The land across Sach Pass (4414 meters) is Pangi, a valley full of grandeur and tribal majesty. The native Pangwals and Bhotis are a robust hardworking, handsome people, who keep the valleys unique culture alive in folk songs, music and tribal dances.
Spread over an area of about 1600 sq kms of steep, rocky and tough Himalayan terrain, Pangi is an offbeat and challenging tourist destination. Consisting of Saichu, Hudan, Bhatori and Surai Bhatori valleys that have only recently been opened up for travel as roads penetrate the area. Much of it still has to be covered on foot. Killar, 27 kms from Sach Pass, is the sub-divisional headquarter of Pangi. From here there are a number of exciting and challenging treks to Keylong and Kishtwar in Jammu.
Those headed for Pangi should be travelling in a sturdy off-roading vehicle, be equipped with good quality travelling gear, have spare tyres, food rations, extra gallons of petrol/diesel and need to carry emergency medicines. In those dizzy heights, at many places there is no electricity, no phone connectivity and emergency help may prove hard to come by. Best time to visit the region is between May to October.
Pangi valley 164 km from Chamba.