Overview

Sandhan valley is a beautiful carved valley in magnificent Sayhadri mountain range, which is part of Western Ghats in Maharashtra. Surrounded with mighty and jaw-dropping mountains of Ratangad and Kalsubai, the valley stands at the height of 4255 ft high above sea level, which is the perfect spot for trekking and other adventure activities. The trek goes through 200 ft deep and 2 km long gorge carved by water between the narrow walls. The adventurous part of the trek kicks in when we are left to rappel down the 100 ft rocky patch with the help of experienced guides and equipment.

1 Night 1 Day Available on request Pune, Maharashtra
Highlights
  • Asia's 2nd largest valley
  • Rappelling (120-150 ft) 
  • Valley of Shadows
  • The great Canyon
  • Nature's Miracle
  • Thrilling rappelling adventures await!

About Trek 

  • Location : Samrad Village, Ahmednagar. 
  • Elevation : 4255 ft above sea level
  • Height : 200-500 ft
  • Trek Type : Valley Trek
  • Trek Distance : 3-4 km approx 
  • Trek Duration : 4-5 hrs Trek
  • Trek level : Easy
  • Endurance : Medium

Batches Available

  • Apr : 20-21, 27-28
Itinerary

Sandhan Valley Trek From Pune

DAY - 0
  • 10:00 PM : The journey will start from Ch. Shivaji Nagar in Front of Bank of Maharashtra 
  • 10:30 PM : Followed by further pickup points; Nashik Phata, Bhosari, Chakan.
DAY - 1
  • 05:30 AM : We Reached at base village.Get refreshup .(samrad village)
  • 06:00 AM : Have Morning Breakfast & then we'll start ttrek towards valley.
  • 07:00 AM : Reached to sandhan valley rappelling point and start rappelling one by one.
  • 09:00 AM : Reached at base end of valley . explore the valley.
  • 11:30 AM : Return to the base village. 
  • 12:30 PM : Enjoy the delicious Maharashtrian food. 
  • 02:00 PM : Start return Journey after Lunch. 
  • 09:00 PM : Reach back to Pune & bid farewell to all amazing souls with beautiful memories.

Note - 1-2hrs buffer time is possible depending on the speed of trekkers, traffic on the road & other unavoidable circumstances during the trip.

Packages
  • Pune to Pune :- 1,599/- 
  • Mumbai to Mumbai :- 1,599/-
  •  Base to Base :- 999/-
Dates and Rates
date & duration price
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  • Inclusions/Exclusions

    What is included in the tour

    • Pune to Pune Travel by Non-AC bus
    • Breakfast and Tea
    • Lunch (Unlimited)
    • Basic First Aid (if required)
    • Trek leader expertise
    • Forest entry charges
    • Our Badge

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Any kind of Extra Meal/SoN drink/Lime Water/Mineral Water ordered for personal consumption.
    • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the inclusions.
    • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks or bad weather.
    • Cost of any Medical/Emergency evacuaBons if required.
    • Travel Insurance
    Things To Carry

    ESSENTIALS : ID Proof, Water Bottle, Power Backup, Wallet, Backpack. 

    CLOTHING : Full sleeve shirt/top & full pants for Trek, Extra pair of Clothes as per need, Raincoat /Jacket / Sweater, Trekking shoes, Quick Dry Towel, Cap.

    ADDITIONALS : Energy Drinks/Supplements, Dry Snacks, Facewash, Sunscreen, Brush & Toothpaste, Sunglasses, Hankerchief, Gloves, Camera, Torch, Personal medicines if any, etc.

    How To Book
    • Step 1: Scroll down & tap on "BOOK NOW"
    • Step 2 : Select your departure date from the calendar and proceed.
    • Step 3 : Select your ticket type & no. of participants. (At this step you can use the coupon code if you have any)
    • Step 4 : Fill your details and proceed.
    • Step 5 : Tap on review & Payment to select your payment type (UPI, Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking) and proceed.
    • Step 6 : Once your tickets are booked, you will receive confirmation mail. WhatsApp us the booking ID details on  8799856476 & fill the google registration form.  

    OR 

    • Step 1 : Make Payment on PhonePay/Google Pay   8799856476 (Maharashtra Gadkille)
    • Step 2 : Send a screenshot of the payment on WhatsApp number  8799856476 for confirmation.
    • Step 3 : Fill the registration form for the final booking procedure.
    Offers
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    Pickup Points
    • 10:00 PM : Ch. Shivaji Nagar in Front of Bank of Maharashtra 
    • 10:30 PM : Nashik Phata 
    • 10:45 PM : Bhosari
    • 10:00 PM :  Chakan
    Terms and Condition
    • Please confirm on call about the seats availability before paying.
    • Please note that your registration will be confirmed only after the acceptance of complete trek/tour charges.
    • Please check cancellation policy in case any refunds or cancellations. 
    • First two seats will always be reserved for leaders to lead & show route to the driver. 
    • Seats arrangement will be on first come first serve basis at the time of pickup and it will be same throughout journey. (Any disputes regarding seating arrangement would result in dismissal of both the parties and would not be liable for any refunds.) 
    • Please make sure you are added in the whatsapp group 6-8 hours prior to the trip as all the pickup details.
    • Food and Stay arrangements are done as per the availability & locations so kindly don't expect too luxurious. 
    • Backpacking trips are arranged for the people who looking out for pocket friendly trips and are more about chasing experiences.
    • We need at least 12-14 Travellers to Manage our Trip, so our team reserves all the rights to cancel the Trip if the minimum batch size is not enough.
    • Once the payment is completed, inform our team via sharing a screenshot/copy of the payment confirmation. Make sure the date, time, and UTR number are visible in the copy and please fill the registration form to confirm the names & age with the team.
    • Your payment implies that you have read & complied with all our terms and conditions. 
    FAQs
    • Are washrooms available on the trek?

