Its been a while I and Naveen shared a journey to the remotest parts of the State Chamba-Tissa-Pangi-Udaipur road. It was kind of marathon covering 1900 odd kms in 6 days and around 70% off road on worlds most treacherous side, crossing many high passes covered with pile of snow, less oxygen, strictly sticking to camps in nights. It was one of the best trips in one of the worlds most reliable 4×4 off The Maruti Gypsy. It all started during May 2016 when we planned to explore the Pangi valley, all Plans were Finalised and we took of to the journey in mid June to explore the most remotest areas of Himachal Pradesh.
Video of Sach Pass Drive
Day 1 Hamirpur-Tissa (263 kms)
We started our journey around 15th of June around 4 o clock we left homes. It was lonf ride and planned to reach Tissa. Many of fellow friends always asked me best way to reach Chamba and I always recommend the Chamba-Jot road as it gives complete feeling of reaching Chamba town. it was a marathon ride with zero visibility at Jot. We camped at PWD rest House Tissa around 1 am at Night.
Few clicks of Day 1
Day 2 Tissa-FRH Sugalwas(Near Shaur)(125 kms)
It was mix day, Early wake up, after freshing up in Rest house and having morning tea we started out next journey to conquer Sach pass. Wiki says Sach Pass is a 4,420-metre-high (14,500 ft) mountain pass in Chamba District, Himachal Pradesh, India on the Pir Panjal Range of theHimalayas. It is 127 km (79 mi) from the District Headquarters. It connects theChamba valley with the Pangi valleys ofHimachal Pradesh, India.
It was mid June so pass was recently opened for LMV’s. Tons of snow on both sides of road, chilly winds and lots of adrenaline. After filling up our bellies at Satrundi post we headed forward to cross the pass and have real feel of Pangi Valley. Rest I will let my pictures speak for me.
We crossed the top around 1 pm and as we entered the other side of valley weather turned quite nasty and we encountered a hail drizzle for next hour or so untill we reach Bhagotu Nala check post. After having some snacks we continued our journey deep into the valley which had stored amazing views and lots of adventure.
We reached near Killar diversion around 5 o clock and decided to carry on towards Udaipur as Keylong Leh was also on cards, decided to leave Killar and surroundings for the next visit to the valley. The Udaipur Killar section is 80 kms on papers but believe me thats just on paper. Its the most worst roads I have traveled on. We decided to head till the dawn and in next 2 hours we reached a place called Shaur where we had our dinner a local cooked yummy Mutton and chapati and we camped at Forest rest house just few minutes away from the village. we couldn’t find room in rest house as it was Panchayat polling day so all rooms were booked for the polling parties. It was fun day.
Few more clicks till Shaur.
Video of Sach Pass drive
So our plan for next day were decided and its gonna be long day sa we decided to hit Leh headquaters from the point where we staying. Udaipur was 50 odd kms from the place we stayed and another 400 kms odd Himalayan kms in a day would be a huge task.
What adventures are stored will be taken in next post.
Part 2 HERE
Part 3 HERE