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Kumoan in Slow Steps
Small group holiday (maximum 6 people), 12 nights
Itinerary | Day by Day
DAY 1 | Outward Journey
Meet and welcome at 12pm at Delhi guesthouse. The afternoon is yours to meet the group or explore the city at your leisure. Night in Delhi hotel.
An early morning train takes you to Kathgodam, from where you have a road transfer (4 hrs) to Khali Estate for dinner and overnight stay in twin room garden bungalow.
Day 3 - Day 6 | In the Binsar Sanctuary
Meet your guide who accompanies you for the rest of your stay. From Khali head through the pine-forest to experience the individual character and warm hospitality of the Binsar villages. You stay in four of the five villages and in one of them for two nights, and enjoy some wonderful walking with splendid views. You stay in simple twin rooms in the village guesthouses with breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner. You walk between villages in the company of your local guide with your luggage carried by village porters. Get to know the communities and experience the
Day 7 - Day 8
Walk back to Khali Estate for 2 nights stay. From Khali enjoy a trip to the nearby town of Almora to explore the markets Spend a second night at Khali.
A road transfer takes you to the pretty town of Rankhet, where you have two days to explore. Bhalu Dam Lake at Chaubatia , and many more places of interest.
From Ranikhet, you journey by road to the beautiful town of Lakes where your hotel sits on the edge of the Bhimtal lake. With a night here, enjoy boating in the lakes around.
Day 12 | Homeward Journey
A road transfer (4 hrs) takes you to Kathgodam to catch the day train to Delhi. Overnight Delhi guesthouse.
Transfer to Delhi airport for flight home.
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.
Kumoan in Slow Steps12 nights
All meals at Khali Estate and in the villages
B&B in Delhi Guest house
Guide and Porter services
HOLIDAY PRICES per person