Mapping the Sandhan Valley - Explara
Mapping the Sandhan Valley
Jan 30, 2016 - Jan 31, 2016
01:30 AM - 07:00 PM (Asia/Kolkata)
Sandhan Valley, Bhandardara
Bhandardara,India

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Sandhan Valley is a beautiful valley situated in the Western Ghats near Ratangad. Also known as the Valley Of Shadows as the major portion of the valley doesnt allow the sun rays to come in. This naturally carved valley is 200 feet deep and approximately 2kms long. Located near beautiful Bhandardara region, it is also surrounded by Alang, Madan, Kulang, Kalsubai, Ratangad and Ajoba forts. Along with breathtaking sights, Sandhan Valley also offers adventure seekers a chance to rappel down patches to reach its base.

The beauty of this trek lies within the fact that each year after monsoons the valley offers a new route, its like solving a puzzle to reach your destination.
This batch will be the final batch number 7 for 2016.

  • Height: 4100 ft
  • Grade: Medium with Thrilling Patches
  • Location: Bhandardara Region
  • 30th-31st January. (Leaving on 29th night)

  1. ​Sandhan Valley,
    Bhandardara,
    Bhandardara, Maharashtra, India


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Day 0: Friday.

  • Catch the CST-Kasara train as per the timings mentioned.
  • 10:50 pm – CST.
  • 10:57 pm – Byculla.
  • 11:05 pm – Dadar.
  • 11:13 pm – Kurla.
  • 11:18 pm – Ghatkopar.
  • 11:34 pm – Thane.
  • 11:57 pm – Dombivali.
  • 12:07 am – Kalyan.
  • 01:18 am – Kasara.

Day 1: Saturday.

  • 01:30 am – Depart to Samrad by a Private Vehicle
  • 04:00 am – Reach Samrad. Proceed for some rest and breakfast.
  • 07:00 am – Move towards the base exploring Sandhan Valley. Rappel down a few patches. Lunch mid way. (The route few small rappelling patches, the biggest one being 40-50ft approx and we have to go through water upto 4-5ft deep for approximately 30 meters on the way. This only adds to the thrill of the whole exploration.)
  • 05:30 pm – Reach the base.
  • Settle at the base followed by talks, food and campfire.
  • End the day by a natural swimming pool under the open sky.

Day 2: Sunday.

  • 06:30 am – Wake Up Call. Breakfast at the base.
  • 08:00 am – Start trekking towards Dehene.
  • 11:00 am – Reach Dehne. Lunch in Dehene.
  • 02:00 pm – Move towards Asangaon.
  • 04:00 pm – Reach Asangaon Station.
  • 07:00 pm – Reach Dadar (Tentative).

Inclusions:

  • Transportation from Kasara to Asangaon
  • Meals, Day 1: Breakfast and Dinner. Day 2: Breakfast and Lunch.
  • Technical Assistance.
  • Camping and Rappelling Charges.
  • Expert Guidance.
  • Safety and First Aid.
Exclusions:
  • Meals during travel
  • Lunch on Day 1
  • Personal expenses Insurance of any kind
  • Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses
  • Any item not covered under “inclusions

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