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  • Trip introduction

    Trek into the dusky gorges of a mysterious valley, through canyons carved by weather and water. You'll negotiate rocky terrain and narrow paths between rock surfaces, and wade through 4-6 feet deep pools of water. You'll do one session of rappelling down steep rocks to get to your campsite, and will enjoy a crackling bonfire after that. In the night, the twinkling stars take over the sky and you’ll sleep in cosy alpine tents.

    NOTE: This is a strenuous trek and is suggested for trekkers with some experience but it can also be undertaken by very fit beginners.

    Destination

    The Sandhan Valley is surrounded by some of the tallest peaks and forts in the Sahyadris, such as Alang, Madan, Kulang, Ratangad, Ajoba and Kalsubai, although you won't be able to see much of them once you're inside the valley. The steep walls of the gorge keep the sun out, and you'll be trekking in the cool, dim valley for most of the day. Known to be one of the most difficult treks in the Sahyadris, this route through the Sandhan Valley starts from Samrad Village.

    Destination highlights

    Trek through a rugged canyon nestled in the Western Sahyadris. | Rappel down steep rocky formations to descend to your campsite. | Camp under a star-lit sky in alpine tents. | Challenge yourself to an arduous trek that tests your stamina and endurance.

    Activity Details

    915

    1968

    249

    9 kms

    12 hours

    5 kms

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

    Board the 22:50 hours Kasara fast local from CST Station which should reach Kasara by 01:30 hours. You'll meet your operator here. You'll board a private jeep that will drive you to Samrad village, reaching the base at 05:00 hrs. Take a short nap here for about an hour.

    Overnight transit in train.

    You'll board the 22:50 hours Kasara fast local from CST Station and should reach Kasara by 01:30 hours. You'll spend a few hours in the train and it is good to carry light snacks and a small water bottle.

    Day 1 Milestone

    CST Station

    Kasara Station

    22:50 PM

    Food

    No meals will be provided today.

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    Day 1 of the Sandhan Valley trek: Sandhan Valley exploration
    Day 3 of the Sandhan Valley trek: Return to Mumbai
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  • Cancellation policy

    If you cancel the Sandhan Valley trek and camping 8 days or more before the departure date: 50% of the trek price will be refunded.

    If you cancel the Sandhan Valley trek and camping 0-7 days prior to the departure date: 100% of the trek price will be forfeited.

    Rules on trip

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

    You must stick with your group at all times on the Sandhan Valley trek and camping.

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

    Littering is strictly prohibited during the Sandhan Valley trek and camping.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

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

    All decisions made by the operator are final and participants must abide by the instructions and decisions of the trek leader.

    The operator will not be responsible for any losses incurred for any train or bus bookings for the Sandhan Valley trek and camping.

    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 are no washroom facilities at the campsite on the Sandhan Valley trek and camping.
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    • Sandhan Valley Trek Camping Maharashtra Sahyadris Rappelling Bonfire The Great Next
    • Sandhan Valley Trek Camping Maharashtra Sahyadris Rappelling Bonfire The Great Next
    • Sandhan Valley Trek Camping Maharashtra Sahyadris Rappelling Bonfire The Great Next
    • Sandhan Valley Trek Camping Maharashtra Sahyadris Rappelling Bonfire The Great Next
    • Sandhan Valley Trek Camping Maharashtra Sahyadris Rappelling Bonfire The Great Next
    • Sandhan Valley Trek Camping Maharashtra Sahyadris Rappelling Bonfire The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport from Kasara Station to Samrad Village in a private non A/C jeep

    • Transport from Dehne Village to Kurla Station in local bus
    • Meals from breakfast on day 2 to lunch on day 3
    • Accomodation in tents on quadruple sharing basis
    • Camping mattresses
    • Bonfire
    • All necessary equipment for rappelling
    • Camping permits, if any
    • Guide and expertise charges
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Train transport cost from CST Station to Kasara

    • 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-shirt
    • 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

    • Tents
    • Camping mattresses
    • Technical equipment for rappelling, as required
    • First aid kit

    You need to get

    • ID proof
    • 2 ltrs water bottle
    • Camera with fully charged batteries (optional)
    • Enerzyl powder/ Glucon D powder
    • Light snacks
    • Clean napkin or small towel
    • Backpack
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Torch
    • Sleeping bag or lightweight blanket
    • Air inflated pillows
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Personal toiletries
    • Scarf
    • Sun cap
    • Sunglasses

    Medical Kit

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