Search
  • Trip introduction

    Maharashtra’s dense, dark forest Andharban trek takes you on a mystical trail through the Sahyadris. This trek is a full descent trek, so won't have you puffing and panting, but it's still a challenge. You'll walk through a forest that is so thick that it's always dim here, hence the name 'Andharban' or 'dark forest'. Cross water streams, clamber over mossy stones, and navigate slippery trails with waterfalls gushing down on all sides. You be descending all the way, to emerge near Bhira dam, with splendid views of the Kundalika river.

    Destination

    The Andharban trek is a monsoon must-do in Maharashtra! The unique light conditions in the forest allow a rich biodiversity, so you can expect to see wildflowers, rare butterflies, and plenty of birds here. You'll also come across many natural pools and ponds to take a quick dip in.

    Destination highlights

    Trek through Maharashtra’s dark forest. | Cross fabulous water streams and take dips in natural pools on your trail. | Get splendid views of the Kundalika Valley, Bhira dam and the mountain ranges of Tamhini Ghat on this trek. | Enjoy this unique complete descent trek.

    Activity Details

    2100

    2100

    2047

    13 km

    7 hrs

    13 km

    Trip details
  • Andharban Trek

    You will be picked up at Pune railway station at 04:45 hrs and will get to Pimpri by about 06:30 hrs. After a round of introductions and a briefing session while you eat breakfast, you will begin the Andharban trek. You'll cross water streams and stop at waterfalls, before it's time to stop for lunch at 12:30 hrs. By about 16:30 hrs, you'll emerge at Bhira Dam. Here you'll stop for tea and have a while to rest. By 17:30, you'll board vehicles and will depart. You'll be dropped off at your home cities later that evening. Your trip ends here.

    You will be driven from Pune to Pimpri and from Bhira to Pune. You'll be provided with breakfast, a packed lunch and evening tea. By about 17:30 hrs, you'll board vehicles to return to your city. Dinner will not be provided to you today.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Pune railway station

    Pune railway station

    04:45 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Packed lunch | Evening tea

    Veg
  • Write Story

  • Cancellation policy

    If you cancel the Andharban trek 0-7 days prior to the departure date: 100% of the trek price will be refunded.

    If you cancel the Andharban trek 8 days or more before the departure date: 50% of the trek price will be forfeited.

    Rules on trip

    Consumption of alcohol, tobacco or substances that will alter your state of mind is strictly prohibited before, during or after the Andharban trek.

    Since it is a nature trek, any form of littering is not permitted.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    All decisions made by the operator are final. During the camp, the participants shall abide by the instructions and decisions of the trek leader.

    The operator will not be responsible for any losses incurred for any train/air/bus/taxi bookings, due to cancellation of the Andharban Trek.

    The bus will also pick up from Kharadi at 04:30 hours, Shivaji Nagar at 05:00 hours and Chandani Chowk at 05:30 hours.
    • Andharban Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trek Sahyadri Forests The Great Next
    • Andharban Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trek Sahyadri Forests The Great Next
    • Andharban Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trek Sahyadri Forests The Great Next
    • Andharban Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trek Sahyadri Forests The Great Next
    • Andharban Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trek Sahyadri Forests The Great Next
    • Andharban Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trek Sahyadri Forests The Great Next
    • Andharban Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trek Sahyadri Forests The Great Next
    • Andharban Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trek Sahyadri Forests The Great Next
    • Andharban Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trek Sahyadri Forests The Great Next
    • Andharban Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trek Sahyadri Forests The Great Next
    • Andharban Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trek Sahyadri Forests The Great Next
    • Andharban Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trek Sahyadri Forests The Great Next
    • Andharban Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trek Sahyadri Forests The Great Next
    • Andharban Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trek Sahyadri Forests The Great Next
    • Andharban Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trek Sahyadri Forests The Great Next
    • Andharban Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trek Sahyadri Forests The Great Next
    • Andharban Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trek Sahyadri Forests The Great Next
    • Andharban Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trek Sahyadri Forests The Great Next
    • Andharban Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trek Sahyadri Forests The Great Next
    • Andharban Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trek Sahyadri Forests The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Return transport to Pune by private vehicle

    • Breakfast, packed lunch and evening tea
    • Professional guide and expertise
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    • Insurance of any kind
    • Personal expenses like additional meals, beverages, snacks, etc

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • A pair of synthetic track pants
    • Full sleeve T-shirt
    • Raincoat
    • Jacket
    • Socks
    • Trekking shoes
    • Not to wear - Slippers or sandals
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Expensive jewellery or watches

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Transport by private vehicle from Pune-Pimpri-Pune
    • First aid kit

    You need to get

    • Water bottle
    • Dry snacks
    • Cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Backpack
    • Camera (optional)
    • ID proof
    • Raincoat
    • Change of clothes

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.