Join Andharban Jungle trek from Mumbai having difficulty level Easy, Distance 12Km, during the best time to visit July to October in a Non-Crowded Batch. Andharban trek starting point is at distance of 130 Kilometers from Mumbai, 136 KM from Thane, and 108 KM from Navi Mumbai. Once you start trekking you have to cover a distance of 12-kilometer hike which will take about 5 to 6 hours and is considered as easy grade trek. Infact its more of a hike and not exactly a trek. The best time to opt for this adventurous forest trail is from July to October when it rains during the monsoon season. The true essence of Andharban is "Andhar" i.e. Dark, and "Ban" which in Hindi means Forest. The expert trek leaders who have lead several batches of this trek for Mischief Treks recommend to visit here only when the trees are lush green and creating a dense cover over the land which makes a person feel as if its dark outside. The name Andharban is derived from the illusion of darkness created by dense trees that block the sunlight completely. Andharban is located in Tamhini Ghat of Raidad District in Maharashtra.

At Mischief Treks, we make sure you're with a group of friendly and respectful fellow participants, so you have a better trekking experience. Its important to note, there are various categories of trek organisers in Maharashtra, Some are purely focused on gathering huge number people who are low-cost seekers into one group. On the other hand, Mischief Treks is on top priority for those who wish to spend the day with quality crowd and a limited batch-size of friendly and respectful fellow participants and expert Trek Leaders who are well trained and professional. In Mumbai most of the solo female travelers prefer Mischief Treks due to the team's reputation about safety and security.

During this trek you will walk through thick forests, see waterfalls, walk across streams, and get to look at some beautiful views of the mountains and valleys. You'll also see lots of different plants and various types of butterflies like the Blue Mormon, which is very special in Maharashtra. Andharban has a diverse flora, fauna, and bird species like 'chatak' (Pied Crested Cuckoo), Indraraj (Malabar whistling thrush), and dwarf kingfishers. Rarely, the Indian Giant Squirrel appears. 

Andharban Jungle Trek Summary

Height/Altitude 658 Meters / 2160 feet
Base Village Pimpri, Tamhini Ghat.
Best Time to Visit July to October
Difficulty Level Easy ( Click Here )
Trek Route Length 12 Kilometers 
Distance from Mumbai 136 KM
Batch Size 20 Participants
Organised By Mischief Treks
Charges INR 750.00 Onwards
Transport/Travel Mumbai Pickup available


Overnight Trek 07 Jun, 07 Jun, 08 Jun, and more Borivali, Maharashtra
What makes this event special
  • The thrill of walking through the lush green grass and densely shaded cover of the forest
  • You will also encounter several unique flora and fauna, and several species of birds.
  • Views of the Kundalika Valley
  • Mesmerizing small and big streams of water and gushing waterfalls
  • Experience the beauty of the Tamhini Ghat region, known for its scenic charm.
  • Challenge yourself with varied terrains, including steep descents and rocky pathways.
  • Traverse through the breathtaking landscapes of the Western Ghats

Andharban Forest Jungle Trek by Mischief Treks from Mumbai

Andharban Forest Jungle Trek 2024 by Mischief Treks from Mumbai, Copyright: Mischief Treks. Source: www.mischieftreks.com

Charges and Travel Options for Andharban Jungle Trek:

Option A: INR 750.00
Participants need to reach the base village in their own vehicle. We will be sharing GPS locations and directions/instructions on the WhatsApp group.

Option B: INR 1200.00
Bus Pickup/Drop from Mumbai included. 

⚠️ Eligibility Condition:

Participants need to "Read" and "Understand" the Details, FAQ's, Inclusions, Important Note, About-us, etc... Before considering to be apart of our group for this event. Do not book this event if the details and points mentioned are not agreeable to you.

Booking closes once slots are sold out.

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Dates and Rates
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  • Sorry no more public batch Events available. You could get in touch with us at mischieftreks@gmail.com if you'd like to make a private batch booking.
  • Itinerary
    Timeline of the event.

