Hello folks!! My previous blog was all about my experiences in Sandhan.
However- here I shall be giving quick tips, hacks and guide on how to explore India’s own Canyon or India’s Valley of shadows.
How to reach: There is no direct connectivity to Sandhan . To reach there, board Kasara local from Dadar .Refer adjacent link: Train time table .
I boarded last local to Kasara. From Kasara Jeeps are available which will take you to base village Samrat.
Return Journey: On the way back, the nearest village is Dehne. From Dehne take a Jeep to Asangao . From Asangao back to Dadar. Refer adjacent link: Return train time table
Best Season to visit : Typically November-March is a good time to attempt full descend trek to Sandhan.
Few Other important points to be kept in mind:
- Never attempt Sandhan alone. It is of paramount importance to have a group of fellow trekkers with you.
- Don’t trek to Sandhan in Monsoon. The water level to be crossed is in sufficient depth and rocks slippery.
- Beginners/novice and first time trekkers attempt an easy grade trek first before Sandhan.
- Go with experienced trekking agency/institution before attempting treks that require support equipment (technical support) to complete. Get in touch with me to know more on this.
- Your prime gear is a pair of good trekking shoes with ankle support.
- Always carry 2 litres of water . Sandhan is lucky enough for trekkers in a way that packaged bottles are available after descend.
- Trek at your own pace with steady mind. Don’t compete.
- Carry only what you require. A pair of cloths,2 litres of bottle, a napkin ,mosquito repellent and sleeping bag is sufficient. You wouldn’t want your back to sore during a treacherous trek.
- Be mentally prepared to embrace the unexpected coming your way. Giving up ain’t an option. Sandhan generally takes 8-10 hrs to complete the descend and another 3-4 hrs to reach Dehne.
- It is always beneficial to start trekking in early morning. This helps in completing the descend on time and ample time for rest/camping time.
- In ‘CAPITAL’ ‘DON’T LITTER’. As a trekker, traveller seeing places dirty and littered is a big turn off . We have no right to spoil what is not ours.
The Take Away: If you are someone who seeks pleasure out of your comfort zone, wants to over come fear and instill a self belief with a pat on your back saying ‘I DID IT!!!’ then definitely go out and hit Sandhan.