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.
- 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.
- Safari at Jim Corbett and stay at a jungle resort.
Day 1 : Arrival at Delhi - Ramnagar | Overnight at Ramnagar
Travel Distance/ Time: 280 Kms/ 6-7 Hrs
Reach Delhi before 10 AM. We board the chartered vehicle and depart towards Ramnagar.
Check in to Ramnagar by late evening.
Day 2 : Morning Safari - Ramnagar - Chaukori | Overnight at Chaukori
Travel Distance / Time: 270 Kms / 7-8 Hrs
Early morning proceed to Jungle Safari. Return to the resort, have breakfast, check out and drive towards Jhaltola (Chaukori). Today you will cross the wave-like Middle Himalayan ranges also witness some spectacular snowclad peak ranges.
Check in to Chaukori by late evening.
Day 3 : Lamkeshwar Temple Walk | Overnight at Chaukori
Morning trek to Lamkeshwar with a very moderate climb which can safely 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 one hour trek to the Sunset Point.
Day 4 : Patal Bhuvaneshwar Walk | Overnight at Chaukori
Patal Bhuvaneshwar is one of most important shrines of Lord Shiva, in the region. These are underground limestone caves and revered as temple.
Limestone rock formations have created various spectacular stalactite and stalagmite figures of various hues and forms. The commentary by the guide is very interesting as the forms are interpreted with mythology in the narration.
Day 5 : Chaukori -Bhimtal | Overnight at Bhimtal
Travel Distance/ Time: 180 Kms/6-7 Hrs
Post breakfast, leave for Bhimtal. Rest of the day at leisure.
Enjoy few good viewpoint breaks en route to Bhimtal.
Day 6 : Bhimtal- Delhi | Departure from Delhi
Travel Distance/ Time: 320 Kms / 7-8 Hrs
Post breakfast we headed back to Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi tour ends here and time to say goodbye to your fellow campers till we meet again to share the images and memories of your time spent in Kumaon Himalayas.
What is included in the tour
- Stay on twin sharing basis as per the itinerary.
- All meals starting from breakfast on day 1 till evening tea 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”.