    Meeting Point:
    Bus Pickup: Borivali (SNGP) - 10:00 pm
    Self Drive: 
    Those coming by own car need to reach Khargar by 06:25 am and follow our vehicle till trek location (Those travelling by own vehicle to the base village).  
    Three hours prior to the event date and time, we will be creating a WhatsApp group for coordination purposes. Exact GPS locations for each pickup point, coordinator contact, Live location of bus, etc will be shared in the group.

    Bus Pickup points

    • 10:00 PM: Borivali National park
    • 10:15 PM: Goregaon
    • 10:30 PM:  Andheri
    • 10:45 PM:  Bandra
    • 11:00 PM:  Sion
    • 11:10 PM: Chembur
    • 11:35 PM: Vashi 
    • 11:45 PM: Kharghar 

    Plan for the Andharban Forest Trek

    • 05:00 am: Reach base village and freshen up. 
    • 06:00 am: Breakfast and tea, Introduction. 
    • 07:30 am: Start the trail. 
    • 01:00 pm: Halt for lunch.
    • 03:00 pm: Reach end point of the trail, Bhira Dam.
    • Freshen up and explore Bhira Dam.
    • 04:30 pm: Proceed towards Mumbai. 
    • Evening refreshments enroute 
    • Reach Mumbai around 09:30 PM depending on traffic

    Note: Even the most "Easiest" trek is basically a TREK and not a tour or picnic. Its impossible for an Unfit person to complete even 50 percent of the easy trek. He/she may feel that the easy grade trek is actually words most "Difficult " trek. Please make sure you are fit to trek before booking. To understand What is Trek ( click here)


      What we'll give. What we won't

      What is included in the tour

      • Pickup and drop from Mumbai 
        ( If opted for )
      • Breakfast and Tea
      • Lunch - Veg and Jain Food
      • Govt / Local Body Charges as applicable
      • Trek expertise charges
      • Basic First Aid

      What is NOT included in the tour

      • Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
      • Any other expenses that are not mentioned above.
      Things to Carry
      1. Identity proof.
      2. Reliable shoes with Good grip and extra pair of floaters.
      3. Water (minimum 2 Ltrs) Compulsory.
      4. Rain gear - windcheater/raincoat/poncho.
      5. Extra pair of Clothes.
      6. Keep your phone fully charged.
      7. Mosquito repellent (optional)
      8. Some ready-to-eat food like biscuits, plum cake, etc to keep your tummy happy.
      9. Medicines (if you need any), Glucon D / Electrol / Enerzyl Powder (We will have a basic first aid kit with us).
      10. A haversack to put all your things. Your hands need to be free while trekking. 
      11. And most imp thing, carry lot of enthusiasm and team spirit.
      Important Note
      • Please do not apply to join our group if the terms and details mentioned on this page are not agreeable to you.
      • Fitness: Please make sure you are Physically Fit to complete the event and BEFORE Booking you have gone through all the details, FAQ, Points to note, About Us, and Disclaimer.
      • Food: The food during the event is home cooked food provided by local villagers living in tribal (Aadivasi) region. If you are choosy, cranky and grumpy about food, please avoid joining this event.
      • Transport: Mischief treks does not own busses, Jeeps, Trains, or Flight. The transport options are hired by us just like people hire Ola/Uber/Auto/Taxi/Train. Any issues regarding the transport vehicles need to be addressed to concerned transport service provider. Pickup-and-Drop for the event is arranged only as "help"  towards common means to travel together, Mischief Treks does not provide transport services or takes any liability regarding the same. Our role and responsibility starts from base village where the trek conducted by us begins. 
      • Trekking Shoes: Wear reliable shoes with good grip, the sole of the shoe gets ripped off if the shoe is not in good condition. 
      • About us: Don't forget to check the About-Us page if you are new to trekking in Maharashtra. 
      • Punctuality: In any adventure or sport event punctuality and discipline is utmost important. If you are late in catching the train/bus/cab, you will miss-out the pickup and will be considered dropout. If you are travelling in your vehicle, you may miss joining the group you are late. This is a group event and will not be personalized as per your timing.
      • Discounts:  To be honest, Discounts and coupon codes are just a marketing trick to fool people. No one offers something below the pre-decided rate slab. The charges on website haven't yet been adjusted (inflated) to provide for discounts. Mentioned amount is the lowest actual charges and hence discounts are currently not possible. Each organiser charges a certain amount based on his understanding  regarding 'Worth' of his own event.
      • Weather: This is a Monsoon Trek specially formulated according to past 12 years data of rainfall. This event is not suitable for Summer or Winter. The event is scheduled to be conducted unless road is blocked, train services are suspended, or Government issues a Ban for this location.
      • Batch Size: We Do-Not conduct trek with 100-150 people in the group. Mischief Treks conducts treks with limited batch size of quality people who prefer to have a Non-Crowded group so that they can have memorable experience. 
      • KYC Form: Once you have paid for the event you will receive a KYC form on WhatsApp as soon as your payment is verified by system. You need to submit this form within 3 hours of receiving the form. If you have booked for your friends too, you need to ask each of your friend to get this done. If you are booking just 1 day prior to event, the form needs to be submitted immediately to avoid any inconvenience (Refer FAQ section below) 

