Overview

About : 

  • The essence of adventure lies in doing something unique, unheard-of, and irregular. While trekking up a hill becomes common, we bring you the Sandhan valley that goes down a gorge. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?  

  • It is also known as the Valley of Shadows or The Great Canyon is a gorge in the Sahyadri mountain range located in the Western Ghats. This canyon extends 2 km long and 200 ft. deep covered with astoundingly large rocks on both sides. This trek which includes the camping and rappelling experience too begins with a descend from Samrad village and ends with an ascend to the Dehene village. The journey in between encompasses wading through refreshing streams of water, rappelling down gigantic rocks, and camping under a gorgeous night sky.  

  • One of the best experiences of the Sandhan valley trek is the “Reverse Waterfall”. Yes, you read that right – a waterfall that flows from down to up. This happens due to high-pressure winds pushing the water entering the valley during the monsoon season, back upwards, thus bringing this unique phenomenon to life.  

  • The reason why it is also referred to as the Valley of Shadows is that the deep ravines of this gorge receive very little or no sunlight. It is only around noon that the canyon gets lit up making your trek in the dark until then, even more exhilarating.   

  • Further, this camping is an experience you simply can’t miss. As the terrain in this canyon is mostly rocky, finding a flat surface is usually the first step to set up a camp and enjoy a blissful night in this valley. Camping along with rappelling together completes the wholesome experience this trek aims to provide.   

  • Surrounded by the magnificent Alang-Kulang- Madan forts, Ratangad fort as well as Kalsubai Peak (the highest peak in Maharashtra), Samrad village, Sandhan valley’s base camp offers a truly breath-taking view at every point in the day.  

  • There’s no specific time of the year that is best suited for this trek but out of the experience, we can say that it is certainly most thrilling during the monsoon season. Located in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, getting to the Sandhan valley location is extremely easy from prime spots like Pune and Mumbai. To know more, read on. 


Sandhan Valley Trek Information:

  • Region: Ghatghar 
  • Duration: 2 days and 1 night
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Endurance: Moderate
  • Weather: Pleasant 
  • Distance from Mumbai: 215 km
  • Distance from Pune: 186 km 
  • Distance from Kasara: 82 km
  • Distance from Nashik: 90 km

Things to do : 

Besides a thrilling trek through the Sandhan valley, this outing comprises a host of other activities. These include – 

  1. A walk into the woods at Samrad village to catch a glimpse of sparkling fireflies in the dark
  2. Sandhan valley rappelling – which involves rappelling down patches as high as 45 feet in the valley 
  3. Zip-lining through the valley 
  4. Camping and bonfire inside the canyon under a gorgeous night sky

Viewing the glorious sunrise and sunset at Samrad village 


Nearby Attractions: 

  • Bhandardara Lake: An hour’s drive away from Sandhan valley is one of the most famous lakes of Ahmednagar -- Bhandardara Lake. Situated near Wilson dam that is built over the Pravara river, this location has a variety of attractions to enjoy. Some of these include the Umbrella Fall, Randha Fall, garden by the dam as well as the scenic view of the Sahyadri mountain lines.  

  • Ratangad Fort: 4.7 km away is the Ratangad fort which offers one of the most magnificent views of the highest peaks of the Sahyadri range. Situated at an altitude of 4,255 ft, a trek to Ratangad fort is an adventure that you can add to your already-stirring trek.  

  • Amruteshwar Temple: Amruteshwar Temple is an ancient Shiva temple built on the banks of the holy river Pravara 10 km away from Sandhan valley. It is among the popular Bhandardara tourist places and is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. For those interested in historic sightseeing, this place is a must-visit. Given that the temple is located in Ratanwadi village – the base camp of Ratangad trek – a visit to this artistic temple can be easily roped into this trek – Ratangad fort trip. 


