Sandhan Valley Trek Details [2D/2N]
Trek : Sandhan Vally
Date : 18th & 19th Jan 2014
Region : Igatpuri
Cost App.: Rs 1400/-
Assembly : Kasara Railway Station
Duration : 2 Day/ 2Night
About Sandhan Valley
Sandhan Valley, also known as Valley of suspense or Valley of Shadow, is one of the greatest canyons in the splendid setting of Sahyadri (Western Ghats). The water carved valley is 200 ft deep and about 1.5 long. Sandhan valley is located on the western side of the beautiful Bhandardara region, near Samrad village.
The valley is surrounded with mighty Alang, Madan and Kulang (Known as AMK- rated as the toughest trek in Sahyadri) Ratangad, Ajoba & Kalsubai (5400 ft. highest peak in Maharashtra) mountain ranges. The brilliant and deep narrow rock floored ravine is located between the two high walls of mountain range. At some plaices its width is less than 3 ft and at some places sun rays unable to reach the ground. Which gives it the name: valley of shadow.
To go at end of gorge you have cross 2 to 3 water pools, water level changes according to season. In winter water is up to waist and in summer it is up to knee high level. At the end of valley you get magnificent view of high cliffs and deep valleys. You have to rappel down 3-4 small patches (max height. 40ft) to reach base of Sandhan Valley. Very few people have taken up this phase as it is considered to be very tough.
List of Items to Be Carry
• snugly fitting canvas shoes / Sports shoes
• Ruck sack / Shoulder bag which can hold following items
• Water Bottle (3 Liter Minimum) compulsory **
• Torch with spare set of batteries
• Note book, Pen, Sewing kit, shoes laces, Safety pins
• Personal medical kit (personal medicines if any, prescribed by family Dr.).
• Light weight towel.
• Spare Cotton Track pant & T- shirts 1no each.
• Sleeping Bag / Bed sheet & Carry mat.
• Plate, Glass, Mug/ cup, spoon.
• Candle, match box
• Carry one time meal for the trek. **
Catch 22:50 Kasara slow local from Mumbai CST on 17th Jan 2014
Byculla 22:57 Dadar: 23.04 Kurla 23:12 Ghatkopar 23:17 Thane: 23:31 Dombivali: 23:54 Kalyan: 00. 03 Kasara: 01:18
0130 hrs : Assemble at Kasara Rail Station
0130 - 0500hrs: Travel Base Village by Local Transport
0500 - 0700hrs: Rest, Freshen up, Tea & breakfast.
0700 hrs : Start trek towards Sandhan Valley
1330 hrs : Lunch in route.
1600 hrs : Tea & Snacks.
2030 hrs : Dinner & Night stay under open sky.
0630 - 0830hrs: Wake up, Freshen up & Tea Breakfast
0830 hrs : Start descending toward Dena.
1230 hrs : Reach Dena & Back towards Asangaon.
1400 hrs : Lunch & Travel from Asangaon to Kalyan
1630 hrs : Disperse at kalyan Rail Station.
• Transportation from Kasara – Sandhan Valley – Dena – Asangaon by local Transport
o Day 1 -- Breakfast, Evening Tea, and Dinner,
o Day 2 – Breakfast, Lunch.
• Equipment, Expertise and Guide charges
For registration kindly transfer Rs.1400 per head in the given a/c
State Bank of India
Account No: 32248535175
In the Name of Mr. Rajesh Mhaddalkar
IFSC Code: SBIN0014771
For confirmation call
Rajesh R. Mhaddalkar: +91 9869629288 / 9768341848
Prashant C. Vanahalli: +91 9870969694 / 9833072241
Siddhesh : +91 9768341558