Andharban Trek ..beautiful trek near mumbai | Trekking in Sahyadris | Part 13

Trek to Andharban

“Andharban”, the word Andhar-ban itself means dense dark forest. Andharban is one of the most beautiful trek in the Sahyadris. The best time to visit this place is during monsoon or post monsoon. In this trek, you descend for almost 4 hours and you are covered with dense forest and shade. En-route enjoy the waterfalls and awesome view of Kundalika valley. Here, one will be descending from Pune to Konkan.

Base Village : Pimpri
Range : Mulshi Taluka of Pune district
Grade : Medium, Endurance level : Medium Recommended for beginners under expert trek guide
Maximum Height : 2,100 feet at Pimpri as it is a full descend trek
Best Time : August to December i.e. Monsoon and post Monsoon.
Trek Distance : 13KM-descend trek

Views on the trail:

Beautiful views of Bhira dam backwaters
Independence point
Kundalika valley views
Crossing the streams and enjoying natural bath
Lots of Waterfalls across
Plus valley
Ghangad, Tailbaila, Sarasgad

How to reach – From Pune:
Pune – Piranghut – Mulshi – Tamhini ghat – Pimpri

ST Bus Route :
Lonavala to Bhaburde village by ST bus – 40 kilometers
Bhaburde to Pimpri village, walk or ask for lift lift – 13.6 kilometers

Things to remember :

Caution to be taken since trail is along the valley, so most of the time you are exposed on your left side.
Trail start at Pimpri dam and end at Bhira dam,its a one way descend trek.You should always start early so that you can exit the trail before its too dark.
As there are number of stream and waterfall crossing, please carry ropes and be in company of an experienced trekker.

Things to carry :

http://www.runcycletrek.com/hiking-trekking/what-to-carry-on-a-two-or-more-days-hike/
http://www.runcycletrek.com/hiking-trekking/what-to-carry-on-a-one-day-hike/

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