Overview

An Offbeat Destination in Kumaon, Jhaltola (near Chaukori) has a unique location and stunning 300 km of Himalayan views. A 1000 acre Estate, it is surrounded by thousands of acres of untouched forests and the nearest neighbour is a kilometer away. The peaks of Hathi Parvat, Gauri Parbat, Nanda Ghunti, Trishul, Nanda Devi East and West, Nanda Khat, Nanda Kot and more ranges of Nepal are seen from here.
This Tour will have a good mix of activities and a lot of leisure time to savor the flavor of the destination. It is for this reason that we prefer to call this style of Holidays as "CCB" ie Coffee, Conversations and Bonfires.
Note from the Host :
The Misty Mountains Retreat has been developed in a location carefully selected for its stunning views of the WIDEST Himalayan range in Kumaon. The Resort exists in 1000 acre estate surrounded by 800 acres of untouched forests all around it.
Our setup is informal and the food simple and delicious. Everything is the way we would like it to be if we were on a holiday. My family and our three adorable cats, love to share this place with people who appreciate offbeat holidaying. The discerning travelers of Foliage Outdoors have stayed with us before and we enjoy their company as much as (we think) they like ours :)
Note from your WIC :
We have traveled far and wide in the Himalayas and without a doubt, beating the location of Misty Mountains is next to impossible. A 300 km of Himalayan Panorama is simply a sight to behold. Combine that with the hospitality of the gracious hosts, the holidays here will be amongst the very best that you will ever have in your life.
There would be NO "treks" in this tour but we will enjoy our share of Himalayan "Walks" that will NOT be rigorous or physically exhaustive. We at Foliage Outdoors call this a CCB tour ie a tour that's so easy-paced that you have enough time to enjoy your cup of Coffee, the endless Conversations and time around the Bonfire
For uninitiated, WIC is your Wanderer-In-Charge, the person who will lead this tour :)
Join us to experience the most memorable time of your life in the lap of Himalayas.

6 Nights 7 Days 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 28 Dec, and more
Camp Category
Leisure Tours
Age Groups
For All Ages
Route Map
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Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Stay on twin sharing basis as per the itinerary.
  • All meals starting from breakfast on day 2 till dinner on day 6.
  • Transport by a chartered vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Walks, Sightseeing and Safaris as per the itinerary.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Airfares up to and from Delhi.
  • Anything that is not mentioned in “Inclusions”.
Highlights
  • Stay in a 1000 acre Estate, surrounded by thousands of acres of untouched forests.
  • Stunning views of 300 km of Himalayan range.
  • Trek to Lamkeshwar that offers fabulous 360-degree views of the Himalayas.
  • Explore Patal Bhuvaneshwar underground limestone caves.
  • Tour to leisurely pace with a lot of time for endless conversations beside the bonfire.
  • Walking Safari at Jim Corbett and stay at a jungle resort.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 : Delhi - Kathgodam
Reach Delhi. Overnight Train Journey to Kathgodam.
Day 2 : Kathgodam - Jhaltola | drive of 7 hours / 180 km
Reach Kathgodam early in the morning and proceed to Jhaltola by chartered non-AC vehicle.
Enjoy the Sunset walk in the evening. Walk back to resort and enjoy hot Pahadi food along with gup shups.
Overnight stay at Jhaltola.
Day 3 : Jhaltola - Lamkeshwar walk - Jhaltola | 2-3 hours of easy trek
Morning trek to Lamkeshwar with a very moderate climb which can safely be categorized as easy trek/walk.  An old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva sits atop a mountain which is a 2 km uphill climb from the retreat. It also offers fabulous 360-degree views from the Vantage Point. Spend as much time as we want at the most incredible location. Return for lunch.
A leisurely walk in the evening.
Overnight stay at Jhaltola.
Day 4 : Jhaltola - Patal Bhuvaneshwar walk - Jhaltola | 30 mins drive
Patal Bhuvaneshwar is one of the most important shrines of Lord Shiva, in the region. These are underground limestone caves and revered as a temple.
Limestone rock formations have created various spectacular stalactite and stalagmite figures of various hues and forms. The commentary by the guide is most interesting as the forms are interpreted with mythology in the narration.
Overnight stay at Jhaltola.
Day 5 : Jhaltola - Vanghat| 8 hours drive / 230 km
Post breakfast drive to Vanghat.
Overnight stay at Vanghat.
Day 6 : Vanghat - Ramnagar - Delhi
Post breakfast Morning walking safari. Post Lunch/Supper checkout and drive back to Ramnagar. From Ramnagar, board an overnight train for Delhi.
Day 7 : Arrival at Delhi
Tour ends here and time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers till we meet again to share the images and memories of your time spent in the beauty of Kumaon.

 

Route map