      CAUTION: Please be aware that even the easiest trek is fundamentally a "Trek," not a Tour, Hike, or Picnic. It's crucial to understand that an unfit individual might struggle to complete even half of an easy trek. Based on our prior experiences, an unfit person might perceive an easy-grade trek as the most difficult trek. Prior to making a booking for the event, ensure that you are in good physical and mental condition for trekking.
      ​To understand What is Trek ( click here )

      How to Reach
      FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

      Q.  How do I get all the details about the trek,  like charges, meeting time, pickup time and location, inclusion, exclusion, things to carry, etc?  Can someone read it out for me on phone?

      Ans. All the details are mentioned on this page itself, once you scroll up you will all info on your screen. Sorry we do not verbally provide details on phone as it usually creates  lot of misunderstanding and miscommunication. Also, its extremely important to read and understand all the details before you book the event so that you have absolute clarity. If  something mentioned on this page is  confusing , you can get clarity on chat by clicking on chat with us button on top. To discuss things that are not mentioned on this website we can arrange a callback from one of our trek leaders.

      Q: I have booked/paid for the event, is my booking confirmed for the event? 

      Ans. No !, your booking can become invalid if you do not submit the "Most Important Details" required for emergency situations. For any Trek/Adventure event the organizers need to have your details at least 24 hours prior to the event. We do not allow anyone to the campsite until we have complete and authentic details of the person. This info is crucial in case of an emergency and is a mandatory KYC parameter. The link for the "personal details form" will be sent on WhatsApp immediately after you complete the booking instructions mentioned on the website. Submitting incomplete/incorrect/fake details in the form will make your booking invalid and no refund will be provided in such case. 

      Q. Why is submitting emergency contact details and KYC information mandatory?

      Ans. Its a standard protocol and also a guideline by Govt of India. We are accountable for every "Human-Body" present at our campsite or trek is our responsibility and in case of any unfortunate event we will be asked by authorities to provide all relevant information about you. In order to comply with the authorities we have to take authentic information from you. Fake/Incomplete information or non-submission of the details will make your ticket (paid amount) invalid and no refund will be provided in such case. You will not be allowed to participate in the event. 

      Q. If I have opted for "with transport", which vehicle will be provided?

      Ans. Transport from Mumbai is generally provided by bus. The bus capacity varies with reference to participant count. 17 seater, 26 Seater, 32 seater etc .. , if the participant count is low we may opt for Qualis/Sumo/ Tavera for transport     

      Q. Does the cancellation policy/rescheduling policy apply to me if I book on event day or last day?

      Ans:  Yes, the policy is applicable irrespective of the booking date. The cancellation / reschedule policy is applicable to everyone with immediate effect from the date and time of booking. The refunds/rescheduling requests will be processed based on the date and time of cancellation/reschedule request saent to us and the date and time of booking the event are irrelevant. 

