Sach Pass Status 2024 – Sach Pass Road Status

by Vargis.Khan

The current Sach Pass status is open from both the Killar and Bairagarh sides. The road was declared closed for vehicular traffic in the month of October but is now open for all kinds of traffic. Similarly, the road from Tandi to Kishtwar via Killar is open as well. Sinthan top is also open. You can travel to Kishtwar and cross Sach to get to Killar and Tandi. Planning a trip to Sach Pass is now definitely possible.

If you have any questions, you can contact me on Instagram to chat with me or subscribe to my YouTube channel and ask a question there to get the latest status on the road.

If you are planning on visiting Sach Pass next year, then I recommend taking a look at the following posts for information on how you can best plan your trip.

Sach Pass is usually the last pass to be declared open sometime in June. It is also the first one to receive snow and get closed by late September or early October.

Sach Pass Road Status Today = CLOSED

Route Status
Dalhousie to Sach Pass Closed
Kishtwar Killar Road Closed
Keylong to Sach Pass Closed

sach pass status 2020

How far is Sach pass from Dalhousie?

Sach Pass is approximately 150 kilometers from Dalhousie. However, a day trip from Dalhousie to the pass and back can be made. You must ensure to start from Dalhousie to back it back by late evening.

Is Sach pass open in December?

No, Sach Pass remains closed in December.


I hope the information on Sach Pass Status was of help.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section below. You can also contact me on Instagram to chat with me live or subscribe to my YouTube channel and ask a question there.

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Souvik Biswas June 10, 2024 - 11:51 am

Hi sir,
We are planning for sach and zanskar on 30th July – 15th august, what will be the climate situation then ?
Is that the right time for visiting?

Vinod Shukla April 7, 2024 - 5:33 pm

I want to go sach pass on 20 June from pathankot by bus, want taxi from Dalhousie or bairagarh to sach pass and also accomodation nearby , can u help ?

Deependra Singh Naruka May 25, 2024 - 7:25 am

हैलो सर क्या मैं इस साल 10 जून को सच पास और क़िलाड किश्तवाड रोड बाइक से कर सकता हूँ

Souvik Biswas April 3, 2024 - 6:59 pm


Balaji Srinivasan March 25, 2024 - 11:59 am

I plan to be in Chamba mid April. I realise Sach Pass might be closed for road traffic but is it possible to trek from Bairagarh to Killar by the end of April?

Vargis.Khan March 29, 2024 - 1:14 pm

No, the cops won’t let you go unless the road is officially open

Joyasish Ghosh May 2, 2024 - 5:52 am

Can I travel chamba to Killar via sach pass on 8th June, 2024?

Gaurav Sharma December 17, 2023 - 2:04 pm

I am planning a road trip in may 2 week. how much chances to road open Dalhousie to Killar to kishtwar

Mantij bharwaj September 30, 2023 - 8:04 pm

Is Sach pass currect open for October first week i going from haryana from 1 octuber & reach there by 2nd octuber pl let me know

Vargis.Khan October 2, 2023 - 7:21 am

It snowed in the region around in the last couple of days. Not safe to travel anymore really

Dorothy Rami September 27, 2023 - 8:31 pm

Hi Vargis,
We are planning for Saach Pass from Delhi this 30th Sept, will it be opened by now?

Vargis.Khan September 28, 2023 - 7:13 am

It is currently open Dorothy

Rahul Sharma August 18, 2023 - 3:55 pm

Hi Vargis, will sach pass be open during first week of September? I’m planning to travel shrinagar via chamba, killar, kistwar(solo bike ride). Please help if possible. I need to plan accordingly

Vargis.Khan August 20, 2023 - 9:38 am

Don’t plan anything right now Rahul. The weather and road conditions are very bad all across Himachal. Wait until Sep 15th at least

Ramnik September 29, 2023 - 5:40 pm

Hi Vargis,

Are roads normal for bikes or there can be some challenges for Himalayan.

Requesting your suggestion.

Vargis.Khan October 2, 2023 - 7:23 am

It is not safe to travel anymore bhai. It snowed in the region around including Lahaul-Spiti, Manali Leh road in the last couple of days

Narinder Singla August 3, 2023 - 4:26 pm

Hi ! I am planning cycling from Manali Tandi killar Sach pass Chamba from 11 to 15 Aug. will Sach pass be open in those days for cycle , hike & bike .

