The Dark Forest - Andharban Trek

The Dark Forest - Andharban Trek


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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 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.

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. 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.

Date : 18th September 2016.
Type : Valley/Dense Jungle Trek.
Range : Mulshi, Pune.
Base Village : Pimpri (Tamhini Ghat).
Grade : Medium.
Height : 2,100 feet Approx (Start point).
Trek Distance : 13KM (Roughly 6-7 hours to complete)

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Itinerary :
Meeting point :
05:50 am – Pritam Hotel Dadar.
The pickup points will be as follows :
06:15 am – Yogi Hotel , Diamond Garden , Chembur.
07:00 am – Vashi below Main Birdge.
07:30 am – McDonald, Kalamboli, Panvel.
08:00 am – Breakfast at Lonavala.

10:00 am – Reach Pimpri dam ie the start point of our trek.
10:30 am – Commencement of the trek after briefing and a short introduction.
01:30 pm – Lunch at Hirdi village.
02:15 pm – Continuing with the trek.
05:00 pm – Reach Bhira dam ie the End point of our trek.
10:00 pm – Mumbai tentatively.

Cost : 1250rs per person.

Mumbai Route :
Dadar – Vashi _ Kalamboli- Lonavla –Pimpri dam
Return Journey Via Khopoli :
Bhira Dam- Pali – Khopoli – Kalamboli – Vashi – dadar

Pune Route :
Pune people can join us at lonavala (Kumar resort).
And return journey drop at khopoli satation.

Inclusions :
Travelling from Dadar to Dadar by Private NON AC BUS.
Safety and First aid.
Guide and Professional Expertise.
Mapping Journeys charges.

Exclusions :
Meals during travel.
Personal expenses.
Insurance of any kind .
Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses.
Any item not covered under “inclusions. 

Smoking and consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited for this event. For confirmation of the seat, full amount needs to be deposited prior to the event. Prior to making any payments please confirm about the seat availability.