stay in Tents.

Day 11: Raoli - Manali
Morning drive early to reach Manali (1920 M) via Keylong by covering appox 240 kms in 6 hrs. Lunch enroute. Arrive Manali and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 12: Manali
Morning free to explore. Afternoon visit Hidimba Temple, Vashisht hotspring and Mountaineering Institute etc. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 13: Manali - Chandigarh
Morning drive to Chandigarh. On arrival check-into hotel. If time permits, enjoy the evening at Lake club.

Day 14: Chandigarh - Delhi
Visit Rock Garden in the morning. In the afternoon drive back to Delhi (240 km). On arrival check-into hotel for overnight stay.

Day 15: Depart Delhi
Day at leisure to explore Delhi on your own. Later transfer to airport for flight to onward destination.

Duration: 15 Days / 14 Nights
Activities: Trekking, Camping & Photography of Nature
Best Time: Open
Price: On Request
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Chandigarh - Dharamsala - Chamba - Traila - Satrundi - Sach Pass - Bindrabani - Killar - Purthi - Raoli - Manali - Chandigarh - Delhi
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