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Neha mhatre

5.0

Sandhan valley trek.. 27th oct -28th oct 2018 If you have never been to an trek.. These are the guys you go with ..Fun filled and safe. Went to trek ...

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Omkar Omkar

5.0

Trek to sandhan valley was a great experience overall (although it was quite challenging) . it has trekking, rappelling, water crossing, all of it in a...

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About the Sandhan Valley Trek:

Experience the true essence of adventure with a trek to
Sandhan valley and camping experience in Igatpuri with your friends and family! Sandhan Valley Trek is a unique experience combining adventure activities such as rappelling, trekking, and many other adventure events!

Sandhan is located near Bhandardara region village called Samrad and is a deep narrow rock floored ravine between the two high walls of a mountain range. Sandhan valley is one of the greatest canyons in the Sahyadri mountain ranges.

You will get to make a descent towards the Sandhan valley which will make for a memorable outing and overnight stay under the sparkling sky, along the reservoir side! Explore temples from the 7th century, the Peshwa temples, and the natural gorge called Sandan! 

Trip Location:
Kasara

Trip Starting and Ending Point: Kasara

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Mulund - Kasara - Samrad Village

    Catch Kasara Semi-Fast Local – Slow from Mulund on Friday.

    10:50 PM – KASARA Semi fast Local from CST: Catch Second Compartment towards Kasara to get together,

    - CST :- 10:50 PM

    - Byculla :- 10:57 PM.

    - Dadar :- 11:05 PM

    - Kurla :- 11:13 PM

    - Ghatkopar :- 11:18 PM

    - Mulund:- 11:30 PM

    - Thane:- 11:34 PM

    - Dombivali :- 11:54 PM

    - Kalyan:- 00:07 AM

    - Kasara:- 01:18 AM

    After Reaching Kasara all the Participants have to gather near Ticket Window post counting

    We will start our journey to Sandhan Valley via Samrad Village in Jeep and back.

    Travel to Samrad Village in the jeeps. Get down from the jeeps and freshen up.

    Start of the Trek to Sandhan Valley at 6.00am on Saturday Post introduction and Breakfast.

    Packed lunch will be carried on the Sandhan Valley trek.

    During the trek to SAndhan Valley, Enjoy the famous rappelling during the trekking to have a thrilling experience.

    Lunch on the way.

    Midway halt

    Reach the base at 05:00

    06:00 pm enjoy the Campfire, Chitchat and Fun time.

    Dinner will be served at 08:00 pm

    Post campfire and dinner you can retire in your camps for the night.

  • Day 2 - Samrad Village - Kasara - Mulund

    Next Morning, freshen up and head back towards Kasara post Breakfast and tea snacks.

    Freshen up and Rest for a while and head back to Kasara where the journey of Sandhan valley trek ends.

Stay

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  • Tents on Double/Triple Sharing basis

Meal

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  • 1 Breakfast
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  • 2 Lunch
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  • 1 Dinner

Activity

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  • Trekking
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  • Camping
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  • Bonfire
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  • Rappelling

Other Inclusions

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  • Guide charges
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  • Permits for the Trek
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  • Basic First-Aid kit

Transport

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  • Transportation in jeeps.

Things To Carry

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  • Complete spare set of clothes and towel/napkin etc.
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  • Water bottle (at least 1.5 litres) compulsory.
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  • Electral/ Glucon-d energizers and personal medication (if any).
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  • A sweater/warm wear (as Panchgani nights will be cold).
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  • Torch with red gelatine paper and extra batteries.
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  • Camera (Optional).

Advisory

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  • Kindly refrain from consuming alcohol or smoking during the activity.
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  • Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
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  • Company reserves all rights to change/deviate/cancel the plans without any prior notice.
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  • Proper footwear is essential for this activity.
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  • Telephonic confirmation is mandatory for those who wish to participate in the acitivity.
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  • Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops/skirt, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
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  • Wear comfortable clothes like track pants and t-shirts. Avoid wearing jeans.Please do not carry handbags or jolas or sling bags on treks.

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.
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    Story by Neha mhatre

     Rated : 5.0

    Sandhan valley trek.. 27th oct -28th oct 2018 If you have never been to an trek.. These are the guys you go with ..Fun filled and safe. Went to trek with couple of friends both girls and boys and had a blast on the trek.. The trek leader Sagar is very friendly, showed us all the rapelling techniques prior.. Sagar's safety precaution was the best.. Gave us timely food and rest.. Comming to the fun part.. Had volunteers trio.. Akhilesh, Ankit and Pratik.. They are the best people to be around with.. They are funny, helped out amateurs like me throughout the trek.. Always had funny exeperiences in handy from their trek to keep us entertained.. Made lot of new friends and had lots of fun.. Will i ever trek again?..Yes.. With these 4 guys?.. DEFINITELY.

