Aagaas Biotourism Park

SERVICES

The organization is working for the local resource-based employment generation for the poor. We provide services related- Micro planning, SHG formation, Environment education in the school system, training to the rural farmer for organic farming, poultry, dairy development, composting, and fruit processing. We organize low and high altitude treks for the students and researchers apart from this we also organize bird watching and  Biodiversity related studies in the region.

Homestays

We have developed more than 18 homestays around the Panchkedar trek and Biotourism park of the organization. The homestays are economical and will provide interaction with the local community, food, cuisine, drinks such as Rhododendron and Malta juice, wild edible fruits and mushrooms.  

Natural Fiber & Bamboo Products

 We developed - Natural fiber based Eco fiber- made of Himalayan Nettle (Girardinia heterophylla), Industrial Hemp ( Canabis sativus)   and Bheemal ( Grewia optiva). The items are stoll, scarf and plain fabric.

Trek and Trail

We organize low and high altitude treks for the Children above 14 years and also help them in environmental studies including Bird watching, Study of Butterflies and local biodiversity .

Volunteer and Learn

Himalayan Food Products

We develop Rhododendron squash which is good for the heart and have cooling effects apart from this we prepare - Juice, Jam, Pickles, Local Mountain Millet based biscuits. Organic pulses and culinary herbs are available with the organization including herbal tea.

Local Cuisine

Let us join hand for Himalayan Windows program of the organization come and serve Himalaya with your expertise and we will take care of your Stay food and local travel at very low cost. If you wish to be part of our programs and projects we welcome you. Bio tourism park is a Himalayan open lab come here with your dreams and make them success. 

We offer local cuisine made of local rice, Wheat, Mountain millet, fruits, and vegetables. Kheer made of Jhangora, AARASA- sweet dish made of Rice flour and Jaggery (GUD). Local fruit juices and chutneys are available for the guests.

Trek Routes

Pipalkoti-Panchula Alpine Meadows

This is a low altitude mild trek very suitable for environmental education of school and college students. The craft village Kiruli located on the trek will provide homestay for the trekkers or nature enthusiast. Homestays will be developed in village Kiruli mostly of the artisan and Rudiya family. The trek leads to Panchula passing through evergreen central Himalayan temperate and alpine forest having more than 200 plant species and bird, butterflies, insects, reptiles etc. This trek starts from an altitude of 1200 meters at village Gadora located on national highway-58. It leads to an altitude of 1700 meters on top lush green alpine meadows. This trek is also very suitable for winter trekking. A total distance of around 22kms will be covered.

 

The Valley of Flowers

The Valley of Flowers National Park, the paradise on Earth is a gentle trek that starts from Govindghat, which is 55 kms from Pipalkoti. There are around 550 different species of flowers in this valley, different flowers blossom at different times of the year and the beauty of the valley cannot be described in words.

Costs  Rs. 1500/- per person per day.

"I lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help" 

- Epitaph of Margare Legge

 

Services and facilities for College Students

 

  1. Basic concept of Nature Guide

  2. Introduction of Himalayan Biodiversity with special emphasis on Ringaal (Hill Bamboo, botanical name- Arundinaria falcata) and Himalayan Fibre spp. such as – Himalayan Nettle, Industrial Hemp and Grewia optiva (Bheemal).

  3. Introduction towards underutilized wild fruits and vegetables grown in the Central Himalayan region.

  4.  Basic training towards herbarium collection – Identification of Species through – Botanical Survey of India and Identification of Birds, Butterflies and insects of Himalayan region and Identification with the help of Zoological Survey of India – Dehradun.  

  5. Hill agro ecosystem, Organic farming, Horticulture, Apiculture, Fisheries etc.

  6. Nursery raising, maintenance of  poly house, watershed management.

  7. Microplaning, PRA, Fruit Processing, seed preservation and SHG formation

  8. Basic course of 7 days for NGO formation and Management.

  9. Basics of craft – product diversification of RingaalBamboo and natural fiber.

  10. Animal husbandry, poultry etc

  11. Basics of Yoga and Meditation.

  12. Services of Porters, Guides and Lady or females guides in Dehradun, Rishkesh, Haridwar, Panch Badri and Panch Kedar.

 

Services and facilities for School  Students

 

  1. Basics of Kitchen gardening- techniques.

  2. Composting and benefits.

  3. Nursery raising and plantation techniques.

  4. Conservation of Himalayan Biodiversity.

  5. How people do agriculture and horticulture in the Mountains.

  6. Mountain manners, Mountain hazards, Camp site selection etc.

  7. Star Gazing.

  8. Mountain manners, Mountain hazards, Camp site selection etc.

  9. Mountain manners, Mountain hazards, Camp site selection etc.

  10. Compassionate citizen

  11. Basics of Organic farming

  12. Different varieties of Bamboo, Ringaal, Nuts, Fruits.

  13. identification of Birds and butterflies.

 

Low and high altitude trekking tours for Schools ( 12 years to 18 years) 

 

Valley of flower,  Auli – Gorsoin Trek,  Rudranth trek, Pipalkoti to Panchula Bugyal trek. Natrure Trail trek in and around – Nanda Devi Biosphere reserve, Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary. Pipalkoti to Toli Taal trek , Pipalkoti – Haat Bansinarayan Trek, Pipalkoti to Craft village – Kiruli trek. Pipalkoti – to Salla- Sodiyaani and Bandi Dhurra trek.

 

Trekking and Tours ( 16 years and Above)

 

  1. Mountain manners, Mountain hazards, Camp site selection etc.

  2. Star Gazing

  3. Low and high altitude trekking tours – Valley of flower, Chainaap Valey, Auli – Gorsoin, Lord Curzon Pass, Saat taal, Panch Kedar, Rudranth trek, Pipalkoti to Panchula Bugyal trek . Nature Trail trek in and around – Nanda Devi Biosphere reserve, Kedarnath wild life sanctuary . Roopkund, Beadni Bugyal ,Aali Bugyaal Pandavsera, Bansi Narayan and Piplakoti – to Sall- Sodiyaani and Bandi Dhurra trek.

  4. Low and high altitude trekking tours – Valley of flower, Chainaap Valey, Auli – Gorsoin, Lord Curzon Pass, Saat taal, Panch Kedar, Rudranth trek, Pipalkoti to Panchula Bugyal trek . Natrure Trail trek in and around – Nanda Devi Biosphere reserve, Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary. Roopkund, Beadni Bugyal ,Aali Bugyaal Pandavsera, Bansi Narayan and Piplakoti – to Sall- Sodiyaani and Bandi Dhurra trek.