The operator will arrange your transport to the start point of the Kumaon village trek.
This easy-paced adventure takes you through ancient Kumaoni villages that time has left behind. You'll experience the simple lifestyle of the inhabitants, and trek through the most picturesque trails. You will stay in local homestays made of stone and slate, with hand painted interiors and mud-lime walls. Each day, you'll meet the happy, hospitable Kumaoni people, and relish flavourful home-cooked meals with them. You will also visit temples that are over 1000 years old, and see prehistoric rock paintings at Lakhudiar. With a relaxed itinerary and daily walks of about 5-6 hours, this trip is suitable for beginners and families with children, or for older travellers looking for an active experience.
IMPORTANT: This is a custom trip and requires a minimum of 4 travellers to book the trip.
The Kumaon region is on the border of Tibet and India, and you'll see both cultures intermingling in a heady mix here. You'll be staying at the villages of Paliu, Sokyatal and Deora, and visiting Jageshwar temple and Kasara Devi temple in Almora. You'll also get to see spectacular views of the peaks of Nanda Devi, Kamet, Trishul, Panch Chuli and Nanda Kot.
This region is always beautiful for a relaxed adventure like this. Spring brings with it a burst of life, with budding fruit trees, little lambs and calves, and blossoming red rhododendrons. While the autumn months are a tale of golden sunrises, ripening cherries and cosmos flowers, the winter months offer crisp blue skies with sweet-smelling mimosas lining the trail.
Enjoy a laidback adventure through an ancient, exotic region. | Stay in homestays with local families and eat simple meals with them. | Trek through oak, cedar and rhododendron forests dotted with sparkling waterfalls.
You will start by around 07:00 hrs from Kathgodam, and will be driven to Kasaar Devi temple. It should take about 2 hours to get there, and the route is very scenic. At Kasaar Devi, you'll begin the trek. You'll trek up a gentle slope, past terraced fields, past waterfalls and a small stream. You'll stop at the 1000-year old temples of Kali and Vishnu before reaching Deora. You'll meet your host family here, and will have the rest of the evening to enjoy your first Kumaoni village experience. Overnight in homestay.
Overnight in homestay.
For your first night in a Kumaoni homestay, you'll be in Deora village. This houses in this village have beautifully carved doors and windows, and are great for photographers. You'll stay in clean rooms, and will be provided with fresh towels, bedlinen and organic handmade soap. The bathrooms are outside, with Western toilets, and you'll get a bucket of hot water to take a bath.
Lunch | Dinner
For cancellations made 0-2 days before the departure date of the Kumaon village trek: 10% of the trip cost will be refunded.
For cancellations made 3-7 days before the departure date of the Kumaon village trek: 50% of the trip cost will be refunded.
For cancellations made 8-14 days before the departure date of the Kumaon village trek: 75% of the trip cost will be refunded.
For cancellations made 15 days or more before the departure date of the Kumaon village trek: 100% of the trip cost will be refunded.
If the participant wants to cancel/leave mid trek or no show: No refund
All applicable taxes will be deducted before paying the refund amount.
All participants are required to respect local culture and property on the Kumaon village trek.
Smoking, consumption of alcohol, drugs etc is strictly prohibited on the Kumaon village trek.
Participants must adhere to a strict no-litter policy on the Kumaon village trek.