Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sandhan Valley To Karoli Ghat Trek - Page 3

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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, 1/25 sec, f/8, ISO 100, EC -1.0
Mysterious Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/60 sec, f/8, ISO 200, EC -1.33
After crossing 2nd water pool we were half way through the Sandhan valley सांधण व्हॅली

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/13 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -1.0
Rock floored water carved valley - Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 55 mm, 1/80 sec, f/8, ISO 640, EC -1.33
‘Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going’.

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 55 mm, 1/50 sec, f/8, ISO 800, EC -0.33
Steep valley and deep narrow route under over hangs in the mountainsides

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/40 sec, f/8, ISO 200, EC 0
Game of light & Shadow- Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/25 sec, f/8, ISO 100, EC -2.0
The Valley of Shadow – Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/25 sec, f/8, ISO 100, EC -2.0
This magnificent piece of nature charms- Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 37 mm, 1/50 sec, f/8, ISO 250, EC -0.33
Incredible
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/25 sec, f/8, ISO 200, EC -0.7

Photography is difficult in the valley because you get high contract of Sun rays & shadow.
Many times photo gets burn & camera shake due to low light. So Exposure, Metering, White balance are most important factors. Prefer RAW format instead of JPEG format, Use tripod.

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/30 sec, f/8, ISO 200, EC -0.7
So it’s call ‘Valley of Shadow’

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/25 sec, f/8, ISO 200, EC -1.0
Passing through rays of light
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Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/8 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -1.0
Closer to end of Sandhan valley, you can view the end point

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/13 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -1.0

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/5 sec, f/22, ISO 100, EC -1.33

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/200 sec, f/8, ISO 200, EC -0.33
Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/640 sec, f/10, ISO 200, EC 0
Adventure is not outside man; it is within- Suhas Desale
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At end of the Sandhan Valley, This spot reminded me of the picture taken by my friend Suhas last year. So I requested Mr. Ankush to pose for me on that spot.

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 45 mm, 1/1000 sec, f/10, ISO 200, EC -0.33
End is always beautiful
At end side of valley you get magnificent view of high cliffs & deep valleys of Sahyadri (Western Ghats).


Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/160 sec, f/8, ISO 200, EC -0.33
Descending towards Karoli Ghat

After taking lunch at 1 pm we started descending the route. I always last because to see to it that no one is left behind. Michaela & Lene were always ahead of the group.

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18mm, 1/80 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200, EC -0.33
Steep descend towards Karoli Ghat with big rocks

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/60 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.33
View of Karoli Ghat & base of Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली
That route look like a Harishchandragad “nalichi vaat” हरिश्चंद्रगड  नळीची वाट. 

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/50 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.33
View of Main Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली End

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/60 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.33

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/50 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.33
Nothing to help you, but your hands & your own head
That’s me, big rocks patches crossing were challenging job.

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/50 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.33
Mr. Sanjay & Capt. Ankush on the way
During decent there are huge rocks so we took care of each one 

40 ft. rappelling point of Sandhan valley सांधण व्हॅली
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       After crossing small & big rock patches we came near big rock patch of 40 ft. Around 2 pm we reach 1st rappelling point. At first Bhagwat get rappelled dawn first, he already done rappelling on Kokan kada of Harishchandragad so he had no fear while rappelling. Mr. Sanjay was a bit afraid because he had no experience in rappelling, so we all gave him courage to go ahead.
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Mr. Bhagwat
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3 comments:

  1. This is absolutely brilliant. Great going and an amazing trek that. Well done.

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  2. is this trek can be done wihout using ropes and treking eqipments?

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