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  • Trip introduction

    Enjoy your weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the city with this short and easy trek through the Binsar wildlife sanctuary. This 2-day trek takes you into the inner sanctuary via an off-beat route with waterfalls and river streams en route. With the chirping of alpine birds that live in the sanctuary, you'll reach the Binsar Zero Point, a vantage point to soak in views of snow-clad peaks like Mt. Nanda Devi and Mt. Trishul. A pleasant and easy hike, this Binsar trek is a great choice for beginner as well as seasoned trekkers.

    Destination

    The Binsar wildlife sanctuary, located in the Kumaon hills of Uttarakhand, is home to a range of alpine wildlife species from leopards and barking deers to the Himalayan black bears and the sambhars. A birder's paradise, you'll often spot unique and brightly-colored birds fluttering among treetops and chirping in the woods of the sanctuary. Here, you'll also find small, hillside villages tucked away in the secluded folds of the mountains. After a day spent exploring the sanctuary, you'll stay at one such quaint hamlet under a dark, night sky that is decorated with a hundred twinkling stars.

    Destination highlights

    Escape the city for a short 2-day Binsar trek in Uttarakhand. | Trek through fragrant pine and deodar forests. | View the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Nanda Devi, Mt. Trishul and many more. | Explore the Kumaoni culture at the villages of Kholsir and Sontri.

    Activity Details

    7200

    8039

    6800

    15 kms

    7 hrs

    7 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Binsar trek: Kathgodam to Sontri

    Report to the Kathgodam railway station at 7:00 hrs and board a private vehicle for the 5-hr drive to the Kholsir village, located on the northern edge of the Binsar wildlife sanctuary. Here, you'll have a short briefing session before you begin trekking from Kholsir. A 2-hr trek will take you on an off-beat trail to the secluded village of Sontri. Be sure to explore the small village and enjoy the starry sky in the evening. Overnight in a home-stay or tents at Sontri.

    Overnight in a home-stay or tents at Sontri.

    Travel from Kathgodam to Kholsir and trek from Kholsir to Sontri. Today's meal package includes lunch served at the Kholsir village before the trek and dinner at the Sontri village after the trek. Overnight stay will either be in alpine tents pitched in Sontri or at a local home-stay.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Kathgodam

    Sontri

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Lunch | Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Binsar trek: Sontri to Kathgodam
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 30 days before departure of the Binsar trek: 90% refund.

    For cancellations made 21-30 days before departure of the Binsar trek: 60% refund.

    For cancellations made 11-20 days before departure of the Binsar trek: 30% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 10 days before departure of the Binsar trek: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to follow all instructions of the trek leader during the Binsar trek.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs or tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the Binsar trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Any extra luggage can be stored at the base camp at the Kholsir village. Please ensure that you do not keep any valuables in the luggage stored at the base camp.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the Binsar trek to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. Any costs arising due to such a change in the itinerary are borne by the traveller.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during the Binsar trek.
    • Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary Trekking Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary Trekking Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary Trekking Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary Trekking Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary Trekking Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary Trekking Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary Trekking Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary Trekking Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary Trekking Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements between Kathgodam and Kholsir in a private Tempo Traveller or SUV

    • Accommodation for 1 night in a home-stay or tents on a twin/triple-sharing basis
    • All meals from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 2
    • Services of experienced trek leader and support staff
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Kathgodam

    • Services of porters/mules to carry your personal luggage (can be arranged at an extra cost of INR 1,000 per bag, if booked at least five days in advance)
    • Adventure travel insurance (can be arranged at an extra cost of INR 400 per person; details on request)
    • Costs due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural calamities etc.
    • Personal expenses such as apparel or gear, extra meals etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Full length track pants and hiking shorts
    • Full sleeved t-shirts or shirts
    • Sweater and thermal wear
    • Jacket
    • Trekking shoes
    • Cotton socks and gloves
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery and gadgets
    • Denim jeans, capris or shorts
    • Sandals or floaters

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Tempo Traveller or SUV for transport between Kathgodam and Kholsir
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bag, matress
    • Common kitchen/dining tent and washroom tent

    You need to get

    • Small backpack (30+ ltrs)
    • Sunglasses
    • Torch (with extra batteries)
    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Hand towel and napkins
    • Toilet paper
    • Dry snacks (energy bars, chocolates etc.)
    • Personal toiletries (toothpaste, lip balm etc.)
    • Water bottle (1-2 ltrs)

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.