This road is known as “one of the most dangerous roads in the world” because of its narrowness, rough and rocky surface for several miles at single stretch, uncertain road blocks, possibilities of rock falling and cliffhanging position where one can see River Chanderbhaga (Chenab) flowing thousands of feet down surely creating a genuine fear.
We take overnight train to reach Pathankot from Delhi.
We reach Pathankot in the morning and check into a hotel for wash and change. You will get your motorcycles in this hotel and after getting technical descriptions and traffic rules, we ride to Chamba, a beautiful Himalayan town.
Bairagarh is the outer region of Chamba, a part of Tissa Tehsil which is our destination of the day. We stop at Tissa on the way and move about 27 Kms more further to reach Bairagarh. The journey is scenic and at some stretches landslides can be observed especially during the rainy season. Bairagarh village is the last big village on approach to Sach Pass that connects Chamba with Pangi Valley along Chander Bhaga River. Shepherds reach Bairagarh crossing Cheni Pass from Pangi region for ancient times and the tradition is still in practice along with the special rituals related to the local deities. We stop at a guest house in Bairagarh for the night.
Morning we start to Killar crossing Sach Pass, considering that this route is also listed in the world’s most dangerous roads. We drive about 19 Kms and reach another beautiful hamlet called Satrundi which is not only scenic but a base for some popular trekking routes. The route is steep and rocky, fast flowing streams coming down from the hilltops add nightmare but the scenic beauty all around is truly compelling. The road from Bairagarh to Satrundi passes through a dense forest of deodar which is called “black forest” due to the thickness of trees whereas the several wildflowers are visible all around the way. About 14 Kms uphill drive takes us to Sach Pass where the forest disappear and finally even the alpine grasses also move out of sight replacing boulders and snow most of the times at top. The Sach Pass top has a small temple and a small tea shop for the travelers to worship and have a hot cup of tea. We drive down now on the other side of Sach Pass through Bagotu and reach Killar, our destination of the day.
We make an early move from Killar and after few kilometers we leave the road that moves to Sach Pass and continue driving straight. The drive is all along Chander Bhaga River (Chenab) which is visible in a deep and narrow gorge most of the way till Kishtwar. After few kilometers we reach the first village Luj which is a cluster of four small villages and we make our next stop at a police check post to register our vehicles on desolate roadside. After construction of Sach Pass, the frequency of vehicles has decreased drastically on this road. Moving through a thick forest we reach Sansari Nalla on the banks of Chander Bhaga River (Chenab). After Sansari Nalla, we face rocky steep ascent with dusty hairpin bends where our machines need to utilize really good power. The steep rocky ascent ends at the fist village of Jammu & Kashmir on this side named, Ishtiyari. We stop here for a tea break before we enter into about fifteen kilometers cliffhanging till another village Tiari. The road is carved from the middle of huge cliffs after blasting these and Chander Bhaga River flows extremely deep down in a gorge. The distance is less but the road is extremely challenging in all manners so we take remarkably much time to reach Tiari, where a cup of tea is nothing less than a reward. Gulabgarh is 20 kilometers from here which looks like a big town with hotels, restaurants, mosques and monasteries; we don’t stop here but continue to Kishtwar, another 70 Kms drive.
Covering Doda, Udhampur and Chenani Nashri Tunnel we reach Jammu.
Once you reach Delhi, we will transfer you to your hotel and later to the airport for further journey.
- Administrative coordination with local administration
- Airport to airport transportation & office support
- Hotels on twin sharing from Delhi to Delhi
- All hotels on half board except Delhi
- 500 CC Royal Enfield motorcycle
- Experienced accompanying escort with local knowledge & personal relations
- All sightseeing as per the program
- 24 X 7 communication connection with our office
- Medical kit & oxygen
- Support vehicle
- Basic spares
- Air travel, air/ land rescue
- Personal level expenditures
What can you book on additional cost/ rent?
- Discount for pillion riders
- Solar battery chargers
- Mechanic & spares
- Sightseeing of Agra and Rajasthan or any other place after completion of your main trip.
- Insurance – click here to get yourself insured
Payment can be made through cards/ online and wire transfer to our bank.
We charge 25% of the total tour cost at the time of booking and rest 45 days prior to your arrival in India.
If cancellation is made before 60 days, full amount will be returned after deduction of applicable taxes and 5% processing charges. If cancellation is made before 45 days, we refund you 50% of your deposit and if the cancellation is made before/during 30 day prior to arrival, the whole payment deposit will forfeit.
No refund, cancellation or compensation will be paid back to the client in case of any reason caused by natural disaster, war, terrorism, weather etc.
Change in the itinerary
If you make any changes in the itinerary after booking of the tour, additional cost will be charged wherever and however necessary. This will imply even the itinerary is changed because of bad weather, cancellation of connecting flights, road blocks or any other natural / man- made situation.
Medical, rescue and evacuation
You must get your insurance done well in advance. In case of any land/ air rescue/ evacuation services provided by us will be charged from you. It may include hotels, transportation, food, doctors, helicopters, porters, hospital service etc. We don’t take any responsibility of your baggage and other belongings.
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We provide 4/5 star hotels in Delhi and 3 star hotels in Bagdogra, Darjeeling, Ziro, Rishikesh, Nainital, Manali and Leh. The hotels in Uttarkashi, Almora, Gangotri, Zanskar, Kargil and other places will be mixture of best available hotels/ guest houses/ home stays. These are the cities and towns on the way to 90% of our journeys.
The hotels in Delhi will be offered on room+ breakfast basis and hotels in Himalayan cities will be offered on room + breakfast + dinner basis and in remote areas it will include all meals. The camping days will offer all meals. (We provide base camp food for 5- 7 days to the groups on climbing expeditions and all meals at BC to LO and cook + kitchen helper during such expeditions). Our cost includes food for the porters and horse/ mule handling persons too during trekking. Our cooks are trekking for more than 20 years with our groups and they are expert in serving you delicious and nutritious food during trekking. We have made certain experiences with Himalayan Herbs which keep the body warm at high altitude and the cooks offer you variety of cuisine, cakes and breads. If you have any special choice of food, you are welcome to send the list before the tour. If you need gluten free diet or any special requirement, kindly convey well in time.
We use different kind of transportation in different cities/ terrain starting from large and small AC coaches to Tempo Travelers, Toyota Innova cars and other 4WD cars. We offer powerful support vehicles for your luggage and our camping gears wherever necessary.
We have good experience of handling Cargo in India if you are planning to send equipment and food in case of big groups and expeditions from your country.
Our porters are trained in carrying trekking/ expedition material. Our High Altitude porters are experienced in climbing up with the teams and fix ropes. Low Altitude Porters carry your equipment and food till Base Camp. Every Low Altitude Porter group is led by a captain to avoid any kind of inconvenience during the trekking period. Horse- men are also experienced in the mountains and when there were no emails and phones in our region, they never forgot to reach to the loading points conveyed to them one year ago by the departing group tour leader.
Kindly click here to get whole list, you can consult your climbing instructors in your country and email us to finalize the list of equipment according to your expedition.
Our escorts and guides are passionate and trained. Trekking guides and exploratory trip escorts understand your requirements and at same time climbing guides and mountain Sherpas add all possible scope of success in your expeditions. Our climbing guides remain occupy in Indian peaks and Nepalese peaks equally so if you are not planning an alpine style expedition, it is always advisable to book you guide well in time.
We enjoy a great community back up and support in entire Himalayan region because we belong to these mountains and have best references everywhere. This community support works a lot in any last minute requirement, natural hazards or passing communication.