Sandhan Valley Trek Details
Trek : Sandhan Valley
Date : 1st & 2nd Feb 2014
Region : Igatpuri
Cost App. : Rs 800/-
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 Km long. Sandhan valley is located on the western side of the beautiful Bhandardhara 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 places its width is less than 3 ft and at some places sun rays are unable to reach the ground. Which gives it the name: Valley of Shadow.
To go at end of gorge you have to 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.
Itinerary For Sandhan Valley Trek
1st Feb : Travel upto Kasara by train
0130Hrs : Assemble at Kasara Rail Station
0130 – 0330Hrs : Travel from Kasara to Samrad Village
0330 – 0700Hrs : Rest in Samrad village
0700 – 0800Hrs : Breakfast at Samrad Village
0800Hrs : Start Trek towards Sandhan Valley
1300Hrs : Return back to Samrad Village
1300 - 1400Hrs : Lunch at Samrad Village
1400Hrs : Travel from Samrad Village to Kasara
If possible, we will be visiting Amruteshwar Temple on the way to Kasara
1600Hrs : Disperse at Kasara rail Station.
List of Items To Be Carry
Snugly fitting canvas shoes / Sports shoes
Ruck sack / Shoulder bag which can hold following items
Water Bottle (2 Liter Minimum) compulsory **
Torch with spare set of batteries
Spare Cotton Track pant & T- shirt.
Personal bedding, Sleeping Bag / 2Bed sheet / Carry mat.
Personal medical kit (personal medicines if any, prescribed by family Dr.).
Sweater / Warm cloths.
Please do not carry gold ornaments or any other valuables.
Please do not carry handbags or zolas for the trek.
Avoid Chapels / Slippers for trek
Camera, Binocular is allowed at your own risk
For safety please follow the expert’s/ Instructors advice on trek.
IMP: - Please take return train ticket up to Kasara.
For confirmation contact
Digesh Bhatt: 9769995284
Paresh Kadam: 9867171877
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