Ride to Mini Switzeland

Ride Finished

Ride Origin: 
Ride Destination : 
Start Date: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 05:00
End Date: 
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 22:00
Total Distance: 
1600
Total Number of Days: 
5
Road Type: 
Ride Description: 

Saach Pass is a (4420 m/14500 ft) high mountain pass in Chamba District, Himachal Pradesh, India on the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. It is 127 km (79 mi) from the District Headquarters. It connects the Chamba valley with the Pangi valleys of Himachal Pradesh, India..

Overview

The pass is open from June or early July to mid October. The road is narrow and unmetalled. It is the gateway to the Pangi Valley. It is the shortest route from Chamba to the Killar (170 km). Other routes are Chamba-Manali-Killar(680 KM) and Chamba-Jammu-Doda-Gulabgarh-Killar(570 KM). Which are very long routes if compared to the Chamba-Sach Pass-Killar route.

History

1998 Chamba massacre also took place at Satrundi & Kalaban when 35 Hindus, mostly labourers were shot down by terrorists, and 11 were injured. They were working for this Saach Pass road. Reason being lack of security but now whole area is under surveillance and is now getting more popular among trekkers and tourists.

Importance

It is the shortest route to Killar. With the completion of this road(Sach Pass) the distance from Pathankot to Leh via Saach pass has been reduced to 670 K.M. While the distance from Pathankot to Leh via Manali is 800 km (497 mi). So this road can be used by Indian Army.


Content From : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saach_Pass

Day wise Itinerary :

  • Day 1 : 01st October - Noida - Pathankot - Dalhousie - 586 KM
  • Day 2 : 02nd October - Dalhausie - Khajiyar - Sach Pass - Killar - 189 KM
  • Day 3 : 03rd October - Killar - Keylong - Rohtang Paas - Manali - 230 Km
  • Day 4 : 04rt October - Manali -Delhi - 230 Km
  • Day 5 : 05th October - Back Up Day

What need to carry

    Documents
    • Bike RC Original
    • Bike Insurance Copy
    • Bike PUC Certificate
    • ID Proof
    • 3 Photographs

    Spare Parts

    • Spare Tubes
    • Spare Clutch Wire and Accelerator Wire
    • Fuse

    RULES AND REGULATIONS

    It is to inform all Riders that we try to keep rules and regulations to the minimum unless when necessary for the harmony and safety of the individual or group. However we expect the few that we have , should be followed very strictly during the trip.

    • INTOXICATION : We do not tolerate any form of intoxication when on the bike.
    • CONDUCT : Riders are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that preserve their dignity and others riders.
    • ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY : Riders must try and ensure that we maintain the sancity of the region we are passing through and will not tolerate any form of littering or other damaging actions.
    • MEDICAL ADVICE : If you are under medical treatment we expect you to follow the medical advice very strictly . And you will keep your first aid medicines with you.

    RIDING RULES

    • Rider must always wear a full face helmet while riding.
    • Rider should have a valid driving licence for riding motorcycle.
    • The motorcycle should have valid registration, insurance and PUC certificate and the originals should always be carried on person while riding.
    • Riders must keep adequate distance from other riders and close overtaking is prohibited.
    • All Riders must ride with another fellow rider at all times, no any rider may be alone in route.
    • All riders are expected to ride ahead of the MODERATOR ( Lead Rider ) and back of the NAVIGATOR and should ensure that they do not prolong stops to an extent which delays the whole group unduly.
    • While passing through inhabited areas rider should slow down to give right of way to the local resident and pedestrian.

    CAMP AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATION RULES

    • Riders should not walk bare footed , even inside the camping area or hotel accommodation
    • PANCTUALITY We will start early every morning and all riders must adhere to the timings given by the Lead Rider.
    • At the end of the day’s ride , every rider should first inspect their motorcycle and report any issue to the Moderator.
    • Any conduct found compromising your individual or group safety will not be tolerated.

    RIDE SAFE

Riding Route: