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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.