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Sandhan Valley and AMK Range Trek

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Sandhan Valley and AMK Range Trek
Sandhan Valley and AMK Range Trek

Time & Location

21-Dec-2023, 1:00 am – 23-Dec-2023, 6:30 pm

Samrad, Samrad, Maharashtra 422604, India

About the Event

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: Medium
  • Endurance: Moderate
  • Total Trek Distance: 9KM approx.

AMK is one of the most sought challenging treks in Sahyadris which is a dream for trekkers to do it once in their lifetime. Experience a range trek of climbing 3 mountains in 2 days that gives you an adrenaline rush while climbing/ rappelling at Madangad as well as rappelling at Alangad, walking on the narrow traverses, steep rock-cut stairs with a gorge at the other side.

There are caves on all the peaks where trekkers can be accommodated for night stay along with the potable water cisterns.  We will be starting our trek from Ghatghar side starting with Alanagad, camping in the cave at Madangad, Next day resume the trek to Kulangad and the end the trek near Kurungwadi village.

Every Participant will be equipped with Personal Protective Equipment like a climbing helmet, Safety harness, and a sling at all the patches.

AMK Trek Facts:

  • Grade: Hard
  • Endurance: High
  • Trek distance: 18KM approx
  • Highest Elevation: 4900 feet.

Note: not recommended for beginners.

Highlights:

  • Rappelling & Climbing.
  • Adventurous Range trek.
  • Camping in tents at a serene location.
  • Sandhan Valley Descent Trek.
  • Rappelling in the Sandhan valley.
  • Homemade local cuisine.
  • Certified Climbing Gear and Certified Team.

Itinerary

Day 1:

  • Reporting time at Kasara - 01:30 AM (Board into CSMT - Kasara Fast local train in Central line scheduled at 10:50PM from CSMT on Wednesday 20th Dec)
  • Road journey from Kasara to Samrad by hired vehicle - 3 hours.
  • Fresh up & breakfast - 1hour.
  • Event Briefing - 20 minutes.
  • Descent Trek in Sandhan valley - 6 hours.
  • Lunch break during trek at Karoli ghat - 1 hour.
  • Hike to the campsite near Samrad from Karoli ghat - 2 1/2 hours.

DAY 2:

  • Wake up call - 05:30 AM.
  • Fresh up and breakfast - 1 hour
  • Reach the Starting point of the trek near Ghatghar dam by hired vehicle from Samrad - 15 minutes.
  • Ascend trek to Alangad - 5 hours.
  • Lunch Break in the cave - 1 hour.
  • Explore Alangad - 1 hour.
  • Descend Alangad base towards the Ambewadi side. (Involves Rappelling)
  • Ascend trek to Madangad. (Involves rock climbing)
  • Relax in the cave.
  • Dinner break - 1 hour.
  • Rest in the cave.

Day 3:

  • Wake-up call - 5:30 AM.
  • Fresh up & breakfast - 1 hour.
  • Descend Madangad (Involves Rappelling) & ascend Kulangad - 5 hours.
  • Explore Kulangad - 1 hour.
  • Lunch Break - 1 hour
  • Descend towards Kurungwadi - 4 hours.
  • Private vehicle journey from Kurungwadi to Kasara - 1 hour.

Price:₹4200

Inclusive of transport from Kasara - base village -  Kasara by hired vehicle, internal transfer from Samrad to AMK Trek start point

Breakfast, packed Veg Lunch, Veg Dinner on DAY1 & Breakfast, Packed Veg lunch, Veg Dinner  on DAY2, Breakfast, Veg Lunch on Day 3

Wildlife sanctuarty entry fee, Camping in tents

PPE for every individual during technical activity & our expertise

Excluded: snacks break during travel,  anything other than mentioned above, or any personal expenses.

Registration Process:

Step 1: Book Your Seat

  • Visit the event website and book your seat by completing the registration process.

Step 2: Fill Mandatory Disclaimer Form

  • After payment confirmation, participants will receive a participation disclaimer form.
  • Fill up the form accurately to provide necessary information.
  • Compliance with the disclaimer is mandatory for participation.

Step 3: WhatsApp Group Creation

  • A WhatsApp group will be created in the evening on the day of the trek departure.
  • All registered participants will be added to the group.
  • This group serves as a platform for communication, updates, and coordination among participants.

Trek Checklist:

Clothing and Footwear:

  • Trekking shoes/hiking boots: Sturdy and comfortable shoes with a good grip are essential for the rocky and steep terrain.
  • Full sleeve synthetic/polyester t-shirt/shirt: Lightweight and moisture-wicking fabric helps in keeping you dry and comfortable during the trek.
  • Full-length hiking trousers/track-pant: Protects your legs from scratches, insect bites, and harsh weather conditions.

