Valley of Shadow
Sandhan Valley To Karoli Ghat Trek Travelogue 

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Sandhan Valley Trek

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/25 sec, f/7.1, ISO 200, EC -0.33

40 ft. rock patch of Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली
It is a straight rock patch without rappelling it is not possible. Small waterfall are still flowing from that point

 

Maharashtra

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 43 mm, 1/30 sec, f/7, ISO 800, EC -0.33

Last man Hrishikesh

 

Western Ghats

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/20 sec, f/7, ISO 640, EC -0.33

Rugged terrain, sharp mountain cutouts and challenging routes, that’s Real Challenge through gigantic rocks.

 

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2nd Rock patch of 7 ft of Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली.

This is the second rock patch that we had to cross. There is a direct 10 feet fall from that point and there had no room to hold leg or hand for support in rocks. At left hand side, we saw small hole in the rocks though which we crossed to the other side. To the other side there was a 7 feet direct fall, and very few spot to hold on to. We pinned our self to the rocks and came down. While doing so one of my friends Sumant took a fall.

 

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3rd  Rock patch of 15 ft.
Some times things go wrong

During 3rd patch, when Hrishikesh rappelled dawn, his leg slipped and he was hanging on a rope. He suffered minor injury.

 

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3rd Rock patch of 15 ft

 

Western Ghats

Complete View of Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली Nalichi Vaat  नळीची वाट from base of Sandhan, Karoli Ghat

We spend total 5 hr. to cross Big & small rock patches to reach base of Sandhan from Main Sandhan valley end point. That was challenging task

 

Sandhan Valley Trek

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/25 sec, f/8, ISO 500, EC -1.00

At base of Sandhan valley, there is way for Bann Pinnacle at right hand side. Bann Pinnacle is much popular for climbing.

 

Bhandardara

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/20 sec, f/3.5, ISO 400, EC -1.0

Astounding evening view from Base of Sandhan

In evening 6 pm we reach at the base and we set up our camp. We made hot tea and soup and started preparation for dinner.

 

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Everyone was helping to cook chicken for dinner. We were chatting about different issues. Hrishikesh had given information about different tourist and trekking spot in India to Michaela & Lene

 

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Enjoying Chicken at night, base of Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली, Karoli Ghat

 

Maharashtra

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 13 sec, f/3.5, ISO 1600, EC 0

The heavens – The abode of God and the angels

Other friends were busy in chatting and cooking I went to other side to capture night stars. The whole sky is full of stars that hardly seen from our city.

 

Sandhan Valley Trek

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1 hr 22 min, f/3.5, ISO 400, EC 0, Total Frames – 164

Taare zameen par
Long exposure shot of 1hr 22 min

This is my first star trail shot so I took time for initial camera setting; instead of North Pole I took Bann pinnacle in my frame.

 

India

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/500 sec, f/6.3, ISO 400, EC -1.0

Cock-crow

After long twinkles stars night with great company of with high cliffs & gigantic mountains.Moon is just about to set

 

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That’s Camp site @ base of Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली, Karoli Ghat
This is our camp side it is very beautiful place. On one side there is mineral clean water that flows throughout the year. Just below the camp side there is a pond with small waterfalls.

 

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Camp site @ base of Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली, Karoli Ghat

 

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Chill out at small pond just the below the Camp site @ Base of Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली, Karoli Ghat

You can view the Bann pinnacle at upper side

 

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Freezing water pond below the Camp site

Base of Sandhan Valley, Karoli Ghat

 

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Let’s Go….

 

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Ascending Karoli Ghat
Around 9am we left our base and started journey back towards Samrad via karoli ghat 

 

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As Karoli Ghat is near Kokan side, so intensity of sun is high though it was morning. Yashwant brought big natural Awla (Indian Goose Berry), we ate it with salt.

 

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Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/80 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.33

Discovering myself 

 

Sandhan Valley

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 40 mm, 1/100 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -1.33

My shadow runs with me…. Eddie Vedder

My shadow runs with me
Underneath the Big Wide Sun
My shadow comes with me
As we leave it all
We leave it all Far Behind

Thanks to Bhagwat Mali for perfect pose 

 

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Small rock patches at Karoli Ghat, not very difficult to climb

 

Ajoba

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/640 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.33

Champion
“No matter who you are it’s the simple things in life that lead you to believe that you can achieve anything.”
(Sumant)

 

Bhandardara

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AMK – Alang अलंग, Madan मदन, Kulang कुलंग Forts with picturesque landscape

 

Alang Madan Kulang

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Deadliest Alang अलंग, Madan मदन, Kulang कुलंग forts

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