Andharban forest trail - Darkness Abound
| 50 Shades of Monsoon | Dark Forest | Blue Mormons | Giant Trees | Waterfalls and Streams | Misty Meadows | Bhira Dam |
Type : Forest trail
Region: Tamhini Ghat, Kundalika
Date: August 31st | September 08th.
13 kilometer jungle stretch located in the midst of Tamhini ghat with dense vegetation and beautiful flora. Andharban, which literally translates to Dark Forest, lives up to its name. The forest trail unwinds through several streams, waterfalls and giant trees. The trail offers some of the most spectacular views of Kundalika valley and surrounding mountain ranges within Tamhini ghat.
The major attraction of the forest is sightings of butterflies. The forest is surrounded by colourful butterflies, specially the Blue Mormons which is also known as the State butterfly of Maharashtra.
Come savour the beauty of dark with Mischief Treks along with oodles of monsoon masti.
Day 01: Saturday
Meeting point: Andheri Hare Rama Hare Krishna Restaurant near Western express Highway @ 11:00 PM
Travel by private bus
Pick up points:
Departure from Andheri (meeting point)
Pickup from Hotel Highway Gomantak, Bandra
Pickup from Sion
Pickup from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Statue , Chembur
Pickup from Sec 17, Vashi (Below the flyover)
Pickup from Hotel 3 Star, Kharghar
Overnight journey to the base village (Pimpri)
(We will be creating whatsapp group one day prior to the event for coordination)
Day 02: Sunday
05:00 am: Reach base village and freshen up.
06:00 am: Breakfast and tea, Introduction.
07:30 am: Start the trail.
01:00 pm: Halt for lunch.
03:00 pm: Reach end point of the trail, Bhira Dam.
Freshen up and explore Bhira Dam.
04:30 pm: Proceed towards Mumbai.
Evening refreshments enroute
Reach Mumbai around 09:30 PM depending on traffic
- Transport -Andheri to Andheri via pvt bus
- Morning Breakfast (Day 2)
- Evening refreshment
- Entry Charges
- Toll , Parking, RTO permit
- Safety Measures
- Mischief Managed Expertise
- Lunch for Sunday
(as we will be in mid of jungle its not possible to arrange for lunch hence participants need to carry lunch with them)
- Any other expenses that are not mentioned above
IMP : Please make sure you are physically fit to complete the event and have gone through the disclaimer and FAQ / Points to note
Things to carry :
- Identity proof
- Good trekking shoes and extra pair of floaters
- Mosquito / Insect Repellants
- Torch with extra batteries (compulsory)
- Extra pair of clothes
- Water (minimum 2 ltrs) Compulsory
- LUNCH FOR SUNDAY (Compulsory)
- Some ready to eat food like biscuits, plum cake etc.
- Medicines (if you need any), Glucon D / Electrol / Enerzyl Powder (We will have a basic first aid kit with us)
- Toiletries, Cap / Scarves and Sunglasses
- Rain gear windcheater / raincoat / poncho
- Haversack to put all your things
You donot carry:
- Jholas / sling bag.
- Please avoid wearing Jewelry.
- Alcohol or any narcotic substance.
- Wear full clothes.
- Avoid wearing jewellery.
- Consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited.
- It is going to rain. Please pack your belongings accordingly. Cover your bags with rain cover.
Points to Note and FAQ's
Q: I have booked/paid for the event, is my booking confirmed ?
Ans. No ! , your booking can become invalid if you do not submit the "Most Important Details" required for emergency situations. For any Trek/Adventure event the organizers need to have your details atleast 24 hours prior to the event. We do not allow anyone to campsite until we have complete and authentic details of the person. This info is crucial in case of emergency, and is a mandatory KYC parameter. The link for the "personal details form" will be sent along the ticket confirmation email. Submitting incomplete/incorrect/fake details in the form will make your booking invalid and no refund will be provided in such case.
Q. We are coming by our own vehicle for the event, where should we reach ?
Ans. We would not suggest you to bring own vehicle because this event is from point A to point B. Your are required to have a driver who can pick you up from point B location which is 40 km away.
Q. How do we get in touch after reaching meeting point ?
Ans. we will be creating a whatsapp group for coordination where you will be provided all the necessary information regarding contact person, exact point to meet etc..
Q. How many people will be at the coming for this trek ?
Ans. Depends on number of people booking the event. Generally the batch size is approximately 25 participants.
Q. Is it safe for solo participants?
Ans. Yes, mostly 30% of participants come up solo and blend in.
Q. Is it safe for girls?
Ans. Mischief Treks has a track record of making our trekking and camping events extremely safe for girls. Normally 60 – 75 % of our participants are females.
Q. Why is submitting emergency contact details and KYC information mandatory?
Ans. Its a standard protocol and also a guideline by Govt of India. We are accountable for every "Human-Body" present at our campsite or trek is our responsibility and in case of any unfortunate event we will be asked by authorities to provide all relevant information about you. In order to comply with the authorities we have to take authentic information from you. Fake/Incomplete information or non-submission of the details will make your ticket (paid amount) invalid and no refund will be provided in such case. You will not be allowed to participate in the event.
90% will be refunded if cancelled 15 days in advance.
75% will be refunded if cancelled 10 days in advance.
50% will be refunded if cancelled 05 days in advance.
25% will be refunded if cancelled 03 days in advance.
0% refund if cancelled within 72 hours of the event date and time
Disclaimer : The participants who wish to reach the event starting point in their own vehicle have to reach the meeting point at given time, post that organisers may go out of network range and wont be able to assist. In such situation the organiser shall not be liable for any inconvenience what-so-ever and the participants will be considered as dropouts against which no refund will be made. The organiser reserves the right to make necessary change in itinerary at any time before or during the event based on situation at hand. Trek leaders decision will be final and binding, no arguments will be entertained. During the event if any participant or group does not follow safety instructions and indulges in acts that lead to physical harm, or gets lost in the forest / mountain the organisers will not be held liable for it. Tickets can be cancelled 7 days prior to the event and 90% amount will be refunded. No refund will be made in case a person misses the train/bus mentioned in the itinerary. All participants are deemed to be physically fit for the event. In case a participant decides to dropout during the event he/she has to bear the extra cost of arranging his/her return. This cost will be charged at-actual-basis. If the event gets cancelled due to natural calamities, rains, landslide, snowfall, avalanche only 50% refund will be made. Stay options mentioned in the itinerary are subject to natural conditions i.e tents cant be pitched if rains and/or rain storm is being predicted. In such cases an attempt will me made to provide shelter for the night. Food during the trekking and camping events is sourced locally from villages and we put in our best efforts to provide the best, participants should acknowledge the fact that remote village people are not trained for catering services and our expectations should be accommodating. MischiefTreks has a reputation of providing memorable experience for trekkers and adventure lovers our events are not deigned for tourists or fussy people. Trekking and camping belong to Adventure Sports industry where the participants are part of a "team", there are no waiters, caterers, guests/clients.