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Himalayan village walk to Khati Uttarakhand

Interaction with the locals and learning how they sustain themselves under extreme conditions in the winter months, what they grow and what they consume . Also, learning about their local festivals, dances and cultural and religious events.
Birding throughout the duration of the tour specially in and around dau and bajling dhar . places very rich in birdlife and some rare Himalayan birds .
Camping at the high altitude of Bajling dhar ,a high altitude meadow which can be reached via a trek of 4 kms from Khati. The views of the greater himalayas and himalayan peaks like Trishul, nanda devi, Maiktoli etc. are fascinating from this place.
Mingling with Harak singh and family , the ever-hospitable owners of our homestay through lengthy and fun filled talks over bonfire and meals .
Walk to the nearby villages of Dau and Jaikhuni which provide with you with a great view of the Sunderdunga and Pindar glacier, these two villages are also very rich in bird density.

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 6x Dinner
    • 6x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • Private transportation
    • Entry/Admission - Kasar Devi Temple
    What's excluded :
    • Mineral water, conveyance charges to Kathgodam and back , tips, insurance

  • Day 1: Kathgodam to Bageshwar - A 160 km drive to the historical town of Bageshwar situated on the banks of the Sarju river

    Stop At: Kasar Devi Temple, Binsar Rd Kasardevi, Almora 263601 India
    Pick up from kathgodam station at 12 pm ( shatabadi runs daily from delhi to kathgodam at 6:20 a.m and reaches kathgodam at 11:35 am ) , lunch enroute at kasardevi ( famous for its hippie culture in the 70’s ) and blessed with beautiful cafes . Reach bageshwar by late evening and check in to a hotel. Bageshwar is situated on the confluence of sarju and gomti rivers and is famous for its ancient shiva temples.
    Dinner and overnight at bageshwar !
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bageshwar, Bageshwar, Bageshwar District, Uttarakhand
    Visit the Ancient temples of Shiva at the confluence of Gomti and Sarju rivers
    Duration: 16 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at the best hotel in Bageshwar

    Day 2: Bageshwar to Khati Via kharkiya

    Stop At: Khati, Uttarakhand 263679, India
    Post breakfast, we embark on a 3 hour drive to the roadhead at kharkiya , followed by a 5km trek through rhododendron and oak forests to the village of Khati!
    It’s a scenic drive once we cross kapkote , and enter the high and vertical middle Himalayas , climbing up to the top of a mountain pass at Vinayak , at a height of around 2700m asl, to descend on to the Pindar valley . From here on we start to get magnificent views of the maiktoli , panwali dwar and nanda devi mountains . After about a 3 hours drive, we reach kharkiya , a small village , with a couple of dhabas lined up at either side of the road end . We break for a cup of tea, and start our easy 5km(1.5 hr) trek through to khati village . Check in to a basic guest house , followed by lunch , and an optional walk to the nearby stream for some bird watching ! Evening tea/snacks and interesting talks over bonfire !
    Dinner and overnight at guest house !
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Basic Homestay in Khati

    Day 3: Khati - Bajling dhar (hike)

    Stop At: Khati, Uttarakhand 263679, India
    Get up early morning to enjoy the sunrise over the peaks of maiktoli (subject to clear weather), Early breakfast, as we start our 4-5 km trek to the high altitude meadow of Bajling dhar, a steep ascent from the village of Khati to the top of the mountain peak to our right ! Carry enough water in your back packs , as this will be a 2-3 hour climb to the top of the mountain. , The trail passes through the local school , as we leave the village of khati and enter the forest of rhododendron, oak and deodhar , crossing a couple of streams on the way . Hoping to spot some high altitude birds enroute and once at the meadow, we hope to get a glimpse of the Monal , the colorful state bird of Uttarakhand ! Magnificent views of the greater himalayas late evenings as we camp at the meadow for the night in tents.
    Stories and discussions over bonfire and dinner
    Overnight in tents at Bajling dhar
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in tents at the meadow

    Day 4: Bajling dhar to Khati

    Stop At: Khati, Uttarakhand 263679, India
    Post breakfast, we descend back to khati village by noon. Post Lunch we take a walk through the village, understanding the local customs, traditions an lifestyle of the people living in these remote parts, we delve deeper into the lives of the locals, of what they grow, how they build their homes to keep them warm during harsh winters, and talk to them about their journeys to the glaciers , where they stay in for months , collecting “keedajadi” a caterpillar used in Chinese medicine and fetches a very high price in the market.
    Back to the guest house for evening tea and snacks,
    Dinner and overnight at Khati.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at homestay in Khati

    Day 5: Khati - Kausani

    Stop At: Kausani, Kausani, Bageshwar District, Uttarakhand
    Today is the last day of our tour in Khati , so we get up early and trek a kilometer to the neighboring village of Dau and Jaikhuni , great places for some high altitude birds. Engage in some early morning bird watching, visit a couple of local houses and head back to khati village for breakfast !
    Post a heavy breakfast, we pack our bags to start our 1.5 hour trek back to kharkiya followed by a 5 hour drive to Kausani and check in to a hotel . kausani is a perfect place for a 180 degree view of the greater Himalayas , enjoy the sunset over the towering peaks( subject to clear weather) ,
    Dinner and overnight in Kausani !
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel in Kausani

    Day 6: Kausani - Kathgodam

    Stop At: Kausani, Kausani, Bageshwar District, Uttarakhand
    Witness the early morning sunrise and a majestic view of the Himalayan range and post breakfast, we make our way back to kathgodam( 5-6 hour drive ) for onwards journey ( 3:35 pm shatabadi takes you back to delhi )
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Kathgodam Railway Station, Railway Colony Rd, Kathgodam, Haldwani, Uttarakhand 263126, India
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Shatabdi to Kathgodam from delhi reaches at 11;20 a.m , we can meet at the Kathgodam station (gateway to the himalayas) , alternatively , pick up in a car can be arranged from delhi at an extra cost !
    Departure Time :
    12:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.



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