Long weekend trek to Alang – Madan – Kulang. The toughest trek in the Sahyadri on 25 - 26 - 27 December 2015

Why AMK?
For those who have just completed the monsoon trekking season. Must be all geared up for a new adventure. We call upon the survivors to explore the most difficult trek in the Sahyadri. An adventure to explore the path less taken. Come on pack your bags, and join the adventure.

Summary:
Duration: 3 days and 3 Nights
Height: 4852 - 4841 - 4822 ft
Region: Igatpuri - Kalsubai
Contribution: Rs 2500.00 per person

 

About Alang fort:
Alang Fort (also Alangad) is a fort in Nashik district, Maharashtra, India. It is one of the three forts, the others being Madangad and Kulang, in the Kalsubai range of the Western Ghats. They are the most difficult to reach forts in Nasik District. A dense forest cover make these treks difficult. These three forts are a little neglected due to very heavy rains in the area and a difficult confusing path to the forts

About Kulang fort:
Being in the same region of the three forts its said climb to Kulag is the most difficult. On the way up climbing we come across patches of rock cut steps. It take 6 hours to reach from Kulanwadi to the fort. On the fort to see around 5 water cisterns. Form here we could also see Mahuli with the 3 pinacles. One can also stay at the caves here.

About Madan fort:
The climb preferred is usually between Madan and Alang. The time taken could around 3-4 hours to reach the step after leaving Kulung fort. Over here rock climbing would be required as the wall of the steps was destroyed during the cannon fire. Use of a fixed rope is required. There is one large cave on this fort and 2 water cistern. The top of the fort is a huge plateau. On the fort, there are two caves, a small temple and 11 water cisterns. Remnants of buildings are spread over the fort. Kalasubai, Aundh Fort, Patta and Bitangad are to the east of the fort, Harihar, Trimbakgad and Anjaneri to its north and Harishchandragad, Aajobagad, Khutta (pinnacle), Ratangad and Katrabai to its south.


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Sandhan Valley Trek and Camping 

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.

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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 Than

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 under open Sky in Tent.

 

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 Saturday and Sunday is excluded.

How to Register

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

Account Name: Treks and Trails 

 Bank Name: Axis Bank 

 Account Number: 917020047534079

 Branch: Churchgate - Mumbai

 IfSC Code:  UTIB0000695 

 Account Type: Current Account

 

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.

 

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For any queries please call us

  • Treks and Trails Mumbai 8828746865 / 8828004949 / 9764461419 / 9867046166 ( Monday to Saturday 11:30 am to 6 pm only )

 

Cancellation Policy

  • 75% refund if notified via phone conversation 8 or more days prior to the event date.
  • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 4 to 7 days prior to the event date.
  • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days prior to event date 
  • No show No Refund.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.
  • If Trek get cancelled we will refund "Trek Amount" only.

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

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

  • 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

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.

 

FAQ

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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One day trek to Andharban on 27th September 2015, Sunday (leaving Saturday night)

 
Summary
Type: Valley/Jungle descend trail.
Range: Mulshi, Pune 
Base Village: Tamhini
Grade: Medium
Minimum:6 Participants
Maximum: 15 Participants
Trek Leader: Mahadev
Trek Distance: 13KM
About: Andharban, by its name means a dark dense forest. It is a gradual descend trek, where you are already on height and you will descend till end. It is one of the most beautiful trek and lots of things to explore. We will be walking on a ridge offering an awesome view of the Kundalika Valley, Bhira dam and the mountain ranges of Tamhini ghat. Evergreen forest covers you with shade in the first half of the trek (6-8 kms).The trek further descends down in Konkan to reach Bhira (4 kms).The same valley where is the origin of the Kundalika river famous for its white water river rafting.

 

Lonavala Bhimashankar range trek 12th - 13th September 2015

Summary:
Distance to be covered: 70km approx
Difficulty level: Medium
Endurance level: High - Previous trekking experience required.
Minimum participants: 7
Group Size: 20 participants.
Last Date to Register: 11 Sep 2015
Trek Leader: Mahadev
About:
Lonavala to Bhimashankar is known to be one of the ancient trek routes in the Sahyadri ranges. This old route shall put your endurance level to test. This a life changing experience, and worth every effort that you put in every stride. Hills and downhill, plateaus and long vast plateaus, dense forest of Karvi plants, ever changing route, breathe taking beauty. One of the most amazing trekking experiences we must say. 
What's in it for me?
- Overnight trek
- Photography
- Night photography
- Offbeat trek
How to come to Lonavala for Mumbai Participants:
Train No.Mumbai Lonavala
Hussain Sagar Exp. 12701 09.50PM 12.10AM
LTT Kurla-Coimbatue Exp 11013 10.35PM 12.45AM
Siddheshwar Express 12115 10.45PM 01.15AM
Bijapur-Sirdi Fast Pass. 51033 10.55PM 01.52AM
By Road take any bus for Pune going via Lonavala ST depot.
 

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