Sandhan Valley trek and camping

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.


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.




9 km

13 hours

5 km

Kasara Station

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Kasara Station

Local transport


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You'll have to board the 22:50 hours Kasara fast local from CST Station and should reach Kasara by 01:18 hours.

Overnight transit in train.


No meals will be provided today.


Day 1 Milestone



22:50 PM

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. Enjoy a lipsmacking dinner and tuck into your sleeping bags for the night.

Overnight stay in tents under a starry sky.


Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


Day 2 Milestone


Sandhan Valley

01:15 AM

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 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.




Day 3 Milestone

Sandhan Valley


06:00 AM

Includes / Excludes


  • Transport from Kasara to Asangaon by local vehicle
  • All meals from breakfast on day 2 to breakfast 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


  • Transport from Mumbai to Kasara and Asangaon to Mumbai
  • Meals during transit 
  • Lunch on day 3
  • 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
  • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery, watches or gadgets
  • Slippers or sandals
  • Sling bags/ handbags

What not to Wear

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

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.

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.

Rules on 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.

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.