Upcoming Event: Andharban Trek – 08 September, 2018

One Day Trek to Andharban (Dark Forest) on Saturday, 8th September, 2018…

Trek Details and Itinerary…

Trek Grade: Medium
Trek Duration: 7:00 hours (5:00 hours hike, 2:00 hours descent)
Base Village (Start Point): Pimpri (Mulshi Taluka, Pune District)
Height (Start Point): 2,100 feet above mean sea level (MSL)
Event Fee: Rs. 1,299 per person (pay 50% advance to confirm your seat)
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Google Maps Location: click here

Trek Highlights:
– ‘Andharban’ means dense dark forest. The Andharban trek is one of the most beautiful treks in the Sahyadris.
– This forest is so dense that the sun rays find it difficult to reach the ground
– Spectacular views of Kundalika river gorge (from Independence Point), Telbaila Fort and Bhira reservoir
– This trek is also famous among nature lovers and shutterbugs for the various species of Butterflies and flowers that are found there

Trek Rules:
1. Do Not Litter: Carry a disposable bag in which you can put your trash and dispose the bag off in a dustbin after the trek
2. No Smoking and Alcohol: Smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco or related products and consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the trek
3. Stay in a Group: Don’t stray, stick together
4. No Plastic: Avoid buying plastic water bottles; get water bottles filled from home instead
5. No scribbling on monuments
6. No risky poses
7. No harm to or teasing of animals
8. No swimming in drinking water
9. Do not wear perfumes or make loud noise, else you will attract bees
10. Always wear full safety gear – ankle high trekking shoes, full sleeve t-shirt, full track pant, shades, cap, towel, torch, whistle

Trek Itinerary:
5:00 AM – Bus starts from Magathane Depot on the Western Express Highway, Borivali
5:15 AM – Bus reaches Oberoi Mall on the Western Express Highway, Goregaon
5:25 PM – Bus reaches Bisleri Bus Stop on the Western Express Highway, Andheri
5:35 PM – Bus reaches Vakola Police Station Bus Stop on the Western Express Highway, Vakola
5:55 PM – Bus reaches Sion (below the Sion Flyover)
6:05 AM – Bus reaches Jijamata Bhosle Marg Junction on the Eastern Express Highway
6:30 AM – Bus reaches Vashi Junction on the Sion-Panvel Expressway, have packed breakfast in the bus
10:00 AM – Bus reaches Andharban Trek Start Point, have breakfast at local host’s place
10:15 AM – Start the Trek with a local guide
1:00 PM – Reach Hirdi village & have lunch at our local host’s place
2:00 PM – Descend towards Bhira Dam
4:30 PM – Reach Bhira Dam & board the bus
5:00 PM – Leave for Mumbai
8:00 PM – Bus reaches Vashi
8:35 PM – Bus reaches Jijamata Bhosle Marg Junction
8:55 PM – Bus reaches Sion
9:20 PM – Bus reaches Vakola
9:35 PM – Bus reaches Andheri
9:50 PM – Bus reaches Goregaon
10:10 PM – Bus reaches Borivali

Google Maps Route:
Borivali to Andharban Start Point at Pimpri (156 kms – 4:12 hrs) – click for route

Bhira Dam to Borivali (160 kms – 4:16 hrs) – click for route

Important things to carry:
– Copy of Identity Card
– Peanuts/Chana/Chikki for more stamina
– First Aid Kit (basic – dettol, nebasulf, cotton swabs, bandaids, small scissors, crocin, antibiotic for stomach ache, personal medications if any) – Note: the trek lead does carry a medical kit along
– 3 Bottles of water – this is a must, the more the better
– Electral (in a rare case of dehydration)
– Torch (to explore any dark areas like caves, etc.)
– Backpacks, preferably with rain cover (no sling bags or jholas)
– Ankle length Trekking Shoes (avoid shoes with plastic soles, you can keep spare floaters to wear after the Trek)
– T-shirt (preferably having full sleeves to protect against insect bites, sun burns, etc.)
– Track pants (preferably – again to protect against insect bites, sun burns, AVOID shorts, 3/4ths and denim pants)
– Cap or a bandana for covering your head
– Extra pair of clothes, socks & towel (packed in plastic bags for changing at the end of the trek)
– Plastic pouch to cover your mobile phone
– Swiss Knife (optional – may come handy)
– Paper tissues
– Avoid carrying gold or other valuable items (even expensive cameras)

Disclaimer:
Despite choosing safe trek destinations and taking all the necessary safety precautions, God forbid, if anything untoward happens (injury, loss or damage to person or property), Outdoors Redefined or its individual members will assume no responsibility for the same whatsoever.

Last Date to Register: 1 day prior to the Event i.e. till Saturday, 7th September, 2018 or till the batch is full

Advance Payment: 50% i.e. Rs. 649/- per head (Non- Refundable) to register for this Event

Please deposit Advance Payment in the following bank account:
Account Name: Sagar Mahadeshwar
Bank Name: Saraswat Cooperative Bank
Bank Account No.: 055203100000679
Account Type: Savings
Bank Branch: Vikhroli West
IFSC Code: SRCB0000055
Transfer Description: Your Name – Andharban Trek Advance – 8 Sep

Confirmation:
A confirmation phone call to the following contact person is necessary after you transfer the advance payment:
Sagar Mahadeshwar: 9892503550 / 8779885567 / 9892505557
In case, you can’t get through these numbers, please send SMS or Whatsapp message.
Email: outdoorsredefined[at]gmail[dot]com

Event Fee Inclusions:
1. To and Fro Transportation (Non-AC Bus) from Mumbai to Base Village
2. Breakfast (Veg), Lunch (Veg) and Evening Tea
3. Facilitation and Guide Charges

Event Fee Exclusions:
1. To and Fro Transportation from your home to the bus pick-up/drop point
2. Any other thing not mentioned in Inclusions

Cancellations:
1. The Event will be cancelled if it doesn’t get at least 8 participants
2. If an Event is cancelled due to inadequate participation or unavoidable circumstances (like transport failure, riots, etc.) or acts of God (like Natural calamities, etc.), the registrants can opt to either (i) transfer the refund amount to any other future Event of ours or (ii) get us to transfer it to their Bank accounts

Other Terms & Conditions apply.

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