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Trek to Sandhan Valley (Valley of Shadows)
December 15, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - December 17, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Sandhan Valley is a beautiful valley situated in the Western Ghats near Ratangad. Also known as the Valley Of Shadows as the major portion of the valley doesn’t allow the sun rays to come in. This naturally carved valley is 200 feet deep and approximately 2kms long. Located near beautiful Bhandardara region, it is also surrounded by Alang, Madan, Kulang, Kalsubai, Ratangad and Ajoba forts. Along with breathtaking sights, Sandhan Valley also offers adventure seekers a chance to rappel down patches to reach its base
Height: 4100 ft
Grade: Medium with Thrilling Patches
Location: Bhandardara Region
Departure: Friday (15th Dec 2017) 10.00 pm from Pune
Arrival: Sunday (17th Dec 2017) 09.30 pm at Pune
Day 0:15th Dec 2017 Friday
10:00 pm – Gather at Shivajinagar, Pune COEP Hostel Gate
*Note: Latecomers may miss the trek or they have to make arrangments to reach starting point of the trek
10:30 pm – Start journey towards base village
Day 1:16th Dec 2017 Saturday
04:00 am – Reach Samrad. Take some rest
06.00 am: Wake up call
06.30 am: Tea and Breakfast
07:00 am – Move towards the base exploring Sandhan Valley.
We are going to cross a water pool of 4 to 5 ft deep and approximately 30 meters long, there are 2-3 rock patches which we will rappel down. The biggest one is approx. 50ft. We will have our lunch at this rappelling point.
05:30 pm – Reach the base.
Settle at the base followed by talks, food and campfire.
End the day by a natural swimming pool under the open sky.
Day 2: 17th Dec 2017 Sunday
06:00 am – Wake Up Call. Breakfast at the base.
06.30 am – Tea and breakfast
07.00 am – Dive into the swimming poo
08:00 am – Start trekking towards Dehene.
11:00 am – Reach Dehne. Lunch in Dehene.
03:00 pm – Move towards Pune.
09:00 pm – Reach at Pune (Tentative).
Cost: Rs. 1900/- per person.
Note: The temperature is very low in the nights so be mentally prepared for that. We don’t want your experience to spoil if you come unprepared for the drop in temperature in the nights.
Transportation from Pune to Pune
Day 1: Breakfast and Dinner.
Day 2: Breakfast and Lunch.
Camping and Rappelling Charges
Lunch on day 1
Meals during travel
Bottled drinking water
Insurance of any kind of Medical hospitalization, vacuation and related expenses
Any item not covered under “inclusions”
1. Bank account Details:
Name: The Kayakers
Bank: Axis Bank
Branch: Paud Road
IFSC Code: UTIB0001894
Bank Account Number: 917020049188748
Account Type: Current
Things to carry:
1. Water Bottles ( 3 ltr at least)
2. Bedding (Sleeping bag, foam or yoga mat, chadar or sataranji)
3. Rain cheater
4. Ready to eat food (Biscuits, palm cakes, thepla)
5. Polythene bag to keep wet cloths
6. Extra pair of clothes
7. Good trekking/ sports shoes
8. Floaters or slippers (Optional)
9. Personal medicines (if any)
10. Cap, sunglasses, sun cream or cold cream, Good Quality Torch, camera (Optional)
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