A few treks offer the perfect blend of adrenaline rushes for adventurer in you and a relaxed itinerary to let you go back to work on a Monday. Binsar Sanctuary to Jageshwar Trek in the Kumaon region of Himalayas ensures that you make the most of your weekend. Starting at the picturesque Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, the trek includes walks through pine forests accompanied by the music of tiny rivulets of clear water, spotting a few rare flora and fauna and camping amidst thick deodars to reminisce about the breathtaking Himalayas. Besides the natural beauty, Kumaon invites you to enjoy the local culture and traditions.
A Binsar trek gives you the chance to walk through mesmerising realms, and get a taste of the native culture. It begins at Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, which harbours rich animal and plant life. Located at an average elevation of 7913 feet above sea level, it was established to conserve the shrinking forests of oak. Besides oak, the protected territory also contains thick jungles of pine and deodar trees, which provide home to numerous species of animals. Some of the main animals that you may see here are leopards, ghorals, musk deer, jungle cats and barking deer. Your trek will take you along picturesque mountain brooks, and lush pines and cedars. It will also give you an opportunity to camp in the forests amidst peaceful realms, and wake up to bewitching sunrises over snowy mountain peaks. Though the sanctuary is accessible throughout the year, the best time to come here is between October and March. The weather at that time is mostly clear with regular snowfall, making the place drape a resplendent white attire of snow. While undertaking the Binsar trek in Uttarakhand, you will pass by numerous Kumaoni villages, where you may interact with the locals to learn about their unique culture.
Day 01: Rishikesh- Pauri
Drive to Pauri. Lunch enroute. Arrive Pauri and check into the hotel or tourist rest house. In the afternoon sight-seeing programme at Pauri. Dinner and overnight at hotel or rest house Pauri.
Day 02: Pauri- Thalisain
After breakfast 3 kms. drive to Thalisain with pack lunch. Dinner and overnight in camp.
Day 03: Thalisain- Piersain
After breakfast 13 km trek from Thalisain to Piersain with pack lunch. Dinner and overnight in camp.
Day 04: Piersain- Binsar
7 kms. trek from Piersain to Binsar. Dinner and overnight in camp.
Day 05: Binsar to Gairsain
20 kms. trek from Binsar to Gairsain. Dinner and overnight in camp.
Day 06: Gairsain- Rishikesh
After breakfast 226 kms. drive to Rishikesh. Lunch enroute. Arrival Rishikesh.
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