Pangi & Killar – Valley Full of Grandeur & Tribal Majesty

Tripoto
26th Sep 2018
Photo of Pangi & Killar – Valley Full of Grandeur & Tribal Majesty 1/1 by Neeraj Dhiman

The Pangi valley of Chamba district is a serene, quiet area inhabited by a tribal folk of only 17,600 people in Himachal Pradesh at 7000 ft to 11000 ft above sea level. The Saach Pass, which is a mountain pass of 14500 ft, helps the valley with tourism and easy transportation as it offers proper roadways for those who want to travel there. It is open during the months of June and October as it snows heavily throughout the other months.

Pangi Valley in Himachal Pradesh, for some, is a road to heaven. The scenery is sublime and imposing and nature appears in her wildest and grandest moods. Everything is on a stupendous scale. The native Pangwals and Bhotis tribes are both hindu and buddhist also they are robust hardworking people, who keep the valleys unique culture alive in folk songs, music and tribal dances.

This hidden valley located between Pir Panjal and the Greater Himalayan Zanskar ranges is cut off from the rest of the world during winter and springs. Spread over an area of about 1600 sq kms of steep, rocky and tough Himalayan terrain, Pangi is an offbeat and challenging tourist destination.

Killar, 27 kms from Sach Pass, is the sub-divisional headquarter of Pangi. From here there are a number of exciting and challenging treks to Keylong and Kishtwar in Jammu. Killar was originally a cluster of villages but gradually it has taken the shape of a town with more and more offices and shops added from year to year. Killar is famous for its charming dances and rich natural beauty. It is also a suitable base for trekkers venturing to Kishtwar, through Umasi lainto the Zanskar Valley, and to Keylong and Manali

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