making meaningful connections
Kingdom of Kumoan.
11 Nights, 5 Days Walking
Journey into the foothills of the Indian Himalayas for a wonderful first encounter of rural India.
Journey into the foothills of the Indian Himalayas for a wonderful first encounter of rural India. With warm hospitality and a true insight into life in the hills, enjoy the gentle of pace of life in these beautiful, hidden villages and discover a wealth of wildlife. With gentle walking accessible to all, your private guide takes you through the terraced fields and wooded hillsides of the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, alive with birdsong and the call of barking deer.
From Binsar, spend a day in the delightful lakeside town of Nainital before moving on to the Corbett Tiger Reserve for a chance to discover the rich wildlife.
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 6 | In the Binsar Sanctuary
After breakfast meet your guide to discuss the journey ahead. You visit and stay in two of the Binsar villages, in community-owned guesthouses with simple twin bedroom accommodation. All meals are included throughout your stay, with picnic lunches taken when walking. Get to know the local traditions and enjoy life in the hillside villages, explore the terraced fields and woods, discover an array of wildlife and relax and enjoy the beautiful sc
Return to Khali Estate for another night’s stay.
Day 8 | Onwards to Corbett, via Nainital
A road transfer takes you to the pretty town of Nainital, where you have a day to explore the bustling markets and enjoy the lake. Overnight in hotel.
Day 9- Day 10
From Nainital, you journey by road to the Corbett Tiger reserve, where your hotel sits on the edge of the park. With two nights here, enjoy jeep safaris into the park, where your guide helps you to spot the abundant wildlife -including, if you are lucky, the elusive tiger.
Day 11 | Homeward Journey
Return by road to Kathgodam to catch the day train to Delhi. Overnight Delhi guesthouse.
Transfer from guesthouse to Delhi airport for homeward flight.
A hidden sanctuary
The Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary lies at the heart of the Kumaon District, with hillsides cloaked in pine forest and dotted with stone houses. You stay in two of the villages for two nights each, allowing you time to relax and immerse yourself in village life and discover the array of animals and birds making their home in the mountain forests. Choose to learn a local recipe, help collect the harvest, explore the local area or simply unwind with a hot cup of chai and admire the mountain views.
Your stay in Binsar starts and ends with nights at the comfortable Khali Estate, where you meet your own private guide who accompanies you at your own pace along well-used footpaths into the Binsar villages, with your luggage carried by village porters. On the days you walk, on average you walk for two to three hours a day, however your experienced guide will tailor the routes to suit your needs.
Lakeside town and tiger reserve
Kingdom of Kumoan11 Nights
All meals at Khali Estate and in the villages
B&B in Delhi Guest house
Guide and Porter services
HOLIDAY PRICES per person