Overview

Sandhan Valley Trek and Rappelling is one of the best trek and camping location. Difficulty level is Easy for beginners and distance from Mumbai is 182Km. Sandhan Valley, also known as Valley of suspense or Valley of Shadow, it is a beautiful carved valley around 200 ft. deep and 1.5 km long, situated in the pristine Sahyadri ranges. Sandhan is located near the well-known Bhandardara region near a village called Samrad. The Sandhan valley consists of a deep narrow rock floored ravine between the two high walls of a mountain range. The trek consists of walking through refreshing streams of water, and rappelling down gigantic rocks. Other popular locations are Ratangad, AMK, Vishramgad, Dhodap, Harischandragad, Kalsubai, and Bitangad Fort.

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Sandhan Valley Trek and Rappelling Information

Height/Altitude 1417 Meters (4650 feet)
Base Village Samrad Village
Best Time to Visit November to May
Difficulty Level Easy-Moderate
Trek Distance 4 Kilometers 
Duration 5 hours
Charges/Fees INR 750 onwards
Trek Organised by  Mischief Treks
Batch Size 25 Participants

 

One Day Trek Available on request Sandhan Valley, Maharashtra
Highlights
What makes this event special
  • Trekking through beautiful Valley
  • Cross streams on the trek 
  • Rappelling on the rock patches
  • Crossing a Water patch
  • Witness the outstanding views of peaks such as Alang, Madangad, Kulang, Ratangad, Ajoba & Kalsubai
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Sandhan Valley Trek and Rappelling by Mischief Treks

Sandhan Valley Trek and Rappelling near Mumbai by Mischief Treks

Charges for Sandhan Valley Trek and Rappelling

  • Without Pickup: ₹ 750.00 
    (Participants need to reach the base village in their own vehicle)
  • With pickup from Mumbai: ₹ 1200.00 
    (AC Bus Pickup from Mumbai will be provided)
  • With pickup and Rappelling: ₹ 1700.00 
    (AC Bus Pickup from Mumbai and rappelling)
 
Dates and Rates
date & duration price
  • Sorry no more public batch Events available. You could get in touch with us at mischieftreks@gmail.com if you'd like to make a private batch booking.
  • Itinerary
    Timeline of the event.

    Meeting Point:
    Bus Pickup: Borivali (SNGP) - 10:45 pm
    Self Drive: 
    Those coming by own car need to reach Kalyan Bypass by 01:00 am and follow our vehicle till trek location (Those travelling by own vehicle to the base village).  
    Three hours prior to the event date and time, we will be creating a WhatsApp group for coordination purposes. Exact GPS locations for each pickup point, coordinator contact, Live location of bus, etc will be shared in the group.

    Bus Pickup points

    • 11.00 pm : Borivali  East (SGNP gate)
    • 11.10 pm : Goregaon - Pathanwadi Oberoi Mall
    • 11.20 pm : Andheri - Start of andheri flyover
    • 11.30 pm : Bandra - Kala Nagar WEH Bus Stop
    • 11.45 pm : Sion Station
    • 12.00 am : Amar Mahal bus stop, Ghatkopar/Chembur
    • 12.35 am : Thane - Teen haat naka
    • 01.10 am : Kalyan - NH3,  Kalyan bypass

    Sandhan Valley Trek Schedule:

    • Around 6am reach base village and have breakfast , post introduction and safety instructions we will start the trek 
    • Explore the the "Valley of Shadows"
    • 200 Feet rappelling 
    • Photography session 
    • Lunch around 2pm 
    • Start return Journey around 3.30pm 
    • Tea break on highway around 6pm,  we will reach Mumbai by 9pm depending on traffic conditions.
    Inclusions/Exclusions
    What we'll give. What we won't

