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  • Trip introduction

    Take a trek into the most mysterious forest of Maharashtra. The word Andharban means dark forest, and that's a thrilling thought! The trail is so densely forested that it stays dim and misty even during the day. The best time to visit is in the monsoon, when all the pools are full and waterfalls dot the hills around.

    This trek is unusual because it descends into the forest instead of going up, and it has a rock-hewn path most of the way. But don't be fooled into thinking that this is an easy trek. The path can be slippery, and there are spots that you'll have to climb over very carefully.

    Destination

    Enjoy a trek into a rainy wilderness. Set in Mulshi near Pune, the Andharban trail is a beautiful one, full of wildlife, birds, and tropical flowers. Look out for spectacular views from the vantage points along the route. There are numerous streams and clear pools, so you can take a dip if you like.

    Destination highlights

    Trek down into a lush forest | Climb over rocky patches and across streams | Take a dip in a clear natural pool | Look out for lovely birds and butterflies

    Activity Details

    2030

    2200

    1860

    13 km

    6 hrs

    13 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1: Trek to Andharban

    The group will depart at midnight to get to the start point on time. Do make sure you get to Pritam Dhaba in Dadar East by 00:30 hrs. You'll meet up with the rest of the group and depart by private transport to Pimpri. You'll reach by 05:00 hrs as morning dawns, just in time to freshen up and eat breakfast while introductions and briefings take place. Your trek begins by 07:00 hrs. You'll stop for a quick lunch, and head towards Bhira dam by 14:00 hrs. At the end, you can stop for tea and refreshments, and then head back to Mumbai.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Mumbai

    Mumbai

    00:30 AM

    Food

    NA
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  • Cancellation policy

    If cancellation is done 5 days prior to the event date: 50% refund

    If cancellation is done in less than 5 days to departure date or in case of a no-show: No refund.

    Rules on trip

    Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.

    Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.

    NOTE: This trek route does not have any fixed washrooms or bathrooms.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip.

    In case of accidents, the operator will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves.

    Chal Nikal Pade reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.

    Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner.
    • Andharban Trekking Sahyadris Maharashtra Adventure
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel from Mumbai to Mumbai by private non AC vehicle

    • Veg breakfast
    • Expertise charges
    • Service tax

    Excludes

    • Lunch

    • All kinds of extra meals/soft drinks
    • Personal or travel insurance
    • Tips
    • Porters
    • Bottled water
    • Any kind of personal expenses
    • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather etc.
    • Any costs or services not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Full sleeves cotton t-shirts
    • Full-length trousers or track pants
    • Dry fit clothes
    • Dark and dull coloured clothes are preferred.
    • Not to wear - Avoid clothes that will not offer you any protection from sun and insects, such as shorts, sleeveless tops, etc
    • Do not carry handbags or jholas or sling bags.
    • Any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc.

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Technical equipment needed for the trek, if any.

    You need to get

    • Backpack
    • Water bottle (3 lts)
    • Packed lunch
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bars, dry snacks, biscuits etc.
    • Glucon-D powder
    • Sun protection cap
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Sunglasses
    • Torch with a spare set of batteries
    • Lightweight towel
    • Raincoat/poncho as it might rain

    Medical Kit

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