Overview

November is a great time to be in the Himalayas. The probability of clear cloudless skies with clear and crisp views of Himalayan ranges makes it a delightful experience. 

This November, we have shortlisted two of the best locations with astounding Himalayan views Chaukori (Jhaltola) and Shitlakhet. The short and long walks in the chilled winters will be highly rewarding. 

An Offbeat Destination in Kumaon, Jhaltola (near Chaukori) has a unique location and stunning 300 kms of Himalayan views. A 1,000 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 Himalayan 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. 

Shitlakhet has amazing views of the Himalayas. It's proximity to Ranikhet will help us explore the cantonment town of Ranikhet that also houses the Museum of Kumaon Regiment. 

Join us to experience the most memorable time of your life in the lap of Himalayas!

7 Nights 8 Days 31 Oct and 07 Nov
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  • Highlights
    • Stay in a 1,000 acre Estate, surrounded by thousands of acres of untouched forests.
    • Stunning views of 300 km of panoramic Himalayan range.
    • Visit to Kumaoni Village to experience the rural life
    • Visit to stalactite and stalagmite caves of Patal Bhuvaneshwar. 
    • Short walks that will help us soak in Himalayan natural beauty
    • Visit to Kumaon Regiment in Ranikhet
    • Heritage walk in Ranikhet
    Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrival at Delhi - Overnight at Bhimtal 
    Arrival at Delhi. Proceed to Bhimtal (drive of 7.5 hours). Overnight at Bhimtal.
    Meals included -Lunch & Dinner.

    Day 2:  Delhi - Bhimtal - Jhaltola | Overnight at Jhaltola 
    A short walk to Bhimtal lake. Post beakfast. Travel to Jhaltola (Chaukori), with lunch en route. (Approx  6 hours). Day at leisure. We will see the most beautiful Himalayan Sunset this evening. Overnight at Jhaltola.
    Meals included - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

    Day 3: Explore Jhaltola
    Post breakfast, a short walk to see the Kumaoni Village as it goes along following its daily chores. Enjoy the scenes of happy children running and playing freely on green hills. See smiling faces of ever-inviting Villagers. The walk ends with a visit to a small temple in the Village. Lunch at 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.
     All meals & overnight at Jhaltola.

    Day 4: Lamkeshwar Trek | Patal Bhuvaneshwar Caves | Overnight at Jhaltola
     We will go for an 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.
     Post lunch, half-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 Jhaltolaand 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.
    All meals & overnight at Jhaltola.

    Day 5:  Jhaltola - Shitlakhet | Overnight at Shitlakhet 
    Rise early to enjoy a sunrise or wake up late! Post-breakfast, we will proceed to Sitlakhet (near Ranikhet) (Approx  4 hours). Overnight at Sitlakhet.
    Meals included - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

    Day 6: Day Visit to Ranikhet
    We will do a Heritage Walk in the Cantonment City of Ranikhet which still houses some colonial buildings
    Kumaon Regiment Museum - The Kumaon Regimental Centre is a famous museum that was built in the 1970s to showcase the rich legacy of the Kumaon Region. Established by Kumaon Regiment of Indian Army, the museum houses war artefacts of historical importance that exhibit the glory and achievements of the Garhwal and Kumaon regiments. It also houses valuable items such as silver sceptre of Rani Jhansi
    Ovenight at Sitlakhet.
    Meals included - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

    Day 7: Shitlakhet to Bhimtal 
    Check out from Resort. Drive (80 kms / 2 hours). We will give you free time, to indulge in activities of your choice, at Nainital for Boating / Shopping or sightseeing.
    Return to Bhimtal for overnight stay. Overnight at Bhimtal.
    Meals included - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

    Day 8: Bhimtal - Delhi
    We will travel to New Delhi for an evening flight back home.
     An extension for those wanting to explore Delhi / Agra etc may continue their tour (we will be happy to help you plan this tour as well).
    Meals included - Breakfast

    Inclusions/Exclusions

    What is included in the tour

    • Stay as per itinerary on twin / triple sharing basis.
    • All food charges in Kumaon and enroute to Kumaon as mentioned in the itinerary.
    • All transport arrangements ex-Delhi in non-AC chartered vehicle. 
    • 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.
    • GST
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