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  • Trip introduction

    This easy trek to Binsar allows you to get away from Delhi for a weekend in the wild! You'll board a train from the concrete jungle and wake up in the gorgeous environs of Kathgodam. From here, you'll set off through pine forests and climb up into the mountains. In no time, you'll be in the midst of a wildlife sanctuary, where clear rivulets flow under your feet and where distant snow-capped peaks surround you. This Binsar trek is the perfect option for a quick weekend adventure, and is suitable for beginners.

    Destination

    The Binsar Sanctuary is in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand and is home to the barking deer, leopards, the Himalayan black bear, and the sambhar. This protected area is filled with alpine forests, ancient temples, quaint villages, and trails lined with rhododendron trees. As you hop over sparkling streams, you'll enjoy the sounds of nature, and the views of peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, Panchachuli, and the Kumaon Himalayan range. The months of October to March are the best time to visit, with pleasant days and chilly nights.

    Destination highlights

    Escape the city for a quick, easy trek for the weekend. | Trek through fragrant pine and deodar forests. | Walk through the habitat of the barking deer, Himalayan black bear and the sambhar. | Take photographs of the snowy peaks of Nanda Devi and Trishul.

    Activity Details

    7200

    8000

    6800

    22 kms

    11 hours

    8 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of Binsar trek: Trek to Dhaulchina

    You'll be picked up at Kathgodam at 06:00 hrs, and will board vehicles to the wildlife sanctuary. The drive is about 4 hours long, and you'll start to see the landscape change around you. At the wildlife sanctuary, you'll start your trek. You'll cross rickety bridges over clear streams, stop for hot tea at tiny tea stalls, and walk past quaint villages on your way to your guesthouse/campsite. You'll be walking through pine and rhodendron forests, to Jwalabanj, where you'll stop for the night. The trail and the campsite offer great views of the mountains, so do keep your camera ready. Overnight in a guesthouse or in eco camp in tents.

    Overnight stay in tents/guesthouse.

    You'll be picked up at Kathgodam station and driven to Binsar. Today's package includes packed lunch and dinner, but the vehicle will be stopping for breakfast en route, so you can choose and pay for your own preferred meal. At night, you will be staying at a basic guesthouse or in an eco camp. If you're camping, you will be provided with tents (on triple sharing basis), sleeping bags and mattresses. In addition, you'll also have access to toilet tents, and a kitchen/dining tent.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Kathgodam

    Dhaulchina

    06:00 AM

    Food

    Lunch | Dinner

    Veg | Egg
    Day 2 of Binsar trek: Return to Kathgodam
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  • Cancellation policy

    For any cancellations made 24 days or more prior to the departure of the Binsar trek: 95% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount to book any other trek with the same operator within a year.

    For cancellations made 14-24 days before the departure of the Binsar trek: 70% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount to book the same trek with any other batch of the same operator within a year.

    For any cancellations made 10-14 days before the departure of the Binsar trek: 50% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount for the same trek in the same season.

    For cancellations made less than 10 days before the departure of the Binsar trek: No refund but you can transfer the same trek to a friend, for the same departure.

    Transferring the batch depends on the availability of seats.

    Rules on trip

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times during the Binsar trek.

    Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs is not permitted while trekking.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator reserves the right to change/cancel the plans for the Binsar trek without prior notice if deemed necessary. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.

    Any event cost for the Binsar trek is exclusive of any kind of insurances or medical coverage/benefits.
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    • Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary Trek Weekend Delhi Uttarakhand The Great Next
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accomodation in tents on triple/quad sharing basis (couples will be given twin-sharing tents or accommodation) OR stay in guesthouse

    • Sleeping bags, mattresses
    • Toilet tents
    • Kitchen and dining tents
    • Transport from Kathgodam-Binsar-Kathgodam in a private shared vehicle for 7-8 pax
    • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on Day 2 (veg/egg)
    • All permits as needed
    • First aid and medical kits
    • Qualified and experienced staff
    • Porters/mules to carry common equipment
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Any train or bus travel to Kathgodam

    • Meals during transit
    • Hotel stay or any accommodation in Kathgodam
    • Mules or porters to carry personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 300 per bag, per day)
    • Insurance
    • Personal expenses of any kind

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Trekking pants
    • Full sleeved tee
    • Dress warmly and in layers
    • Trekking shoes
    • Cotton socks
    • Sunglasses
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery and gadgets
    • Denims, jeans, capris or shorts
    • Sandals and floaters

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Tents on triple/quad sharing basis
    • Sleeping bags and mats
    • Kitchen and dining tent
    • Toilet tents
    • Transport from Kathgodam-Binsar-Kathgodam in private shared vehicle
    • Technical equipment needed for the hike, if any
    • First aid kit

    You need to get

    • Backpack with rain cover
    • Walking stick
    • Head torch
    • Water bottle (2 bottles of 1 ltr each)
    • 2 full sleeved t-shirts or tees
    • 1 fleece jacket or sweater
    • 1 wind and waterproof jacket
    • 1 pair of thermal inners
    • 1 poncho
    • 1 pair woollen socks for the night
    • 1 pair of trekking shoes
    • 1 woollen cap
    • 1 pair of cotton socks
    • 1 pair of fleece/woollen gloves
    • A pair of sunglasses
    • 1 sun cap
    • Snacks like energy bars, dried fruit
    • Sunscreen
    • Insect repellent
    • Moisturizer
    • Lip balm
    • Toilet paper and wipes

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.