Sural is situated at an altitude of around 10,500 feet above sea level.
Sural trek is an ideal base camp for a number of trekking trails, and a paradise for trekking enthusiasts.
The main villages of Sural are Kanwas, Ganmas, Rusmas, Sural, Tai and Sural Bhatori.
Sural trek is divided into two villages-inner and outer, and it houses a Buddhist temple and monastery.
There is a magnificent waterfall a few km from Sural Bhatori, and from the waterfall a trail leads to Zanskar.
You can also trek to Tath, a lake situated right above Dharwas.
Exact Location: Part of Pangi Valley, Sural sub-valley is located 22 km from Killar in Chamba district.
Nearest Town: Killar (22 km)
How to Reach
From Killar, the usual way to reach Sural is via Dharwas.
Turn north-west from Kilar, and cross Lujal Nala to reach Dharwas. There is a PWD rest house in Dharwas, and from the rest house an uphill trekking route takes you to a school.
Reaching school, turn right and cross the Chaloti and Anch villages to enter Sural Valley.
In Pangi Valley, a 170 km road link from Chamba to Killar via Saach-pass provides the road connectivity. 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.
Railway Station: The nearest railhead is at Pathankot in the state of Punjab.
Airport: The nearest airport is the Gaggal airport.
- For nearly six months, the sub-valley remains under a thick cover of snow.
Best Time to Visit: August to September
Dharwas: Dharwas is located on the Dalhousie-Kishtwar trek route, and is the largest and the most populated hamlet in the Pangi Valley.
The village is located at an elevation of around 8000 feet above sea level.
It is considered to be an ideal trekking base and a number of base camps are available here.
Hudan Lake: The snow fed Hudan Lake remains frozen from December to May.
It islocated in Hudan Bhatori, and is located at a distance of 9 km from Sural.
Zanskar Range: This range lies to the north of the main Himalayas, and runs through Lahaul and Spiti district.
The second highest peak of Garhwal region is located here.