Trekking in Findroo and Find Par
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, the two small hamlets of Findroo and Find-Par are located south of Killar at an altitude of around 2287 m.They are located on either sides of Chandrbagha River (Chenab) - facing each other on the either side of the river.
These beautiful villages are perfect destination for pitching your camp, and enjoying the scenic surroundings around Chenab.Also, you can go trekking from here to other destinations in Pangi valley.
The river flows in its widest part near Findroo. The river - bankless for the most part in the valley- has a small sand-bed at Findroo. Visitors to Killar and Sach rest in Findroo before moving further.
The trekking trail leading to Parmar sub-valley via Gowari village starts from Findroo.
A Jhula (swinging bridge) is available to cross over to Find-Par.
From Find-Par, a trekker can head towards Mindhai village where the famous temple dedicated to Chamunda Devi is located.
State: Himachal Pradesh
Exact Location: Findroo is located 10 km from Killar, and Find-Par 11 km 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 Findroo, you move on the Sansari-Killar-Thirot (S.K.T) road upstream Chenab River.
In Pangi Valley, 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, this road is suitable for jeep ride.
By Rail: The nearest railhead is at Pathankot in the state of Punjab.
By Air: The nearest airport is the Gaggal airport.
Mindhal: Mindhal is located 17 km from Killar and is at an altitude of around 8000 feet. Its on the left bank of the Chenab River.
This village houses the revered Chamunda Devi temple. Annually, two fairs, called Milyath and Sarjaat, are organised here.
There is a rest house close to the Mindhal village. From Find-Par, a trekking trail leads you to this village.
Sach Village: From here, two major trekking trails originate.
While one goes towards the Saichu sub-valley, the other leads you to Parmar sub-valley.
Sach Village is located at an elevation of 2600 m above sea level.
Killar: Killar is the headquarters of the Pangi valley. It 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.
Keep in your Trek Bag:
- Walking stick
- Hiking shoes
- Woolen clothes
- Water, juices, snacks
- Electric torch
- Medical kit
- A good compass
- An extra pair of clothes
- Breakfast and Lunch
- Adventure Expert Charges
- Adventure Equipment Charges
- Trip Manager & Facilitator Charges
- Anything other than specified
- Any transportation (other than specified)
- Meal plan (other than specified)
- Insurance (Medi-claim, lost baggage & any other)