Very best of high mountain scenery & wildlife at Ranikhet & Corbett National Park

Very best of high mountain scenery & wildlife at Ranikhet & Corbett National Park

Day 1: Kathgodam – Ranikhet( 1869m) ( Drive / 2 – 3 hrs )

From Kathgodam it will take about 2- 3 hrs to reach our Ranikhet lodge. Spend the day hiking around the lodge and witnessing exquisite surroundings with nature walk amidst rich forest. Here is an opportunity to spot many endangered species of birds, a complete delight for all bird watchers. 

Day 2: Around Ranikhet

Today the day is reserved for rope activities and a trek to Chamu temple. We waste no time and get straight into it. The topography is perfect for beginners and with our team of experts, you know you are in safe hands. This may seem slightly difficult, but once you get the hang of it (and we will make sure that you do), this is something you might find yourself doing often on other holidays.  In the evening we trek to Chamu temple which is the local deity for the people around here. People here sacrifice animal to Chamu God. The walk starts from the lodge itself, the trail goes through the pine forest. Entire walk is uphill with few sections of gradual and flattish walk. From the summit you can see fascinating views of Almora, Mukhteshwar and Great Himalayan peak. We start trekking back to return and take a route towards a small village, where we can gain enlightenment of the local culture. From the village the walk is downhill through oak and rhododendron forest. Overnight in lodge. 

Day 3: Cycling tour of Ranikhet

Today we spend time cycling in Ranikhet feeling the crisp mountain air. To learn more about Ranikhet we visit the Kumaon Regimental Museum, it exhibits the life of Kumaonand Garhwal regiment. It focuses their sacrifices during the war. Chaubatia garden is popularly known for orchards laden with fruits such as apricots, apples etc.  Then we visit one of the highest golf courses of Asia, Ranikhet Golf Course. After this,  Overnight in lodge.

Day 4: Ranikhet – Corbett ( Drive / 182km / 3 hrs)

Head out to the most exciting trip to Corbett National park, widely known for its Project Tiger Reserve. It is India’s oldest National Park. It is a complete amalgamation of hills, rivers, grasslands, wildlife and fauna. Home to nearly 650 birds, 50 species of mammals, 25 reptile species and 110 species of trees, it is a quintessential natural spectrum. After arrival we the visit the wildlife museum and indulge in elephant safari. A short hike can be taken amidst this fascinating natural reserve witnessing extraordinary views. Spend the night in hotel. 

Day 5: In and around Corbett

Today we wake up amidst the beautiful surroundings. After breakfast we head out for Jeep Safari in Corbett National Park. Here is an opportunity to spot Wild Boar, Spotted Deer, Wild Elephants, Monkeys, Barking Deer,  Sambar Deer, Golden Jackal etc. If you are fortunate, you might spot Royal Bengal Tiger. In the evening we head for bird watchimg where you can witness many migratory birds and native species, a complete delight for all bird lovers. Some of the native species you witness are Hornbill, Blue Magpie, Wood pecker, Blue Whistling Thrust, Egyptian Vulture, etc. Also, you will witness Cormoronts and Kingfishers which are the migratory birds. Retire in Hotel. 

Day 6: Cobett - Ramnagar / Delhi

Depart to your onward destination, taking perpetual memories with you. 

