HikerWolf- Sandhan Valley Trekking, Rappelling and Camping
If you have had enough of the monotonous city life and are looking for a flavor of adventure to quench the thirst for adrenaline so here is the best place. Yes, everyone! HikerWolf is back with a bang. Hold on to your excitement, this is surely going to be adventurous!
As rightly said, “nature is one of the most underutilized treasures in life, it has the power to unburden hearts and reconnect to that inner place of peace”.
But why do we climb/trek?
Somewhere in between the bottom of the climb and summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb, and you know this is one of the places coincidently known as ‘Valley of suspense’. Located near the Kasara town of Maharashtra, it is the gem of a destination.
Since the rays of the sun do not even reach the base of the valley, it has earned the name, the Valley of Shadows. It is also an apt choice for those, who want to indulge in the thrill of trekking in some lesser-known place, away from the crowd.
It is one of the greatest canyons in the splendid setting of Sahyadri Western Ghats. The water carved
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 with mighty Alang, Madan and Kulang, Ajoba & Kalsubai the highest peak in Maharashtra mountain ranges.
Yeah! It’s the valley of the suspense-Sandhan valley!
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 0: Friday – Leave from CSMT and Board the 22:50 Kasara Local.
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 in route.
16:00 Evening tea.
20:30 Dinner & Night Stay under open Sky in Tent.
DAY 2: Sunday – Ascend Trek
06:30 Wake up, Breakfast.
08:30 Start descending toward Dehne village.
12:30 Reach Dehne village.
14:30 Start travel from Dehne village to Asangaon.
16:30 Disperse at Asangaon railway station.
Get ready folk! 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 by local transport we will be reaching the base village. After breakfast and some rest set off with the guide to Sandhan valley with very important a short ‘khud ki taarif’ session. After all, embark on the breath-taking experience descending trek towards Sandhan valley!!! In between, we will do pet pooja [lunch] and continue to explore. Upon descend, 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 rock patches. The boulders at times become your enemies in the trek, but at the same time they are your friends supporting from side!
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 flavour of camping and here’s come the moment) Stay under five-billion-star hotel after delicious dinner.
After this beautiful star gazing night, 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!
EXCITING, ISN’T IT?
It was just our itinerary people, Valley is yet to experience!
So, what are you waiting? Here’s the moment come grab it before it’s too late!!!
Things to carry
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 Bed sheets and/or Blankets
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 Tent stays
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
Samrad Village, Sandhan Valley
Samrad Village, Near Kasara