Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sandhan Valley To Karoli Ghat Trek - Page 2



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Valley of Shadow
Sandhan Valley To Karoli Ghat Trek Travelogue
सांधण व्हॅली

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Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/320 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -1.0
‘Reflection’ of tranquil mountains, Ratangad रतनगड & its Khuta (Pinnacle)
Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली, Bhandardara

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/250 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.7, Total Frames – 7
Kokan kada कोकण कडा near Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली

We left Samrad village and reach Kokan kada after half an hour trek


Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/100 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.7, Total Frames - 7
Breath taking scenes of Sahyadris, the high cliffs, deep valleys
Kokan kada कोकण कडा near Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/60 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC 0, Total Frames - 5
F.R.I.E.N.D.S
Kokan kada कोकण कडा near Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली, Bhandardara
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After watching Kokan kada Michaela, Lene & other friends were very glad


 
Kokan Kada of Sandhan Valley
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Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/40 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3, Total Frames - 2
Top view of Kokan kada @ Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली
Miniature version of Konkan kada कोकण कडा of Harishchandragad हरिश्चंद्रगड Fort

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/100 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100, EC -2.0
Designed by god crafted by nature
Top view of Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली.
Water carved narrow gorge between the two high walls of mountain range, 200 ft deep and about 1.5 long.
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From this point you can get full top view of Sandhan valley

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/40 sec, f/8, ISO 100, EC -2.0
At entrance of Sandhan valley सांधण व्हॅली

Around 11 am we reach entrance of Sandhan valley.

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 46 mm, 1/50 sec, f/8, ISO 100, EC -2.0
Valley of Shadow

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 34 mm, 1/400 sec, f/8, ISO 200, EC -0.33
Snake’s shed Skin

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/8 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -1.33
Rock patch near 1st water pool
.After entry to the valley there is rock patch near 1st water pool which is not difficult to descend
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Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/13 sec, f/8, ISO 200, EC -0.33
1st water pool of Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली
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          In November & December at 1st water pool, water level is 2-3 ft high. In January & February level of water pool is decrease by 1 ft. In mid-March to May water level is around 1 ft. so you can easily cross it.
          After crossing the rock patch there is 1st water pool which is not easy to cross. At the right hand side there is narrow route along the rock. By taking support of rock using both hands, we balance our body and walked on narrow route until we reached in the middle way. There is small wood stick lying. By taking support of that wood stick we cross 1st water pool by balancing our body on it.

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/50 sec, f/8, ISO 100, EC -2.0
Shooter

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/25 sec, f/8, ISO 320, EC -0.7
Great Valley of Sandhan

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/4 sec, f/8, ISO 400, EC -0.7
Narrow passage through the 2 walls of mountains 

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/4 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.7, Total Frames - 2 vertical
‘Majestic Splendid of Sahyadri’ - Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली
The valley is carved through rocks and cliffs stretching along more than 1.5km and around 200ft deep

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/125 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC 0
Silhouette

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/3 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.33
‘Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal’
Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली


Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 55 mm, 1/5 sec, f/8, ISO 400, EC -0.33
Big Rocks on the way….Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/13 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -2.0
2nd water pool of Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 53 mm, 1/50 sec, f/8, ISO 800, EC -0.3
At 2nd water pool
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At 2nd water pool water level is 4-6 ft high. We reach 2nd water pool after crossing big rocks. Water level up to 6ft. Yashwant and his brother carried our trekking sacks on their head and crossed to the another side   

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/6 sec, f/8, ISO 800, EC -0.7
Thrilling experience of crossing 4 ft. deep & freezing cold at 2nd water pool of Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/4 sec, f/8, ISO 800, EC -0.33
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At 2nd water pool of 4-6 ft high
We take half an hour to cross 2nd water pool and we continue to our journey 

Sanjay Nalawade & Capt. Ankush Pawar enjoying the thrill 

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/320 sec, f/8, ISO 200, EC -1.33
Shaft of light

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/30 sec, f/8, ISO 100, EC -1.0
Moving ahead, 500ft. height on both sides

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/80 sec, f/8, ISO 200, EC -0.33
We come & go…..

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/40 sec, f/8, ISO 200, EC -0.7
Rays

Michaela, Capt. Ankush Pawar, Amarja, Sanjay Nalawade (At 1st row from Right to left)
Lene & Sumant (At last row from Right to left)
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Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/80 sec, f/8, ISO 200, EC -0.7
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2 comments:

  1. very nice.because of my old age i can not visit sandhan valley.many many thanks for photographs



    shinde r.a.

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