Andharban Forest Jungle Trek

Charges 750/- per person. Join Mumbai's renowned trekking team Mischief Treks for an amazing experience at "Andharban". This Trekking event is safe and suitable for girls, women, kids, families, groups, and solo travelers coming alone. It is an easy-grade trek/trail near Mumbai/Pune/Nashik. Pickup and drop facility is available from Mumbai - Borivali, Goregaon, Andheri Sion, Chembur, Vashi, and Khargar.

andharban forest jungle trek

Andharban, which literally translates to Dark Forest, lives up to its name. The forest trail unwinds through several streams, waterfalls and giant trees. 13 kilometer jungle stretch located in the midst of Tamhini ghat with dense vegetation and beautiful flora. 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 the sightings of butterflies. The forest is surrounded by colourful butterflies, especially the Blue Mormons which is also known as the State butterfly of Maharashtra.

  • Venue: Mumbai - Andharban - Mumbai.

  • Address: Maharashtra.

  • Category: Easy-level trek/hike suitable for beginners.

  • Duration: One day trek

  • Height: 658 Meters / 2160 feet

  • Base Village: Pimpri

  • Batch Size: 25 Participants only
    (We do not take a crowd of 80-100 people on treks, it's against our safety policy.)

  • Fees: ₹750.00 per participant.
    (website booking discount)
    Rs.1100 750/- per person participants need to reach the base village in their own vehicle.
    Rs.1800 1600/- per person with a pickup and drop from Mumbai

Andharban Trek Dates:

If you want to trek on Sunday you need to select the date for Sunday. The travelling for Sunday trek starts on Saturday night 11 pm. यदि आप रविवार को ट्रेकिंग करना चाहते हैं, तो आपको रविवार की तारीख के लिए पंजीकरण करना होगा। ट्रेक के लिए यात्रा शनिवार रात 11 बजे से शुरू होगी। इसी तरह शनिवार की ट्रेक पर भी यही लागू होता है जिसमें आपको शुक्रवार की रात को शुरू करने की आवश्यकता होती है।

⚠️ Booking closes once seats are sold out, book well in advance to avoid missing out on the slots.

Andharban Trek - Major attractions:

  • The thrill of walking through the lush green grass and densely shaded cover of the forest

  • You will also encounter several unique flora and fauna, and several species of birds.

  • Views of the Kundalika Valley

  • Mesmerizing small and big streams of water and gushing waterfalls

  • Photography - be ready to get clicked.

  • All the "Masti" which is a USP of Mischief Treks.

Click here to view PHOTO ALBUM of previous Andharban : https://photos.app.goo.gl/nWyipAvcRVdScujB8

ITINERARY

Day 01: Saturday

Meeting point: Borivali - Sanjay Gandhi National Park Gate 10:00 PM

Travel by private bus

Pick up points: (Bus Live location will be shared on whatsapp group)

  • Departure from Borivli- SGNP 10.15pm

  • Pickup from Andheri -WEH metro signal

  • Pickup from Hotel Highway Gomantak, Bandra

  • Pickup from Dadar - Pritam Hotel

  • 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 couple of hours 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


Inclusions:

  • Transport -Andheri to Andheri via pvt bus

  • Breakfast

  • Evening snacks

  • Entry Charges

  • Toll, Parking, RTO permit

  • Safety Measures

  • Mischief Treks expertise charges.

Exclusions

  • 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

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


Caution:

  • Wear full clothes and do not use deodorant or perfume.

  • Do not carry - Jholas / sling bag / Trolley bag (This is a trek, not picnic)

  • Avoid wearing jewellery.

  • Consumption of alcohol or any narcotic substance is strictly prohibited.

  • It may rain, please pack your belongings accordingly. Cover your bags with rain cover.

How to Reach:

To get accurate travel info for reaching meeting point and then moving further to the Base village
1. Open Google search tab
2. Type the following words in search window "
My location to Andharban distance" -OR- Pimpri village near Tamhini Ghat.
3. You shall get the exact time required to travel, modes of travel, and distance (kilometers) from your location

IMPORTANT: Please make sure you are physically fit to complete the event and before registration, you have gone through all the details, Itinerary, FAQ, Points to note, About-Us, Fees, and Disclaimer. Do not register for events without reading and understanding the details mentioned on the event details page.

Points to Note and FAQ's

Following are the frequently asked questions regarding Andharban trek.

Q. How do I get all the details about the trek, like charges, meeting time, pickup time and location, inclusion, exclusion, things to carry, etc? Can someone read it out for me on phone?

Ans. All the details are mentioned on this page itself, once you scroll up you will all info on your screen. Sorry we do not verbally provide details on phone as it usually creates lot of misunderstanding and miscommunication. Also, its extremely important to read and understand all the details before you book the event so that you have absolute clarity. If something mentioned on this page is confusing , you can get clarity on chat by clicking on chat with us button on top. To discuss things that are not mentioned on this website we can arrange a callback from one of our trek leaders.

Q: I have booked/paid for the event, is my booking confirmed for the event?

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 at least 24 hours prior to the event. We do not allow anyone to the campsite until we have complete and authentic details of the person. This info is crucial in case of an emergency and is a mandatory KYC parameter. The link for the "personal details form" will be sent on WhatsApp immediately after you complete the booking instructions mentioned on the website. Submitting incomplete/incorrect/fake details in the form will make your booking invalid and no refund will be provided in such case.

