Team Mapping Journeys!
“Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.”
Situated in the Western Ghats near Ratangad and popularly known as the Valley Of Shadows, Sandhan Valley is a naturally carved valley 200 feet deep and approximately 2kms long. Located near to the stunning Bhandardara region, it is also surrounded by Alang, Madan, Kulang, Kalsubai, Ratangad and Ajoba forts.
During the monsoons, the valley remains closed for trekking due to falling of rock and numerous waterfalls that block the way inside the valley. It becomes a must-do trek after monsoons for its outstanding views and rough patches. The trek begins at Kasara and ends at Asangaon station. Entry point of the valley is at a village called Samrad and the valley exits into a village called Dehene.
Sandhan valley is a full descend trek, but the descend is not an easy walk. Completing the trek is more like solving a boulder puzzle. Throughout the length of the valley, we come across boulders ranging in sizes that we need to tackle as we proceed ahead. This trek cannot be done without technical assistance of certified professionals as there are three patches where one has to rappel down. The 45ft rappelling patch along with two others requiring assistance only add to the thrill of the exploration.
Sandhan is not recommended for people who are not physically fit/active. The length to be covered in two days is 10km. We highly recommend checking the photos and video link provided below before registering for the trek.
Dates: February 3rd-4th(Departure on the night of 5nd)
Height: 4100 ft.
Grade: Above Medium. (Not recommended for people trekking for the first time)
Location: Bhandardara Region.
2nd February (Friday Night):
Catch the CST-Kasara train as per the timings mentioned.
10:50 pm - CST.
10:57 pm - Byculla.
11:05 pm - Dadar.
11:13 pm - Kurla.
11:18 pm - Ghatkopar.
11:34 pm - Thane.
11:57 pm - Dombivali.
12:07 am - Kalyan.
01:18 am - Kasara.
3rd February (Saturday):
01:30 am - Depart to base village ie Samrad by a Private Vehicle.
04:00 am - Reach Samrad. Proceed for some rest and breakfast in the morning.
07:00 am - Move towards the entry point exploring Sandhan Valley. Rappel down a few patches. Lunch mid way.
05:30 pm - Reach the camping area.
Settle after a tiring day followed by talks, food and campfire.
4th February (Sunday):
06:30 am - Wake Up Call. Breakfast will be provided inside the valley itself.
08:00 am - Start trekking towards Dehene village.
11:00 am - Reach Dehne. Lunch in Dehene.
02:00 pm - Move towards Asangaon.
04:00 pm - Reach Asangaon Station.
07:00 pm - Reach Mumbai(Tentative).
Cost: Rs. 1850/- Per person.
Group discount applicable for 4 or more.
Transportation from Kasara to Asangaon.
Meals: Day 1: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Day 2: Breakfast and Lunch.
Tent stay (2/4 sharing basis)
Certified technical Assistance.
Safety and First Aid.
Mapping Journeys charges.
Travel till Kasara station.
Meals during travel.
Insurance of any kind.
Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses.
Any item not covered under “inclusions”.
Smoking and consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited. For confirmation of the seat, full amount needs to be deposited prior to the event
*Do confirm about the seat availability prior to any payments.*