Holidays in the Binsar Sanctuary

Wooded hills and secret valleys, fine walking, ancient footpaths and sweeping views of the majestic Himalayan peaks. Picturesque hillside villages nestled amid pine trees and terraced fields, wonderful wildlife and fine, natural hospitality. Against the dramatic backdrop of the great high peaks, walk from village to village in the warm foothills of the Indian Himalaya. This wildlife sanctuary is where Village Ways began, and it remains, quite rightly, a firm favourite. The experience is unforgettable, as you encounter friendly communities which welcome you with humbling warmth and leave you longing to return.

At your own pace, with your own guide

Your own local guide brings everything to life, and helps you spot the birds and animals that make their home in this wildlife sanctuary - deer, boar, porcupine, eagles, woodpeckers, maybe even a glimpse of an elusive leopard. The walking is flexible, and open to everyone, along ancient village paths that are quite magical. Whether you want gentle walking with cultural visits or tougher routes with wildlife-watching, your guide will ensure your experience is truly memorable. Above all, you discover the wonderful village communities of Binsar, staying in comfortable guesthouses and enjoying natural hospitality.


From Binsar To Jageshwar, 12 night holiday, from £988


The classic Binsar discovery - timeless villages, dramatic views, ancient temples, wonderful wildlife and walking you will never forget. Spend two days within the village communities for plenty of opportunity to understand and participate in the daily activities. The best possible introduction to the Himalayas.


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Kingdoms of Kumaon, 11 night holiday, from £884


A gentle journey into the Kimaon district of India, stay in charming villages in Binsar, relax in the lakeside town of Nainital and visit the Corbett Tiger Reserve. A wonderful discovery.


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Ramsay's Ramble, 11 night holiday, from £815


Our original holiday, a gentle way to discover the majestic beauty of the Binsar region. Walk in the footsteps of Sir Henry Ramsay, immerse yourself in village life and discover what makes Binsar so special. For 10 years guests from all over the world have been inspired by these special places and special people.

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The Complete Himalayan, 16 night holiday, from £1,267


A unique walking route, from the wooded valleys of Binsar up to the wonderful open mountain aspects from the Saryu and Pindar Valleys. Discover charming hillside communities, unrivalled views of the Himalayan peaks and superb walks.


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Desert and Mountains, 18 night holiday, from £1,380


From the sweeping dunes, camels and round thatched jhumpas of the Thar Desert to the verdant mountain villages of the Binsar Sanctuary, there can be few places that offer more of a contrast. Yet the strong sense of community, welcoming smiles and warm hospitality of the villagers of Binsar and Hacra tie these two enchanting locations together for an unforgettable experience. 

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India to Nepal, 22 night holiday, from £1,706


Discover the Himalayan foothills of both India and Nepal in this extraordinary journey. Walk to a magnificent mountain backdrop and delight in village life in Binsar, India and Sailung, Nepal. Join them together with a great journey, visiting temples and monasteries, the Chitwan National Park - home to rhinos and tigers - and Kathmandu on your way.


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Binsar Short Escape, 3 nights


For guests who have existing travel plans in place or have limited availability, we offer a short break in Binsar for a taste of life in the foothills. Prices for short escapes include accommodation, meals and private guiding; travel can also be arranged if required.

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