Sandhan valley trek ” The Great Canyon” located in the Sahyadri region in Maharashtra is the highest point at 3000 ft (915 m) which is a combination of a canyon and a valley. Sandhan valley is also popularly known as the valley of shadows because of its unique structure. During the peak of the day, the sunlight doesn’t reach the ground of this valley which makes it an attractive trekking place. For a challenging trek, you don’t have to travel to the Himalayas since the western ghats have the plenty to offer, then Sandhan valley is undoubtedly a great choice. Sandhan valley starts from Samrad village which includes rappelling and crossing pool of water. There are many beautiful camping sites which you might not see anywhere else in Maharashtra but this trek cannot be done without the technical assistance of certified professionals. Completing this trek is more like solving a puzzle. Passing through deep ponds, lifeless rocks, complete silence, echoes of your own footsteps will make you feel like a presence of some entity. At the end of the valley there is magnificent view of high cliffs and deep valleys. You will also come across Tarzan swing point, where you will be rappel and use a rope ladder after which there will be some cave crawling. Any time of the year is good to trek except summer as it gets hot and humid which makes trek less enjoyable. Winter, autumn and monsoon treks to Sandhan valley is extremely memorable.
A challenging trek for all, but it definitely gives a feeling of accomplishment after completing the trek. This valley has minimal night light pollution, it is ideal for stargazing, photographing the milky way. Light bonfires and spend the night under the open sky and the stars will be the most unforgettable experience for lifetime. This trek provides a unique opportunity to do such adventurous activities. This region has the foremost enticing scenery, the rocky and lush greenery, lofty mountains, diversity of landscapes all around makes it even a lot of stunning. The natural gorge of the Valley is located between AMK forts- Alang, Madan and Kulang. Although this trek is quite famous it is an unmatched location and largely unexplored.
Having a trekking experience like no other trek in Maharashtra. This journey around Sandhan valley is very appealing and shall entice your heart and mind forever.
Things to know before you go to Sandhan Valley Trek:
Duration of Sandhan Valley Trek: 2D,2N
Height of Sandhan Valley: 4100 ft.
Sandhan Valley Trekking Grade: Above Medium with Thrilling Patches.
Location: Bhandardara Region.
Best time to visit Sandhan Valley:
You can go for the Sandhan Valley Trek throughout the year but try to avoid the summers because it can get very hot and humid and will only tire you out. Trekking in winter, autumn and even during monsoons can be very enjoyable and fun.
Tented accommodation be provided at the campsite where you have the right to choose between tents on 2 or 3 sharing basis.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner with the tea snack will be provided during the stay at the campsite.
Safety and Travel Tips:
1. Track pants are necessary.
2. Sports shoes should be added.
3. T-shirts and shorts for trekking is recommended.
4. Avoid spectacles, if unavoidable then should be supported by a strap.
5. First aid kit.
6. For change dry clothes and towel.
7. Avoid carrying jewellery, cash, watch and camera while trekking.
8. Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the activity.
9. Personal toiletries and medications if necessary.
10. Flash light.
11. Sunglasses and sunscreen lotion.
12. Extra polythene bags and a whistle.
Sandhan Valley is absolutely bliss because of the majestic beauty of the valley. So don’t miss an opportunity to explore this wonderful place with utmost happiness and excitement. It is the finest place to chase for pleasure in trekking. Trekkers not only love the trek here but literally fell in love with the beauty of the valley. So this is an ideal destination for all, where you can have wonderful and heavenly experiences. It is one among the best treks for the adventure enthusiasts everywhere the world and also the camping can be the extra essence of this trip along with your family and friends.