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Sach Pass Trek Overview

The Sach Pass trek is one of the most challenging treks in Himachal Pradesh that entices hikers with its unforgettable adventure through steep curves and strenuous terrain. It rewards them with the picturesque view of snow-covered mountains as well as the traditional colours of the isolated settlements nestled in the highlands. The Sach Pass trekking trail passes through old temples, orchards, whispering streams, deep forests, and lovely green sceneries, adding to the allure of the journey.

The Sach Pass trek that commences in Dharamshala, lets you traverse through Chamba, Tarila and Bhanodi which is a small hamlet and has progressively descending and ascending trail. The mountain pass offers a stunning view of the far-off peaks and snow-covered mountains and also has frozen trails to Bindrabani. Reach your final destination i.e. Manali which is 1920 metres above sea level, after passing through Purthi and Raoli at 2,000 metres. Go for Sach Pass trek which is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich culture and take in the panoramic views while also satiating the adventurous soul in you.

Quick Facts of Sach Pass Trek

sach pass trek

Maximum altitude: 14925 feet

Grade: Difficult

Duration: Eight days

Trekking distance: 60 kilometers

Rail head: Dharamshala Railway Sation

Airport: Gaggal Airport, Dharamshala

Snow Season: January and February

Service from: Dharamshala

Base camp: Traila

Best season: May to June & September to October

Region: Himachal

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Sach Pass Trek Itinerary

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Day 7
Day 8

Dharamshala to Chamba (1900 m)

Drive: 270 kms

  • Arrive at the Dharamshala Bus Stand by 9:00 am on the first day of your Sach Pass Snow Trek and get picked up by our driver in a comfortable vehicle.

  • Enjoy a scenic ride of 240 km from Dharamshala to Chamba.

  • Check into your Chamba Guest house and spend the day exploring this charming town noted for the Chenab and Ravi rivers and numerous exquisitely carved temples.

  • Have your dinner and retire in your cosy bed.

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What to Pack for Sach Pass Trek?

Essentials
Clothes & Gears
Medical Kit

  • Backpack (50 to 60 litres): A strongly built backpack with good support and a rain cover

  • Daypack (20 litres): To offload your backpack

  • Sturdy Trekking Shoes: With good grip and ankle support

  • Hiking Pole: For steep sections

  • Water Bottles: 2 of 1 litre each

  • Personal Toiletry Kit: Sunscreen, toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitiser etc.

  • Sunglasses

  • Torch headlight

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Know Before You Go for Sach Pass Trek

How to Reach
Trekking routes
Important Tips for trekkers

By Air: The Gaggal or Dharamsala-Kangra airport, which serves flights from Delhi, Chandigarh, and Kullu, is the closest air terminal. Private taxis, public transportation, and private Volvo transportation are available from there to take you from Dharamsala to Chamba.

By Train: The closest rail hub is Pathankot's "Chakki Bank" station, which connects to a number of major cities like Chandigarh and Delhi. Private taxis, government-run buses, or private buses can be hired from there to Chamba.

By Road: Volvo and Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) buses regularly run between Dharamshala and Chamba from Delhi, Chandigarh, and other nearby states.

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FAQs of Sach Pass Trek

Are there horses available for offloading at Sach Pass Trek?

On the Sach Pass Snow trek, porters and mules are utilised to transport camping gear and food, but not for offloading. As you will have to carry your luggage by yourself, it is strongly advised that you pack as little as possible.

Where is the Sach Pass located?

The Sach Pass is nestled in the Himalayan Pir-Panjal ranges in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba region. The pass links the Chamba valley with the Pangi and Lahaul valleys.

How difficult is the Sach Pass Trek?

The Sach Pass Trek is one of the moderate to difficult alpine treks in the Indian Himalayan belt. It is only advised for seasoned hikers with previous high-altitude hiking experience because it demands substantial acclimatisation and fitness.

What is the best time to do Sach Pass Trek?

The best times to embark on a Sach Pass Trek are May to June and Sept to Oct for the most favourable weather conditions. The temperature remains between 10 and 15 degrees during the day and 2 to 5 degrees at night during these months, making them suitable for hiking.

What is the highest altitude of the Sach Pass Trek?

Sach Pass Snow Trek takes you up to an approximate altitude of 4550 metres (14925 feet), rewarding you with vistas of the Pir Panjal range, snow-covered peaks, and dangling glaciers.

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