Sach Pass Road Status 2018

Discussion in 'Road Status / Maps' started by Vargis Khan, Nov 17, 2017.

  1. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    This will be a dedicated thread for sharing updates on opening and closing of Sach Pass and the condition of the road en route. I will continue sharing the status as the year progresses.If you have traveled on the road recently, please do share any updates that you have in order to help others.
     
  2. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Current Sach Pass Status: CLOSED
     
  3. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Sach Pass remains buried under deep snow as of now. The Satrundi check post has moved to Bairagarh. Traveling from Chamba, you can reach Bairagarh however not beyond that. This year however hasn't seen much snow so far so it is possible that the pass may open a bit early. For now, assume and plan your trip only after June 1st week though.
     
  4. Somya Verma

    Somya Verma New Member

    Thank you for all this information. This is very helpful. We are a group of five people planning to travel to sach pass probably during 9-15 June. Our plan is contingent on whether sach pass will be open or closed at that time. Our trip route will be Day 1: Chandigarh to Kangra, sightseeing at Kangra. Day 2: Kangra to McLeodganj and Chamba, sightseeing. Day 3: Chamba to Killar. Day 4: Killar to Keylong. Day 5: Keylong to Manali and onwards to Chandigarh. Is it doable in a 4x2 Scorpio without taking unnecessary risks? Suggest places to visit after Chamba till Keylong like in Killar etc. Thank you.
     
  5. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    In all probability, Sach Pass will be open towards your dates of travel however the road conditions will be at worst. Expect a lot of slush and water streams caused by melting snow. And yes, you can definitely do the trip in a 4x2 Scorpio but the person at the wheel must know to maneuver his way around.
     
  6. khushal sharma

    khushal sharma New Member

    Yeh I too , planning to go this year to umling la pass via sach pass .

    In 2017 I took my Ford ecosport on the spiti lahaul circuits.

    My query is . Whether I can take Ecosport Desiel to sach pass and then to umling LA pass.

     
  7. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Sach Pass - Yes you can

    Umling La - It will be way too tough and only do it if you are really good at wheel
     
  8. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Rohtang Pass is almost free of snow and should be declared open sometime next week. Amount of snow at Sach Pass top too is comparatively less and if snow clearing operations continue the way they are right now, it should be declared open sometime towards mid to late May.
     

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