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 then curves northward into the remote, thinly populated Pangi Valley, the road clinging to cliff ledges between steep, high mountains. In villages here, people have their own language and culture and the whole region is completely cut off from December to March.
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 similarly dramatic, winding across the Sach Pass over to Chamba. If rain or snow is forecast, think twice about coming this way.