india kashmir

Sinthan Top, (Sinthan Pass) Kashmir

Sunday, June 12, 2016Atishay Jain

Sinthan Pass, which is a place known by very lesser people. We went in first week of may 2016 and surprisingly got to see heavy snowfall for 30 minutes. This place had 20 ft of snow and even we could not reach to the top point. It was only 2-3 km which was left but Car couldn't cross it. It was -5 degree at 12 PM and was snowing all the time. Enjoyed like anything.

Below Video shows How we Reached Sinthan Pass in May Even After Roadblock by Indian Army, But After Requesting to Them, They took us up to 3 Km to show 20ft snow walls & the road's end & It was truly amazing.

This is how, we encountered Snowfall in the Month of May

 Check out the pics, I have clicked before 3-4 KM to Sinthan Pass.
On the way to Sinthan Top
On the way to Sinthan Top
This is how Car Got Stuck

where Army Stopped us
Army tent

on the way

Before Sinthan Top

3 km before reaching to the top

the final snow point
Sinthan Top is 3 km up

The Trouble
Car stuck 8 km before Sinthan Pass

Tips, Information & How To Reach Sinthan Top, Kashmir

  • Height: 12000 ft above sea level
  • 130 km from Srinagar & 110 from Pahalgam.
  • You can reach Sinthan pass in 3 hours from Pahalgam and should come back same day easily.
  • Start at least 8-9 AM and try to hire SUV car
  • Roads are good
  • No Dhaba, Hotels etc for 40 KM
  • Take jackets, woolen clothes even if its May or month of June

You Might Also Like


Little About Story Teller :)

Hi I'm Atishay- I'm passionate at Travel, Photography & writing stories. This is my personal blog just to share all the things that I love to do, all the stories those I have been writing & the journeys I have been doing so far. I always get inspired by people I meet and try to motivate people about life & the awesomeness of it.

Contact Form