Fireflies Camping & Sandhan Valley Trek 2022
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Samrad is base village for Ratangad and Sandhan Valley. From village you can see Ratangad, Ajoba fort, Kalsubai peak. Campsite will be near Lake. This is the best spot for astro-photography.
Camping Tent Twin Sharing
(Unlimited Veg / Non-veg / Jain)
Catch the CST-Kasara train as per the timings mentioned. 10:16 AM - CST 10: 23 AM - Byculla 10: 29 AM - Dadar 11: 36 AM - Kurla 10: 40 AM - Ghatkopar 10: 57 AM - Thane 11: 13 AM - Dombivali 11: 21 AM - Kalyan 12: 34 PM - Kasara 12:40 pm - Meet our Team at Kasara St. And move towards the base village in Jeep. 06:00 PM: Reach Base Village 06:30 PM: Pitch tent near by Lake Under the Stars. 09:00 PM: Prepare for a night under the sky have Delicious Local cuisine for Dinner, let the Arijit Singh in you come out, play few games, share stories ( especially ghost stories), make new friends & enjoy the Bonfire Nights. 10:30 PM: explore the nearby areas to view fireflies. 12:30 PM: Off to the tents for sound sleep( for those who are very sleepy.
(Unlimited Veg Meals)
06:30 AM: Wake Up & Have breakfast 07:30 AM: Start our trek to the Sandhan Valley 08:00 AM: Reach At Rapelling Spot 08:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Activity, Explore valley, Relax 11:00 AM: Start walking back to the base village via the same route 12:30 PM: Reach Base Village and have lunch 01:30 PM: Have Lunch 02:30 PM: Depart for Kasara 04:00 PM: Reach Kasara Railway Station.
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We are thankful to this company for organising significant trek for kalsubai this place is magnificent. Our sherpa (Smit) and (Kapil) was very interactive , entertaining , magnanimous and knowledgeable of history. I will not hesitate to recommend this company to my colleagues , family and friends. Thank you
The best trek I’ve ever gone to. I’ve travelled with many other tours but they are the best. From travelling to climbing, I was never bored. The trek leader is so interactive that you won’t feel lonely even if you go solo. They are punctual about their time and also they provide all the necessary services as per our needs. Enjoyed a lot during this trek and hoping to go on the same with this tours and travels.
Great team of admirable and fun people. Made the trek and the whole tour very enjoyable. The best part is the team actually takes interest in making the trip fun for everyone as a group
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Had an amazing trip to kalsubai wid Bhatakna ppl , well coordinated & yess dey keep u motivated throughout d jurney Local food was yumm😊 for begginers ~ dnt worry dey dnt leave u alone unless d trekk gets over #adrenaline rush👌👍thumbs up👍
Awesome trip, well must say organizers- Sameer, Abhijeet & Pranay were bang on & very helpful. About the camp - movies under the stars is one of your USP, food was great, fabulous arrangement. In short had a great time. Thank u Bhatakna team.
Had an amazing trip. The local food was delicious. The people are extremely welcoming and treat you well. The overall experience was very good. The only thing which I could suggest is that the washrooms could have been cleaner. Overall enjoyed it :)
Travel from Kasara to Kasara By zeep. Day 1 Evening Snacks,Dinner (Veg, Non- veg, Jain). Day 2 breakfast, Lunch. Camping in Tent. Bhatakna Representative. Local Technical guide. Forest entry charges. First Aid kit.
Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption. All kinds of Extra Meals / so drinks ordered. Any kind of personal expenses. Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above. All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather. Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required.
THINGS TO CARRY
Identity proof (Must)
A bole of water (At least 3 Liers) Must
Camera (on your own risk)
Some ready to eat food - Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Extra Pair of dry clothes
ORS, Glucose, Electrol, Personal Care Medicine those which you require usually.
A good a trekking shoe, and extra pair of oaters and socks
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Dress Code T-shi, Flexible Track Pant. (HALF PANT NOT ALLOWED.).
Carrying sanitizers, gloves, face shield and mask is compulsory.
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried, so that one has ones hands-free while trekking.
HOW TO REACH
The base village for the Sandhan Valley is Samrad village where you can reach conveniently with public or private transfers. Following are ways by which you can reach the base village. By Train: The best way from Mumbai to get to Sandhan Valley is to take a Central Railway train bound for Kasara. The train journey takes around about two hours, 40 minutes. It is advisable to check the railway timetable in advance about trains going to Kasara. Another choice would be to take a train to Igatpuri however Kasara would be a preferable option as there are plenty of local trains to choose from as compared to Igatpuri where only outbound trains are available. By Jeep: It is more convenient to take a jeep from Kasara to Samrad village, which is at a distance of 80 km and would take about 2.5 to 3 hours to reach the base village. Since the train arrives early morning arrangements for a private vehicle should be made beforehand to reach Samrad village. There is also an option to take an ST bus from Kasara or Igatpuri station, but one should be fully aware of the ST bus timings as it is essential to reach the village early in the morning to sta the trek to Sandhan Valley.
Policy and Terms
If cancellation are made 15 days before the date of travel then 30.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
If cancellation are made 7 days to 15 days before the date of travel then 50.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
If cancellation are made 0 days to 7 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
No, Toilets are available at base village only.
Food available ?
Basic veg food is available prepared by locals Breakfast – Poha and Tea Main Meal – Bhakri / Sabzi / Rice / Daal / Papad / Pickle
Can we self drive till Samrad village ?
Yes you can take own car.
Are washrooms available during the trek?
No washrooms are only available at the base village
Is Sandhan Valley Trek safe for Solo Travelers and Female Travelers?
Yes, the trek is completely safe for solo and female travelers. We usually have around 40% of solo or women travelers with us in each batch. We pay special aention to the safety of our guests. Separate accommodation is provided to men and women for their overall comfo
Numbers of days required for this trek ?
Two days are required and one nights