Overview

Imagine yourself in the middle of dark jungles, finding routes, viewing valleys and crossing ghats, sound adventurous?? Yeah!!!! Youll be doing all this at Andharban The Dark forest Trek. This trek is majorly based on descending from the peak. It is one of the most stunning treks and there are lots of things to explore. You will be walking on the ridge that gives a scintillating view of the Kundalika Valley and the various mountain ranges of Tamhini ghat. While you're trekking, there will be coverage of evergreen forests which covers you with a relaxing shade in the first half of the trek (6-8 kms).

Walking Time (estimated): 05 hours one side trek through the deep forest.

Andharban trek, by its name, means a dark dense forest. It is a gradual descend trek, where you are already on height and you will descend till the end. It is one of the most beautiful treks and has lots of things to explore. We will be walking on a ridge offering an awesome view of the Kundalika Valley, Bhira dam, and the mountain ranges of Tamhini ghat.

The same valley where is the origin of the Kundalika river famous for its white water river rafting.

Type: Valley / Jungle descend the trail

Range: Mulshi, Pune

Base Village: Tamhini

Grade: Medium

Trek Distance: 13 Km

Who Should Attend Andharban Monsoon Trek?
Best suited for groups, solo trekkers, corporates, couples, and families.

Discount Cost for Andharban Monsoon Trek 2024

  • Cost without transport: Rs. 999/- per person
  • Cost with transport: Rs. 1599/- per person
1 Night 1 Day 22 Jun, 28 Jun, 29 Jun, and more Tamhini Ghat, Pimpri, Maharashtra
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Hypnotic Kundalika Valley View
  • Visit Tamhini Ghat
  • Bhira Dam start point
  • Walk through dense and dark jungle of Andharban
Dates and Rates
date & duration price
Offers
Use any one code to avail this offer
- Save on group of 5 and more
- Save on group of 10 and more
- Bhatakna Monday Offers & Coupons
Itinerary

Andharban The Dark Forest Monsoon Trek 2024

Day 1:Travel to Tamhini Ghat

Bus: Private Non-Ac Bus

Meet Bhatakna Team at SGNP, Borivali.

Settle down our private vehicle as we start our journey towards the base Village.

Day 2: Trek to Andharban Dark Forest

(Unlimited Veg & Jain Meals)

05:00 AM: Reach the Pimpri Base village, from where you can get a glimpse of Tamini Ghar peak.

05:30 AM: Get freshen up and Have Breakfast & Tea to get ready for this enthralling forest trek.

07:00 AM: Gear up, & pack your bags and embark on this trek! For adventure Trek, It’s gonna be a long Walk Trail crossing waterfall stream to the Down. Make a few halts on the way where you can grab your snack or a drink.

11:00 AM: Reach the Hirdi plateau. Witness a beautiful view of heaven on earth & foggy clouds

11:30 AM: Take a group picture & then start return back.

02:00 PM: grab a quick lunch to curb your hunger local Village home made Food.

04:00 PM: Time to head back to Mumbai

10:00 PM: Adios! Back to the mundane city life. Until next time, Bhatakna!

Note- (Arrival time is subjective to the Group Speed Traffic and weather conditions)

Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Transportation from Mumbai to Mumbai.
  • Unlimited Breakfast & Lunch.
  • Andharban Forest Entry Charges.
  • Bhatakna Expertise Representatives.
  • First-aid assistance.
  • Bhatakna Badges.
  • New Friends made, new Bonds attached.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any personal expenses such as mineral water, soft drinks etc
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
Things To Carry

(Highly Required and Mandatory Things)

  • ID proof
  • backpack (waterproof or covered with waterproof cover) 
  • trekking shoes or any sports shoes with a Good grip
  • Trekking pants (compulsory), 2 T-Shirts (Preferably full sleeves or Half T-shirt with sleeves), Raincoat/ waterproof jacket/ windcheater, Handnapkin/Towel, etc
  • Water 2-3 liters.
  • Ready to eat food like plum cakes, Dry fruits, dry snacks and biscuits, Chikki, chocolate bars, etc.
  • Torch 
  • Personal Medicines and Personal First aid 

(Required but Optional Things)

  • To change after trekking - Facewash, Extra pants/ shorts, Extra T-shirt, sleeper/ floaters, an extra bag to carry your trekking shoes, innerwear, etc
  • Sweater For bus journey
  • Electoral or Glucose D powder. 
  • Portable Phone Charger, Earphones, etc.
  • Sun protection cap, sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion, toothbrush-toothpaste, etc
  • Proper face mask or shield 
  • Sanitizer 
  • Extra Pair of clothes.

(Note: Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant,  this will protect your body and skin from Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles, etc)

Additional Information
  • There is no freshen up / washroom / Toilet facility on the Mountain only Available at the Base Village.
  • Avoid carrying heavy weight for the trek.
  • Floaters and Sandals are not allowed, please wear sports shoes or trekking shoes of good quality.

Contact details:

Sam- +918433663398 Abhi- +918433653200

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Disclaimer:

  • The tour is weather-based and depends on the weather conditions. There may be last-minute cancellations if weather conditions deteriorate.
Safety Measures
  • Put clothes, money, camera, phone etc in polythenes while packing
  • Use repellents to keep bugs away Make note of nearest railway station, bus stop, taxi stand etc.
  • Do not stray away from your group during the trek Keep family & friends informed about your whereabouts
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I do the Andharban trek if I have never been on a trek before?

