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Jim Corbett National Park Trek in Kumaon, Uttaranchal

Corbett Park Trek
Trek Moderate
Period Oct.-May.
Duration 4 Days
Corbett Park -Land of Roar, Trumpet and Song

Pursue the paw of the beast yet adorable.

Home of the roaring Tiger, trumpeting Elephants and the warbling Birds, the Jim Corbett Park has got the name " Land of Roar, Trumpet and Song ". The park lies in the foothills of the Outer Himalaya within the districts of Nainital and Pauri Garhwal, and occupies the middle reaches of the Ram Ganga.

Established as India's first national park on 6 August 1936 and named Hailey National Park after Sir William Malcolm Hailey, then Governor of Uttar Pradesh, who was instrumental in its creation. Following independence, its named was changed to Ramganga National Park in 1954 and then in 1957 to its present name Corbett National Park, in memory of Jim Corbett, the legendary hunter and naturalist who had helped in marking out its boundaries and setting it up. With the launching of "Project Tiger" on 1 April 1973 by WWF, Corbett National Park was selected as one of the nine tiger reserves, and has the distinction of being chosen as the venue for the inauguration of this project on 1 February 1974.

The total area of the park is 535 SQ. K.M. and the elevation ranges from 400 meter to 1210 meter.

Approach to the area is from Ramnagar . We will drive to Ramnagar, night stay at Ramnagar . Next day early morning we will reach to Kumeria, from where we will start the trek .

Day 1

Time                :           5 – 7 hours
Level               :           Easy

We will start trekking from Kumeria, where a suspension bridge over the Kosi leads to the trail that cuts right through the relatively large riverside village of Kumkhet. Then a narrow trail that merges with a fire lane leading to the village of Okhaldunga (500 m). About 2-3 hrs along the road that menders high above the Kosi, we will be arriving at Bawas. Overnight stay in camp.

Day 2

Time                :           3 – 5 hours
Level               :           Difficult

Early morning trek to Mona from Bawas. Night stay in camp.
Day 3

Time                :           2 – 4 hours
Level               :           Moderate – Difficult

Start trekking to Akashkhanda (1,600 m) from Mona. From there, you will be able to see spectacular views of Nanda Ghunti (6,309 m) and Trishul (7,120 m). Overnight stay in Camp at Akashkhanda.
Day 4

Time                :           6 – 8 hours
Level               :           Easy – Difficult

After breakfast, we will start trek to Kunjkharak. Overnight stay in camp.

Day 5

Time                :           5 hours
Level               :           Easy

Trek to Vinayak (2,600 m). Overnight stay in camp.

Day 6

Time                :           4 – 5 hours
Level               :           Easy

Next day, we will trek to Pathariya (2,200 m). In this trail we will pass through Sigri (2,350 m) and Pangot (2,150 m) villages. Night stay in camp.     

Day 7

Time                :           1 – 2 hours
Level               :           Easy

We will take a short trek and easy trek to Nainital from Pathariya. From where you will sight the twin rocky mounds popularly known as Camel’s Back. Night stay in Nainital .
Day 8 From Nainital back to Delhi.

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