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Summer Camp

02 - 07 June 2024

Price :

23,500/- ( all inclusive )

Summary

This trip offers slices of the Himalayan experience. A combination of adventure, trekking and cultural interactions. The route is through the heartland of Kumaon and offers insights into the beauty of the Kumaon hills. We stop by small villages and ancient temples, mingle with the local inhabitants, primarily the bhotia people of the valley, camp out on rolling meadows, Intense bike rides through high valleys, and mountain passes. Live on forest fringes or the riverside, bathe in waterfalls and swim in icy pools with eternal Himalayas in constant view. Welcome to the magic.

Detailed Itinerary

CAMP SHAAMA

Perched on a mountain top in the Gyandhura village (Shaama) is about 50 kms ahead of Bageshwar town. The site offers spectacular close-up views of the Himalaya above the Ramganga valley. Here you are in the heart of the Central Himalayan wilderness surrounded by the biggest indian peaks - Nanda Devi (7848 m), Nanda Kot (6861m), Trishul (7120 m).

CAMP RAMGANGA

Camp Ramganga is approx 60kms before Munsiyari and an hour's and half drive from Shaama. It is ideal for an action packed adventure holiday, which apart from water sports like Kayaking, swimming and fishing offers various mountain biking and trekking routes.

7 DAYS ITINERARY:

9th June (Day 01):
Take Shatabdi to Kathgodam drive 3 hours to Camp Purple, Mukteshwar Overnight stay at Camp.

10th June (Day 02):
Drive from Camp Purple Shaama via Bageshwar. (5 hrs) The route is through culturally rich central Himalayan valleys.
Arrive at Shaama by late afternoon after a short 3 km hike to Gyandhura village.
Settle down in stone cottages at Camp Shaama. Deep relaxation on sunlight terraces. Beautiful ridge top village offering stunning Himalayan views (270 deg).

11th June (Day 03):
Hike to meadows through forest. Stunning Himalayan view, collecting firewood and cooking your own meal.
Play Frisbee, Kite making and other team games in open wide meadows
Hike back to camp by evening.
Campfire fun games followed by Dinner
Overnight at Camp Shaama.

12th June (Day 04):
Walk through the Gyanadhura village. Interact with local villagers.
Try traditional village based activities like manual grain grinders, Making mats using the Ringal creeper.
Earn your Lunch: Do a chore for the village family in return.
Hike down to Shaama (roadhead) and drive to Ramganga riverside camp.
Arrive at the Rigonia village (Camp Ramganga) by evening.
Settle down in tents.
Play beach volleyball or relaxed evening at beach with tea, milk and snacks. Overnight at Camp Ramganga.

13th June (Day 05):
Full day in the river.
Indulge in a variety of watersports:
White water Kayaking.
Surfing the river with life jackets. Slithering from the bridge into the river.
Ride mountain bikes along the river.
River crossing using different techniques.

14th June (Day 06):
Trek to Hidden Pool along with stream. Fishing with nets and angling in the pool.
Swimming and cliff jump at the pool.
Poolside picnic lunch.
Hike back to camp by evening.
Music jamming sessions around the Campfire, followed by dinner.

15th June (Day 07):
Early morning drive (with packed breakfast) towards Kathgodam to board Shatabdi train to Delhi at 3:30 pm. Reach New Delhi railway station by 9:05 p.m.
COST: Rs.23,500/- (all inclusive)

TRAVEL:
Train from New Delhi to Kathgodam.
Onward: NDLS-KGM Shatabdi (Depart at 6:00 a.m. and reaches Kgm 11:45 a.m.)
Return: KGM - NDLS Shatabdi (Depart 3:10 p.m. and reaches New Delhi 8:50 p.m.)
Road transfers: Drive from Kathgodam in jeeps and back.

CAMP ACCOMMODATION:
American Safari Tents with cots & bedding are provided. Sleeping bags and quilts ensure a comfortable stay surrounded by nature.
Hygienic toilet tents with w/c and running water flushes are also provided.
Maintaining the natural jungle environment no electricity is used at the camp. Kerosene/solar lanterns are used to light the camp adequately during the night.

FOOD:

Wholesome, nutritious and fun meals are prepared using fresh ingredients and organically grown local vegetables. A well equipped camp kitchen hygienically prepare Indian/ Continental and kumaoni delicacies including our own style of jams, juices, sauces using fresh fruits and flowers from the Himalayas. The camps have the local supply of filtered water from the spring, which is again filtered in the camp with zero B filter. Bottled water is also available.

WEATHER & CLOTHING:

The days are quite warm and the nights cool.
Note: Functional and comfortable clothing. Walking shoes, strap-on sandals, atorch and swimwear are essential to maximize your camping experience. Adetailed clothing list will be shared with the registration details.

Includes

All meals, snacks, tea/coffee and accommodation in safari tents/ston huts during the stay.

Excludes

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