Saichu Chask Bhatori Trek route leads you through dense forest predominantly comprising of deodar trees. Chask Bhatori is 13 km from Saichu via Chasak. From Saichu to Chasak, you cross verdant surroundings. However, the trail leading you to Chaska Bhatori via Chask village is devoid of any vegetation, the landscape is barren.
From Chask village to Chaska Bhatori, you gradually ascend along the right bank of Chasak nallah, and pass through the Murch village, which is located between two glacier points. The trekking trail from Murch leads you to Chasak Bhatori village along the left bank of Chasak nalla.
Chasak Bhatori is located at an altitude of 12,000 ft. It houses a small Buddhist Gompa. There are nine houses in Bhatori and inhabitants belong to the Bhots tribe.
Exact Location: Chask Bhatori is situated in the Pangi tribal part of the Bharmour village. District: Chamba.
Nearest Town: Bharmour.
How to Reach
From Killar till Sach Ghrat, follow the Sansari-Killar-Thirot route upstream Chenab river. There is a mule path till Sach village, which has been connected with a motorable road. This road link is operational till Saichu. You can trek from Sach village to reach Saichu via Hillaur.
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
The nearest railhead is in Pathankot and the nearest airport is the Gaggal airport.
Trek Length: 13 km
Best Time to Visit: May to June and October to September.
Things to Carry
- Walking stick
- Hiking shoes
- Woolen clothes
- Water and snacks
- Medical kit
Other Attractions in the Vicinity
Kugti: Kugti is located at an altitude of 5040 m above sea level and offers a challenging trekking trail from Bharmaur to Keylong. The rest house offers a spectacular view of the coniferous forests. One can visit the temple of Keylong Wazir, which is located at a distance of 2 km from here.
Dalhousie: This picturesque hill station was built during the British period. It is located at an altitude of 2039 m above sea level. The place is surrounded by alpine vegetation and offers spectacular natural landscape to explore. Some other major attractions in Dalhousie are Jandhri Ghat, Satdhara Springs which has great therapeutic value as it contains mica with medicinal properties; Subhash Baoli and St Francis Church.
Mayar Valley: One can trek further from Chask Bhatori and cross the Gurdhar Pass to reach Mayar Valley. Mayar valley is located in Udaipur sub-division of Lahaul and Spiti district.