Dear Friends , Trekkers , Hikers,
We have arranged an Trek to Sandhan Valley – also known as Valley of Shadows on 16th and 17th April 2016.
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 Thrill
Cannoying with 3 Rock Patches.
Schedule for Event :- Kindly board the Kasara Local according to the Below mentioned Timings and get in with your Respective Stations
10:50 PM – KASARA Semi fast Local from CST
@ 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 ..
After Reaching Kasara all the Participants have to gather near Ticket Window post counting we will start our journey to Sandhan Valley via Samrad Village.
@ Reach Samrad by Private vehicle-Jeep
@ Start trek , once reached at the base village samrad
@ Breakfast after crossing the water flow in the valley
@ Lunch on the Way ( Lunch to be carried )
@ Reach at the Base, visit the blue Lagoon Pond , Campfire , Dinner etc.
@ Wake up Call , Freshen Up
@ Breakfast ( Maggie, Upma or Poha )
@ Start descend towards Dehne
@ 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 )
The cost for the trek is 1399 /-
Which includes Transportation from Kasara till Asangaon, 2 Breakfast , 1 Dinner, Rappelling , Gear Charges , First Aid, Tented Accommodation (on sharing basis ) and Expertise Charges .
One has to Transfer (NEFT) 1399/- into the Bank account to confirm his / her Registration. (Non-Refundable) – (Payment via NEFT and RTGS)
For registration kindly transfer Rs 1399/- per head in the following A/c:-
In the Name of: Mr AMEY ARUN BHAGAT.
Bank :- SBI BANK
Branch : NEW PANVEL (EAST)
Account No : 20134246954
IFS Code: SBIN0011758
Once done with the Transaction please msg or send an email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact :- Amey Bhagat :- 9987121415 / 09029209992.
Itinerary & Mandatory Things to Carry :-
Water Bottle ( 2 Liters )
Carry Lunch for the First Day (Mandatory ) Carry at least 2 Lemons, Chocolate Bars, Glucon D, Odomos.
Good Trekking shoes (Action Trekking Preferably)
Cap, Socks (Extra) Extra Pair of Clothes
Bedding for the Night ( Sleeping bag, mattress , shawl chadar etc)
Personal basic medical kit ( carry your routine medicines if any to avoid complications).
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.
Safety measure is to be followed on strict basis anybody not following will be discarded on the spot.
For confirmation and Registrations please contact on the below mentioned numbers. If Number is not reachable Kindly drop a message in the name of the Event e.g – Amit and Sandhan Valley.
All Pune and Mumbai Participants has to reach Kasara Railway Station.
Amey Bhagat :- 9987121415 / 9029209992.
(Drop a message if calls not answered)