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Sat Tal Camp, Sattal

 

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: Residential tents: 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.

Activities:

ADVENTURE BASED

  • 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.

WILDERNESS ACTIVITIES

  • 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.

Tariff: 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 / non-veg

  • Accommodation on sharing basis in American safari Tents.

  • All activities mentioned above.

  • Complete field & safety equipment and instructors for all activities.
     

Extra’s:

  • Extra meal @ Rs. 200/- per person.

  • 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 a must.

  • Adequate change of clothing (Comfortable T shirts and shorts/lowers for activities on water and rock)

  • Good hiking shoes

  • Personal toiletries and medications.

  • Personal Music Devices (if you can't do without it).

Also note that:

  • Our camp is Eco Nature Camp (No electricity).

  • Drivers/maids/servants accompanying clients can be provided accommodation and food at an extra charged of Rs.750/- per person per day.

 

Location

 

Sat Tal Camp is situated at Sattal village near Nainital in Uttaranchal.

 

Highlights

Kayaking, Rock Climbing & Rappelling, River Crossing, Trekking.

 

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