Journey to Sach Pass – Vlog #2

This blog contains the story of day 2 of 4 days long bike journey from Jalandhar to Sach pass and back to hometown. If you haven’t read or seen the day 1 story please check this link.

The story of Day 2

The main destinations to be covered on this day were as follows:

  1. Sarthal – Bhaderwah
  2. Bhaderwah – Doda
  3. Doda – Kishtwar
  4. Kishtwar – Padder
  5. Padder – Gulabgarh


As always, this day also started early we tried our best to leave early but the lush green surroundings made us to halt for a photo shoot. Everybody gave best of possible poses.

Jaspinder, Mohanbir and Malkit posing near Sarthal
Jaspinder, Mohanbir and Malkit posing near Sarthal.

We rented 2 small rooms for spending the night. We had our tents with us but it was raining lightly and the weather was a bit cold so we decided to rent rooms.

Malkit crossing water on a road to bhaderwah from sarthal
Malkit crossing water on a road to bhaderwah from sarthal

The first destination of the day was Bhaderwah and road till this destination was lonely and almost no traffic road. You would not enjoy such road while riding alone. Check out this image gallery which I created to show the beauty and loneliness of this road.

Somehow we reached Bhaderwah and had our breakfast. The next destination was Kishtwar which is major Muslim locality and we reached there by the afternoon and refueled our bikes.

From Kishtwar we went straight towards Gulabgarh which was again a run against time. We were running really late and had to reach Gulabgarh before sunset because we wanted to stay in the hotel instead of tents. We reached Gulabgarh before sunset and luckily got the best available guest house in this small town. They call this guest house as “Alpine hut”.

Malkit posing with bike at alpine hut guest house Gulabgah
Malkit posing with bike at alpine hut guest house Gulabgah

We were really tired and wanted to have some drinks but the alcohol is banned in this area. Luckily we manage to get 4 beer cans from locals with the help of this guy named Vicky.

Malkit posing with Vicky in Gulabgarh.
Malkit posing with Vicky in Gulabgarh.

If the day went well, all went well. We had beers and good dinner and very next morning left for the ultimate destination “Sach Pass” covering India’s toughest road in Pangi valley. Check out the journey in this video and do subscribe to our channel Busy Janta on Youtube.

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Journey to Sach Pass – Vlog #1

A little history

It all started in a first week July 2017 (6th Of July to 9th of July 2017) exactly after 2 months of delivery of my new bike “Royal Enfiled Classic 350” (5th May 2017). Like every other bullet owner, I also wanted to go for a long ride as soon as possible. Somehow I spent few days at home planning where to go and with whom I should collaborate and finally, I planned a tour with a friend (Mohanbir Singh Bajaj) who is Asst. Prof in Electronics school of Lovely Professional University. Later my cousin (Jaspinder Singh Sidhu) also joined for this tour who is also Ast Prof in the same school of LPU.

The destination

We decided to go for Sach Pass but from the unusual side which has really close to 0 traffic and is considered as India’s toughest road (no road actually.) You can read more info about Sach Pass on the wiki.

Malkit (Busy Janta) at Sach Pass
Malkit (Busy Janta) at Sach Pass on 8th July 2017.

The Sach pass was not the only destination of this tour, we had a plan to cover all these destinations:-

  • Sarthal
  • Bhaderwah
  • Kishtwar
  • Padder
  • Gulabgarh
  • Killar
  • Sach Pass
  • Bairagarh
  • Banikhet
  • Dunera

The journey was divided into 4 days and itinerary was like this:-

Day 1:

  • Jalandhar – Pathankot
  • Pathankot – Dunera
  • Dunera (PB) – Basholi (J&K)
  • Basholi – Bani
  • Bani – Lawang
  • Lawang – Sarthal

Day 2:

  • Sarthal – Bhaderwah
  • Bhaderwah – Doda
  • Doda – Kishtwar
  • Kishtwar – Padder
  • Padder – Gulabgarh

Day 3:

  • Gulabgarh – Killar (HP)
  • Killar – Sach Pass
  • Sach Pass – Bairagarh

Day 4:

  • Bairagarh – Banikhet
  • Banikhet – Dunera (PB)
  • Dunera – Pathankot
  • Pathankot – Jalandhar

Story of Day 1
This blog is about the day 1 and the problem and experiences we had at day 1 of this journey.
The day started early and my cousin came to my home in (Dhina, Jalandhar Cantt) to help me on mounting stuff on my bike. We met at PAP ground Jalandhar city and the journey started towards our first destination Pathankot. We were 3 when we started from Jalandhar on 3 bikes but later on, cousin of Mohanbir named Daman joined us from somewhere near Bhogpur.
We made it to Pathankot at around 7 or 8 AM but Mohanbir’s bike got punctured near SAI college Badhani, Pathankot.

Bike puncture in Pathankot
Bike puncture in Pathankot

It took some 1.5 hours for us to get this puncture fixed, we decided to have breakfast near the SAI college, this is the same college where I did my graduation from 2006-2009.

Malkit (Busy Janta) at SAI college pathankot
Malkit (Busy Janta) at SAI college Pathankot

The journey continued and we halted at Basholi’s famous Atal Seu bride for some photographs. Here is one pic taken on this bridge.

Bikers at Atal Setu Bridge
Atal Setu near Pathankot is a 592 mt long cable-stayed bridge on the Ravi river commissioned to the nation on 24th December 2015 by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikkar.

Soon after crossing this bridge we were in the J&K state of India and by the end of the day, we made it to Sarthal. A must visit place though it stays disconnected for most of the time in a year. Here is Vlog of Day which covers all the highlights of the day and kind of show all the glimpse.

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