    What is included in the tour

    • Bus Pickup and Drop from Mumbai (If opted for)
    • Breakfast & Lunch (If opted for)
    • Rappelling (If opted for)
    • Trekking Expertise Charges 
    • Govt / Forest Dept Charges
    • Panchayat Charges 
    • NHAI Charges 
    • Basic First Aid

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
    • Any emergency evacuations/rescue (if required)
    • Any other expenses that are not mentioned above
    Things to Carry
    1. Identity proof.
    2. Good and reliable trekking shoes and extra pair of floaters.
    3. Water (minimum 2 Ltrs) Compulsory.
    4. Torch with extra batteries - do not depend on the phone.
    5. Keep your phone fully charged.
    6. Mosquito repellent (optional)
    7. Some ready-to-eat food like biscuits, plum cake, etc to keep your tummy happy.
    8. Medicines (if you need any), Glucon D / Electrol / Enerzyl Powder (We will have a basic first aid kit with us).
    9. A haversack to put all your things. Your hands need to be free while trekking.
    10. And most imp thing, carry lot of enthusiasm and team spirit.
    Note
    Important Note
    • Please do not apply to join our group if the terms and details mentioned on this page are not agreeable to you.
    • Fitness: Please make sure you are Physically Fit to complete the event and BEFORE Booking you have gone through all the details, FAQ, Points to note, About Us, and Disclaimer.
    • Food: The food during the event is home cooked food provided by local villagers living in tribal (Aadivasi) region. If you are choosy, cranky and grumpy about food, please avoid joining this event.
    • Transport: Mischief treks does not own busses, Jeeps, Trains, or Flight. The transport options are hired by us just like people hire Ola/Uber/Auto/Taxi/Train. Any issues regarding the transport vehicles need to be addressed to concerned transport service provider. Pickup-and-Drop for the event is arranged only as "help"  towards common means to travel together, Mischief Treks does not provide transport services or takes any liability regarding the same. Our role and responsibility starts from base village where the trek conducted by us begins. 
    • Trekking Shoes: Wear reliable shoes with good grip, the sole of the shoe gets ripped off if the shoe is not in good condition. 
    • About us: Don't forget to check the About-Us page if you are new to trekking in Maharashtra. 
    • Punctuality: In any adventure or sport event punctuality and discipline is utmost important. If you are late in catching the train/bus/cab, you will miss-out the pickup and will be considered dropout. If you are travelling in your vehicle, you may miss joining the group you are late. This is a group event and will not be personalized as per your timing.
    • Discounts:  To be honest, Discounts and coupon codes are just a marketing trick to fool people. No one offers something below the pre-decided rate slab. The charges on website haven't yet been adjusted (inflated) to provide for discounts. Mentioned amount is the lowest actual charges and hence discounts are currently not possible. Each organiser charges a certain amount based on his understanding  regarding 'Worth' of his own event.
    • Batch Size: We Do-Not conduct trek with 100-150 people in the group. Our batch size is limited and we prefer to have a Non-Crowded group for safety reasons.
    • KYC Form: Once you have paid for the event you will receive a KYC form on WhatsApp as soon as your payment is verified by system. You need to submit this form within 3 hours of receiving the form. If you have booked for your friends too, you need to ask each of your friend to get this done. If you are booking just 1 day prior to event, the form needs to be submitted immediately to avoid any inconvenience (Refer FAQ section below) 

    CAUTION: Please be aware that even the easiest trek is fundamentally a "Trek," not a Tour, Hike, or Picnic. It's crucial to understand that an unfit individual might struggle to complete even half of an easy trek. Based on our prior experiences, an unfit person might perceive an easy-grade trek as the most difficult trek. Prior to making a booking for the event, ensure that you are in good physical and mental condition for trekking.
    ​To understand What is Trek ( click here )

    How to Reach

    How to reach Sandhan valley in Samrad Village:

    To get accurate travel info for reaching Sandhan Valley in Samrad Village as well as driving directions follow below mentioned steps

    1. Open Google search tab
    2. Type the following words in the search window "My location to Samrad Village distance"
    3. You shall get the exact time required to travel, modes of travel, and distance (kilometers) from your location.

