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Walking Holidays in the Indian Himalayas

Against the dramatic backdrop of the great high peaks, enjoy inspirational walking and hiking holidays from village to village

The best Himalayan walking holidays

Walking in the Himalayas is one of life’s great experiences. No mountains can match their beauty and majesty. With Village Ways, you hike from village to village, led by a local guide, staying in welcoming village homestays, enjoying warm, natural hospitality and home cooking. Choose from a range of inspirational routes in two regions of the Indian Himalayas, with options from gentle walks to rewarding hikes and treks.


Deep in the heart of the Kumaon mountains lies the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, rich in bird and animal life. Here, the walking is flexible and open to everyone, along terraced fields and magical, ancient forest paths. Further north, just a few miles from the borders with Tibet and Nepal, charming, self-contained communities are spread along the Saryu and Pindar Valleys . Towering Himalayan peaks, alpine-like pastures, magnificent, leg-stretching walks and hill-side villages – these special places are our dream vision of the Himalaya, with the great high peaks so close.

A walk inside the Binsar wildlife sanctuary and it’s villages

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Our walking holidays in the Himalayas

Tailor each itinerary to your exact requirements
SATRI

From Binsar To Jageshwar

The classic Binsar walking holiday – timeless villages, dramatic views, ancient temples, wonderful wildlife and hiking routes you will never forget. Spend two days within the village communities for plenty of opportunity to understand and participate in the daily activities. The best possible introduction to walking in the Himalayas.

Tour Duration: 12 Nights

Starting Price £1,000 Per Person in group of 4-6
ALMORA

Kingdoms of Kumaon

A gentle journey into the Kumaon district of India, stay in charming villages in Binsar, relax in the lakeside town of Nainital and visit the Corbett Tiger Reserve. A wonderful discovery.

Tour Duration: 11 Nights

Starting Price £960 Per Person in group of 4-6
BINSAR

Ramsay’s Ramble

Our original walking holiday in the Himalayas, a gentle way to discover the majestic beauty of the Binsar region. Walk in the footsteps of Sir Henry Ramsay, immerse yourself in village life, and discover what makes Binsar so special. For over 10 years guests from all over the world have been inspired by these special places and special people.

Tour Duration: 11 Nights

Starting Price £890 Per Person in group of 4-6

Into the Pindar Valley

Superb walking, stunning scenery, and five charming mountain villages. Enjoy stays in both the Saryu and Pindar Valleys, with a sense of being up close to the Himalayan peaks. This holiday is for good walkers with an average of five hours a day, led by an expert local guide.
Tour Duration: 11 Nights
Starting Price £980 Per Person in group of 4-6
SARYU

In the Footsteps of the Anwals

Superb walking, stunning scenery, and five charming mountain villages. Enjoy stays in both the Saryu and Pindar Valleys, with a sense of being up close to the Himalayan peaks. This holiday is for good walkers with an average of five hours a day, led by an expert local guide.

Tour Duration: 11 Nights

Starting Price £940 Per Person in group of 4-6
SARYU

Festival Specials | Colors of Holi & Glittering Diwali 2022

Join a small group departure to discover the enchanting Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary in the festival season. Travel in a company to stay in and walk between welcoming villages and join in the traditional celebrations.

Tour Duration: 10 Nights

Starting Price £940 Per Person in group of 4-6
SARYU

The Complete Himalayan

Experience the astonishing range of our walking holidays in the Indian Himalayas, from the wooded valleys of Binsar to the sweeping, high mountain views from the Saryu and Pindar Valleys. Discover charming hillside communities, unrivaled views of the Himalayan peaks, and superb walks.
Tour Duration: 14 Nights
Starting Price £1,100 Per Person in group of 4-6
RAJASTHAN

Desert and Mountain

Contrast the verdant mountain villages of the Binsar Sanctuary with the sweeping dunes, camels, and round thatched jhumpas of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. The strong sense of community, welcoming smiles, and warm hospitality of the villagers of Binsar and Hacra tie these two enchanting locations together for an unforgettable experience.

Tour Duration: 18 Nights

Starting Price £1,460 Per Person in group of 4-6

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