Saach Pass in Himachal opens for traffic

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Saach Pass situated at a height of 14,563 ft connecting Chamba with Pangi valley in Himachal Pradesh has been opened for traffic for the year 2012. With the opening of the pass traffic has been restored between Killar in Pangi to district headquarter Chamba. Tourists can also now travel to Killar and onwards to Trilokinath and Keylong in Lahaul valley.

This year there was 35-40 ft of snow around Saach Pass and the work to open the road took three months to complete. Saach Pass lies in the Pir Panjal ranges of the Himalayas which stretches to Jammu and Kashmir.

Saach Pass unfolds the hidden world of Pangi valley. One can travel via Saach Pass to Killar. From Killar one can travel to Kishtwar in J&K and by other route to Keylong via Udaipir and Trilokinath. The entire route from Killar onwards is along the river Chanderbhaga which later becomes Chenab.

The roads here are in bad condition, no mettaled or tarred road, and only 4×4 vehicles are suggested for traveling. Basic accomodation can be found at Killar for the night stay.

The area remains closed for over 6 months as Saach Pass closes by November due to snowfall.


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