      Q. What is the basis of cancellation/reschedule policy in case of medical or personal emergency of participant or organizing team?

      Ans:  The cancellation policy is based on fairness towards the participant and the organizing team. In case of medical/personal emergency, the loss arising out of cancellation/reschedule will be borne by the respective person. i.e. if the organizing team faces an emergency situation and the event gets canceled, the participant will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if the participant faces an emergency situation, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss. The cancellation policy is designed with a completely unbiased approach towards the participant and organizing team and is aimed at fairness towards both.

      Q. What if there is an issue with transport,  i.e. the bus breaks down, AC is not working, tyre gets punctured? will we get a refund?

       Ans. Mischief Treks as a team conducts treks only. All the support functions like transport, food etc are sourced from various other vendors to help the participants have it streamlined. Equipment failure can happen any time with any piece of machinery and we can try to get a replacement/repair from the vendor. This may consume time and the trek leader may decide to continue the trek as deemed fit to get the event completed. We as well as the participants have to bare with it. There are no refunds possible in such case. The Trek leader's decision to terminate the trek or continue the trek with available resources will be final and binding. 

      Q. We are coming by our own vehicle for the event, where should we reach for the event?

      Ans. You need to reach the Meeting point at scheduled meeting time. This is where we will be meeting, from here you can follow our vehicles. You will be given exact coordinates after you finish booking formalities. We will be creating a WhatsApp group for coordination, you will be provided all relevant details in the group. Please do not be late, we cannot keep other participants waiting. If you are not able to reach on time you will be considered a Drop-Out and no refund will be provided in such case. 

      Q. How many people will be coming for the trek?

      Ans. Depends on the number of people booking the event. Generally, the batch size is approximately 20-25 participants. It is a Public place and we have no access to data on other organizers' bookings hence we cannot comment on the exact number of people planning to visit this place on a given date.

      Q. Can kids participate in this event?

      Ans. Age does not matter, Fitness and adaptation is extremely Important. Once we had a 4 year old girl who completed entire trek easily, and sometimes even 22-25 year old people cant complete 10% of the event . If you are planning to trek with a kid , I recommend you to go through this Check this Blog: https://www.mischieftreks.com/can-kids-trek-in-maharashtra

      Q. Is this Trek safe for solo participants? 

      Ans. Yes Trek is safe and comfortable. Mostly 40% of the participants come solo and blend in with the trek leaders and the rest of the group.  

      Q. Is this Trek safe for girls? 

      Ans. Mischief Treks has a track record of making our trekking and camping events extremely safe for girls. Normally 60 – 75 % of our participants are females. Apart from standard risks of any adventure activity, Mischief Treks events are safe for girls, women, kids and especially Men.

      Q. How long is the Trek?

      Ans. Normally it takes two hours to ascend and two hours to descend. 

      Q. Can we pay in cash or installment ?

      Ans. Sorry we do not accept cash payments. For installment scheme you will have to pay one-time processing fee of Rs.500 per person. 

      Q. What is the last date of booking the Trek?

      Ans. Bookings close once tickets are sold out. Ideally you need to book atleast 2-3 days in advance. 

      Q. How should I book the event?

      Ans. All you have to do is press the book now button on this page and follow the instructions.

      Q. How do we get in touch after reaching meeting point? 

      Ans. We will be creating a whatsapp group for coordination where you will be provided all the necessary information regarding contact person, exact point to meet etc..

      Q. Will we be returning at exact time mentioned in the itinerary?

      Ans. The Itinerary is for reference purpose only, it is based on average time taken during our previous events. Actual timeline for a particular date depends on Weather conditions, Traffic Conditions, Participants speed and endurance.  

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      Detailed information

      Andharban Forest Trek

      Andharban is situated in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, specifically in the Mulshi region of Pune district. Once this used to be a serene and crowd-free trek. But since past few years it has lost all its charm due to overcrowding. 


