Discover Wild Andharban - The Dark Dense Jungle Hike

Discover Wild Andharban - The Dark Dense Jungle Hike

 

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About The Event

Can you keep yourself away from social media for two days? Because from the moment you get into the forest like Andharban and till the time you get out you will be pleased not to have dithered by technology, for the forest will speak to you in a language that most fail to understand. 

Andharban – Literally translates to the dark forest, where dark symbolizes the dense part of the forest. 

Location: Tamhini Ghat is the stretch between Kolad and these backwaters. The gradual climb opens the doors to a different world of green velvety carpets, gushing streams, dark grey clouds stooping low, and the occasional waterfalls.
The rains turn the parched land into a carpet of green with plants and flowers in full bloom such as Impatience, Gloriossa suparba, Karvi and wild turmeric. The hills stretch towards the skies like giant walls, partly covered by mist. The wildlife species found here are Danaid Eggfly, Blue Pansy, Rat snake, Green vine snake, Tree snake, Wild hare, Wild boar, Civet cat, mouse deer etc. Bird species – Scarlet minivet, Shikra, Mottled wood owl, Malabar grey hornbill.

Trek Plan 
Saturday: Ghangad fort trek – Medium Difficult – 5 hours hiking
Sunday: Andharban Trek – Medium Difficult – 5-6 hours hiking

Saturday Day 1: Warm up trek to Ghangad Fort - Ghangad fort - A small watch tower fort built to guard ghat routes in the past, tucked away into the interiors of the magnificent Lonavala region.
Trekking time: 5 hours – to summit and back.
Difficulty level – (Medium – With monsoon season, otherwise easy)
We will have lunch on our way to the campsite.
5:00 pm – Reach campsite, tea and snacks will be served.
6:00 pm – Set up tents 
8:30 pm – Dinner
10:30 pm – Hit the sack 

Day 2: Wakeup call at 6 am
7:00 – 8:00 am – Get ready and Have breakfast.
A 13 km long uphill trek awaits for us.
9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Andhaban Trek
3:00 pm – Lunch and departure for Pune. 
Reach Pune by 7:00 pm.

Trip Duration: 2 days 1 night.
Cost: Veg INR 2300 per person.
Non Veg 2500 per person.
Minimum age 12 years.
Trek difficulty: Medium

Trip includes:

• Travel and toll: Pick up and drop off from our selected pick up points.
• Meals covered on the trip: Dinner on day 1, breakfast and lunch on day 2.
• Camping gear – Sleeping bags, air pillows. (You can also carry your own bedding, one blanket per person compulsory)
• Camping in shared basis - 3 people per tent.
• Mineral water for drinking.
• Tour guides and camp leaders all along the trip.
• Medical assistance if required.

Trip excludes: 

• Personal expenses (beverages, snacks, equipment)
• Personal medication 
• Breakfast and lunch day one and anything else besides breakfast and lunch on day 2. 

Things to carry: Its monsoon season, be prepared to get wet in the rains. 
Full body clothing, jackets, track pants, pullovers.
Good hiking or sports shoes
Caps and Hats
Sunglasses and sunscreen
Hand Towel 
Munchies and personal snacks
Personal medication
Camera (optional)
Binoculars (optional)
Shawl (optional)
One liter water bottle
Blanket or bed sheet.

IMPORTANT: 

Please take care of all your belongings.
Notify us immediately in case of any medical emergency.
Anyone found under the influence of drugs or narcotics will be requested to leave the trip immediately, without any refund.
Adventure camping and outdoor sports/ recreation is purely for nature lovers and not for party groups; we respect nature and do our best to spread the awareness about wilderness preservation. 
Campsites stay requests all enthusiasts to maintain silence post 11:00 pm

Bookings and enquiry please contact Rohan: 7350064961

Thank you,

Team Rivers and Ridges

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