Binsar is pitched at the impressive altitude of 7,940 ft, 35 Kms.from Almora, offers a 270 degree majestic view of the snowy Himalayan peaks like the mesmerizing ranges Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Shivling and Panchchuli which is why you will keep discovering new walking trails up the mountains and down the valleys, new lookout points for another spectacular sunset.
Binsar is also a trekker’s paradise. The short trek of 3 kms (start from near the Sanctuary’s entry gate) in the clean air, amidst the misty mountain trails, towering Oaks and Rhododendrons. Encircled by a vast wildlife sanctuary, a home to many rare animals, birds and wild flowers. The blanket of green hangs all around – rocks covered with unusual moss and ferns, flowers and shrubs – foliage sprouting out of every conceivable nook and corner of the hillside.
This trek is very refreshing for weekend travelers.
Start Time: 06:00 AM
Road Distance: 117 Kms | Duration: 4 hrs.
Drive to Binsar via Bhimtal – bhowali – Almora.
After taking a breakfast rest of 1 hr at Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary’s entrance gate, start trekking to Binsar top point.
This 3 kms trek is very beautiful, and many species of Birds, and other animals can be seen.
Night stay in Binsar.
Start Time: 11:45 AM
After breakfast we drive to Kathgodam, en-route sight seeing of Kasardevi near Almora, and ‘Kainchi Dham’
Tour concludes on drop at Kathgodam Railway Station. Services terminate.
- Transport by Non AC Car / Tempo Traveller as per group size.
- Non AC Accommodation on twin / triple sharing basis in Guest House at Binsar. Note:- Electricity is available 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM only in Binsar.
- All Veg meals on fix menu basis (From Dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 2).
- All toll taxes and parking charges for vehicle.
- Driver's Allowances.
- Entry Fee & Forest Department's permit for trekking route.
- B/F and Lunch on Day 1.
- Lunch & Dinner on Day 2.
- Any snacks, mineral water, medicines, charges.
- Any tips, priest charges, pooja charges, extra porter services, extra tour guide services.
- Any service, item not specified in 'Inclusions' section.
Things to know
Round the year, during winters Binsar remains snow packed.
Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, BSNL works at main entry gate. However during trek and at top point, network connectivity is poor.
As it’s a short trek of 3 kms only. Carry enough driniking water, eatables, dry fruits, and fresh juicy fruits with you.
You can leave your luggage in the vehicle, as the driver will reach and meet you on top point.
Carry minimum weight as you will be responsible for your own baggage.
Do not use plastic, or in case you do, keep it with you for disposal at a facility.
Consuming liquor and smoking is not allowed for the journey.
The decision of the trek leader will be final and binding.
Delays may occur due to weather conditions
Ensure the safety of your own baggage.
Carry light woolen cloths in summers, and heavy woolen in winters.
Sun glasses, Cap are a must.
Carry all your garbage back with you, and dispose at prescribed places only in dustbins.
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- Traveling with ENCHANT TOURS requires a degree of flexibility, good humor and an understanding that modes of transport, accommodation and itineraries may change, even after the tour has commenced, without prior notice due to local circumstances such as flight delay, cancellation or postponement due to extreme weather in the Himalayan regions or other unpredictable circumstances such as land-slides, road blockage, floods, snow, political unrest etc. ENCHANT TOURS is unable to refund any money under the above circumstances due to prior supplier arrangements. If possible, we will always endeavor to provide you an alternative or substitute trip of the similar variety.
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