Himachal Pradesh’s Saach Pass, located at an altitude of 14,500 ft and the gateway to the adventure tourism destination of Pangi Valley in Chamba district, has been officially closed both for the pedestrians and the motorists due to heavy snow.

Now residents of the Pangi Valley would have to travel via Jammu and Kashmir, covering a distance of more than 500 km to reach Chamba town. The pass is the shortest road link between Chamba and the valley and is likely to be reopened in June next year when the snow thaws.