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  • Trip introduction

    Trek through remote wilderness, climb over giant boulders, camp under the stars and rappel down rocky mountain cliffs. This adventure-packed trek to Sandhan Valley, a canyon in the Sahyadri mountain ranges, where you'll navigate a narrow route with 300 feet tall high mountain walls on both sides. In the night, the dark sky will twinkle above you as you sleep in comfortable tents pitched in the valley.

    The highlight of your trekking experience will be when you encounter three sections of the route that will require you to go rappelling down the cliff to continue trekking.

    Destination

    Sandhan Valley, located near the campsites of Bhandardara at a 3-hr driving distance away from Kasara, is a canyon in the mountains of the Western Ghats. The narrow trail that passes across the valley feature mountain walls so high that even sunlight struggles to reach the ground. This unique feature of the valley has given it the moniker of the 'Valley of Suspense'. The valley is located in the Kalsubai Wildlife Sanctuary, near the sister forts of Alang, Madan, Kulang as well as the Ratangad Fort and Kalsubai peak.

    Destination highlights

    Explore the 'Valley of Suspense' on the Sandhan Valley trek. | Catch stunning views of Sahyadri mountain ranges. | Trek through remote wilderness. | Go rappelling down mountain cliffs. | Sleep in tents pitched in the valley.

    Activity Details

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

    Arrive at the Kasara railway station by 01:20 hrs. Here, you'll meet your fellow trekkers and move to the base village of Samrad in a private vehicle. After the 3-hr drive, you'll arrive at Samrad, where you'll stop and rest until the break of dawn. As the sun begins rising, you'll begin the trek across the valley. Navigating tricky routes among forests and mountains, you'll encounter three different sections that will require rappelling. You'll arrive at your campsite for the day by late afternoon and enjoy the night around a campfire with your fellow trekkers. Overnight in tents at Sandhan valley.

    Overnight in tents at Sandhan Valley.

    Arrive at the Kasara railway station by 01:20 hrs. Today's meal package includes breakfast at the base village and dinner at the Sandhan valley campsite. Since lunch is not included in the meal package, travellers are requested to carry a packed lunch. You'll be accommodated in tents at Sandhan Valley. Please make sure to bring your own sleeping bags or bed sheets or blankets.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Samrad village

    Sandhan valley

    05:30 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Dinner

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

    For all cancellations made for the trek to Sandhan Valley: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    Bookings once made are not transferable to other travellers.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to bring their own sleeping bags or blankets and bed sheets, to be used during the night stay in tents.

    Travellers are required to follow the instructions of the trek leader during this 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.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during this trek to Sandhan Valley.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

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

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the trek to Sandhan Valley due to any unforeseen circumstances for the safety of travellers as well as staff. Costs arising due to such a change in itinerary will be borne by the traveller.
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    • Trekking Sandhan Valley Maharashtra Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Sandhan Valley Maharashtra Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Sandhan Valley Maharashtra Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements between Kasara-Samrad and Dehene-Asangaon in a private jeep or similar vehicle

    • All vegetarian meals from breakfast on day 1 to lunch on day 2 (except lunch on day 1)
    • Accommodation for 1 night in tents
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, mattress
    • All equipment required for rappelling: harness, ropes
    • Services of an experienced trek leader and support crew
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between home city-Kasara and Asangaon-home city

    • Lunch on day 1
    • Personal expenses such as extra meals or beverages etc.
    • Costs due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural calamities etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Trekking shoes
    • Shirt/t-shirt and track pants/shorts
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Flip-flops/slippers

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private jeep or similar vehicle for transport between Kasara-Samrad and Dehene-Asangaon
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, mattress
    • All equipment required for rappelling: harness, ropes

    You need to get

    • Rucksack
    • ID proof
    • Sleeping bags or blankets, bed sheets
    • Packed lunch
    • Water bottle
    • Torch
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)
    • Insect repellent
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Specific or prescribed medicines and medical kit.