Trek to Sandhan Valley

Sandhan Valley is a canyon in the Sahyadris, also known as the Valley of Shadows because, in some places, the sides narrow so much that sunlight cannot enter.

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.


The Western Ghats or Sahyadris are a World Heritage Site, famous for the ecological diversity here. With thousands of flora and fauna species exlcusive 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, with towering mountains on both sides.

Destination highlights

Take a dip in clear natural ponds | Sleep under the stars | Get a thrilling opportunity to do some rock-climbing and rappelling under expert guides. | Rope up to cross tricky sections of the trek.

2000 feet

4100 feet

1000 feet

14 km

12 hrs

7 kms

Kasara Station

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Local transport

Dehne Village

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You'll reach Kasara station at 01:30 hrs . After a short introduction and orientation meeting, we head to the base village where we all rest for a few hours.


No meals


Day 1 Milestone



10:50 AM

Breakfast will be served at 06:30 hrs and we begin our hike by 07:00. Lunch and teatime refreshments are arranged for us. Lunch will be served en-route after a patch of rappelling. We enjoy 6-7 hours of trekking and exploring until we stop for the evening. Sleep out under the stars.


Breakfast | None | Snacks | Dinner


Day 2 Milestone

Base village

Sandhan Valley

06:30 AM

After an early breakfast, we begin our trek towards Dehne village. Lunch is arranged at the village. From here, we will travel to Asangaon station, from where you will board your train back to Mumbai. Trip ends here.


Breakfast | Lunch


Day 3 Milestone

Sandhan Valley


06:30 AM

Includes / Excludes


  • Transportation from Kasara-Sandhan Valley-Dehne-Asangaon by local transport
  • All meals from breakfast on Day 2 to breakfast on Day 3 
  • Rappelling
  • Technical equipment, expertise, guide charges and TreksandTrails charges if any


  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
  • Food/Tea purchase while travelling to site and back
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required
  • Travel cost from Mumbai to Kasara and back

What to Wear

What to Wear

  • Comfortable trekking shoes
  • Not to wear - Gold jewellery, expensive watches
  • Sleeveless/cut-off sleeves
  • Shorts
  • 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

  • Technical equipment needed for the trek, if any.

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)
  • Electrol or Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D
  • Sleeping bag, mat, bedsheet
  • Personal First-aid and prescribed medicines
  • Carry a torch with extra batteries
  • Please carry your personal tea mugs, spoon and a small Swiss-knife
  • Plastic bags to keep clothes dry

Medical Kit

  • Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • We will also carry a first-aid kit.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 45 days prior to the event 75% advance payment will be refunded

Cancellation 44 - 25 days prior to the event 50% advance payment will be refunded

Cancellation 24 - 15 days prior to the event 35% advance payment will be refunded

Cancellation 14 days or less prior to the event no refund will be provided.

Rules on trip

Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.

Group leader decision will be final and binding.

Sleeveless tees and tops and shorts are not recommended.

TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.

Please be prepared for cold temperatures during the night.

Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

Your safety is our priority. Our outdoor leaders have significant experience with outdoor activities and work very hard to make each event a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. A basic first-aid box is always available during one day/overnight treks.

We believe in enjoying adventure activity, but also in being responsible. Even as participants, one is responsible towards the environment, camp site, and the local villagers. At Treks and Trails, we try to ensure that there is local participation at our events as this generates revenue for them. We also need to ensure that there is no littering along the trek trail or in any monuments/forts that we visit.