Sandhan Valley Trek and Camping 2017

Sandhan Valley Trek and Camping 5

Sandhan Valley Trek

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 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 shadows.

 

Batches November 2017 - Coming soon

 

Event Details

Sandhan Valley Trek and Camping Event Details

Region - Igatpuri
Contribution - Rs 1800 
Assembly - Kasara railway station
Duration - 2 days and 2 nights

 

Event Itinerary

Sandhan Valley Trek Route Itinerary


Board Kasara slow local from Mumbai CST on Friday.

 

Kasara Train timing as below:
22:50 CST
23.04 Dadar
23:31 Thane
00.03 Kalyan
01:18 Kasara

Pune Participants
Board Indrayani train from Pune at 18:35
Reach Kalyan 21:00 (have dinner before you board the train)
Board local train till Kasara.

 

Day: 1 - Saturday - Sandhan Valley Trek Route
01:30 Assemble at Kasara Rail Station
05:30 Reach base village by local transport
06:30 Breakfast.
07:00 Start full descend trek towards Sandhan Valley
13:30 Lunch in route.
16:00 Evening tea & snacks.
20:30 Dinner & Night Stay tented 

Day: 2 - Sunday - Sandhan Valley Trek Route
06:30 Wake up, Breakfast
08:30 Start descending toward Dehne village.
12:30 Reach Dehne village.
14:30 Start travel from Dehne village to Asangaon
16:30 Disperse at Asangaon railway station.

 

Cost Includes

  • Transportation from Kasara – Sandhan Valley – Dehne – Asangaon by local Transport
  • Day 1 - 1 veg breakfast, evening tea, and 1 veg dinner.
  • Day 2 – 1 veg breakfast.
  • Equipment, expertise, guide charges and TreksandTrails charges if any.
  • Tent stay on saturday night. 

   

Cost Excludes

  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered etc.
  • Insurance, tips, Porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather.
  • Lunch for Sunday is excluded.

 

How to Register

Batches for Sandhan Valley Trek and Camping for November 2017

 

 

For Registration and Confirmation transfer Rs. 1800.00 per person in the given a/c

Once payment is done, please send an email to    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  withTransaction ID, Participant Name, email ID, mobile phone number, emergency contact number.

 

For any queries please call or email or whatsapp

  •  Rajesh Mhaddalkar +919869629288 / +919768341848 (Trek Leader)

  • Treks and Trails  9619095743

   

 Cancellation Policy:

  1. 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 5 days prior to the event date.
  2. No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show No Refund.
  3. Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  4. Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.

 

Things to Carry

First-trek-essentials - http://www.treksandtrails.org/index.php/18-explore-more/546-first-trek-essentials

 

Things to Carry - Sandhan Valley Trek and Camping

  1. Haversack to keep hands free 
  2. Water 3 liters ( use reuseable water bottle )
  3. One extra pair of clothes, sweater.
  4. Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc.
  5. Camera (Optional) - Get Dry Bag to keep clothes and electronic gadgets dry 
  6. Electoral or Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder.
  7. Sleeping bag, carry matt. ( Sleeping bag available on rent on availability )
  8. Personal medicines. Sweaters if required.
  9. Please do not carry handbags or jolas for this trek.
  10. Wear good trekking shoes
  11. Plastic bag to keep clothes dry.
  12. Torch with extra batteries - Compulsory 
  13. Bed sheets, please carry your personal tea mugs, spoon and a small Swiss-knife.
  14. Personal Medicine and First Aid.
  15. Identity proof (must)

 

Important Gear required

Backpack

  • One Day pack + rain cover 20 - 40 litres
  • Identity proof (must)

Head Gear

  • Head torch with extra batteries - Hand torch an alternative
  • Sun Cap - Sun Glasses

Clothes

  • Two Full Trekking Pants - Quick Dry Material
  • Two T-shirts - Full sleeves - Quick Dry Material
  • Wear dark coloured clothes
  • Avoid wearing white coloured clothes 
  • Avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments

