Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary Tour

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About Binsar wildlife

Set in the scenic Jhandi Dhar hills in the Himalayas, Binsar was the summer capital of the erstwhile Chand Rajas who ruled Kumaon between the 11th and 18th centuries AD. Elevated to the status of a wildlife sanctuary in 1988 after a prolonged movement by the local community, this sleepy hamlet in Uttarakhand spans an area of about 45 sq km that covers nine very picturesque and traditional Kumaon villages, with a total population of just 600 people. It’s a walkers and trekkers paradise between its villages and original forests. Named after a 16th century Shiva temple dedicated to Bineshwar, Binsar provides a stunning view of the 300-km-long snow-covered expanse covering Himalayan peaks such as Badrinath, Kamet, Gauri Parbat, Panchachuli, Kedarnath, Shivling, Trisul and Nanda Devi. Owing to its proximity to the national capital, this wildlife park has become a popular spot for trekkers looking for their weekend’s dose of fresh air in a tranquil and breathtaking setting.

Close to Almora at a distance of 30 KM , Binsar wild life sanctuary started in the year 1988. This reserve forest is located at a height of 2270 meter and it covers an area of 47.8 square KM. The peak point known as Zhandi Dhar is at a height of 2412 meter. This sanctuary is under Civil Soyam Van Prabhag Almora is famous of eco tourism. During British rule there was a base at Amora and during summer time because of pleasant cool weather Binsar was used as summer capital for all official purposes. There are 5 villages inside the sanctuary and 30 villages outside the boundary of the sanctuary.

There is no town or village is known as Binsar , it is the whole forest which is known as Binsar Wildlife sanctuary. This place attracts tourist mainly wildlife lovers. You can do activities like nature walk, trekking, cycling , bird watching while watching the breathtaking view of landscape around.

Entering to the sanctuary

There is a reserve forest entry point (check post) located at a distance of 22 KM from Amore side. From this checkpost or entry gate to Jungle KMVN resort is 10 KM. Entry fee are Rs 150/- for head per day. Students are charged Rs 75/- , foreign nationals has to pay Rs 600/-. vehicle entry fee is Rs 250/- , Medium vehicle Rs 500/- and heavy vehicle is Rs 800/-

There is a big board showing does and don't inside the sanctuary as per the wild life protection act.
Inside the sanctuary there is an old 17th centurary Binsar Mahadev temple constructed by Kalyan Chand. This temple is at a distance of 6 KM from the forest entry gate.

Sunset View point

Located within 1 KM distance from KMVN guest house , this sunset view point is located near forest bungalow. You can relax and watch sun going down inside hills.

Trekking inside Jungle

Tourist go for this jungle trek of 1.8 KM distance ( one way ) starting near to KMVN guest house. This trek is available since early morning. There is not much climbing is involved and can easily done who can walk for 2 KM. Guides are available at the starting point and it is better to engage a guide as he will explain you about flora and fauna available. They carry a guide book and you can refer to that if you have any doubt about the birds and trees. This jungle trail is good track for walking and if you are lucky you can spot animals also. Carry one water bottle with you while going for this two hours jungle trek. Usually you can easily spot birds like Spot Wing tit, Chestnut Bellied nuthatch, Chestnut Bellied rocktrach, Eurasian Jay, Oriental Turtle Dove etc .

Among the trees and its varieties mostly you will see Oak ( main tree here ) , Rhododendron arborecun, Pine, Deodar ,Seder, Lyonie ovaliflolia etc.
Your guide will be watching around for spotting these birds and animals. At the end of the trek you will reach the zero point view tower also known as Zhandi Dhar. From here if weather is clear you will get a good view of Himalayan peaks. You can see Nanda Devi, Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Trishul, Panchchuli and Nanda Kot. It will take 1 hour of walk to reach this point and return trip will take 45 minutes. Total time period for this trek 2 hours.

Guide fee is Rs 250 /- ( no need to bargain )
Other than this trek there are other jungle treks are available. To complete all the treks it will take nearly 7 days. Usually half day guide charge for any trek is Rs 500 and for full day it is Rs 1000.
Half day village and cultural trek through jungle and near by villages. Guide fee will be full day Rs 1000

Moyoulikhan trek

This is a jungle trek with mostly for spotting wild life like mountain goat etc. This 7 KM trek is full day trek with guide fee or Rs 1000 without lunch charges.
There is a 4 hours dense Jungle trek in Binsar forest . Half day trek guide charges Rs 500
Jageshwar trek of 17 KM , one day trek ,guide fee is Rs 1000.
There are different treks for bird watchers in the morning and evening time around water points.

Accommodation inside and outside Binsar sanctuary

You can stay inside or outside the sanctuary. Due to restrictions within sanctuary area electricity is not available in KMVN resort. During evening time from 6 PM to 9 PM power supply is given by running a generator. Hot water etc are provided in morning hours in buckets on request. You need to give your food order before as dinner is prepared as per requirements. You have to take food in your resort only as there are no other restaurants or markets are available. Some of the resorts provide home stay with local food in villages around the forest. Few of the hotels of Binsar are listed here.


Day 1 – Arrive to Corbett National Park

Morning pick from one point of Delhi to Corbett National Park. In the afternoon arrive at Corbett National Park and Check in pre booked Resort of Corbett. Have welcome Drink followed by buffet Lunch at wildlife resort Corbett.

Evening you are free to visit some famous places near Corbett such as Maa Garjiya Temple, Dhangarhi museum, Kosi Bairaj many more. Evening return back to Corbett Resort. Enjoy campfire followed by dinner. Over Night stay at wild life resort in Jim Corbett National Park.


Day 2 : Jeep Safari in Corbett National Park

Early morning your jeep safari will be schedule at the Bijrani zone of Corbett Tiger Reserve. Here you will enjoy 3 hours jeep safari in the guidance of our wildlife expert. After safari return back to resort freshness and breakfast at the resort.

Afternoon free for you own activities and nature walk at the resort site. After lunch we will proceed you for one more time jeep safari at Jhirna zone. Here you will enjoy 3 hours evening jeep safari. Evening return back to resort dinner and overnight stay at wildlife resort.


Day 3 : Corbett National Park to Binsar wildlife Sanctuary

In the morning after having breakfast checkout from wildlife resort in Corbett National Park and drive to Binsar wildlife sanctuary. On arrival at Binsar wildlife sanctuaries check in hill resort. Binsar wildlife sanctuary spread in 45 square kilometres in height of 2412 meters. Binsar is cover by pine forest and rich of flora and fauna and residence of more than two hundred species like leopard, wild boar and barking dear etc.

In the evening you can visit inside the sanctuary and watch out the traditional life and culture of Kumauni people. Dinner and overnight stay at hill resort of Binsar wildlife sanctuary.

Morning after having breakfast you will go for forest trekking in Binsar wildlife sanctuary.Return back to hill resort and have you lunch.

Afternoon you will go for jungle safari at the forest area of Binser. Here you will found various kinds of wild Himalayan animals. You can also go to visit the Khali Estate, Binsar Sanctuary Museum etc.Evening return back to hill resort. Dinner and overnight stay at hill resort in Binsar wildlife sanctuary.


Day 1 – Departure

Morning after having breakfast check out from the hill resort and drive back to your onward destanitation.


What is Included In This Trek?

Accommodation in Camp/ on share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, and dinner

High quality tents

Medical Kit


What is Not Included In This Trip?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava




Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items – (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)