Himalayan Edge with Go Barefoot

Tour Operator Go Barefoot
Duration 4 - 9 days
When to go March - mid July, September - mid November
Accommodation Homestays
Locations Kothiyan - Ranikhet - Chobatia - Almora - Kausani - Bageshwar - Karmi - Dhur - Berinag

Himalayan Edge with Go Barefoot

An interactive experience allowing you to trek through conifer and oak forests, tea plantations and river valleys of the lowland Himalayas in Uttarakhand. You will stay within rural communities in comfortable and charming homestays. The villages of Berinag each with their own emphasis on organic agriculture, folklore, handicraft and temples dedicated to snakes. Berinag offers a panoramic view of the Greater Himalayas, from Garhwal Himalayas to the Nepal ranges. Berinag was a major worship centre under the Chand rulers, and consequently abounds in religious folklore and culture.

Outline Itinerary

Day Route Locations Highlights Travel
1 Kathgodam/Haldwani to Kothiyan, Ranikhet Village tours, local farming practices, wildlife spotting, temple, heritage performances Drive to Kothiyan (2.5 hours); 1 hour walk
2 Chobatia, Ranikhet & Almora Various excursion options including temples, forest reserves, old Raj churches, cemeteries and other heritage sites, local textile production, Drive Chobatia Garden (30 minutes)
3 Kausani to Bageshwar Local woolen products and shopping delights, Kausani Hill Station and tea gardens, Baijnath ancient temples, Bageshwar town and old bazaar, Binsar temple Drive Kausani to Bageshwar (1 hour)
4 Bageshwar to Karmi 2-4km village walks, local handicraft production, Chandi temple, local organic produce and evening entertainment Drive Bageshwar to Karmi (3 hours)
5 Karmi Maad temple and Dabar organic medicinal plantation or hill trek through forests above Karmi to visit temples. Local folk dance / Jaagar performances Explore by foot
6 Karmi to Dhur village tour, introduction to local organic farming, Chiltha Temple, optional song and dance performances around a campfire, dinner with local organic cuisine. Walk to Dhur (1.5 hours)
7 Dhur A day of walking, viewing rare birds and the spectacular sunrise over the Himalayas, local temples Foot (8-10km)
For more information please contact the Tour Operator or info@edgeofindia.com
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