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    Story by Omkar Omkar

     Rated : 5.0

    Trek to sandhan valley was a great experience overall (although it was quite challenging) . it has trekking, rappelling, water crossing, all of it in a single trek!!! This makes sandhan valley a special place to boost your adrenaline compared to other destinations, need not be necessary that you've to be pro to manoeuvre the valley, a complete rookie can make it through if you follow the team leaders. The group having the best leaders who become your best pals make it a cakewalk for a beginner only if you follow the instructions. Just to let you know the sweat and challenges are frugal compared to the satisfying beauty of the gorge.

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    Story by Akshaj Talwar

     Rated : 5.0

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    It was my first experience at trekking and I must say it was totally worth it. Went there with a few of my friends and we all had a lot of fun and made amazing memories. From caves to waterfalls, and the greenery sorrounding the place , it was everything I had imagined it would be.

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    Story by Tanushri Kakkar

     Rated : 5.0

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    if you want to go for memorable treks, go with thrillophila. they give you the best of experience with loads of memories. amazing trek with bonfire, camping, rappelling and loads of memories. cheers!!

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    Story by Tara Marar

     Rated : 5.0

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    Camping in Kodaikanal is one of the best things to do. I felt connected with nature again and loved the ambience there... We had a number of team building exercises like waterfall visits, tree climbing etc. I think we all know each other better now after having so much fun. Nice tour

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    Story by Prakash Narayan

     Rated : 5.0

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    it was a thrilling experience. the people are very helpful. enjoyed a lot.

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    Story by Vishnu Ahuja

     Rated : 4.0

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    Unforgettable. Pretty locations. Very old caves. Beautiful nature. Well-organized package. Reasonable pricing. Night was really cold inspite we were provided with cozy blankets. Food was good. Campfire was awesome. Guide was really great.

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    Story by Tanushri Kakkar

     Rated : 4.0

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    So after a long wait I finally trekked Igatpuri. The campsite was extremely scenic which made indulging in photography an unforgettable experience. Chatting around the bonfire was the highlight of my journey.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. How to go Sandhan Valley from Mumbai?

      Sandhan Valley is located at a distance of 183 km away from Mumbai. The best way to reach Sandhan Valley from Mumbai is by train. One can take a central railway train from Mumbai bound to Kasara (it takes 3 hours travel).
      Once you reach Kasara, you can take a jeep ride and arrive at Samrad village. The jeeps are available on a sharing basis. Meanwhile, you can freshen up at the base camp and do a final check whether you carry all the essential items. From there, you can start your journey to Sandhan Valley.

    2. How to go Sandhan Valley from Pune?

      The distance between Sandhan Valley and Pune is nearly 195 km. Similar to Mumbai, one can take a train or state transport bus from Pune to Igatpuri. From there, there are lots of private vehicles available to reach Samrad village.
      Here, tourists generally go for jeep travel by sharing the amount (Shared jeeps has cost Rs. 50/- per head). After arriving at Samrad village, you need to go by a private vehicle and reach the Sandhan Valley. If you’re planning for Sandhan Valley Trek, it is better to check with the locals whether it is good to go.

    3. What is the batch size usually?

      The batch size for Sandhan Valley Trek comprises of 8 to 10 members. This may include both amateurs and professionals as they want to embrace God’s creations. In order to feel safe and secure, a sum of 8 – 10 people is a good number. Moreover, it involves lots of fun and entertainment while staying at night.

    4. Are Pickup and Drop facilities available from Mumbai?

      Unfortunately, there is no pickup or drop facility available from Mumbai. One needs to reach Samrad village by more than one transport. From there, they can arrive at Sandhan Valley easily. Since there is no nearby airport for Sandhan Valley, you have only road route to reach the destination.

    5. Is this safe for solo travellers and female travellers?

      When it comes to safety for solo and female travellers, we as an organization ensure a completely safe journey. We have had many solos and female tourists previously who had a safe and secure feeling throughout their trekking trail. We also provide separate rooms for men and women at their convenience.

    6. What is the total trek distance?

      In Sandhan Valley Trek, the total distance covered is exactly 12 km. You need to start their trek at the base village (Samrad) and in a few hours; you will be trudging across the water body which is 2 to 4 feet high. Then, you will rappel and use the rope ladder.
      Finally, you will reach the desired location after crossing the rocky patches and caves.

    7. Is Sandhan Valley trek difficult?

      The Sandhan Valley trekking’s difficulty level is easy to moderate. Any beginner can kick-start his/her adventurous activity from this place. Even though one needs to take a stroll for 12 km, it is still easy and exciting when compared to other trekking areas in India. The landscape offers lots of attractions here and there.

