|Duration||13 Nights / 14 Days|
|Best Time||Round the Year (Except Monsoon)|
|Routing||Delhi - Almora - Village Walking Tour - Kausni - Nainital - Delhi|
Village Walking Tour Kumaon gives a utmost experience of the Kumaon Valley, through the villages you will touch with local population, Village Walking Tour Kumaon, you will get the outstanding beauty of the Kumaon valley. It will stimulate you mind and sense, Village Walking Tour Kumaon gives a unique experience to the guest.
DAY 01 :
Upon arrival New Delhi Indira Gandhi International airport, met to our representative, drive to hotel for rest of the time. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 02 :
After breakfast full day sightseeing of Delhi, morning visit Old Delhi as Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Raj Ghat and Post lunch visit Humayun's Tomb, Government Buildings, Qutub Minar and local market. Overnight train to Kathgodam.
DAY 03 :
Arrive at the Kathgodam, transfer to Binsar Retreat approximately 3 hours drive from Kathgodam. On arrival check in the The Binsar Retreat, it is situated in the core area of the Sanctuary with stunning views of the Himalayas and the entire region of Kumaon. It has luxury tents and five rooms which have been designed to blend with the wilderness surrounding the property.
DAY 04 :
After a leisurely breakfast at Binsar Retreat, walk up to Jhandi Peak, (8000 ft) so named because the British administrators who made Binsar their summer headquarters used to fly the Union jack from there to be seen by villages' miles around. Enjoy incredible 360 degree views from Jhandi peak and then walk past the old Forest Rest house down to the Binsar Mahadev Temple which was built by the Katyur kings of Kumoun in the fifteenth century. Visit the shrine of Dana Golu, the local deity who protects the forest and animals of Binsar, and then down into pine forests along an ancient route used by traders and nomads for centuries which passes over the south and west faces of Binsar and back up to the Binsar retreat after a wholesome picnic lunch in the forest. Dinner at the Retreat.
DAY 05 :
After Breakfast, leave for the village stay at Gaunap which is a beautiful hamlet situated at about 7000 ft. in the oak forest on the North face with sweeping views of the Himalaya. Lunch at Guanap followed by an afternoon of getting to know the village people and understanding their ways of life. Overnight stay at Gaunap village.
DAY 06 :
After breakfast at Gaunap, walk through dense forest to the neighboring village of Katdhara, also located on the higher reaches of the north face of Binsar, tea at the house of one of the residents of katdhara followed by another walk to a ridge where a picnic lunch will be served. Descent into the pine forest on the South face of the Sanctuary and a walk along a level road to the tiny hamlet of Pataniya Nail. Overnight at a house in the Pathaniya Nail village.
DAY 07 :
After Breakfast, a walk to the revered temple of Golu at Gairar. This temple is centuries old and the deity is held in high esteem by the local people. From Gairar, a walk up the ridge to a small temple lost in the forest and then down to the village of Dalar. Overnight stay at Dalar Village.
DAY 08 :
From Dalar, after breakfast walk to Rishal, another small hamlet tucked away at the base of Binsar where a traditional lunch will be served. A climb up to the Binsar retreat after lunch completes the village experience.
DAY 09 :
After breakfast at the Retreat drive to Kausani through the Someshwar Valley. On arrival at Kausani check in hotel rest of the time leisure.
DAY 10 :
After breakfast commence trekking tour to Baijinath through the tea plantation and villages. On arrival at Baijinath, visit the 9th century Shiva and Parvati Temple later drive to Bageshwar, visit again the ancient temples. Transfer to hotel Kausani. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 11 :
An early breakfast later proceed to Jim Corbett, en route visit Ranikhet, later transfer to Jim Corbett National Park. On arrival check in hotel.
DAY 12 :
Full day gem ride at Jim Corbett, visit the national park. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 13 :
After an early breakfast drive to Kucheshwar, near by the Hapur, NCR to Delhi. Check in the ancient fort, Mud Fort, rest of the time visit village and small market. Overnight at fort.
DAY 14 :
Morning transfer to Delhi, if the time is allows visit the local market. After farewell dinner transfer to airport, board onward flight.