Sandhan Valley trek and camping
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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  • Trip introduction

    This exciting adventure takes you deep into Sandhan Valley, also known as the Valley of Shadows. You'll trek through deep gorges that are cool and dim, rappel down craggy rock surfaces, swim in natural pools, and camp in the middle of a rocky landscape, with just your campfire and the stars above to light the evening. It is a great spot for stargazing, and photographers will get some stunning shots of light and shadows, as well as star trails.

    This is not an easy trek and is not recommended for first-timers. You'll be trekking quite a bit on the second day, and will be roped up to do some rappelling too.

    Destination

    Maharashtra's Valley of Shadows is tucked away in the Sahyadris and is only accessible by foot. Sandhan Valley lies on the western side of the Bhandardara region, close to the Samrad Village. It is surrounded by the Alang, Madan, Kulang, Ratangad, Ajoba and Kalsubai peaks. The tall walls of the valley keep the sun away throughout the day, and you'll discover natural ponds with clean rainwater to swim in. The craggy and steep gorges are perfect for rappelling, and you'll be camping next to a clear pool at night.

    Destination highlights

    • Trek through deep gorges with soaring rock walls.
    • Rappel down a 200 feet gorge.
    • Enjoy a trek into the unique landscape of the Sandhan Valley.
    • Set up camp under a starlit sky next to a natural pool.
    • Test your endurance and skill on this adventure-charged trek.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco or consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited during the Sandhan Valley trek.

    You must stick with your group at all times.

    No damage should be inflicted on monuments or natural environments.

    You must adhere to the instructions of the trek leader at all times.

    Taking photos or selfie near the edges are not allowed.

    Participants are requested to carry trash back to the city and dispose it in dustbins.

    Cancellation policy

    If cancellation is done 10 days or more prior to the departure of the Sandhan Valley trek: 75% of the trip cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.

    If cancellation is done 5-10 days prior to the departure of the Sandhan Valley trek: 50% of the trip cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.

    If the cancellation is done 0-5 days prior to the departure of the Sandhan Valley trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    If you wish to transfer your booking to someone else, or reschedule to another date, the cancellation policy will apply, and only the applicable refund amount will be transferred or rescheduled.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    In case of injury, damage to self or property or death during the Sandhan Valley trek, the operator cannot be held responsible.

    Adventure activity is arranged considering normal weather. In case of cancellation of any event due to reasons beyond control such as natural calamities, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure etc, refund shall be payable with respect to the given cancellation policy.

    There will be no refunds or discounts given for services unused or missed due to traveller's own fault, negligence or breach of terms.

    Participants will have access to clean changing rooms and washrooms at the base village. There are no changing room and washroom facilities at the campsite.

    There will be no cellular network at the campsite

    Participants must purchase return tickets to Kasara Station and board the second compartment of the train from CST Station

    If you miss the 22:50 hours fast local from CST Station to Kasara, you'll miss the trip. No refund will be entertained in such cases.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Kasara Station
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    Drop off point
    Kasara Station
    Mode of transport
    Local transport
    Start point
    Samrad
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    End point
    Dehne
    Time of departure
    10:50 PM
    Time of return
    05:30 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    13 hours
    Total distance covered
    9 kms
    Start point elevation
    915 feet
    Maximum elevation
    1968 feet
    Minimum elevation
    249 feet
    Average per day distance
    5 kms
  • Day 1 of the Sandhan Valley trek: Mumbai to Kasara

    You'll have to board the 22:50 hours Kasara fast local from CST Station and should reach Kasara by 01:18 hours.
    /Sandhan Valley Trek Maharashtra Trekking Rappelling Camping Adventure Travel Nature Look at the beautiful scenery of the Sandhan Valley.