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.

Q. If I have opted for "with transport", which vehicle will be provided?

Ans. Transport from Mumbai is generally provided by bus. The bus capacity varies with reference to participant count. 17 seater, 26 Seater, 32 seater etc .. , if the participant count is low we may opt for Qualis/Sumo/ Tavera for transport

Q. Does the cancellation policy/rescheduling policy apply to me if I book on event day or last day?

Ans: Yes, the policy is applicable irrespective of the booking date. The cancellation / reschedule policy is applicable to everyone with immediate effect from the date and time of booking. The refunds/rescheduling requests will be processed based on the date and time of cancellation/reschedule request sent to us and the date and time of booking the event are irrelevant.

Q. What is the basis of cancellation/reschedule policy in case of medical or personal emergency of participant or organizing team?

Ans: The cancellation policy is based on fairness towards the participant and the organizing team. In case of medical/personal emergency, the loss arising out of cancellation/reschedule will be borne by the respective person. i.e. if the organizing team faces an emergency situation and the event gets canceled, the participant will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if the participant faces an emergency situation, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss. The cancellation policy is designed with a completely unbiased approach towards the participant and organizing team and is aimed at fairness towards both.

Q. What if there is an issue with transport, i.e. the bus breaks down, AC is not working, tyre gets punctured? will we get a refund?

Ans. Mischief Treks as a team conducts treks only. All the support functions like transport, food etc are sourced from various other vendors to help the participants have it streamlined. Equipment failure can happen any time with any piece of machinery and we can try to get a replacement/repair from the vendor. This may consume time and the trek leader may decide to continue the trek as deemed fit to get the event completed. We as well as the participants have to bare with it. There are no refunds possible in such case. The Trek leader's decision to terminate the trek or continue the trek with available resources will be final and binding.

Q. We are coming by our own vehicle for the event, where should we reach for the event?

Ans. You need to reach the Meeting point at scheduled meeting time. This is where we will be meeting, from here you can follow our vehicles. You will be given exact coordinates after you finish booking formalities. We will be creating a WhatsApp group for coordination, you will be provided all relevant details in the group. Please do not be late, we cannot keep other participants waiting. If you are not able to reach on time you will be considered a Drop-Out and no refund will be provided in such case.

Q. How many people will be coming for the trek?

Ans. Depends on the number of people booking the event. Generally, the batch size is approximately 20-25 participants. It is a Public place and we have no access to data on other organizers' bookings hence we cannot comment on the exact number of people planning to visit this place on a given date.

Q. Is this Trek safe for solo participants?

Ans. Yes Trek is safe and comfortable. Mostly 40% of the participants come solo and blend in with the trek leaders and the rest of the group.

Q. Can kids participate in this event?

Ans. Age does not matter, Fitness and adaptation is extremely Important. Once we had a 4 year old girl who completed entire trek easily, and sometimes even 22-25 year old people cant complete 10% of the event . If you are planning to trek with a kid , I recommend you to go through this Check this Blog: https://www.mischieftreks.in/Blog/kids-trek-Maharashatra

Q. Is this Trek 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. How long is the Trek?

Ans. Normally it takes two hours to ascend and two hours to descend.

Q. Can we pay in cash or installment ?

Ans. Sorry we do not accept cash payments. For installment scheme you will have to pay one-time processing fee of Rs.500 per person.

Q. What is the last date of booking the Trek?

Ans. Bookings close once tickets are sold out. Ideally you need to book atleast 2-3 days in advance.

Q. How should I book the event?

Ans. All you have to do is press the book now button on this page and follow the instructions.

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. Will we be returning at exact time mentioned in the itinerary?

Ans. The Itinerary is for reference purpose only, it is based on average time taken during our previous events. Actual timeline for a particular date depends on Weather conditions, Traffic Conditions, Participants speed and endurance.

Non-Crowded Treks and Waterfall location Events

We at Mischief Treks do not believe in overcrowding our batches of treks and tours. Yes, we do keep getting requests to reduce our charges or provide discounts like others and increase the count of participants, But, Neyyyy... we won't do that. We believe in having a better and safe experience rather than following the crowd.

Cancellation, Rescheduling & Refund Policy.

  • 90% will be refunded if canceled 15 days (360+ hrs) in advance.

  • 75% will be refunded if canceled 10 days (240+ hrs) in advance.

  • 50% will be refunded if canceled 05 days (120+ hrs) in advance.

  • 0% refund if canceled in less than 05 days (120 hours) of the event date and time.

  • 0% refund if the participant drops out, misses bus pickup, or does not reach the meeting point on the scheduled date and time.

If the event itself gets canceled, you will be given the option to switch to any other event or any other date, Or you can opt for 100% refund. If you need to cancel your current booking and/or reschedule your booking to any other date, it can be done free of cost if the rescheduling request is sent 120 hours prior to the trek. From 0hrs - 120 hours prior to the trek date and time free rescheduling is not permitted. It will be counted as cancellation done in less than 120hours the of event date and time. It's a humble request, please do not give medical reasons, crib, argue or try to blackmail us if you drop out or cancel/reschedule the trek in the last 5days. The basis of the cancelation policy is to protect the participant and the organizers from undue financial losses arising out of unforeseen situations. If the event gets canceled due to the medical/personal emergency of the organising team member, the participants will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if there is a medical/personal emergency at the participant's end, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss.