A Trek to Sandhan Valley – also known as Valley of Shadows (Exploration) Region: Igatpuri - Ghoti - Bhandardhara - Samrad Total Duration – 1 Night / 2 Days Maximum Altitude – 3000ft (950m). Grade – Moderate [Cannoying with 3 Rock Patches.] Best Season – Nov to Feb Accommodation – Cave Food – On trek – All meals included Distance – 12 KM. Sandhan valley सांधण व्हॅली is known Wonder of nature & splendid of Sahyadri (Western Ghats). Water carved valley of 200 ft deep and about 1.5 long. Sandhan valley is located on the west side of beautiful Bhandardara region, near Samrad village. Valley surrounded with mighty Alang अलंग, Madan मदन & Kulang कुलंग (Known as AMK- a toughest trek in Sahyadri) Ratangad रतनगड, Ajoba आजोबागड & Kalsubai कळसूबाई शिखर (5400 ft. highest peak in Maharashtra) mountain ranges. Brilliant & deep narrow rock floored ravine between the two high walls of the mountain range. At some places, its width is less than 3 ft so that at some places sun rays unable to reach. So it’s called the valley of shadow. it is accessible throughout the year except for monsoon. To go the end side of gorge you have cross 2-3 water pools, water level changes according to seasons, in winter it is up to waist & in summer it is up to knee height. At the end of the valley, you get a magnificent view of high cliffs & deep valley. The Sandhan valley trek incorporates a rappelling experience and freehold rock climbing and descending, which cannot be undertaken by a group of rookies or individual trekkers. You would have to enlist the help of an operator who will, in addition to the technical gear also provide your camping gear.
Region: Igatpuri - Kalsubai Total Duration – 1 Night / 2 Days Maximum Altitude – 4822ft. Grade – Strenuous Best Season – Nov to Dec Accommodation – Cave Food – On trek – All meals included Distance – 15-18 KM. Alang Madan Kulang AMK Alang Madan Kulang is undoubtedly one of the most demanding and considered to be one of the toughest treks in Maharashtra. If you haven’t done it you haven’t finished trekking in Maharashtra. This trek is the test of your mental & physical stamina, confidence & endurance. This massive range of trio forts provides you some of the great scenes in Maharashtra. All three forts stand high with the towering height more than 4800 ft provides scenery that you will never forget.
Memorable Night Trek to Kalsubai (Highest Peak of Maharashtra) Region: Igatpuri Total Duration – 01 Night / 1 Day Maximum Altitude – 1646 m/ 5400 ft. Grade – Easy Best Season – November to March Food – Breakfast Distance – 6-7 Kms KALSUBAI Kalsubai - At the summit is a small temple of Kalsubai, which can seat just three people. This being the highest peak, it commands a beautiful view. The vastly spread out backwaters of Bhandardara attracts one's attention from the top. To the north of the mountain range forts such as Ramsej, Harihargad, Brahmagiri, Anjaneri, Ghargad, Bahula, Tringalwadi, Kavnai can be seen. To the east one can spot Aundha, Vishramgad, Bitangad, to the west Alang, Madangad, Kulang, Ratangad (southwest) and to the south Padhargad, Ghanchakkar, Harishchandragad can be seen. Magic Moments : Witnessing Sunrise from the Highest point in Maharashtra. Crazy winds Steel ladders Kalsubai Mata temple. View of Bhandardara backwaters
Night Trek to Anjaneri Fort Region: Trimbakeshwar Total Duration – 1 Night / 1 Day Maximum Altitude – 4200ft (1300m) Grade – Moderate Best Season – December Accommodation – Not Required Food – Breakfast Distance – 5 Km
Harishchandragad Trek (Pride of Maharashtra) Region: Ahmednagar Total Duration – 01 Night / 1 Day Maximum Altitude – 1422 m/ 4665 ft. Grade – Moderate Best Season – November to March Accommodation – Tent Food – Breakfast Distance – 10 Kms The fort is quite ancient. Its origin is said to have been in the 6th century, during the rule of Kalachuri dynasty. The various caves probably have been carved out in the 11th century. In these caves are idols of Lord Vishnu. The carvings in the Harishchandreshwar temple and in the cave of Kedareshwar indicate that the fort belongs to the medieval period. Later the fort was under the control of Moghuls. The Marathas captured it in 1747.
Memorable Night Trek to Harihar Fort Region: Igatpuri Total Duration – 01 Night / 1 Day Maximum Altitude – 1120 m/ 3676 ft. Grade – Streneous Best Season – November to March Food – Breakfast Distance – 5 -7 Kms HARIHAR KILLA TREK Harihar Fort is, located in Igatpuri region of Western Ghats.Situated at an altitude of about 3, 676 ft above sea level, this unique fort is built on a triangular prism of rock. The three faces and two edges of the fort are completely vertical. Rocky steps with one meter wide at an angle of about 75 degrees are also found here. A small temple and a cave with water, situated on the top, are worth visiting. Rock cut steps at an angle of almost 80 degrees vertical. While climbing the fort, we come across a rock-sheet, which has got steps carved in it. Also many grooves have been carved here for additional support. After climbing these steps, we get upto the entrance door. There is a cavern ahead of this door. Again we come across few steps after a short distance walk from this cavern. On climbing these steps we reach to the main entrance door of this fort. The fort has got a tapering plateau with a raised level in the middle. One secret – door is located at the edge of this fort, but the way to this door has now got blocked. There is a small temple of Lord Hanumana and Lord Shiva on the plateau. A small pond is there in front of this temple. Water from this pond can be used for drinking. Making headway from here we come across a palace having two rooms in it. 10 to 12 persons can be accommodated in this palace. There are five cisterns along one side of the palace, one of which has water suitable for drinking.