|Kumaon||Shakti Village Stays|
The itinerary here is a brief example of what we offer as the Kumaon Village experience, however, each client’s itinerary is tailored specifically to suit his/her interests. The Kumaon Village experiences can be combined perfectly with Shakti 360° Leti to create a complete Himalayan experience.
Arrive at Delhi Airport. Meet with our company representative, warm welcome with fresh flower garlands & then transfer to hotel. Overnight stay.
Post breakfast transfer to airport to take flight for Pantnagar.
On arrival your Shakti guide will collect you from the Pantnagar airport and you will be driven to the Almora region (3½ hours away) from where the Village Walks will begin. En route you will stop for lunch. You will then begin walking from the village of Chitai for about two hours to reach your first village house in the small and sleepy town of Deora. Drinks by the fire are followed by dinner prepared by your chef this evening.
Setting off from Deora, reach the village of Chirala after 30 minutes, where you can visit a local school. Continue along the path, passing a ‘ghatt’ (water powered flour mill) and terraced fields through the village of Palyu, climbing for 20 minutes to the road head at Ka-Chula pool from where you will have the option of taking our car to Dhaulchina, , walking gradually uphill for 30 minutes to the lunch spot. After lunch, continue walking through stunning rhododendron forest for around 1½ hours until you reach the village of Jwalabanj.
This morning after breakfast, you will gradually climb up the south-west ridge, walking on the trails that were once used to transfer resin on horse backs, which now still is a boost for the local economy. In an hour and a half, further down the ridge you will start descending to Artola village. You will walk through the terraced fields and will reach your picnic spot which is laid on a hill top. After lunch, you will continue to walk uphill through the village of Kutul. Upon ascending this ridge, you will then take a small trail that will lead you to back to Jwalabanj.
This morning after breakfast, you will start with a downhill walk through green terraced fields brings you to the Jageshwar Temple Complex built in the 8th century, which is very interesting to explore. Some distance ahead we have arranged lunch for at a lovely spot by a stream. Another hour further you will reach the village of Kana. For those who wish to walk more, there is a beautiful three hour walk from the house through rhododendron, pine and oak forests.
This morning after breakfast you will be driven to Pantnagar airport to take flight back to Delhi.
Upon arrival in Delhi transfer to hotel, overnight stay.
Time to say good bye. After breakfast transfer to the airport to connect your flight back home.