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Trek To The Valley of Shadows (Sandhan Valley) - 1

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12th Dec 2014

sandhan valley

Photo of Trek To The Valley of Shadows (Sandhan Valley) - 1 by Trance Baba

sandhan valley

Photo of Trek To The Valley of Shadows (Sandhan Valley) - 1 by Trance Baba
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: 13th - 14th December (Departure on the midnight of 12th December)
 

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

 
Photo of Trek To The Valley of Shadows (Sandhan Valley) - 1 1/1 by Trance Baba

 
Itinerary: 
 
13th December: (midnight of 12th December)
Catch the CST-Kasara train as per the timings mentioned. 
00:14am: CST
00:22am: Byculla
00:32am: Dadar
00:43am: Kurla
00:49am: Ghatkopar
01:09am: Thane
01:31am: Dombivali
01:40am: Kalyan
02:55am: Kasara
 
03:00am: Depart to Samrad by a Private Vehicle 
05:30am: Reach Samrad. Proceed for some rest and breakfast. 
07:30am: 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 some music, food and campfire
End the day by a natural swimming pool under the open sky. 
 
 
14th 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
 
Inclusions: 
Transportation from Kasara to Asangaon
Meals, as mentioned
Refreshments
Technical Assistance
Camping and Rappelling Charges
Expert Guidance
 
Exclusions: 
Meals during travel
Personal expenses
Insurance of any kind
Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses
Any item not covered under “inclusions”
 
Payment options:
Bank Account Details:
Bank Name:         SBI
Account ID:         20134208861
Account Type:      Saving Account
Account Name:     VEERAL R RAJ
Branch:               SBI PBB CHURCHGATE WEST
Branch Code:       04283
IFSC Code:          SBIN0004283
 
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the 2km long valley :)
Photo of Sandhan Valley, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India by Trance Baba
Photo of Sandhan Valley, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India by Trance Baba
Photo of Sandhan Valley, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India by Trance Baba
Photo of Sandhan Valley, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India by Trance Baba
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