Overview

Andharban Trek - The Jungle Trek From Mumbai / Pune

 

Andharban Trek distance: 13 km trail 
Andharban Trek duration: 5 to 7 hours hike
Andharban trek difficulty level: Moderate
Andharban trek endurance: Medium 


If you have been wanting to take a refreshing trek this monsoon, then get set for the Andharban trek! Andharban which in itself means the dark and dense forest is a lush green forest located in the Pimpri region of Pune, amidst the beautiful Sahyadri range.

What sets the Andharban monsoon trek apart is that it offers trekkers an experience of a deep jungle trek replete with beautiful views, gushing waterfalls, chirping of birds and misty, fogy trails. 

The Andharban forest trek also offers an enthralling view of the Kundalika Valley and many streams of water as well as waterfalls that make the trek all the more exciting. Witness the beautiful views of the Tamhini Ghat, enchanting flora and fauna, and species of birds such as the Dwarf Kingfisher, Malabar Whistling thrush and the Jacobin Cuckoo! 

Monsoon treks in Maharashtra are often planned by nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts to break away from the monotonous routine, soak in the blissful energies of the beautiful natural world and rejuvenate back to take on the world! 

One of the best monsoon treks near Mumbai and Pune, the Andharban trek is a delightful destination that all nature lovers shouldn’t miss out on. Hike the beautiful small hills and witness the foggy misty clouds right beside you as you trek. 

Did you believe that to experience gushing waterfalls, lush green patches, dense forests with rustling leaves and birds chirping all around, you have to visit North India or Northeast India? Well, no. You can indulge in a hike within your native state too. Maharashtra is blessed with the Sahyadri Range or the Western Ghats to allow trekkers or adventure enthusiasts like you to bask in nature's simplicity, beauty and tranquillity. Amidst these gigantic hills, you will come across Andharban – A trail that fits the bill of every nature wanderer and admirer.

“Andhar” means dark, and “Ban” means forests. Thus, this region stands true to its name, as the thick blanket of trees does not even allow the sun’s rays to penetrate. Located in Pimpri, in Tamhini Ghats of Maharashtra at an altitude of 2160 feet, at Andharban trek, you are in for spectacular views that are soothing to the eyes and therapeutic. Pimpri village is 16 km away from Pune. Hence, you can easily catch a flight and train to Pune if you are travelling from outside Maharashtra. If you are from Mumbai, you can easily find multiple trains and bus options at a convenient time. You can drive to Lonavala, which is 50 km away from Pimpri.

An unexploited trail a few years ago, but very much in demand and at the top of every hiker's bucket list today, Andharban’s trek distance is a 13 km trail (5 to 7 hours hike) with a moderate difficulty level. The best time to take this trail is pre-monsoon or monsoon (June to September) or winter (October to January).

The Andharban Jungle trek starts from Pimpri Dam, and it is advisable to begin the Andharban trek early at sunrise. The initial hike is a walk through the flat lands. On your way in the woods, you will be accompanied by poppy fields and farms, beautiful patches of blooming flowers such as lilies and several waterfalls and ponds. You can even plunge or walk through these water streams – Kundalika Valley while trekking through Andharban forest will not disappoint you. You will also encounter different species of birds, such as the Dwarf Kingfisher, Malabar Whistling thrush and the Jacobin Cuckoo! As you ascend, you will have yourself surrounded by foggy, misty and disappearing clouds at Andharban jungle trek. check our Lohagad Trek

You are stuck in a loop, a viscous digital circle. Break the monotony and pamper yourself with a magical trek arranged by nature with an overload of pure oxygen, the rhythm of the jungle and mesmerising landscapes. Be ready to skip a heartbeat and be in awe of nature’s aesthetics. 

Note: Lunch will be taken by 3 pm post completing the trek at the base camp.


Cost for Andharban Jungle Trek with T Trikon

  • Cost without transport: Rs. 999/- per person
  • Cost with transport from Pune: Rs. 1499/- per person
  • Cost with transport from Mumbai : Rs. 1699/- per person

 

1 Day Available on request Andheri East, Maharashtra
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  • Itinerary

    Boarding from Mumbai

    Day 0

    09:45 pm: Meet the Trikon Team at Bisleri Junction, Andheri (E)
    10:00 pm: Bus leaves from Andheri, Pickups on the way
    10:30 pm: Pickup from Pritam Hotel, Dadar (East)
    11:45 pm: Pickup from K Star Mall, Chembur
    11.15 pm: Pickup from Sec 17, Vashi (Below the flyover)
    11.40 pm: Pickup from Hotel 3 Star, Kharghar

    Day 1

    04:00 am: Reach Base Village and rest for sometime
    05:00 am: Breakfast & Freshen up at Base Village
    06:00 am: Reach Pimpri dam i.e the start point of our trek
    06:30 am: Commencement of the trek after briefing and a short introduction
    10:00 am: Reach Hirdi Plateau. Rest for sometime
    11:30 am: Start Trek toward Pimpri Dam
    03:00 pm: Reach Pimpri Dam and have late Lunch
    05:30 pm: Start return journey
    09:00 pm: Mumbai tentatively (Depends upon the traffic)


    Boarding from Pune

    Day 0

    11:45 PM: Meet the Trikon team @ Shivaji Nagar
    12:00 AM: Journey starts for Aadrai, Pickups on the way
    12:45 am: Pickup from Nashik Phata
    Overnight Journey in Bus

    Day 1

    04:00 am: Reach Base Village and rest for sometime
    05:00 am: Breakfast & Freshen up at Base Village
    06:00 am: Reach Pimpri dam i.e the start point of our trek
    06:30 am: Commencement of the trek after briefing and a short introduction
    10:00 am: Reach Hirdi Plateau. Rest for sometime
    11:30 am: Start Trek toward Pimpri Dam
    03:00 pm: Reach Pimpri Dam and have late Lunch
    05:30 pm: Start return journey
    09:00 pm: Mumbai tentatively (Depends upon the traffic)

