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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Pantnagar airport is one of the nearest airports to the city which you can reach with the help of various public transports. This airport is about 152 km away from the town.
You can also travel through train as it is well linked with other cities and states. Kathgodam Railway station is the nearest to the town which is about 119 km away.
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The altitude of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary varies between 900 to 2500 meters with its highest point being ‘Zero Point’ that offers some great views of the nearby peaks. The forest was established for the conservation of a special type of Oak called the shrinking broad leaf oak and houses over 200 species of resident and migratory birds.
Bineshwar Mahadev Temple is an important landmark and a must-visit place in Binsar. It was due to this temple that the region was named Binsar. King Kalyan Chand, one of the scions of the Chand Raja dynasty, is believed to have built this temple. The temple enshrines the deity of Lord Shiva.
Set amidst the Binsar Sanctuary is the Khali Estate - a 26 acre of serene and beautiful land. The estate was once the home of Sir Henry Ramsay, the commissioner of Kumaon from 1856 to 1884. Khali Estate is an epitome of natural beauty and soothing silence. The charming view of the Himalayan range is beautifully coupled with the cooing of the birds. Apart from just resting in the estate, one can also indulge in long treks down to the little villages or up to the Binsar top.