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Day 1 –Arrival at Kosi Valley Retreat
Kosi Valley Retreat is a beautiful bungalow made of natural stones and pebbles. The materials used are mostly local and are environment friendly. It is perched on the bank of a Kosi river formed by the melting snow of the Himalayas.
Day 2 – Post early breakfast we head towards Bageshwar (42 km, 3-4 hours)
The city is of great religious, historic and political significance. Bageshwar finds mention in various puranas, where, it has been associated with Lord Shiva. The Uttrayani fair held annually in Bageshwar used to be visited by approx 15,000 people in the early twentieth century, and was the largest fair of Kumaon division. The fair became the epicenter of the Coolie Begar Movement in January 1921. The city of Bageshwar gets its name from the Bagnath Temple. Hindi and Sanskrit are the official Languages however Kumaoni is spoken by a large number of people.
Day 3 -Wake up early in the morning post a light breakfast we pedal towards Chaukori (50 km, 4-5 hours)
Chaukori is a hill station in the Pithoragarh district set among the lofty peaks of the western Himalayan Range in the Kumaon Division of Uttarakhand, India. To its north is Tibet and to its south is Terai. The Mahakali River, running along its eastern boundary, forms the Indo-Nepal international border. This place has become a prominent tourist place and from here a wide and picturesque view of Himalayan range can be viewed.
Day 4 –Early morning post delicious breakfast we proceed towards Birthi (63 Km, 4-5 hours)
Birthi Falls is a beautiful place surrounded by nature and snow clad mountains all around. The fall is at a height of around 400 feet and is located in Munsiyari in the Pithoragarh district. It is approximately 14 km from Tejarm, located on Thal-Munsiyari route. There is dense forest all around, and tourist who wishes to go there must take the help from a guide. There are many famous places around Birthi falls such as Milam Glacier, Kalamuni Top, Khalia Top, Maheshwari Kund, Thamari Kund, Madkot and Ralam Glacier.
Day 5- Post breakfast leave for Munsiyari (34 Km, 3-4 Hours)
In local parlance, the name 'Munsiyari' refers to a 'place with snow'. Situated on the banks of Goriganga river, it is a fast-growing tourist destination, and mountaineers, glacier enthusiasts, high altitude trekkers and nature lovers commonly use it as their hub or base camp. Munsiyari also falls on the ancient salt route from Tibet and is at the entrance of the Johar Valley, which extends along the path of the Gori Ganga river to its source at the Milam Glacier. It is inhabited mainly by people of a few different caste groups including the Shauka tribe, dalits or Scheduled Castes and people categorized in other general castes comprising Kshatriya's, Pandits with a few Muslim, Sikhs, Christians and Buddhists.
Day 6- Post breakfast leave for Kosi Valley Retreat
Check in at the property and relax for the day.
Day 7- Post breakfast leave for Kathogam station
It’s time to say adios to the beautiful Himalayan mountains and deodar forest and take loaded bags of memories with you. Board an evening train from Kathgodam and move towards Delhi.