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About the Activity:

  • An extensive, close to nature tour of Uttarakhand is at your finger tip to provide you with maximum pleasure and this is the best opportunity to refresh your soul well.
  • A 9 day trekking and camping will take you to enjoy the beauty of Mukteshwar the land of ever changing skies and magical sunsets, the Sattal camp that is located on the hilltop with birds’ eye view of the valley below and the rustic beauty of Ranikhet as well.
  • Interact with the friendly hill people in picturesque mountain villages, munch on delicious Kumaoni meals and spend the afternoons in terraced fruit orchards etc.
  • Engage in Rock-climbing and Rappelling at the breathtaking Chauli ki Jaali Cliffs, swim in sparking pools, witness the spectacular sunrises, star spangled skies, relish the beautiful night with wonderful night treks, enjoy scrumptious barbeques and forget yourself with the kumaoni songs around campfires and much more.
  • The package includes food, accommodation in tents and unlimited fun.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Mukteshwar

    Arrive at Kathgodam from Delhi by train in the morning. Get picked up and enjoy a jeep rive to Mukteshwar Camp for breakfast. (2 ½ hrs).

    You will be allotted to the respective tents and then settle down.

    Freshen up, listen to the introduction and discussion on the plan based on group interests.

    Indulge in some short walks along the ridge. (1 – 2 hours).

    Enjoy walking along the fruit orchards. (Plum –peach season is may – June).

    Return to the camp and have lunch.

    Engage in some exciting adventure and fun activities.

    Embark on walk to the forested estate around the campsite and those interested can indulge is adventure activities like Flying fox and other Rope games. (2 – 3 hrs).

    Return to the camp by evening for tea.

    Camp games like volleyball, basketball, archery etc can be arranged if you wish.

    Have dinner with your team mates near the campfire.

  • Day 2 - Mukteshwar

    In the morning, head out for a hike for 1 hour to the meadows to watch the sunrise over the Himalayan snow peaks.

    Those interested can make their own kites and fly them.

    Have breakfast and then go for a walk along the ridge to the Chauli Ki Jaali cliffs.

    Enjoy rock climbing and rappelling (various grades possible from easy to very challenging.) (2 -3 hours).

    Post lunch, continue climbing. (2 hours).

    In the evening, walk back to the camp. At the campsite there will be singing and fun games around the campfire.

    Enjoy dinner following which there would be a night hike for one hour to the nearby forest.

  • Day 3 - Mukteshwar

    In the morning, go for bird watching with the expert locals. (1-2 hours) and then have breakfast.

    Later, you have the time to plan for picnic lunch. Participants decide the menu and select rations from the camp kitchen.

    Post this, engage in a hike to the waterfall. (1 ½ hrs downhill along the ridge).

    Reach a deep hidden valley where you can see a small waterfall at its base.

    Also, you will see a natural waterslide and a splash in the pool.

    Then collect firewood to make a small fire and cook your lunch.

    Post lunch, hike back up to ‘Shashbani’ which is known as ‘forest of rabbits’.

    Set up camp in the meadows and then head out to have some informal interactions with the villagers.

    Visit a family where you will be having dinner.

    Stay overnight at the village.

  • Day 4 - Ranikhet

    In the morning, pack up and hike up to the road head after breakfast.

    Drive (1.5 hr. approx) to Ranikhet. Upon arrival, settle down in your rooms and later lunch at the mango courtyard.

    Then, move to enjoy a brisk hike through the “valley of the sun” (2 – 3 hours).

    Walk to the Siddheshwar temple, the ancient Dev Kund (circular stone pool for locals deities) in the forest to reach the centre of the great valley bowl where the ruins of sun temple are located.

    Watch as the last rays of the sun touch the temple before setting over the hills.

    If you would like to do birding, take a separate route.

    In the evening, return to the camp. Bonfire will be arranged, have dinner in the mango courtyard.

  • Day 5 - Ranikhet

    Post breakfast, head out for a short drive and hike to the Kosi river. (1 -2 hours).

    Set up camp on the riverside beach.

    Enjoy river crossing, slithering, fishing /angling, swimming and cooking on the beach.

