Sach village is said to be the getaway to the magnificent Saichu Valley.
Sach is also an ideal destination for campers who would like to pitch their camp and enjoy a serene invigorating atmosphere. There is a rest house at Sach. There are a number of temples behind the rest house, and annually a fair is held in open space around the temples. Sach is seen as an ideal destination for night halt when trekking to or from Saichu.
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.
In Pangi Valley, Sach is located at an altitude of 8000 feet above sea level, and is situated South of Killar. From here, two major trekking trails originate. While one goes towards the Saichu sub-valley, the other trail leads you to Parmar sub-valley.
Exact Location: Its located 13 km from Killar in Chamba district.
Nearest Town: Killar
How to Reach
There are three approaches to Pangi valley. First: from Manali to Killar by road; second: from Jammu-Kistwar-Killar by road; and the third is from Chamba to Killar over Sach Pass.
From Killar to Sach Gharat via Findroo, you follow the Sansari-Killar-Thirot (S.K.T) road upstream river Chenab. The road from Findroo to Sach Gharat is almost level. Sach Ghrat is linked with Sach by a well-defined trail that passes through dense forest. After the Parmar nallah, its an uphill trek that takes you to Sach village.
A 170 km road links Chamba to Killar via Saach-pass by road. Also known as Alwas-Killar road, 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.
The nearest railhead is at Pathankot in the state of Punjab, and the nearest airport is the Gaggal airport.
Things to Carry
- Walking stick
- Hiking shoes
- Woolen clothes
- Water, juices, snacks
- Electric torch
- Medical kit
- A good compass
- An extra pair of clothes
Other Attractions in the Vicinity
Findroo and Find-Par: The two villages of Findroo and Find-Par are located on either sides of Chandrbagha River (Chenab). The trekking trail leading to Parmar sub-valley via Gowari village originates from Findro. From Find-Par, a trekker can head towards Mindhai village where the famous temple dedicated to Chamunda Devi is located.
Killar: The headquarters of the Pangi valley Killar is 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.
Sidh Mandir: It is a highly captivating destination that houses a small temple. The temple is bounded by thick grove. A Kiryuni nallah flow close by and meets River Chenab at this place. From here, a steep trail leads you to Kiryuni village.