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About the Binsar Trek:
Settled amid the serene location of Kumaon, Binsar Trek offers majestic views of the snowy Himalayan ranges like Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Shivling, and Panchachuli. Binsar proves to be a serene retreat to get rejuvenated from the city's hustle-bustle and enjoy the fresh air while soaking in the beauty of lush greens and the White Mountains.
Also, sunset and sunrise views are not only mesmerizing but will make you crave for more and visit the place again and again. Nature walks, Binsar Trekking, bird watching, wildlife sanctuary, and village tours are a few of the most popular activities that can keep you engaged for days and are full of thrills as well.
Popularly known as the trekker’s paradise, Binsar offers a unique amalgam of gorgeous passages, misty and pure air, and stunning trails that are complete with scenic surroundings of Oaks and Rhododendrons. Binsar Trekking is a perfect way to enjoy not only nature but get the taste of local culture and cuisine. The trekking adventure starts from the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, homes to various wild animals like deer, wild boar, pine martens, langur monkeys, porcupine, and birds such as woodpecker, eagles, and vultures.
The Binsar Trek takes you through mesmerizing mountain brooks and lush landscapes of pines and cedars, beautiful Kumaoni villages, temples of Jageshwar, freshwater streams, and much more. The entire passage of the trek is complete with the picturesque beauty of the region and fills you with the aroma of deodar and pine trees. It will also let you enjoy an overnight camping experience amid the peaceful realms where you can wake up with the bird's chirps and be amazed by the captivating sunrise.
This Binsar Trek from Wildlife Sanctuary to Jageshwar trek would certainly leave you with unforgettable memories of spectacular scenery and exciting experiences.
Meal Details: Vegetarian with EggMeals while on trek
Accommodation Type: Camping
Transportation Types: Sharing and Dedicated Vehicle Options Available
Binsar Trek Difficulty Level: Easy
You will be picked up from Kathgodam railway station by our representative at 06:00 am who will escort you to Binsar Sanctuary by a private vehicle. The drive takes about 4 hrs.
Your Binsar Trek adventure starts from the sanctuary and takes you to Dhaulchina. The trek is a gradual descent of about 7 km and takes about 3 – 4 hrs.
In between this trek, enjoy a tea break to refresh and fill yourself.
Dhaulchina is located at an elevation of 6100 ft., where you reach by 3 pm. Have your packed lunch and soak in the beauty of the Mighty Himalayas.
You have plenty of time to discover the local villages, their culture, and life.
Overnight stay in Dhaulchina
Start your 2nd day of Binsar Trekking with lovely sunrise views and have your breakfast.
Witness the elegance of the Central Himalayas from the Rock Garden and capture some memorable moments.
In between the 8 km of this part of Binsar Trek, there are numerous points for picnic experience, where you can refresh and relax.
After 2 hrs of gradual ascent, reach old Jageshwar temple, explore its heritage complex and learn about some spiritual values.
Now, enjoy 2 hrs descent to the main Jageshwar temple and see some of the Kumaoni villages en route. Have your packed lunch on the way and board your vehicle to drive back to Kathgodam via Nainital.
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The Binsar Trek package includes the following:
- Accommodation in the Guest House
- Veg meals (including packed lunch) while on trek
- Return transport from Kathgodam to Binsar
- Trekking and forest permits
- Trek equipment, including camping tent, sleeping bag, mattress, kitchen/dining tent, utensils, and toilet tent
- First aid medical kits in case of emergencies
- A qualified trek leader (mountaineering) and support staff
The Binsar Trek is graded as an easy trek, and even a first-timer can go for this trekking adventure. But, there are some physical ability constraints that every climber must fulfill like he/she must be fit enough to cover 5 km of distance in 50 minutes along with a backpack of up to 8Kg. And, the climber must not have physical conditions like heart problems, high blood pressure, asthma, or epilepsy.
Binsar trek is a 2 days trek. Binsar Trekking itinerary depends upon the package you choose. This package is for 1N and 2 D, while there are other packages as well which allow you to explore the beauty of the Kumaon region for a longer duration.
Binsar features excellent weather conditions throughout the year and is a year-round destination especially from October to March. While summers prove to be a great season to visit the place for trekking, winters are good to enjoy snowfall and snow skiing.
During monsoons, natural beauty gets in full bloom, but passages get slippery and are not perfect for trekking.
The Binsar Trekking Package includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner meals (all veg) during the trek duration. It does not feature any meal on the transit between Kathgodam and Binsar.
Yes, transportation from Kathgodam to Binsar and return transfer through a private vehicle are included in the package. This Binsar trekking package also covers the cost of trekking permits and trekking equipment like tents (camping, kitchen/dining, toilet), sleeping bags, and utensils.
Things to carry with you while going on for Binsar Trekking are:
- Backpack with rain cover
- 2 bottles of water of 1 liter each
- Energy bars, dry fruits, and electoral/ORS
- Head Torch
- Personal medication, if any
- Comfortable cotton t-shirts and fleece t-shirt as well
- Track pants
- Waterproof jacket
- Sunscreen cream, Hand sanitizer, Moisturizer, Antibacterial Powder, Toilet Paper & Wipes, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Lip Balm, and Quick-dry Towel
- Sunglasses, Cap, Gloves
- Trekking shoes
- A pair of floaters too
Binsar experiences cold winters as the minimum temperature touches 0°C at some times, which makes Binsar apt for snowfall during December and January months. So, if you choose to go for Binsar Trekking during winters, you may find snow on the trek otherwise you have the chance to witness the beauty of surrounding snow-clad Himalayan ranges.
Binsar is famous for its mesmerizing views of the majestic Himalayan peaks such as Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi, Panchachuli, Nanda Kot, and Kedarnath. It also offers a wonderful opportunity for trek lovers and adventure seekers.
The Binsar Zero point and the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary are the other highlights of the area that boast of its natural beauty and the wildlife. Also, the area has a few ancient temples, which let you connect with spirituality. Enclosed with rich flora and fauna, Binsar offers tranquility, and it is best to enjoy rejuvenation in nature's lap.
The road distance between Delhi and Binsar is about 346 Km, which can be covered in approx. 7:15 hrs.
The road distance between Binsar and Nainital is approx. 87 km, and it takes about 2 hrs 45 minutes to cover the distance by road.
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