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

1 Night 1 Day Available on request Tamhini Ghat, Pimpri, Maharashtra
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
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  • Itinerary

    Day 1 Saturday

    Departure from Mumbai

    Bus: Private Non-Ac Bus

    10:00 Pm – Meet Bhatakna Team at SGNP, Borivali.

    10:15 Pm – Settle down our private vehicle as we start our journey towards the base Village.

    10:00 PM: SGNP, Borivali

    10:20 PM: Malad

    10:30 PM: Goregaon

    10:40 PM: Gondavali Bus Stop, Andheri

    10:50 PM: Kalanagar bus stop, Bandra

    11:00 PM: Sion Circle

    11:10 PM: Chembur

    11:20 PM: Vashi Plaza

    11:30 PM: Juinagar

    12:15 AM: Nerul LP

    02:30 AM: Kalamboli Bus stand

    Day 2: Sunday

    Trek to Andharban Dark Forest

    Bus: Private Non-Ac Bus

    Breakfast, Lunch

    (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 your descent.

    12:15 PM: grab a quick lunch to curb your hunger local Village home made Food.

    01:30 AM: Start your descent. Finally, you get a view of the surroundings you Trail through the Dark Forest in the early morning.

    05:00 PM: Reach back down

    06:00 PM: Time to head back to Mumbai

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

    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.
    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
    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.

    Pick-Up Location

    10:00 PM: SGNP, Borivali

    10:20 PM: Malad

    10:30 PM: Goregaon

    10:40 PM: Gondavali Bus Stop, Andheri

    10:50 PM: Kalanagar bus stop, Bandra

    11:00 PM: Sion Circle

    11:10 PM: Chembur

    11:20 PM: Vashi Plaza

    11:30 PM: Juinagar

    12:15 AM: Nerul LP

    02:30 AM: Kalamboli Bus stand