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Into The Pindar Valley.

11 Nights, 4 Days Walking

Charming, hospitable villages, beautiful ‘berklay’ buildings converted to guesthouses.

Holiday Highlights

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.

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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.

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.

Day 11

Transfer to Kathgodam to catch the day train to Delhi. Meet at New Delhi station, transfer to Delhi guesthouse for overnight stay.

Day 12

Transfer to Delhi airport for homeward flight.


Into The Pindar Valley

11 Nights
£ 1000 per person
  • 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."

Moderate walking

Mixed Terrain


Where In India?


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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.