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Binsar To Jageshwar.

Experience the fascination of rural India, and enjoy the natural hospitality of its people.

Holiday Highlights

Experience the fascination of rural India, and enjoy the natural hospitality of its people. With your own guide, you spend your days walking the magnificent footpaths through terraced fields and wooded hillsides and also have time to absorb this local life for a thrilling discovery of this amazing place. Enjoy views of the high peaks and encounter a wealth of wildlife.
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Itinerary | Day by Day

We look after you from the moment of your arrival at Delhi airport. Your holiday includes transfers and rail journeys to the hills, accommodation in the village guesthouses and at Khali Estate with all meals provided and your own guide through the hills. We have devised each of our holidays to provide a good balance between activity and relaxation; please feel free to tailor your holiday to your exact requirements.
Welcome at Delhi airport, transfer to Delhi guesthouse for overnight stay.
An early morning transfer from your guesthouse takes you to the station to catch the day train into the foothills, to Kathgodam station. A road journey takes you from Kathgodam to Khali Estate, for a warm welcome and a relaxing stay in a double room garden bungalow.
Day 3 – Day 10 After breakfast meet your own private guide who accompanies you for the rest of your stay. You visit and stay in each of the six Binsar villages and in three of them for two nights: Dalar, Risal , Satri, Gonap and Kathdhara . Each day you walk in the company of your local guide with your luggage carried by village porters. The community owned guesthouses offer simple twin bedroom accommodation.
From Kathdhara, visit the temple complex at Jageshwar, before a road transfer takes you back to Khali Estate for another night's stay.
Return by road to Kathgodam to catch the day train to Delhi. You will be met at the station and transferred to Delhi centre, and will spend the night in a Delhi guesthouse.
Transfer to Delhi airport for homeward flight.

From Binsar To Jageshwar

12 nights
£ 940 12Nights
  • All meals at Khali Estate and in the villages
  • B&B in Delhi Guest house
  • Guide and Porter services
  • Picnic lunches
  • GST
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"One of our personal highlights was meeting all the local people in the Binsar Sanctuary. Everyone at Khali estate, our guides and all the local villagers were extremely welcoming, generous, kind and informative. We felt extremely well looked after, with no shortage of amazing food and tea. Meeting all these people really made the trip an amazing experience for us."
5/5

Moderate walking

Mixed Terrain

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Where In India?

ABOUT THE BINSAR SANCTUARY AND THE VILLAGES

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Binsar lies in the Himalayan foothills at the centre of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand State. It lies about 20 km from the district capital of Almora. Binsar is named after the Bineshwar temple. Binsar comprises sequence of steep, pine-clad and terraced hills with picturesque villages clinging to their sides. Elevations range from around 1,200 m in the main valleys, rising up to 2,500 m at the ‘Zero Point’ summit. Binsar is overlooked by the great snow-capped, majestic peaks of Nanda Devi, Trisul and Panchachuli. Binsar occupies a special place in Village Ways history. It is where, from 2002, we developed the concept of establishing community- based holidays in partnership with villagers in the neighbourhood of Khali Estate. In 2003-04 five villages joined Village Ways in this pilot project: Risal, Gonap, Satri, Dalar and Kathdhara. A sixth village, Matkanya, joined later in 2012.

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