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation
    • Day 1: Overnight stay in lodge.(Ranikhet)
    • Day 2: Overnight stay in lodge.(Ranikhet)
    • Day 3: Overnight stay in lodge.(Ranikhet)
    • Day 4: Overnight stay in hotel/ resort. (Corbett)
    • Day 5: Overnight stay in hotel/ resort. (Corbett)
  • Meals :
    • Day 1: Lunch, Dinner
    • Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day 5: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day 6: Breakfast 
  • All Adventure Activities as mentioned in the itinerary would be supported by our experienced team of Instructors using State-of-the-art equipment. This ensures safety for any activity and is the lynchpin of the trip.
  • Transport as per the itinerary will be provided. We provide transfers to get you to the starting point and back as comfortably and in as less time as possible for you to enjoy the trip. Your transport costs are inclusive of all fuel charges, driver charges, state taxes, tolls and permits and are planned as per the itinerary of the trip.
  • An Experienced Trip Leader would accompany you on the trip. These leaders have many years of experience in leading family groups and are usually people with an intimate knowledge of the mountains. They are also experienced instructors on one adventure sport or the other and are sure to keep you charged with many interesting stories.
  • A Number of Activity Experts would be joining the team as and when required. These people are domain experts in various fields like water activities, rope sports, wildlife, birds, mountaineering, etc. and are the flavour of this trip. They bring an intimate knowledge of each aspect of the trip and go beyond just getting you to do an activity and rather give you a deep insight of the whys and whats of the activities by sharing their knowledge. Guests, especially kids, tend to become best friends with these experts and end up picking up essential life skills that aid them in moving into the outdoors.
  • Forest entry charges (if Any)
  • Basic first aid for the group.

TRIP PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • GST
  • Accommodation in any other location not mention above
  • Any meals / services not mentioned above
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc. 
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.  
  • Insurance

PLEASE NOTE

  • If due to bad weather, sickness, natural calamity or any other personal reasons, the itinerary is changed on ground the extra charges arising due to it will be borne by the guests. same will be applicable if a guest decide to change the itinerary due to personal reason. Also if days are cut short on the trek/trips for any of the above reasons GIO Adventures will not be liable to make hotel arrangements at the base or any other location for the guests
  • Guest will be required to fill up an indemnity form before embarking on the trek/trip
  • We request you to kindly disclose/share information if suffering from any major ailment. We request you to submit your health Certificate.
  • On our fixed group departures please note that we will follow a fixed schedule & standardised services. In case of individual requirements other than what is offered as part of the package, we might not be able to entertain them so please be aware of this fact
  • In case of trips/treks with a backup day, where this backup day is not utilised for whatever reasons GIO will not be liable to make hotel or any other arrangements
  • In case a departure cancelled due to bad weather conditions guest will receive full refund. GIO Adventures

OTHER OPTIONAL CHARGES

  • Charges for a porter/mule to carry personal bag throughout the trek (not more than 10 kgs) per person for the complete trek. If you want us to arrange for portage of your personal luggage you can book the same by selecting the option of Personal Luggage Charges
  • Personal trekking gear
    You can save on buying expensive trekking equipment for the trek by hiring the same from our gear store. High quality equipment is provided at reasonable rental/sale and you are assured of clean equipment that has been checked for its efficacy.

EQUIPMENT RENTAL/PURCHASE

EQUIPMENT RENT*
Windproof, Water resistant Warm jacket (with hood) 250

Down jacket (for additional warmth)

300
Lightweight & Warm Fleece pullover 75
Warm Gloves 50
Waterproof Trekking boots 300
Balaclava 50
Rucksack (60 ltrs) 150
Waterproof gaiters 50
Warm high-length woollen socks 50
Poncho/Raincoat 50
Trekking poles 60

*Cost in INR per day

*Taxes extra

PAYMENT TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • All payments for the trips, transfers, gears, porterage, etc. should be made in full before the trip starts.
  • Cancellation Policy
  • In the event that you need to cancel your booking due to any avoidable or unavoidable circumstances:
    • We must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive the request in writing.
    • Payment for this trip will not be adjusted towards any future trip(s)
  • Cancellation charges will be as follows
    • >45 Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 30-45 Days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 15-30 Days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • <15 Days: No refund
  • Please Note
    • Written cancellation will be accepted on working days (only). Any cancellation sent on a Sunday or any National Holiday(s), will be considered on the next official working day.
    • In the event of any cancellation(s) after trip commencement, there will be no refunds and any costs incurred due to this cancellation will be borne by you.

* Irrespective of when a trip is booked, the above condition will hold true

TRANSPORT OPTIONS (DELHI – KATHGODAM – DELHI)

For travel to Kathgodam and back one can choose between rail & road. Train travel is highly recommended with enough options being there. For train details, you could log on to www.indianrail.gov.in and for online railway ticket bookings you could log on to www.irctc.co.in

There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Haldwani/ Kathgodam. This takes about 7 hrs to cover the distance. A private vehicle could also be arranged for if you require the same.

