Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary has over 60 km of walking trails. Given the dense forest cover and spectacular views from these trails, walking is the best way to experience the natural splendours of the Sanctuary. We have chosen a few walks of varying difficulties from amongst the numerous trails in the forest after extensive reconnoitring.
These walks need a trail guide as it is easy to get dis-oriented in the forest and lose way. Pallavi, Preetam or one of the Retreat staff accompany guests as trail guides on the walks. All these walks start and end at the Retreat and do not require vehicles for pick-up / drop-off.
Some sections of these walks (around the Retreat) can however be undertaken without an accompanying trail guide and we will be happy to point these out to our guests.
Difficulty level: Simple
Distance: 3 km
Time: 1.5 hours
This is our most popular trail which the young, old, and all the ones in between love equally. Amongst the walkers have been a 1 year old in arms, a 3 year old on feet and a 78 year old. Read more…
Forest Rest House Walk
Difficulty level: Medium
Distance: 6 km
Time: 3 hours
This is a walk for the views. A section of this walk is named after the Panchchuli peaks for the magnificent views of the five peaks. This is a well-trodden path and you are sure to meet fellow hikers along the way. Read more…
Difficulty level: Hard
Distance: 9 km
Time: 4.5 hours
Starting from the Retreat, we will take the Jauljibi motor road before branching off on to the Lower Jauljibi trail. We will skirt the Jauljibi estate and then down a steep descent to Risal Nala. From here it is a steady walk to Mayolikhan temple, with breathtaking views of the Trishul and Nanda Devi peaks. We will then take a narrow forest trail that ascends to a Pine Ridge. We will break here for lunch and some rest. We will then make a steep ascent to Jauljibi estate and take the Upper Jauljibi Trail back to the Retreat. Trail map…
Indoor / Board Games
We have a wide variety of indoor / board games, which we encourage our guests to play within themselves and with other guests exclusively in the dining room.
We have created a few outdoor sports at the Retreat for the benefit of our guests.
This will easily be one of the highest badminton courts, at an altitude of 7,600 feet.
This all-weather outdoor table tennis table is made of cement concrete and painted by Aahna.