Overview/Itinerary

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 for Sandhan Valley Trek 2018

    November 2018

  • 16th 17th 18th November 2018
  • 23rd 24th 25th November 2018

   December 2018

  • 30th 1st 2nd December 2018
  • 7th 8th 9th December 2018
  • 14th 15th 16th December 2018
  • 21st 22nd 23rd December 2018
  • 28th 29th 30th December 2018

Event Details

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

Itinerary

Mumbai Participants:

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.

 

2 Nights 2 Days Every Saturday Kasara Railway Station
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give/What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • 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.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • 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.
Things to Carry
Things to Carry

Click on the link: Things to carry

FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

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 ?

  1.  First night at villagers house dormitory     
  2.  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  arunpsawant@gmail.com
  • Visit Ghatghar Dam 
  • Ratangad Trek 
  • Kalsubai Trek 
  • Bhandardara Camping
  • Alang Madan Kulang Trek 
  • Astro Photography Bhandardara - contact us connect@treksandtrails.org 
  • 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

In case your question is not listed above you can email us  connect@treksandtrails.org 

Pickup point
Directions.
Kasara, Maharashtra, India View on Map