Delhi - Almora - Deora - Paliu - Sokya - Jageshwar - Almora - Delhi
Highlights of the tour:
Experiencing rural life in the most beautiful & remote region of the Indian Himalayan.
Walking between remote villages, valleys, forests of Kumaon.
Three nights in local village houses dining on freshly prepared traditional dishes
Day 1 Welcome to India!
Upon Arrival in Delhi Indra Gandhi International Airport, meet Travel Pals Representative who will assist and transfer you to your hotel, where there will be welcome refreshments followed by room check in - assistance. Shortly afterwards, a visit to the historic city of Delhi, discovering some of its finest Islamic art in the Humanyun's Tomb and the Red Fort. Drive past India Gate; Parliament House and the President's Palace.
Day 2 Delhi - Kathgodam (Train) - drive to Almora
Early this morning you will be met and transferred to Old Delhi railway station for your day train to Kathgodam, departing 6.15 (Old Delhi) and arriving Kathgodam at 11.50 am. On arrival in Kathgodam meet your guide & get set for the scenic drive to Almora region passing the through Shiwalik range of Himalayas. Late afternoon at leisure to relax, acclimatize and take in the wonderful views. Walk to the nearby Kasar Devi temple for spectacular views and enjoy a Himalayan sunset. (1 hour walking time, from the resort gates)
Day 3 Walk to Chitai Temple & Back to Retreat - 5 hrs (10km) Altitude: 1950m - 1700m
After breakfast, find your feet and enjoy continuous Himalayan views with an easy walk to the village of Chitai. The Chitai bell temple is dedicated to Golu Devta, the god of justice and is unique to Kumaon. The trekking route starts from the resort and leads through Chir pine and cedar forests with wonderful views into the valley and Himalayan range. After temple visit, walk back through the forest stopping for a scenic picnic lunch on the way.
Day 5 Deora Village - 5 hrs (10 Km) Altitude: 1950m - 1500m
After breakfast start the village walk from the resort itself which leads you through picturesque villages along terraced fields, waterfalls, along a winding stream and Chir (pine) forests. This gentle walk through valleys then takes you up to the village of Deora.. Overnight at Deora
Day 6 Paliu Village – 6 hrs (12 km) Altitude: 1500m - 1650m
Today walking along the old village trails you pass through several villages which gives you a fantastic impression of Kumaoni local life, where old traditions and culture are still part of their daily routine lives. The walk takes you past ancient river stream run flour mills where you can stop to see how they work. You pass villages, through terraced fields then along traditional irrigation channels and finally climb up to Paliu village.
Bon Voyage !