Andharban Trek

The Andharban Trek is a popular and scenic trekking trail located in the Sahyadri mountain range of Maharashtra, India. Known for its dense forests and mesmerizing landscapes, this trek offers a unique experience for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

The trek starts from the village of Pimpri, and as you venture into the trail, you'll be surrounded by lush greenery, towering trees, and cascading waterfalls. The highlight of the trek is the stretch known as the "Dark Forest," where the dense canopy of trees blocks out most of the sunlight, creating an eerie and captivating atmosphere.

As you make your way through the forest, you'll encounter various streams, rivulets, and small waterfalls, adding to the beauty of the trek. The trail gradually descends towards the Bhira Dam, offering breathtaking views of the valley below. The trek concludes at Bhira, from where you can return to Pune or Mumbai, feeling rejuvenated and with memories of an unforgettable adventure.

The Andharban Trek is considered moderately challenging, suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. It typically takes a full day to complete the trek, covering a distance of approximately 13 kilometers. The best time to undertake this trek is during the monsoon season when the forests are at their lushest and the waterfalls are in full flow.

Whether you're seeking solitude in nature, a thrilling hiking experience, or a chance to explore the wilderness, the Andharban Trek promises an incredible journey through one of Maharashtra's most captivating landscapes.

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1 Day
Group Size

From Base Village of Pimpri to Andharban

  • Start early from Pune or Mumbai and travel to the base village of Pimpri.
  • After a brief introduction and briefing by the trek leader, begin the trek.
  • Enjoy the picturesque trail through dense forests, with the soothing sound of chirping birds and gushing waterfalls in the background.
  • Reach the mesmerizing "Dark Forest" section, known for its thick foliage and enchanting atmosphere.
  • Take short breaks along the way to rest and capture the scenic beauty.
  • Continue the descent and witness the breathtaking views of the valley below.
  • Reach the Bhira Dam, where the trek concludes.
  • Board the arranged transportation and return to Pune or Mumbai, with beautiful memories of the Andharban Trek.

Please note that the actual itinerary may vary depending on the tour operator, weather conditions, and group preferences. It's always recommended to check with a reliable trekking agency for the most updated itinerary and safety guidelines.

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Please check the Inclusions and Exclusions before booking the trip. If you have any questions feel free to communicate with us.

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  • First Aid box
  • Trekking Equipments
  • Guide For Trekking
  • All Permits
  • Farewell dinner
  • Personal Expenses

“Unique and Immersive”

Reviewed 12th, July

I highly recommend the Andharban Trek to adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers. It offers a unique and immersive experience in the lap of nature. The memories and the sense of serenity from this trek will stay with me for a lifetime.

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“Mystical Realm”

Reviewed 11th, August

The highlight of the trek was undoubtedly the mesmerizing forest trail. As I descended into the deep forest, the surroundings transformed into a mystical realm. The dense foliage, towering trees, and the play of sunlight filtering through the leaves created an enchanting atmosphere. It felt like stepping into a different world altogether.

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The Andharban Trek is considered to be of moderate difficulty. While it doesn't involve steep ascents or technical sections, it can be physically demanding due to the long duration and constant descent through uneven terrain.

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The best time to undertake the Andharban Trek is during the months of monsoon (June to September) when the forest comes alive with lush greenery and numerous waterfalls. However, it's important to note that the trail can get slippery during this season, so caution is advised.

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The Andharban Trek is typically around 13 to 15 kilometers long, depending on the specific route and variations. The trek takes you through dense forests, waterfalls, and scenic valleys, offering a unique experience of walking through the "Dark Forest."

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No, camping is not typically part of the Andharban Trek. It is a one-day trek that starts at the base village and concludes at the Bhira Dam. However, some tour operators may offer camping options near the starting point or at nearby locations as an additional activity.

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It is recommended to hire a local guide or trek with a reputable trekking agency who can provide experienced guides familiar with the trail. As for permits, there are no specific permits required for the Andharban Trek. However, it's always advisable to check with the local authorities or tour operators for any necessary permissions or regulations.

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Some essential items to carry for the Andharban Trek include sturdy trekking shoes, comfortable clothing, a backpack, sufficient water, snacks, a raincoat or poncho (especially during the monsoon season), a personal first aid kit, insect repellent, and a camera to capture the beautiful surroundings.

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Yes, the Andharban Trek is suitable for beginners and first-time trekkers who have a reasonable level of fitness and stamina. However, it's important to be prepared and physically conditioned for the duration and terrain of the trek. It's also recommended to trek with a group or experienced individuals for added safety and guidance.

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While there are no specific age restrictions, it's important to consider the physical fitness and endurance level of participants, especially for long-duration treks. Children and elderly individuals should be accompanied by adults and assess their capabilities before attempting the trek.

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