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Cost 

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7850/- per person (based on 06 person)
Duration

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09 days/08 nights (6 days of trekking)
Destinations

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Nainital - Pathariya - Kilbury - Vinayak - Kunjkharak - Akashkhanda - Kumeria - Vanghat River Lodge
Altitude

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450 m to 2500 m
Season

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November to March 
Grade

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Moderate
  

Highlights: Trekking from Nainital to Corbett, spectacular views of peaks, Tiger sighting in open jeeps & elephant ride at Dhikala, rich Himalayan flora, altitude migrant birds and occasional sightings of endangered mammals like Himalayan Black Bear and Serow, Homestays and Eco-tourism projects like Mahseer Conservation 

Unlike most other treks that are done in summer for easier access, this trek is best enjoyed around winter months as high altitude birds migrate to lower regions and the forests are in bloom. This forest trek has great altitudinal variation, giving the whole region a diverse bird and mammal life. An astounding 650 bird species have been reported here and the assemblage of mammals is equally impressive, the most notable being the elusive Serow. 

Highly recommended for beginners, this is a moderate trek through beautiful natural surroundings. You hike along old pony trails, camp at scenic spots or stay in colonial era forest bungalows. Starting from the right bank of the Kosi River this trek involves walking through dense broadleaf forest rich in wildlife, and forging through shallow streams. As we gain altitude, vegetation & landscape go through considerable change and you move on to conifer forests of oak and pine that open into scenic valleys & gorges. You finally end the trek at temperate forest higher up that offer spectacular views of the icy Himalayas along the way. What is quite remarkable is the ever-changing biodiversity, rich wildlife and the dramatic difference in forest types each day.

The hike takes you through forests dominated by dense undergrowth of Ringal, bamboo and ferns and you can encounter a variety of wildlife such as barking deer and pheasants. The forest stretch between Vinayak and Patahriya is of great ornithological importance as the once-considered extinct Himalayan Quail was reported here. You pass through small villages and hamlets, where you can see people lead a simple symbiotic life in harmony with their wild surroundings.

 

Day 1: Nainital - Pathariya - Kilbury 
Early morning, you leave Nainital for Pathariya, your first camp perched at a height of 2200 m, which spectacular views of Nainital town. Overnight at Pathariya

Day 2: Pathariya - Vinayak (14 km/ 9 hrs)
This day's trek takes you through one of the finest patches of cedar forest, crisscrossed by streams to the highest ridge of Vinayak (2600m), with stunning views of the Himalayas. Here is your best chance to find the elusive Serow and while you do so look out for signs of the Himalayan Black Bear. The trail from Pathariya leads up to the popular Naina/Cheena peak (2600 m), from where you trek further on a narrow trail along the ridge to Sigri (2350m), Guhugu Khan and Pangot. 

At Vinayak you stay in the beautiful forest bungalow or camp out in the compound of the nursery. Evenings are magical as the setting sun transforms the icy Himalayas across Vinayak into gold. Overnight at Vinayak campsite

Day 3: Vinayak - Kunjkharak (16 km/ 5 hrs)
From Vinayak the main trail runs east along the ridge to Kunjkharak, your next campsite. Though this is a motorable track, chances of coming come across any vehicle are very slim. Barely a kilometer before Kunjkharak you get a magnificent 380 km broad view of the Himalayan range. A unique feature of this moist temperate forest is the Khoola (Jhoola) moss that carpets the floor below. This moss absorbs water and helps in retaining moisture in the forest. Camp for the night at the clearing in the forest department compound of Kunjkharak, kharak in Kumaoni meaning pass. Overnight at Kunjkharak campsite

Day 4: Kunjkharak - Akashkhanda (9 km/ 6 hrs)
From Kunjkharak, the trek starts on a steep descent to the south, the temperature begins to drop and the views get spectacular. The trail takes you to dense temperate forests dominated by oak, chestnut and rhododendron. Birds commonly seen here include the colourful Jays, Magpie and Thrushes. Halfway through the trek you find some mountain streams with clear water, which are good places to stop for lunch. The campsite at Akashkhanda (1600 m) has a beautiful forest bungalow set amidst pine trees that offers complete solitude. On a clear day you get spectacular views of Nanda Ghunti (20,700 ft) and Trishul (23,360 ft) peaks. Overnight at Akashkhanda campsite 

