Kumaon: A Spectacular Adventure

  • Duration
    11 Days
  • Region
  • Category
  • Best Time
    • May - June
    • October - November


Trek Grade: Medium

Imagine this - you are walking stiffly through a picturesque trail, which is skirted by the thick forest, all that you can hear is chirping of birds, and to treat your eyes is the pink glow of sunlight bounce off the Himalayan high peak aligned under a sky dotted with the colourful birds flowing freely.

The idyllic charm of Kumaon beauty can even turn an adventurer into a poet. With every step you will take, Kumaon trekking will open up. Each day, you will walk through the ravines and waterfalls meandering through forests of Pine, Oak, Birch and haystacks, all mingled together like weaver-bird nests. The Kumaon unfold the invigorated world, though trekking here may not be as easy as it seems. You may encounter several trails in Kumaon that are difficult to encompass, which might give you some bruises and stitches but the beauty of the trek can compensate all the effort and worth.

A walk in the woods of Kumaon is once in a lifetime experience which every ardent or novice adventurer must experience. After the end of the trek, you come back home teaming up with memories of Kumaon pristine beauty and whiff of pines whenever the cool mountain air recedes.

Tours Highlights

  • An 11 days adventure with 3 days of trekking climbing up to the Madari Pass at 3,035 meters with spectacular views of Mounts Nanda Devi, Nanda Devi East & Nanda Kot.
  • Trekking guides with camping as per the itinerary including ponies for baggage of 20 kgs
  • Stay in hotels at Delhi & Almora & lodges at Binser & Kausani with train Delhi to Kathgodam & flight Pantnagar to Delhi
  • Sightseeing of Old & New Delhi as gateway city including English speaking guide
  • All Arrival & Departure transfers with Representative and road transportation with SUVs
  • Season is May, June, October & November
  • Grade is Easy Trek
  • Prices on request

Destinations Covered

Detailed Itinerary

  1. Day 1 Arrive Delhi


    After clearing Customs and Immigration, step into the receiving area, where our representative will meet you and escort you to the hotel.

    On arrival, check into the hotel.

    Overnight at hotel (No Meals)

  2. Day 2 Delhi


    Delhi is a dynamic city where the past coexists with the present. While historic evidence shows that the area around Delhi was first occupied around 2,500 years ago, Hindu mythology predates that by another 500 years. The British captured the city in 1803 and when they decided to make it the capital of India in 1911, they commissioned Sir Edwin Lutyens to draw up the plans. The result is slightly surprising with spacious tree-lined avenues punctuated with architecture which is among the most striking in the world.

    On the tour of “Old Delhi,” you will head out to explore this exotic locale with its narrow dirt roads, myriads of people and inexpensive and colorful bazaars that keep alive the traditional workmanship for which Delhi has always been famous. Drive past Red Fort and visit the Jama Masjid, one of the largest Muslim mosques in India. A bicycle rickshaw will take you into the heart of Chandni Chowk (the silver square - so named because of the silver merchants).

    Drive past India Gate, a 42-metre archway built in memory of Indian soldiers killed during the First World War and Rashtrapati Bhawan, built in the early 20th century as the Imperial residence of the Viceroy. Today, it is the official residence of the President of India.

    Thereafter, visit the most prominent Sikh Gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship, in Delhi. It was originally a bungalow belonging to Raja Jai Singh, a 17th century Indian ruler. It is open to people of all faiths, castes or creeds. The premises house a sacred pond in which devotees bathe. They believe that this would wash off their misdeeds and thus allow them to attain peace of mind. The 'Langars' or the community kitchen proves to be the ideal example of prodigious hospitality of the Sikhs. Anyone and everyone can have scrumptious meal irrespective of caste, color or class.

    Conclude the day by visiting the Delhi's most striking monument, The Qutub Minar, which looms majestically across the wide plains of Delhi, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was constructed in 1192 by Qutub-Ud-Din Aibak. Built in red sandstone and marble, it has a height of 72.5 meters (237.8 ft) and contains 379 stairs. A Soaring conical tower, it is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture and is the tallest minaret in India.

    Overnight at hotel (B)

  3. Day 3 Train Delhi To Kathgodam & Drive To Binsar (4-5 Hours’ Drive)


    Kathgodam Shatabdi Express Train #: 12040: Delhi-Kathgodam 06:20/11:55 Hrs.