Yes, it is an easy to moderate level trek. Any person who is physically fit can do this trek with ease.

2. How to reach the Base village from Mumbai?

Please refer to our section on ‘How to Reach?’ to get complete details on travel. 

3. Can we drive a car to Andharban?

Yes, you can search for Andharban Trail Start Point on google maps and navigate to it. However, we are not responsible in case of any loss/damage. Please park your car at the base village at your own risk.

4. Are there toilet facilities available on the Andharban trek route?

Toilets are not available during the trek. You can utilize the washroom facilities once you reach the base village.

5. The ideal number of days required for this trek?

One day is sufficient for the Andharban trek. You can keep 2 extra days to explore places around Lonavala and Pune.

6. How much time is required to complete this trek?

You can complete the entire trek in 6-8 hours, subject to change as per the weather condition.

7. What is the total trek distance of the Andharban trek?

The total trek distance is 13 km. Although this trek does not include any climbs or rocky terrain, you will have to walk a long distance at a stretch.

8. Best time to do this trek?

Monsoons and post-monsoons (June to October) are generally the best time to enjoy this trek since there is plenty of greenery and misty winds that will give you the chills.

9. What type of footwear should I wear for the trek?

Andharban trek involves long walks so you should be wearing comfortable trekking shoes. Try to avoid slippery sandals as you might lose grip and tend to fall. Carrying an extra pair of socks is recommended.

10. Is the event safe for solo female travelers?

There are many solo travelers that join us for the event, most of them being females. We pay special attention to the safety of our guests and separate accommodation is provided to men and women.

11. Do you allow kids on this trek?

Kids below 16 are allowed only if accompanied by an adult.

12. Is smoking and consuming alcohol allowed?

No. We follow a strict ‘No liquor policy’ and anyone caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to leave the trek immediately.

13. What is the condition of network connectivity at Andharban?

There is no network throughout the trek, with very limited phone connectivity available at some spots.

14. Can I charge my phone during the trek?

There is no electricity supply available during the trek. One should carry a power bank if required.

15. Places to see near Pimpri village?

You can explore the Tamhini waterfalls, Devkund waterfalls, Tamhini Ghat viewpoint, Plus Valley trek which are just a few kilometers from Pimpri village.

Things to do at Andharban Trek:

Being one of the most stunning treks, there is a lot to do and experience on this trek.

  • There are beautiful waterfalls and streams which make for a great backdrop for photography
  • Enjoy the monsoons rains and witness the dense jungle turn into a magical wonderland
  • Jump into small water streams and swim in these natural swimming pools
  • Explore unique flora and fauna and look for several species of birds such as the Jacobin cuckoo, the Malabar whistling thrush, dwarf kingfishers, and minivets native to this place
  • Stay amidst nature and experience mental peace and bliss
  • Instagram lover? Love blogging? Captures photos and videos to show off to your friends and family!

Places to visit near Andharban:

  • Tamhini attractions: You can explore the Tamhini waterfalls, Devkund waterfalls, Tamhini Ghat viewpoint, and Plus Valley trek just a few kilometers from Pimpri village.
  • River Rafting in Kundalika: 10-15 kilometers from Tamhini Ghat, you can enjoy the thrill of white water rafting in the Kundalika river. There are other adventure activities too in which you can keep yourself indulged.
  • Explore Lonavala: Between Lonavala and Pimpri, there are amazing places to explore like the Sudhagad lake, Bhushi dam, Takmak point, Shivling point, Ekole valley, Morgiri fort, Korigad fort, Anghai fort, Tung fort, Lohagad fort, Thanale caves, and much more! You can stay back for 2 days after your trek to get lost in the laps of nature, away from the city crowd.
  • Visit Lavasa: This planned city is about 2 hours from Pimpri where you can book your stay at high-end resorts. There are also activities like zip-lining, lakeshore kayaking, and jet skiing which you can try here. The Temghar dam is also a famous spot to visit.
Pick-Up Location
Cancellation Policy:
  1. Rs.500 Advance payment is Non Refundable 
  2. 75% refund if notified via phone conversation 8 or more days prior to the event date.
  3. 50% refund if notified via phone conversation 4 to 7 days prior to the event date.
  4. No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days prior to event date
  5. No show No Refund.
  6. Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  7. Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.
  8. If Trek get cancelled, we will refund "Trek Amount" only.

Terms and conditions

  1. If you are not feeling well already then kindly do not book the tickets.
  2. Seats are on the basis on 1st come - 1st serve basis. While returning also you have to sit on your initial Seat.
  3. Please carry a valid ID proof along with you.
  4. Tickets once booked cannot be exchanged
  5. Hiking / Trekking / Rock climbing is an adventurous activity and accidents can happen in spite of taking utmost caution and care. Bhatakna Tours & Travels are not responsible for any injury or damage occurring due to the event. 
  6. Participants with any medical issues /history are not allowed to opt for this event. If he/she does so that it is done at the participant's risk. The management won't be responsible for any incident.
  7. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
  8. Leaders’ decisions will be final and binding.
  9. Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
  10. Team reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.