Sat Tal is a group of seven natural lakes. Apart from the abundance of natural beauty around you, the camp promises a lot of fun and action. You can enjoy kayaking, fishing and swimming in crystal clear lakes, try river crossing, rock-climbing and rappelling in the forest or trek through dense jungles past hidden villages and a beautiful waterfalls.
Accommodation in American Safari Tents along-with camp cots, mattresses and sleeping bags ensure a comfortable stay in the wilderness. Fully equipped with W/C toilets, running water flushes and toilet paper.
Bathing tents: Four tents with buckets, mugs and soaps and fresh running water. Wash area with wash basins, running water and mirror.
Kitchen facilities: A
spacious tent equipped with modern facilities under hygienic conditions and infrastructure to provide Continental, Indian or Chinese cuisine along-with local delicacies. Bar-be-ques are also arranged around the campfire. Any special requests for food specifications can be made if advance notice is given.
Dining area: A summer house set in the midst of the garden with a stone table and benches makes an appetizing place to enjoy meals.
Rock climbing: Basic and Advance including Bouldering, Rappelling, Jumaring and Long-pitch Climbing.
Kayaking: Still water kayaking is ideal for exploring the three inter-connected lakes (Ram, Sita and Laxman ).
Trekking: Various grade options for treks to villages, streams and neighboring lakes.
River Crossing (tyrolean
traverse): Crossing a section of the lake on a rope base.
Rowing: The lakes can also be explored on traditional wooden boats . The special attraction is the night boat ride.
TREKS AND HIKES
Hadimba Ashram Trek: A 2 km steep climb to the Ashram situated on top of the hill near a meadow where one finds a large variety of trees planted by the Babaji himself. Also offers a panoramic birds-eye view of the Ram and Sita lakes.
Water fall Trek: A short walk from the camp down a dry stream bed brings you to Subhash Dhara, the only waterfall in Saattal. You may have a refreshing bath or just lie around lounging near the stream.
Tirchakhet Trek: A short trek to a quaint little Kumaoni village taking you back to yesterday. Untouched by modern civilisation, the village has paved pathways and beautiful houses in stone.
Biyun-tal Trek: This is a short familiarisation trek through the general Saat tal area to the dry lake bed of Biyun.
Night trek: A short post dinner hike into the wilderness of the isolated Garur Tal with the help of lanterns. The open chapel at the lake side acts as a dramatic stage for star/moon-lit presentations and talks.
LOCAL CULTURE AND INTERACTION
Visit to the local museum
Village based interactions
Carpentary: Learn to use various carpentary tools to help the carpenter make local village furniture and wood carvings.
Street Plays: Learn the art of doing street plays (to create awareness) from the village theatre group 'Bhiner' which means "fire" in the local dialect.
Crafts making: Learn to make small wooden souvenirs from small pieces of dry wood or roots from a local craftsman.
Wildlife Tracking: An early morning trek through the Sukhatal gorge guarantees sighting of the barking deer or the Ghurar ( the mountain goat
Bird Spotting: Commonly found birds in Saat-tal area are Magpies, Barbets, Thrushes, Tits, Woodpeckers, Kingfishers, Nightjars, Owls etc.
Field and Camp-fire Games:
Various sport facilities are available at the camp like Volleyball, Badminton, Football and Chess. Treasure hunt- find hidden villages with the help of maps and clues. .
How to reach there:
By Train: The overnight train, Ranikhet Express leaves Old Delhi Railway station at 10:45 p.m. daily for Kathgodam, 33 kilometeres away from Saat-tal Camp. Cabs are readily available at Kathgodam station to take you to the camp.
By Bus: Day and night buses ply between Delhi and Nainital. Cabs may be taken from Nainital for transfer to the camp.
By Car: Drive yourself to the camps from Delhi (278
ms) throKugh Moradabad, Rampur, Rudrapur Haldwani and Bhimtal. Last place for fuel is in Haldwani.
Valid till 31 March 2012
Rs. 1,750/- per participant per
day (Double sharing) *
Tax applicable of 2.575%.
The above cost includes:
3 Meals on Full Board - veg /
Accommodation on sharing basis
in American safari Tents.
All activities mentioned above.
Complete field & safety
equipment and instructors for
Extra meal @ Rs. 200/- per
Barbeque snacks @ Rs. 150/- per
person per night.
Children in the age of 0-5 are
not charged. Those between 6-12
are charged Rs 1000.
Things to Carry:
Warm Clothing for the evenings
A hat or cap
Sunscreen / Tan Lotion
A torch with extra batteries is
Adequate change of clothing
(Comfortable T shirts and
shorts/lowers for activities on
water and rock)
Good hiking shoes
Personal toiletries and
Personal Music Devices (if you
can't do without it).
Also note that: