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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

  • Mumbai(CST)    22:50

  • Byculla                  22:57

  • Dadar                    23:04

  • Kurla                      23:12

  • Ghatkopar          23:17

  • Mulund                                23:27

  • Thane                   23:31

  • Dombivili             23:54

  • Kalyan                   00:03

  • Kasara                   01:18


    2nd Feb

    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

  1. Snugly fitting canvas shoes / Sports shoes

  2. Ruck sack / Shoulder bag which can hold following items

  3. Water Bottle (2 Liter Minimum) compulsory **

  4. Torch with spare set of batteries

  5. Cap

  6. Spare Cotton Track pant & T- shirt.

  7. Personal bedding, Sleeping Bag / 2Bed sheet / Carry mat.

  8. Personal medical kit (personal medicines if any, prescribed by family Dr.).

  9. Sweater / Warm cloths.

    Note:

    1. Please do not carry gold ornaments or any other valuables.

    2. Please do not carry handbags or zolas for the trek.

    3. Avoid Chapels / Slippers for trek

    4. Camera, Binocular is allowed at your own risk

    5. 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

For any other information or query write us at krazyexplorers@gmail.com or you can also call us at 9769995284, 9867171877.

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