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  • Trip introduction

    Get the thrilling experience of trekking and rappelling in the valley of shadows, the Sandhan Valley, with an easy, overnight itinerary from Pune. At the base village of Samrad, after learning how to pitch tents, you'll rest and enjoy the star-studded night with your fellow campers. The next morning, you'll begin the trek and go valley crossing over mountain tops and rappelling down the 80 feet tall cliffs at Sandhan Valley.

    Not too strenuous, this trek is perfect for those who are looking for an off-beat adventure on a short itinerary.

    Destination

    Located in the Sahyadri hills, the Sandhan Valley descends as deep as 200 feet between two mountain walls, stretching almost 2 kms in length. One of the largest canyons in Maharashtra, this water-carved valley, near the Bhandardara lake, is located in the Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary. The valley is also known as the valley of shadows since the two towering mountain cliffs on either side of the valley block the sunlight from reaching the ground in several sections.

    Destination highlights

    Go trekking in Sandhan Valley, the valley of shadows. | Enjoy a night of camping and stargazing at the base village. | Go rappelling down the 80 feet tall mountain wall of Sandhan Valley. | Explore trails and routes in the Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary.

    Activity Details

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

    Report at The Travel Café in Pune by 20:00 hrs. Here, you'll meet your fellow trekkers and board a bus that'll take you to the village of Samrad, the start point of the trek. You'll arrive at Samrad after a 6-hr drive. Overnight in transit.

    Overnight in transit.

    You'll be accommodated in tents at Samrad village. Please carry your own blankets for use during overnight stay in tents. Since no meals are included in today's package, you're requested to have dinner before reporting to the pick-up point.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Pune

    Samrad

    20:00 PM

    Food

    No meals are provided today.

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    Day 2 of the Sandhan Valley trek: Depart for Pune
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 12 hours before departure of the Sandhan Valley trekking and rappelling trip: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 12 hours before departure of the Sandhan Valley trekking and rappelling trip: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after a deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the camp leader during the trip.

    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 the trip.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    You're expected to carry your own blankets for use during overnight stay in tents.

    You'll be picked-up by 20:00 hrs from The Travel Café in Pune, and dropped-off by 22:00 hrs at The Travel Café in Pune. Timings are subject to change and may be delayed.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure the safety of travellers and shall not be held responsible for any accident, mishap or loss of life and property during the trip.
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    • Trekking Rappelling Sandhan Valley Maharashtra Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Rappelling Sandhan Valley Maharashtra Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Rappelling Sandhan Valley Maharashtra Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Rappelling Sandhan Valley Maharashtra Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Rappelling Sandhan Valley Maharashtra Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Rappelling Sandhan Valley Maharashtra Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Rappelling Sandhan Valley Maharashtra Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Rappelling Sandhan Valley Maharashtra Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Rappelling Sandhan Valley Maharashtra Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Rappelling Sandhan Valley Maharashtra Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Rappelling Sandhan Valley Maharashtra Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Rappelling Sandhan Valley Maharashtra Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements from Pune-Pune in a private bus or similar vehicle

    • All equipment required for camping
    • All equipment required for rappelling and valley crossing
    • Services of an experienced trek leader and support staff
    • Vegetarian meals including breakfast and lunch on day 2
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city and pick-up point

    • Personal expenses like apparel, gear, extra meals or beverages etc.
    • Costs due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Full-length track pants
    • Full sleeved t-shirt/shirts
    • Trekking shoes
    • Jacket
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • All equipment required for camping
    • All equipment required for rappelling and valley crossing
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any

    You need to get

    • Backpack
    • Water bottle (3+ litres)
    • Blankets
    • Insect repellent
    • Personal toiletries
    • Camera
    • Dry snacks (chocolates, biscuits etc.)
    • Torch (with batteries)
    • ID card

    Medical Kit

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