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  • Trip introduction

    If you're looking for a different kind of New Year celebration this year, here's a great option. This outdoors adventure takes you to one of the most unique locations in Maharashtra: the valley of shadows. Sandhan valley is a rock-walled valley with cliffs, narrow passageways, huge boulders to clamber over, and clear natural pools in the rocks. You'll spend the day enjoying this natural playground, trekking and rappelling through some of the most spectacular terrain, spend the chilly evenings around a bonfire, and camp under the stars at night.

    Destination

    Sandhan Valley, also known as the valley of shadows is a place filled with surprises. This beauty is a water-carved valley, situated in the Western Ghats. The valley is 200 feet deep and 1.5 kms long. On this trek, you will not only spend New Year's Eve in a unique and picturesque location, but you will also cross a 4-5 ft deep pool, climb boulders and huge rocks and experience activities like rappelling, trekking and camping.

    Destination highlights

    Spend New Year's eve under starry skies | Enjoy the scenic beauty of Konkankada | Pass through two water cisterns that are filled with ice-cold water | Participate in adventure activities like trekking and rappelling

    Activity Details

    18-45

    Yes

    Trip details
  • Day 1: Depart for Sandhan Valley

    Board the local to Kasara that leaves CST at 22:50 at night. You will reach Kasara station by 01:20 a.m.

    Overnight on the train

    Tonight you'll be travelling on the train. By 1:20 A.M, you'll be at Kasara station, where you'll be picked up and taken to the campsite. Try to get some sleep en route, because you'll be reaching the base camp by around 06:00 A.M.

    Day 1 Milestone

    CST

    Kasara Railway Station

    22:30 PM

    Food

    No meals provided today

    Veg | Non veg
    Day 2: Trek to Sandhan Valley
    Day 3: Return to Mumbai
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  • Cancellation policy

    Please note that the following charges will apply on cancellation:

    If cancellation takes place more than 7 days prior to departure, 50% of the camp price will be refunded

    If cancellation takes place less than 7 days prior to departure, 100% of the camp price will be forfeited.

    Rules on trip

    Identify a buddy and pair with him/her.

    Alert group against any falling objects/rock – Recommended call sign “Watch Out”

    Avoid wandering alone or click selfies near the edge of an exposed valley.

    Do not eat or pluck any fruits from the forest without the permission of your trek leader as these could be poisonous.

    Do not provoke or harm any animals, birds or honey bees.

    Do not jump into a water body without the permission of your trek leader.

    Do not litter around or near a water source.

    Smoking and alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    All decisions made by the operator are final. During the camp, the participants shall abide by the instructions and decisions of the camp director.

    The operator will not be responsible for any losses incurred for any train/air/bus/taxi bookings, due to cancellation of the event.

    • Camping Maharashtra Offbeat Campsite Tents Nature Trail Sandhan Valley
    • Camping Maharashtra Offbeat Campsite Tents Nature Trail Sandhan Valley
    • Camping Maharashtra Offbeat Campsite Tents Nature Trail Sandhan Valley
    • Camping Maharashtra Offbeat Campsite Tents Nature Trail Sandhan Valley
    • Camping Maharashtra Offbeat Campsite Tents Nature Trail Sandhan Valley
    • Camping Maharashtra Offbeat Campsite Tents Nature Trail Sandhan Valley
    • Camping Maharashtra Offbeat Campsite Tents Nature Trail Sandhan Valley
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transfer to and from the base village by private vehicle

    • 2 breakfasts (Day 2 and 3)
    • Brunch
    • 1 veg lunch
    • 1 dinner
    • Stay in tents on triple sharing basis
    • Rappelling, expertise and guide costs

    Excludes

    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • T-shirts
    • Comfortable trekking pants
    • Trekking boots
    • Warm clothing in layers
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Sports shoes/floaters/slippers
    • Restrictive clothing

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Camping tents
    • Basic first aid
    • Technical gear required for rappelling
    • Experienced instructor and guide

    You need to get

    • Back pack with rain cover (20-30 litre with comfortable shoulder straps)
    • 1 head torch (hand torch can be an alternative)
    • 2 water bottle of 1 litre each/1 2-litre hydration pack
    • Snacks, energy bars, dry fruits, Electral/ORS
    • Sunglasses (Optional)
    • Extra pair of clothes (neatly packed in a waterproof cover)
    • Cap
    • 1 pair of track pants
    • 2 t-shirts
    • Warm clothing (it gets cold in December)
    • Floaters/flip-flops for the campsite
    • 2 pairs of cotton socks
    • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, sunscreen lotion, Odomos, moisturizer, lip balm, hand sanitizer)
    • 1 sleeping bag and 1 sleeping mat

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.