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Sandhan Valley- "The Valley Of Shadow"

  • Mar 28, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Trek Notes :

Only for Ages 18+ for selected members from the waiting List.
Where : Sandhan valley to Karolighat..
Difficulty level : Difficult
Duration : 2 days
Objective : Ascending via Sandhan valley and descending via Karoli ghat
CHallenges : Cross Water pools (max 4 feet depth) , Rock Climbing , rappelling down

Description :

Sandhan valley  is known wonder of nature 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 places 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. Sandhan valley is accessible throughout the year except monsoon. 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. To reach up to this point you don’t need any trekking equipment. This is the Sandhan Valley trek.

From that point ahead to reach the base of Sandhan Valley & Karoli Ghat you have to go ahead on the same path. This is known as ‘Sandhan Valley to Karoli Ghat’ trek.  This is a challenging phase of the trek which has steep descend with big rocks, as we reach closer to Karoli Ghat. This route looks like Harishchandragad “Nalichi Vaat” . You have to rappel down 3-4 small patches (max height. 40ft) to reach Base camp. Very few people have taken up this phase as it is considered very tough. From base camp its takes 4 hrs trek to reach Samrad Village via Karoli Ghat. Or else from Base camp we can head south towards Dehane village (Base of Ajoba fort) in Thane district.


Trek route PLAN:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphoto...

All Pics taken by  Shrikanth ..(not our srikanth ranuva)

 

Tentative Itinerary: [ May vary ]

Fri 6 pm : Hyderabad to Manmad

Sat 11 am: Reach Samrad Village via igatpuri

Sat 12 pm : Start trek to Sandhan valley

Sat 6 pm:   reach Sandhan valley and camp

Sun 5 am: Start back by Karoli ghat

Sun 2 pm: Reach Samrad

Sun 5 pm: reach Igatpuri

Sun 9 pm: Start Train/Bus journey to Hyderabad


Things to bring:
[ All are must ]

Sleeping bag ,Torch
Trekking wear , Shoes & Extra pair of socks. [ Get good shoes and better if you are using them already] 
Need to share tents weight [ Extra weight ] 
Need to carry Food Items [ Extra weight ] 
Will let you know more info regarding things to bring in separate email.

Damages ..
Approx: 2200 / - . we will share any excess costs
[Food in Train is excluded / GHAC refund rules apply ... ]

 

ACCOUNT DETAILS

Payment details:AXIS BANK

Great Hyderabad Adventure Club   
A/c no:[masked]   
IFCS Code: UTIB[masked]   
Road no:2, Banjarahills Branch   
Its a Savings account.

Please mention UTR number in comments while transferring amount. NO cash deposits please.

Credit Card Link

 http://www.eventdunia.com/index.php/ghac?event_id=161913492


contact:

Anubha -[masked]

Responsible Trekking: Most of us may not be serious trekkers but all of us have equal responsibility in protecting our beloved earth. GHAC earnestly requests all its members to be socially responsible whilst the treks and avoid any littering, shouting when in wild or causing anything that would disturb the normal ecology. Try to avoid plastics as much as possible.

Important Instructions:
1) No smoking and no alcohol
2) No littering, no pollution of water
3) This is not a luxury trip, but all care has been taken to make your trip comfortable
4) ladies and gents accommodation is separate in tents.
5) Food will be mostly vegetarian
6) We carry Basic First Aid, please do inform us if you need any special attention.
7) if you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately.

 

 

RSVP Confirmed Members can transfer the trip estimated amount to the above bank account details. Please provide your transaction number for the confirmation.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    There is a slot available due to drop out . Call me on[masked] if anyone is interested .

    March 28, 2014

  • Raja K.

    I think I was THE most tired person, literally dragging my feet to the top of the mountain. Everytime, I hear folks ahead of me made sounds, I thought that we were almost there, but we weren't. I learned many things during the trek and realized few after the trek. Everyone of us were tired, but still I got the help from my fellow trekkers and the event organizers. The phrases like "Raja bhai chalthe raho", "Raja, I am saving the last few drops of water for you", "Raja, let us do it together", "Raja, I will share the weight of the baggage". These were priceless. I thank each one of you for your continuous support during the trek. This trek now for me is more than a event.

    4 · April 1, 2014

    • Shubhadeep

      Raja bhiaya aage bado hum tumhare sath hai.. :)

      April 3, 2014

    • priya

      Raja going Emotional ....

