Maneater of the Mohan Trail

Trips

Day 01:
Arrive at camp Forktail Creek. Depart delhi early morning. Arrive at the camp Forktail Creek by lunch.
Evening walk into the surrounding forest to observe the flora and fauna of the area. Back to camp by sundown for campfire and barbecue. Dinner and overnight at camp.

Day 02:
Camp Forktail Creek to borad village. Early morning breakfast and depart from camp through the old forest Batia (local for walk track) towards the village of borad.
Packed lunch at Bhatoli village and onward follow the old district board road to borad – a pretty village set amidst thick sal forest. Spend the evening at the village. Overnight in tents.

Day 03:
Borad to Kartkinaul.
Start early morning after breakfast and follow the old district board road to Kartkinaul village. This is the track, which was used by Jim Corbett when he visited the area in search of the man-eater of mohan in the early 19th century. Arrive at Kartkinaul village by evening and spend the night at the foresters hut where corbett once stayed.

Day 04:
Kartkinaul to Barghat. Back on the trail after and early breakfast towards the Ramganga valley.
Enter the valley through Chimtakhal and head onwards to barghat a small hamlet on the banks of the Ramganga river. Overnight at Barghat in tents.

Day 05:
Barghat to Chaknakl. After breakfast start hike towards the Chaknakl Chaur – where the man-eater of mohan was finally killed by Corbett. Enroute we visit the ‘Chunars’ – a hill tribe who carve pots out of wood. The Chunars migrate from the upper reaches of the Himalayas in the winter months and stay on the banks of the Ramganga river to develop their crafts. Overnight at the village of Kalakhand in tents.

Day 06:
Chaknakl – Domunda to camp. Start after an early breakfast downstream to Domunda – the confluence point of the Ramganga and Mandal rivers. Enroute we visit the Gujjars – the most prominent nomadic tribe in these forest. Herdsmen by nature the Gujjars are very warm people and have a strong but neglected bonding with these jungles. Picnic lunch at Domunda. Onwards hike back to the Chimtakhal ridge and transfer back to camp Forktail creek by jeeps. Overnight at the camp.

Day 07:
Depart for Delhi.
Bid goodbye to your naturalist and the rest of the team and depart for Delhi after breakfast.

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Trip Details

Location: Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
Duration: 7 Days
Departure: November to April

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