Trekगुरु : Fireflies camping & 120 ft rappelling at Sandhan Valley (सांधण दरी). also known as Valley of suspense or Valley of Shadow
Date : 30 may to 31 may 2015
Region : Bhandardara
Assembly : Kasara Railway Station
Height : 4100 ft (aprx)
Grade : EASY with thrilling n technical walk
Cost : 1800rs
Contact : Pravin 9821318848/9821475256
Trekगुरु have organised a exciting Fireflies camping and thrilling 120 ft rappelling at Sandhan Valley On 30 may to 31 may 2015
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 places 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.
Fireflies make light by a process is called bioluminescence to attract a mate. Pre-monsoon climate is the ideal period for fireflies and glow-worms for mating and in pursuit of the mate, hundreds of fireflies gather together on a tree displaying their bio-luminescent lights in the dark nights. Dense forests is just the perfect place for these twinkling creatures for this kind of ritual and this is the exact time when we can experience synchronous twinkling of hundreds of fireflies- one of the most beautiful phenomena in nature.
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. This is an ideal trek to do during summer given the intense heat these days.
Itinerary & Tentitive Schedule
Day 1: 30th May Saturday
Catch the CST - Kasara Local Train
04:34pm: Kasara (actual meeting point)
04:45pm: towards Campsite
07:00pm: Reach Campsite and Freshen Up
07:30pm: Early Dinner in the village
08:30pm: Walk to the campsite
09:00pm: Chill at the campsite, appreciate the fireflies lit trees, gaze up at the stars or sleep by the campfire!
Day 2: 31st May, Sunday
06:00am: Wake Up Call
07:00am: Have Breakfast.
08:00am: Reach Rappel Patch and begin the 120 ft Rappelling!
12:00pm: Complete the Rappelling Activity and Relax
12.30pm: Begin Trek in the Valley of Shadows
02:00pm: Reach Back to Samrad Village
03:00pm: Return Journey
08:00pm: Reach Dadar (tentatively).
Cost = 1800rs
° Transportation from Kasara to Kasara by local Transport ST / Jeep.
° Day 1 - Dinner,
° Day 2 - Breakfast, Lunch
° Camping, Stay and Rappelling Charges
°Expertise and Guide charges
Things to Carry :-
Water Bottle (3 Liters) (must)
Good Trekking shoes (must)
Cap, scarf, Socks (Extra)
Extra Pair of Clothes
Bedding for the Night (Sleeping bag, mattress , shawl chadar etc)
Carry at least 2 Lemons, Chocolate Bars, Glucon D, Odomos.
Personal basic medical kit (carry your routine medicines if any to avoid complications).
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
No wearing of Gold or any other expensive Ornaments ( if Lost owns a sole Responsibility )
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
A haversack to put all these things.
To confirm his/her registration needs to deposit Full payment (1800rs) into the following bank account (Please write your name in description)
Bank Name: BANK OF MAHARASHTRA
Account ID: 20059830445
Account Type: Savings Bank Account
Account name: PRAVIN P. KAMBLE
Branch: BHOIWADA - MUMBAI
IFSC code: MAHB0000563
Pravin : 9821318848
(message / Whatsapp Us if calls not answered or not reachable)
Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery, etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner.
The leader's decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
Please understand this ain’t a picnic, all Trekking and Adventure activities demand fitness. We request you to get a medical fitness check done before you participate in any such events. If suffering from any allergy carry proper medications and inform your trek leaders about it. Also make sure you have a sufficient supply of medication for your trip, building in an allowance for any travel delay. Those with Active Chest and Heart diseases that limit physical activity should not go to high altitudes.
Smoking and alcohol strictly prohibited
Be a group - its not a race
NO littering please...we are educated
Read the event itinerary at least once