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Tour the Rural Himalayas
People, Mountains, Rhododendrons

It is said that India resides in its villages; however, what most travellers get to see is just a glimpse of these villages. Indeed, to offer travellers a touch and feel of rural India we have devised a rural walk programme through some of the most unspoilt remote villages, enabling you to experience rural India from close quarters and allowing you to mingle with local communities.you also get to stay in some of these traditional village houses which are stunningly located

Accomdations

Cottage
Stone House

Service Level

Standard
Luxury

Transportation

Private

Food

Vegetarian
Non Veg

Age

18 to 65 years

Difficulty

Easy

Fitness Guide

Must be comfortable walking through uneven terrain at high altitudes

Who is this tour for?

Solo Men, Solo Women, Young Age Couple, Middle Age Couple , Group of Couples, Group of Singles
Tour Map

Tour Experience

This is a trip for the true blue Nomads.

  • Rural Walk Programme across 2 himalayan villages
  • Walks accompanied by a guide
  • Mingle with local communities
  • Stay in villages in aesthetic comfortable accommodations
  • Listen to myths and stories while sipping chai with the village elders

4N/ 5D

Departure: Fixed

You will be doing:

Hiking
Bird Watching
Photography
Village Walk
Jungle Walk
Temple Visit
Village Stay
Mountain Stone House
Glacier watching
Drive
Local Interaction

You will be experiencing:

Nature
Culture
High Altitude
Pilgrimage
Local Sightseeing
Responsible Tourism
Village Life

Itinerary

1 Almora

Check in to our partner property.

Choose to laze around , sip chai and get lost in the valley from the comfort of you bed.

Admire mesmerising valleys and snow clad peaks, enjoy the warmth of bonfire, gaze at the countless stars in night time.

  • Kathgodam
  • Almora
120 km 1 km
None +
Almora
Mountain Stone House
Road Trip
Nature
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

2 Thikalna Village

Rise Up, Replenish, Lets Go!

Today we reach the village of Thikalna , before we do that we have a couple of stops to make. The Chitai Temple of Justice and Almora town.

On reaching the road head to Thikalna (2100 metres/6900 ft) we will walk through a forest path covered with oak and rhododendrons trees on both sides and stunning snow capped Himalayan views along the way.

This 45-minute easy walk will bring you to the village house. The massif of Nanda Devi East and the other Himalayan peaks of the same range will be visible from the courtyard of this house.

  • Almora
  • Road Head to Thikalna Village
  • Road Head to Thikalna Village
  • Thikalna Village
40 km 4 km
Thikalna Village
Mountain Stone House
Hiking, Road Trip, Village Walk, Temple Visit, Village Stay
Nature, Culture, Local Sightseeing, Village Life, Responsible Tourism
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

3 Kot Naikana

Todays walk is a more beautiful one , a lil longer than the previous day, be prepared to be mesmerised by the Deodar forests of Jageshwar and the air you may have never breathe before.

Our uphill walk to the village of Kot Naikana begins. The end of the walk will bring you to the village of Kot Naikana where we will spend your night at a Village house.

We will visit the sunset point which is a 15 minutes’ walk from the property. The evening may be spent at leisure by a bonfire provided it doesn't rain.

None 5 km
Kot Naikana
Mountain Stone House
Hiking, Bird Watching, Photography, Jungle Walk, Temple Visit, Village Stay, Local Interaction
Nature, Culture, High Altitude, Responsible Tourism, Village Life, Responsible Tourism
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

4 Almora

We have a long day ahead of us. We return to Almora today.

Starting walking from Kot Naikana we seek blessings at Jhakersm temple. A 10 minute drive from here we reach Ganghet village .

We start our hike from Ganghet to reach Almora by early evening.

  • Kot Naikana
  • Ganghet Village
  • Almora
None 8 km
Almora
Mountain Stone House
Hiking, Village Walk, Jungle Walk
Nature, High Altitude, Local Sightseeing, Responsible Tourism, Village Life
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in both village houses and at Almora
  • All meals, snacks, tea, coffee.
  • English speaking guide during the walks
  • Picnic lunches at beautiful locations.
  • All taxes

Exclusions

  • Any emergency evacuation due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Any insurance cover
  • Train tickets to and from Kathgodam
  • Any road transportation or car at disposal
  • Drinks

Advisory

Shoes

  • The path will be rough at some stretches and hence we advise sturdy shoes/boots with excellent soles.

Essentials in your bag

  • Strong sunscreen and a hat to ward off the high daytime UV
  • Sunglasses
  • Lip-balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal medication for allergies or conditions if any
  • If you suffer from mountain driving sickness, please carry appropriate medication. These are over the Counter medicines and can be procured at any medical shop

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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