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Adventure Kumaon Himalayas uttarakhand  
KUMAON:
Kumaon, is a land of awesome natural splendour and known as a jewel of the glittering Himalayan necklace. Extending from the northern end of the Ganga plains right upto Tibet, one can easily fall in love with the natural panorama of the Kumaon. It is believed that the word “Kumaon” is derived from “Kurmanchal” which means the land of “Kurmavatar”.

Well connected to different parts of the country, Kumaon hills are a treasure house for the tourists, trekkers and pilgrims alike. Some of the major adventure acitivites in Kumaon include:
 
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Itinerary Details
Day 01: Delhi - Corbett National Park (7 Hrs. Drive)
Adventure Kumaon Himalayas uttarakhand » Early morning, we drive from Delhi to Corbett National Park. The park is named after the famous British hunter Jim Corbett and established in 1935 along the banks of the Ramganga River. It has dense Sal forests spread throughout and also has sub Himalayan ranges at its background. Corbett National Park is famous for Tiger, Leopard, Elephant, Spotted Dear, Porcupine, Monitor Lizard, etc.
» Arrive by lunch time and check into the hotel.
» After lunch, we leave for Jungle Jeep safari right inside the Heart of Reserve Forest Core Zones and have a view of flora and fauna and if You are Lucky, then the great Tiger. Return back to the hotel with great experience of the national park. In the evening, enjoy beach volley ball on the banks of the river.
» Enjoy Bonfire Music with Dinner.
» Over Night stay at Hotel.

Day 02: Full day in Corbett
» Before breakfast early morning proceed on an Elephant’s back (4 sharing) into the park for game viewing. Another great experience of viewing wildlife in its natural habitat. Return to the Hotel for breakfast.
» Post breakfast, visit Corbett museum & Crocodile breeding farm called Crocodile High Bank.
» Visit home stays at the Bhakrakot/ Kyari village near Corbett. Spend half a day in community based projects in the village
» Return back to the hotel and enjoy some river activities like angling (at extra cost- optional) or Hike to Garjia Temple.
» Enjoy Bonfire Music with Dinner.
» Over Night stay at Hotel.
COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAMS

Location: Kyari, and Bhakrakot village in Corbett National Park.

Uttarakhand is a fragile ecological zone. Our programmes focus on rural communities and the livelihood issues such water scarcity, falling crop yields, fuel wood and fodder scarcity, drudgery for women and children, poor nutrition and the forced migration of men and boys for employment. We support the educational activities of rural schools, NGOs and community based organizations throughout Uttarakhand. This support takes the form of training programmes, discussion meetings, supply of teaching/learning materials, village and school visits for on-the-spot guidance and problem solving, honoraria of pre-school teachers, and small project grants. The aim of these activities is to help people understand their surroundings from a broad ecological point of view and encourage them to organize themselves to deal with environmental problems that affect their daily lives, and to provide training in technical know-how and practical skills.
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Day 03: Drive Corbett - Binsar (170 Kms.)
» After the early breakfast Leave for Binsar (170 Kms.) famous for its Wild Life Sanctuary.
» On reaching Binsar, spend some time in community based projects in Dalar village in Binsar
» Check into a deluxe camp in a dense forest area.
» We hike to the highest point of the forest area for some great sunset views of the Himalayan peaks. The trek is through an amazing dense forest rich in the bird life.
» Return back to the camp by evening. Option for a dusk trek.
» Dinner, overnight stay at camp.