    Washrooms are available at the base village only. No facility is available during the trek.  

    • Is this trek safe for girls?

    This trek is completely safe for girls And have separate changing rooms.

    • What about extra baggage?

    You can safely keep your extra bags in bus

    • Are changing rooms available?

    Changing rooms and washrooms are available at the base village

    • What are the pickup points?

    Pick up is available if your location comes in between our route for this you have to contact us before.

    • What is the type of bus?

    The bus is NON/AC Tempo Traveler with decent seating comfort.

    • What is Sandhan Valley?

    Sandhan Valley, also known as the Valley of Shadows, is a breathtaking natural gorge carved out by the force of water over millions of years. It's renowned for its rugged terrain, towering cliffs, and stunning landscapes, offering a thrilling adventure experience for trekkers and nature enthusiasts alike.

    • Where is Sandhan Valley located?

    Sandhan Valley is nestled within the picturesque Sahyadri mountain range, located in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Specifically, it is situated near the village of Samrad in Ahmednagar district. The valley is approximately 180 kilometers away from Mumbai and 200 kilometers from Pune, making it easily accessible for adventurers seeking a thrilling trekking experience amidst stunning natural landscapes.

    • How far is Sandhan Valley from Pune?

    Sandhan Valley is approximately 180 kilometers away from Pune, making it a convenient weekend getaway for adventure seekers and nature lovers from the city. The journey usually takes around 4 to 5 hours by road, depending on the mode of transportation and traffic conditions.

    • What is the best time to visit Sandhan Valley from Pune?

    The best time to visit Sandhan Valley from Pune is during the post-monsoon season, from September to November, and the pre-monsoon season, from February to May. During these months, the weather is pleasant, and the valley is at its scenic best, with lush greenery and flowing streams.

    • Is Sandhan Valley the second-largest valley in Asia?

    Yes, Sandhan Valley is indeed Asia's second-largest valley. Nestled within the Sahyadri ranges, it is often referred to as "The Great Canyon." This natural marvel combines the features of both a canyon and a valley, adding to its allure and grandeur.

    • What is the closest railway station to Sandhan Valley?

    The nearest railway station to Sandhan Valley is Kasara. Located approximately 75 kilometers away from Samrad village, 

    • How long is the Sandhan Valley trek?

    Answer: The Sandhan Valley trek covers a distance of approximately 2-3 kilometers, offering adventurers a relatively short yet exhilarating journey through its rugged terrain and stunning natural landscapes.

    • What is the height of the rappelling sections in Sandhan Valley?

    The rappelling sections in Sandhan Valley boast heights of approximately 120 feet, providing an adrenaline-pumping experience for trekkers as they descend down the rugged cliffs amidst breathtaking scenery.

    • How challenging is the Sandhan Valley trek?

    The Sandhan Valley trek presents a moderate to challenging level of difficulty, featuring rugged terrain, narrow crevices, and steep descents. Trekkers should be prepared for a physically demanding journey that requires a reasonable level of fitness and agility to navigate through the obstacles along the route.

    • Will we return at the exact time mentioned in the itinerary for Sandhan Valley?

    The itinerary serves as a reference only. The timing for our return is based on the average time taken during our previous events. The actual timeline for a particular date depends on weather conditions, traffic conditions, participants' speed, and endurance.

    • Can you see the Milky Way from Sandhan Valley?

    Absolutely! Sandhan Milkyway Camping Camp offers an ideal opportunity for stargazers like you. Located near the Bhandardara dam, close to Sandhan Valley, it resides in one of Maharashtra's darkest areas. Our secluded campsite ensures minimal light pollution, providing an unobstructed view of the night sky. During the winter season, especially around the new moon phase, the magnificent Milky Way galaxy graces the heavens, offering a mesmerizing spectacle for campers to behold.

    • How was Sandhan Valley created?

    Sandhan Valley owes its formation to the relentless force of wild water streams cascading down from the adjacent mountains, particularly during the monsoon season, over thousands of years. These rushing streams have gradually carved out the deep gorge that characterizes the valley. As the torrents of water pour into the gorge, they accumulate, forming a pond at the valley's base, a testament to the enduring power of nature's erosive forces.