TRIP EXTENSIONS

Almora - Stationed in the Kumaon division of Uttrakhand which is famous for its culture and wildlife.

Kausani-  A hill station nestled in the Bageshawar district is renowned for its tranquillity. 

Mukhteshwar–  An alpine abode of the captivating scenery in the Nanital district. 

Kathgodam- It is termed as ‘The Timber Depot of Kumaon’ makes for a pleasing sight on the banks of River Gaula.

Nanital- It is a celebrated tourist destination in the Kumaon region of Uttrakhand which boasts of the crystalline ‘Naini Lake’ and lush hills peering over the flamboyant city.

List of Essentials

Mountain/adventure travel requires one to be adequately equipped with the right kind of personal gear. Since one is travelling in the wilderness there will be hardly any opportunity to buy anything once you hit the trail so we urge you to carefully pack everything into your bags. Also please keep in mind you can rent out or purchase equipment from our Gear Store, if required.

  • Shirts / T-shirts
  • Jeans / Trekking Pants - 2
  • Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood
  • Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
  • Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
  • Woollen cap
  • Woollen gloves
  • Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)
  • Scarf/muffler (optional)
  • Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
  • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
  • Raincoat / Poncho
  • Small light weight towel
  • Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!)
  • Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
  • Sun glasses
  • Walking stick / Trekking pole
  • Sunscreen Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
  • Personal toiletries
  • Books, if you like reading
  • Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it
  • Carry rain cover for your bags
  • Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain
  • Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)

…LOADS OF ENTHUSIASM!! AND A PLEDGE TO LEAVE NO TRACE

Carry your stuff in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack. Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage. As you will be walking long distances carrying a rucksack, avoid bringing unnecessary items on the trek. Please avoid carrying expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trip
Also please note this is a comprehensive list & there might be few items which you might not need depending upon the month of travel. Kindly check with us on the final list  before travelling

Duration: 06 Days | Season: Jan - Jun, Sep - Dec | Grade: Easy  | Max Alt: Ranikhet( 1869m)


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Chasing the tiger in the world famous Corbett National Park
  • Rope activities for a rush of adrenaline
  • Orienteering: Navigate your way through a forest trail
  • Get nature ready with bird watching and nature walks
  • Cycling around Ranikhet with the backdrop of snow clad mountains

Sketch Itinerary

DAY 1: Kathgodam – Ranikhet( 1869m) ( Drive / 2 – 3 hrs )
DAY 2: Around Ranikhet
DAY 3: Cycling tour of Ranikhet
DAY 4: Ranikhet – Corbett ( Drive / 182km / 3 hrs)
DAY 5: In and around Corbett
DAY 6: Cobett - Ramnagar / Delhi

Description

An ethereal hill station, Ranikhet is perched in the Almora district of Uttarakhand at an altitude of 1829m with an expansive area of 21.76 sq km.

Queen Padmani fell in love with this beautiful place, seeing this King Sudhardev built a palace here and called it Ranikhet, ‘queens meadow’. Later on, the Britishers rediscovered it in the year 1869. Now, it is a cantonment town and base of Kamaon regiment. The aura is sure to sweep you off to the British era.

The verdant beauty of Ranikhet is beyond words. Amidst rich delicate plant life and forest, experience the breath of freshness. For all bird watchers it is heaven as birds like Vulture, Magpie, Treepie, Wagtail and Himalayan Myna can be spotted. Many migratory birds can be seen here as it is a migratory field for many of them. Exquisite views of the Himalayas, rich flora and fauna, all add to the beauty of this hill station.  A perfect place to rejuvenate in the lap of nature, the mesmerizing views makes it an idyllic holiday spot.

Corbett is the oldest and the most prestigious wild life sanctuary, most sought destination for all nature and wildlife lovers. The rich flora and fauna is very pleasing to the eyes. It is home to 580 bird species, 50 species of mammals, and 25 species of reptiles. 

DETAILS
Duration 06 Days
Region Kumaon Himalayas, Uttarakhand

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