Batches : 

  • 15th - 16th May
  • 22nd - 23rd May
  • 29th - 30th May
  • 5th - 6th June
  • 12th - 13th June
  • 19th - 20th June

Event Fees:

  • Mumbai: 1600/-
  • Pune: 1250/-
  • Kasara: 1400/- 
  • Base Village: 700/- 

Mumbai Pickup: Borivali, Malad, Goregaon, Andheri, Bandra, Dadar, Vikhroli, Kanjurmarg, Mulund, Thane )

Pune Pickup: Bank of Maharashtra ( SB Road ), Kasarwadi )

Ad-ons :

  • Rent a tent : Rs 400/- per tent
  • Rappelling: Rs 200/- per person
  • Zip-lining: Rs 200/- per person 

Tents will be sanitized. However, we request you to sanitize them before use.

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Itinerary

MUMBAI - 

Saturday,

  • Report at Borivali at 05:00 PM
  • Reporting time for pick up from Malad, Goregaon, Andheri, Bandra, Dadar, Vikhroli, Kanjurmarg, Mulund, Thane, Kalyan would be between 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM anywhere on the highway.
  • Reach Base village by 03:00 AM and go for fireflies spotting 
  • Bonfire and games 
  • Rent a tent to sleep, or play team bonding games. 
  • Due to the Covid-19, we will avoid staying in Locals house. Carry a yoga mat or normal to sleep under a sky full of million stars. 

Sunday,

  • Wakeup at 06:00 AM sharp and fresh up
  • Have breakfast
  • Start trekking towards Sandhan valley for Rappelling & Zip-lining
  • Rappel down into the valley
  • Explore the Valley of Shadow
  • Come back to the base village, change, and fresh up
  • Have hot veg lunch
  • Depart for Mumbai
  • Reach Mumbai by 10:00 PM

 

PUNE  -

Saturday,

  • Report at Bank of Maharashtra, SB Road by 08:00 PM.
  • Pickup from Kasarwadi at 08:30 PM.
  • Start traveling to the base village via private bus.
  • Reach Base village by 03:00 AM and go for fireflies spotting 
  • Bonfire and games 
  • Rent a tent to sleep, or play team bonding games. 
  • Due to the Covid-19, we will avoid staying in Locals house. Carry a yoga mat or normal to sleep under a sky full of million stars. 

Sunday,

  • Wakeup at 06:00 AM sharp and fresh up
  • Have breakfast
  • Start trekking towards Sandhan valley for Rappelling & Zip-lining
  • Rappel down into the valley
  • Explore the Valley of Shadow
  • Come back to the base village, change, and fresh up
  • Have hot veg lunch
  • Depart for Pune
  • Reach Pune by 10:00 PM

 

KASARA -

Saturday,

  • Catch CSMT – Kasara local

CSMT – Kasara local timing

  • 11:46 CSMT
  • 11:53 Byculla
  • 11:59 Dadar
  • 12:06 Kurla
  • 12:26 Thane
  • 12:39 Dombivali
  • 12:48 Kalyan
  • 13:58 Kasara
  • 14:00 Meet at Kasara railway station and move towards the campsite at Samrad.
  • 16:30 Reach base village.
  • 17:30 Evening tea.
  • 19:00 Enjoy campfire.
  • 21:00 Dinner.
  • After dinner walk for fireflies.
  • Rest in Local's house or rent a tent

Sunday,

  • Wake up at 6 am sharp and fresh up
  • Have breakfast
  • Start trekking towards Sandhan valley for Rappelling & Zip-lining
  • Rappel down into the valley
  • Explore the Valley of Shadow
  • Come back to the base village, change, and fresh up
  • Have hot veg lunch
  • 18:00 Reach Kasara station and disperse.

Inclusion :

  • Travel from Mumbai & Pune by Private bus as per govt COVID guidelines
  • Breakfast & Tea
  • Lunch ( Veg Thali )
  • Dinner ( For Kasara Package )
  • Guide Charges.
  • Entry Charges.
  • Expertise Charges. 
  • First Aid Charges.

