Kothiyan – Edge of the Himalayas – The Kumaon Hills
Welcome to the communities and people of the Kumaon Hills covered by cedar forests between rice and wheat terraces in the stunning river valleys of the lowland Himalayas in Uttarakhand. You will stay in Kothiyan at the heart of a rural community in a comfortable homestay in breath taking valleys with organic agriculture, folklore, and temples. The homestays are all part of cooperatives rooted in their communities
How many days 4 days
How much Talk to Andy
When to go March – mid July, September – mid November
Where you will stay Community based homestays
Where you will travel Kothiyan near Ranikhet, Kumaon Hills, Uttarakhand
Edge of the Himalayas – The Kumaon Hills
Stay at the heart of rural communities in comfortable homestays in breath taking valleys with organic agriculture, folklore, and temples. Weather permitting, there are panoramic views of the Greater Himalayas, from Garhwal Himalayas to the Nepal ranges
Edge of India Cooperatives Uttarakhand – Our partner
Edge of India is a co-operative tourism network of rural villages, which is led by local people and enables communities to make the most of their cultural and natural heritage in order to achieve sustainable economic growth through tourism. Working with communities, Edge of India builds local capacity and uses local resources to develop their own destinations and offer visitors a taste of life in some of the most picturesque and untouched parts of India.
Your Just Tour Itinerary
Starting in Kathgodam you will wind your way up the Himalayan foothills by car to where the road passes near to Ranikhet. After walking through wheat and rice terraces and a cedar forest you will arrive in the village of Kothiyan. This will be your home for three nights and your base for village walks and exploring the surrounding countryside and villages with a local guide. You will have the opportunity to buy local crafts and food, and to be part of a working farming community.
Your Fair Price
Our clear and fair prices are developed in partnership with Edge of India Cooperatives Uttarakhand and enable both a community based approach to travel and a contribution to support development in the community and area. Your Fair Price tells what you are paying for and who benefits.