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Binsar Sanctuary Walking Holiday provided by Outdoers India

Binsar Sanctuary Walking Holiday

Binsar Sanctuary Walking Holiday
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5 days
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
This walking holiday in Binsar wildlife sanctuary in Kumaon in Uttarakhand, India is a great option for those looking for an easy trek in the Himalayas. While it is a simple one that any reasonably-fit person can undertake, it lets one sample a slice of local culture (village life, places of archaelogical importance etc.) and learn about the flora and fauna of the lower Himalayas besides enjoying breathtaking views of snow-clad mountains.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transportation of personal luggage
  • Porter charges for personal luggage
  • Guide charges
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses - room service, bottled water etc.
  • Tips
  • Entry/Admission - Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Duration
5 days
Departure details
  • Kathgodam, Haldwani, Uttarakhand 263126, India The trip starts at Kathgodam railway station. We will share the contact details of the vehicle driver and the vehicle number. The vehicle will be waiting in the parking area.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transportation of personal luggage
  • Porter charges for personal luggage
  • Guide charges
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses - room service, bottled water etc.
  • Tips
  • Entry/Admission - Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Departure details
  • Kathgodam, Haldwani, Uttarakhand 263126, India The trip starts at Kathgodam railway station. We will share the contact details of the vehicle driver and the vehicle number. The vehicle will be waiting in the parking area.
Duration
5 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
6 stops
Day 1
Kathgodam - Gaunap Village, Binsar
Day 2
Hikes in and around Gaunap Village
Day 3
Gaunap - Dhaulchhina
Day 4
Dhaulchhina - Shaukyathal
Day 5
Shaukyathal - Jageshwar -...
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TheWiseGuy
Hyderabad87 contributions
Apr 2022
I heard a lot about this trek from my friends and we were not disappointed at all. I went with my wife (we are both nearly sixty) and we managed to trek most of the days without too much difficulty.
First couple of nights were in a quaint little village Gaunap which had only 13 families. No pollution, no noise, no garbage - just enjoy the serene beauty of the forest and the distant mountains. I am an amateur bird photographer and the tour operator arranged for a guide who had excellent knowledge of the birds. I managed to photograph over 25 different species of birds.
Thanks Sundar and Khim Singh!
Astronomy is also one of my hobbies and I stepped out late in the night to do some star gazing. I was initially disappointed to see the bands of clouds across the night sky. However the clouds were stationery and it took me some time to realise that that I am actually looking at the milky way!
There is no dust or light pollution and sky felt like right out of the Star Wars movie with millions of stars visible to the naked eye!
Sundar is an excellent cook and managed to satisfy even a finicky eater like me.
We stayed in 3 different home-stays and all of them were very clean and comfortable.

This is my third trek with the Outdoers and they truly outdid themselves again!
Thank you!
Written 6 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Outdoers I
Hi TheWiseGuy, thanks for taking time to review the trek. You both did great - glad you were able complete a good part of the trek. You should make another relaxed trip to Binsar solely for birdwatching and astronomy!
Written 18 June 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AjayGhanekar
Pune, India32 contributions
The Outdoers team of Shyam and Sunder did a fantastic job of organizing a walk through the woods and stays at some amazing locations!

Having reached Kathgodam railway station, Sunder and his team took care of all the logistics until the return to Kathgodam five days later.

We stayed for four nights at three places / homestays - namely Kot Naikana (1), Buransh Kot (1) and Gaunap village (2). Over the course of this period, we trekked over 20 kms approximately in Sunder's company.

Amazing vistas, heart-warming hospitality and delicious culinary preparations (a special shout-out to Pawan here) made for an amazing vacation. Sunder was a welcoming host and his knowledge of the local flora and fauna was very impressive.

Above all, what impressed us the most was his passion, vision and corresponding efforts to make these tourism activities sustainable for all stakeholders who are involved in it and impacted by it.

A highly recommended trip indeed!May the Outdoers team thrive and prosper for years to come! Looking forward to partnering with them in exploring more places in the future!

Written 31 May 2022
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Outdoers I
Dear Ajay, thanks you so much for the flattering review! We are so glad you and your family enjoyed the treks and the stays. You deserved a good vacation after 2+ years of staying indoors. Look forward to taking you on other trips in the future
Written 1 June 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chait1
Hyderabad, India8 contributions
May 2022
It was an invigorating trip in the Oak and Pine forests of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. The home-stays and resorts in Gaunap, Dhaulchinna and Shaukyathal were very comfortable, clean and well-provisioned. The guide (Sundar & Co) was not only a fount of knowledge on local flora and fauna but was a trained expert birder too. Even better, he turned out to be an excellent cook and a charming host as well. Hearty portions of local (home-cooked and primarily North Indian) cuisine for every yummy wholesome meal! The walks themselves were relatively easy and paced to accommodate varying needs (pre-teen boys to adults in their 40s and 50s). In one outing, they even arranged a vehicle to the next rendezvous point for folks that couldn't manage the steeper final stretch - with little advance notice. We were truly in good hands! The Outdoers folks care; its not just a commercial venture. The village stays are rustic and offer a liberating 'digital detox' with intermittent internet connectivity ;^) Just the recipe for city-bound families and friends who wish to cut down their screen time. Also, at our request before the trip, Outdoers readily extended and customized our holiday by a few days to cover other parts of the Kumaon region. All this at a very reasonable price for the experience!
Written 28 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Outdoers I
Hi Chait, thanks for taking the time to review the trek. Glad that you enjoyed all the hikes and the stays. Wish you many more 'forest baths' in the years to come!
Written 31 May 2022
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Suchitra
1 contribution
May 2022
After two years of being at home because of the pandemic, walking the trails in the Binsar Sanctuary was exhilarating. The teak and deodar forest, the crisp, cool air, the incredible variety of birds -- all so soul-nourishing.

And who better to help nourish our souls, stomachs and weary feet than Outdoers? Sundar was a kind and gentle host and guide. Encouraging as we scrambled up slopes, whipping out the local bal mithai to keep our energy up when we slowed down, and sharing his knowledge of birds with joy. The food was local and delicious, the homestays cosy.

This Outdoers walking holiday is a good way for a family or a group of friends to start exploring the outdoors.
Written 25 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Outdoers I
Dear Suchitra, thanks for taking the time to post a review. So glad to know you loved the walking holiday. I am sure it must have been great to be outdoors after being two years of not being able to get out from home. Take care
Written 27 May 2022
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Bapoorau
1 contribution
May 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Binsar with Outdoers.

From the moment we arrived, we knew we were in very capable hands. The places we stayed in were charming and comfortable, our guide Sundar was a walking encyclopaedia of knowledge on local flora and fauna, bursting into birdsong himself on occasion. The combination of the beauty of the place, the warmth of the people and the sheer exhilaration of being outdoors was incredible. The itinerary was flexible and completely at our pace. It was not too physically challenging and was perfect for first-time walkers like us.

So many parts of this experience felt like a labour of love rather than a commercial venture. After being confined to our apartment for the past two years, walking in the forest, with spotty mobile connectivity was just what we needed and Outdoers were absolutely the right people to do this with. No hesitation at all in recommending this to anyone.
Written 23 May 2022
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Outdoers I
Dear Bapoorau, great to know you enjoyed the walking holiday in Binsar. Glad that you were able to visit Gaunap too.
Written 27 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pasangha
Hyderabad, India24 contributions
Jul 2021
This was our first vacation with Outdoers - A trek to Binsar with our then 4 year old son. We had a lovely time and would recommend this trip for all first-timers with Outdoers. Post this trekking trip have gone on to do many more. Would recommend their services without any reservations :)
Written 13 December 2021
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Outdoers I
Thanks, Pasangha. So glad you enjoyed the trek. Looking forward to organizing many more treks for you!
Written 15 December 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sightsee737349
McLeod Ganj, India592 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
Had a wonderful outdoor experience with them where i was showed the best possible things cant thank them .recommend them to everyone
Written 27 April 2020
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SadhanaRamchander
Hyderabad, India3 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Before Corona virus hit India and our world changed, we were in Binsar, on a trekking trip organised by Outdoers. The choice of villages we went to and the places of stay were perfect, as were the hosts everywhere.

We were most impressed when we were accompanied not just by Pankaj, who took very good care of us, but also by Kheem Singh, who is very knowledgeable and is a trained naturalist and birder. He came armed with a bird book and helped us identify about 47 varieties of birds that we spotted! At Gaunap, a remote village you can get to only by foot, we discovered that Pankaj was also an excellent cook!

The treks through the pine and oak forests were meditative and we were one with nature. It was also humbling to see the lives of people who live on the hills. The icing on the cake was when it snowed at Shaukiyathal! It was my first snow experience and I was delighted! Sundar, our host, was kind enough to re-light the heater and re-fill my hot water bottle at 2 am when it was snowing.

It was with reluctance that we left the hills to get back to the our world. In the present scenario, the hills seemed a very safe place to be!
Written 29 March 2020
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Dear Sadhana, thanks so much for taking time to write up a review. Glad to note that the trek was a very enjoyable experience. You went back to face a different world! Let's all hope that the coronoa virus pandemic dies down quietly and quickly.
Written 30 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kobita2016
Hyderabad, India6 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
This trek was a delightful and invigorating experience. The team were professional, knowledgeable and very friendly without being intrusive.
The homestays were beautiful and rustic with fresh, tasty, wholesome food.
The pace was good with quite a bit of flexibility.
March 2020 saw unusual weather where there was rain, hail and snow interspersed with clear skies. The trek walks were planned for the mornings to avoid afternoon rains. Clear evenings allowed us to explore the villages and their surroundings.
Though it was cold (and we were prepared for it) the homestays made sure we were cosy with additional blankets, hot water bottles and portable charcoal fire pits, going to the extent of stoking up the fire in the middle of one snowy night!
The fresh air and beautiful vistas, flora and fauna were a treat for our senses.
We ended our trip with the beautiful Jageshwar temple and a visit to Peter Semacetek's butterfly and moth research centre. A good couple of hours of humourous insights into Lepidopteran life made for a satisfying end to a truly memorable trip.
Enjoyed sighting the beautiful birds, and wild plants. Appreciated the tough village life and the new livelihood ideas that are being tried, within the traditional system.

Note: I'm fifty five and was perfectly comfortable to enjoy myself throughly,though I would have been happier with silicone insoles for my trekking shoes.:-D
Written 18 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Scenic13157677748
Dear Kobita, thanks for taking time to review the trek. Glad to note that you had a memorable trek and were taken care of quite well by our staff and the homestay owners. Only wish the mountain weather was as reliable as them! Thanks for the tip on silicone insoles and the info about the butterfly and moth research station.
Written 19 March 2020
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Anil Sadineni
1 contribution
Oct 2019
Outdoers ensured that the tour was comfortable and evenly paced for my family with teenagers. Our guide made the trip a wholesome experience with his knowledge on the flora, fauna and birds. Home stay and the food prepared from fresh home grown vegetables will be remembered long after the trip. Kids mentioned fresh air, panaromic views and quite forests as three top things that come to their mind when they think about Binsar.
Written 30 October 2019
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Scenic13157677748
Dear Anil, thanks so much for taking time to review the trip. Great to know that all of you, including the kids enjoyed the trip. We have other exciting trips waiting for you folks next year!
Written 1 November 2019
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