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Sandhan Valley Trek!


Sandhan Valley is a beautiful valley situated in the Western Ghats near Ratangad. Also  known as the Valley Of Shadows (as the sun rays do not reach the insides of  the  major  portion  of  the  valley) , this naturally carved valley is 200 feet deep and approximately  2kms long. Located near beautiful Bhandardara region, it is also surrounded by Alang,  Madan, Kulang, Kalsubai, Ratangad and Ajoba forts.

 During monsoons the valley remains closed for trekking due to rock falls and a number of waterfalls inside the valley. It is a must do trek after monsoons. This trek begins  at Kasara and ends at Asangaon station. The entry point of the valley is at a village  called  Samrad and the valley exits out into a village called Dehene.

 Sandhan valley is a full descend trek, but the descend is not an easy walk. Completing  the  trek is more like a solving a boulder puzzle.  Throughout the length of the valley we come across boulders ranging in sizes that we need to tackle as we proceed ahead. This trek  cannot be done without technical assistance of certified professionals as there are 3 patches  where you have to rappel down. A 45ft rappelling patch and 2 more  patches where assistance is required only add to the thrill of the exploration. 

Sandhan is not recommended  for  people  who  are  not  physically  fit/active. We  highly  recommend to check the photos and video link provided below before registering for the  trek.


Dates : December 3rd- 4th(Departure on the night of 2nd Dec)
Height : 4100 ft.
Grade : Above Medium with Thrilling Patches.
Location : Bhandardara Region.

Cost : Rs.1700/-

 

 

Itinerary :

2nd December : (Friday Night)
Catch the CST-Kasara train as per the timings mentioned.
10:50 pm - CST.
10:57 pm - Byculla.
11:05 pm - Dadar.
11:13 pm - Kurla.
11:18 pm - Ghatkopar.
11:34 pm - Thane.
11:57 pm - Dombivali.
12:07 am - Kalyan.
01:18 am - Kasara.

3rd
December (Saturday):
01:30 am - Depart to Samrad by a Private Vehicle.
04:00 am - Reach Samrad. Proceed for some rest and breakfast.
07:00 am - Move towards the entry point exploring Sandhan Valley. Rappel down a few patches. Lunch mid way.

05:30 pm - Reach the camping area.
Settle after a tiring day followed by talks, food and campfire.
End the day nearby a natural pool under the open sky.

4th
December (Sunday):
06:30 am - Wake Up Call. Breakfast will be provided inside the valley itself.
08:00 am - Start trekking towards Dehene village.
11:00 am - Reach Dehne. Lunch in Dehene.
02:00 pm - Move towards Asangaon.
04:00 pm - Reach Asangaon Station.
07:00 pm - Reach Mumbai(Tentative).


Cost : Rs. 1700/-

          Rs. 1900/- (With tent accommodation)

          Rs. 2000/- (With tent and sleeping bag)

 

Note : The temperature is low in the nights so please come prepared for it by carrying proper clothing/bedding if you are not renting it out from us. 

 

Inclusions : 

The 1700 cost includes,

Transportation from Kasara to Asangaon. 

Meals: Day 1: Breakfast and Dinner. Day 2: Breakfast and Lunch. 

Certified technical Assistance.

Rappelling Charges. 

Safety and First Aid. 

Professional expertise. 

Guide charges.

Mapping Journeys charges. 

 

Exclusions :

Travel till Kasara station.

Lunch on Saturday.

Meals during travel.

Personal expenses.

Insurance of any kind.

Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses.

Any item not covered under “inclusions”.

Smoking and consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited. For confirmation of the seat, full amount needs to be deposited prior to the event. Prior to making any payments please confirm about the seat availability.

Payment options:
Bank Name: ICICI 
Bank Name: Ankita Phalle 
Account No. 107401505442 
IFSC Code: ICIC0001074 
Branch: Thakur Complex Branch

For neft and other payment options, queries and registration, please contact :

+91 9867697306

+91 9867693107

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