Baldev July 31, 2023 - 11:40 am

Hello Vargis, We are planning to go Sach in last week of September. Hope the roads will be open at that time.

Also looking at the rains this time how will be the road conditions?

Vargis.Khan August 1, 2023 - 7:51 am

Bhai hard to say anything right now after the floods in Himachal this year. Best wait until the end of August before finalizing your plan

Shoaib Mohammad June 19, 2023 - 9:19 am

Assalamualikum Vargis,
I starting from Pathankot on 24th June and will have plans to cross Sach pass on 25th June. The wil be going to kashtwar through mughal road and then to srinagar. Hopefully sud be in Srinagar on 27th Jun before EID.
what is the current status of the road. Has it been open for traffic. I will be traveling by Bike.
If it is still closed, then i may have to take the route from Badherwah to Kashtwar but m keen to cross Sach.

Ravi June 14, 2023 - 10:23 am

Is there any possibility to open sach pass for travellers by June 16 this month

Sunny June 14, 2023 - 8:35 am

Brother how is the road conditions from killar to sachpass in mid July????

Gaurav Jain May 26, 2023 - 6:13 am

Hello vargis, the description you gave here is really amazing and helpful. I am doing a solo cycling trip from dalhousie to sach pass during 25th june 2023. need to know that do i need any particular permissions for doing that. what will be the rainfall conditions during that period.
It would be even helpful & easy, if we can connect through whatsapp @ 9406834414. TIA

Vargis.Khan May 26, 2023 - 7:01 am

Hi Gaurav – No permission is needed and the road would also be open by June 25th. The weather this here has been crazy, been raining in May as well so yes, there is a high chance of rainfall by June end

Gaurav Jain June 8, 2023 - 3:27 pm

Thanks a ton

Vargis.Khan June 9, 2023 - 7:43 am

You are welcome

Yash goyal May 22, 2023 - 1:17 pm

We are planning chamba to sach pass bike trip on 2or3 june .
Will it be possible?

Vargis.Khan May 23, 2023 - 7:18 am

Delay your trip by a couple of weeks. It may not open by June 2nd

karthiban April 24, 2023 - 9:07 am

Hi Vargis,

I am planning a trip for the last week of May. Can you please suggest any ideas for covering these routes?
1. Delhi to killar (saach pass)
2. Killar to Keylong
3. Keylong to Padum
4. Padum to Leh(Zanskar)

karthiban April 25, 2023 - 5:46 am

Is the route open by the may last week?

Vargis.Khan April 25, 2023 - 8:22 am

Depends on the weather but it should open by then hopefully

Vargis.Khan April 25, 2023 - 8:24 am

Hi Karthiban – If you can, you should push your trip by a couple of weeks to be sure that the roads will all open and you will not get stuck anywhere

karthiban April 26, 2023 - 10:55 am

Thanks for your suggestion Vargis… Can I get your contact number? Just to clarify some doubts.

Rahul Sharma August 18, 2023 - 3:54 pm

Hi Vargis, will sach pass be open during first week of September? I’m planning to travel shrinagar via chamba, killar, kistwar. Please help if possible. I need to plan accordingly

Vargis.Khan August 20, 2023 - 9:38 am

Don’t plan anything right now Rahul. The weather and road conditions are very bad all across Himachal. Wait until Sep 15th at least

Saikiran Shetty April 2, 2023 - 8:32 am

Can i ride manali tandi killar kistwar- sintan-srinagar on after april 15th from chandigarh. Is road open .not going to sach

Vargis.Khan April 3, 2023 - 5:30 am

No. The earliest it will will open is around May 15th

Mohit Borakhade April 8, 2023 - 9:00 am

Hi Vargis

I have planned my visit toDalhouise from 24th to 27th May. Will the Saach pass be opened that time.

Vargis.Khan April 9, 2023 - 12:46 pm

Yes it should be open by then Mohit Bhai

nirav February 13, 2023 - 6:58 pm

Hi vargis,
Is tomorrow(14-Feb-23)the road open or close from dharamshala to Dalhousie..
Please let me know and help me so that i can plan accordingly.
Thanks in advance..

rashi jain January 12, 2023 - 3:52 pm

Hi vargis
Planning a trip to Dalhousie to sach pass in around first week of April . Will is be open ?? Any other options to go around near Dalhousie. Thanks

Vargis.Khan January 17, 2023 - 10:37 am

Hi Rashi – Sach pass will not open until late May or early June. You can visit Khajjiar from Dalhousie.

rashi jain January 24, 2023 - 4:52 pm


Tarak June 7, 2022 - 7:28 pm

Hi Vargis,

Making a plan to Sissu, Jispa, Baralacha la, Udaipur and Mayer Valley in End June. How the road conditions and weather expected.

