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Trek To The Valley of Shadow (Sandhan Valley)

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26th Dec 2014

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Sandhan Valley is a beautiful valley situated in the Western Ghats near Ratangad. Amidst the water lies this carved valley 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.

Dates: 27th - 28th December (Departure on the night of 26th December)

Height: 4100 ft
Grade: Medium with Thrilling Patches
Location: Bhandardara Region

Itinerary:

27th December (night of 26th December):
Catch the CST-Kasara train as per the timings mentioned.
10:50pm: CST
10:57pm: Byculla
11:05pm: Dadar
11:13pm: Kurla
11:18pm: Ghatkopar
11:34pm: Thane
11:57pm: Dombivali
12:07am: Kalyan
01:18am: Kasara

01:30am: Depart to Samrad by a Private Vehicle
04:00am: Reach Samrad. Proceed for some rest and breakfast.
07:00am: Move towards the base exploring Sandhan Valley. Rappel down a few patches. Lunch mid way. (The route has 4 small rappelling patches 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.)
05:30pm: 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.

28th December
06:00am: Wake Up Call
08:30am: Chai and Breakfast
09:30am: Trek towards Dehne
11:00am: Reach Dehne
12:00pm: Move to Shahapur by public transport. Lunch enroute.
04:00pm: Reach Asangaon Station
We'll be reaching Dadar around 7pm.

Cost: Rs. 1500 /- per person

Happy Explorations,
Mapping Journeys

for the magical valley
Photo of Sandhan Valley, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India by Mapping Journeys
Photo of Sandhan Valley, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India by Mapping Journeys
Photo of Sandhan Valley, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India by Mapping Journeys
Photo of Sandhan Valley, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India by Mapping Journeys
Photo of Sandhan Valley, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India by Mapping Journeys
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