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Max Altitude

8,100 FT




2 Days

Trekking KM.

22 KM

Suitable for:7+ years
Experience:First timer can apply.
Fitness: Cover 4 km of distance in 35 minutes

4,000 /Person

  • +5% GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Kathgodam to Kathgodam | included transport
  • Rs 2,500 Trek Cost & Rs 1,500 Transportation (All included in the cost)

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Trek Info

  • Trail TypeA cross over trail through Forest. The trek starts at Binsar and ends at Jageshwar
  • Rail HeadKathgodam is the nearest rail head to the base camp
  • AirportPantnagar airport
  • Base CampKathgodam
  • Best Season
    • Winter Treks (Mid Nov - Mid Feb)
    • Spring Treks (Mid Feb - Mid Apr)
    • Summer Treks (Mid Apr - Jun)
    • Autumn Treks (Sep - Mid Nov)
  • Services fromKathgodam to Kathgodam | Included Transport
  • MealsMeals while on trek & at Hotel/Guesthouse (Veg & Eggs)
  • StayGuest house

  • Region - Uttarakhand
  • Duration - 2 Days
  • Grade - Easy
  • Max Altitude - 8100 Ft.
  • Approx Trekking Km - 22 Kms.

Why Binsar Is A Must-Do Trek?

The Binsar Weekend Trek in winter is a captivating adventure that allows nature enthusiasts to experience the tranquil beauty of the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Nestled in the Kumaon region of the Himalayas, this trek offers a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

Situated in the Almora district of Uttarakhand, it’s remote yet accessible destination, making it ideal for a weekend getaway. It’s a short trek spanning over 2 days, making it perfect for those seeking a brief respite from their regular routines. November to February is the ideal time to undertake the Binsar Weekend Trek to experience the magic of Himalayan winter. During this time, the region is transformed into a winter wonderland, with snow-capped peaks and crisp, refreshing air. Winter temperatures in Binsar can drop to sub-zero levels, especially during the night. Its important to be well-prepared for cold weather, with appropriate clothing and gear to keep warm.

The Binsar Weekend Trek in winter offers a unique opportunity to connect with nature, explore a beautiful wildlife sanctuary, and witness the charm of the Himalayas blanketed in snow. For those seeking a quick but enriching adventure, this trek is a perfect choice to experience the magic of winter in the Himalayas.



Scenic Beauty

Binsar is renowned for its breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Panchachuli peaks.

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

This sanctuary is home to a variety of flora and fauna, and during winter, it offers a unique opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts to spot animals like barking deer, leopards, and various bird species.

Local Culture

The trek provides an opportunity to explore ancient temples, and traditional Kumaoni villages, and experience the rich culture of the region.

Who can participate

    • Age; 7 years.
    • First timer can apply; previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
    • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 4 km of distance in 35 minutes without a stress.
    • The climber should be able to carry a 10-12 kg backpack.


    Health Awareness

    • Pulse rate at rest must be in between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
    • Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 - 130 mm Hg)
    • Respiratory rate at rest must be in between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)
    • Should not have Liver and kidney issues
    • Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Hypertension etc
    • No pacemaker implant
    • People with the Sinus issues please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek
    • If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.


    Government Employees {SCL}

    Government Employees can avail the benefit of Special Casual Leave (SCL) when you join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rules of the Pay Commission, Special Casual Leave can be availed  for up to 30 days in a calendar year for trekking/mountaineering expeditions through a registered organization. Trek The Himalayas is a registered adventure tour operator by Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) and Ministry Of Tourism (MOT) 
    Trekkers have to apply for leave at least 20 days before trek departure date.





Day 1 : Kathgodam to Dhaulchina via Binsar Sanctuary Trek
    • Pickup: Kathgodam Railway Station at 6:00 am
    • Drive Distance ( Kathgodam - Binsar Sanctuary): 110 km, 4 hrs approx.
    • Trek Distance (Binsar Sanctuary - Dhaulchina): 7 km, 3 to 4 hrs approx.
    • Altitude (Dhaulchina): 6100 ft
    • Gradual descent to Dhaulchina
    • Network Coverage: mainly BSNL
    • Stay: Homestay/ eco-camp at Dhaulchina
    • Transport amount is not included in the trek cost


    Prominent Peaks Spotted: Nanda Ghunti, Trishul, Nandadevi, Nandadevi East, Nandakut, Mrigathuni, Chhanguch, and Dangthal.