Sandeep June 7, 2022 - 3:12 am

Hello Vargis,
Kudos to you for putting up this information!!

We are planning Dalhousie—Chamba—Killar—Udaipur—Keylong in 2nd week of JUNE. No self drive, so would there be any shared taxis / HRTC running in this route? Plan to do this in 6 days if possible..
Thanks for your reply!

Sumit April 28, 2022 - 3:26 pm

Hi as per recent updates SachPass is opened on 25th April. Just wanted to query is there any possibility of Rain in 2nd week of June. As we are planning to visit during that time

Sejalkumar April 28, 2022 - 5:20 pm

Really is it opened on 25th April 2022 ? I m planning to visit in June 1st week.

Vargis.Khan April 29, 2022 - 7:24 am

It will definitely be all open by June 1st week.

Sejalkumar May 1, 2022 - 4:24 pm

Thank you dear vargis. We 6 adults are planning to visit from 28th May by with driver local Innova. First 2 nights Manali ( local and around ), next 3 nights Keylong ( and visit jispa sisu), next 3 nights killar ( visit to both bhatori and Parmar valley) than after crossing Sach pass last 2 nights in Dharamshala.
We have previously visited Dharamshala Dalhousie, tirthan, kasol, shimla and manali very well.
Pick up at 8 AM ambala . drop 5 PM ambala.
1. Is this planning ok.?
2 Am I missing any place near stay area?
3. Are the nights properly distributed ?
4. What are alternatives of manali and Dharamshala? Like chandratal
Kindly suggest so that we can fully explore these valley/ region.
Thanking you in anticipation

Vargis.Khan May 5, 2022 - 8:14 am

Hi Sejal,

1. Yes
2. No. With so many days of stay at Keylong and Killar, you will be able to explore properly
3. 3 nights in Keylong is a bit much. 2 should be Ok
4. Kinnaur Valley is a good alternative

Pankaj sharma May 7, 2022 - 8:27 am

Bhai hm plan bana rahe hai 15 may 2022 ko pathankot to sacch pass……road open hoga ya nahi?

Vargis.Khan May 10, 2022 - 7:48 am

Khul gaya hai Pankaj Bhai

Vargis.Khan April 29, 2022 - 7:26 am

It is not open completely Sumit Bhai. There is a high chance of temporary closures and that is why I have not changed the status.
There is very little chance of rain in June 2nd week. It usually starts by end of June but you can never really tell anything these days with all the global warming.

Anuj Sharma May 20, 2022 - 8:14 pm

Hi bro

Is Sach pass open now?

I have been to sach pass from bairagarh earlier from Bairagarh side

Can we do it easily by Car (Ritz)

Sean April 28, 2022 - 8:08 am

Hello, I would like to take the Kishtwar to Udaipur route around the first or second week of May, through Killar. (bypassing Sach Pass). Will the route be open then? Roughly how difficult would the road conditions be for a RE Thunderbird? Thanks for any info.

Vargis.Khan April 29, 2022 - 7:29 am

The pass is partially open right now Sean so yes, there is a high chance that it may be all open by May second week. Road conditions in early season will be a bit difficult because of the melting snow.

Sean April 30, 2022 - 8:34 pm

Thanks Vargis. Curious which would you consider the tougher section. Kishtwar to Killar or Killar to Udaipur? Or are they roughly the same?

Also I see you have warned that Sach may still have temporary closures…As it is a fluid situation, and things likely change by the day, do you have any update on this? Would you think it safe to try around first week of May?

Thanks again for any info.

Vargis.Khan May 5, 2022 - 8:07 am

Hello Sean – Both of the routes are more or less the same. The pass has not been closed so far and is still open.