    The distance from Mumbai to Sandhan Valley in Samrad Village is 182 KM which takes around 05 Hrs 30 min to reach by road.

    FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

    Sandhan Valley Trek and Camping - FAQ's

    Q. Can kids participate in this Sandhan Valley Trek?

    Ans. We would recommend this event to kids of age 12 and above. There are other kids-friendly events for you to consider. If you are planning to trek with a kid , I recommend you to go through this Check this Blog: https://www.mischieftreks.in/Blog/kids-trek-Maharashatra

    Q. Is Sandhan Valley Trek safe for solo participants?

    Ans. Yes Trek is safe and comfortable. Mostly 40% of the participants come solo and blend in with the trek leaders and the rest of the group.

    Q. Is Sandhan Valley Trek safe for girls?

    Ans. Mischief Treks has a track record of making our trekking and camping events extremely safe for girls. Normally 60 – 75 % of our participants are females.

    Q. How long is Sandhan Valley Trek?

    Ans. Normally it takes two hours to ascend and two hours to descend.

    Q. Can we pay in cash or installment ?

    Ans. Sorry we do not accept cash payments. For installment scheme you will have to pay one-time processing fee of Rs.500 per person.

    Q. What is the last date of booking the Sandhan Valley Trek?

    Ans. Bookings close once tickets are sold out. Ideally you need to book atleast 2-3 days in advance.

    Q. How should I book the Sandhan Valley Trek?

    Ans. All you have to do is press the Book now button on this page and follow the instructions. www.mischieftreks.com

    Q. What food will be provided at Sandhan Valley Trek?

    Ans. We source the food from the locals, it consists of Basic home cooked Dal, Rice, Chapatti and seasonal Vegetable.

    Q. Is there a Changing room or a place to change at Sandhan Valley Trek?

    Ans. Yes, you can change at the local person's house where we'll be having our breakfast and lunch.

    Q. Can you keep your bags and extra things somewhere?

    Ans. You can keep your bags and extra things at the local person's house at the base village or in the bus before the trek starts.

    Q. How do we get in touch after reaching meeting point?

    Ans. We will be creating a WhatsApp group for coordination where you will be provided all the necessary information regarding contact person, exact point to meet etc.

    Q. Can someone read the details on this page for me on phone?

    Ans. All the details are mentioned on this page itself, once you scroll up you will all info on your screen. Sorry we do not verbally provide details on phone as it usually creates lot of misunderstanding and miscommunication. Also, its extremely important to read and understand all the details before you book the event so that you have absolute clarity. If something mentioned on this page is confusing , you can get clarity on chat by clicking on chat with us button on top. To discuss things that are not mentioned on this website we can arrange a callback from one of our trek leaders.

    Q: I have booked/paid for the event, is my booking confirmed?

    Ans. No !, your booking can become invalid if you do not submit the "Most Important Details" required for emergency situations. For any Trek/Adventure event the organizers need to have your details at least 24 hours prior to the event. We do not allow anyone to the campsite until we have complete and authentic details of the person. This info is crucial in case of an emergency and is a mandatory KYC parameter. The link for the "personal details form" will be sent on WhatsApp immediately after you complete the booking instructions mentioned on the website. Submitting incomplete/incorrect/fake details in the form will make your booking invalid and no refund will be provided in such case.

    Q. Why is submitting emergency contact details and KYC information mandatory?

    Ans. Its a standard protocol and also a guideline by Govt of India. We are accountable for every "Human-Body" present at our campsite or trek is our responsibility and in case of any unfortunate event we will be asked by authorities to provide all relevant information about you. In order to comply with the authorities we have to take authentic information from you. Fake/Incomplete information or non-submission of the details will make your ticket (paid amount) invalid and no refund will be provided in such case. You will not be allowed to participate in the event.