Your journey commences at Kathgodam, where our representative will pick you up from the Kathgodam Railway Station and drive you to the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary where the trek starts. Binsar Sanctuary is about 110 km from Kathgodam and it takes about 4 hrs to drive to the Sanctuary. Kumaon is a scenic destination and the road from Kathgodam to Binsar demonstrates the extraordinary natural beauty.


Your first stop during the trek is Sapteshwar Mahadev Temple. Once you reach the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, we will take the path that turns right from the sanctuary, leading us to the temple. The trek passes a village named Deora and after trekking for about 1.5 hrs, you will reach the temple. There’s a tea stall on the way to the temple, a great spot to rest for a while and refresh yourself before retracing the same path that we came in and restarting your Binsar trek.



Continue trekking in the northwest direction and soon the trail opens up in a scenic valley. You will be able to spot two diversions here and we will take the path that leads us deeper into the sanctuary. An irrigation channel also passes through the sanctuary, designed to divert water from the stream towards the nearby localities. There are two options that you choose from here: one is the cemented walls of the irrigation channel and the other is to walk down to the valley floor and continue in the northwest direction and soon after you will reach the same stream. Cross the concrete bridge to get to the other side and continue on your trek.


From the bridge, the trail begins to ascend gradually and after about an hour of ascending, you will come across a tiny hamlet within the confines of the sanctuary, after this village, the road becomes levelled and you will continue to trek further northwest through pine covers before descending to a small stream. From this point, the path snakes along a hill, and to your right side, directly below you can spot the villages again. The silence of the trek is often interrupted by the calls of the birds.


About an hour’s trek in the same direction leads you to a mud and brick hut, which is actually another tea stall, where you can relish a refreshing drink before you head on your path again. Once refreshed, follow the trail which now bends in the northeast direction progressing into a dense cover of Oak and Rhododendron. The bright red Rhododendrons when in full bloom add such a vibrant dose of red to the jungles that it leaves you awestruck. Keep your sight on the right and you will see many magnificent peaks blanketed in snow.


Continue hiking for 2 to 3 hours more after which the trail spirals towards the east. When on this route if you just turn northwest, you will catch a glimpse of the hilltop with tiny houses, this is the village of Jwalabanj. From here a gradual descent on a well-defined path will lead you to Dhaulchina. Get unsurpassed views of the Kumaon region dotted with white peaks on the horizon. Trekking through the jungles of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is a remarkable experience and camping in the serene and peaceful environment of Dhaulchina is sure to melt all the stress away.



Day 2 : Dhaulchina to Jageshwar, Drive To Kathgodam
    • Trek Distance: 8 km, 4 hrs approx.
    • Gradual ascent till old Jageshwar Temple, 2 hrs descent to main Jageshwar Temple.
    • Spot prominent native Himalayan flora like Pine, Oak, Deodar & Rhododendrons
    • Drive Distance (Jageshwar to Kathgodam): 120 km, 4 hrs approx.
    • Breakfast and Lunch are not included in the trek cost.

Waking up to a  mesmerizing sunrise and relishing scrumptious breakfast, you will head towards the Jageshwar Temple and then drive back to Kathgodam, ending your beautiful weekend. From Dhaulchina head to the nearby rock garden to get the best views of the Central Himalayan mountains. A trek to the hilltop gives some of the most amazing 360-degree views of the mountains. 


From the rock garden, we will trek towards the Jageshwar Temple. This part of the trek is full of many boulders, serving as ideal picnic spots. The lush jungles of the Binsar Sanctuary echo with sounds of nature and chirping birds. This Wildlife Sanctuary is especially famed for its bird population and you will get to spot many Himalayan birds here. If you are a wildlife photographer, you will get to spot many unique avian species here. 



After walking on the trail for some time, you will come across a motorable road that descends gently towards the temples. From the road, take the diversion that follows a narrow trail along forested slopes and charming Kumaoni settlements and into dense forest covers once again into the serene environs of the Jageshwar temple. Binsar trek gives you a beautiful dreamy setting for leisure walks and hikes in nature’s embrace with views of snow-capped mountains from the top. A guided tour with our mountaineering certified trek leaders will help you get the best out of your trip. Once you spend some time at Jageshwar Temple, you will be driven back to Kathgodam, concluding the journey. 


How To Reach

  • Pick Up Place
  • Drop Place
  • Note

First of all everyone has to reach Haldwani

Pick-up location is Kathgodam railway station parking. 

Plz Note:- Transportation Amount is not included in the trek cost.


