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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.
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.
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.
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.
No meals are provided today.
If trek gets cancelled due to Police restrictions/any other unforeseen circumstances/natural calamity 40% of the amount will be refunded. Our trek leaders will try conducting some other nearby trek and make your weekend happy.
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.
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.