Trek to Sandhan Valley

Trek to Sandhan Valley 4

TreksandTrails recommends you all Sandhan Valley - A sheer delight. Which is located in Bhandardhara region of Shyadari range. As the name suggests it’s a valley true to its name. A passionate trekker and avid walker, or a photographer everyone is welcome.  A series of Sandhan Valley photos seen on the internet or on blogs mentioned of this heaven on earth place is always insufficient. Sandhan Valley, also known as Valley of Shadows, 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 forts such as Alang, Madan and Kulang (Known as AMK- rated as the toughest trek in Sahyadri) Ratangad, Ajoba & Kalsubai (5400ft. highest peak in Maharashtra) mountain ranges. At some plaices its width is less than 3 ft and at some places sun rays unable to reach the ground. That why the name: “Valley of Shadows.” The feeling to being at this place – spending a couple of days gives an awesome feeling. It’s a new high to me.

Best time to Trek Is now (December – March). Not recommended during monsoon. We start this FULL DECEND TREK one will see that we have to cross knee/waist deep water to continue the trek

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Sandhan Valley Trek specification as per TreksandTrails

Sandhan Valley trek involves rappling two small patch of varied length of 12ft to 25ft.

Overnight stay under the open sky. Opportunity to count stars: watch the milkyway galaxy.

Or those who like a more sophisticated word – yes its valley crossing and overnight camping.

Valley of Shadows is a name tag as the trek gets relaxed in the afternoon and it seems that one is playing hide and seeks with the sun trying to pierce thru the rocks with its rays.

Other Info:

For some Sandhan Valley exploration has elevated to a new level. Yes there has been a “Sandhan Valley GAINT SWING” event conducted by one of the groups. The group had well experienced trekking participants. The entire event was conducted with great deal of precise planning and executed perfectly. Please note TreksandTrails does not recommend/encourage/promote such extreme act of adventure sports.

Location : Samrad village, Bhandardara, District: Ahmednagar, Maharashtra.

Sandhan Valley height: 4255 ft

Difficulty: Medium – great endurance.

Combined Trek option: YES

Suggested route: Sandhan Valley To Karoli Ghat Trek in November to January time.

Sandhan valley & Ratangad fort. Bhandardhara dam visit

Places of Interest along with Sandhan Valley:

Randha waterfall, Bhandardara Dam, Amruteshwar Temple @ Ratanwadi, Kokan kada,Sandhan Valley, Bhandardara backwater near Samrad village, Ghatghar Dam, Ghatnadevi temple.

Nearby Vicinity

Pabargad fort, Aswala fort, Bhairavgad fort, Aajoba, Ratangad fort, Ratangad Khuta (Pinnacle), Bann (Pinnacle), Karoli Ghat, Alang fort, Madan fort, Kulang fort, Kalsubai (5400 ft. Highest peak in Maharashtra)

From Mumbai Via Igatpuri & Bhavali - (Total Distance - 181 km)

Kalyan - Shahapur - Kasara - Igatpuri - Bhavali - Ambewadi - Vasali Phata - Varaghushi Phata - Shendi Bhandardara - Panzare - Udhawne - Ghatghar Dam - Samrad village

Via Ghoti (Ghoti- Bhandardara Road) - (Total Distance - 199 km)

Kalyan - Shahapur - Kasara - Igatpuri - Ghoti (Ghoti- Bhandardara Road) - Vasali Phata - Varaghushi Phata - Shendi Bhandardara - Panzare - Udhawne - Ghatghar Dam - Samrad village

From Pune - Via Sangamner  - (Total Distance - 248 km)

Pune - Narayangaon - Alephata - Sangamner - Akole - Rajur - Randha falls - Ratanwadi phata- Shendi Bhandardara - Panzare - Udhawne - Ghatghar Dam - Samrad village

Via Bota - (Total Distance - 200 km) Recommended Route

Pune - Narayangaon - Alephata - Bota - Bramhanwada - Kotul - Kotul Phata - Rajur - Randha falls - Ratanwadi phata - Shendi Bhandardara - Panzare - Udhawne - Ghatghar Dam - Samrad village

Via Otur - (Total Distance - 200 km)

Pune - Narayangaon - Alephata - Otur - Bramhanwada - Kotul - Kotul Phata - Rajur - Randha falls - Ratanwadi phata - Shendi Bhandardara - Panzare - Udhawne - Ghatghar Dam - Samrad village The Otur route is single lane route but scenic pass.

From Nasik - (Total Distance - 93 km)

Nasik - Wdhiware - Ghoti (Ghoti- Bhandardara Road) - Vasali Phata - Varaghushi Phata - Shendi Bhandardara - Panzare - Udhawne - Ghatghar Dam - Samrad village

Point to note - This is a circular route

Ratanwadi phata - Shendi Bhandardara - Panzare - Udhawne - Ghatghar Dam - Samrad village - Ratanwadi - Ratanwadi phata - Shendi Bhandardara

Note:

Please take a local guide along from the Sarmad village for your trek.

The above mentioned description is only for reference.

Check the local weather and seek expert guidance wherever required.

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