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Mapping the Sandhan Valley

Mapping the Sandhan Valley

Sandhan Valley is a beautiful valley situated in the Western Ghats near Ratangad. Also known as the Valley Of Shadows as the major portion of the valley doesnt allow the sun rays to come in. This naturally carved valley is 200 feet deep and approximately 2kms long. Located near beautiful Bhandardara region, it is also surrounded by Alang, Madan, Kulang, Kalsubai, Ratangad and Ajoba forts. Along with breathtaking sights, Sandhan Valley also offers adventure seekers a chance to rappel down patches to reach its base.
The beauty of this trek lies within the fact that each year after monsoons the valley offers a new route, its like solving a puzzle to reach your destination.
This batch will be the final batch number 7 for 2016.

Height: 4100 ft
Grade: Medium with Thrilling Patches
Location: Bhandardara Region
Cost: Rs. 1650/- per person.

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Dates: 30th-31st January. (Leaving on 29th night)

Itinerary:
Day 0: Friday.
Catch the CST-Kasara train as per the timings mentioned.
10:50 pm – CST.
10:57 pm – Byculla.
11:05 pm – Dadar.
11:13 pm – Kurla.
11:18 pm – Ghatkopar.
11:34 pm – Thane.
11:57 pm – Dombivali.
12:07 am – Kalyan.
01:18 am – Kasara.

Day 1: Saturday.
01:30 am – Depart to Samrad by a Private Vehicle
04:00 am – Reach Samrad. Proceed for some rest and breakfast.
07:00 am – Move towards the base exploring Sandhan Valley. Rappel down a few patches. Lunch mid way. (The route few small rappelling patches, the biggest one being 40-50ft approx and we have to go through water upto 4-5ft deep for approximately 30 meters on the way. This only adds to the thrill of the whole exploration.)
05:30 pm – Reach the base.
Settle at the base followed by talks, food and campfire.
End the day by a natural swimming pool under the open sky.

Day 2: Sunday.
06:30 am – Wake Up Call. Breakfast at the base.
08:00 am – Start trekking towards Dehene.
11:00 am – Reach Dehne. Lunch in Dehene.
02:00 pm – Move towards Asangaon.
04:00 pm – Reach Asangaon Station.
07:00 pm – Reach Dadar (Tentative).

Cost: Rs. 1650/- per person.

Inclusions:
Transportation from Kasara to Asangaon
Meals, Day 1: Breakfast and Dinner. Day 2: Breakfast and Lunch.
Technical Assistance.
Camping and Rappelling Charges.
Expert Guidance.
Safety and First Aid.

Exclusions:
Meals during travel
Lunch on Day 1
Personal expenses Insurance of any kind
Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses
Any item not covered under “inclusions”

Note: The temperature is very low in the nights so be mentally prepared for that. We don’t want your experience to spoil if you come unprepared for the drop in temperature in the nights. Carry a sleeping bag if you have or ask us about options for renting a sleeping bag.

All our explorations are nature-friendly. Smoking and consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited. If anyone found doing the same, will be debarred without refund from the exploration.

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