White-Collar Hippie is about bringing you incredible outdoor and offbeat travel experiences. We want to be surprised, humbled and transformed by the journeys we embark on, and we want you to come along with us.
We believe in taking things up a notch in everything we do. In Goodwill Hiking, we do this by reversing some of the damage done to the environment, by cleaning as we climb!
About the Trek
This trek will take us on a steady descent through Andharban or quite literally "the dark forest". The walk is sure to challenge your endurance but is perfect for those who prefer the way down rather than uphill climbs.
We start our trek at a height of 2,160 feet and make our way through dense evergreens, across gushing streams over-looking misty valleys. During the first half, we will navigate across two large rivulets that rush down the rocks. Most of the walk will consist of shady sloping trails with patches of paddy fields and forest clearing.
Our lunch stop will be at the village of Hirdi with a picturesque view of Plus Valley that lies just below. We continue trekking along narrow winding trails forming a U-shape along the backwaters of Bhira Dam until we reach Bhira village. We will enjoy some freshly cooked organic meals prepared by our local hosts that come straight from their hearts and homes.
Come join us on this super exciting Climb-and-Clean trek through the beautiful hills around Mumbai!
Date: 21st September 2019 | 4:00 AM 9:00 PM
Location: Pimpri District
Difficulty level: Moderate - Difficult
Height: 2100ft. ASL
Hike time: 7 hours - 13 Km
Pick-up from Mumbai
4:00 AM Oberoi Mall, Goregaon East Highway
4:15 AM Bisleri Factory, Andheri East Highway
4:30 AM Kalanagar Bus Station, Bandra West
4:45 AM Chheda Nagar Bus Stop, Ghatkoper East
After pickup We will proceed towards Aundharban Forest at our starting point of the Trek
8:30 am Reach the start point after Breakfast and start the Trek down hill
1:00 pm Reach the village of Hirdi, have lunch, and explore the view of Plus Valley that lies just below
Clean up drive As we bask in the glory of Mother Nature through the course of this trek, we also, collect trash as a humble gesture in exchange for the soul-cleansing and rejuvenating the experience that the hills offer us.
Contribute to the local economy - Some of our local hosts will help as guides and all-round knowledge boosters during the trek. Apart from this, they will cook fresh organic meals for us in their own kitchens.
Educational initiative - Another opportunity we will be seizing during this trek is one that fits our philosophy, and we're sure it fits yours too! We will share part of our proceeds with an educational initiative in the host village as yet another gesture to thank them for their time, hospitality and love.
Donate - Moreover, we encourage you to donate old clothes, stationery and household items, such as quilts, bedsheets, umbrellas (since it is monsoon) to the residents of our host village.
What better way to spend a day this season than living it to the fullest with things that make your soul truly happy: friends, nature, food and lots of adventure!
Pick up points are along the Western and Eastern Express Highway
4:00 AM Oberoi Mall, Goregaon East Highway | Google Map Location Click Here 4:15 AM Bisleri Factory, Andheri East Highway | Google Map Location Click Here 4:30 AM Kalanagar Bus Station, Bandra West | Google Map Location Click here 4:45 AM Chheda Nagar Bus Stop, Ghatkoper East | Google Map Location Click Here
Transport (AC Luxury Bus)
Trash bags and gloves
Access to medical kit
Refreshments along the way - veg puff, fruits, water, nimbu pani, etc.
Meals: Breakfast & lunch will be organized by the locals
Evening tea and snacks
White-Collar Hippie goodie bag :)
Reversing some of the damage done to the environment.
Contributing to the local economy
Sharing time and love with the locals who host us
Beautiful walks, conversations, and memories
Awesome curated music on the bus
Things To Carry
Things To Carry
Trekking shoes or sneakers with good grip
Since WCH want to avoid adding to the waste by carrying more packaged drinking water bottles, they ask you to carry your own bottle. They will provide enough points where you can refill them.
Toilet paper, toiletries.
Change of clothes - since it will be raining.
Flip flops for a comfortable journey back home.
Comfortable trekking clothes - quick dry.
A sense of humor and an open mind.
Health & Insurance
Health & Insurance
It is advisable that the traveler acquires adequate insurance cover to secure his/her life, health, and property whilst on a trip with White Collar Hippie. Please note that any claim would have to be referred directly to the insurance company by you.
Following is the cancellation policy:
7 days prior to departure - 100% total amount and/or trip deposit refunded
4 to 6 days prior to departure - 80% refund
2 to 4 days prior to departure - 20% refund
0 to 1 days prior to departure - no refund
Please note that the above-quoted amounts may change without notice.
If the tour/itinerary price is quoted as a package, no partial refunds or credit will be given for services not used. White Collar Hippie reserves the right to cancel any trip or booking in which case participants will be given a refund in full. You will not be entitled to make any further claim for any injury, loss, expenses or damage (either direct or consequential) or for any loss of time or inconvenience which may result from such cancellation (including but not limited to any travel reservation, visa, passport and vaccination charges, or departure, gear purchases, airport and airline taxes).
We strongly recommend that you book refundable tickets. We also recommend that you obtain travel insurance upon booking.
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Map & Directions
Map & Directions
Andharban Trail start point Tamini Ghat Road, Gaon, Pimpri, Maharashtra 412108, India
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