KC April 26, 2022 - 6:15 pm


Very Helpful info. What do you thibk of this route (3rd May onwards):
Delhi-Manali-Jispa-Darcha-Shinku La-Purne-PHUTKAL GOMPA-Purne-PADUM-Lingshed-Padum-Pensi LA-Rangdum-PADUM-Lingshed-Ship La-Sing La-Sir Sir La- Wanle-Lamayaru-Namik La-DHA-HANU-Khaltsi-LEH-Khardung La-Khalsar-Diksit-HUNDER-TURTUK-Khalsar-SIACHEN-Agam-Durbak-Tangtse-Lukung- PANGONG TSO-Merak-Chushul-HANLE-Umling La-Loma Bend-Mahe Bridge-TSO MORIRI-Sumdo-Tso Kar-Debring-Pang-Sarchu-Jispa-Manali

Sean April 27, 2022 - 9:25 pm

Hello, I would like to take the Kishtwar to Udaipur route around the first or second week of May, through Killar. (bypassing Sach Pass). Will the route be open then? Roughly how difficult would the road conditions be for a RE Thunderbird? Thanks for any info.

Vargis.Khan April 29, 2022 - 7:30 am

The pass is partially open right now Sean so yes, there is a high chance that it may be all open by May second week. Road conditions in early season will be a bit difficult because of the melting snow.

Vargis.Khan April 29, 2022 - 7:33 am

Yes it is doable. I am planning to do most of this route myself in May June this year.

But why are you going to Lignshed twice?

RAJESH UPPAL April 25, 2022 - 2:05 am

We are a group of 5 riders from jammu planning to go to leh via killar and planning to leave by 29th of may. Will we be able to cross sach pass at that time or any other suggestions for zanskar entry.

Vargis.Khan April 25, 2022 - 8:45 am

It will be better to plan in June. Cannot confirm right now whether or not the pass will open by late May

Hussain April 16, 2022 - 1:13 am

Hai sir manali to killar road is open ts month mid

Vargis.Khan April 24, 2022 - 5:07 am

Not this month Bhai

Abbas Mandviwala April 15, 2022 - 7:01 am

i want to do sach pass with bike on 18th may, if the route will be opened ?

Vargis.Khan April 24, 2022 - 5:09 am

No. You should plan in June only

Sanjay Sumra April 4, 2022 - 9:15 am

Dear I’m planning dalhousie to saah pass on 17th April.22 are the routs open plzz let me know

Vargis.Khan April 6, 2022 - 4:38 am

It will not open until May 2nd Sanjay

Gursewak Singh March 16, 2022 - 3:46 pm

Hey Vargis , i am planning to visit Sach pass on 17 March ,2022.
Please guide us ,also please confirm is it open or closed??
MY contact no 9330000014

Vargis.Khan March 17, 2022 - 6:47 am

Hi Gursewak – Sach Pass will not open before May

Alok karalkar February 3, 2022 - 2:30 am

Sir ,I am planing to go keylong to Kishtwar in 10 may 2022 . Road is open or not for travellers

Vargis.Khan February 5, 2022 - 11:17 am

Yes it will be Alok

Salman October 20, 2021 - 5:41 pm

Hello bhai, planning a trip from Chamba to Kishtwar through Killar now (i.e 25th October), please advice if the route is open now.

Chandra September 12, 2021 - 4:02 pm

HI Vargis,
I am planning for Sach Pass bike trip between 12-20 October, 2021. Will it be open then??

Tajinder Kumar June 8, 2021 - 8:05 am

Hello sir 2021 mein kab open hoga sach pass

Vargis.Khan June 9, 2021 - 10:15 am

Aaj khul gaya bhai

Ketan July 8, 2021 - 12:12 pm

Will the pass be open and suitable for a bike ride in October?

Vargis.Khan July 9, 2021 - 7:10 am

Only in the first week of October

Suyash May 24, 2021 - 11:15 am

Hello Vargis,

Any updates on current state of such pass?
We ar planning a bike ride though such pass in June 3rd week. Would such pass be open for bikes by that time this year?

Nishant Jha March 16, 2021 - 7:24 am

Hi Vargis,

Seeking your help.

When would you get to know the official date/time frame of Sach Pass opening.

We are planning a motorcycle ride starting Saturday 29th May from Delhi and seeking to traverse Sach Pass within the next 5 days.

Please let me know if that would be possible (fingers crossed).

Thanks a lot.

Nishant Jha

Ishu Choudhary March 8, 2021 - 2:27 pm

Is sach pass open in March end

GYANESH March 3, 2021 - 9:01 am

Hello Vargis.. I m planning for adventure bike trip to explore Sach pass & Killar-Kistawar, which is best time for these locations

Rahul SHARMA December 15, 2020 - 12:32 pm

Hi Vargis, I am planning to travel from Kishtwar towards Tandi around 31st December. How far can I reach as per the current status?

