Trek to mysterious Andharban
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Rs. 1,250
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Per Person
Rs. 1,250
  • 2
  • Duration in Days
  • 50
  • Max
    Group Size
  • 16
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scales >
Physical (3)

Cultural (3)

Nature (4)

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  • Trip introduction

    Trekking through the mysterious forests of Andarbhan in Maharashtra is one of the most surreal experiences you can have. Andarban literally translates to ‘dark forests’. The trail is covered with dense forests, which makes even daytime look like evenings/nights. This all-descent trek is unique because in most parts of the trail you will be climbing down instead of climbing up, which can also get a little tricky and slippery during the monsoons. Explore the mysteries that these enigmatic forests have to offer!


    The best time to experience this place is during the monsoons, when the forest is washed green with the rains, and is scattered with tiny little streams and waterfalls. The 13 km stretch involves descending stretches and normal walking that allows you to soak in the experiences without much interruption or exertion.

    Destination highlights

    • Trek through mysterious dark dense forests
    • Climb down over rocky patches
    • Experience a unique all-descent trek
    • Explore the unusual flora and fauna of this forest

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    All our explorations are nature-friendly. Smoking and consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited. If anyone found doing the same, will be debarred without refund from the exploration.

    In case of a participant turning later than the scheduled time for an event, Mapping Journeys has the full authority to continue ahead without the participant and provide no refund for the same.

    Cancellation policy

    Cancellation charges are as follows:

    If cancellation is done 5 days or more prior to the event – 20% of the total event costs would be deducted

    If cancellation is done 4 days prior to the event – 30% of the total event costs would be deducted

    If cancellation is done 3 days prior to the event – 50% of the total event costs would be deducted

    If cancellation is done 2 days or less/No show – No refund

    Rs. 50/- will be deducted from all refund amounts as transaction charges

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Each adult will be asked to sign the liability waiver.

    Mapping Journeys is not liable in any way whatsoever for any injury or loss (including any indirect or consequential loss) of any kind, to any person or property, suffered by any participant whether by reason of any act or omission, deliberate or negligent, of Mapping Journeys including injury or loss incurred whilst participating in any activity of Mapping Journeys or in any activity in which participants are invited to participate.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Dadar East, opposite Pritam Dhaba
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    Drop off point
    Dadar East, opposite Pritam Dhaba
    Mode of transport
    Private non AC bus
    Start point
    Pimpri Dam
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    End point
    Bhira Dam
    Time of departure
    05:50 AM
    Time of return
    10:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    7 hrs
    Total distance covered
    13 km
    Start point elevation
    2030 feet
    Maximum elevation
    2200 feet
    Minimum elevation
    1860 feet
  • Trek to Andharban

    The journey to this unique trek starts from Dadar, where participants will gather and take the 4 hour drive to reach Pimpri dam. The group will stop at Lonavala for breakfast; where participants joining from Pune can meet the group. You will start the trek by around 10:30 am, after a short introductory and briefing session. By afternoon the group will reach Hirdi village, where you can have your lunch. You then continue with the descending trek and by 5:00 pm reach Bhira dam, which is the end point of the trek.

    Participants then continue their journey back to Mumbai via Khopoli. Those joining from Pune will be dropped off at Khopoli station.
    /Andharban Trekking Sahyadri Adventure Maharashtra Pose for the cameras after reaching the top.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    End point
    Day start time
    05:50 AM
    Trekking distance
    13 km
    Trekking time
    7 hrs
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  • Includes / Excludes

    • Travelling from Dadar to Dadar
    • Breakfast
    • First aid kit
    • Guide and professional expertise
    • Meals during travel
    • Lunch
    • Personal expenses
    • Insurance of any kind
    • Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses
    • Any cost or service 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.
      What not to Wear
    • Gold jewellery, expensive watches
    • Sleeveless/cut-off sleeves
    • Do not carry jhola or handbags

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • All kinds of technical equipment and safety kit needed for the trek.
      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
    • 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.
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