Chaukori

Where Himalaya embraces you

Snow capped mountains viewed from the KMVN resort at Chaukori. Picture Credit @ Soul Safar
Snow capped mountains viewed from the KMVN resort at Chaukori. Picture Credit @ Soul Safar

Far away from the crowded hill station of Nainital, in the district of Pithoragarh in the Kumaon hills of Uttarakhand lies a small hilly hamlet known as Chaukori. At an elevation of 2010 mts above the sea level and 173 kms from Nainital and 10kms from Berinag, this tiny hill station is a relief to the tired soul. With spectacular panoramic views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks of Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nandadevi, Nandakot, Panchachuli and many others this small place is still untouched by the luxuries of the material world and untapped by regular flock of tourists. Set amidst dense forests of Pine, Oaks and Rhododendrons, Chaukori is an ideal destination for those who seek for peace and tranquility to the north is Tibet and to the south is Terai. The Mahakali River, running along its eastern boundary, forms the Indo-Nepal international border.

Chaukori is one of the few places in Kumaon, where there are tea gardens. As the name suggests, it’s like a bowl, cupped within the Himalayan heartland.

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Trishul as seen from Chaukori. Picture Credit @ Soul Safar

 

Places to visit
You can enjoy a short hike to the musk deer sanctuary or can drive 35 kms one way to visit the famous caves of Patal Bhuvaneswar.

Things to do
But Chaukori is a place to relax, to soak in the nature and gaze to the distant snow clad peaks. Chaukori will surprise you in the dawn when the first rays of the sunlight gradually reflects on the peaks of Trishul, Nandadevi, Panchchulli and gradually drench the entire sky with the  vibrant hues of the spectrum creating a mesmerising effect. Slowly a fiery red glow sun appears behind the mountains. Similarly you can watch a spectacular sunset which will remain in your memory for years to come. Gradually night approaches and the uninterrupted dark sky studded with millions of shiny stars take your breath away.

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Where to stay
You can either stay in the Kmvn tourist rest house or at a few hotels present here with most of them having a view of the distant snow clad Himalayan peaks.
Summers are pleasant, so is autumn, but winters are very cold when Chaukori is wrapped up with snow everywhere.
Chaukori is a somnolent, tranquil small hamlet where your soul gets reconnected with the nature and you find peace within.

For your Soul Safar to Chaukori feel free to contact us at indira@soulsafar.in. We will be happy to guide you.

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