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Trek to Andharban

  • DATE
    15 July - 15 July
  • DURATION
    2 days
  • PRICE

    1,450.00

  • AVAILABILITY
    20

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Andhar means Darkness and Ban stands for dense jungle, so the word Andharban literally means The Dense Dark Forest. The intimidating factor of this 13 km long trek has to be the hardcore jungle cover over your head. A major portion of this trek route involves walking through this denseness. The start point of this trek ie Pimpri dam begins in bright daylight which keeps on fluctuating as we keep entering the dense part of the forest and out, this only adds up to the magic that this place has to offer.

With the onset of monsoons, this trail becomes a denser and greener, with waterfalls all along. Best suited during monsoons and winters, this trek can also be done in summer. The trek concludes at yet another dam called the Bhira dam which is also the source of the Kundalika river which is famous for its White Water Rafting. 30% of the trek is all descend and remaining is normal walking.

Things to see: Ghangad, Tailbaila, Sarasgad, Plus valley, Tamhini ghat, Kundalika valley, Bhira dam.

Did you know?

Andhar means Darkness and Ban stands for dense jungle, so the word Andharban literally means The Dense Dark Forest.

The trek concludes Bhira dam which is the source of the Kundlika river which is famous for White Water Rafting In Maharashtra.

We will be walking on a ridge offering an awesome view of the Kundalika Valley, Bhira dam and the mountain ranges of Tamhinighat.

The same valley where is the origin of the Kundalika river.

Andharban is famous for shutterbugs for various spicies of butterfly and flower in monsoon.

What's more?

Andharban The Dense Dark Forest intimidating factor of this 13km long trek has to be the hardcore jungle cover over your head. A major portion of this trek route involves walking through this denseness. The start point of this trek ie Pimpri dam begins in bright daylight which keeps on fluctuating as we keep entering the dense part of the forest and out, this only adds up to the magic that this place has to offer. With the onset of monsoons, this trail becomes a denser and greener, with waterfalls all along. Best suited during monsoons and winters, this trek can also be done in summer. 30% of the trek is all descend and remaining is normal walking. While on the route we can see the beauty of places like Ghangad, Tailbaila, Sarasgad, Plus valley, Tamhini ghat, Kundalika valley. If time permits after the trek we will be also visiting the famous Ganesh Temple at Pali.

Quick Facts

Altitude:2100 ft. approx.
Base Village:Pimpri (Tamhini Ghat)
Region:Mulshi, Pune
Grade of climb:Medium
Summit Type :Valley / Dense Jungle Trek
Climbing time:4-5 hrs ( Approx )
Climate foreseen:Rainy

Depart for base by reserved bus at 7 am from The Explorers office at Churchgate ( There shall be a few pick up points en route ).

Arrive at the base village of Chinchavali at 10.30 a.m. Upon arrival start hiking to the summit.

Lunch midway around 12.30 p.m. Reach at top by 2.30 p.m.

After half an hour of rest and exploration of the fort start descending towards the base. Reach base by 5 p.m.

After Tea and refreshment depart for Mumbai.

End of the programme.

Far away from the chaos of the city, let’s enjoy the monsoon in the wilderness of Sahayadri hills.

Transport by reserved bus / mini bus

Light refreshments in the morning , packed lunch and evening tea and snack.

All taxes.

 Expenses incurred by individuals on beverages and other expenses of personal nature.

 Visit to any other place / site not mentioned in the itinerary

 All not mentioned in ‘Inclusion’ section

Points to remember while you are on the trip

Please leave only your footprints behind. Let us be eco conscious and leave the trail unlittered.

The best way to soak in the beauty of pristine nature is by observing more and keeping the conversation to minimum, especially while trekking. That way you shall also be able to conserve your stamina.

Help & encourage each other.

Respect the villagers, their culture & lifestyle.

Please do not write on the monuments or trees, let us respect and preserve our heritage & natural resources.

Please note:

All our programmes are coordinated and led by seasoned adventure instructors who take care appropriate care of safety and security.

First aid / medicine box is available with the trek leader should there be a need.

The meals provided during the programme are simple but hygienic. While light refreshments in the morning and evening would typically have any of the following : Vada Pav / Sandwich / Burger / along with fruit drink , fruit and small bottle of water, lunch would either be provided in the village falling en route or lunch box shall be provided. Each participant is provided 2 liters of packaged drinking water.

List of things to carry : Good trekking shoes, Windcheater / Rainwear, Cap, Sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion, Towel, extra set of clothing, Camera, Personal medicines and a haversack to put in all the things to be carried….so that one has ones hands free while trekking.

Pick up points : The Explorers office (Churchgate) – Dadar Chitra Cinema – Diamond Garden, Chembur.

Booking Procedure:

For registration and queries give us a call on 022 22004774/5 or drop us an email at enquiries@theexplorersindia.com /theexplorersindia1990@gmail.com

Please note that the booking will be considered as confirmed only on the receipt of full payment.

The payment can be made either by cash OR cheque in favour of “The Explorers” OR you can deposit it in our bank account. Our bank details are as follows:

 

A/c name: The Explorers

Bank: Axis bank

A/c no: 233010200009157

IFSC code: UTIB0000233

Cancellation Policy:

Rs. 500/- out of the total amount payable is non refundable.

In case of cancellation done 2 days prior the trek we shall deduct 50% of the total amount payable shall be refundable.

In case of any cancellation done 1 day prior to the no refund is admissible.

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