    Day 2 of the Sandhan Valley trek: Trek to Sandhan Valley

    You'll reach Kasara Station by 01:18 hours and after a brief introduction session, will be driven to the base village, Samrad. You'll freshen up here and after digging into a delicious breakfast, you'll start your trek at 05:30 hours. It is a downhill climb throughout and you'll be swallowed by steep gorges as you traverse deeper into the valley. You'll have to rappel down a 200-foot gorge to reach the campsite. You'll reach the campsite by 17:30 hours and can unwind around the natural pond or indulge in fun-filled activities around the campfire. You'll eat dinner by 20:00 hours and tuck into your sleeping bags after. Overnight stay in tents under a starry sky.
    /Sandhan Valley Trek Maharashtra Trekking Rappelling Camping Adventure Travel Nature Trekkers rappelling down into the darkness.

    Day 3 of the Sandhan Valley trek: Return to Mumbai

    You'll wake up to a beautiful morning at 06:00 hours. After a delicious breakfast, you'll start your trek to Dehne. You should reach Dehne by 12:00 hours and after a delicious lunch, you'll be driven to Asangaon Station. You'll board the 15:30 hours train to CST Station and should reach Mumbai by 17:30 hours. Your trip ends here.
    /Sandhan Valley Trek Maharashtra Trekking Rappelling Camping Adventure Travel Nature Spend the night stargazing after a whole day of trekking.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Mumbai
    End point
    Mumbai
    Day start time
    10:50 PM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kasara
    End point
    Sandhan Valley
    Day start time
    01:15 AM
    Trekking distance
    5 kms
    Trekking time
    10 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Sandhan Valley
    End point
    Mumbai
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 kms
    Trekking time
    3 hrs
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Transport from Kasara to Asangaon by local vehicle
    • Meals from breakfast on day 2 to lunch on day 3
    • Accomodation in tents on triple/quadruple sharing basis
    • Campfire
    • Equipment for rappelling, as needed
    • Forest entry charges, if any
    • Guide and expertise charges
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Transport from Mumbai to Kasara and Asangaon to Mumbai
    • Meals during transit
    • Personal expenses such as extra meals, packaged water, soft drinks, etc.
    • Any cost arising due to delays, road blocks, landslides, etc.
    • Insurance
    • Anything not specifically mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • 2 quick-dry t-shirts
    • 1 pair of synthetic track pants
    • Hooded jacket
    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes
    • Full-sleeved pullover
    • Cotton socks
    • Wind cheater
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery, watches or gadgets
    • Slippers or sandals
    • Sling bags/ handbags

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Transport as per itinerary
    • Tents
    • Campfire
    • Technical equipment for rappelling, as required
    • First aid kit
      You need to get
    • ID proof
    • 2 ltrs water bottle
    • Camera (optional)
    • Enerzyl powder/ Glucon D powder
    • Light snacks
    • Clean napkin or small towel
    • Backpack
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Torch
    • Sleeping bag or lightweight blanket
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Scarf
    • Sun cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Extra snacks

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Sandhan Valley trek: Mumbai to Kasara

    Overnight transit in train.

    You'll have to catch the 22:50 hours Kasara fast local from CST Station and should reach Kasara by 01:18 hours. You'll spend a few hours in the train, so carry light snacks and a small water bottle to be comfortable.

    /Sandhan Valley Trek Maharashtra Trekking Rappelling Camping Adventure Travel Nature Camp scenes.

    Day 2 of the Sandhan Valley trek: Trek to Sandhan Valley

    Overnight stay in tents.

    You'll spend the day doing some rigorous trekking and rappelling and should reach the campsite by 17:30 hours. You’ll sleep in tents under a starry sky. Do carry your own sleeping bags or blanket to keep you warm and cozy. Your meals for today include breakfast, packed lunch and a delicious dinner.

    /Sandhan Valley Trek Maharashtra Trekking Rappelling Camping Adventure Travel Nature Camps lit up at night.

    Day 3 of the Sandhan Valley trek: Return to Mumbai

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    You’ll pack up from the campsite after breakfast and will trek to Dehne Village. You’ll eat a delicious lunch at Dehne Village before proceeding to Asangaon Station, from where you will board a train back to Mumbai. Trip ends here. You should reach Mumbai by 17:30 hours.

    /Sandhan Valley Trek Maharashtra Trekking Rappelling Camping Adventure Travel Nature Enjoy a warm bonfire session.

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