Options to reach Haldwani:-


  1. Take an overnight train to Kathgodam railway station (Real name of Haldwani railway station) (290km 6-7 hours) which is well connected to Delhi, Kolkata, Dehradun and Lucknow.


  1. Take an overnight bus to Haldwani Bus Stand, Delhi Anand Vihar ISBT provides bus services to Haldwani (don't go to Delhi Kashmere Gate ISBT) and then take a cab to the pickup point, which is 6 km away and takes 15 minutes.


We always recommend to go for the govt. Buses over the private ones outside the bus station as based on the experience we have found that there are very high chances of delay involved with private buses. Also, govt. Buses are always more reliable. Whichever bus you choose, just make sure to reach Haldwani at least by 04:30 am or 5:00 am positively.


  1. Take a flight to Pantnagar airport, about 27 km, is the nearest airport with direct flights to Delhi, if coming by flight then come one day early.
  • TTH’s Tata Sumo, Tempo Traveller or similar vehicles will pick-up you.
  • Pick-up is included in the cost of the trek.
  • If you wish to upgrade the transport service, please contact the Trek Coordinator.


Trekkers will be dropped at Kathgodam railway station by 06:00 PM, for the onward journey from Haldwani it is advised to make arrangements after 08:00 PM.

The distance from Kathgodam to Haldwani bus stand is 6 km, it will take approx 20 minutes.

Cost Terms

  • Inclusions
  • Exclusions
  • Note
  • Tour Fee
  • Cancellation Policy

1. Accommodation (Guest House)
2. Meals while on trek (Veg.)
3. Transport from Kathgodam to Binsar and return.
4. Trekking and forest permits
5. First aid medical kits
6. Mountaineering qualified trek leader and support staff.

1. Meals during the transit.
2. Any personal expenses.
3. Anything not specifically mention under the head.

4. Transport cost.


Things can be provided on demand and availability (participant has to pay extra for these things)

1- Satellite phone/setphone - is a type of mobile phone that connects via radio links via satellites orbiting the Earth instead of terrestrial cell sites like cellphones. Therefore, they can operate in most geographic locations on the Earth's surface.

2- Gamow/PAC HAPO Bag (Portable Hyperbaric Bag) - is a unique, portable hyperbaric chamber for the treatment of acute mountain sickness (AMS), also known as altitude sickness.

3- AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) - are portable life-saving devices designed to treat people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, a medical condition in which the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly

Insurance is mandatory and can be obtained through TTH or other providers. Non-Indian rates are slightly higher, trek coordinator will share the balance payment link after booking. If you choose not to book through us, we will refund your insurance fee; email us immediately after booking for the refund.


Special Offers

Make a single payment and trek the number of times you want.

If you book a trek with Trek The Himalayas and are unable to complete the same or you have successfully completed that trek and want to do it again, you can repeat it multiple times without paying the cost of the trek.


Terms and conditions

  • This offer is a non-transferable.
  • This offer is valid for Trek The Himalayas limited fixed departures.
  • This offer is valid for 5 years from the date of booking.
  • This offer is not valid if the participant has received a cash refund or voucher at the time of cancellation.
  • Participants don’t have to pay for the trek cost but have to pay for transportation and trek permit costs.

The fee can be paid by online transfer/Check deposit/Cash deposit/Demand draft. Instruction for
payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please
e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.

Cancellation terms:

For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Trek The Himalayas must be notified of the same in writing at  At the time we receive your written cancellation, refunds based on the total fare are as follows.

Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 5% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 30% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 85% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • Book the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch
  • 50% deduction of trek fee
  • 80% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 70% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek

Refund options

  • Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend
  • No cash refund
  • 20% cash voucher for the same trip till one year
  • 10% cash voucher for any trip till one year


In the unlikely event that TTH cancels a trek prior to the scheduled departure date:

While it is extremely rare for TTH to cancel a trek, we understand that unforeseen circumstances or natural disasters may occasionally require us to do so before the scheduled departure. These circumstances could include continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that poses a risk to the safety of our trekkers. Additionally, unforeseeable events such as local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any similar situations that compromise the safety of the trekking experience may also necessitate a cancellation.

In the event of such a cancellation, TTH will provide you with a voucher equivalent to the amount you paid for the trek. This voucher can be redeemed for any of our treks within the next year, allowing you to still enjoy an adventure with us at a later date.


