Trekking in Maharashtra is one of the best things that you can do. The green-clad hills of western ghats and the Sahyadris make up for great trekking routes through the forests and to the top, offering stunning views of the monsoon gifted area.
This monsoon special trek takes you through the most unique trekking experience of the region, the Andharban Forest. Literally meaning the 'Dark Forest', Andharban is famous amongst trekkers for the scenic views of the area, the beautiful dense foliage of the woods around and a breathtaking trekking experience on a ridge.
Starting from the Base Village of Pimpri, the trek begins from the Pimpri Dam and ends at the amazing Bhira Dam. Experience seeing some of the most amazing valleys that get a whole new shade of green and beauty in the monsoons, making the entire experience worth capturing.
About Andharban Forest Trek:
- Meet at the designated pickup point and start your journey to the base village of Pimpri.
- Get freshened up and have your breakfast at Pimpri, before getting a short briefing and introduction of the experience
- Start trekking from the Pimpri Dam and venture into the Andharban Forest.
- The trek distance will be 13 km.
- After a short lunch break, resume the trek to reach the Bhira Dam, which is the endpoint of the trek and from where you will get the return transfer to Mumbai
Pick-up Points for Andharban Jungle Trek:
11:45 pm: Chitra Cinema Dadar (East) (First Pickup Point)
12:05 am: K-Star Mall, Chembur (Second Pickup Point)
Andharban Trek Difficulty: Medium
Package Offers: Transport, Trekking, and Meals
Suitable for: Age group between 16 to 60.
Child Policy: Children are not allowed for the trek.
Please Note: Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed.
Begin by getting picked from your chosen pickup location at the night.
06:00 - Arrive at the base village of Pimpri early in the morning and get freshened up. Breakfast will be served shortly after.
07:00 - After a short session of briefing and introduction of the trek, you will start the hike to the woods of Andharban from the Pimpri Dam. You will get scintillating views of the Kundalika Valley and the various mountain ranges of Tamhini ghat
You will walk in the forests, going downhill for a while, before stopping for a short lunch break.
The trek then resumes and goes until you reach Bhira Dam in the late hours of the afternoon.
16:00 - From here, you will be transferred back to Mumbai through a bus.
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Rated : 5.0
it was an excellent trip.well organised. food was excellent
Rated : 5.0
For a long time I was planning to go for a trek but could not find the time. this independence day I just booked a trek to andharban trough this app. the place is wonderful I would say this is the best trek if you are a beginner. Going through dense forest through Giant waterfall and breathtaking scenery. This place Will defenately make you hungry for more of such beautiful exploration. Believe me it is lot better to go out and do something rather than just sleeping in weekends. Go Green.
Rated : 5.0
I was visiting my cousin in Pune for his birthday celebration and wanted to surprise him with some adventure outing. My colleague from Bangalore suggested me of this trekking expedition in Pune. I am really thankful to him for his suggestion as this trek was by far the most adventurous and fun trekking. I am not much of a trekking guy but this trek has definitely made me one now. We were picked up from the mentioned location and it was on time. We were 6 people who went on this trek. The beauty of this place just can’t be described in few words. We also made some new friends on this trek. Andharban can be best described as a heaven on earth. The scenic views with the laid back scenery will definitely mark a place in our hearts. The food provided was also good. We made few halts in between our trek to catch up some breath. We also made some new friends there during the trek. Just be a little cautious for your own safety during the trek. Gaurav our birthday boy was happy as well. After all it was his birthday and we had to make it special. After our amazing adventure we returned back to Mumabi. All together great experience and fun. Would love to visit again and recommend as well.
Rated : 5.0
One of the best trekking adventure so far. It was very well organized must say. From our pick up to the whole trek we had the best times of our life. We met few other people who were very friendly as well. We started out trek through the scenic beauty of the grounds. Trust me guys it was really beautiful. Most of the parts were dense jungle throughout our trek. The vast greenery was something which I will never forget. Another best thing was that everything was on time and so we did not had to worry about anything. Loved it. I would definitely recommend to the ones who are looking for an adventure.
Rated : 5.0
Very good trip. Nicely managed.
Rated : 5.0
Great experience and awesome scenery at the plateau. Even the dinner hosted by the local family was amazing.
Rated : 5.0
Awesome experience :) .. Surely returning for another trip
Rated : 4.0
This was my first trek in Pune. The trek matched the itinerary as mentioned above, except that our return was delayed by an hour. The trek crew was knowledgable and helpful. They knew the area well and came in well prepared. Food and snacks provided were good. Overall, the experience was amazing and I will go again.
Rated : 4.0
It was a great trek, loved it. Must visit place for the trekkers who are looking for some adventure. Our pick up was on time and so was our day. We trek through the verdant green forest and the quaint zig zag roads. The best part was the sky that was just giving us the best view together with the scenery. Breakfast and snacks were good. Nice one!