Day 5: Akashkhanda - Kumeria (16 km/5 hrs) - Vanghat 
The trek from Akashkhanda is a sharp narrow decline to Mon through coniferous forests. The verandah at the primary school of Mon is a welcome site to rest for a while. You soon get on to the old district board road that meanders along the Kosi and leads to the village of Okhaldhunga (500m). From here a fire lane soon merges with a narrow broken trail that takes you to the relatively large riverside village of Kunkhet, finally ending on the other side of the suspension bridge over the Kosi at Kumeria. Transfer to waiting vehicle and drive to Marchula, for a 2-km trek to Vanghat, a riverside wilderness lodge on the periphery of Corbett National Park

Day 6: Vanghat River Lodge
Hemmed in between the Ramganga river and the Kalagarh Tiger Reserve, Vanghat can be accessed through various walks that descend into the Ramganga Valley. You have the advantage of doing nature hikes in the surrounding forests - something not permitted inside the Park - to explore prime wildlife habitats on foot. A walk by the river gives you a chance to explore the Mahseer pools, with scenes of fish eagles hovering in the air and the occasional tiger pugmark on the riverbed. Look out for well-concealed Ghoral (a rare species of goat antelope) in the steep rock faces by the river.
In evening leaving at Nainital,

 
Cost of the tour is Rs. 7850/- per person (based on 06 person)
 
Cost Included

Transportation by Jeep through out the tour,

Sightseeing as per the itinerary 

All Meals during Trekking

Services of Helper and Cook 

Services of English Speaking guide.  

Drivers T.A. D.A. 

All pick up and dropping facilities 

Accommodation on sharing basis.

All trekking Equipments

Accommodation in Tents / Rest House,  

All taxes. 

ALL fuel, and state taxes, parking fee.  
 
Cost Excluded

Any airfare.

Any insurance.  

Or any other things which are not mentioned in cost included column.

Any personal expenses like Laundry, STD calls, etc.  

Any claim due to natural Calamities such as land slide, road blockage etc. 
 
GENERAL RULES
1
Tourist is advised is not to carry any precious items while in tour.
2
Tourist can enroll his/her names for the tours by paying initial advance. The balance amount must reach Delhi Office at least 5 days before scheduled departure of the tour without waiting for reminder from our side. If the full amount is not paid in the time the company reserves the right to cancel the bookings with consequent loss of deposit and apply the cancellation charges.
3
Tourist travel at their own risk. Neither the tour operator nor their representative or staff accept any liability or responsibility for an kind of risk, theft, delay, damages, loss, injury, accident, death etc. during their tour howsoever it might have caused.
4
The operator has also right to cancel at any time any or all the tours announced without assigning any reason whatsoever. In such case the operator's responsibility will be only to refund the amount by such passengers, without any compensation whatsoever.
5
The hotels are subject to change without prior notice.
6
The seats in the bus are allotted on "first comr first serverd basis" at the time of booking of the tour.
7
If there is any loss or damage by any passengers to the property of the hotel, bus, tour, operator or any other concerned parties or person during the tour then such passengers have to compensate the concerned parties or person for the same immediately.
8
During sightseeing we will take the bus /car up to the point it is allowed or can be taken. There offer if any vehicle or other arrangements are to be made then the expenses should be paid by the passengers only.
9
Timings mentioned in the itinerary for the bus/car tour are only estimated time for the sake of knowledge. There are always chances of delay in arrival at the destination due to various reasons.
10
Refunds, if any, will be given after a periods of ten days from the date of claim. Refunds will be paid only by cheque and only against receipts.
11
Due to unavoidable circumstanmces, if there is aloes in the stay of hotel or sightseeing or missed then no refund will be granted to the passengers in this respect.
12
If any passengers decide to break their journey after commencement of the tour, they can do so, but no refund for the balance periods of the tour will be granted to them and their all onwards journey arrangements will be the sole responsibility of such passengers only.
13
All disputes /legal claims subject to Delhi Jurisdiction only.
CANCELLATION RULES
1
20 Days or More days before departure of Tour 10% on Full amount
2
10 days before departure tour 25% on full amount.
3
06 days before departure of tour 40% on full amount.
4
Within 04 days before departure of tour :No Refund. 
 
 
 

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