Kasar Devi, located in the Uttarakhand Kumaon region about 14 km north of the small mountain town of Almora, is a serene Himalayan getaway nestled in the quiet wilderness of Pine and Deodar forest.
Leave behind the stress of the city life to the comfort of the woods, surrounded by the panoramic views of snow-covered greater Himalayas. Witness the awe-inspiring twilight coloring the sky in its many shades and the sweet melody of the monsoon rain invoking your inner-child.
What also makes this land incredibly special is the geomagnetic field found on the ridge around the Kasar Devi temple, which has intrigued the interest of Nasa scientists. This unique energy is known to give mental peace and spiritual bliss, thus making the land a holy abode to many mystics and spiritual seekers for centuries. The only other two places where this magnetic field is found are Machu Picchu in Peru and Stone Henge in England.
Delhi to Almora (9 hours drive)
Our driver will receive you at the airport/pick you up from home. Arrive Almora and check-in (contactless) at the resort.
Relax and enjoy the tranquil environment and opt for our complimentary online guided yoga and meditation session on Zoom.
Meander in the enchanting Deodar and Pine forests in between the mountain valleys. Our expert guide will take you through the beautiful forest trails where you may chance upon a variety of species of birds.
Visit the crank’s ridge close to the ancient Kasar Devi temple to experience the subtle yet extraordinary energy of the geomagnetic field which comes under the Van Allen Belt.
Take a beautiful drive on the winding roads through the Deodar Forest to the Binsar wildlife sanctuary, home to many rare animals, birds and flowers.
Ride on a bicycle around the town. Our expert guide will take you to the local shops that are dedicated to promote rural development activities and benefiting the local community where you can collect beautiful souvenirs. After a good ride, unwind yourself in a cozy cafe over a hot cup of coffee and scrumptious snacks.
Revitalize your body and spirit through an ancient Ayurvedic therapy at AyurVAID Kalmatia. Sarvangam Abhayangam forms the basis of all external therapeutics in Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of healing. It is a therapy that spans from head to tow using liberal amounts of specially prepared warm herbal oils. The therapy is preceded by a general consultation with the senior Doctor of the wellness center.
Almora to Delhi (9 hours drive)
After breakfast leave for Delhi with blessings of the mountains and fond memories of the tour which will last a lifetime.
All Transfers through the trip
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Expert Guide as mentioned in the itinerary
Bicycles as mentioned in the itinerary Ayurvedic therapy
Guided forest walks
Complimentary online guided yoga and meditation session
Travel, Luggage, and Medical Insurance Alcoholic Beverages
Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
GUIDELINES FOR SAFE TRAVELING IN CORONA TIMES Mandatory for Travellers prior to travel:
All visitors to the state are required to register themselves on the Smart City web portal: http://smartcitydehradun.uk.gov.in/. Registration documents will be verified at the border check posts.
All visitors must download the Arogya Setu app and update their medical information on it.
All visitors must book their accommodation for a minimum period of 7 days.
All visitors have undergo the RT-PCR test from an ICMR authorised lab, no less than 72 hours before travel, provided the test is negative.
All visitors must upload their medical report on the web portal http:// smartcitydehradun.uk.gov.in/
e-Pass Link: http://dsclservices.org.in/apply.php A minimum of 24-48 hours is required to issue the pass.
Visitors aged above 65 years or those with comorbidities, pregnant women and children less than 10 years have been advised to stay home.
Travel timing is 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
All visitors need to carry a government ID which has valid address proof. It is mandatory to wear a mask while travelling.
During your stay in Almora, U.K.
Rooms / cottages will be booked for 48 hours prior to arrival of the clients to assure sanitisation measures.
Contactless check in and check out is available at all properties through the trip.
Proper sanitisation / hygiene measures will be undertaken when required.
Hand sanitisers, face mask, Immunity boosters will be made available in the rooms. Private dining, optimum distancing and disposable crockery will be made available. Option to book the next seat in flight from Delhi to Pantnagar available to clients on additional payment.
Face Coverings: Wearing of face cover is compulsory when you step outside your room.
Respiratory Hygiene: When coughing or sneezing while eating / not wearing face cover, please follow respiratory etiquette - cover your mouth and nose with flexed elbow / tissue / handkerchief.
Social Distancing: Maintain a minimum of 6 feet. Refraining from hugging and shaking hands. Avoid anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Hand Hygiene: Regularly and thoroughly clean hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitiser (for at least 20 seconds) or wash with soap and water (for at least 40 to 60 seconds). Also avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth. Hand disinfection is indicated after exchanging objects (money, credit cards, books, etc.) with others.
Please sanitise your hands regularly and carry a personal sanitiser at all times. Also, remember to sanitise your hands after your perusal of any objects.
Thermal scanning: Daily temperature will be checked with a IR based contact free thermometer for every guest.
Dining: a) Every group will have a pre-designated and exclusive dining table for the duration of their stay.
Housekeeping: a) Housekeeping activities will be as per guests’ request.
Other dos and don’ts
- Do not step out of the room unnecessarily.
- Clothes should not be washed inside the room.
- Do not interact with the other room’s guests.
- No visitors should be allowed in the rooms.
- Doors should be kept closed and any unavoidable contact with the door knobs should be immediately followed by thoroughly washing your hands with soap / sanitising your hands.
CHANGES TO YOUR ITINERARY
For your best interest, sometimes it might have to make necessary alterations to your holiday itinerary. Where practical, we will advice you before you depart from your hometown, although occasionally we may be forced to make changes en route. We will keep you informed at all times.
MOUNTAIN FLIGHT AND TRAVEL DELAYS
Bad weather in mountainous regions can cause flight and travel delays. If the delay is extended it may be necessary for us to re-route the trek and tour, perhaps to an area more readily accessed by road transport. We do not accept responsibility for charges incurred as result of flight delays and missing international flight connections. However, we will make every effort to assist you.
INHERENT RISKS OR DANGERS
You understand and accept that your proposed tour may expose you to levels of physical exertion to which you may not be accustomed to or be exposed to inherent dangers when traveling through remote areas which may be subject to, among other things, unfavourable political, physical, health or climatic conditions. By agreeing to use our services, you accept these dangers and unfavourable conditions.
You must purchase comprehensive travel insurance.
YOUR HEALTH AND FITNESS
We strongly recommend that you visit your doctor and dentist before your holiday. You must ask your doctor about current inoculation requirements. Full details of pre-existing medical conditions must be forwarded to us when you book. Older clients or clients with pre-existing medical conditions may require a letter from your doctor clearing them for the trek and Beyond Himalayas Pvt. Ltd. reserve the right to check these documents prior to confirmation of tours and treks.
A valid passport is required for all tourists. The passports must be valid for minimum of six months from the start of journey, with at least two clean pages per country to be visited.
A valid visa is required for the entire destination. You should always consult your doctor or nearest travel clinic for the latest information on recommended health precautions, both vaccination and malaria prophylaxis.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Extensive medical kits are carried on all trips. In addition, medical oxygen and Portable Altitude Chambers are carried as a precaution on high altitude treks and climbing expeditions. All meals on trek are prepared specifically for your group to strict hygiene standards, and sterile washing facilities are provided.
Sickness from altitude can affect anyone. Serious problems are avoided by building in rest and acclimatisation. For normal symptoms a drop in altitude, or time in portable acclimatisation chamber, leads to quick recovery.
All trips are graded. There are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Mountaineering categories.
Travel insurance that includes helicopter evacuation is highly appreciated AGE LIMITS
Client over sixty are required to complete a medical and personal travel history questionnaire. Persons under sixteen can join specified family departures and private groups.