We @ Sahyadriking Trekkers have arranged Trek to Sandhan Valley/120 ft rappelling or Flying Fox – also known as Valley of Shadows on 14th,Aug.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.
This time though, we will be walking through the valley till the first water pool can be seen and to its immediate left we will be taking the route which will take us to the 120ft mighty rappelling patch.
Location :- Igatpuri – Ghoti – Bhandardhara – Samrad
Grade :- Medium with Thrill of Rappelling or Flying Fox
Schedule for Event :-
Day 1st-(Sat night)
10.45pm: Meeting point willbe Dadar(sat night)
04:00am Reach Samrad Village and Rest for a while.....
Day 2: Sunday
06:00am: Wake Up Call
07:00am: Have Breakfast.
08:00am: Reach Rappel Patch and begin the 120 ft Rappelling & Flying Fox
12:00pm: Complete the Rappelling n Flying Fox Activity and Relax
12.30pm: Begin Trek in the Valley of Shadows
02:00pm: Reach Back to Samrad Village
02:30pm: Lunch03:00pm: Return Journey
08:00pm: Reach Dadar (tentative)
Cost: Rs. 1400.00 per person.
Transportation by Pvt.Bus from Dadar to Samrad n Return Dadar
Meals- Day 2: Breakfast and Lunch
Stay and Rappelling or Flying Fox Charges
*For Registration transfer Rs.1400/. per person in the given a/c.
One needs to deposit full payment into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
Bank Name: State Bank of India
Name:Prakash Soma Bande
(Onece the payment is done please send us the transaction reference number, participant name, contact number to firstname.lastname@example.org
Things To Carry: -
A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs)
Raincheater (Optional) for those who don’t want to wet.
Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Extra Pair of clothes, Good trekking shoes, A haversack to put all these things..
Bedding for the Night ( Sleeping bag, mattress , shawl chadar etc)
Carry at least 2 Lemons, Chocolate Bars, Glucon D, Odomos.
Safety measure are to be followed on strict basis anybody not following will be discarded on the spot.
For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on or whtsaap
1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
2. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
3. team durgdarshan reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
Team Sahyadriking Trekkers