One of the passes on the ancient Indo-Tibet silk route, Daranghati (Daran Pass) is one of the most beautiful passes in the region. Offering a spectacular view of the renowned Paap and Punya Mountains, the pass has Kashapat village in the vicinity. The place is famous for Shari Koti mata temple which is an easy one hour hike from the pass. An ideally located forest rest house here is famed by legendary novelist Ruskin Bond, who has stayed here to find solitude for his writings.