• 10 Days from
    $1100 p/p in USD
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Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget, Camping

Tour Overview

Experience India’s rich culture, ecological heritage and hospitality in the Himalayas. Stay in homestays in the villages of Liti and Namik, witness indigenous agriculture practices, handicrafts such as carpet and blanket weaving, folk songs and dance and enjoy local cuisine. Trek up to Heeramani Glacier and camp in upper meadows to experience ecological diversity. The villages of Liti and Namik are small Himalayan villages, situated 2000 meters above sea level, just at the base of Heeramani glacier. With unique Himalayan cultural and natural ecosystems, this safari helps to improve the livelihoods of the mountain communities through responsible tourism and gives the best experience to global visitors.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Birding Safari, Camping Safari, Cultural Safari, Mountain Safari, Trekking Safari, Walking Safari
  • You will visit:
    Delhi, Nanda Devi Bird Sanctuary, Himalayan Villages
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Macaque
  • Activities:
    Trekking, Hiking, Nature Walk, Village Visit, Birding, Cultural Experience
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle, Train
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Delhi
  • Minimum age:

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 1,100 per person

What's Included

  • All meals and accommodation
  • Return train ticket from New Delhi to Kathgodam
  • Porter and guides
  • Camping
  • Taxi transfers

What's Excluded

  • Air tickets
  • Accommodation in Delhi


  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘CHINAR
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • CHINAR‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Departure from Delhi to Kathgodam by train then from Kathgodam to Nainital by taxi. Evening hike nearby to Nanda Devi Bird Sanctuary and dinner.

Overnight: Fairlight Trail, Nainital

More birdwatching then departure from Nainital to Liti after breakfast by taxi. Stay at Liti in homestay. Dinner with community.

Overnight: Homestay

Morning hike and birdwatching. Visit Liti village and surroundings. Evening walk to village to see traditional agriculture and handicrafts.

Overnight: Homestay

Morning birding walk then depart to Gogina village after breakfast. Lunch at River Gogina. Trek to Namik and stay at Namik village in homestay/tents.

Overnight: Homestay/tents

Morning trek to Thala Meadow after breakfast. Camp at Thala.

Overnight: Camping

Morning trek to Ranthan after breakfast. Camp at Ranthan.

Overnight: Camping

Trek back to Namik for a cultural programme at Namik village. Dinner with community.

Overnight: Namik

Village visit to see local handicraft and agriculture. Trek to Gogina village and travel back to Liti. Stay at Liti in homestays and dinner with community.

Overnight: Homestay

Morning hike then travel back to Nainital in cars. Stay overnight at Fairlight Trails in Nainital.

Overnight: Fairlight Trails

Departure to New Delhi depending upon trains (morning, afternoon or evening). Local sightseeing will be organized in case of afternoon and evening train.

Trains from Kathgodam to Delhi

  • Morning 9 am reaches Delhi at 3 pm
  • Afternoon at 3:30 pm reaches Delhi at 9 pm
  • Evening at 8:30 pm reaches Delhi at 4 am next day
Rural Tourism in Indian Himalaya
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