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Binsar Zero Point Trek

Overview

Perched high up in the Kumaon Himalayas, Binsar offers breathtaking views of the snowy mountain ranges of Panchchuli, Shivling, Chaukhamba, Trishul and Nanda Devi. If you are a nature lover or a photographer, Binsar wildlife sanctuary is an ideal place for wildlife photography. Rich wildlife and bird sightings are often recorded in this sanctuary that is home to numerous animals and about 200 species of birds. Besides natural beauty, Kumaon invites you to enjoy the local culture and traditions.

On this exclusive short getaway, explore mountain villages and enjoy short hikes through the wildlife sanctuary; spend your days at our Eco Campsite simply relishing a perfect Himalayan family vacation. This is an ideal option for families with children of the age six and above.

 

Quick Facts

Best Time : January to June; October to December

Duration : 5 Days

Max. Altitude : 2420m

Commences At : Kathgodam Railway Station or Pantnagar Airport

Ends At : Kathgodam Railway Station or Pantnagar Airport

  • Arrival at Pantnagar Airport / Kathgodam Railway Station
  • Jungle trek from Campsite to Santri village
  • Hike to Binsar Zero Point from Santri
  • Trek back from the Santri
  • Drop to Kathgodam Railway Station

Contact

Arrival at Pantnagar Airport / Kathgodam Railway Station and drive to Binsar Adventure Camp (5 hours) via Bhimtal. An evening briefing about the trek, camping, safety and eco-practices.
After Breakfast, a jungle trek from Campsite to Santri village. The trek is uphill, crisscrossing along river and streams in the forest. It is an easy hike for about 4 hours. Lunch and stay in a campsite / very old basic Pahari home to give you an authentic experience.
Hike to Binsar Zero Point from Santri and return. This is a very old local route through the Rhododendron and Oak forests and is a full-Day hike.
Trek back from the Santri to Campsite. Evening riverside celebration dinner.
After Breakfast, drop to Kathgodam Railway Station (5 hours). One can also visit the Nainital town and Naini lake if time allows.

Package Details

TRIP COST INCLUDES

  1. Transport Kathgodam to Kathgodam by Tempo Traveller.
  2. 2 night stay at the campsite on double sharing basis.
  3. 2 nights & 3 days trek & camping on double sharing basis.
  4. Camping stool, dining tent, extensive food menu.
  5. Carriage of personal bags up to 8 kgs.
  6. Guide, Cooks, Helpers, Mules as per program.
  7. Forest Permits included.
  8. Riverside dinner.
  9. Use of Pool Table / TT Table etc at the campsite.
  10. All Meals from Lunch / Dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 5.

TRIP COST EXCLUDES

  1. International or domestic flights.
  2. Food during the transit. (To and from Kathgodam/Pantnagar)
  3. Personal clothing and equipment.
  4. Any items/services not specifically mentioned under inclusions.
  5. Travel insurance.
  6. Any medical costs incurred by you, or costs associated with a medical incident, evacuation charges and damage of any nature.
  7. Optional trips or excursions. Personal expenses of any kind.
  8. Tips for local staff and guides.
  9. Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.

Apparels

  • Trekking Boots /  Shoes (preferably up to ankle length & Water-resistant)
  • Multiple pairs of Cotton and woollen socks (at least 2/3 pairs of each)
  • Track Pants for comfortable trekking, Denims to be avoided. (At least 2)
  • Thermal inners and Sweater/warm sweatshirt (1 each)
  • Cotton T-shirts (2 to 3 minimum)
  • Waterproof Jacket/windcheater
  • Warm thermal jacket / Down jacket 
  • 1 Peak Cap + at least 1 Woollen Cap
  • Pair of warm gloves

Accessories

  1. Airbag / Duffel bag (No Suitcases)
  2. Day Back Pack in case you do not want to carry your own rucksack
  3. Drinking-Water Bottle 1 Litre
  4. Torch + Batteries
  5. Camera + Batteries
  6. Knee / Ankle / Wrist Guards (if required)
  7. Nail Cutter / Pocket / Pen Knife
  8. Cold cream
  9. Hand sanitizer
  10. Chap-stick / Vaseline
  11. Personal toiletries (Tooth Paste / Toilet Paper / Wet Wipes or Baby Wipes etc)
  12. Medical kit (with basic medicines for headache, Water purification tablets- drops, upset stomach, Band-aids, Painkillers & Moov/Iodex, Sour throat, Vix Vapour Rub, D-Cold)
  13. Any personal medication (Individual specific)
  14. High energy snacks like Dry fruits, Bars of chocolate, Tang, glucose etc
  15. Good Quality Sunshades
  16. Sunblock (SPF40+)
The Binsar Zero Point Trek is not a difficult trek and but does require a certain level of fitness. The trek itself is for two days and involves some altitude gain.
We recommend the following schedule to the participants
  1. WEEK 1: Develop a habit of getting up early in the morning and run / brisk walk for a minimum 1.5 – 2.5 km, at least 3 – 4 days a week. This would represent 15 – 20 minutes of cardio. Also, avoid taking elevators and start using the stairs instead. To start with, climb 3 – 4 floors each day to make your thigh muscles strong. If running is not your thing, you can cycle for about 30 minutes or swim for about 500 m, at least 4 times a week.

  2. WEEK 2: Being consistent with your exercise during week 1, increase your distance to 3 – 4 km and 5 times a week. You can also start with interval training which is a method of training the cardiovascular system by elevating the heart rate significantly and then allowing it to recover for a period before elevating it again. Ex. You may sprint to push your heart rate, then walk to allow it to calm down before starting the sprint again.

  3. WEEK 3: Strength & Endurance. After successfully following the schedule for the first 2 weeks, Just be consistent with your work out and increase the intensity slowly.

Consistency is the key. If you follow the above schedule thoroughly; you will be able to acclimatize better while at high altitude. Each and every time you go to a mountain, you must have the physical fitness to better enjoy the experience.

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