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.
The Himalayan paradise of Kumaon contains some of the most stunning mountain scenery that we know of anywhere, from the perennially snow capped peaks of the Great Himalaya range in the north to the pretty hill stations in the foothills and the stunning wilderness of Corbett National Park. This tour will let you enjoy one of the best National Parks of India with the destinations from where you can witness the 300 kms of Himalayan Panorama.
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.
- Safari at Jim Corbett and stay at a jungle resort.
Day 1 : Arrival at Delhi - Ramnagar | Overnight at Ramnagar
At 1500 hrs at Old Delhi Railway Station, you will meet your co-travelers with whom you will be sharing some great conversations over multiple cups of coffee and bonfire for next camp days!
We will board 15035 Uttar Sampark Kranti Express at 1600 hrs that reaches Ramnagar* at 2055 hrs.
Transfer to the Resort at Ramnagar (25 minutes). Overnight at Ramnagar Resort.
* Ramnagar is the closest village to Corbett National Park.
Day 2 : Morning Safari - Ramnagar - Marchula | Overnight at Marchula
We begin the tour with a morning safari at the famed Corbett National Park, a Park that is named after the great hunter turned naturalist, Jim Corbett, whose study of the tiger is till date unrivalled. It has rich diversity of Mammals, Reptiles, Birds and Flora. Of course the Tiger and the Elephant remain the “highlight” mammal species. The Ramganga River that flows through the Park makes for an unbelievably beautiful forest-scape. Transfer to Marchula Resort (Corbett National Park)
Exploring Tiger-rich Jim Corbett National Park on foot is forbidden. However, since our chosen Resort is situated within the Buffer area of Corbett Tiger Reserve, we would be having a rewarding experience of walking in the Forest! Overnight at Marchula.
Day 3 : Nature Trail | Overnight at Jhaltola
Morning “Nature trail” in the Forest. Enjoy the Foliage, live streams and the beautiful avi-fauna. Post breakfast, transfer to Chaukori (Jhaltola). Its a long but scenic drive of 7.30 hours. Lunch enroute.
An Offbeat destination in Kumaon, Jhaltola (near Chaukori) has a unique location. It commands the views of 300 kms of Himalayan Panorama, perhaps the best you will see in entire Kumaon Himalayas.
The retreat where we would be staying has wide and unhindered Himalayan views of Hathi Parwat, Gauri Parwat, Nanda Ghunti, Trishul, Nanda Devi East and West, Nanda Khat, Nanda Kot and more ranges of Nepal.
We will see the most beautiful Himalayan Sunset this evening. Overnight at Jhaltola.
Day 4 : Lamkeshwar Trek | Overnight at Jhaltola
We will go for a easy hike to Lamkeshwar (1 hour - one way) this morning. The hike begins from the Resort itself and offers still better views than those that are available from the Resort. Evening, we set out for easy sunset walk. We will be blessed with the second of our many beautiful Himalayan Sunsets of the Tour. Overnight at Jhaltola.
Day 5 : Visit to Patal Bhuvaneshwar Cave | Overnight at Jhaltola
Rise early for good sunrise or wake up late! Post-breakfast, we will go for a day excursion to explore the Caves at Patal Bhuvaneshwar (1 hour), a temple complex of interesting limestone formations. We will be blessed with the third of the many beautiful Himalayan Sunsets of the Tour. Overnight at Jhaltola.
Day 6 : Proceed to Binsar (3.5 hours) | Overnight at Binsar
We bid adieu to the great views and say good-bye to our gracious hosts only to be welcomed at Binsar resort with equally good views and gracious hosts!
At resort, you will fall in love with its beautiful architecture and feel great to know that this place will be our home for two nights. Binsar is a picturesque, sleepy hamlet and is one of the most scenic destinations in the Kumaon Himalayas. It offers a majestic view of the snow covered Himalayan peaks of Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Shivling and Panchachuli. Binsar is also a Wildlife Sanctuary (that makes this a “pure-vegetarian” Resort) known for teeming birdlife. We continue the conversations over Bonfire. Overnight at Binsar.
Day 7 : Trek to Zero Point | Overnight at Binsar
Morning hike to “Zero Point”. The trail starts from the retreat and goes up a steep climb to Zero Point, about 1 km long and 400 feet up. Along the way, there are trees to climb and lovely photo stops, so, a relaxed walk with numerous stoppages is what is recommended. You will be rewarded with beautiful views once atop. Relax in the evening. Overnight at Binsar.
Day 8 : Walk in Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary | Departure for Delhi
Morning Walk in Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. Post lunch, transfer to Kathgodam Railway Station Drive (4 hours) Post dinner, overnight train 15014 Ranikhet Express at 2035 hrs.
Day 9 : Delhi | Departure from Delhi
Reach Delhi at 0355 hrs. Tour Ends.
What is included in the tour
- AC Railway Travel from Delhi - Ramnagar and from Kathgodam - Delhi
- Stay as per itinerary on twin sharing basis
- All food charges in Kumaon.
- All transport arrangements in Kumaon.
- One Safari in Corbett National Park
- Activities, Guide Charges, Entry Fees as per itinerary
- Services of a Foliage Resource Person from Delhi to Delhi
What is NOT included in the tour
- Airfares up to and from Delhi.
- Anything that is not mentioned in “Inclusions”.
- Mineral water / cold drinks / beverages during journey or at the campsite.
- Any expenses of personal kind.
- Medical expenses if incurred.
- Expenses that are incurred due to reasons beyond control of the organizers.