The Andharban Trek is around 13 kilometers long trek right from its starting point which is Pimpri Dam which ends at the Bhira Dam. It takes around 12 hours to finish the trek including each and every activity of the trek and meal time as well. The trek is long but one can easily climb it with the guidance and instruction of the trek leader.
The best time to plan a trip for Andharban Trek is in the pre-monsoon and monsoon season that is from June to September end. During this time the beauty of the forest is at its peak and due to heavy rain the seasonal waterfall also becomes attractive points for the tourists.
You can also visit Ansharbhan after the monsoon season because the forest remains densely populated with beautiful greenery and cloudy mountains which makes it perfect to visit.
The Andharban trek is located almost 50 kilometers away from the south of Lonawala. It is easy to reach Andharban from Lonanwala by roadways by renting a car or private vehicle which will drive you through the Pune Mumbai national highway to the Andharban Trek location. This journey will nearly take about 1 hour 20 minutes to make you reach the trek point.
Yes, The pick and drop facilities are included in the Andharban Trekking package. The Andherban trek package offers two pickup points to the customers from which they can choose any one pick up point to get on for the trek
First pick up point details - 11:45 pm: Chitra Cinema Dadar (East) - Customers are requested to reach the pick up point at least before 15 minutes.
Second Pick up Point Details. 12:05 am: K-Star Mall, Chembur (Second Pickup Point) - Customers are requested to reach the pick up point before 15 minutes.
The total calculated distance of andharban trek is nearly about 13 kilometers. The whole trek is full of adventure spots and waterfalls which make the journey amazing and thrilling. The whole trek includes various sightseeing points in between and it takes around 9 hours to complete the whole trek.
The Andharban forest trek is not easy and not so difficult as it requires a strong physical strength to trek down the mountains, sloppy hills and river streams which makes it a bit challenging. The forest trek becomes challenging as it includes a dense forest drive as the food is not easily available and it needs to be carried along.
The forest trek also requires permission from the forest department officer after that only one can enter the forest for any purpose rather it is trekking or camping. A professional guide is also required with a bundle of experience who can actually help the beginners to trek.
The andharban trek is safe to trek as all the safety precautions are taken care of by expert trekking operators. The trek leaders ensure the trekkers to follow all the safety parameters of the trek and dos and don'ts as well.
We Thrillophilia as the company also make sure to brief our customers about the trek and its each and every detail right from the head to toe so that each and every trekker should be aware of the situation they are going through. The trek leaders are all experienced and capable of handling any medical situation in case it is required.
Yes, The Andharban forest trek and Andharban Jungle is Trek is almost the same as the forest trek and jungle trek means that a trek which will go through the dense jungle / forest of Andherban. The andharban forest and jungle trek can have different starting points but the difficulty levels and the checkpoints are mostly common in both the treks which also makes them similar to each other.
Yes, It is a completely safe trek for the solo travellers and female travellers because the andharban trek is a group trek which is only done in groups, So if you are booking this package for yourself then you will be included in a group of trekkers. The whole group treks together and the tour operators take care of each and every trekker during the trek with responsibility.
You can get to Andharban Trek from Mumbai via Roadways easily. If you are travelling from Mumbai then you can reach the andharban through your private car or a rental car or a local bus via Mumbai Bangalore National highway which will take you directly to the pimpri village crossing lonavala which is the start point of the trek .
The total distance from Mumbai to Andharban trek is nearly 130 Kilometers and it will almost take 4 hours to cover this distance by car or bus.
You can get to Andharban Trek from Pune via roadways easily. If you are travelling from Pune then you can reach the Andharban through your private car or a rental car or a local bus via Mulshi Road or Tamhini road which will take you directly to the Pimpri village which is the start point of the trek.
The total distance from Pune to Andharban trek is nearly 72 Kilometers and it will almost take 2 hours 30 minutes to cover this distance by car or bus.
No, It is strictly not allowed to smoke or drink any sort of alcoholic beverages on the Andharban trekking tour. As per the safety and security guidelines advised by the government, it is not allowed to do any type of smoking or drinking of alcohol on this tour.
As it is a group tour and smoking and drinking can also affect the other trekkers or customers that's why we also not recommend the consumption of alcohol and smoking.
The minimum level of fitness required to trek the Andharban jungle is advised like: Any person who is having any sort of breathing problems, asthmatic problem or any joints related issues in the knees are not found fit to trek. Every person should have general fitness to trek the Andharban Jungle like basic stamina and a normal Blood pressure level.
The age limit advised by our trek operators for Andharban trekking tour is likely to be any individual who is below 16 years of age is strictly not allowed to trek the andharban jungle and any individual above the 60 years of age is not allowed to trek the Andharban jungle as well. Childrens upto the age of 0-16 years are strictly prohibited not to do this trek.
There is no such dedicated toilet available on Andharban trek. We advise our customers to carry the toiletries like napkins, tissue paper, and face wash so that they can help themselves out in nature.
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