My 3-Pass HP Tour > Jalori-Pass, Rohtang-La, Pangi Valley & Sach-Pass
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| Maha Guru Member

My 3-Pass HP Tour > Jalori-Pass, Rohtang-La, Pangi Valley & Sach-Pass

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Last year in the monsoon season (July-August-2011), I did a 3-Pass backpacking tour ... over Jalori-Pass, Rohtang-La and Sach-Pass in Himachal Pradesh.

In the end, the itinerary turned out be:

25th July : Kalka -Shimla (Toy-train)
26th July: Shimla - Narkanda (HRTC Bus)
27th July: Narkanda - Sainj - Jalori - Shoja (HRTC Bus)
28th July: Shoja - Banjara - Aut - Manali (HRTC Bus)
29th July: Manali - Rohtang La - Keylong (HRTC Bus)
30th July: Keylong - Udeypur - Killar (HRTC Bus)
31st July: Killar (rest day)
1st Aug : Killar - SachPass - Chamba (By Share Maxx jeep)
2nd Aug : Chamba - Delhi (HRTC Bus)

Detailed story in my Blog here: https://sites.google.com/site/suhana...46-hp-backpack

Pictures via Flickriver in below links:

1. Shimla-Narkanda-JaloriPass-Shoja-Manali
http://flickriver.com/photos/ks_blue...7627280629293/

2. Manali-RohtangLa-Keylang
http://flickriver.com/photos/ks_blue...7627399329366/

3. Keylang-Udeypur-Killar(Pangi Valley)
http://flickriver.com/photos/ks_blue...7627249940727/

4. Killar-SachPass-Chamba
http://flickriver.com/photos/ks_blue...7627248828475/
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18 Replies

#2
| indianature
Just had a quick cursory glance KS, looks great. Will see it later.

Post some pics here too.
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#3
| ((Dakṣiṇāmūrti))
WoW the pictures of pangi and sach-pass brought back some beautiful memories. The people in PANGI are fantastic. Thanks for the pictures :ThumbsUp The Miyar Nallah is actually little before udaipur on the road side of the mountain. And in pangi the local women wear this. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...5673145&type=3 in lahaul they wear that bavarian kind of dress, its actually introduced by germans.
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#4
| Maha Guru Member
Thanks, snonymous and Lucid.

OK, will post 3-4 pics here later. Selecting 3-4 will be a real tough 'job' for me :rolleyes:
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#5
| indianature
Ha Ha Ha

Who said you had to restrict it to 3-4?
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#6
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: snonymous View Post

Ha Ha Ha

Who said you had to restrict it to 3-4?


Nobody Really :) ... just leaving the option* to the Viewer ... to see the 'rivers' of pictures (in Flickriver) or be satisfied with the 3-4 teaser pictures here!

(* depending on their fancy and the internet speed they have :D )
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#7
| indianature
option* to the Viewer

depending on their fancy and the internet speed they have


He says Cheers !!! Cant argue with that reasoning.
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#8
| Maha Guru Member
Posting some pics from this tour:

The GH at Shoja, below the Jalori Pass, where I stayed 1 night


Our HRTC bus stuck in traffic-jam due to landslides just below Rohtang-La pass


Sunrise view of snow peaks from Keylong Hotel


Chandrabhaga River as we enter Pangi Valley - on way from Keylang to Udeypur:


View as we cross Udeypur and head further West towards Killar


Nearing the top of Sach Pass now (alt: 4250M approx)


Snow banks piled up on either side of track just below the Sach-Pass


The Devi temple at the Sach-Pass top; our Maxx-Jeep pax climb up to offer prayers for safe journey:



Was planning 4 snaps ... but ended up with 8! :)
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#10
| indianature
Lovely photos KS
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#11
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: Lucid View Post

WoW the pictures of pangi and sach-pass brought back some beautiful memories. The people in PANGI are fantastic. Thanks for the pictures :ThumbsUp The Miyar Nallah is actually little before udaipur on the road side of the mountain. And in pangi the local women wear this. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...5673145&type=3 in lahaul they wear that bavarian kind of dress, its actually introduced by germans.


Lucid: I think by 'Bavarian' kind of dress you mean the one the girl is wearing in this Picture?: http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6146/6...8ae93633_b.jpg

Actually, I saw many women in Pangi Valley wearing this sort of dress mostly in dark 'royal' brown/velvet colors with golden embroidery work; the distinguishing feature being a large 'M' cut on the hemline around the side of the knee area.

You are right it looks 'Germaniic' to me too ... but how did come here?
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#12
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I'm thinking of doing this journey in a few weeks. How much does a seat in the jeep cost?
#13
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: PremJi View Post

I'm thinking of doing this journey in a few weeks. How much does a seat in the jeep cost?


It was Rs 500/- per seat, in the Share-Maxx from Killar to Chamba via Sach Pass in August-2011
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#14
| Delicate Daisy
Thank you for sharing your amazing photos, ks_bluechip! :)
#15
| Member
Thank you very much.