Munsyari & Beyond
Venue - Shaama & Nachani
Nachani Beach Camp: Life around the blue river
A pristine sun soaked beach along the cool blue Ramganaga. Given its modest altitude, enjoying the warm sunny days and cool swims in the river, one can easily forget that the icy Himalayan peaks loom just around the bend from Munsiyari. We stay in neat alpine tents on the beach, ride mountain bikes, learn to guide Kayaks, catch fish in the river, hike along birding trails, explore vast caves, enjoy a delicious Kumaoni meal in the village and sleep every night under a star cluttered sky.
Camp Shaama: Peninsula in the sky
50 kms from Bageshwar, is the roadhead of Shaama, From here we hike along the ‘Gyandhura’ ridge for 2 kms to reach a small table top at an altitude of 7500 ft. Here you are in the heart of the Central Himalayan wilderness surrounded by the biggest indian peaks – Nanda Devi (7848 m), Nanda Kot (6861m), Trishul (7120 m). We stay is small stone cottages just above the beautiful Gyandhura village. The site offers a spectacular 270 degrees view of the Himalayas up close, as the land drops away on all sides into vast forested valleys of the gleaming Ramganga below.
We are located approximately 12 kms from Ranikhet towards the Goluchina region. The experience of living in a 100 year old house and the beautiful countryside with hill villages and forests make it one of the best locations in the hills. Also experience Para Gliding above Kumaoni Ranges
Know Your Program
Gather at Bandra Terminus at 12:00 pm. Departure by Garibrath at 12:45 pm. Enjoy Dabba Party with New Friends
Reach Delhi Sarai Rohila at 12:50 pm. Transfer to old Delhi by private vehicle. Onwards travel by Sampark Kranti. Reach Kathgodam at 10:40 pm and transfer to Sattal Campsite for night stay.
Early morning drive to Ramganga beach camp, Nachni jeeps via Seraghat, Berinag and Thal. Have breakfast & lunch enroute.Reach Ramganga camp at Naachni by early evening. Freshening up, settle down in neat alpine tents on the beach. Evening by the river – swimming with life jackets, introduction to river Kayaks.Walk through the Rigonia village and hill farms.Camp overnight next to the river.
Spend the whole day by the river as per you interest in inclination:
- Learn to guide Kayaks in the river.
- Body surfing the river.
- Slithering from the bridge into the river.
Evening: Cook potatoes etc if you’re vegetarian
Mountain bike rides along the river road. Explore the surrounding valley. Hike through the forest to a huge cave. The cave has incredible stalactite formations. Return to the camp by evening.
The last night at the Nachani Beach Camp.
Breakfast and a last swim in the river.
Drive to Shaama (1 ½ hrs) and hike up the Gyandhura ridge (2 miles) to reach Camp Shaama for Lunch. Deep relaxation on sunlight terraces, clear blue skies and spectacular Himalayan sunsets. The world falls down steeply on all three sides of this peninsula jutting out into the Ramganga Valley. Surrounded by snow-covered peaks the ground below you slithers snake-like far away. Someone, who went there, called it “a floating island in the sea of mountains.”
Walk through the Gyanadhura village. Interact with local villagers – .Harvest your own veggies for your Lunch Salad, make and drink fresh buttermilk. Try traditional village based activities like manual grain grinders. Making mats using the Ringal creeper
Earn your meal: Do a chore for the village family in return. Enjoy a Kumaoni meal in the village.
Relaxed evening at the campsite , endless cups of tea. Warm campfire and barbeques on a cold nights.
Overnight at Camp Shaama.
Early morning bird watching and photography trail. Enjoy breakfast on sunlight terraces made from fresh organic high altitude farm produce.
Hike along the ridge to high ridge to reach the highest mountain top in the region (mostly hidden in the clouds) and a local shiva pilgrimage.
Participants can carry small back packs, tents and other rations for an overnight camp. Set up camp for the night, pitch tents, collect firewood. Camp overnight near the temple high above Ramganga river valley totally cut off from civilization.
Pack up and walk down to the roadhead. Drive to Dankuri (Lunch enroute).
Night stay at Heritage Home in Dankuri
Early morning start for Para Glaiding. Enjoy Kite Making & Flying
Hike to the third highest pick of Kumaoni Region. Post lunch drive to Kathgodam. Board Ranikhet express at 8:00 p.m.
Arrive Delhi early morning and catch Garibrath from Delhi Sarai Rohilla at 9 am and start return journey to Mumbai.
Arrival Bandra Terminus at 8 am
This is a sample itinerary. Kshitij reserves the right to cancel or alter any aspect of our program as a result of unforeseen circumstances, including weather, environment or health hazards. To the best of our ability, substitution of activities will be comparable to, or better than the original activity.
Terms & Conditions
Camp Cost may be subject to change in case of any change in government taxes or changes in fuel rates*
What to Bring!
Pair of Clothes (6-7 T Shirts & 2 Full Jeans + 2 Full Track Pants), 1 Haversack Bag & 1 Small Shoulder Bag, Safety Pins, Water Bottle, Handkerchiefs, 2 Night Suit, Sport Shoes & Floater/ Slippers, Toiletry Pouch, Towel, Cap, Sun Screen Lotion,Odomos Mosquito Cream, Cold Cream, Lip Balm, Dairy Pen, 4 Extra Pair of Socks, Torch with new Batteries, Sunglasses, Swimming Costume (Nylon T-Shirt & Shorts (for Boys) & Nylon tights with Nylon Round Neck T-Shirts (for Girls)), Full Sleeves Jacket
Optional: Camera, Binocular
What not to Bring!
Expensive Jewelry, Walkmans or Radio, Cellular Phone, Electronic Games, Junk Food, Cold Drinks
05th Apr to 16th Apr
13 to 21 Years
13 to 18 Years - Rs. 27400
19 to 21 Years - Rs. 29700
Early Bird Discount - Before 60 Days - 800