Sach Pass Motor Cycle Tour - 14 Days
Sach Pass – Pangi – Killar Motor Cycle Tour
13 Nights – 14 Days
Riding distance : 1000 KMS / 620 MILES. | Best Time : JUNE – SEPTEMBER
Tour Dates : 09TH SEPTEMBER To 22ND SEPTEMBER. | Altitude : 240 M – 4420 M / 790 FT – 14498 FT
DELHI – CHANDIGARH – GOSHAINI – MANALI – KEYLONG – URGUS – UDAIPUR – TRILOKINATH – KILLAR – SACH PASS – CHAMBA – MCLEODGANJ – DHARAMSHALA – PARAGPUR
Sach Pass is (4420 M – 14498 FT) high mountain pass in Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh in India. It connects the Chamba Valley with the Pangi Valleys of Himachal Pradesh. The pass is open from June or early July to mid- October. The road is narrow and un-metalled. Pangi- the snow bound valley- is located in the Mid Himalayan region. It remains cut off for more than six months in a year. Heavy snowfall and semi arctic climate makes living very tough here. Recently, Killar the Headquarter of Pangi has been linked with a jeep able road which, however, remains in use for merely two months in a year due to adverse weather conditions. It is a place where myth is history and mystery is reality. Embarking on this journey is truly the experience worth it- the route is challenging and the landscape breath-taking.
ARRIVE IN DELHI
We will meet you at Delhi Airport and transfer you to your Hotel. Because fellow group members may be arriving on different flights, we will wait to meet the fellow group members on the next day at the breakfast table and the staff at the dinner table.
DELHI –CHANDIGARH – MANDI. (1044 M / 3045 FT) (210 KMS / 4 – 5 HRS)
An early start by Express Train to Chandigarh and then further 5Hrs by small bus to Mandi situated on the banks of river Beasin Himachal Pradesh at an elevation of 3045 Ft. Arrive Mandiby evening.
MANDI – GOSHAINI. (1370 M / 4500 FT) (90 KMS / 2 – 3 HRS).
Post breakfast we’ll hold a briefing to cover safety precautions, touring style, road conditions, and check of personal equipment, with time to select our bikes and become familiar with starting procedures, control layouts and bike handling. Today we have a short ride on the main Manali highway; we will divert our tour before the Tunnel on the small road into the Banjar Valley. We ride through the small road and typical himachal villages to Goshaini at the banks of river Tirthan.
GOSHAINI – MANALI. (2050 M / 6765 FT) (110 KMS / 3 – 4 HRS)
Since the beginning of time Kullu Valley has been known as ‘The Valley of the Gods’. We enjoy one of the most spectacular days of motorcycle touring anywhere in the world today as we run the cliff hanging highway along almost vertical walls of jungle and cascading waterfalls of the Beas River Valley. An all-too-short ride brings us to the Honey Moon resorts town of Manali, with plenty of time to explore the shops and markets.
There is plenty to see around Manali and on the opposite side of the valley along with spectacular views can take you to Naggar castle, the estate and museum of Russian painter Nikolai Roerich and hot springs at Vashisht. Post lunch wecan explore the markets, temples and Tibetan refugee camps of this bustling mountain town.
MANALI – ROHTANG LA (3980 M / 13135 FT) – KEYLONG. (3080 M / 10102 FT) (120 KMS / TIME DURATION WILL BE GIVEN IN MANALI SEEING THE ROAD CONDITION OF ROHTANG PASS)
Think of the Alps and let your imagination expand and go wild, this is the Rohtang-La! After breakfast we start to climb right outside of town, up the most beautiful alpine road on earth. Though not that high a pass for the Himalaya (3980 m), it is certainly one of the most spectacular. We will descend to the Lahaul Valley to meet the Chandra River and continue further to Keylong, head quarters of Lahaul District. After Crossing the Rohtang Pass we’ve entered a whole new world; Tibetan Buddhist monasteries hang off precipices.
KEYLONG – URGOS VIA TRILOKNATH, (2904 M / 9525 FT) (80 KMS ).
Post Breakfast we ride to Urgos enroute visiting the Ancient temple of dedicated to Lord Shiva, Trilokinath worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhist. The road is a metalled and un-metalled both. The villages along the way are charming and you can see the locals working in their fields. 10kms before Udaipur a road on your right takes you to Triloknath. After entering Udaipur we take right after crossing a bridge and enter Miyar Valley. Urgus is about 24kms from here. Some stretches of this route are just magnificent and you will be tempted to stop to take it all in. Urgus is the second last village in the Miyar valley. Khanjar, is on the north being the last and the start point to many interesting treks specially to Zanskar Valley and further to Ladakh.”.
URGOS – KILLAR VIA UDAIPUR . (3080 M / 10102 FT) (120 KMS / 4 – 5 HRS)
Post breakfast we will start our day riding to Killar in Pangi valley en route visiting Mrikula Mata Temple. The road from Udaipur to Killar is un-metalled and very challenging, there are large stretches of bull dust, rocks and keeping the bike stable takes every effort. All along the road there is 100-150m drop and rocky over hangs. The landscape just keeps getting beautiful and beautiful. The distance is not much but the road condition doesn’t allow riding too fast.
AT KILLAR. (3080 M / 10102 FT)
Today we will visit few villages in the Pangi Valley and ride in between the birch trees. During Autumn as the season changes the colours on these trees gives an enchanting view.
KILLAR – SACH PASS (4420 M – 14498 FT) – CHAMBA. (996 M / 3266 FT) (170 KMS / 6 – 7 HRS)
Post Breakfast we start riding to Chamba on the other side of Sach Pass. The road to the pass is totally un-metalled and requires 100% concentration. We cross the bridge over Chenab River and start going uphill. This road is lined with the famous Wild Hazelnut trees of Pangi crossing quite a few streams some big some small. As terrain closer to Sach Pass is rocky. At the Pass there is a small temple dedicated to ‘Jog Wali Mata’. The Valley opens up when we come around the Pass and we can have the view of the full landscape of Chamba valley.
CHAMBA TO MCLEODGANJ. (2082 M / 6831 FT)(128 KMS / 6 – 7 HRS).
Post breakfast we ride uphill to Mcleodganj which lies in the vicinity of His Holiness Dalai Lama en route visiting Khajjiar and Dalhousie.
Post breakfast we will Visit the His Holiness Dalai Lama Temple and the market by foot and then a short ride up hill to visit the Tibetan Children’s Village and St. Johns Church.
MCLEODGANJ – PRAGPUR. (80 KMS / 2 – 3HRS).
Post breakfast we ride to India’s first Certified Heritage Village Pragpur which is nestled in the Kangra valley surrounded by the imposing Dhauladhar range. It is the home of the famous Kangra School of painting and probably the world’s – most certainly India’s – oldest ruling lineage comes from here in the Kangra Valley at an elevation of 2000 Ft.
Transfer to the Airport to board the flight back home.