Things to Carry:

  • Water (Minimum 3 liters): Staying hydrated is crucial. Consider a durable water bottle or a hydration bladder.
  • Sleeping Bag & Sleeping Mat: For insulation from the cold ground and a comfortable night's sleep.
  • Cap/Hat & Buff/Bandana: Protects your head and neck from sun and wind.
  • Winter Clothing: Fleece Jacket/Sweater: Provides warmth and insulation. Beanie Cap: Keeps your head warm in cold weather.
  • Cutlery like Tiffin Box & Spoon.
  • Food Items: Fruits, Dry Fruits, Energy Bars, Healthy Snacks: Nutritious and easy-to-carry snacks for energy.
  • Toiletry Kit: Includes toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, etc.
  • Sunscreen Lotion: Protects your skin from UV rays.
  • Extra Clothes: Quick-dry Clothes: Lightweight and easy to dry. Extra Pair of Socks: Keep your feet dry and warm.
  • Flip Flops: For relaxing and letting your feet breathe during travel, at campsites.
  • Head Torch/Torch with Spare Batteries: Essential for visibility in the dark.
  • Compact Foldable Backpack: convenient during the trek to carry water & snacks.
  • Hiking Pole: Provides support and balance while walking on uneven terrain.
  • Personal Medicines: Carry necessary medications and a basic first aid kit.
  • Identity Proof: For emergencies and identification purposes.

Trek Guidelines:

  • Mandatory Disclaimer Form: Accurate details in the online disclaimer form are mandatory. Inaccurate details will require refilling; no exceptions will be made.
  • ID Card Requirement: Participants must bring an ID card for safety purposes.
  • Punctuality: Respect the schedule and other participants' time; avoid causing delays.
  • Parental Consent for Under 18: Participants under 18 years old must have parental consent to participate.
  • Itinerary Modifications/Cancellations: Participants will be informed in advance about any itinerary changes or event cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Weather and Organizer Authority: We have the right to cancel, postpone, or relocate the event due to unexpected weather changes.
  • Expense Responsibility: Participants are responsible for expenses not mentioned in the event fees.
  • Equipment Care: Participants must take proper care of provided equipment to prevent wear and tear.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Participants must wear and return climbing helmet, climbing harness, carabiner & tubular sling provided by the team.
  • Damages/Loss of Equipment: Charges will apply for any damage, loss, or theft of equipment.
  • Misconduct and Prohibited Activities: Misconduct will not be tolerated. Strictly no alcohol consumption, smoking, or any kind of intoxication. Participants must refrain from playing loud music or teasing animals during the trek.
  • Personal Hygiene: Avoid using deodorant or perfume on the trek day. Strictly adhere to Leave No Trace principles; do not litter plastic.
  • Facility Information: Washroom facilities are available at the hotel at Moroshi. Participants should exercise caution when hiking through forest areas.
  • Group Coordination and Cooperation: Participants should coordinate, maintain discipline, and work together as a team. Appreciate cooperative behavior with fellow participants.
  • Safety Disclaimer: While safety is a priority, the Ramblersindia team and designated trek leaders are not responsible for severe injuries or fatalities.
  • Payment and Registration: Participants are responsible for bearing convenience fees charged by payment gateways. No concession for availing limited service. No group discounts are applicable.
  • Mandatory Disclaimer Form: Registered participants must fill the online disclaimer form accurately. Inaccurate details may require refilling, causing potential delays.
  • Age Requirement: Participants under 18 years must have parental consent to participate.
  • No concession for bringing your own safety gear like a climbing helmet, harness, or your own tent.

Payment Policy:

  • Third-Party Payment Gateways: We utilise third-party payment gateways to simplify the registration process. The convenience fee, along with the main event fee, is included and will be displayed at checkout. This fee is to be borne by the customer.
  • Transaction Confirmation: Participants paying through UPI/NEFT to our current account (where the convenience fee is nil) must provide the transaction reference via email/WhatsApp for confirmation.
  • Group Discount: Group discounts are not applicable for this event.
  • Service Availment: No concessions or discounts will be provided if participants choose not to avail of specific services offered during the event.
  • Withdrawal: If a participant withdraws from the event after registration, carry forward of the amount is not available. Refunds will be provided as per the refund policy in place at the time of withdrawal.

Refund Policy:

  • Refund Medium: Refunds will be processed through the same medium the payment has been made.
  • Processing Time: Refunds may take between 3 to 10 working days to be processed. If the amount hasn't been refunded within this period, the paid recipient needs to check with the payment gateway support for assistance.
  • UPI and Current Account Payments: Refunds will be processed within 2 days and instantly transferred if paid through UPI or transferred to our current account.
  • Refund Issuance: Refunds will not be issued in cash or coupons unless agreed upon with the participant. A refund receipt will be issued for documentation purposes.
  • Exclusion of Convenience Fee: Refunds exclude the convenience fee. This is applicable for those who paid through third-party channels or payment gateways, which includes an extra convenience fee. For instance, if the event price is 1000 and the convenience fee is 5%, making the total paid amount 1050, during the refund, only the event fee of 1000 will be considered, excluding the convenience fee.
  • Refund Percentages:60% refund for cancellation three days or more before the event. 50% refund for cancellation two days before the event. 40% refund for cancellation one day before the event. 30% refund on the day of the event. No refund for a no-show.
  • Event Cancellation: Full event fee refunds will be provided if the event is cancelled, excluding the convenience fee.

Schedule


  • 41 hours 30 minutes

    Itinerary

Tickets

  • Sandhan and AMK with RI

    Inclusive of transport from Kasara - base village - Kasara by hired vehicle, internal transfer from Samrad to AMK Trek start point Breakfast, packed Veg Lunch, Veg Dinner on DAY1 & Breakfast, Packed Veg lunch, Veg Dinner on DAY2, Breakfast, Veg Lunch on Day 3 Wildlife sanctuarty entry fee, Camping in tents PPE for every individual during technical activity & our expertise Excluded: snacks break during travel, anything other than mentioned above, or any personal expenses.

    ₹4,200.00

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