Exclusion :

  • Travel till pickup points
  • 5% GST
  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered
  • 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 roadblocks, bad weather
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required
  • Insurance

Reporting Point :

  • MUMBAI - 05:00 PM on Saturday at Borivali.

Pickup : Malad, Goregaon, Andheri, Bandra, Dadar, Vikhroli, Kanjurmarg, Mulund, Thane, Kalyan )

  • PUNE - 08:00 PM on Saturday at Starbucks, FC road and 08:30 PM on Saturday at Kasarwadi

Return Arrival:

  • 10:00 PM at Borivali on Sunday.
  • 10:00 PM at Starbucks, FC road on Sunday.

How to reach:

The aim is to reach Samrad village which is the starting point of this adventure. 

If you’re coming from Mumbai – 

  • It is best advised to take a train from Mumbai to Kasara and hire a private transport vehicle from Kasara to Samrad village
  • Distance between Mumbai and Kasara is 103.8 Km – a 2-hour journey 

If you’re coming from Pune – 

  • The best mode is to take a train or private vehicle from Pune to Kalyan Station, catch a local train from Kalyan to Kasara and then hire a private vehicle from Kasara to Samrad village
  • It takes approximately 4 to 5 hours to reach Sandhan valley from Pune

Things to carry:

  • ID proof
  • Water bottles 2-3 liters.
  • Good grip shoes.
  • Torch with extra batteries.
  • Sleeping bag / Mat with blankets
  • Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits, etc.
  • Electoral or Glucon D powder.
  • Personal first aid and medicines.
  • Sun protection cap, goggles.
  • Extra Pair of clothes.
  • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles

Payment Details :

UPI ID : 7387523876@upi

Net banking :

  • Name- RAJBALA YADAV
    Bank name - HDFC BANK 
    ACC No.- 50100308491863
    IFSC code- HDFC0002501
  • Name- NITIN YADAV
    Bank name - PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK 
    ACC No.- 0530001500002688
    IFSC code- PUNB0053000

Please send a screenshot of the payment on WhatsApp 8850043643 for confirmation, we will then share a form for the final booking procedure.


COVID Guidelines :

  • Mask and maintaining social distance with others is mandatory throughout the trip.
  • Buses will be fully sanitized before use.
  • Carrying your own sanitizers, gloves, face shield and mask is compulsory.
  • Food will be freshly cooked and packed as per WHO guidelines.

Trekhievers Policies -

  • Seats will be reserved only after full payment.
  • Fees paid are non-refundable but transferable on the same event.
  • A complete schedule of the trek will be given later to registered participants
  • Organizers have all the right to modify or change the schedule in case
  • Organizers hold the right to cancel any event and refund with prior notice.
  • We strictly follow a no alcohol, no drugs, and no litter policy.

Cancellation Policy:

  • 100% amount to be paid in advance to book the trip.
  • If the booking is canceled 10 days or before the event date then 50% of the booking amount will be refunded.
  • No refund if canceled 9 days prior to the event.
  • No show = No refund.

Contact details-

Vaibhavi - 8850043643 | Nitin - 7387523876 | Chetan - 8928861733

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Disclaimer:

The tour is weather-based and depends on the weather conditions. There may be last-minute cancellations if weather conditions deteriorate.

FAQ

Is there an age limit for those who’d like to go this trek or the Sandhan valley rappelling adventure? 

 No, there is no age limit to participate in this trek or any activities associated with it. 

Is there a well-constructed route to go in a private vehicle from Mumbai/Pune directly to Samrad village? 

 Yes, from Mumbai you can take the route via NH160 to reach your destination in approximately 4 hours. If you’re coming from Pune, you can take the route via NH60, which will take you to Samrad village within 5 hours.

Are there washrooms available on the trek or around the Sandhan valley camping spot? 

 Washrooms are available only at the base camp – Samrad village. 

What is the distance of Sandhan valley from Pune?

It is 230 km away from Pune

Is the Sandhan valley location close to the Bhandardhara?

Yes, it is.