    Early morning check-out from the hotel and drive to New Delhi Railway Station to board the train for Kathgodam.

    Arrived Kathgodam and proceed for Binsar, on Arrival check in at Hotel.

    Binsar is perched on top of the Jhandi Dhār hills and completely surrounded by dense forests. Oak, rhododendron, pine and deodar grow in amazing abundance. The entire area around Binsar is now a sanctuary.

    Overnight at hotel (B, L, D)

  4. Day 4 Binsar


    After Breakfast visit to the revered shrines around the region, King Kalyan built the temple of Shiva, also known as Bineswar. Outside Binsar, the temple complex of Jageshwar (34 km from Almora), nestles in a beautiful valley, crested by majestic deodars.

    Post lunch at lesiure to explore the picturesque surroundings on foot. Panoramic vistas of the snow-capped Himalayas are visible from Binsar.

    You can see the peaks of Nanda Devi, Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Trishul, Panchchuli and Nanda Kot.

    Overnight at hotel (B, L, D)

  5. Day 5 Drive To The Village Of Supi (2000 M) 4 Hours Drive

    Supi Village

    After breakfast, we leave the hotel and make another scenic 4-hour drive via Bhageswar to the road head at the village of Supi.

    Afternoon short walk around the village.

    Overnight at Camp (B, L, D)

  6. Day 6 Trek To Mikila (2300m) – 5 Hour’s

    Supi Village

    Days trek starts with steep zig-zag mountain side, passing through mix of pine, rhododendron, oak forest.

    Traversing high above the river, passing through several small villages. Trail silhouette for about 2 hrs and gaining 2000 mts, before we steeply descend down to river to near a bridge, We cross the bridge near Badra Tunga temple and trail steeply ascends through a village. We stay on main trail on the southern side of valley, opposite to the village of Mikila.

    Overnight at Camp (B, L, D)

  7. Day 7 Trek To Raj Kharka (2520 M) Via Madari Pass (3035 M) 6 Hour’s

    Supi Village

    Trail climbs steeply on the southern side of the valley through a forested area, passing through shephards hut (kharakas), during summer they stay in these hits to graze thier cattles. trail passes through rhododendran forest and opens on the hillside for a panoramic view of Nanda Devi, Nanda Devi East, Nanda Kot, after the walk of about 3-4 hrs, we follow trails on the northern side just below a ridge crest.

    From here we drop down on a small trail to reach Madari Pass (3035mts), from the pass we descend steeply through a forested area to the day’s camp site at Raj Kharaka.

    Overnight at hotel (B, L, D)

  8. Day 8 Trek Down To The Ram Ganga And Finally To Gogina Village Road Head (2200 M) – 3 Hour’s Trek And Drive To Kausani – 6 Hour’s Drive


    High peaks of Kumaon, including Nanda Kot (6860m), the dominant peak at the head of the valley and reaching to the sprawling village of Gogina. From here will drive to Kausani.

    Arrive Kausani and check-in to the hotel.

    Afternoon at leisure to explore local bazaar on own or relax at the hotel

    Overnight at hotel (B)

  9. Day 9 Drive Kausani To Almora – 2 Hour’s Drive


    After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Almora. Enroute visit Lord Shiva temple at Someshwar.

    The town has an ancient temple with a long-standing stone carved Lord Shiva as its chief deity built by Raja Som Chand. The temple features fine architecture and is built on a hill, offering a divine view of the surrounding areas.

    The rustic ambiance of the temple, the tinkling bells, the strong aroma of 'dhup' and the prayers and rituals practiced inside the holy premises make you feel blessed and one with the higher Self. The temple is visited throughout the year by spiritual seekers looking for peace and serenity of mind.

    Thereafter, continue drive to Almora. From Almora view the wide panorama of the Himalayas including the ranges of the Mount Nanda Devi and the Mounts Panch Chulis.

    On arrival at Almora, check into the hotel.

    Overnight at hotel (B, L, D)

  10. Day 10 Drive To Pant Nagar Airport (4-5 Hour’s Drive) & Board Flight To Delhi


    After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Pant Nagar airport to board the flight to Delhi.

    On arrival at Delhi, check into the hotel.

    Overnight at hotel (B)

  11. Day 11 Delhi & Departure


    On time check-out from the hotel and transfer to the Airport to connect with the departure International flight.


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