About Sandhan Valley Sandhan Valley, also known as Valley of suspense or Valley of Shadow, 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 long. Sandhan valley is located on the western side of the beautiful Bhandardara region, near Samrad village.
The valley is surrounded with mighty Alang, Madan and Kulang (Known as AMK- rated as the toughest trek in Sahyadri) Ratangad, Ajoba & Kalsubai (5400 ft. highest peak in Maharashtra) mountain ranges. The brilliant and deep narrow rock floored ravine is located between the two high walls of mountain range. At some plaices its width is less than 3 ft and at some places sun rays unable to reach the ground. Which gives it the name: valley of shadow.
To go at end of gorge you have cross 2 to 3 water pools, water level changes according to season. In winter water is up to waist and in summer it is up to knee high level. At the end of valley you get magnificent view of high cliffs and deep valleys. You have to rappel down 3-4 small patches (max height. 40ft) to reach base of Sandhan Valley. Very few people have taken up this phase as it is considered to be very tough.
Day 0 Thursday Start from Bangalore by KSRCTC Bus 10:00PM reach by 11AM next day.
Day 1: Explore Pune and roam around board vehicle to Samrad at 9:00PM
Day 2 @ Reach Samrad by Private vehicle-Jeep @ Start trek , once reached at the base village samrad @ Breakfast after crossing the water flow in the valley @ Lunch on the Way ( Lunch to be carried ) @ Reach at the Base, visit the blue Lagoon Pond , Campfire , Dinner etc.
Day 3 @ Wake up Call , Freshen Up @ Breakfast ( Maggie, Upma or Poha ) @ Start descend towards Dehne @ Lunch at Dehene Village @ Travel Dehne Dolkhamb and further to Asangaon by local transport bus or Jeep whichever is available @ Reach Asangaon by 3:30 PM @ Start back to Pune
Day 4: Reach Pune and leave for Bangalore
Bus tickets need to be booked as soon as possible because of long weekend.
Cost: 6900 /- Includes Bangalore to Bangalore transportation food during trek 2 bfast, 2 lunch, 1 dinner.
Excludes: Anything not mentioned.
[Only for people who have trekked before no first timers]
Note: You need to take leave on Friday, Monday is a holiday.