SACH PASS TREK

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SACH PASS TREK

TREKKING
14 Nights / 15 Days
includes:
  • transports
  • sight seeing
  • food
  • hotels

HIMACHAL PRADESH, NORTHERN INDIA. Sach Pass trek is one of the most ancient human trails in Himachal. For centuries, people from the Pangi region used the pass to cross over towards Chamba. In old times, as recently as 40-50 years ago, herds of sheep travelling North of Pir Panjal would carry essential supplies like salt on their backs for residents of Pangi. The trail was also famously used by the king of Chamba for surveying his territories across the Pir Panjal. Named after a village Sach Khas on the Pangi side of the pass, Sach Pass has been witness to a lot of change. From sheep carriers to mules to a road starting 2009. While the appeal of the route has definitely gone down over the years, particularly with the road being constructed, the mystical land of Pangi and the Pir Panjals are way too beautiful to lose their appeal just because of a road. In 1960 , when exiled from his home country , 14th Dalai Lama HH Tenzin Gyatso came Dharamasala and settled here at former British cantonment of McLeodgunj. Tibetan Govt. in Exile is functioning from this place since 1960s. The trek in Dhauladhar range , starts from this historic town and Dharamsala and finishes in hill town of Manali. Best time to travel - April to September.

DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHI

Arrive Delhi. Met on arrival at Delhi international airport and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 2: DELHI - CHANDIGARH - DHARAMSALA

Morning transfer to railway station to board train to Chakki Bank. Met on arrival at railway station and drive (110 hr) to Dharamsala (1250 mt). Arrive by late evening and check-into hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 3: DHARAMSALA

Morning free for independent activities. After lunch proceed for sightseeing. Dharamsala is divided into Upper and Lower towns and the altitude varies from 1250 mt - 2000 mt. It is also the seat of His Holiness Dalai Lama and his Government in exile. Mecleod Ganj (1730 mt) in the upper Dharamsala is called the "Little Lhasa of India". Overnight stay in hotel.

DAY 4: DHARAMSALA - CHAMBA

Morning drive (270 km) to reach Chamba (1900 mt). Chamba is the western most district of Himachal Pradesh. The river Chenab runs in the north and river Ravi in the south. In the centre of the town there is a spacious play ground called the Chowgan, a grassy feild of about 805 M in length and 73 M in width. Chamba has a number of richly carved temples. Arrive and overnight stay at Tourist Bungalow.

DAY 5: CHAMBA - TRAILA

Morning drive to reach Traila (2500 mt) by covering approx 145 kms in 4 hrs. From Chamba you will enter the Pangi valley which is a land of pretty faces, beautiful dances and scenic splendour. Mainly two communities, namely Pangwala and Bhots inhabit this valley. Arrive and overnight stay at Tourist Bungalow.

DAY 6: TRAILA - SATRUNDI

Start first day's trek to Satrundi (2900 mt) by covering approx 15 km via a small village Bhanodi. Trek passes through forest trail with gradual ascent and descent upto Satrundi. Arrive Satrundi and overnight stay in Tents.

DAY 7: SATRUNDI - SACH PASS - BINDRABANI

Trek to reach Bindrabani (2750 mt) and cross Sach Pass (4500 mt) a steep ascent from Satrundi. The pass offers splendid view of high mountains and many virgin peaks and hanging glaciers. Cross glacier to arrive Bindrabani. Set-up camp for overnight stay.

DAY 8: BINDRABANI - KILLAR

Trek to Killar (2400 mt) which is situated amidst criss-crossing trails in a deep and narrow gorge of Chenab River. Overnight stay in tented camp.

DAY 9: KILLAR - PURTHI

Morning trek to Purthi (2200 M) by covering appox 24 kms in 7 hrs. After covering appox 7 kms trail turns east for Purthi. Purthi is a very beautiful place known for one of the best forest nursuries and historical Rest House on the right bank of Chandra Bhaga. Arrive Purthi and overnight stay in Tents.

DAY 10: PURTHI - RAOLI

Morning start trekking to reach Raoli by covering appox 14 kms in 5 hrs. Trail has a moderate ascents and descents. We cross the Chandra Bhaga river on a rope bridge. Reach Raoli (2000 M) and overnight stay in Tents.

DAY 11: RAOLI - MANALI

Morning drive early to reach Manali (1920 M) via Keylong by covering appox 240 kms in 6 hrs. Lunch enroute. Arrive Manali and overnight stay in hotel.

DAY 12: MANALI

Morning free to explore. Afternoon visit Hidimba Temple, Vashisht hotspring and Mountaineering Institute etc. Overnight stay in hotel.

DAY 13: MANALI - CHANDIGARH

Morning drive to Chandigarh. On arrival check-into hotel. If time permits, enjoy the evening at Lake club.

DAY 14: CHANDIGARH - DELHI

Visit Rock Garden in the morning. In the afternoon drive back to Delhi (240 km). On arrival check-into hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 15: DEPART DELHI

Day at leisure to explore Delhi on your own. Later transfer to airport for flight to onward destination.

INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation on Dbl/Twin Sharing Rooms in hotels/guest house and tents as per program
  • Meals as per the above itinerary.
  • Services of Local Guide for the trekking as per the itinerary.
  • One-time entrances to the monuments as per the itinerary
  • Transport will be using air conditioned tourist vehicle (ac will not work on hilly area)
  • Trekking equipment.
  • All current Government taxes are included in the above price, which are subject to change without any notice.

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Anything that is not mentioned in the INCLUSION

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Payment Options

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Rights to amend the itinerary if required

Tour once commenced will strictly go as per the itinerary finalised. In case of events and circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to change all or parts of the contents of the itinerary for safety and well being of our esteemed passengers.

Policy Regarding Cancellation / No Show / Early Departure

In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:

  • 30 days & prior to arrival – 10% of the tour/service cost.
  • 20 days to 18 days prior to arrival – 20% of the tour/service cost.
  • 14 days to 16 days prior to arrival – 25% of the tour/service cost.
  • 10 days to 08 days prior to arrival – 50% of the tour/service cost.
  • 07 days & less, prior to arrival or no show – NO REFUND.

Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.

Refund

In case you cancel the trip after commencement refund would be restricted to a limited amount that too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation and missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.

Where as in case of Cancellation before the commencement, it will take atleast two weeks time to refund the said amount.

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Please note that after the finalization of the tour/service cost, if there are any hikes in entrance fees of monuments/museums, taxes, fuel cost or guide charges by the Govt. of India, the same would be charged as extra.

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All itineraries are sample itineraries, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before the tour or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort & general well being.

Our rates are based on the prevailing rates as negotiated by us with the hotels, airlines etc. Hotels and Airlines retain the right to modify the rates without notice. In case of such changes the rates quoted before the modification, can be changed by us according to the modifications by hotels or airlines. All hotel bookings are based on usual check in and checkout time of the hotels until unless indicated in the itinerary.

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We do not have any insurance policy covering the expenses for accident, sickness, loss due to theft, or any other reasons. Visitors are advised to seek such insurance arrangements in their home country. All baggage & personal property/s at all times are at the client’s risk.

Passports & Visas

To travel to India from overseas countries except for the citizen of Nepal & Bhutan, one needs a 06 months valid passport and a valid Visa. And processing of Passport and Visa are not included in the tour cost.

Health

Any person who has a contagious disease is forbidden to travel, any person found during the tour with such a disease will be asked to leave the tour and will have to make their own arrangements to return home.