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  • Trip introduction

    Sandhan Valley is a canyon in the Sahyadri, also known as the Valley of Shadows. Located in between two high walls of rock and mountain, the sides of the canyon are so narrow that even sunlight makes brief appearances.

    This 200-feet deep valley was carved by water, and is flanked by the massive forts of Alang, Madan and Kulang, amongst others.

    There is no ascent during this trek - instead it takes you along the valley floor for about 7 hours. There may be some amount of rock-climbing or rappelling involved in this trek.

    Destination

    The Western Ghats or Sahyadri are a World Heritage Site, famed for the ecological diversity. With thousands of flora and fauna species exclusive to this region, any trek through this area involves plenty of interaction with nature.

    This trek takes us along the floor of the Sandhan Valley, past naturally formed rock ponds filled with clear water, and towering rock faces on either side.

    Destination highlights

    Trek to Sandhan Valley and take a dip in clear, natural pools. | Sleep under the stars. | Enjoy some rock-climbing and rappelling under expert supervision. | Feel the thrill of navigating through some tricky sections of the trek.

    Activity Details

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    14 km

    12 hrs

    7 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Sandhan Valley trek: Kasara to Sandhan Valley

    You'll assemble at Kasara station at 01:30 hrs. After a short introduction and orientation meeting, head to the base village for a brief rest. | After breakfast in the morning, you'll begin trekking by 07:00 hrs. Continue trekking through boulder-strewn trails and stop for a packed lunch at noon. Resume trekking and explore the mountainous terrain until you arrive at a suitable camping spot. Overnight at Sandhan Valley in the wilderness.

    Open-air camping

    Sleep in cozy sleeping bags under the stars.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Kalyan

    Sandhan Valley

    01:30 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Snacks | Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Sandhan Valley trek: Trek to Dehene Village
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 45 days or more before departure of the Sandhan Valley trek: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 25-44 days before departure of the Sandhan Valley trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 15-24 days before departure of the Sandhan Valley trek: 35% refund.

    For cancellations made 0-14 days before departure of the Sandhan Valley trek: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

    Consumption of liquor, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek to Sandhan Valley.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Since temperatures can drop significantly in the night, travellers are advised to carry adequate warm wear.

    Prices displayed are applicable to Indian citizens only.

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek guide during the trek to Sandhan Valley.

    A moderate level of health and fitness is required to book this trip. If you have any cardiac or respiratory conditions, or suffer from knee or spinal problems, please inform the tour operator and consult your doctor before booking the trek to Sandhan Valley.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during the trek to Sandhan Valley.

    Travellers will be required bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
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    • Trekking Rock climbing Sandhan Valley Trek Sahyadris Maharashtra
    • Trekking Rock climbing Sandhan Valley Trek Sahyadris Maharashtra
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transportation from Kasara-Sandhan Valley-Asangaon by local transport

    • Meal package consisting of breakfast, snacks and dinner on Day 1 and breakfast on Day 2
    • Accommodation in tents
    • All equipment required for camping
    • Services of an experienced trekking guide and camping crew
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Lunch on Day 1

    • Sleeping bags
    • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather etc.
    • Travel or medical insurance
    • Personal expenses like bottled water, tips to staff etc.
    • Any item not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Good-quality trekking shoes
    • Comfortable trekking clothing
    • Not to wear - Gold jewellery, expensive watches
    • Sleeveless/cut-off sleeves
    • Shorts
    • Do not carry a sling-bag or handbags

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Technical equipment needed for the trek, if any
    • 8/10 mm rope for support
    • Seat harness
    • Pair of mittens
    • Helmet

    You need to get

    • A haversack or small backpack to keep your hands free
    • Water bottle (3 litres)
    • One extra set of clothes
    • Sweater, warm clothes
    • Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks and biscuits etc.
    • Camera (Optional)
    • Glucose powder
    • Sleeping bag, mat, bed sheet
    • Personal first-aid and prescribed medicines
    • Torch with extra batteries
    • Please carry your personal tea mugs, spoon and a small pocket-knife
    • Plastic bags to keep clothes dry

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit for this trip