Treks and Trails India is organizing a special camping night at Samrad Village for all the camping and night photography lovers on 6th - 7th Febuary 2016 which is a New Moon Day

samrad milkyway

The campsite will be at Samrad Village (Sandhan Valley) which is in the interiors of Maharashtra and one of the darkest spot in our state with least amount of light pollution. And with the absence of moon, you will witness the darkest night sky possible.


One may see the Milky Way with their naked eyes and spot numerous stars and galaxies that are never visible from the city.
For all astrophotography lovers, we'll be taking some killer star-trails and milky way pictures. It's gonna be a treat for your lenses.


Or if you get tired, you may chill in one of the open tents and immerse yourself under the sky filled with gazillion stars.
Location: Samrad Village (Sandhan Valley)


Cost: 1500/- per person




- To and fro transport from Kasara to Samrad in private jeep.
- Dinner at the village (Rustic local cuisine)
- Late night snack (Maggi)
- Breakfast
- Tent accommodation (shared)
- Basic camping amenities


Day 1
Meeting Point: Dadar Station at 11am
Board the train at: 11:37am
14.00: Arrive at Kasara Station
16.30: Reach the campsite (by jeep)
17.00: Explore the campsite / pitch the tent / settle down.
18:00: Sunset
19:00: Light up the bornfire, relax, have dinner (local village food), star gazing and photography.

Day 2
02.00: Late night snack (for the ones who are still awake)
07:00: Explore Sandhan Valley (partly)
08:30: Breakfast and Tea
09:00: Clean up and prepare to leave. Catch train from kasara to Mumbai.
15:00 Reach Mumbai.

Things to carry:
- 3 litres water (mandatory)
- Mug, Plates/Bowl.
- Sleeping bag / blanket

- Mattress (mandatory) 
- Torch (mandatory)
- Winter clothes
- snacks/cupcakes/chocolates
- extra flip flops/slipper
- camera, telescopes, binoculars. (optional)
- Portable speakers
- Portable charges

- Personal Medicines 

Rules and guidlines:
We have a "leave no trace" policy, please do not litter the camp site.
We do not take responsibility to any injuries or loss. Smoking and drinking is strictly not allowed.
In case of any changes treks and trails india decision will be final

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FAQ with Answers
1.Note, this Camp Site does not have any fixed/ proper /appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.
2. Personal car parkings at owners risk - route will be provided via google maps 
3. Camp Site is safe for Women  
4. We have 60 - 40 % or more Male - Female ratios on our events 
5. Kids below 15 with Parents supervision only 
6. Food preference only Veg local cooked available 
7. Limited phone connectivity available for most cellular services 
8. Local jeeps used for Transport can accomodate 10 people 
9. Registration against 100% upfront payment only on the spot payment not accepted 
All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered. 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 on day one not included. 
TreksandTrails, India rules:
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact us, please send us a text message.
Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed. Please do not carry handbags or jolas or sling bags.
What to wear for this trek?
Conditions will be windy and cold carry clothes accordingly. Cotton t-shirts, full sleeves recommended. Full-length trousers or track pants. Wear dry fit if possible. Dark and dull coloured clothes.
Cancellation Policy:
50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date
No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show No Refund.
Disclosures on medical conditions 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.
We recommend you to please 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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