    Q. Does the cancellation policy/rescheduling policy apply to me if I book last day?

    Ans: Yes, the policy is applicable irrespective of the booking date. The cancellation / reschedule policy is applicable to everyone with immediate effect from the date and time of booking. The refunds/rescheduling requests will be processed based on the date and time of cancellation/reschedule request saent to us and the date and time of booking the event are irrelevant.

    Q. What is the basis of cancellation/reschedule policy?

    Ans: The cancellation policy is based on fairness towards the participant and the organizing team. In case of medical/personal emergency, the loss arising out of cancellation/reschedule will be borne by the respective person. i.e. if the organizing team faces an emergency situation and the event gets canceled, the participant will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if the participant faces an emergency situation, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss. The cancellation policy is designed with a completely unbiased approach towards the participant and organizing team and is aimed at fairness towards both.

    Q. We are coming by our own vehicle for the event, where should we reach?

    Ans. You need to reach the Meeting point at scheduled meeting time. This is where we will be meeting, from here you can follow our vehicles. You will be given exact coordinates after you finish booking formalities. We will be creating a WhatsApp group for coordination, you will be provided all relevant details in the group. Please do not be late, we cannot keep other participants waiting. If you are not able to reach on time you will be considered a Drop-Out and no refund will be provided in such case.

    Q. How many people will be coming for Sandhan Valley Trek?

    Ans. Depends on the number of people booking the event. Generally, the batch size is approximately 20-25 participants. It is a Public place and we have no access to data on other organizers' bookings hence we cannot comment on the exact number of people planning to visit this place on a given date.

    Q. Will we be returning at exact time mentioned in the itinerary?

    Ans. The Itinerary is for reference purpose only, it is based on average time taken during our previous events. Actual timeline for a particular date depends on Weather conditions, Traffic Conditions, Participants speed and endurance.

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    Update as on November 15, 2023: 

    Update as on November 15, 2023: Weather conditions at Sandhan Valley in Maharashtra. 
    The weather in the month of November is pleasant, the night breeze is getting colder as we approach the month of December. The climate is getting colder, whereas a strange phenomenon of November rains was observed in many parts of Mumbai on November 10, 2023. The visibility is clear and night sky looks splendid. Average temperature for the night is expected to be around 26°C. Chance of rain 0%. Crowding has not yet started and soon Sandhan Valley is expected to get extremely overcrowded. Its highly recommended to get the Sandhan trek done before the place gets overcrowded.

     

    Pickup point
    Sandhan Valley of Shadows, GMGM+6FJ, Sandan Valley Path, Samrad, Maharashtra 422604 View on Map
    Cancellation, Rescheduling And Refund Policy
    • 90% will be refunded if canceled 15 days (360+ hrs) in advance.
    • 75% will be refunded if canceled 10 days (240+ hrs) in advance.
    • 50% will be refunded if canceled 05 days (120+ hrs) in advance.
    • 0% refund if canceled in less than 05 days (120 hours) of the event date and time.
    • 0% refund if the participant drops out, misses bus pickup, or does not reach the meeting point on the scheduled date and time. 

    If the event itself gets canceled, you will be given the option to switch to any other event or any other date, Or you can opt for 100% refund. If you need to cancel your current booking and/or reschedule your booking to any other date, it can be done free of cost if the rescheduling request is sent 120 hours prior to the trek. From 0hrs - 120 hours prior to the trek date and time free rescheduling is not permitted. It will be counted as cancellation done in less than 120hours the of event date and time. It's a humble request, please do not give medical reasons, crib, argue or try to blackmail us if you drop out or cancel/reschedule the trek in the last 5 days. The basis of the cancelation policy is to protect the participant and the organizers from undue financial losses arising out of unforeseen situations. If the event gets canceled due to the medical/personal emergency of the organising team member, the participants will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if there is a medical/personal emergency at the participant's end, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss.