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Ratangad and Sandhan Valley Trek with Camping

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Ratangad and Sandhan Valley Trek with Camping
Ratangad and Sandhan Valley Trek with Camping

Time & Location

28 Jan 2023, 1:15 am – 29 Jan 2023, 7:30 pm

Samrad, Samrad, Maharashtra 422604, India

About the Event

Ratangad means jewel of forts and carried importance before British rule. The forts like Alang, Madan, Kulang, and areas like Rajur and Sokali were under the supervision of this fort. It was kept under the control of a Koli chieftain, Jawaji, in 1763. Captain Godard captured the fort in 1820. But as he left the fort later, the ex-killedar Govindrao rebelled with the help of Ramaji Bhagria and captured the fort again.

Ratangad fort has two base villages, i.e. Ratanwadi is known for the very beautiful temple of Amruteshwar, constructed in Hemadpanti style. Another famous village is Samrad which is known famously for the Sandhan Valley. In this trek, we ascend the fort from Samrad village to Trimbak Darwaza through the interesting rock-cut steps. Explore the fort attractions such as Ganesh gate, visit the caves, and head towards nedhe (needlepoint) through Hanuman gate. However, before heading to the nedhe we'll cover other noteworthy points like Ranichi Huda bastion, half-buried Konkan Darwaja, various water cisterns, etc. Later we move towards nedhe, resting here for a while amongst the cool breeze. We'll proceed our descent towards Samrad.


  • Magnificent views of landscapes & mountains.
  • Ratangad Trek.
  • Camping in tents at a serene location.
  • Sandhan Valley Descent Trek.
  • Rappelling in the Sandhan valley.
  • Homemade local cuisine.

Trek facts:

  • Grade: Moderate
  • Endurance: Medium
  • Highest Elevation: 1295M
  • Trek Distance: 12 KM Approx
  • Base Village: Samrad

Sandhan Valley is one of the unique beautiful treks in our country that has a 4 km long stretch of the crevice, The trail is a complete descent trek from the starting point of the valley, involves water crossing which adds up the thrill at the beginning of the trek, descend through the boulders in the crevice, rappel down vertical rock patches to reach the end of the Valley. Later hike alongside the riverbed for 6 KM to Dehene village.  Do not miss this adrenaline trek if you are a true thrill-seeker to experience the uniqueness of the trek in Maharashtra. We will be camping in tents on the first day at the samrad village situated at a picturesque location surrounded by the well-known mountains of Sahyadris.

We provide certified good quality climbing equipment during the rappelling course of the event and also a certified trek leader will be handling the setup.

Sandhan Trek facts:

  • Grade: Moderate
  • Endurance: Medium
  • Total Trek Distance: 12 k.m approx.
  • Base Village: Samrad



  • Reporting time at Kasara - 01:15 AM (Board the 10:50 PM CSMT - Kasara Fast local train in Central Line on Friday).
  • Road journey from Kasara to Samrad village by hired vehicle - 2 ½  hours.
  • Trek briefing and introduction.
  • Breakfast - 1 hour.
  • Ascend trek to Ratangad - 3 hours approx.
  • Explore the fort. - 1 ½ hour.
  • Descent trek to Samrad - 3 hours approx.
  • Fresh up and Lunch break - 1 hour.
  • Rest till evening hours at villagers home - 3 hours.
  • Visit Samrad Kokankada - 1 hour.
  • Pitch up and Allocation of the tent on a sharing basis.
  • Hangout at the campsite.
  • Dinner break at villagers house- 1 hour.
  • Bed time - 10:00 PM.

DAY 2:

  • Wake up call - 05:30 AM.
  • Fresh up and breakfast - 1 hour
  • Descent Trek in Sandhan valley - 6 hours.
  • Lunch break during trek at Karoli ghat - 1 hour.
  • Hike to dehene from Karoli ghat - 2 hours.
  • Road journey from Dehene to Asangaon Railway station by hired vehicle - 1 ½ hours.

Price: ₹2100


✔ transport from Kasara by hired vehicle.

