Overview/Itinerary

Andharban Trek, Jungle Trek - Monsoon Trek From Mumbai

Andharban, by its name, means a dark dense forest. It is a gradual descend trek, where you are already on height and you will descend till end. It is one of the most beautiful treks and lots of things to explore. We will be walking on a ridge offering an awesome view of the Kundalika Valley, Bhira dam and the mountain ranges of Tamhini ghat. Evergreen forest covers you with shade in the first half of the trek (6-8 km). The trek further descends down in Konkan to reach Bhira (4 km). The same valley where is the origin of the Kundalika river famous for its white water river rafting.

Andharban Jungle Trek batches

October 2019

12th 13th October

19th 20th October

26th 27th October

Pune Participant please click on this URL  - Click here for Pune batches

Andharban Monsoon Trek Details

  • Type: Valley / Jungle descend the trail
  • Range: Mulshi, Pune
  • Base Village: Tamhini
  • Grade: Medium
  • Trek Distance: 13 Km
  • Cost: Rs. 1400/- per person

Andharban Forest Trek Itinerary

Day Zero 

23:00 Meeting at Pritam Da Dhaba, Dadar (East).

23:15 Leave for Andharban trek.

23:30 Chembur Diamond Garden.

24:00 Vashi below the main bridge near Vashi Plaza.

00:30 Kalamboli Mc Donald’s.

Day One

Reach Tamhini village and rest in the bus till 06.00.

06:00 Wakeup call.

07:00 Breakfast.

07:30 Starts trek towards Andharban.

11:30 Lunch Break - Hirdi plateau.

12:30 Starts trek towards Bhira Dam.

15:00 Reach at Bhira Dam.

15:30 Departure to Mumbai

23:00 Reaching Mumbai tentatively.

Please note

1 day 19 Oct and 26 Oct Pimpri
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give/What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Dadar to Dadar travel by private non-AC vehicle
  • 1 veg breakfast, 1 veg lunch(Pithal Bhakari) and evening tea
  • Forest entry charges
  • Treks and Trails India charges.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather.
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required.
Things to Carry
Things to Carry

Andharban Trek -Thing to carry

  • 2/3 liters of water.
  • Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars.
  • Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets.
  • Good Torch must with an extra battery.
  • Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on the trek.
  • One Day Backpack 20 to 30 liters.
  • Sun Cap and Sunscreen.
  • Personal First aid and Personal Medicine.
  • Identity Proof.
  • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles.
  • Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet.
  • Double pack your valuables/phones in plastic bags.
  • Rainwear / Poncho / Waterproof jacket etc. if you don’t want to get wet.

 

 

Andharban Trek - Cancelation Policy

  • 75% refund if notified via phone conversation 8 or more days prior to the event date.
  • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 4 to 7 days prior to the event date.
  • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days prior to the event date No show No Refund.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.
  • If Trek gets cancelled we will refund "Trek Amount" only.

Monsoon Precaution and Safety 

  • Kindly carry dry bag or plastic bags for  dry clothes, wallet, money, camera, phone, gadgets
  • Bag or Backpack with rain cover 
  • Wear Good Trekking shoes with good grip ( campus trekking shoes )
  • Use Odmos or other repellents to keep bugs and mosquitoes away
  • Wear only full sleeves / cap / full pants / dark coloured clothes
  • Keep handy information on nearest railway station/bus stop/taxi stand 
  • Listen to Trek leader and always stay in the group 
  • Inform Family / Friends about where about
  • Avoid taking selfies near risky places 
  • listening to music on earphones or speakers.
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

1.  Can we drive till Tamhini Ghat?

Yes, Please note in case you don't reach on time we won't wait for you as there is no network and road has high-density fog. You can google maps Andharban Trail Start Point and navigate to it. 

 

2. Distance from Mumbai to Tamhini Ghat?

Five hours drive from Mumbai - 165 km approx.

 

3. Distance from Pune to Tamhini? Click here - Andharban jungle trek from Pune?

Two and Half hours drive from Pune - 70 km approx.

 

4. The number of days required for Andharban Monsoon Trek event?

One day is required to complete the trek. 

 

5. Is there food available on Andharban?

No. Food is available at base village, we are on a tight time schedule. 

 

6. How much time required to Andharban trek?

3-3.5 hours (one way).

 

7. Where can we park our cars?

Base Village at your own risk.

 

8. Is there any parking charge?

Yes, payable to locals. 

 

9. Is toilet available on Andharban trek?

Not available. During the trek, toilets are not available.

 

10. Do Single Travellers Female sign up for these events?

We have 60 - 40 % or more Male - Female ratios on our events.

