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Lead Price
From £4130pp
Duration
11 days & 9 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

A Walk through Himalayan Foothills

This journey provides an insight into the culture and scenic beauty of this little-visited region, with leisurely walks in the Himalayan foothills combined with tracking exotic wildlife in Corbett National Park and a visit to the sacred city of Haridwar.

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Delhi
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Fly to Delhi

(N)
Meal Basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Delhi
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Delhi

Arrive in Delhi and transfer to the Maidens Hotel for 1 night. (N)

Accommodation: Maidens Hotel
DAY 3: To Kathgodam
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To Kathgodam

Take the train to Kathgodam and stay overnight at Itmenaan Estate, set in a peaceful rural setting in the Kumaon Himalayas. The 10-acre resort includes virgin pine, oak and rhododendron trees; terraced fields laden with seasonal fruits and vegetables and a small private natural spring. (B, L, D)

DAY 4: Village treks
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Village treks

Trek from your accommodation through charming picturesque villages including Almora, Thikalna and Ganghet, staying each night in a local village house. Treks are gentle and you are likely to pass many rhododendron and pine forests and see people going about their daily routines (B, L, D)

DAY 5: Village treks
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Village treks

A second day of trekking through the scenic countryside around Kathogodam. (B,L,D)

DAY 6: Kathgodam
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Kathgodam

Today’s hike is moderate and around 4-5 in duration, passing by the temple of Jhankarsem, many local villages, terraced fields and old Kumaoni houses. You will be served a picnic lunch before heading back to the Itmenaan Estate for an overnight stay. (B, L, D)

DAY 7: Corbett
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Corbett

Drive to Corbett National Park for 2 nights at the Riverview Retreat. Corbett is one of India’s last expanses of Himalayan wilderness and the country’s first wildlife reserve. It is spread across the foothills of Kumaon provides a haven for many species of wildlife. (B, L, D)

DAY 8: Corbett
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Corbett

Spend the day wildlife viewing. Although famous for tigers, Corbett is also home to large elephant herds, marsh crocodiles, wild boar and deer, whilst the birdlife includes pied kingfishers, crested serpent eagles and the Himalayan grey-headed fish eagle. (B, L, D)

DAY 9: Haridwar
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Haridwar

Drive to Haridwar to join the throngs on the riverbanks for the evening Aarti ceremony. According to Hindu mythology, Haridwar is the holiest of all places and the ceremony is led by priests at sunset whilst flaming torches light the sky. Overnight at the Ganga Lahari. (B)

Accommodation: Ganga Lahari
DAY 10: Delhi
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Delhi

Take the morning train to Delhi and stay overnight at the Maidens Hotel. (B)

Accommodation: Maidens Hotel
DAY 11: Fly to London
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Fly to London

(B)

Meal Basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Visit Delhi's magnificent Red Fort and Jama Masjid mosque
  • Travel by train
  • 3 day trek through the Himalayan foothills
  • Day at leisure at a hill station
  • Go tiger-spotting in Corbett National Park
Low Season
From £4,130 per person

What's included

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
  • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
  • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Important information

Discovery tour
Best suited to the hardier traveller, these tours typically include some quite basic accommodation, possibly longer and rougher road journeys and, in some cases, more strenuous activities, such as trekking.
Tailor-made travel
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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