Walking Gear

  • Walking stick advisable
  • Trekking shoes with good grip on wet rocks 
  • Please avoid wearing sports shoes they have very less grip, Prefer Trekking shoes only
  • Campus Trekking Shoes you can buy Rs 800 only good investment 
  • Floaters / Flip - flops 1 Pair (Optional) to relax after trek
  • Avoid wearing repaired shoes or old shoes they will not last on this trek

Water & Food

  • Water bottle / Hydration bag 2 - 3 litres
  • Snacks - Energy bars - Dry fruits - Glucon D - Ors Powder

Medicine & Doctor

  • Personal Medical Kit - Please carry First Aid Kit
  • Please visit your Doctor before starting any outdoor trek or activity
  • Sunscreen cream - Hand sanitiser
  • Odomos

Rainwear & Monsoon Precaution

  • Rain Jacket - Poncho - Waterproof pants if you don’t want to get wet
  • Dry Bag or Plastic bag to keep clothes dry 
  • Double pack your valuables / phones in plastic bags
  • Carry alternate cheap phone or dry bag for phone and power-bank for charging
  • Heavy Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet

Event Itinerary & Safety First

  • Please read the event itinerary
  • Trekking is a specialist activity please come prepared
  • Check you shoes, make sure your shoes are sturdy repaired ones or old shoes will not last in mountains.
  • While trekking there is no one to impress so please don’t worry about fashion and bring sturdy gear which can survive mountain climate.
  • If you have good gear there is no need to invest in new gear

Physical - Mental - Medical Preparation

  • Physical and positive frame of mind will help you keep pace.
  • Bring your personal medication and basic first aid
  • Visit a doctor for approval and judge your fitness before enrolling any trekking activity
  • Stay calm during during difficult moments it will help you.
  • Keep leeway in your travel plans just in case, mountain weather can affect your travel plans
  • Dont worry about shoes getting wet while crossing streams or gear getting damage while trekking you can always replace them, but injury will lead to end of trek

How to protect your gear

  • Rain cover for your backpack will help keep your backpack dry and protect it from thorns and rocks.
  • Dry bag / Waterproof kitbag to keep your clothes and gadgets dry and protected
  • Dont walk with your phones or camera in hand one slip and you can damage your expensive gadgets

Be a Cool Traveller

  • Stay Organised by keeping necessary toiletries handy
  • Smile and be courteous with locals and other travellers
  • Learn local greetings Namaste / Julay / Salaam it will help you connect with people.
  • Be environment friendly carry water bottle which can be refilled instead of purchasing bottled water
  • Dont create extra plastic waste with food wrappers always leave the campsite cleaned
  • Carry your garbage back home and dispose it, Kalsubai Mountain is eco sensitive area 
  • Follow Directions of Trek Leader
  • Respect Local People 

 

Event Rule

Treks and Trails Rules - Sandhan Valley Bhandardara 

  • Smoking and Drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
  • Playing Loud Music not allowed
  • Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
  • Treks and Trails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the event without prior notice.
  • Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/skirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
  • Please avoid wearing gold and other jewellery (at own risk)
  • Personal Garbage to be carried by participant themselves 
  • Please bring Plastic plates / Spoon / Tea Mug / Reuseable water bottle compulsory 

 

Medical Disclosures and Event Risk Profile

It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves. The cost mentioned above is for Indian citizens ONLY payable in Indian Rupees.

Wear good trekking shoes. Take care while walking / climbing / trekking. Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc. is prohibited. 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. We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside. Do not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition. Note, this trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.