Binsar – was the summer capital of the erstwhile Chand Rajas (7th-8th century). In olden days, the devout came to pray at the temple of Bineshwar (an aspect of Shiva) built by Raja Kalyan Chand. Binsar is an idyllic hamlet whose chief attraction is a majestic view of the Himalayas - a 300Km stretch of famous peaks which includes Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and Panchchuli. Binsar is one of the most scenic spots in the Kumaon Himalayas. Binsar Hill, locally known as Jhandi Dhar, rises to a height of 2412 metres and offers a panoramic view of Almora town, the Kumaon Hills and the Greater Himalayas. The region around abounds in alpine flora, ferns, hanging moss and innumerable species of wild flowers. Available flora& fauna is as per below:

Flora:
The main forests types found in this sanctuary are listed below:
1. Oak and moist mixed deciduous forests.
2. Temperate moist coniferous forests including deodar and blue pine.
3. Sub-alpine birch, fir and spruce forests.
4. Sub-alpine pasture and scrub.
Adventure Kumaon Himalayas uttarakhand Fauna:
1. This sanctuary is the home of many high altitude species of animals and birds.
2. Includes the leopard, civet cat, serow, gharial, musk deer, brown bear and khaliji pheasant.

Day 04: In Binsar (Day Trek to Jageshwar Temples)
» After Breakfast, we leave for a day trek to Jageshwar Temples (13 Kms.) with pack lunch to return back by Jeeps in the evening.
» Jageshwar, a cluster of large and small temples and of the Swayambhu (Jyotir Linga) Lingas to be found in India, is at a distance of 34kms. along the Almora - Pithoragarh road. Leaving the main road behind, one moves into the beautiful valley of Jataganga at Aartola and passes by the Daneshwar temple along the way, Innumerable Deodar trees tower above the grand temple complex. Two large fairs are held at Jageshwar, one at the occasion of Shivratri and the other in the month of Shravan (July-Aug). During the fair people take holy dips in the Brahma Kund (pool) and worship Lord Shiva. On this day, fairs are also held in many other places.
» Dinner, overnight stay at the camp.

Day 05: Binsar- Abbott Mount
» After breakfast start Mt. biking to Paleo Bend via Gairad Bend.
» From Paleo Bend, we drive to Abbott Mount (150 Kms.).
» On arrival at Abbott Mount Check into the Himalayan Lodge.
» Overnight at Abbott Mount.

Abbott Mount. Abbot Mount is situated at an altitude of about 7,000 ft above sea level in the eastern part of the Kumaon Hills near the small town of Lohaghat in Champavat District. Abbott Mount was founded by and named after Mr. John Harold Abbott of Jhansi. An English businessman who wanted to start a hill station for the European community at the turn of the 20th century. Unlike many Indian hill stations Abbott Mount has changed little since its inception. There are only thirteen secluded cottages spread over this private hill. There is a picturesque church set amidst the forest and a ancient cricket pitch with an unsurpassed view of the mountains.

Day 06: In Abbott Mount (Day trip to Patal Bhubhaneshwar)(Kms 97)
» After breakfast, we drive to Gangolihat.
» Start Mt. biking from Gangolihat to Patal Bhubhaneshwar
» Packed lunch at Patal Bhubhaneshwar
» In the evening drive back to Abbott Mount.
» Overnight at the lodge.Get A Free Quote

Patal Bhubhaneshwar: This mysterious place a highly revered among the devotees. This temple is like a narrow shaped tunnel and has several small caves. These small caves have stone carving of many deities on their walls which are really mysterious and fascinating. The cave temple of Patal Bhubaneshwar is traditionally believed to be the abode of thirty three crore deities.

Day 07: Abbott Mount-Mukteshwar Via Barakot and Chhilka Chhina. (Kms: 140)
» After breakfast drive to Mukteshwar
» We again ride our Mt. Bikes today from Barakot to Chhilka Chhina.
» On arrival at Mukteshwar check into a Himalayan Lodge.
» In the evening, we enjoy a local Kumaoni dance cultural program
» Overnight stay at the lodge.

Mukteshwar (2286 mt.) is famous for the over 100-year-old Indian Veterinary Research Institute campus, thickly wooded forest land and a majestic view of the Himalayas. There is a stone with a hole of ' Chauli Ki Jali ' dedicated to Lord Shiva where childless people come to pray for children.

