|Suitable for:||7+ years|
|Experience:||First timer can apply.|
|Fitness:||Cover 5 km of distance in 50 minutes|
Why Binsar Is A Must Do Trek?
Nestled in the serenity of the Kumaon region, Binsar is a small hill station bestowed with nature’s bounty. This trek is the perfect retreat to get a break from the hustle and bustle of city life and drive right into the lap of nature. For the nature lover’s this trek is a pure delight! The entire trail is a mesmerizing one, dotted with beautiful Rhododendrons and conifers like Pine and Oak along the way. The trek takes place in the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, where you will get to see a good deal of biodiversity. The Wildlife Sanctuary is home to many Himalayan species like wild boar, deer, langur monkeys, pine martens, porcupines, and avian species like eagles, vultures, and woodpeckers.
The trek entwines through lush landscapes and forest covers of pine and cedars, gurgling streams, and charming Kumaoni villages. Some splendid mountain views also await you on the trek. Witness majestic Himalayan peaks like Trishul, Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi, Panchachuli amp Mt. Shivling, serving as the perfect backdrop to the stunning landscapes all around, not to mention the spellbinding sunsets and sunrises that will leave you smitten. Fresh air, lush greens, and the white mountain canvas, this is the ideal trek to rejuvenate in nature’s embrace.
About The Trek
Filled with immense natural beauty, Binsar seems like a location straight out of Bollywood movies. The picturesque hill station offers a tranquil respite for those looking for a break from the monotony of everyday life. The journey starts from Kathgodam Railway Station, where we will pick you up and drive you to Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary along a twirling road full of nature’s beauty that will leave you amazed.
The trek starts at Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary and on the first day, you will trek to Dhaulchina following a gradual descent. Dhaulchina is located at an altitude of 6100 ft. giving you many glimpses of the mighty Himalayan peaks. Discover the local villages, engage with them to understand their cultures and lifestyles. Camp under the stars at night at Dhaulchina.
The second of the trek takes you from Dhaulchina to the old Jageshwar Temple following a gradual ascent and a further hike of 2 hrs through a gradual descent, you will reach the main Jageshwar temple and explore charming Kumaoni villages on the way. With the company of expert outdoor professionals, you’ll learn many interesting facts about the Kumaon region and the villages and also relish hot piping meals made by our expert cook. Once you reach Jageshwar, we will drive you back to Kathgodam thus ending the short but memorable trip. You would certainly leave with unforgettable memories of exciting experiences.
What Can You Expect At The Trek?
Binsar Trek is a short weekend trek that gives you glimpses of beautiful Himalayan peaks in the Kumaon region. This is a beginner-friendly trek and is also ideal for families who want to have a taste of adventure in the lap of nature. The trek comprises gradual ascents and descents which is a fairly easy walk and not challenging like many treks in the Himalayas.
The trek takes place through the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, which is a hotspot for observing the Himalayan biodiversity. You can see varied species of flora and fauna and this trek is especially great for birdwatching. So if you are an enthusiast, you are at the ideal place. Throughout the trek, you will pass through Himalayan villages, where you can interact with the locals.
You will spot prominent Himalayan peaks like Mt. Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, Maiktoli, Mrigathuni, Nandakut, and more. Experience camping in the wilderness, under the star-struck sky. Observe the regional architecture at the temples and witness the culture and traditions at the villages. Wildlife, nature amp adventure, Binsar trek offers it all.
Along the trek, you will visit two shrines, one is the Sapteshwar Mahadev Temple towards the beginning of the trek and the other is Jageshwar Temple towards the end of the hike. The temples are situated in serene locations and they also give you an introduction to the native Himalayan architecture.
The lush paradise of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is famed for birdwatching and many ornithologists and bird-watchers visit this Sanctuary every year to spot some rare Himalayan birds. The weather and condition of the sanctuary provide the ideal setting for the winged visitors and on your trek, you will get the chance to spot many of them.
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is a great setting for hiking and trekking for the adventure and from the top, you will get to see many prominent Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Panchachuli, Chaukhamba, Trishul, Shivling, and more and not to mention the mesmerizing effect of the sunrise and sunset on these snow-covered mountains.
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 from 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 hours’ 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 sight 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.
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.
First of all everyone has to reach Haldwani
Pick-up location is Kathgodam railway station parking, after that TTH will take care of your further travel plan.
Options to reach Haldwani:-
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Trek The Himalayas must be notified of the same in writing at [email protected] 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
Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip
Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip
Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek
If by a rare consequence TTH calls off/cancels a trek:
At TTH, we almost never call off or cancel our treks. But in the rare event that we do call off or cancel a trek due to any unforeseen circumstances or natural catastrophes like continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that prevents us from carrying out a trek in a safe manner, unforeseeable circumstances like local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any such situations that prevents a safe trekking experience, TTH will issue a voucher summing up to the same amount as your trek fee. The voucher can be redeemed on any of the treks over a period of the next year.
In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:
As we mention always, weather conditions at high altitudes are extremely unpredictable and can change at any time of any day. Also, situations like natural calamities or political unrest, pandemics and lockdowns, etc are out of our control and if an event cannot run under any such circumstances that we do not directly have control over then we will try to give you an alternative trek, which means your trek will be shifted from one trek to another, which will be safer and more favourable.
In these cases, a voucher is issued to mitigate the difference in cost between the two treks. You can redeem the voucher at any time over a period of one year from the date of issue. A refund fee or refund of the difference is not applicable.
Cash Voucher Terms:
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.
|Back pack & rain cover||(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps|
|Day pack + rain cover||20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)|
|Walking stick||Advisable (At least one)|
|Water bottle/Hydration pack||2 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 Kit||Consult your doctor|
|Snacks||Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors|
|T-shirts||4 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)|
|Fleece T-shirts||1 Nos.|
|Fleece jacket||1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)|
|Down feather / Hollofil jacket||1 Nos.|
|Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)||1 Pair|
|Thermal inners (upper and lower)||1 Pair|
|Trek pants||3 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)|
|Waterproof gloves||1 Pair|
|Fleece/woolen gloves||1 Pair|
|Hand sanitizer||Antibacterial powder|
|Toothbrush and toothpaste||Lip balm / Chapstick|
|Toilet Paper & wipes||Quick dry towel|
|Head torch||1 Nos. (Avoid Hand torch)|
|Sun cap||1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)|
|Woolen cap||1 Nos.|
|Balaclava||1 Nos. (Optional)|
|Sunglasses||Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected, People who wear spectacles- (A)- Use contact lenses. (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.|
|Trekking shoes||1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)|
|Climbing Boots||1 Pair (Available on rent)|
|Cotton socks||6 pairs|
|Woollen socks||2 pairs|
|Gaiters||1 Pair (TTH will Provide)|
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