Sandan Valley Trek

Trekking into the Valley of Shadows - An Adventure like no other..

December: 11th, 12th and 13th 2015.

Experiences: Like no other trek in Maharashtra, Canyoning, Trekking, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Sliding, Descending, Wading Through Water, Camping.. adapting to the Valley of Shadows, Back Packing, and absolutely boot camp type trek.

Category: Medium to Tough























Location :- Igatpuri - Ghoti - Bhandardhara - Samrad

Camp Fee 

Rs.4750/-

Travel - Mumbai to Mumbai

Capacity only 20 Participants.


Camp Fee Includes

Travel from Mumbai to Base Village and Back (private bus).

Camping in Wilderness Night 1 and Night 2.

Meals: 
Day 1 - Evening Tea Biscuits and Dinner with Campfire
Day 2 - Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea and Dinner
Day 3 - Breakfast and Lunch

Safety Equipments:
Mountaineering Equipments including Ropes; Harnesses; Carabiners; Helmets; Gloves etc.

Trek and Adventure Support - Skilled Nature Knights Mountaineering Tea.

Porters for carrying Common Food; Tents and Equipments etc.

Excludes

Personal Porters (if the participants requires one).



Tentative Plan

Day 1 - Friday.

Bus Travel Pickup and Drop Points: 
10:00 am Andheri, Western Express near Bislery Junction, Western Express Highway
11:00 am Ghatkopar - Near Ghatkopar Bus Depot
11:15 am Mulund along Eastern Express Highway near Mulund Toll Naka
11:30 am Thane - near Teen Hath Naka along highway, below the bridge
12:00 pm Kalyan on the Highway.
01:00 pm to 02:00 pm Halt near Igatpuri for Lunch Break at a restaurant 
02:00 pm to 4:30 pm Arrive at Base Village
Pitching Tents / Exploring the area.
Enjoy Campfire and Dinner in the starry night




Day 2 - Saturday

summary of day 2
Early Wake-up 
Early Breakfast at Campsite
06:30 am – Start trek (Sandan Valley).
Trekking Lunch on the Way
7:15 Am – First water body, 4 ft. Water.
8:00 Am – 2 ft. Water.
9:00 Am – End of narrow valley. Start of Descend through the Nali
10:30 Am – Tarzan Swing Point.
11:30 Pm – Expected exposed to Sun Patch.
11:30 pm to 4:00 pm Super Adventure Continues.
  • 10 Minutes after rappelling, Rock patch 1 ending in water body. 3 ft. Max depth of Water.
  • Use of Rope ladder with belay (Descend and slide stunt) – 20 ft.
  • Baggage will be lowered with technical gear, separately.
  • 15 Minutes after Rock Patch 1, we reach rock patch 2 – (30 ft.).
  • Mini caving, crawling experience followed by immediate rappelling (15 feet).
  • Baggage will be lowered with technical gear, separately.
  • Rappelling stance not possible
  • Rope Ladder support will be also be provided.
  • 30 Minutes after Rock Patch 2, we reach last rock patch (30 ft.).
  • Technical experiences (combination of wriggling, sliding, chimney, rappelling)
  • ‘V’ Shaped crevice over hang on the left under the crevice.
  • Sloping rock on the right.
  • No hand holds or foot holds.
  • Plain rock with 15 ft. Vertical drop and 15 ft. Of 60 degrees incline.
  • 5 Minutes After last rock patch.
  • We will provide (Tube) floats for support.
  • 6 ft. Deep Water Pool (Water Stunts).
  • 5x5 ft. Stones (4 nos) inside the pool at 3 ft. Height.
  • Length of pool 30 – 40 ft.
  • Clear Water.
  • Stones not slippery.
  • 30 Minutes from Rock Patch. [Campsite]
  • Uneven, But wide rock surface with drinking water stream on the side.
  • Reach at Advance Camp, Pitch tents, 
  • Wild Chefs, wild chefs and dinner with Campfire, hit sack for the night.


Day 3 - Sunday.


5:30 am Wake up Call , Freshen Up
Early morning dip in chilled blue lagoon pond

09:00 am Quick Breakfast and start trek



  • One Hour River Bed Trek.
  • One Hour trek on gentle hill slopes.
  • Walk Two Hours tractor/Bullock cart road. (We will try for a bullock or tractor ride experience).
  • Return Travel by private bus..
  • One Hour 30 Minutes ride to Asangaon Station via. Dolkhamb and Shahpur.
  • Travel Dehne – Dolkhamb (Exploring local village flea market)
  • proceed further to Asangaon
  • 05:00 pm Arrival back in Mumbai..

Expected arrival in Mumbai 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Sandhan Valley Trek is a unique experience combining adventure activities such as Rappelling and staying admidst nature. Sandhan valley is a water carved valley around 200 feet deep. Sandhan is located near beautiful Bhandardara region near village called Samrad. Samrad village and Sandhan Valley is surrounded bu Alang,Madan ad Kulang mountains. This place also has Ratangad,Ajoba and Kalsubai mountain ranges. Kalsubai is the highest peak in Maharashtra spanning 5400 feets.

Brilliant & deep narrow rock floored ravine between the two high walls of mountain range. At some places its width is less than 3 ft so that at some places sun rays unable to reach. So it’s called valley of shadow. it is accessible throughout the year except monsoon. To go at end side of gorge you have cross 2-3 water pools, water level changes according to seasons, in winter it is up to waist & in summer it is up to knee height. At the end of valley you get magnificent view of high cliffs & deep valley

The Sandhan valley trek incorporates a rappelling experience and freehold rock climbing and descending. Technical support of experienced trekkers and all safety mountaineering equipment will be used for the event to ensure safety. 


Sandhan Valley is accessible from Nov to May.


Sandhan Valley trek starts from Samrad village. Total trek includes rappelling and crossing pool of water. and deep gorges and one of its kind of lifetime experience which you feel at end of the trek.

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