About the activity:
Andhar means Darkness and Ban stands for dense jungle, so the word Andharban literally means The Dense Dark Forest. The intimidating factor of this 13km long trek has to be the hardcore jungle cover over your head. A major portion of this trek route involves walking through this denseness. The start point of this trek ie Pimpri dam begins in bright daylight which keeps on fluctuating as we keep entering the dense part of the forest and out, this only adds up to the magic that this place has to offer.
With the onset of monsoons, this trail becomes a denser and greener, with waterfalls all along. Best suited during monsoons and winters, this trek can also be done in summer. The trek concludes at yet another dam called the Bhira dam which is also the source of the Kundalika river which is famous for its White Water Rafting. 30% of the trek is all descend and remaining is normal walking. While on the route we can see the beauty of places like Ghangad, Tailbaila, Sarasgad, Plus valley, Tamhini ghat, Kundalika valley. If time permits after the trek we will be also visiting the famous Ganesh Temple at Pali.
Day 1 -
Meeting point :
05:50 am – Pritam Hotel Dadar.
The pickup points will be as follows :
06:15 am – Yogi Hotel , Diamond Garden , Chembur.
07:00 am – Vashi below Main Birdge.
07:30 am – McDonald, Kalamboli, Panvel.
08:00 am – Breakfast at Lonavala.
10:00 am – Reach Pimpri dam ie the start point of our trek.
10:30 am – Commencement of the trek after briefing and a short introduction.
01:30 pm – Lunch at Hirdi village.
02:15 pm – Continuing with the trek.
05:00 pm – Reach Bhira dam ie the End point of our trek.
10:00 pm – Mumbai tentatively.
Mumbai to Mumbai transportation
Guide and expertise charges
Travelling from Dadar to Dadar by Private NON AC Bus
Id Proof Compulsory
Track Pant and T-shirt
Dry Food (snacks)
Flashlights with extra batteries
Personal Medicines / First Aid Kit
Cap, goggle, Sun screen etc
Trekking shoes / Good grip sport shoes (compulsory)
Electrol powder / Glucon D / Tang
Water Bottle (2 litres)
Towel / Napkin and Sanitary Kit
Extra pair of clothes.
Mumbai Route : Dadar – Vashi _ Kalamboli- Lonavla –Pimpri dam
Return Journey Via Khopli : Bhira Dam- Pali – Khopoli – Kalamboli – Vashi – Dadar
Pune Route : Pune people can join us at Lonavala (Kumar resort). And return journey drop at Khopoli satation.
This activity can be availed as a private or group tour
If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.
The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Thrillophilia