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One of the greatest canyons in the Sahyadri mountain ranges, Sandhan valley trek is an amazing combination of a valley and a canyon and a valley. Located near the famous fort Ratangad Fort, in the Nagar district, Sandhan Valley is also known as the valley of suspense. This water carved valley is approx 200 feet deep and about two kms long.


The trek is undoubtedly once in a lifetime experience and the overnight stay under the sparkling sky, along the side of the reservoir is simply a cherry on the cake. The valley is surrounded with mighty forts Madan, Alang, and Kulang and is considered as the toughest trek in Sahyadri.


At certain places, the width of the trail is less than 3 feet and other points lie in the sun shadow area thereby giving the place another name called valley of shadows. At the end of valley, one is met with magnificent views of deep valleys and high cliffs. One patch of 45 feet needs to be rappled down.


The other two patches need to be climbed down with the help of ropes. After climbing down the second rock patch, camp would be set on the flat ground where you can sleep under twinkling stars away from the hustle and bustle of the city.


There is a small stream flowing into a huge pond. The stream is the source of fresh drinking water as pond water is not suitable for drinking purpose. There could also be a chance that you get to witness shooting stars at night from aperture created by 15 feet wide and 200 feet long walls. This makes Sandhan Valley  trek even more special and memorable.


This trek provides a unique experience and is a perfect combination of adventure activity such as Rappelling and staying amidst nature.


Have a trekking experience like no other trek in Maharashtra. Enjoy Canyoning, Trekking, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Sliding, Descending, Wading Through Water, Camping.. adapting to the Valley of Shadows, Back Packing and absolutely boot camp type trek.


Location :- Igatpuri - Ghoti - Bhandardhara - Samrad


Tentative Plan


Day 1 -


  • Bus Travel Pickup and Drop Points: 
  • 10:00 am Andheri, Western Express near Bislery Junction, Western Express Highway
  • 11:00 am Ghatkopar - Near Ghatkopar Bus Depot
  • 11:15 am Mulund along Eastern Express Highway near Mulund Toll Naka
  • 11:30 am Thane - near Teen Hath Naka along highway, below the bridge
  • 12:00 pm Kalyan on the Highway.
  • 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm Halt near Igatpuri for Lunch Break at a restaurant 
  • 02:00 pm to 4:30 pm Arrive at Base Village
  • Pitching Tents / Exploring the area.
  • Enjoy Campfire and Dinner in the starry night


Day 2 -


  • Early Wake-up 
  • Early Breakfast at Campsite
  • 06:30 am – Start trek (Sandan Valley).
  • Trekking Lunch on the Way
  • 7:15 Am – First water body, 4 ft. Water.
  • 8:00 Am – 2 ft. Water.
  • 9:00 Am – End of narrow valley. Start of Descend through the Nali
  • 10:30 Am – Tarzan Swing Point.
  • 11:30 Pm – Expected exposed to Sun Patch.
  • 11:30 pm to 4:00 pm Super Adventure Continues.


  • 10 Minutes after rappelling, Rock patch 1 ending in water body. 3 ft. Max depth of Water.

  • Use of Rope ladder with belay (Descend and slide stunt) – 20 ft.

  • Baggage will be lowered with technical gear, separately.

  • 15 Minutes after Rock Patch 1, we reach rock patch 2 – (30 ft.).

  • Mini caving, crawling experience followed by immediate rappelling (15 feet).

  • Baggage will be lowered with technical gear, separately.

  • Rappelling stance not possible

  • Rope Ladder support will be also be provided.

  • 30 Minutes after Rock Patch 2, we reach last rock patch (30 ft.).

  • Technical experiences (combination of wriggling, sliding, chimney, rappelling)

  • ‘V’ Shaped crevice over hang on the left under the crevice.

  • Sloping rock on the right.

  • No hand holds or foot holds.

  • Plain rock with 15 ft. Vertical drop and 15 ft. Of 60 degrees incline.

  • 5 Minutes After last rock patch.

  • We will provide (Tube) floats for support.

  • 6 ft. Deep Water Pool (Water Stunts).

  • 5x5 ft. Stones (4 nos) inside the pool at 3 ft. Height.

  • Length of pool 30 – 40 ft.

  • Clear Water.

  • Stones not slippery.

  • 30 Minutes from Rock Patch. [Campsite]

  • Uneven, But wide rock surface with drinking water stream on the side.

  • Reach at Advance Camp, Pitch tents, 

  • Wild Chefs, wild chefs and dinner with Campfire, hit sack for the night.


Day 3 -

  • 5:30 am Wake up Call , Freshen Up
  • Early morning dip in chilled blue lagoon pond
  • 09:00 am Quick Breakfast and start trek
  • One Hour River Bed Trek.

  • One Hour trek on gentle hill slopes.

  • Walk Two Hours tractor/Bullock cart road. (We will try for a bullock or tractor ride experience).

  • Return Travel by private bus..

  • One Hour 30 Minutes ride to Asangaon Station via. Dolkhamb and Shahpur.

  • Travel Dehne – Dolkhamb (Exploring local village flea market)

  • proceed further to Asangaon

  • 05:00 pm Arrival back in Mumbai..

Expected arrival in Mumbai 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm


Sandhan Valley Trek is a unique experience combining adventure activities such as Rappelling and staying admidst nature. Sandhan valley is a water carved valley around 200 feet deep. Sandhan is located near beautiful Bhandardara region near village called Samrad. Samrad village and Sandhan Valley is surrounded bu Alang,Madan ad Kulang mountains. This place also has Ratangad,Ajoba and Kalsubai mountain ranges. Kalsubai is the highest peak in Maharashtra spanning 5400 feets.

Sandhan Valley Full Descending Trek

Brilliant & deep narrow rock floored ravine between the two high walls of mountain range. At some places its width is less than 3 ft so that at some places sun rays unable to reach. So it’s called valley of shadow. it is accessible throughout the year except monsoon. To go at end side of gorge you have cross 2-3 water pools, water level changes according to seasons, in winter it is up to waist & in summer it is up to knee height. At the end of valley you get magnificent view of high cliffs & deep valley.


The Sandhan valley trek incorporates a rappelling experience and freehold rock climbing and descending. Technical support of experienced trekkers and all safety mountaineering equipment will be used for the event to ensure safety.


Sandhan Valley is accessible from Nov to May.


Sandhan Valley trek starts from Samrad village. Total trek includes rappelling and crossing pool of water. and deep gorges and one of its kind of lifetime experience which you feel at end of the trek.

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