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Heritage Boutique Homestay in a private pine forest in Almora town. Fresh mountain air, FISHNICS, TREKS, BIRDING, HISTORICAL & HIPPIE TOURS, mesmerising Himalayan views.
www.treehousealmora.com

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For details please visit - www.treehousealmora.com
Situated within Almora, at an altitude of 6000 ft in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, Chaukhamba Estate is part of one of the oldest family estates of Almora. It has been in the family for 5 generations and spans over 4 acres across one of the highest and few forested areas that is within Almora city municipal limits. The Treehouse is situated within this private forest family reserve that is ideally situated just 3 kms from Almora town centre and yet away from the hustle and bustle. We are at the highest point of the horseshoe ridge of Almora and have spectacular day and night views of Almora town, the Kosi River Valley and the magnificent Himalayan snow peaks.

Location, Location, Location! - Located just 1 Km from the town centre / main market and surrounded by a private forest reserve, we literally have the best of both worlds!

Getting here;
Self drive by Road, Almora is 8 hrs drive time from New Delhi via the Ghaziabad - Hapur bypass - Bazpur - Kaladhungi - Kathgodam - Almora.
By Bus from ISBT, Anand Vihar Delhi - direct buses reach you in 8 hrs.
By Train - The nearest Railway station is Kathgodam, which is a 2.5 hr drive up to Almora. Kathgodam station has trains arriving from all major cities.
By Air - The recently open Pantnagar airport is a 3 hr drive from Almora and has flight connections from Delhi etc.
Summer Temperatures at Chaukhamba Estate range from a low of 10 degrees to a high of 20 degrees in the Summer. In the Winter it's suitably cold and does snow sometimes!

Facilities, Activities and your Hosts


Treehouse & Chaukhamba Estate are all about the outdoor experience! Everything from the Pentalevel architecture of the Treehouse which is wrapped around a 150 yr old Cedar (Deodar) Tree to multiple decks offering 360 degree views of Almora Town on one side and the Himalayan Snow Peaks on the other are designed to enhance the outdoor feel and experience.

The Chaukhamba Estate is a Sanctuary unto itself with over 30 species of local and migratory birds, the endangered Red Giant Flying squirrel have a home within the Treehouse premises!



Guided activities within Chaukhamba Estate are;



Birdwatching - View over 30 species of Himalayan and migratory Birds in their natural habitat from the multiple Treehouse decks.

FISHNIC & Fishing - Embark on a half day trip to scenic and accessible spots on the Kosi river to view and catch the Mahaseer fish at close quarters. Chill beverages in the cool river water and Snacks/Lunch by the riverside! FISHING+PICNIC=FISHNIC

Walks & Treks - Embark on a sunrise or after breakfast walk along the many jungle trails to scenic and tucked away spots known only to the hosts! The experienced Trekkers can head for a half day trek to the famous Kalpvriksh!

The Historical Hippie Hill Tour - Just 3 Kms from the Treehouse is the legendary Cranks Ridge or "Hippie Hill". "On a clear day, a panoramic view of the Himalayas—from Nanda Devi to the five snow-capped peaks of Panchachuli—unfurls above Kasar Devi, a small hilltop village near Almora in Uttarakhand. Over time I learned that the area, also known as Crank’s Ridge, used to be a pulsing hub of art, poetry, mysticism, and hippie subculture." - A place where Pandit Nehru, Swami Vivekanand, DH Lawrence, Bob Dylan, Robert Thurman (Uma Thurman's father), Tom Leary etc. spent time and drew inspiration!

http://www.natgeotraveller.in/the-highs-of-kasar-devi-where-bob-dylan-cat-stevens-and-nehru-vacationed/

Experience a natural aquifer - The Ranidhara Naula - situated barely 50 mtrs from the Treehouse is the centuries old Ranidhara Naula or Natural Aquifer. This natural spring provides clean and safe drinking water to the local community by transporting melting snow rain water from Binsar or further!

Mountainbiking - You can borrow one of the house cycles and take a tour of the neighbourhood or take the bike to Deenapani and bike along trails with stunning views of the Himalayas!

