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Into The Pindar Valley.
11 Nights, 4 Days Walking
Charming, hospitable villages, beautiful ‘berklay’ buildings converted to guesthouses.
Charming, hospitable villages, beautiful ‘berklay’ buildings converted to guesthouses and a splendid tented camp with breathtaking mountain views await you in Saryu. Closer still to the Himalayan peaks, the two additional Pindar villages provide wonderful, leg-stretching walks with frequent views of these magnificent mountains. This holiday is for good walkers with an average of five to six hours a day.
Itinerary | Day by Day
DAY 1 | Outward Journey
Welcome at Delhi airport, transfer to guesthouse for overnight stay.
Transfer to New Delhi station for early morning train to Kathgodam. Road transfer (4 hrs) Kathgodam to Khali Estate; relax and dinner. Overnight stay at Khali Estate, double room garden bungalow.
Day 3 | In the Valleys
After breakfast continue your journey to your starting point in either the Saryu or Pindar Valley – by road 5hrs, lunch en route. Walk from the road-head to your first village. Relax and dinner, meet your guide to discuss the days ahead. Overnight in the guesthouse.
Day 4 - Day 9
You walk each day from village to village, in the company of your guide. Stay in all five of the villages- Supi, Khal Jhuni and Jhuni in Saryu; Dhurr and Karmi in Pindar- with two nights spent in two villages. Spend two nights in the comfortable tented camp at Jaikuni, perched on the ridge separating the two valleys. Enjoy fine walking and spectacular mountain views, get to know the communities and discover local crafts and village traditions.
Day 10 | Homeward Journey
After breakfast walk to the road-head and return to Khali Estate for another night’s stay.
Transfer to Kathgodam to catch the day train to Delhi. Meet at New Delhi station, transfer to Delhi guesthouse for overnight stay.
Transfer to Delhi airport for homeward flight.
Exploring the valleys
With charming hillside villages, spectacular Himalayan panoramas and fine paths, this journey on foot is a wonderful insight into life in the high mountain valleys. The snow-capped Himalayan peaks provide a stunning backdrop to the alpine meadows and forests of the Saryu Valley, while crossing through the sloping pastures to the astounding Pindar Valley, whose river draws its water from the great Pindari Glacier, you get a powerful sense of being up close to the peaks, which feel almost within touching distance.
Genuine hospitality, wonderful walks
You get to know the five mountain communities of Supi, Jhuni, Khal Jhuni, Dhurr and Karmi and enjoy two nights under the stars at the splendid tented camp at Jakuni Bhugiyal. Walking in Saryu and Pinder can involve some long and steep gradients, and remember you are at altitude, but the terrain is good and the views are incredibly rewarding. You will be privately guided throughout your stay in the hills.
Authentic mountain villages
As well as some wonderful walking, you have time to relax and get to know the communities, who are eager to welcome you. Stay in fine, traditional ‘Berklay’ houses with simple twin bedroom accommodation. The tented camp has comfortable walk-in tents with twin camp beds. Try your hand at ringal basket weaving in Khal Jhuni, discover the faming traditions in Supi; sample the local honey in Karmi and wake up to magnificent views at Dhurr.
Into The Pindar Valley11 Nights
All meals at Khali Estate and in the villages
B&B in Delhi Guest house
Guide and Porter services
HOLIDAY PRICES per person