Himalayan Jeep Safari in India
The scented pine, deodhar and oak forests form the backdrop of the safari through the unexplored destinations of the Kumaon hills. Scenic panoramic views of the Kumaon Himalayas can be seen all along the journey. Drive to places seldom seen by man and experience a serene oneness with nature. In the abode of the gods, enjoy the breath-taking scenery. Corbett offers the ultimate experience in wildlife adventure. Kausani offers a spectacular, visual expanse of the Kumaon ranges. Binsar valley is home to a diverse Himalayan birdlife. Munsiyari forms the base for treks to surrounding glaciers and offers fantastic views of the awe inspiring Panchachuli peaks.
We offer a variety of activities as well as places to stay, from hotels to village lodges. The hill people of the Bhotia tribe are tough and hardy, make excellent porters and guides.
The Himalayas are also the source of rich legends, dating back to the Indian epic, the Mahabharata, such as those found in the stalagmite caves of Patal Bhubaneshwar
DAY 01 : Delhi/Corbett National Park( 280 KMS / 06 HR )Depart early morning by surface transport to Corbett National Park. Arrive at noon. After lunch, take a guide Nature walk and also visit the famous Garjia Devi Temple. Slide show on Flora & Fauna of Corbett, Overnite stay at Tiger Camp.
DAY 02 :Corbett National ParkEarly morning Game drive by Jeep, return to Tiger Camp for B'fast. Rest, Relax & Lunch. Evening Game viewing by Elephant. Cultural program on the dances of Kumaon. Overnite Tiger Camp.
DAY 03 : Corbett National Park/Binsar ( 200 KM / 05 HR )After B'fast drive to Binsar, enroute we drive through the sanctuary. Binsar offers a lot of opportunities to the avid birders and photographers. Overnite stay at Binsar Tourist Rest House.
DAY 04: Binsar / Munsiyari ( 192 KM / 06 HR )A steep ascent on a hillside replete with villages, streams and waterfalls brings you to a quaint little township of Munsiyari, perched on a mountain face. Munsiyari commands fantastic views of the Panchchuli peaks and the Milam and Ralam valleys. The majority of the population is of the ethnic Bhotia race, a very tough breed, invaluable as guides and porters for the various treks that begin here. Overnite stay at The Wayfarer's Resort.
DAY 05: MunsiyariKhaliya Top is situated approximate 11 Km from The Wayfarer's Resort, at a Height of 11500 ft. This hilltop offers an incredible view of the Panchchuli peaks. The highly popular trek to Khaliya Top is through dense forest and overnite stay in alpine tents, is a must.
DAY 06: MunsiyariFor those fond of angling there is ample scope to fish trout and Mahseer in the Ramganga and Gori Ganga rivers within radius of 40 Kms. Separate arrangement for guide and packed lunch can be made. Guests are expected to bring along their own angling equipment.
Lilam Village - Situated approximately 13 kms from The Wayfarer's Resort ; This trek is a part of the Milam Glacier route along the banks of Gori Ganga through the villages of Darkot, Dumar and Jimighat. The trek offers an initial experience of the flora and fauna of the Johar valley.
DAY 07: Munsiyari / Patel Bhubaneshwa / Chaukori ( 250 Kms )Drive to Patal Bhubaneshwar ( 05 Hrs ), spend 02 Hrs visiting Magmite / Stalmite caves which depict the legends of The Mahabharata, the Great Indian epic and then to Chaukori. Chaukori is a small Kumaoni Village, has tea gardens with enchanting views of the Himalayas. The road to Chaukori is along the famous Berinag ridge. Overnite stay in Tourist Rest House.
DAY 08: Chaukori / Mukteshwar / Ramgarh ( 260 Kms / 07 Hr )Drive in the morning to Mukteshwar through narrow roads dotted with Villages. This area is famous as the fruit bowl of the Kumaon. Apple, Pear & Peach orchards cover the hillsides with their splendid blossoms . Overnite stay at Mountain View Resort.