Trek to “ Sandhan Valley ”
How about a trek where you do not ascend, a trek where you can stay in the night on the rock-bed near a water -pond?
2km long valley, 2 rappelling patches, Natural Water pond at the base and 6-7 hrs of trek. How about it?
Fabulous! Fantastic! N may be Adventurous!
Sandhan Valley is situated in the western ghats of Sahyadris. The valley is located on the west side of beautiful Bhandardhara region near Samrad village. The village itself is located approx. at 3000 fts above sea level. Valley is surrounded by Alang, Madan , Kulang, Kalsubai, Ratangad and Ajoba mountain range.
Grade of the trek - Medium with 2 rappelling patches.
Place: Igatpuri range
The itinerary for the event will be as follows:
Day 0: Friday night
We will be leaving by Kasara Fast Local .
Time Table -
08:52 pm :CST
08:59 pm: Byculla
09:06 pm: Dadar
09:13 pm Kurla
09:17 pm: Ghatkopar
09:29 pm: Mulund
09:33 pm: Thane
09:45 pm: Dombivali
09:54 am: Kalyan
11:05 am: Kasara
It is advised to board the second compartment of the train from your respective stations so that we can meet in the compartment itself.
Day 1 - Saturday
Reach Samrad by Private vehicle
Intorductions and start trekking.
05:30 pm – Reach at base, dinner, campfire & stay.
Day 2 - Sunday
Wake Up early
Finish morning refreshments
Start descend towards Dehne
Travel to Dehne.
Lunch & proceed for Asangaon
Reach Mumbai by Local train by 08:00 pm (depending upon the railway mega blocks)
The cost for the trek is INR 1500/-
Which includes Transportation from Kasara to Samrad and Dehne to Asangaon, all meals & Refreshments + Rappelling Charges.
One needs to deposit INR 1000/- into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
The amount is to be deposited in the following account.
Account No: 31993192984
Name: AMEY SANJAY NIKAM
Branch: BAZAR PETH ROAD BRANCH, KALYAN
For more details and Registration, Please contact on the nos. given below:
Amey : 9967837516
Ashwin : 9867250271
Limited seats, Registrations on First Come First Serve Basis.
Medical Disclaimer: It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking. While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness checkup done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, severe headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes, etc. should seek their physician advice before coming.
Things to carry:
Full Sleeves round neck Tee shirt and Full length Lowers,calf length socks( 2 pairs)Shoes either trekking or sports ( Good firm Sole ),No floaters/Slippers on track
Water – 2 liters
Torch (High Quality) , Candles, Match Sticks, Salt Packets. (IMP)
Cover your bag completely in Plastic.
Zip Lock Plastics to keep wallet , Cash, Mobile etc
Bedding with extra Papers, Extra Clothes ,Windcheaters, Poncho, Cap, Camera (Optional) etc
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those that you require usually.
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.(Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.)
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
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Sandhan Valley Video Courtesy Raanvata
Mountrek India Team