      April 4, 2014

  • priya

    I don't know how to explain ...but it was really a thirsty trek which made us gallop browny water without any second thought . Summer showed perfect anger on everyone :) :) .

    March 31, 2014

  • Atul K.

    The most difficult trip of mine till now.
    Learnt a lot in past 3 days...
    importance of water (i am sure everyone agrees to this ;) )
    Importance of Food
    importance of good company
    Importance of self believing
    importance of chlorine tablets in such trips :p

    Thanks to each and everyone on this trip who made it successful

    Thanks to Hari, Anubha and Pradeep to help me overcome my fear of height

    Special thanks to Pradeep to provide me with water when i was in not even able to step even a single step.

    Guys you all rocksssss........

    We have done it finally...

    I would love to stay connected with you all for ever.

    FB- [masked]
    Mobile:[masked]

    April 2, 2014

    • Raja K.

      Connected as in Avatar? Cheers m

      1 · April 2, 2014

  • Raja K.

    Toughest so far, need physical and mental fitness

    April 2, 2014

  • Raja K.

    Bhai log, pics share karo na pleaseeee.

    April 1, 2014

  • Vivekananda M.

    The toughest and most awesome trek I have done till now :)
    Found the value of water, company, food and shade.
    And like some one told me "It doesn't matter if you can physically or not, it is all about mental strength". True to every word.

    Thanks everyone for giving such an amazing company. Best Birthday ever and another year to celebrate with such treks :D

    2 · April 1, 2014

  • Aravind R.

    -The beauty of valley.
    -The huge stones that made me feel like a lilliput among them, for a moment.
    -Cool water pool crossings.
    -Night camp in between huge rocks, growling sounds of wind.
    -Rappelling.
    -"Water - Elixir of life." Who ever quoted this, well said. !!
    -....and burning sun & Thirsty trek.

    April 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The best trek so far .

    1 · April 1, 2014

  • priya

    Through out the Trek the only thing i was searching for is Village , my Bed room . I kept on scolding Prem through out my trek :) :) , But now i can tell that , i really enjoyed it .

    4 · March 31, 2014

  • ALOK P.

    Is there any drop out .. plz cal[masked]

    March 27, 2014

  • Neeraja

    Are there any slots left by chance??

    March 26, 2014

  • Satyam D.

    Hi,
    Please let me know any last minute Dropout[masked]

    March 26, 2014

  • Anubha T.

    Please note the Train Coach and seat numbers. Train leave at 6PM from Secbad station. Please be on time.
    S9 13, 14, 16 , 69, 70, 72 ; S13 37, 38, 40, 53, 54, 56

    March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We will be car pooling from Kothaguda on Friday 28th to railway station . Two more people can join us . Please let us know if anybody is interested .

    March 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      cool.

      March 25, 2014

    • Anubha T.

      we will be starting by 4 PM from kothaguda

      March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Shubhadeep . Can you please update your RSVP with all the answers .

    March 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi guys . If anybody is doubtful about making to this meetup or has some other plans ,please let us know by end of the day tomorrow . There will be no refunds for last minute drop outs .

    March 24, 2014

  • Aravind R.

    Hello Anubha/Pradeep, can you please update the page once again with the scheduled train timings?

    March 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      SECUNDERABAD To: MANMAD . 28th March . 6 pm . Train name Ajanta Express

      March 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    @Anubha

    Are there any slots left for me to join? Please let me know

    March 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Never mind Anubha, I have some personal stuff to take care I can't make it.

      March 14, 2014

  • M.Vamshi M.

    NEFT Dr-UTIB[masked]-GREAT HYDERABAD ADVENTURE CLUB-NETBANK,MUM-N[masked] 07MAR[masked],400

    March 9, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Vamsi, received Rs.4400/- vide NEFT/N[masked]/ATUL KUMAR

      March 9, 2014

    • M.Vamshi M.

      Hi Anubha can you add Atul and me to the going list

      March 12, 2014

  • rawoof

    I have made the payment 2200, transaction id:[masked], pls confirm.

    March 4, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Not received.

      March 9, 2014

    • rawoof

      hi.. my payment got rejected.. anubha informed that slots are full. Let me know if there is any dropout.

      March 10, 2014

  • Anubha T.

    NO more paymnets please..we are full

    March 10, 2014

  • M.Vamshi M.

