If you've had enough of the monotonous city lives and are seeking an escape from your tiresome schedule then seek no more, HikeWolf has a perfect solution. An equation that’s a combination of adventure, fun, and serenity. An escape that leads to a valley of shadows. A trek to Sandhan Valley.
As it correctly put: "Nature is one of the least used treasures in existence and is capable of relieving our souls and syncing to the internal peace of happiness."
Because the sun's rays don't even reach the valley's foundation, the Valley is usually dim, hence the name- The valley of Shadows. It is an ideal option for those who would like to wander around in forests and trek with nature. Valley is 200 ft deep and about 1.5 km long. It is located on the western side of the beautiful Bhandardara region, near Samrad village. The valley is surrounded by mighty Alang, Madan and Kulang, Ajoba & Kalsubai the highest peak in Maharashtra mountain ranges.
DAY 0: Friday – Leave from CSMT and Board the 22:50 Kasara Local
Kasara Train timing as below:
Pune Participants for Sandhan Valley Trek
Board Indrayani train from Pune at 18:35
Reach Kalyan 21:00 (have dinner before you board the train)
Board local train till Kasara.
DAY 1: Saturday – Sandhan Valley Descend Trek and Camping
01:30 Assemble at Kasara Railway Station.
05:30 Reach base village by local transport.
07:00 Start full descend trek towards Sandhan Valley.
13:30 Lunch en route.
16:00 Evening tea.
20:30 Dinner & Night Stay under open Sky in Tent.
DAY 2: Sunday – Ascend Trek
06:30 Wake up and hustle! After some breakfast of course.
08:30 Start descending toward Dehne village.
12:30 Reach Dehne village.
14:30 Departure from Dehne village to Asangaon.
16:30 Disperse at Asangaon railway station.
Get ready folks! Time to leave at night (via 22:50 Kasara local from CSMT) rather we better say, it’s time to commence our journey towards Bhandardara, Samrad village till the valley of suspense.
Reach Kasara by 1:30 am and boarding local transportation. we will be reaching the base village around 4:30 am. After breakfast and some rest, we’ll set off with a guide to Sandhan valley. Finally, we embark on the breath-taking experience of a descending trek towards Sandhan Valley. In between, we will have lunch and continue to wander around. Upon descending, you will come across Tarzan swing point, you will rappel and use a rope ladder after which there will be some cave crawling. You will slope down and hike among rocky patches. There will be water pools to wade in, followed by wide rocks and then you will reach the camping site. Woohoo! Your views will include Bann pinnacle, Ajoba hill, Kalsubai, etc.
Here comes the best part. Any guesses? Yes, it’s the most amazing night. (We know this trek excites you more with the added flavor of camping and here’s come the moment) backpacking under a five-billion-star hotel after a delicious dinner.
After a beautiful night of stargazing, we freshen up and post breakfast we will descend towards Dehne village.
Here we end our trek with best of Sandhan valley memories and disperse at Asangaon station with HikerWolf’s remembrance!
It was just our itinerary people, Valley is yet to be experienced!
THINGS TO CARRY:
- Shoes compulsory
- Extra pair of clothes
- Water bottles (3ltr minimum)
- Personal medicines if any
- Electoral or Energy powder or Glucon D
- Sweaters (will be cold out there)
- Torch with extra batteries
- Power bank as there will be no electricity
- Compulsory Bedsheets and/or Blankets
- Mosquito repellent
Note: Do not carry any valuables. Please take care of it in case you are carrying the same. We will not be responsible if you lose them by any chance.
Transportation from Kasara – Sandhan Valley – Dehne – Asangaon by local Transport
Day One Saturday – 1 veg breakfast, 1 veg packed lunch, evening tea and 1 veg dinner
Day Two Sunday – 1 veg breakfast, 1 veg lunch
Equipment and Expertise
Guide charges and Treks leader expertise
Tent Stay on Saturday Night on sharing basis
Anything not mentioned in the above inclusions list