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FAQ - Sandhan Valley Trek 

 

1. Are toilets available during Sandhan Valley Trek Route ?

    No, Toilets are available at base village samrad and after the trek is completed at Dehne Village

 

2. Food available ?

    Basic veg food is available prepared by locals

    Breakfast - Poha and Tea

    Main Meal - Bhakri / Sabzi / Rice / Daal / Papad / Pickle 

 

3. Can we self drive till Samrad village ?

    You would need driver as starting point of trek sandhan valley and end location of trek are different and 3 hours by car 

 

4. Numbers of days required for this trek ?

    Two days are required and two nights 

 

5. Where can we park our cars for trek sandhan valley ?

    Samrad village and parking is available 

 

6. Do you provide sleeping bags?

    Sleeping bag NO - For hygiene reasons we don't provide sleeping bags

 

 

7. Do Single Travellers Female signup for these events ?

    We have 60 - 40 % or more Male - Female ratios on our events 

    Many Single Travelling Female join our events 

 

8. Are Kids allowed on treks sandhan valley?

    Kids below 15 with Parents supervision only

 

9. Phone Connectivity ?

    Limited phone connectivity available for most cellular services

 

10. Where will we stay ?

     a. First night at villagers house dormitory     

     b. Second night after sandhan valley trek we will stay in Jungle 

 

11. Is cash payment or spot payment accepted ?

     Cash payment is not accepted

  • Registration against 100% upfront payment only via Paytm / UPI / NEFT / IMPS / Payment Getaway on the spot payment not accepted
  • We need to book in advance bus / jeep and make other arrangements upfront payment is must 

 

12. Will i get bottled water ?

      Normal well water shall be provided

      You can buy water purify tablets from medical 

 

13. Can i charge my phone ?

      No electricity. Please carry a power bank if required

 

14. How is the weather now ?

      Winter Temperatur Night 10 - Day 30°C approx.

      Summer Temperature Night 17- Day 39°C approx.

      Monsoon it rains very heavily please double pack your expensive phones and gadgets

 

15. Can we smoke or drink alcohol ?

      People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit event on immediate basis without refund.

 

16. Can we listen to music on bluetooth speaker ? 

  • Listening to music on earphones or bluetooth speaker is not allowed while trekking
  • Bluetooth speaker not allowed inside homestay or resting place.

 

17. How do i make payment ?

      You can pay online on our website in how to register tabs.

 

18. Hotels near Sandhan Valley Bhandardara?

List of Hotels Bhandardara 

  • MTDC Bhandardara
  • Anandvan Resort
  • Yash Resort
  • Hotel Samadhan
  • Locals offer homestay dormitory boards can be easily spotted along the road 

 

19. Things to do near Sandhan Valley ?

  • Sandhan Valley Giant Swing conducted by Proboscis Training & Adventures email them  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Visit Ghatghar Dam 
  • Ratangad Trek 
  • Kalsubai Trek 
  • Bhandardara Camping
  • Alang Madan Kulang Trek 
  • Astro Photography Bhandardara - contact us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
  • Ghatghar Kokankada
  • Visit Wilson Dam
  • Boating at Bhandardara Lake 

 20. Sandhan Valley Trek Pune ?

       Please read event itinerary tab on how to reach kasara for Pune participant 

21. Sandhan Valley Trek Mumbai ?

       Please read event itinerary tab on how to reach kasara for Mumbai participant

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28th 29th October 2017

For Registrations Call  -  Rajesh Mhaddalkar - 9869629288 / 9768341848 - Treks and Trails Mumbai - 8828746865

1. Trek to Lohagad Fort on 28th October 2017 Learn More - http://ow.ly/ybJC30cNMA7  - Rs 900.00 per person.

2. Karnala Fort Trek on 29th October 2017 Learn More - http://ow.ly/orGt30fEBK7Rs 800.00 per person.

3. Devkund Waterfall Trek on 29thOctober 2017 Learn More - http://ow.ly/ESzd30fu4IW  - Rs 1300.00 per person.

4. Trek to Kalsubai on 28th 29th October 2017 Learn More - http://ow.ly/hApt30aU7UU  -  Rs 1200.00 per person.

5. Overnight Trek to Rajmachi and Kondane Caves on 28th 29th October 2017 Learn More - http://ow.ly/Ygcf30aU7Pm -  Rs 1500.00 per person.