    8. What is the best time to go for Sandhan Valley trek?

      Any time in a year, you can take up the trekking trail to this gorgeous place. However, the best time to visit Sandhan Valley trek is between the months of September to March as the place will be relatively cold. In the summer season, the place becomes hotter and receives more humidity makes your journey tiresome.
      At this time, you cannot enjoy the full day as you may get quickly drained. In winter, autumn and monsoon seasons, the place is best to go. Right from the climate to the panoramic views, one can easily get lost from his city life thoughts.

    9. Will we camp for the night stopover?

      Yes. There will be camping for the night stopover. After sunset, the place will become almost dark, so the guides will help you to arrange the camp without much hassle. It will be full of fun and amusement where one can spend time with his/her dear ones limitlessly.

    10. Are toilets available during Sandhan Valley Trek route?

      Yes. Toilets are available only at the base village i.e., Samrad village. Other than that, you cannot find any toiletries in the midway. Trekkers are advised to use the toilet at the base camp and make themselves free and comfortable. Once they start their trek, there are no options for toilets.

    11. What is the condition of mobile connectivity?

      In this trek, mobile connectivity is quite poor. In some places alone, you can find some signal that too in a different network. For instance, if you’re using Airtel, your mobile will show BSNL. As long as the place is located far away from the city, there is less chance for mobile connectivity.

    12. Can we smoke or drink alcohol during the trek?

      Smoking and drinking alcohol are strictly forbidden on this trek. Due to safety reasons for both male and female, the travel guides allows no one to carry or consume alcohol. Moreover, the location is slippery at some places which might lead to serious injuries if one fell down beyond his control.

    13. What are the other inclusions in the package?

      The inclusions in the package consist of food, tourist guide, accommodation, and jeep travel. One will start his trekking trail with jeep travel. This unique experience will accentuate one’s adventurous mood to the next level. The food provided here is totally healthy and hygienic.
      One can feel the difference in quality while eating it for the first time. Next is the accommodation. You will be provided tents on a sharing basis. Lastly, a tourist guide, who is well-trained, having lots of experience, and enough knowledge about the place, so one can completely keep faith in him.

    14. What type of footwear should I carry?

      The highly-recommended footwear for hiking and climbing is nothing but trekking shoes. Also, wear a pair of socks that can suck up the sweat swiftly. If you’re using an old one, make sure it has no holes anywhere in the shoe.
      Otherwise, buy a new one without any second thought.

    15. What is the best time for rappelling and is it included in the package?

      This thrill-seeking activity is included in the package, where one can feel hundreds of butterflies flying inside his/her stomach. After receiving safety guidelines, you will be allowed to do this rappelling.
      Except in the rainy season, anytime is best to do rappelling, because one cannot have a clear view due to rain droplets falling on top of the head.

    16. Can you tell me about Sandhan Valley?

      Sandhan is situated near Bhandardara village called Samrad. It is a narrow rock floored ravine covered by high mountains on both sides. It is recognized as one of the greatest canyons in the Western Ghats. Backpackers, who seek an adrenaline rush feeling, must come here and have the best hiking experience with their buddies.
      Sandhan Valley also called a Valley of Suspense or Valley of Shadow, located in the Sahyadri hills of Western Ghats. The name Valley of Shadow is given because the sun rays cannot reach the ground surface, and the ravines are covered with full of shadows.
      It is descended around 200 feet deep and 2 kilometers long. This magnificent place is surrounded by AMK forts (Alang, Madan, and Kulang), Ratangad, Ajoba & Kalsubai. These are some of the highest peaks situated in Maharashtra mountain ranges.
      Every year, hundreds of wanderers and solo travellers reach this stunning destination and test their trekking skills. Sandhan Valley Trekking is famous among many adventure-seekers in India. They are trying to unearth the hidden gems of Sandhan Valley as it carries lots of attractions.
      Except in the summer season, the place is perfectly suitable for hiking and trekking throughout the year. During summer, it reaches a high temperature and humidity, where one cannot easily complete the trail without adequate food and energy.
      Thus, Sandhan Valley with its perfect blend of canyons and valleys will take you to a whole new world. The place is surrounded by other sightseeing and scenic views that are sure to sweep you away from the ground.

    17. What is Sandhan Valley famous for?

      To witness the brilliant creations of nature, one should visit Sandhan Valley at least once in a lifetime. The place is prominent for adventurous things to do like hiking, rock climbing, camping, and trekking. More than that, one can spend their valuable time with friends in front of a bonfire, having a pleasant talk. This amazing location is blessed with canyons on one side and valleys on the other side.
      It is situated in Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra. One can enjoy the extreme climate when he/she comes at winter, autumn and monsoon seasons. These times are best suitable for enthralling activities to do.
      The nearby attractions are Ratangad Fort, Nanhe Ghat Waterfalls, and AMK forts. Here, you can enjoy the picturesque views at your ease. When you come across Bhandardara, you are loaded with a variety of landscapes like Umbrella falls, Kalsubai Peak, Randha fall, followed by Wilson Dam, Arthur Lake and finally the chic village of Ratanwadi.

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