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  • Trip introduction

    On this sunrise trek to Andharban, go trekking under the dark cover of a dense forest in the Western Ghats. With a 8-km trail that leads downhill for the most part, your trek through Andharban will take you over several ponds, rivers, waterfalls and streams. Here, you can dip your feet in the cool waters and catch beautiful morning views of the Sahyadri mountains. Trekking through the wilderness of rural Maharashtra, you’ll get spectacular nocturnal views of the Bhira Dam, Pimpri Dam and the Kundalika Valley.

    This trek will lead you over a downhill trail of relatively easy difficulty, making it perfect for fit beginners as well as experienced trekkers.

    Destination

    Located near the Pawna Lake, at a 1-hr driving distance away from Lonavala, the forests of Andharban are a popular trekking destination. With unfiltered morning views of the Sahyadri mountain ranges, trekkers are attracted to the thrilling experience of hiking at the crack of dawn. Andharban, literally called ‘a dark forest’, is crisscrossed with several ponds, rivers and waterfalls that make the trek even more exciting.

    Destination highlights

    Embark on a trek to Andharban, literally called 'a dark forest'. | Catch beautiful morning views of the mountains and forests of the Sahyadris. | Trek from the Pimpri Dam to the Bhira Dam.

    Activity Details

    2030

    2200

    1860

    8 km

    9 hrs

    8 km

    Trip details
  • Trek to Andharban!

    Arrive at the pick-up location near Dadar railway station by 00:05 hrs. Here, you'll board private, shared vehicles that will take you to the Pimpri Dam. After a 6-hr drive, you'll arrive at the start point of the trek where you'll have breakfast and get ready for the trek. After trekking through the dense forests of Andharban for a few hours, you'll halt in open fields of paddy for a packed lunch. Resume trekking and cross several waterfalls and ponds to arrive at the Bhira Dam. Here, you'll board vehicles that will transport you back to Mumbai. You'll arrive in the city by 21:00 hrs. Your trip ends here.

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    Your trip begins at the Pritam Hotel in Dadar by 00:05 hrs. Travel to Andharban will be arranged in private, shared vehicles. Today's meal package includes breakfast and lunch. Breakfast will be before beginning the trek, while a packed lunch will be served en route to Bhira Dam. Your trip ends as you return back to the Pritam Hotel in Dadar by 21:00 hrs, subject to traffic conditions.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Mumbai

    Mumbai

    00:05 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Lunch

    Veg
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations more than 15 days before departure of the Andharban trek: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 10-15 days before departure of the Andharban trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 10 days before departure of the Andharban trek: 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

    Since the trek is conducted during the monsoon season, travellers are required to carry an extra pair of clothes with them.

    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 Dadar-Dadar in shared, private vehicles

    • Any technical equipment required for the trek
    • Meal package consisting of breakfast and lunch
    • Services of an experienced trekking guide
    • Basic first aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel costs between base city to Mumbai

    • 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
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Full-length track pants
    • Trekking footwear
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Floaters or sandals
    • Denim jeans

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private vehicles for transport from Dadar-Dadar
    • Any technical equipment required for the trek
    • Basic first aid kit

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Extra pair of clothes (mandatory)
    • Napkins
    • Water bottle
    • Torch (with extra batteries)
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.