6. Lonavala Camping - Pavna Dam Camping on 28th 29th October2017 Learn More - http://ow.ly/GqW330eAc5N - Rs 1800.00 per person.

7. About Kaas Plateau 28th 29th OctoberLearn More - http://ow.ly/Kicu30eC6t8   - Rs 2200.00 per person. 

 

 

4th 5th November 2017

For Registrations Call  -  Rajesh Mhaddalkar - 9869629288 / 9768341848 - Treks and Trails Mumbai - 8828746865

1. Trek to Lohagad Fort on 4th November 2017 Learn More - http://ow.ly/ybJC30cNMA7  - Rs 900.00 per person

2. Trek to Kalsubai on 4th 5th November 2017 Learn More - http://ow.ly/hApt30aU7UU  -  Rs 1200.00 per person.

3. Overnight Trek to Rajmachi and Kondane Caves on 4th 5th November 2017 Learn More - http://ow.ly/Ygcf30aU7Pm -  Rs 1500.00 per person.

4. Lonavala Camping - Pavna Dam Camping on 4th 5th November 2017 Learn More - http://ow.ly/GqW330eAc5N - Rs 1800.00 per person.

 

 

11th 12th November 2017

For Registrations Call  -  Rajesh Mhaddalkar - 9869629288 / 9768341848 - Treks and Trails Mumbai - 8828746865

1. Trek to Lohagad Fort on 11th November 2017 Learn More - http://ow.ly/ybJC30cNMA7  - Rs 900.00 per person

2. Trek to Kalsubai on 11th 12th November 2017 Learn More - http://ow.ly/hApt30aU7UU  -  Rs 1200.00 per person.

3. Overnight Trek to Rajmachi and Kondane Caves on 11th 12th November 2017 Learn More - http://ow.ly/Ygcf30aU7Pm -  Rs 1500.00 per person.

4. Lonavala Camping - Pavna Dam Camping on 11th 12th November 2017 Learn More - http://ow.ly/GqW330eAc5N - Rs 1800.00 per person.

 

 

18th 19th November 2017

For Registrations Call  -  Rajesh Mhaddalkar - 9869629288 / 9768341848 - Treks and Trails Mumbai - 8828746865

1. Trek to Lohagad Fort on 18th November 2017 Learn More - http://ow.ly/ybJC30cNMA7  - Rs 900.00 per person

2. Trek to Kalsubai on 18th 19th November 2017 Learn More - http://ow.ly/hApt30aU7UU  -  Rs 1200.00 per person.

3. Overnight Trek to Rajmachi and Kondane Caves on 18th 19th November 2017 Learn More - http://ow.ly/Ygcf30aU7Pm -  Rs 1500.00 per person.

4. Lonavala Camping - Pavna Dam Camping on 18th 19th November 2017 Learn More - http://ow.ly/GqW330eAc5N - Rs 1800.00 per person.

 

 

25th 26th November 2017

For Registrations Call  -  Rajesh Mhaddalkar - 9869629288 / 9768341848 - Treks and Trails Mumbai - 8828746865

1. Trek to Lohagad Fort on 25th November 2017 Learn More - http://ow.ly/ybJC30cNMA7  - Rs 900.00 per person

2. Trek to Kalsubai on 25th 26th November 2017 Learn More - http://ow.ly/hApt30aU7UU  -  Rs 1200.00 per person.

3. Overnight Trek to Rajmachi and Kondane Caves on 25th 26th November 2017 Learn More - http://ow.ly/Ygcf30aU7Pm -  Rs 1500.00 per person.

4. Lonavala Camping - Pavna Dam Camping on 25th 26th November 2017 Learn More - http://ow.ly/GqW330eAc5N - Rs 1800.00 per person.