  • The issuance of a voucher is not applicable in situations where you are required to descend from the trek for any reason. The trek leader may make the decision to send you down from the trek due to factors such as insufficient fitness level, symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), high blood pressure, exceeding the designated turn-around-time, health concerns, or if you are found smoking, drinking, or violating the rules set for the trek. In such cases, the provision of a voucher does not apply.


In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:

We would like to emphasize that weather conditions in high-altitude areas are highly unpredictable and can undergo sudden changes at any time, irrespective of the day. Additionally, circumstances beyond our control, such as natural disasters, political unrest, pandemics, and lockdowns, may impact the feasibility of conducting a trek. In cases where we are unable to proceed with an event due to such circumstances that are beyond our direct control, we will make every effort to provide you with an alternative trek that is safer and more suitable.

In such situations, we will issue a voucher to offset the cost difference between the originally scheduled trek and the alternative trek. This voucher can be redeemed at any time within one year from the date of issue. Please note that a refund fee or reimbursement of the cost difference is not applicable in these cases.


  • Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch
  • In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH
  • TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers

Cash Voucher Terms:

  1. This is a non-transferable voucher
  2. The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Trek The Himalayas
  3. The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Trek The Himalayas in India
  4. To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id
  5. All the other Terms of booking a trek with Trek The Himalayas are applicable to the voucher
  6. Trek The Himalayas holds rights to add/remove any of the Terms and Conditions without prior notice

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.

Trek Essential

  • Basic Gear
  • Clothes
  • Personal Utilities
  • Head Gears
  • Foot Gears
Back pack & rain cover(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cover20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stickAdvisable (At least one)
Water bottle/Hydration pack2 bottles of one liter each, People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter, Carry at least one thermos flask.
Personal Medical KitConsult your doctor
SnacksEnergy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
T-shirts4 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts1 Nos.
Fleece jacket1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather / Hollofil jacket1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower)1 Pair
Trek pants3 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Waterproof gloves1 Pair
Fleece/woolen gloves1 Pair
Poncho1 Nos.
Sunscreen creamMoisturiser
Hand sanitizerAntibacterial powder
Toothbrush and toothpasteLip balm / Chapstick
Toilet Paper & wipesQuick dry towel
Head torch1 Nos. (Avoid Hand torch)
Sun cap1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen cap1 Nos.
Balaclava1 Nos. (Optional)
Neck-gaiters2 Nos.
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected, People who wear spectacles- (A)- Use contact lenses. (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.
Trekking shoes1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Climbing Boots1 Pair (Available on rent)
Floaters/flip-flops1 Pair
Cotton socks6 pairs
Woollen socks2 pairs
Gaiters1 Pair (TTH will Provide)


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BMI Range Category
Less than 16.5 Serverely Underweight
16.5 - 18.5 Underweight
18.5 - 25 Normal
25 - 30 Overweight

  • If your BMI is normal, you can plan your fitness regime as mentioned.
  • If your BMI is not normal, consult your trusted physician before you plan your fitness regime.
  • If you're suffering from any chronic illnesses consult a medical practitioner.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Binsar Weekend Trek?

Binsar is a quaint and serene hill station located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. The Binsar weekend trek is a perfect getaway for those seeking a short and easy trek to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. The trek takes you through dense forests, beautiful meadows, and picturesque villages, providing stunning views of the snow-clad Himalayan peaks. The highlight of the trek is the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including leopards, Himalayan black bears, and barking deer. With its beautiful scenery, tranquil surroundings, and easy accessibility, the Binsar weekend trek is an ideal choice for a quick and refreshing break.

How long is the Binsar Weekend Trek?

Binsar Weekend Trek is a short 2-day trek.

How can I reach Binsar Weekend Trek?

The Binsar weekend trek starts from Kathgodam in Uttarakhand. Kathgodam has its own Railway Station which is well-connected to major cities in India. Kathgodam is also well connected by road from the nearest cities like Delhi, Dehradun, Nainital, etc.

What is the best time to do the Binsar Weekend Trek?

The best time to do the Binsar Weekend Trek is during the summer months from March to June and during the autumn months from September to November.

What is the total distance of the Binsar Weekend Trek?

The approximate trekking distance of the Binsar weekend trek is around 22 km.

What is the accommodation like during the Binsar Weekend Trek?

At Binsar Weekend Trek you will be staying either at a homestay or in eco camps.

Can I do the trek on my own or do I need a guide?

Having a professional guide for the trek will help you navigate through the Himalayan terrain.

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