    • What wildlife inhabits Sandhan Valley?

    Sandhan Valley is home to a diverse range of animals, including porcupines, sambar deer, and leopards, among others. Additionally, bird enthusiasts can delight in spotting species such as the White-Necked Storks and Waterbees soaring overhead. However, the wildlife is not the sole attraction of this trail. As adventurers navigate through the terrain, one of the most thrilling sections involves rappelling down into the enchanting expanse of Sandhan Valley, adding an extra layer of excitement to the journey.

    • How deep is Sandhan Valley?

    Sandhan Valley plunges to a depth of 200 feet, carving a spectacular gorge through the landscape. Stretching approximately 1.5 kilometers in length, this water-carved valley offers a breathtaking natural wonder for adventurers to explore. Situated on the western side of the picturesque Bhandardara region, near Samrad village, Sandhan Valley captivates visitors with its rugged beauty and awe-inspiring depths.

    • Why is Sandhan Valley Famous?

    Sandhan Valley is celebrated for its pristine natural allure and exhilarating adventure opportunities. Situated within the Sahyadri mountain range in Maharashtra, India, this canyon plunges to depths of 200 feet, enveloped by imposing rocks and boulders, with a meandering river below. Its striking landscape draws trekkers, hikers, and adventure aficionados, seeking thrills amidst its rugged terrain. Notably dubbed the "Valley of Shadows," Sandhan Valley earns its moniker from the narrow canyon walls that cast intriguing shadow patterns, adding an extra layer of mystique to its already enchanting ambiance.

    About the Experience :

    • Embark on an exciting journey to the Valley of Shadows, nestled at an elevation of 4100 feet.
    • Indulge in a beneath the shimmering canopy of stars, and engage in lively conversations with fellow trekkers.
    • Admire the breathtaking vistas of majestic peaks including Alang, Madangad, Kulang, Ratangad, Ajoba, and Kalsubai.
    • Experience an adrenaline rush as you conquer 45-foot rappelling challenges at various points within the 200-foot deep, gorgeously sculpted valley.
    • Unwind for the night in communal campsites nestled by the tranquil lake, offering a serene ambiance for a restful sleep.
    • Prepare for an exhilarating adventure filled with trekking, rappelling, and camping as you journey to the captivating Sandhan Valley alongside your companions.
      Arrive at Chh Shivajinagar Pune, where transportation will be provided to take you to the base village of Samrad.
    • Awaken to the dawn of a new day and embark on your trek to Sandhan Valley, where thrilling activities such as rappelling and rock climbing await.
    • Guided by an experienced leader, traverse the terrain with confidence as they provide assistance and ensure safety throughout the journey.
    • Book your Sandhan Valley Trek  with Rappelling  and prepare to be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring beauty of nature and mountains.

    Sandhan Valley Trek Blog

    Conquering Heights and Depths: Sandhan Valley Trek and Rappelling Adventure from Pune

    Nestled in the Sahyadri mountain range, Sandhan Valley beckons adventurers from Pune and beyond to explore its rugged terrain and exhilarating rappelling opportunities. Just a few hours' drive from Pune, this hidden gem offers a perfect blend of trekking, rappelling, and natural wonders, making it an ideal destination for thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike.

    The journey to Sandhan Valley begins with an early morning drive from Pune, setting the stage for an exciting day ahead. As you approach the valley, the landscape transforms, with towering cliffs and lush greenery coming into view. The trek kicks off with a thrilling descent into the valley, navigating rocky paths and narrow gorges along the way. Each step brings you closer to the heart of the valley, where the real adventure awaits.

    Rappelling Adventures: For adrenaline junkies, rappelling in Sandhan Valley is the ultimate thrill. As you gear up and prepare to descend down steep rock faces, the rush of excitement is palpable. With expert guidance and safety measures in place, you'll rappel down vertical cliffs, feeling the adrenaline coursing through your veins with each descent. The breathtaking views of the valley below only add to the thrill, making it an experience you'll never forget.

    Trekking and rappelling in Sandhan Valley present their fair share of challenges, from steep inclines to slippery surfaces. However, the sense of accomplishment that comes with conquering these obstacles is unparalleled. Along the way, you'll encounter hidden waterfalls, natural pools, and ancient rock formations, each offering a glimpse into the valley's rich natural beauty. The challenges may be daunting, but the rewards are well worth it.

    While adventure is at the heart of exploring Sandhan Valley, safety should always be a top priority. Before embarking on the trek, it's essential to equip yourself with the necessary gear and enlist the services of experienced guides and instructors. They'll provide valuable insights and ensure that safety protocols are followed every step of the way, allowing you to enjoy the adventure with peace of mind.

    Sandhan Valley trek and rappelling adventure from Pune offers an unforgettable experience for adventure enthusiasts of all levels. From the thrill of trekking through rugged terrain to the adrenaline rush of rappelling down sheer cliffs, every moment is filled with excitement and wonder. So gather your friends, pack your bags, and embark on an adventure that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.