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  • Trip introduction

    Trek down into the depths of a deep, dim forest that is dotted with waterfalls and streams. The monsoon is the perfect time to embark on a trek to Andharban, named after the darkness (even during the day) that is caused by the tall evergreen trees that block out the sunlight.

    A unique ecosystem thrives in the dimly lit Andharban, offering you a memorable adventure trek. The trail is not a difficult one, as it begins from an altitude and descends gradually into the forest, but it can get very slippery, so watch your step.

    Destination

    The Andharban forest is filled with tropical flowers, tall trees, and lots of birds and butterflies. During the monsoon, the rain water flows downward into the valley, creating waterfalls and pools all along the trekking route. You'll trek to Andharban along a ridge and pass numerous viewpoints, so look out for views of the Kundalika Valley, as well as Bhira dam and the Tamhinighat mountains.

    Destination highlights

    Embark on a trek to Andharban, a unique dark forest. | Take advantage of an easy descent trail on one of Maharashtra's most unusual treks. | Climb over rocky patches and across streams, waterfalls and ponds. | Photograph some beautiful views from vantage points along the way.

    Activity Details

    2030

    2200

    1860

    13 km

    6 hrs

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the trek to Andharban: Depart from Mumbai

    Gather at the Pritam Dhaba in Dadar East by 22:30 hrs, and travel to the base village, Tamhini in a bus. You'll arrive at the base village after a 3-4 hr drive.

    Overnight travel from Dadar to Tamhini village in private non ac transport.

    Participants may rest in the bus till 0600 hrs

    Day 1 Milestone

    Dadar

    Tamhini village

    22:30 PM

    Food

    No meals will be served today.

    Veg
    Day 2 of the trek to Andharban: Trek to Andharban!
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 3 days or more before departure of the Andharban trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 0-3 days before departure of the Andharban trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are requested to be punctual in arriving at the pick-up point. Tardiness in reaching the pick-up point will lead to missing the trek.

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

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

    Consumption of liquor, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek to Andharban.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    A basic level of health and fitness is required to book this trek to Andharban. If you have any cardiac or respiratory conditions, or suffer from knee or spinal problems, please inform the tour operator and consult your doctor before booking the trek to Andharban.

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

    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.
    • Andharban Trekking Maharashtra Sahyadri Adventure
    • Andharban Trekking Maharashtra Sahyadri Adventure
    • Andharban Trekking Maharashtra Sahyadri Adventure
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel Dadar to Dadar in non AC private vehicle

    • Veg breakfast
    • Evening refreshments
    • Event organizing charges if any

    Excludes

    • All kinds of extra meals/soft drinks

    • Lunch
    • Insurance
    • Bottled water
    • Aerated drinks
    • Any kind of personal expenses
    • Any medical/emergency evacuations
    • Any kind of cost not mentioned above

    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, 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)
    • Lunch for the next day (Important)
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Ready to eat food, and dry snacks
    • Glucon-D powder
    • Personal medicines
    • Torch with a spare set of batteries
    • Lightweight towel
    • Raincoat

    Medical Kit

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