      The trek starts at a relatively high elevation and descends gradually, offering breathtaking views of deep valleys and lush forests.

      Difficulty Level:

      Andharban trek is considered to be of moderate difficulty, suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. It involves descending through forested trails, which might be challenging for some individuals.

      Trek Duration:

      The trek typically takes around 6 to 8 hours to complete, depending on the pace of the group.

      Trekking Season:

      The best time to undertake the Andharban trek is during the post-monsoon season, from September to December. The weather during this period is relatively cool and the landscapes are green and vibrant.

      Age and Fitness:

      While there is no strict age limit for the trek, participants should be reasonably fit and capable of walking for an extended period. It is generally not recommended for very young children or elderly individuals who may find the terrain physically demanding.

      Group Size:

      The trek can be done individually or with a group. The group size may vary depending on the tour operator or the preference of the trekkers. Generally low cost trek organisers have a large group size, if you are looking for better experience you should avoid cheap offers. 

      Cultural Aspects:

      The region surrounding Andharban trek is inhabited by local tribal communities. Trekkers may come across these communities during the journey, providing an opportunity to experience the local culture and traditions.

      Ecological Considerations:

      Andharban trek is known for its rich biodiversity, with numerous plant and animal species found in the dense forests. Trekkers are encouraged to maintain responsible trekking practices, such as not littering and following the leave-no-trace principles.

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      Andharban Trek Information Update as on February 16, 2024:

      The name 'Andharban' is derived from 'Andhar' (Dark) and 'Bann' (Forest), This place has earned its name due to the dense, tall trees that create a dark, shaded forest. During the monsoon season, from June to September, the cloud cover adds on to making it dimly lit, offering a unique experience of trekking in low light even during day time. Maharashtra is full of few of the most amazing treks in India. Mischief Treks has a list of Best treks near Mumbai during Monsoons. Rainfall fills Sahyadri's with Lush green forest, waterfalls, water streams, variety of birds and plants. Mischief Treks team suggests going for this adventure specifically in the rainy season. They also recommend that the best time to go for Aadrai Waterfall Trek is during June-Sept. Andharban trek is easy-moderate grade trek. Andharban trek with Mischief Treks is best Monsoon trek near Mumbai. Avoid trekking between October to May as the lush greenery and waterfalls, which define this trek, fade away, diminishing the charm of Andharban."

      Pickup point
      Omkareshwar Temple, Western Express Highway, Below Below National Park Flyover, Opposite Opp. National Park Gate,, Sukarwadi, Borivali, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India View on Map
      Cancellation, Rescheduling And Refund Policy
      • 90% will be refunded if canceled 15 days (360+ hrs) in advance.
      • 75% will be refunded if canceled 10 days (240+ hrs) in advance.
      • 50% will be refunded if canceled 05 days (120+ hrs) in advance.
      • 0% refund if canceled in less than 05 days (120 hours) of the event date and time.
      • 0% refund if the participant drops out, misses bus pickup, or does not reach the meeting point on the scheduled date and time. 
      • Rescheduling can be done free of cost if the rescheduling request is sent to us 120 hours prior to event date and time. 

      If the event itself gets canceled, you will be given the option to switch to any other event or any other date, Or you can opt for a 100% refund. If you need to reschedule your booking to any other available date, it can be done free of cost if the rescheduling request is sent 120 hours prior to the trek. From 0hrs - 120 hours prior to the trek date and time free rescheduling is not permitted. It will be counted as cancellation done in less than 120hours of the event date and time. It's a humble request, please do not give medical reasons, crib, argue or try to blackmail us if you drop out or cancel/reschedule the trek in the last 5 days.
      The basis of the cancelation policy is to protect the participant and the organizers from undue financial losses arising out of unforeseen situations. If the event gets canceled due to the medical/personal emergency of the organising team member, the participants will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if there is a medical/personal emergency at the participant's end, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss.