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Binsar Sanctuary Walking Holiday

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Day 1: Kathgodam - Gaunap Village, Binsar

Stop At: Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Binsar 263628 India
You will be picked up from Kathgodam railways station at around 9 am, after breakfast. The scenic drive from there to Binsar Tourist Rest House takes around 5 hours including a stop for lunch en route. From Binsar TRH, it is a 1.5 hour easy, downhill trek (3 km) to Gaunap village.

Binsar wildlife sanctuary, spread over 47 sq km, is one of the smaller sanctuaries in India. While it is popular for commanding, panoramic views of the Greater Himalayas and its bird diversity (200+ species of birds have been spotted here), mammals such as leopard, four species of deer, flying squirrel, pine martens are also found here.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Idyllic Haven homestay in Gaunap, a comfortable place with all basic amenities and clean western toilets.

Day 2: Hikes in and around Gaunap Village

Stop At: Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Binsar 263628 India
The morning begins with a sunrise walk to the village temple which also serves as a vantage point to view the mermerizing 270 km panorama of Uttarakhand Himalayas. Post breakfast, you will go on a guided walk of the village which is home to all of 8 families! Also included in the walk is a bird watching session during which you get to spot a few of the 200+ species of birds found in Binsar.

The activity for the afternoon is a nature walk led by a local nature guide. Get a broad idea of the flora and fauna of Binsar wildlife sanctuary.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in Idyllic Haven homestay in Gaunap village, Binsar

Day 3: Gaunap - Dhaulchhina

Stop At: Dhaulchhina Market, Almora - Berinag Rd, Dhaulchhina, Uttarakhand 263628, India
The 8.5 km trail from Gaunap to Dhaulchhina at the edge of the sanctuary passes through stands of pine and mixed forests. It's an easy hike that offers great views of snow-clad peaks and terraced fields, and should take around 4 to 5 hours.

Towards evening, you can trek up to Anandamayee ashram, a serene spot from where you can catch great views of Nanda Devi if the weather is clear.
Duration: 16 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: You will stay at Anandamayee guesthouse, a lovely, clean place with lovely view of the Sivalik mountain ranges.


Day 4: Dhaulchhina - Shaukyathal

Stop At: Jageshwar Dham, Near Nainital, Almora 263623 India
You will set off on a 9.5 km, flattish walk to Shaukyathal after breakfast. The trail passes through pretty villages and pine forests.

Shaukyathal is on a ridge leading to Vriddh Jageshwar, a temple of religious importance to Hindus. One side of the ridge offers a panoramic view of the high peaks of Uttarakhand Himalayas and the other side, great views of the Sivaliks (lesser Himalayas).
Duration: 16 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at a quaint home stay from which you can enjoy great views of the Sivaliks.

Day 5: Shaukyathal - Jageshwar - Kathgodam

Stop At: Jageshwar Dham, Near Nainital, Almora 263623 India
After breakfast, set off on the route to Jageshwar - walk up to Vridhh Jageshwar (1.5 km on a metal road) and then take the downhill trail to Jageshwar that passes through lovely chir pine and cedar forests.

At Jageshwar stop to visit an interesting cluster of 200-odd temples (many of them dedicated to the Hindu god, Shiva) built from 7th to 12th century AD by rulers belonging to Katyuri and Chand dynasties.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Kathgodam, Haldwani, Uttarakhand 263126, India
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
5 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 4x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transportation of personal luggage
  • Porter charges for personal luggage
  • Guide charges
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses - room service, bottled water etc.
  • Tips
  • Entry/Admission - Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Outdoers ensured that the tour was comfortable and evenly paced for my family with teenagers. Our guide made the trip a wholesome experience with his knowledge on the flora, fauna and birds. Home stay and the food prepared from fresh home grown vegetables will be remembered
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Response from Scenic13157677748, Owner at Binsar Sanctuary Walking Holiday
Responded 31 Oct. 2019
Dear Anil, thanks so much for taking time to review the trip. Great to know that all of you, including the kids enjoyed the trip. We have other exciting trips waiting for you folks next year!
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The Binsar trek is perfect for families with young children. There are quiet forests to explore, birds and other gorgeous insects to identify. Delicious local fruit and herbs that the children can pick themselves. Outdoors has a great butterfly and bird watching walk that helped
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Response from Scenic13157677748, Owner at Binsar Sanctuary Walking Holiday
Responded 5 Sep. 2019
Dear Priyanka, thanks for taking time to review the trek! So glad to know that the trip triggered an interest in bird watching and observing nature. Also glad to know it helped boost the younger one's confidence in herself. We hope to see you on a future trip with Outdoers!
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Highlights of the trip: 1. Eco stays - No AC or fans or TVs. Homes were very cool and we had good sound sleep. 2. Hosts are farmers or locals. Hosts were very kind, helpful and excellent service. 3. Food was local or north indian food and was very tasty. Portions sizes were
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Response from Scenic13157677748, Owner at Binsar Sanctuary Walking Holiday
Responded 5 Jun. 2019
Thanks for taking time to write a detailed review. We are glad we were able to provide you and your family an amazing experience. Look forward to your join us on another trip in another part of India!
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This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Outdoers India
10 reviews
Remmya0102
10
Explored the unexplored through Outdoers - Clouds, Exotic water falls and the wilderness of Meghalaya and Assam
December is always holiday time with most of the MNCs at Bangalore shutting down ensuring that you take proper
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64648
10
Walk in the clouds
Very happy with all the arrangements and pleasant experience. Looking forward for another tour. Our entire team
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Madz321
10
Meghalaya - A Walk in the Clouds
We were a group of 9 with about 4 senior citizens.From the word 'go' the tour was a hit with regards to the stays
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Padmakhasi
10
Khasi me.
We were a small group of seven all together, including Shyam. I was the reluctant sign-up; prudent, and an
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anil-sadineni
11
Away from buzz and closer to nature
Outdoers ensured that the tour was comfortable and evenly paced for my family with teenagers. Our guide made the
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priyankadev24
112
Perfect family vacation
The Binsar trek is perfect for families with young children. There are quiet forests to explore, birds and other
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Toinkers
20
One of the best trips ever
A bunch of us (14, adults + children) signed up with Shyam for the Meghalaya trip. From the time we signed up to
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Chait1
Hyderabad, India
73
Happy hikes and restful eco-stays though clouds, greenery & waterfalls!
I had always thought of Meghalaya as an exotic place of exciting cultures and beautiful awe-inspiring terrains.
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Rdevayya
10
An adventure to the 'Land in the clouds'
The Northeast has been on my bucket list for a while. so when a friend told me about 'A Walk in the Clouds', I
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app p
12
Interesting trek in Uttarakhand, Almora
Highlights of the trip: 1. Eco stays - No AC or fans or TVs. Homes were very cool and we had good sound sleep. 2.
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