At Tandi, 8km southwest of Keylong, a road branches northwest along the beautiful, fertile, little-visited Pattan Valley, carved by the Chandra-Bhaga (Chenab) River. The river and road then curve northward into the remote Pangi Valley, even more beautiful and more off the tourist radar, with its own language and culture and often completely cut off from December to March.
Snowy peaks rise above the many beautiful, steep-sided side-valleys, climbing into the Pir Panjal range on the west and the Great Himalayan Range on the east, with demanding trekking routes crossing to the Chamba Valley and Zanskar respectively.
Beyond Killar, Pangi's only town, lies probably the scariest of all Himachal's mountain roads, a hair-raising adventure in itself, leading to Kishtwar in Jammu & Kashmir. The other way out of Pangi is the also-dramatic Sach Pass over to Chamba.