Vargis.Khan December 15, 2020 - 6:59 pm

The road will be closed at this time Rahul

Rahul SHARMA December 16, 2020 - 3:56 pm

Thanks Vargis for Prompt reply.

Kamal Kishore November 10, 2020 - 10:01 am

Hi Vargis!
I am planning to do sach pass from dalhousie in last week of this november, 2020, so would you like to advise me to come and do it? Will this trek be open or already has closed?

Karan Sharma September 29, 2020 - 10:57 am

Hey Vargis… Hope you are keeping good in these testing times. I was planning my Sach trip on 2nd October. 2 Questions i have for your guidance.
1. Is Sach Pass open? and if ye,s then how is the road condition, if i have to drive myself from Chamba.?
2. I have a nexon Automatic on me. Would you be able to suggest if i shud drive it up to the pass?
3. if, in case, i plan to park my car in the middle of the trip, will i be able to get a shared taxi or a bike to go up to the pass?

pratik dhar July 12, 2020 - 1:38 pm

Hi Vargis,
I am aware sach pass is closed in December, do you have any idea till where can I go from Dalhousie on this road in 3rd week of December.

Vargis.Khan July 12, 2020 - 4:23 pm

Hi Pratik – Bairagarh is the farthest you can go in December.

Sidharth Rana June 1, 2020 - 2:22 pm

Hello, what is the status as of June 01, 2020. Is it expected open by June 15 2020

Anish March 2, 2020 - 6:23 pm

Hi Vargis,
Thanks for all your posts, they are super helpful. We were planning to do ladakh but after having seen some pictures of the crowd there in June, kind of gave up the idea. Then I can across the killar kishwat saach pass trip idea, however I am still researching on this, Spiti is also kind of on my mind.

I have some questions .. your inputs will certainly help my convoluted mind …

1. How crowded does ladakh get in June (mid basically )? I had been to ladakh in September.. I truly enjoyed the trip mainly due to the solace we found. Huge crowd is a big no no for me. I always travel in shoulder seasons – does ladakh get unbearably crowded- are traffic jams due to excess crowds a common sight ? If I were to give crowds in September a 9/10 .. 10 being least crowded .. how crowded does ladakh get in June ?

2. Is there a way we can do Killar-kishwat- Saach pass – Spiti in about 12 days, we can take a flight to any airport . Also how are things in Kashmir now ? Is it safe to do this in June mid? Is Saach pass open during June mid ?
Note : mode of transport will be – Bike

This will kind of be our last adventures trip since many of my friends are about to leave abroad to never return .. hence it’s very important to make the most of it. sorry if my questions seem redundant or excessive .

Thanks for taking time to read and respond .

Anish Muthigi March 7, 2020 - 10:53 am

Hi Vargis,

We decided on doing the Spiti Circuit considering the crowds in ladakh. In this regard can you kindly help me with following info
1. We intend to leave from Chandigarh on 12th of June- Is it correct to understand that Spiti wouldn’t be too crowded at this point of this?
2. We have about 11 day- we want to do Spiti-Chandratal-Killar-Saach Pass-Kishtwar, could you please recommend an itinerary?
3. We want to do the cliff hanger trail hence included Killar-Kishtwar track .Since Kishtwar is in Jammu- are the conditions ok to take this track?
4. We are really confused on how to head back- we are basically flying into chandigarh- to end our trip do we exit from Srinagar since Kishtwar is about 5 hours from Srinagar or is there another way to get back to chandigarh? (We dont mind flying into one airport and flying out of another)
5. Would saach pass be open around 20 June?
6. Can we camp st Chandratal lake?

Thanks for taking the time to respond.

Anish garg June 6, 2020 - 12:33 pm

Yeah, spiti n kishtwar can be covered easily in 12 days.. you can come back from kishtwar directly to chandigarh no need to go srinagar and for dates you have call hotels available in killar or pangi those guys can update you about roads and recent conditions

salman February 29, 2020 - 7:42 am

as salaam alaikum bhai, planning a trip from Chamba to Kishtwar through Killar in the month or april, please advice if the route will be open by them.

Vargis.Khan March 1, 2020 - 1:02 am

Walaikum As Salam Bhai – No it will not be open in April


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