Trek gradient: Easy-moderate. Mostly descending trails with a few flat walks.
Imagine yourself in the middle of dark jungles, finding routes, viewing valleys and crossing ghats, sound adventurous?? Yeah!!!! You’ll be doing all this at Andharban – The Dark forest Trek. This trek is majorly based on descending from the peak. It is one of the most stunning treks and there are lots of things to explore. You will be walking on a ridge that gives a scintillating view of the Kundalika Valley and the various mountain ranges of Tamhini ghat. While you’re trekking, there will be coverage of evergreen forests which covers you with a relaxing shade in the first half of the trek (6-8 kms).
The trail runs completely through a dense jungle and is far from any human habitation. Make sure you carry light snacks and enough water to last (at least 3 liters) as there are no sources of drinkable water along the route.
Being a jungle trek, Andharban offers views of flora and fauna, with several species of birds to be seen, such as the chaatak, the Malabar whistling thrush, dwarf kingfishers, and minivets among several others. The Indian Giant Squirrel has been seen around the area, although sightings are rare.
Reporting time 06.15 am
Departure from Pune by 06.30 am.
en route Halt for breakfast by 08.00 am.
Leave towards Andharban 8.30 a.m.
Reach Andharban 9.30 a.m.
Start trek towards Andharban 9.45 am
Exploring Forest and Going to Bhira.
Please carry some snacks for your trek as we won't get anything on the route ones started
Having food lunch by 4.30 pm
Leave towards Pune by 6.00 pm
Return to Pune by 9.00 pm.
Things To Carry
Haversack and Wind Cheater to keep hands free
Water Bottle 3 Litters. Personal medicines
Snugly fitting canvas shoes / Sports shoes, Torch with a spare set of batteries, Safety pins
Electoral Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder some snacks and biscuits
Good trekking shoes, Extra Pair of Clothes
Plastic bag to keep clothes dry.
RULES & NOTES
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
Sleeveless, Low neck, Figure hugging, Shirts/Tops, Short Pants, Hot Pant not allowed.
All our photos, walks are Eco-friendly, kindly take care of nature around us.
Respect the heritage and culture.
Do not litter, participants are requested to carry - - the waste back to the city and dispose of it in dustbins.