✔ Breakfast, Veg Lunch, Veg dinner on DAY1 & Breakfast, Veg Lunch on DAY2

✔ Camping in tent

✔ Forest Entry fee

✔ Our Technical Expertise


✘ Snacks break on the highway or any personal expenses

✘ Anything that's not mentioned in the Included section.

How to Register:

  1. Book your seat through online payment on our website or UPI/ NEFT to RamblersIndia Current Account.
  2. Fill up the Mandatory participation disclaimer form which will be sent after payment confirmation and select the preferable pickup location.
  3. We will create a WhatsApp group of the registered participants in the evening on the day of the event departure for coordination.


What to Wear:

  • Trekking/ Hiking shoes with a sturdy grip.
  • Comfortable quick-dry full sleeve quick dry shirt/ tshirt.
  • Full-length hiking trousers (avoid jeans or cotton wear).

Things to Carry:

Carry a single rucksack with the following things:

  • Minimum 3 litres of water.
  • Sleeping bag/ Blanket & Sleeping mat for bedding.
  • Cap/ Hat & Buff/ Bandana.
  • Winter clothing (windcheater/ fleece jacket/ sweater & beanie cap).
  • Food items like fruits, dry fruits, energy bars, healthy snacks.
  • Toiletry kit, sunscreen lotion, mosquito repellent.
  • Extra set of quick-dry clothes, an extra pair of socks, flip flops.
  • Head Torch/ Torch with spare batteries.
  • Hiking pole.
  • Litter bag for non-biodegradable (plastic) litter.
  • Spare face masks, Hand Sanitizer.
  • Personal medicines.
  • Identity Proof.


  • Participants should bring an ID Card for their safety.
  • After payment, a registered participant will need to fill up the mandatory disclaimer online form with accurate details, else will be asked to refill by the event host.
  • Inaccurate details in the disclaimer form won’t be accepted and our team may request to refill the disclaimer.
  • Below 16 must take the consent of the parents to participate.
  • Please do not cause delay and cause inconvenience for others and impact the schedule.
  • Participants will be notified in advance when the itinerary is modified/the event gets cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances.
  • If there is an unexpected change in weather during the event, we have the right to withdraw/ retreat.
  • Do not play music or tease animals during the trek.
  • Avoid using deodorant or perfume on the day of the trek.
  • Participants are liable for spending during trek and travel intermissions.
  • The event schedule may delay or advance due to unforeseen conditions, so timings aren't mentioned except the event start time.
  • Alcohol consumption/ smoking/ any kind of intoxication is strictly prohibited. Will be expelled from the event If found with consumption.
  • Any kind of misconduct from the participant will be tolerated by our team.
  • Please do not litter any plastic; we commit to keeping our events clean.
  • The washroom facility is available only at the base village.
  • Participants should coordinate, maintain discipline and align together as a team during the event.
  • Avoid wearing expensive accessories/ Jewelry on the trek.
  • Please do not expect luxury facilities and appreciate being cooperative with fellow participants.
  • Though we assure safety as a top priority, the RamblersIndia team is not responsible for any severe injuries or fatal events.
  • No concession for bringing your own safety gear like a climbing helmet, harness, or your own tent.
  • No group discount is applicable.
  • We rely on third-party payment gateways to make the registration process simple and easy, it also includes the convenience fee along with the event fee which is to be borne by the participant during check out.
  • If a participant cancels their registration one day before the event or on the day of the event, a refund of 40% is paid, Refer to the Payment & Refund Policy on our website.
  • No refund will be provided if the participant doesn't show up on the day of the event and also no refund if missed the local train.


  • 1 day 18 hours 15 minutes



  • Ratangad and Sandhan with RI

    Included ✔ transport from Kasara by hired vehicle. ✔ Breakfast, Veg Lunch, Veg dinner on DAY1 & Breakfast, Veg Lunch on DAY2 ✔ Camping in two layer tent ✔ Forest Entry fee and local permits ✔ Our Technical Expertise Excluded ✘ Snacks break on the highway or any personal expenses ✘ Anything that's not mentioned in the Included section.

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