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Ramsay's Ramble.

11 Nights, 4 Villages

With a balance of walking and village stays in this picturesque wildlife sanctuary.

Holiday Highlights

With a balance of walking and village stays in this picturesque wildlife sanctuary, we are re-introducing our first holiday, the Ramsay’s Ramble. Walk in the footsteps of Sir Henry Ramsay, immerse yourself in village life and discover what makes Binsar so special.

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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 Delhi guesthouse for overnight stay.

DAY 2

An early morning transfer from your guesthouse takes you to New Delhi station to catch the day train into the foothills, to Kathgodam station. A road journey takes you from Kathgodam into the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary to Khali Estate, a delightful hotel where you stay in a double room garden bungalow.

 

Day 3

A second night at Khali Estate gives you time to relax and enjoy the views, taking a day trip to Almora to explore the bazaar if you wish.

Day 4 -Day 9 | In the Binsar Sanctuary

After breakfast meet your guide to discuss the journey ahead. You visit and stay in four of the Binsar villages, with two nights in two villages. Enjoy gentle walks between the villages, spot abundant wildlife, get to know the local communities and enjoy the tranquil pace of life in the foothill villages.

 

Day 10

Return to Khali Estate to relax and enjoy another night’s stay.

Day 11 | Homeward journey

Return by road to Kathgodam to catch the overnight train to Delhi.

Day 12

Transfer from station to Delhi airport for homeward flight.

Ramsay's Ramble

11 Nights
£ 890 per person
  • All meals at Khali Estate and in the villages
  • B&B in Delhi Guest house
  • Guide and Porter services
  • Picnic lunches
  • GST
Popular
HOLIDAY PRICES per person
SEASONS
PARTY 2-3
 PARTY 4-6

15/09/21-30/11/21

£1,290 

£1,000

1/12/21-28/2/22

£1,240

£970  

01/03/22-30/04/22 

£1,300

£1,020

01/05/22- 31/5/2022

£1,220

£940

15/09/2022-15/12/2022 

£1,320

£1,030

"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."

Glimpses of our Tour based in Himalayas.

5/5

Moderate walking

Mixed Terrain

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Where In India?

ABOUT THE BINSAR SANCTUARY AND THE VILLAGES

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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.