Dharwas is located at an elevation of 8000 feet above sea level. Its considered to be an ideal trekking base and base camps are available here. Pangi Valley is the remotest and the most captivating valley of Chamba district, and according to Dr. Hutchison, unique in its grandeur and beauty. The valley not only provides great opportunities for trekking enthusiasts but also is blessed with natural and scenic beauty
You can pitch your camp in Dharwas and invigorate yourself, and take a break from the chaotic and smoke filled city life. River Chenab meanders through the village, and hazelnut tree (Thangi) grows in and around this picturesque camping destination.
The place is famous for the natural water spring of mineral water, Tilmili. The trek trail leading to Sural Valley of Pangi and then up to Sanskar starts from Dharwas.
Exact Location: Dharwas is the northernmost village of Himachal Pradesh in Chamba district, and is located around 17 km from Ishriari village
Nearest Town: Killar
How to Reach
The nearest railhead is at Pathankot in the state of Punjab, and the nearest airport is the Gaggal airport. From Kilar, one needs to turn north-west, and cross the Sural Nala (also calleds Lujal Nala), and a level walk trek of 8 km leads you to Dharwas. There are buses and taxis available from Killer.
The road connectivity in Pangi Valley is the 170 km road link from Chamba to Killar via Saach-pass. This is known as Alwas-Killar road and it is part of Ahju khara Mukh “ Chamba “ Tissa- Alwas- Killar road. From Chamba via Tissa Bairagarh and Satrundi, the road is motorable up to Bhatotu and from here to Killar, the road is suitable for jeep ride.
Best Time to Visit: All year around
Killar: Killar is the headquarters of Pangi valley. Its located in the deep and narrow gorge of Chenab River. Mahlu Nallah is said to be the gateway to this village. The place is blessed with incredible natural beauty. Killar is also the base for trekking expedition to Kishtwar, through Umasi la into the Zanskar Valley, and to Keylong and Manali. Dharwas is located 9 km from Killar, and 137 km north east of Chamba.
Luj: Luj is located at an elevation of 7000 feet above sea level. Luj primarily consists of four villages, Udaini, Bishthow, Balwas, and Mangalwas. Udaini houses the Sheetla Devi temple.