This will be a dedicated post for Sach Pass status 2018. Like last year, I will continue updating the status on opening and closing of the pass; along with the road conditions as the year progresses. Apart from the blog post here, I will also start a sticky thread at our Community Forum where other members of the forum can also shared their updates. If you have a more recent update than the one provided here, please do share it either in the comments section below or at the forum post; Sach Pass Road Status 2018
Current Sach Pass Status 2018: Closed
Update: January 26th
The long dry spell this winter finally broke this week with entire Himachal receiving snow all around. Keylong was coldest in the region with minimum temperature settling at -5.8 degrees C, Kalpa -3 degrees and Manali -0.6 degrees and and Dalhousie at -0.8 degrees. Even reaching until Bairagarh from Chamba side can be a bit difficult due to the recent snowfall.
Update: January 1st
This year has seen very little snow all across the Himalayan region but Sach Pass like always is an exception; after several spells of snowfall. If you are going from Chamba side, you can only go as far as Bairagah and that too is doubtful. You will not be allowed post Bairagarh check post. If you want to see snow, you will see none as of now because it has not snowed in lower areas including Bairagarh. From Manali side, you cannot go any beyond than Manali as Rohtang Pass remains closed. However due to less snow, if it continues this way, the pass may get open a bit early this year. To be on a safer side however, plan only for 1st week of June for now.
Sach Pass Status 2018
Sach Pass usually gets closed by mid to late October after it starts to snow all across the region. This year however, much toe everyone’s surprise; Sach Pass is still open for locals to commute. There have been a few spells of light snowfall but not much that can force the authorities to close the pass.
However, it is not at all safe to travel on this right now. Locals are doing it but then for them, the roads here are an everyday business. For tourists, travelling across the pass right now is quite dangerous. It can snow heavy anytime now post which the pass will close. Taking the risk right now of traveling this way is unnecessary with a high chance of getting stuck and stranded. There will definitely be some snow, frost and black ice on the road which post a very serious threat.
I hope the information above on was of help. If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section below or at our Community Forum and I will be glad to answer.