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.
Mukteshwar is one of the highest Central Himalayan ridge. It commands spectacular views of the snow covered peaks. The prominent peaks visible from here are Nandadevi, Trishul and Panchchuli amongst others. Campsite is located on the Mukteshwar ridge amidst an apple orchard.
Mukteshwar (7290 Ft) is also the most accessible ridges in the middle Himalayas. It is one of the best rock climbing-rappelling sites in Kumaon and offers great opportunities for trekking through beautiful countryside. The villages of the region still retain their old world charm.
Experience beautiful countryside with family and rejuvenate nature
Know Your Program
Report at Old Delhi Railway Station. Onward Journey by Train to Kathgodam.
Reach Kathgodam at 5 am. (This might change depending on train)
Transfer in jeeps to Campsite (2.5 hrs drive).
Tent allotment and settle down / freshen up.
Breakfast at the camp.
Camp briefing and orientation.
Walk to the Chauli-ki Jaali cliffs for advanced rock craft.
Rock climbing, Rappelling, Jumaaring. (Various bases from 15 ft to 200 ft.)
Understanding equipment, ropes and knots.
Whole day at the cliffs.
Return to the camp in the evening after watching the sun set over the Himalayas.
Dinner at the camp
Night walk into the forest. Listening to the sounds of the forest.
We Hike (2 -3 hrs) to the Shashbani waterfall.
Natural waterslide and a splash in the pool under a waterfall.
Flying fox: Fun zip-line activity using ropes, pulleys and other equipment.
Trek to the nearby village
Visit the village – earn your Lunch. Do a small chore for the village family.
Lunch in village homes in sub teams.
Evening hike back to camp
Volleyball, basketball & Archery at the camp court.
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.
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.
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.
Post breakfast we follow hike to the village. We examine fascinating structures like, the siddheshwar temple with traditional water filtration system, and old ruins.
Kite making flying – Indian fighter kits and dual string stunt kites, in the meadows
Post lunch leave start return journey to Kathgodam. Board in Ranikhet Express at 8 pm
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
02 May to 9 May
27 May to 2 Jun
5 to 12 Years - 17700
13 Years & above - 20900
Open for all