Sach Pass Status 2021 – Sach Pass Road Status

by Vargis.Khan

Like previous years, this will remain to be a dedicated post to share Sach Pass status 2021 and the condition of the road this year. As the winter season progresses and ends, I will share the estimated date of opening and closing of the road from Dalhousie, Killar, and Kishtwar side.

Other than this post, I will also be posting updates in another thread in our Community Forum. For more recent news on the road and a visual update, please continue to follow and check the Forum Thread.

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

Historically, Sach Pass is usually the last pass to be declared open sometime in the month of 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

The status of Sach Pass as of today is closed. The road was declared closed for vehicular traffic in the early days of October. A check post has been set up at Bairagarh and no vehicles are allowed beyond that. From the Keylong side, the road is accessible only until Killar.

  • Dalhousie to Sach Pass Road – CLOSED
  • Tandi Kishtwar Road Status – CLOSED
  • Keylong to Sach Pass Road – CLOSED

Similarly, the road from Tandi to Kishtwar via Killar is closed as well. As of now, Sinthan top is open and you can travel to Kishtwar but cannot cross Sach to get to Killar and Tandi. Planning a trip to Sach Pass is only open next year after June.

Updated – February 2nd

Sharing a recent picture of snowfall near Bairagarh. The estimated date of opening of Sach Pass right now will remain to be early June.

sach pass status 2020

Updated – January 27th

The entire Himalayan region is receiving heavy snow this year. More snow is expected in the coming months. It is highly unlikely that Sach Pass will open before June mid this year.

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.

Sach Pass Status 2021 – Conclusion

I hope the information on Sach Pass Status 2021 was of help. If you have any questions or need any other details, please feel free to ask in the comments section below, or at our Community Forum, and I will be glad to answer. If you have a more recent update on Sach Pass current status than what I have posted here, please do share in order to help others.

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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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