making meaningful connections
Binsar To Jageshwar.
12 Nights, 6 Days Walking
Experience the fascination of rural India, and enjoy the natural hospitality of its people.
Itinerary | Day by Day
DAY 1 | Outward Journey
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 | In the Binsar Sanctuary
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.
Day 12 | Homeward Journey
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.
Hills, valleys and temples
Your stay starts and ends with nights at Khali Estate, steeped in the rich history of modern India. From Khali head through the pine-forest to experience the individual character and warm hospitality of the Binsar villages, with plenty of time to relax and immerse yourself in village life. You also have the opportunity to visit the vast and impressive Shiva complex of temples at Jageshwar before returning to Khali.
On average, you walk for four hours a day, however the walking in the Binsar Sanctuary is flexible and your experienced guide will tailor the walking routes to suit your needs. Choose whether to stretch your legs and take in the ridges and high points of the Sanctuary or to take the winding footpaths at a gentler pace.
Staying and playing
On the days you spend in the villages, you have the opportunity to join in and learn about the local customs and the work of the communities. Many of our guests have told us this participation has been a highlight of their Indian experience. Each village of Binsar gives its own special welcome, and each has its own personality – but all are the home of mountain people, hardworking, stalwart, warmly hospitable.
Authentic village life
At the villages you may wish to watch or help harvest the fruit, tend the buffalo or work in the fields, or relax on the terrace with a cup of hot chai. Enjoy helping to prepare traditional dishes using the day’s harvest if you wish. There is a wonderful diversity of produce; from coriander, buck wheat and rice, to cocoa yams, sweet lemons and pomegranates. After dinner you may be invited to join in the village games of gooli-dandia or cricket.
From Binsar To Jageshwar12 nights
All meals at Khali Estate and in the villages
B&B in Delhi Guest house
Guide and Porter services
HOLIDAY PRICES per person