Many Single Travelling Female join our events.

 

11. Are Kids allowed on treks?

Kids below 15 with Parents supervision only.

 

12. What type of food will be provided?

Only Veg local home-cooked food is available.

 

13. Phone Connectivity at Andharban Dark Forest?

  • Limited phone connectivity is available for most cellular service.
  • At certain points during your trek you get will good phone network. 

 

15. Is cash payment or spot payment accepted?

  • Cash payment is not accepted.
  • Registration against 100% upfront payment only via Paytm / UPI / NEFT / IMPS /  Payment Gateway.
  • On the spot payment not accepted.
  • We need to book in advance bus/jeep and make other arrangements upfront payment is a must.

 

16. Will I get bottled water?

Normal well water shall be provided

 

17. Can I charge my phone?

No electricity. Please carry a power bank if required

 

18. How is Andharban weather?

  • During monsoon Andharban weather 16 degrees to 24 degrees, Thunderstorms, Windy, Precrip 90 to 100 %, Humidity 90 to 100 %.
  • Monsoon rains very heavily please double pack your expensive phones and gadgets
  • Summer Temperature Night 20C - Day 39°C approx.

 

19. Can we smoke or drink alcohol?

NO. People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit the event on an immediate basis.

 

20. Can we listen to music on Bluetooth speaker?

Listening to music on earphones or Bluetooth speaker is not allowed while trekking, Bluetooth speaker not allowed inside the homestay

 

21. Andharban Trek from Mumbai?

Our bus will begin from Dadar East for Andharban trek and Return next ot Dadar East. Pickups are from a central location only.

 

22. Andharban trek distance? 

Andharban Trek Distance is 12 kilometers; the route is mostly downhill with few inclines. During Monsoon extra precaution is required. 

 

23. Andharban homestay arrangements are available?

Please contact us on 9764461419 for Andharban homestay arrangements. 

 

24. Andharban resort for stay?

  •       Treks and Trails India can arrange simple homestay near start point of the trail please contact us 9764461419.
  •       From solo travelers to a large group accommodation is available with meals, beds, Western commode toilets.

 

25. How do I make payment?

You can pay online on our website by clicking on the Book now button. 

In case your question is not listed above you can email us highfive@treksandtrails.org 

You can Whatsapp us 8828004949 - 9764461419 

 

Andharban Trek 2019 | Andharban Trek Blog | Treks near Mumbai & Pune

Get lost in the dark, dense forest of Andharban, Treks and Trails India organize monsoon treks including transportation from Mumbai & Pune, meals and expert trek leaders with Andharban forest permits. Andharban location Everything You Need To Know About Andharban Trek Pune. 

If you are planning on undertaking the Andharban Trek, here is all you need to know to have a great trip. Read our ultimate guide on the Andharban jungle trek. Located in the Sahyadris, Andharban trek offers pristine forest trails and an outstanding view. Andharban trek route map with gpx is available online though once you enter the forest the trail conditions, fogs, overflowing streams, Risky waterfall crossing, trek route diversions make it difficult to navigate trekkers should always take help from a local guide or join experienced trek companies for this event.  

The trek through Andharban Jungle is one of the most refreshing treks in the Sahyadri region. Andharban Trek must do jungle trek near Mumbai, Pune in monsoon. Just Walk in the middle of Andharban dark jungle, find routes, cross ghats, take the view of valleys, play in waterfall, cross streams, walk in the clouds. 

Andharban trekking is a long walk through streams, waterfalls, dense woods crossing several cascades. Caution and a local guide is a must!. Andharban near Pune is a part of the Sahyadri range that connects Tamhini Ghat to the Konkan region. Andharban trek organized by Treks and Trails India brings you the magnificent nature path of dark Forest which is near from Mumbai and Pune. 

Andharban is one of the most popular treks in the rainy season. Enjoy this Adventurous Andharban Trek in this Monsoon. The best Jungle trek one can ever Enjoy. Forest department usually bans Andharban trek during July August as the region receives hefty rainfall. 

Andharban Jungle spreads along the vast area of the Sahyadris starting from a bit ahead of Pimpri village, passing through the Kundalika Valley. Then the dark forest patch and open Hirdi plateau above and a descent reaching to the Bhira Dam. You can also combine this trek with Devkund Waterfall Trek. 

Andharban camping during monsoon season not possible as it rains continuously, During winter and summer months we arrange Camping and Andharban Trek. 

Pickup point
Directions.
Andharban Trail Start Point View on Map
Activity
Trekking
Destination
Maharashtra
Duration
1 Day