One of the most favourite treks amongst all nature lovers, “Andharban” as the word suggests literally means “dark forest.” Completely covered by lush forest cover, this is a different trek as it is a one-way trek.It is a combination of spectacular views of the Tamhini Ghat and Kundalika Valley and numerous chilling waterfalls. Mostly a descending trek which starts at an elevation of 2160 ft, the trek starts at the Pimpri Village and ends at the Bhira dam, Patnus.
Where is it? : Pimpri village (65 kms from Pune)
How long does it take to reach? : 3 hours by road
How long is the trek? : 14kms
How long does it take to complete the trek? : 6 to 7 hours
How hard is the trek? : Moderate
What’s the best season to visit? : All year long: Summers/Winters- Night treks, Monsoons- One day treks
This beautiful uninhabited forest trek is divided into 3 parts.
The first part is a trail through thick and dense jungle. It is a treat for nature lovers with the rich flora and fauna flourishing in this region. Several species of are spotted- the chaatak, the Malabar whistling thrush, dwarf kingfishers, and minivets being the commonly seen ones. The Indian Giant Squirrel can be spotted, though rarely. The trail is marked by white ribbons tied to nearby trees at regular intervals. It is advised you hire a guide if you’re not a frequent trekker in this region as losing your way through the confusing diversions is very probable.
The second part of the trek is full of sparkling cascades. Moments under the crystal clear waterfalls instill a refreshing energy for the rest of the trek. You need to cross a number of streams with the help of ropes, this is a different memorable experience altogether.
The last part of this enthralling trek is a continuous descend through plains, rocks and paddy fields. As we walk further, the descend gradually flattens and we are greeted by small huts and lodges towards the end. The trek finally ends at the Bhira Dam in the village of Patnus.
What do you need to carry? : Water (at least 3l), dry snacks to have on your way at the trek, shoes, full clothes, a change of clothes.
- Carry a BSNL sim card, network issues prevail in this area
- Carry white ribbons to mark the trail for the rest of your group to avoid losing your way
Trekfit Adventures can help you organize this trek for a group of 10 members or more.
What all do we, at Trekfit, provide you with?
- Private Bus travel
- Breakfast & tea
- Entry fee
- First aid
- Fun games during the bus journey
- Local Guide charges
- Expertise from our team
- Information on different treks, travel trips, jungle safaris and much more!