The Family Unplug
Venue - Ranikhet & Mukteshwar

Beautiful mountain ranges, simple people, unique culture, green fields, 100 years old traditional stone house "Daankudi" and top of everything never before experienced adventure sports makes this program an amazing as well as out of box holiday for the family.

“Daankudi”: Ranikhet heritage house: Valley of the sun
We are located approximately 12 kms from Ranikhet towards the Goluchina region.
Here we stay in a traditional stone house called the Daan-Kudi - a local term for the highest dwelling in the valley. From the courtyard one can see a broad cultivated valley ringed by rising hills on all sides dotted with small villages on its slopes. The surrounding mountain ranges are ideal for hiking, and exploring hidden architectural gems like the old sun temple in the centre of the valley, camping out in the forest or exploring neighboring villages on mountain bikes. The experience of living in a 100 year old house also makes this a very special experience.

The seven lakes (Saat Tal camp)
Situated a safe distance from Nainital (22km) is a wildlife refuge for humans. The air still smells like air, the moon is up close and personal, animals still own the forest and birds rule the skies. Saat-tal gets its name from the seven lakes in its vicinity. The camp is located on a hilltop overlooking the Saat-tal lakes and at a moderate height of 1350 m (4,300 ft) it is an ideal all-season camp. Apart from the abundance of natural beauty around you, the surrounding forest offers a lot of fun and action. You can go kayaking and swimming in crystal clear lakes, river crossing, rock-climbing, and hiking through dense jungles past hidden villages and waterfalls. The dense Oak and conifer forest makes Saat-tal a birders paradise with more than 300 species of birds (some rare).

Program Objective:
Experience beautiful countryside with family and rejuvenate nature

Know Your Program

Accommodation:
Tent/stone house
Travel:
Sumo/Qualis
Cost Include:
Traveling(Delhi to Delhi), Stay, All Meals, Activities
Cost Doesn't Include:
Personal Expenses
Swimming in Lake
Kayaking
Tent Pitching
Splash in Waterfall
Bird Watching
Construct Rop Bridge
Practice Various Knotes used in Adventure Activities
Tyrolene Traverse
Jumaring
Campfire
Rock climbing
Rappelling
Slithering
Kite Flying

Day 1


Report at Old Delhi Railway Station at 9 pm. Board in Ranikhet Express at 10 pm

Day 2


Reach Kathgodam at 5 am.
Transfer in jeeps to Saat-tal campsite.
Hike through surya gaon village to the Saat-tal lakes.
The participants spend an exciting day in the forested valley and can choose any of the adventure action happening around:
Swimming in Garuda tal with life jackets.
Kayaking in the lakes.
Picnic Lunch in a lakeside garden.
Following a trail in the forest to a waterfall for a splash.

Day 3


Bird watching trail along the ridge with an expert birding guides from the local village. Saat-tal is one of the best birding locations in Uttarakhand.

Breakfast at the camp followed by Interaction with villagers, service work on ongoing projects, farms.

Post Lunch: Adventure.
Learn to construct a rope bridge. Learn various knots, use of climbing equipment.
related techniques. Crossing over with the team.

Tyrolene traverse and Jumaring

Evening: Participants organize the evening party with the village kids.
Music, theatre and help in cooking snacks.

Performances around the campfire.
Dinner

Day 4


Breakfast at the camp.
After breakfast drive to Daankudi (Ranikhet). 2 hr drive.

Enroute stopover at Kosi river.
River crossing, slithering, Fishing /Angling, Swimming and cooking on the beach.

Lunch at the river bank.

Post lunch drive to Katarmal complex ancient Sun temple. (only Sun temple in North india).
In the evening drive to Daankudi.
Settle down. Relaxed evening at the campsite – tea /coffee
Dinner around the camp fire.

Day 5


Post breakfast hike to the Aerodeo ridge. This is the 3rd highest ridge in the central Himalayas and the Shiva temple at the top offers a stunning 270 degrees views of the snow peaks. The trek is through the forest of pine, deodar and oak.

We return to Daankudi in the evening.

Day 6


Post breakfast
Visit the heritage village of Bhataarkot and Laalar, with well preserved stone houses.

Visit traditional water-mill in village en-route.
Interaction with villagers; Engage in traditional village based activities like ‘okhal’ and, “chakki “– manual grain crushers - flour makers etc. Feed farm animals.

Informal interactions with villagers, learn local Kumaoni songs, dances, cuisine.

Lunch in small sub teams in village homes.
Visit village ironsmith.
Make / repair household tools like sickle, spade, cooking pot etc over the furnace.

Return to ‘Daankudi’ in the evening.

Day 7


Post breakfast
Visit the heritage village of Bhataarkot and Laalar, with well preserved stone houses.

Visit traditional water-mill in village en-route.
Interaction with villagers; Engage in traditional village based activities like ‘okhal’ and, “chakki “– manual grain crushers - flour makers etc. Feed farm animals.
Informal interactions with villagers, learn local Kumaoni songs, dances, cuisine.

Lunch in small sub teams in village homes.

Leave for Kathgodam at 2 pm. Board in Ranikhet Exp at 8 pm

Day 8


Arrive old Delhi at 5 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.

What to Bring!

Pair of Clothes (6 T Shirts & 2 Full Jeans + 2 Full Track Pants), 1 Haversack Bag & 1 Small Shoulder Bag, Thermal/Winter Jacket, 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, Hand Gloves, Lunch Box

Optional: Camera, Binocular

What not to Bring!

Expensive Jewelry, Walkmans or Radio, Cellular Phone, Electronic Games, Junk Food, Cold Drinks

Terms & Conditions

  • Camp Cost may be subject to change in case of any change in government taxes or changes in fuel rates




  • Kshitij World Booking

    Dates 2017

    21 Mar to 28 Mar
    02 May to 9 May

    Price

    5 to 12 Years - 17700
    13 Years & above - 20900
    Ex-Delhi

    Early Bird Discount - Before 120 Days - 800

    Age Group

    Open for all