    Stay overnight on the beach.

  • Day 6 - Ranikhet

    Drive to visit the 13th century Katarmal temple complex. Witness the exemplary architecture in stone.

    Other option is to drive from the town to the Paragliding site (1 hr) and take a long flight (25 – 30 min).

    This is at least a half day exercise as you may have to wait on the meadows for the right wind conditions.

    Then, drive to the Ranikhet town.

    Visit local sites of interest like the Chaubatia garden, golf course etc.

    Have lunch in town and return to the house for the evening.

    Enjoy the acoustic musical evening around the campfire with villagers – traditional hill songs and instruments, drums, harmoniums.

    Join in with guitars, singing, dancing etc.

    Have a delicious dinner at the dining hut overlooking the valley.

  • Day 7 - Saat Tal

    Bird watching trail (optional).

    Embark on a driving to the Paragliding take off point. (1.5 hour).

    Try making Indian fighter kites, flying dual string stunt kites.

    Later, partake in the Tandem Paragliding flight. (Spectacular site – the highest in Uttarakhand).

    Post lunch, take rest and then drive to Saat-tal. (2 hours).

    Upon arrival at the hilltop camp, settle down in tents overlooking the seven lakes.

    Stay overnight at the camp.

  • Day 8 - Saat Tal

    In the morning, make your way to Saat Tal through Surya Gaon village (1.5 hours).

    Spend an exciting day in the forested valley and you are free to choose any of the adventure action happening around: Kayaking in the lakes.

    Enjoy the picnic Lunch in a lakeside garden.

    Follow a trail in the forest to a waterfall for a splash later.

    In the evening, hike back up to the hilltop camp.

    Relaxed evening around the campfire. (Option of a night trail in the forest)

  • Day 9 -

    Late breakfast, pack up.

    Follow a trail with expert birders through the forest to Jantwal dhura (highest hill above the valley). (2 hours).

    Walk down the hill to the Garuda tal lake for a swim (with life jackets).

    Try Fishing in the local style.

    Enjoy a picnic lunch by the lake.

    Post lunch, drive to the butterfly museum.

    Buy souvenirs and interact with experts at the museum.

    Drive to Kathgodam to board overnight train to Delhi.

Stay

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  • Accommodation in American Safari Tents on Twin/family sharing.
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  • Both cots and ground bedding could be arranged on request.
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  • Sleeping bags and quilts ensure a comfortable stay surrounded by nature.
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  • Lounging chairs and campfire stools blending with the natural environment are interspersed at the campsite.

Meal

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  • The camp kitchen provides wholesome and fresh Indian/Continental cuisine along-with local delicacies.
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  • Barbeque around campfire add to the experience.
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  • The camp has the local supply of filtered water from the spring which is again filtered in the camp with zero B filter.
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  • Organic and Jain food as well will be provided.

Activity

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  • Trekking
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  • Birding
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  • Sightseeing

Other Inclusions

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  • Hygienic toilet tents with w/c and running water flushes are also provided.
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  • Maintaining the natural jungle environment no electricity is used at the camp.
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  • Kerosene/solar lanterns are used to light the camp adequately during the night.
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  • Facilitation of the programme and transfers as per itinerary only.
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  • Adventure activities with instructors and safety equipment.

Things To Carry

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  • Oct, Nov, March: The days are pleasant and sunny and the nights can become cold. Get adequate
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  • winter wear.
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  • Dec, Jan, Feb: Bright winter sun and cold nights. Possibility of snowfall. Heavy winter wear required.
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  • April – June: The days are quite warm and the nights cool. Light winter wear is sufficient.
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  • July – September: Rain wear is important.
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  • Note: Functional and comfortable clothing. Walking shoes, strap-on sandals, a torch and swimwear are essential to maximize your camping experience.

Advisory

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  • Lanterns are not allowed to be carried inside the tents for safety reasons.
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  • Guests are requested to adhere to the meal timings – it helps us create a better holiday for you.
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  • Keeping in view the delicate eco-system around, playing music systems is not allowed at the camps.

Tour Type

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  • This is a group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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