Yoga & Mindfulness practice - The Treehouse has multiple decks especially the "Chaukhamba Deck" which is an ideal vantage point for a Sunrise Yoga session accompanied by the sounds of the Whistling Thrush. You can also choose to engage with Ruchi & Sid for some insightful Mindfulness practices and the use of Neurobands allowing you to view your brainwave function realtime!

Massage equipment - You are free to use the electronic massage equipment available at the Treehouse.

Squirrel stakeout - Evening entertainment at the Treehouse includes a patient stakeout on the Deodar Deck for a view of the pair of Red Giant Flying squirrels that reside on the property!

Monkeying around - Every morning and evening a troop of Monkeys swings by providing some jolly entertainment!

Bonfires galore - At the Treehouse every evening can be a Bonfire evening if you would like it so! Snacks on the house!

Shuttle facility to nearby Market, Bars & Cafes - The Treehouse is ideally located just 3 Kms from the Town Centre and 5 Kms from the Kasar Devi Cafes and Bars. You can request a shuttle drop to either of these locations for some shopping or hanging out at the Hippie hangouts!



Your hosts are Ruchi & Sid, both ex-corporate professionals, global travellers with a love for the outdoor life. Ruchi hails from Almora and is a fifth generation descendent of this reputed Almora family.

Ruchi & Sid have a passion for being eco-friendly and socially responsible. The Chaukhamba foundation is spearheading the education and use of Toilets for the underprivileged, stopping open burning and preventing forest fires and creation and promotion of handicrafts. Being an avid knitter, Ruchi has her own handcrafted knitwear label - Infiknity - her products can be seen adorning various parts of the Treehouse. Be sure to pay a visit to Ruchi's crafts corner for local handicrafts.

Guest access
Guests can access the entire Treehouse as well as the rest of the Property known as Chaukhamba Estate spread over 4 acres.

Other things to note
While making the booking and inputting "Number of guests" kindly note that each of our rooms can accommodate 2 Adults on the Kingsize Bed and an additional adult on a Floor mattress. Therefore, our rooms have a maximum capacity of 3 Adults. Therefore, please choose number of rooms on this basis.
Heritage Boutique Homestay in a private pine forest in Almora town. Fresh mountain air, FISHNICS, TREKS, BIRDING, HISTORICAL & HIPPIE TOURS, mesmerising Himalayan views.
www.treehousealmora.com

The space
For details please visit - www.treehousealmora.com
Situated within Almora, at an altitude of 6000 ft in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, Chaukhamba Estate is part of one of the olde…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 floor mattress
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 floor mattress
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 1 floor mattress
Bedroom 4
1 double bed, 1 floor mattress
Bedroom 5
1 double bed, 1 floor mattress
Bedroom 6
1 double bed, 1 floor mattress

Amenities

Private living room
Heating
Breakfast
Dryer
Washing machine
Free parking on premises
Hair dryer
Essentials
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Almora, Uttarakhand, India

Situated within Almora, at an altitude of 6000 ft in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, Chaukhamba Estate is part of one of the oldest family estates of Almora. It has been in the family for 5 generations and spans over 4 acres across one of the highest and few forested areas that is within Almora city municipal limits. The Treehouse is situated within this private forest family reserve that is ideally situated just 3 kms from Almora town centre and yet away from the hustle and bustle. We are at the highest point of the horseshoe ridge of Almora and have spectacular day and night views of Almora town, the Kosi River Valley and the magnificent Himalayan snow peaks.
Situated within Almora, at an altitude of 6000 ft in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, Chaukhamba Estate is part of one of the oldest family estates of Almora. It has been in the family for 5 generations and sp…

Hosted by Ruchi

Joined in December 2018
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An Army brat, i've grown up all around India, travelled globally and chosen to settle into my new dream vacation Home! Passionate about Writing, Fitness, Gardening & Knitting, i'm blessed to be able to pursue all of these while enjoying the cool, clean and pine scented mountain air at our Treehouse!
An Army brat, i've grown up all around India, travelled globally and chosen to settle into my new dream vacation Home! Passionate about Writing, Fitness, Gardening & Knitting, i'm…
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The hosts live on the property and manage the guest facilities and are always available to help our guests and make their stay a memorable one!
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Checkout: 11:00 am
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
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