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  • Trip introduction

    Known as the Valley of Shadows because the light of the sun doesn't reach most areas of the 200-foot deep canyon, the Sandhan Valley trek is one of the most unique treks you can do around Maharashtra. The trail takes you all the way down into the valley, to ledges that you'll have to rappel over, and down tricky rock-covered patches that you'll need to negotiate carefully. At the bottom, there are clear pools that you can swim in, and camping here is a thrilling experience.

    Destination

    Surrounded by multiple forts, Sandhan valley is located in the Bhandardara region, and is 2 kms long. The valley remains closed during the monsoon because the numerous waterfalls thundering over ledges and the falling boulders make it dangerous. However, at any other time of the year, this trek is a must-do!

    Destination highlights

    Trek through the rock-corridors of a mystical rock canyon | Enjoy the ease of a descending trek | Rappel down some tricky stretches | Camp next to a natural pool under the sky

    Activity Details

    2700

    4255

    1000

    22 km

    12 hrs

    11 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1: Explore Sandhan Valley

    After gathering at Kasara at 01:20 hrs, you will travel to Samrad (two and a half hour ride) in a private vehicle. You should reach the 4 a.m approximately, just in time to grab a bite. You'll rest for a while and then begin at 07:00 a.m to the entry point of the valley. You'll begin with some rappelling, and then continue on to explore the valley, eating lunch en route. By 5:30 p.m, you'll reach your camping area, which is beside a natural pool. Here you can eat, relax, admire your surroundings, and settle down around a bonfire. Later you'll fall asleep under the stars.

    Tented accommodation

    Participants sleep in sturdy tents on sharing basis.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Kasara Railway Station

    Sandhan Valley

    01:18 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Dinner

    Veg|Non veg|Jain|
    Day 2: Trek to Dehene village
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  • Cancellation policy

    Cancellation charges are as follows:

    If cancellation is done 5 days or more prior to the event – 20% of the total event costs would be deducted

    If cancellation is done 4 days prior to the event – 30% of the total event costs would be deducted

    If cancellation is done 3 days prior to the event – 50% of the total event costs would be deducted

    If cancellation is done 2 days or less/No show – No refund

    Rs. 50/- will be deducted from all refund amounts as transaction charges

    Rules on trip

    All our explorations are nature-friendly. Smoking and consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited. If anyone found doing the same, will be debarred without refund from the exploration.

    In case of a participant turning later than the scheduled time for an event, Mapping Journeys has the full authority to continue ahead without the participant and provide no refund for the same.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Each adult will be asked to sign the liability waiver.

    Mapping Journeys is not liable in any way whatsoever for any injury or loss (including any indirect or consequential loss) of any kind, to any person or property, suffered by any participant whether by reason of any act or omission, deliberate or negligent, of Mapping Journeys including injury or loss incurred whilst participating in any activity of Mapping Journeys or in any activity in which participants are invited to participate.
    • Sandhan Valley Trekking Rappelling Sahyadri Adventure Maharashtra
    • Sandhan Valley Trekking Rappelling Sahyadri Adventure Maharashtra
    • Sandhan Valley Trekking Rappelling Sahyadri Adventure Maharashtra
    • Sandhan Valley Trekking Rappelling Sahyadri Adventure Maharashtra
    • Sandhan Valley Trekking Rappelling Sahyadri Adventure Maharashtra
    • Sandhan Valley Trekking Rappelling Sahyadri Adventure Maharashtra
    • Sandhan Valley Trekking Rappelling Sahyadri Adventure Maharashtra
    • Sandhan Valley Trekking Rappelling Sahyadri Adventure Maharashtra
    • Sandhan Valley Trekking Rappelling Sahyadri Adventure Maharashtra
    • Sandhan Valley Trekking Rappelling Sahyadri Adventure Maharashtra
    • Sandhan Valley Trekking Rappelling Sahyadri Adventure Maharashtra
    • Sandhan Valley Trekking Rappelling Sahyadri Adventure Maharashtra
    • Sandhan Valley Trekking Rappelling Sahyadri Adventure Maharashtra
    • Sandhan Valley Trekking Rappelling Sahyadri Adventure Maharashtra
    • Sandhan Valley Trekking Rappelling Sahyadri Adventure Maharashtra
    • Sandhan Valley Trekking Rappelling Sahyadri Adventure Maharashtra
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transportation from Kasara to Samrad and Dehene to Asangaon

    • Day 1: Breakfast and dinner and Day 2: Breakfast and lunch
    • Certified technical assistance
    • Rappelling charges
    • Safety and first-aid
    • Professional expertise, guide and organizer charges
    • Accommodation on sharing basis in tents

    Excludes

    • Travel till Kasara station and from Asangaon station

    • Lunch on day 1
    • Meals during travel Tent and sleeping bag
    • Personal expenses Insurance of any kind
    • Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses
    • Any cost or service not mentioned in the Inclusions
    • Jain food can be arranged if requested in advance
    • Sleeping bags can be rented at an additional cost of Rs.100/-

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Full sleeves cotton t-shirts
    • Full-length trousers or track pants
    • Dry fit clothes
    • Dark and dull coloured clothes are preferred
    • Not to wear - Gold jewellery, expensive watches
    • Sleeveless/cut-off sleeves
    • Do not carry jhola or handbags

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • All kinds of technical equipment and safety kit needed for the trek.

    You need to get

    • Identity proof (compulsory)
    • Lunch for Day 1 (compulsory)
    • Plate, spoon and 1 cup
    • (compulsory)
    • A bottle of water (at least 2 lts) (compulsory)
    • Towel/napkin
    • Torch (compulsory)
    • Extra clothes. (compulsory)
    • Some ready to eat food like plum cakes, biscuits etc.
    • Camera (Optional)
    • Sunscreen, cap, skarf
    • Sleeping bag or a camping mattress, shawl, chadar, blanket, etc (compulsory - temperatures can get very low in the nights)
    • Chocolate bars, Glucon D
    • Odomos
    • Personal medication
    • Trekking shoes
    • Extra pair of socks. (compulsory)
    • Sandals
    • Carry everything in a backpack/haversack so that your hands are free while trekking
    • A small packet of Maggi.

    Medical Kit

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