    Inclusions/Exclusions

    What is included in the tour

    • Transport by Private Non Ac Bus from Andheri to Andharban base village and Andharban base village to  Andheri - by Pvt Non AC bus ( For Mumbai participants)
    • Travelling from Shivaji Nagar Andharban base village and Andharban base village to Shivaji Nagar - by Pvt Non AC bus ( For Pune participants)
    • Food: Breakfast & Veg Lunch at Andharban forest
    • Trikon Trekking Expertise Charges for well organised Andharban trek
    • 5% GST

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
    • Anything other than above-mentioned inclusions
    Highlights
    • Hypnotic Kundalika Valley View from Andharban 
    • Visit Tamhini Ghat on the way to Andharban 
    • Start and End Point of Andharban Trek is Pimpri Dam
    • Walk through dense and dark jungle of Andharban
    FAQs
    1. Where is Andharban Jungle?

    Amidst the Western Ghats of Maharastra, located in the Pimpri village of Tamhini Ghats, is the famed and the most walked-upon trail of Andharban. This dark and dense forest's beauty is camouflaged in greenery for any traveller to recognise it from afar. The starting point of this trek is from Pimpri Dam, making it the closest trek from Pune.

    1.  How far is the Andharban trek from Pune?

    The distance of the Andharban trek from Pune is approximately 70 km. Many buses and trains leave for Pune frequently. You can also catch a flight and reach Pune if you reside outside Maharashtra.

    1. How far is the Andharban trek from Mumbai?

    There are many hikes on the outskirts of Mumbai at a shorter travel distance, making treks from Mumbai accessible and easy for the residents. The distance of the Andharban trek from Mumbai is 140 km. One can board a bus or train or also drive to Lonavala. Andharban is only 50 km from Lonavala.

    1.  What is the best time to do the Andharban forest trek?

    It is ideal to explore the jungle when the air is frosty and cool. Therefore, you must take the Andharban forest trek during pre-monsoon or monsoon months (June to September) or winter (October to January).

    1. What is the entry fee for Andharban Trek?

    The entry fee for the Andharban jungle trek is INR 150 per person. But if you are travelling with T Trikon, the entry fee is included in our trek package.

    1. How long is the Andharban trek? How much time to take to ascend and descend?

    The Andharban monsoon trek is 13 km, and takes about 5 to 7 hours to complete the entire trail.

    1. How difficult is Andharban Trek?

    The difficulty level of the Andharban trek is moderate and is perfect for both beginners and experienced hikers.

    1. Can we do the Andharban trek on our own?

    Tagging along with a tour company will be beneficial as they are aware of all the routes and rest points. With a guide by your side, you get to visit all the spots and not get astray.

    1. Can I do the Andharban trek as I am a beginner?

    Yes, you can do the Andharban monsoon trek as a beginner if you are fit and healthy.

    1.  What shoes do I need to wear while trekking to Andharban – trekking or running shoes?

    Trekking shoes are specially designed to give a thick and comfortable sole and also help you hold a grip on slippery surfaces. Therefore, a trekking shoe will be the best choice during the monsoons.

    1.   What clothes should I wear while doing the Andharban trek?

    You must carry comfortable, rash and itch-free and breathable fabric material. A loose t-shirt and track pants or joggers would be preferred.

    1. How many participants will be there in one Andharban trek batch?

    T-Trikon's batch size for every trekking group varies from 10-15 travellers.

    1. Is alcohol and cigarettes allowed on the Andharban trek?

    Carrying or consuming alcohol, cigarettes or any other intoxicating substance is strictly prohibited for the health and safety of every traveller.

    Why is T Trikon the best hike group for Andharban Trek?:

    For any trek to be successful, all the basic and important amenities must be met. Whether it is clear and transparent coordination, timely pickup and drop or a safe trek, T-Trikon is an organised travel agency that ensures to make your time with us memorable.

    For years, we have organised this trek of like-minded people like you for Andharban Trek. Professional and expert trek leaders head each trip. Therefore, the most significant advantage you can avail of hiking with us, you will get to see all the worthy and attractive spots without a miss. We also ensure to begin and complete the trek on time and provide hygienic breakfast, lunch and sanitation facilities. You can trust us!

    Apart from the facilities, we guarantee that whether you are a solo traveller or a group, you are in for making lots of memories and unwinding with nature.

    IMPORTANT:

    • Avoid wearing precious Jewelry while trekking, as Trikon, won’t be responsible for any losses for the same.
    • 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. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.
    • Dear Trikoners, always remember SHOES are your best companion on a trek! Please wear a good pair of TREKKING SHOES and not sports or running shoes. Make sure they are durable and firm enough to withstand tough conditions. You can carry floaters to wear only after the trek is completed. Feel free to contact Trikoner buddies prior to the trek in case of any confusion..

    Fitness & Health

    Though trekking is a fun-filled activity, it demands a good amount of physical fitness. If you are under medication, please carry your medicines. During the trek, leaders will have over-the-counter medication for temporary treatment, so do give a heads up to them if you need any medical assistance.

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    Things to carry
    • Identity Card
    • 2 ltrs water
    • Trekking Shoes
    • Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
    • Snacks & biscuits
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Clean napkin or towel
    • Rain coat/ Poncho / Wind cheater (Avoid umbrella)
    • Haversack or backpack (No sling bags)
    • Camera (optional)
    • Please carry personal medicines if any
    • Hand Sanitizer
    Pickup point
    Bisleri Junction Andheri East, Sai Wadi, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India View on Map