Kinnaur: Kinnaur’s roads are among the most hazardous in Himachal Pradesh. It could be the Pangi Valley, the Reckong Peo Kalpa Road, or the Sangla-Chitkul stretch. Driving here requires a high level of concentration, and you can expect an adrenaline rush.
Rohtang Pass: At approximately 4,800 meters in elevation, Rohtang is a treacherous stretch that begins in Manali. It is located about 51 km from Manali and is well-known for its muddy and bumpy roads, contributing significantly to the highway’s heavy traffic congestion. It is closed in the winter due to the accumulation of snow.
The Sangla-Chitkul Valley Road begins at the well-known Karcham Dam, approximately 45 kilometers from CHITKUL. Chitkul is the final inhabited village on the Indo-China border, and the road follows the Baspa River. The first section of the road, which runs for 20 kilometers until Sangla, is quite thrilling, with magnificent views. Even so, due to the road’s narrowness, it will take approximately 1 to 1.5 hours to reach Sangla. The second section, from Sangla to Chitkul, is terrible. You can learn more about Chitkul – India’s Last Village here: Chitkul – India’s Last Village – WanderWorms
Manali-Kaza Highway- Among all the roads mentioned previously, this one is the most dangerous. This road passes through two treacherous passes, the Rohtang and Kunzum. The most challenging section of this stretch is the famous Pagal Nala just before Chatru. The water flow is swift, and driving through this stream requires experience. Driving on this highway at night or during the rainy seasons is not recommended. Then comes the steep ascent to the 4600-meter-high Kunzum Pass. Even in September, snow is an issue here, and there are few options for accommodation and homestays.