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Kumaon Diaries
Discover unseen Kumaon

True beauty doesn't command attention!, just like the winding paths which disappear into lush meadows and rhododendron filled pathways. This specially curated trip is meant to pamper your senses with the utmost luxury in mind.

Accomdations

Eco Resorts
Home Stays
Chalet
4*

Service Level

Luxury
All Inclusive

Transportation

Private

Food

Vegetarian
Non Veg

Age

Max 65 years

Difficulty

Easy

Fitness Guide

Should be able to walk mountain paths ( Incline/Decline)

Who is this tour for?

Group of Couples, Family with Kids, Family with Parents, Family & Friends
Tour Map

Tour Experience

  • Private Luxury Tour
  • Access lesser known villages and properties
  • From birding to spellbinding views of the Nanda Devi, Panchachuli, Kedarnath
  • Explore 12th Century Architecture
  • Ideal for a couple luxury couple retreat with Soft adventure
  • Soft Adventure
  • Short Treks
  • Angling (Weather Dependent)
  • Birding
  • Explore the lesser known Village of South Gola Range
  • Beautiful vistas for photography enthusiast
  • Explore zero point for uninterrupted views of Nanda Devi, Panchachuli

7N/ 8D

Departure: Any day

You will be doing:

Hiking
Trekking
Bird Watching
Photography
Road Trip
Village Walk
Jungle Walk
Neighbourhood Walk
Village Stay

You will be experiencing:

Nature
Wild Life

Itinerary

Day 1 Bhimtal

Arrive in Kathgodam, you will be picked by from the railway station and transferred to Bhimtal.

Located at a elevation of 4600 feet, Bhimtal is surrounded by lakes , boutique eateries and is on close proximity to Nainital. This is a nice centre point to soak in to a bit of the hustle bustle before once again getting lost in the wilderness. Check in to this European Style home converted into a resort . located in a private forest between the subtle hustle bustle of small town and the quietness of a forest this place offers a perfect getaway for travellers seeking a bit of solitude and connect.

One can checkout Boating, Cycling, Butterfly Watching, Lake Walks or window shop for souvenirs !

  • Kathgodam
  • Bhimtal
25 km -24 km
1000 +
Bhimtal
Chalet
Lake Boat Ride, Shopping, Photography
Nature, High Altitude, Local Sightseeing
Lunch, Dinner

2 South Gola Range

After a sumptuous breakfast we escape to a lesser known village not very far in terms of distance but elevation . From 4600 feet we are now ascend to 7500 feet. This is a walk along the rhododendron forests to reach the property. There will be porters to carry your luggage. Explore short treks , walk along the streams or simply get mesmerised wit the vistas at the property.

  • Bhimtal
  • Matial
24 km None
0
South Gola Range
4*, Eco Resorts
Village Walk, Jungle Walk, Photography, Short Treks
Nature, High Altitude, Village Life
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

3 Almora

We get further up in to the mountains to reach Almora. Almora is located on a ridge at the southern edge of the Kumaon Hills of the Himalaya range. It is surrounded by thick forests of pine and fir trees. Flowing alongside the city are rivers of Koshi (Kaushiki) and Suyal (Salmale). The snow-capped Himalayas can be seen in the background of this town.

Check in a to 100-year-old traditional Kumaoni style stone house resort . A 10-acre space includes virgin pine, oak and rhododendron trees; terraced fields laden with seasonal fruits and vegetables; and to top it all, a small private perennial natural spring.Panoramic views of the Himalayas including the majestic Nanda Devi.

  • South Gola Range
  • Almora
70 km None
0
Almora
Stone House
Hiking, Village Stay, Photography, Village Walk, Photography, Cycling
Nature, High Altitude, Local Sightseeing, Responsible Tourism
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

4 Get Around

Today we break our journey Choose to laze and explore the near by village’s .

Go for short hikes , talk to the locals , stroll the village or enjoy the panoramic views of the himalayas from the comfort of your chair. Beautiful Sunsets, fresh air and good food are in store for you here for the reminder of your trip.

0 +
Almora
Stone House
Village Walk, Cycling, Photography, Temple Visit, Short Treks
Nature, Local Sightseeing, Treks
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

5 Your last night here

If you haven’t stepped out the previous day , make sure you get out and around.

All the 3 places mentioned above can be covered in a day, however preferably take your time in Binsar wildlife sanctuary and Zero Point. Jageshwar and Kasardevi can be done together. Retire for the night

  • Almora
  • Binsar
  • Jageshwar
  • Kasar Devi
  • Almora
80 km None
0` +
Almora
Stone House
Road Trip, Bird Watching, Wild life spotting, Temple Visit, Glacier watching, Cafe hopping
Nature, Wild Life, Village Life, Day Trip, Responsible Tourism
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

6 Bye Bye

After breakfast leave for Kathgodam, from where you will board your transport onward to Delhi. Enjoy the beautiful roads on your way back. We hope you had a wonderful time and look forward to host you again!

  • Almora
  • Haldwani/Kathgodam
90 km None
0
Breakfast

Inclusions

  • All accommodations on twin sharing basis/ couples
  • All Meals and Soft beverages
  • Access to all in-house activities, facilities
  • Guided short treks
  • Porters wherever necessary
  • All Taxes
  • The price mentioned is per person price

Exclusions

  • Transport charges
  • Any camera fees
  • Hotel & driver tips (if any)
  • Entry ticket fees to Museums, Parks, etc.
  • Any personal expenditure (Toiletries, medicines, etc.)
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head "Inclusions".

Advisory

  • Please note that these are high altitude mountains, getting to the accommodation may require a short trek !
  • Transport is not included, however can be facilitated at the guests request at the actual cost
  • This is a complete nature lovers trip, please do not expect loud music, party atmostphere
  • Carry Binoculars for birding and to capture views of the peaks

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Why Ecohunters?

Small Groups
We deliberately encourage small groups as they allow for better experiences , more interaction and exchange.
Epic journeys
Every journey listed on the site has been mined for the sheer purpose of extending the joy to you!
All Inclusive Trips
All inclusive trips ensure you soak into the experience 100% without having to bother about the nitty-gritties.
Safety First
Every journey is calibrated ensuring the safety of the traveller. We closely monitor events man-made or natural to avoid any uncertainty during your travel. Trusted local partners ensure local support.
Accomodations
From unique home stays and hotels to sleeping moored under the stars in a tranquil bay, our options will provide you with the most authentic experience possible

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