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  • Trip introduction

    The trek to Andharban takes you into the deep mystical forests of the Western Ghats. This forest has such thick tree cover that the trek trail receives hardly any sunlight, which is why it is called Andharban ('andhar' means dark). The Andharban trek winds through dense forests of high rising trees, and is interspersed with waterfalls and natural pools that you'll be taking a dip in. It's also home to exotic birds and rare butterflies. It offers you spectacular views of the Kundalika Valley and ends at Bhira Dam.

    Destination

    Located within the Tamhini ghat of the Western Ghats in Maharashtra, the Andharban trek takes you through a plethora of locations, from winding across mountain ridges to descending into the valley, and emerging at Bhira Dam. This is one of the few treks in Maharashtra that is entirely downhill, and is a fun change from the uphill climb. However, the slope is usually covered in moss, and has water gushing down, so you'll have to be careful.

    Destination highlights

    Enjoy the thrill of trekking in a dim forest. | Navigate a downhill trail that is slippery and full of challenges. | Watch out for rare butterflies that live in the forest.

    Activity Details

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    3700

    1840

    13 kms

    8 hrs

    13 kms

    Trip details
  • Andharban Trek!

    Today, you'll be picked up from the Shivaji Nagar bus stand by 06:00 hrs and driven to the base village. After a brief introduction, you'll begin your trek. You'll have lunch at Hirdi Village and then continue with your trek. You'll reach Bhira Dam in the late afternoon. From there, you'll start your return journey to Pune. You'll reach Pune by 20:00 hrs. Your trip ends here.

    Your trip ends before night fall.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and evening snacks. Breakfast will be served once you reach the base camp, lunch will be served at Hirdi village, and evening snacks will be served at Bhira village before you begin your return journey to Pune.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Pune

    Pune

    06:00 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Lunch | Evening snacks

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  • Cancellation policy

    If cancellation is done 10 days or more before the start of the Andharban trek: 75% will be refunded.

    If cancellation is done 5-10 days prior to the start of the Andharban trek: 50% will be refunded.

    If the cancellation is done 0-5 days before the start of the Andharban trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    If you wish to transfer your booking to someone else, or reschedule to another date, the cancellation policy will apply, and only the applicable refund amount will be transferred or rescheduled.

    Rules on trip

    Smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco or consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the Andharban trek.

    You must stick with your group at all times.

    No damage should be inflicted on monuments or natural environments.

    You must adhere to the instructions of the trek leader at all times during the Andharban trek.

    Taking photos or selfies near the edges of cliffs is not allowed.

    Participants are requested to carry trash back to the city and dispose it in dustbins.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    In case of injury, damage to self or property or death, Travel Trikon cannot be held responsible.

    Adventure activity is arranged considering normal weather. In case of cancellation of the Andharban trek due to reasons beyond control such as natural calamities, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure etc, refund shall be payable with respect to the given to refund policy.

    There will be no refunds or discounts given for services unused or missed due to traveller's own fault, negligence or breach of terms.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport from Pune to Pune by private non-ac bus

    • Trek guide and expertise
    • Meals including breakfast, lunch, and evening sncaks
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.

    • Any kind of insurance
    • Personal expenses such as soft drinks, extra snacks, etc
    • Lunch during trek

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Warm jacket/Raincoat
    • Comfortable trekking clothing, long sleeved t-shirt and pants
    • Trekking shoes with good grip
    • Socks
    • Cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Scarf
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Gloves
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Slippers or sandals
    • Sling bags

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Trek guide
    • Technical trekking equipment, if required
    • Transport by bus from Pune and back

    You need to get

    • ID card
    • 2 ltrs water bottle
    • Camera
    • Sleeping bag or bedsheet
    • Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
    • Extra snacks and biscuits
    • Clean napkin or small towel
    • Haversack or backpack
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Torch
    • Packed lunch (compulsory)

    Medical Kit

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