    HI THIS IS FOR ME AND ATUL TRANSFERRED THROUGH ATUL'S ACCOUNT .CAN YOU PLEASE PUT US IN GOING LIST.

    March 9, 2014

  • rawoof

    hi.. my payment got rejected.. anubha informed that slots are full. Let me know if there is any dropout.

    March 5, 2014

  • Atul K.

    Hi Aleem, as per our telephonic conversation i have changed the status and selected Yes and also answered the questions.

    March 4, 2014

  • Raju G.

    Is any spot left i want to come?

    March 4, 2014

  • Prem N.

    I've made the payment 2200 for Priya with transaction remarks as[masked]_Priya and Transaction Reference Number: 555215140. Please confirm. She will do RSVP tonight.

    February 26, 2014

    • priya

      I have joined the waiting list ....Can you please move me to the RSVP list .Prem had already transferred the amount .

      February 27, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Prem, your payment of Rs.2200/- vide refNo:NEFT/[masked]/ has been received.

      March 1, 2014

  • Abhishek K.

    Made payment for 2. Myself & Mukesh Barman.
    Reference ID:[masked] & Payment ID:[masked]

    1 · February 25, 2014

    • sonali p.

      @abhishek - confirm receipt of INR 4400/- vide trx NEFT/IBR[masked]/Mr KOYALKAR ABHISHEK

      February 27, 2014

  • Prem N.

    I've made the payment 4400 for Shubhadeep and Syed with transaction remarks as[masked]_Shubhadeep_Syed and Transaction Reference Number: 555138962. Please confirm

    February 26, 2014

    • sonali p.

      @Prem Niskeode - confirm receipt of INR 4400/- vide trx NEFT/[masked]/PREM NISKEODE

      February 27, 2014

  • Anubha T.

    Only 4 slots left.. please pay asap to confirm participation. Last date to pay is 28th feb

    February 25, 2014

    • Anubha T.

      Only one spot left now :)

      February 26, 2014

  • Prem N.

    Will do the payment of Shubhadeep and Syed Ansari tomorrow morning. Not able to do now as the NEFT transaction time is only till 630 pm.

    February 25, 2014

  • Hariprasad

    Paid for 3 members. Myself, Aravind and Vivek
    transaction remark [masked]_Haripeasad

    1 · February 20, 2014

    • sonali p.

      @Hariprasad - going forward, please quote reference number or trx number or confirmation number

      February 25, 2014

    • Hariprasad

      Reference id:[masked]

      February 25, 2014

  • Prem N.

    I've made the payment with transaction remarks as[masked]_Prem. Please confirm.

    February 21, 2014

    • sonali p.

      @Prem - going forward, please quote reference number or trx number or confirmation number

      February 25, 2014

    • sonali p.

      @Prem - confirm receipt of payment NEFT/[masked]/2200

      February 25, 2014

  • Raja K.

    I've made the payment and the reference number is[masked]_RajaKondaveeti. Please confirm.

    February 21, 2014

    • Anubha T.

      Please mention UTR number

      February 24, 2014

    • sonali p.

      @Raja - confirm receipt of payment NEFT/[masked]/K RAJA SEKHAR/INR2200

      February 25, 2014

  • Mukesh B.

    How can I pay by Credit card?

    February 20, 2014

    • Anubha T.

      Updated the Credit card link

      February 24, 2014

  • Anubha T.

    Last date for payments is 28th feb. Those who are sure to join can make payments. Those unsure can book their trains tickets to manmad on the said dates..Thanks

    February 18, 2014

  • Arghyo B.

    I m in with frnds of mine

    February 18, 2014

  • Anubha T.

    Changed the dates to 28th March..dates are final.. Pls start making payments for train bookings :)

    February 10, 2014

  • Raja K.

    Please let me know when is this event scheduled for? I will transfer the money accordingly.

    1 · February 10, 2014

    • Anubha T.

      Changed the dates to 28th March..dates are final

      February 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Guys . Please start making payment . We will move you to the going list once the payment is confirmed .

    January 23, 2014

    • Prem N.

      Is this going to be postponed

      January 29, 2014

    • Anubha T.

      Evidently! Train tickets in waiting and no payments done so far :(

      January 30, 2014

  • eshan v.

    How many places left still

    January 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi eshan . Places will be confirmed based on payments .

      January 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Bro :)

    1 · January 23, 2014

  • sainagabharadwaj p.

    Congos Pradeep bhai... Gud luck... ;)

    January 23, 2014

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