Day 08: In Mukteshwar
» Today will be an easy day after lots of activity oriented days. After breakfast Visit Indian Veterinary Research Institute campus which is over 100 Year –old.
» If the weather is clear, enjoy the thickly wooded forest land and a majestic view of the Himalayas.
» Also visit a stone with a hole of ' Chauli Ki Jali ' dedicated to Lord Shiva where childless people come to pray for children.
» Try some Baal-Mithai, the local sweet delicacy.
» Visit to a nearby Water fall.
» Overnight stay at the lodge.

Mukteshwar temple Day 09: Mukteshwar-Sat Tal
» After breakfast, we drive to Sat Tal (50 Kms.).
» “Tal” in Hindi means a lake and there are seven small lakes together forming a natural reservoir at “Sat Tal”. An ideal all-season destination, situated at 4400 feet, apart from the abundance of natural beauty around, the place promises a lot of fun and action.
» Today we enjoy kayaking, fishing and boating for the leisure ones,
» Try our hand at Rock-climbing and treks through dense jungles past hidden villages and waterfalls.
» Campfires, games and barbeques complete the outdoor experience.
» For those looking for a laid back snooze time, one can laze on the hammock with a book or a pair of binoculars to spot a variety of exotic Himalayan birds.
» Overnight stay at Hotel.


Day 10: Sat Tal-Delhi (06 Hrs drive)
» After breakfast, we drive to Delhi.
» Lunch enroute
» On arrival direct transfer to Airport.
PLACE HOTEL /CAMP NAME ROOM CATEGORY
CORBETT Corbett River view Deluxe Room
BINSAR Binsar Retreat Luxury Tent
ABBOTT MOUNT Abbott Mount Cottage Deluxe Room
MUKTESHWAR Mountain Resort Standard Room
SAT TAL Country Inn Deluxe Room

1. On arrival Welcome with Garland and Aarti Tikka in Indian Traditional Style.
2. All accommodation on twin/Triple sharing basis as per itinerary.
3. Meal Plan –all meals starting from lunch on day1 in Corbett and ending with farewell dinner in Delhi.
4. All transfers & sightseeing by Non-Air Conditioned vehicles as per the itinerary and group size.
5. Assistance on arrival at Airport/Railway Station.
6. Hikes with local guides in Corbett
7. Entrance Fee of Corbett Museum.
8. 01 Jeep Safari & 01 Elephant Ride in Corbett
9. Mt Bikes for cycling as per the itinerary
10. First aid kit
11. All road taxes, parking, toll taxes.
1. Items of any personal nature viz. bottle of water, telephone etc.
2. International/Domestic flight tickets, visa fee, and any kind of insurance.
3. Any other expense incurred due to abnormal conditions such as bad weather, roadblocks due to landslides etc.
4. Airport tax.
5. Accommodation in Delhi
6. Any meal not mentioned
7. Personal Expenses
8. Monument’s entrance fee.
9. Tips & gratitudes.
10. Travel Insurance
11. Entrance fees at the monuments/ temples etc.
12. Cultural Guide services
13. Any item not included under the header “Package Includes”.
14. Any increase in the govt. taxes.
1. Any increase in the govt. taxes as will be charged extra
2. Any increase in the petroleum prices will be charges extra
3. Our indemnity bond will have to be signed in.
4. Prices are quoted based on tentative itinerary given to you. This is not the final itinerary. Our booking process starts on receiving full payment in advance from you. We try our best to maintain the same itinerary given to you initially. However, it is possible that at the time of booking (and especially during the peak season) the hotel or the room category mentioned by us is full. In that case we will give you an alternate hotel or an alternate room (higher category or lower category). Change in costs, if any, will be intimated to you and balance payable by you or to you will be paid by you or refunded to you as the case may be.
5. Sometimes, we may also have to change the itinerary to accommodate the bookings or for other logistic/operational reasons.
6. Our bookings are subject to the condition that this clause is acceptable to you.
7. HOLIDAY MOODS ADVENTURES reserves the right to change the number of days or trip route if the situation so desires due to bad road conditions or unforeseen reasons keeping safety in mind.
8. All disputes subject to Delhi jurisdiction only.