"Raigad Adventure Club"
We have arranged an Trek to Sandhan Valley – also known as Valley of Shadows on 16 & 17 April 2016 (Leaving friday 15 April)
Sandhan valley सांधण व्हॅली is known Wonder of nature & splendid of Sahayadri (Western Ghats).Water carved valley of 200 ft deep and about 1.5 long. Sandhan valley is located on the west side of beautiful Bhandardara region, near Samrad village. Valley surrounded with mighty Alang अलंग, Madan मदन & Kulang कुलंग (Known as AMK- toughest trek in Sahyadri) Ratangad रतनगड, Ajoba आजोबागड & Kalsubai कळसूबाई शिखर (5400 ft. highest peak in Maharashtra) mountain ranges. Brilliant & deep narrow rock floored ravine between the two high walls of mountain range. At some places its width is less than 3 ft so that at some places sun rays unable to reach. So it’s called valley of shadow. it is accessible throughout the year except monsoon. To go at end side of gorge you have cross 2-3 water pools, water level changes according to seasons, in winter it is up to waist & in summer it is up to knee height. At the end of valley you get magnificent view of high cliffs & deep valley.
The Sandhan valley trek incorporates a rappelling experience and freehold rock climbing and descending, which cannot be undertaken by a group of rookies or individual trekkers. You would have to enlist the help of an operator who will, in addition to the technical gear also provide you camping gear.
Brief info about the Trek :-
Location :- Igatpuri – Ghoti – Bhandardhara – Samrad
Grade :- Medium with Rappelling
Cannoying with 3 Rock Patches.
Kindly board the Kasara Local according to the Below mentioned Timings and get in with your Respective Stations
Catch 10:50 PM CST-Kasara fast local.
CST :- 10:50 PM
Byculla :- 10:57 PM.
Dadar :- 11:05 PM
Kurla :- 11:13 PM
Ghatkopar :- 11:18 PM
Mulund :- 11:30 PM
Thane :- 11:34 PM
Dombivali :- 11:54 PM
Kalyan :- 00:07 AM
Kasara :- 01:18 AM.
Participants who reside on the slow tracks request you to join with the nearby fast local station.
03:30 am Reach Samrad by Private vehicle-Jeep
04:00 am Start trek , once reached at the base village samrad
06:00 am Breakfast after crossing the water flow in the valley
01:00 pm Lunch on the Way ( Lunch to be carried )
06:00 pm Reach at the Base, visit the blue Lagoon Pond , Campfire , Dinner etc.
06:00 am Wake up Call , Freshen Up
07:00 am Breakfast ( Maggie, Upma or Poha )
07:30 am Start descend towards Dehne
12:00 pm Travel Dehne – Dolkhamb and further to Asangaon by local transport bus or Jeep whichever is available
Reach Asangaon by 3:30 PM
Reach Mumbai by 07:30 PM ( Which is Tentative )
Fess: -1600 /- if you transfer online.
1700/- if u paid on the spot.
1000/- paid in advance to book your seat.
Which includes Transportation from Kasara till Asangaon, 2 Breakfast , 1 Dinner, Rappelling , Gear Charges , First Aid and Expertise Charges.
-- Send your money in following account --
Name: - Suhas Patil
Bank name: - IDBI bank, Mohopada branch
A/c. no. 0784104000033673 (savings)
IFSC code: - IBKL0000784
Suhas Patil: 9579297744/ 7276871749 (WhatsApp)
Things to Carry :-
Torch with extra batrries.
Water Bottle ( 3 Liters )
Carry Lunch for the First Day (Mandatory )
Carry at least 2 Lemons, Chocolate Bars, Glucon D, Odomos.
Good Trekking shoes
Cap, Socks (Extra) Extra Pair of Clothes
Bedding for the Night ( Sleeping bag, mattress , shawl chadar etc)
Personal basic medical kit
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
No wearing of Gold or any other expensive Ornaments ( if Lost owns a sole Responsibility )
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits,
A haversack to put all these things.
Before you call, please note:
- Read the event itinerary at least once.
- Expected batch size is minimum 10. We don’t provide current bookings information till the bookings are closed.
- All our treks are gender friendly and we had 30-40% female participants in all of our earlier ev