Pangi Valley runs from East to West .. On the eastern side lies Sach Pass while on the western Edge lies Rohtang Pass. For most part of winters the area is only accessible through the all weather Kishtawar road.
This one image summarises the remoteness and ruggedness of Pangi Valley .. You will need all your skills and experience to take on these dangerous roads ..
4×4 Vehicles is mandatory for this trip – Scorpio / Fortuner / Pajero / VCross / Thar / Gypsy
Chandrabagha is your constant companion right through Pangi Valley
Though the area gives a feel of barren landscape but yet there is dense Deodhar Forest all along the left bank of Chandrabhagha river .. On the right bank you will mostly find shrubs and occasionally apple orchards … It makes the entire topography of the area very unique .. We haven’t come across any other region which gives an arid feel and yet so green ..
For most part of the journey, there is barely enough space for one vehicle. If you encounter another Bus or other vehicle coming from the opposite direction invariably you would have to find a spot where the vehicles can pass. Stay vigilant ..
In between you will find serene patches where you can enjoy the crisp mountain air and the breathtaking views around you
You will cross Many streams ( These pictures are taken in December 2016 ) Hence the streams are just a trickle .. During summer, these streams will provide thrilling adventure
But before you can drive through the beautiful Pangi Valley, you will have to tame the Sach Pass
In early season ( June ) or late Season ( Nov – Dec ) , the road may be covered in Snow so be prepared to clear the snow with shovel and make your own way
This is black ice, it must be dusted with sand in order to negotiate safely
Here the ice is already covered with Sand so its safe but still drive slow and with caution