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  • Trip introduction

    On this trek to Andharban, you'll explore the thick, monsoon-fed forests of the Western Ghats. You'll trek on a unique, descending trail that begins near the Pimpri Dam and ends near the Bhira Dam. En route, it'll lead you through a dense jungle criss-crossed with waterfalls, ponds and river streams. Trekking in the Tamhini Ghat valley, you'll rediscover the flourishing greenery brought on by heavy rain showers all over the Sahyadri mountain ranges.

    This trek to Andharban takes you over a relatively easy, descending trail, making it perfect for fit beginners as well as experienced trekkers.

    Destination

    The Andharban jungle is a unique ecosystem of trees, bushes, shrubs and greenery. Laid over the mountains of Western Ghats near the Mulshi Dam, the forest attracts nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts every monsoon. Literally meaning 'the dark forest', the dense Andharban is often known to cloud out the sunlight, even during the day!

    Destination highlights

    Travel deep into the heart of nature on a trek to Andharban. | Click amazing photos from vantage points along the trek to Andharban. | Catch spectacular morning views of the Sahyadri mountain ranges. | Embark on a unique, descending trail in rural Maharashtra.

    Activity Details

    2030

    2200

    1860

    13 km

    6 hrs

    13 km

    Trip details
  • Trek to Andharban!

    Meet your fellow trekkers and the trek leader at The Travel Cafe in Pune by 06:30 hrs. Here, you'll board a private, non-AC bus that will take you to the start point of the trek. After a 2-hr drive, you'll arrive at the base village where you'll have breakfast before beginning the trek to Andharban. You'll spend the next few hours trekking in the dark forests of Andharban until you arrive at the end point. En route, you'll halt to have lunch. From the end point near the Bhira Dam, you'll board vehicles and travel back to Pune. Your trip ends here.

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    Your trip begins at The Travel Cafe in Pune by 06:30 hrs. Travel to the start point of the Andharban trek will be arranged in private, non-AC bus. Today's meal package includes breakfast and lunch.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Pune

    Pune

    05:30 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Lunch

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  • Cancellation policy

    For any cancellations made after booking the Andharban trek: 70% refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Andharban.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are requested to be punctual and arrive at the pick-up point of the trek on time.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during the trek to Andharban.

    Travellers will be required bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements from Pune-Pune in private, non-AC bus

    • Any technical equipment required for the trek
    • Vegetarian meal package consisting of breakfast and lunch
    • Services of an experienced trek leader
    • Permit charges and entry fees
    • Basic first aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel costs between base city to Pune

    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Adventure travel or medical insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
    • Full-sleeved t-shirts/shirts
    • Full-length track pants
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Trekking footwear
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Denim jeans or floaters/sandals

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private, non-AC bus for transport from Pune-Pune
    • Any technical equipment required for the trek
    • Basic first aid kit

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Napkins
    • Water bottle
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)
    • Sun cap/hat

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication
    • Personal first-aid kit