Pinewood Cliff, Sitlakhet, Uttaranchal

Pinewood Cliff is a hilltop campsite at a height of 7000 ft and offers a commanding view of the Nanda Devi among other Himalayan peaks. The unique location allows for exciting trekking trails, rock faces and mountain biking tracks. It often acquires a dreamy “floating in the clouds” view. 30km ahead of Ranikhet, it reveals itself as a jewel nestled amongst the emerald Kumaon Himalayan peaks, completely untouched by commercial activity. The camp is located approximately 375 km from Delhi and is close to popularly known destinations like Ranikhet, Almora and Nainital.

How To Get There

  1. Morning Shatabdi till Kathgodam and thereon a 3 hours drive to the Campus
  2. Approximately 9 hours drive from Delhi.
  3. Overnight Volvo Bus till Kathgodam and thereon a 3 hours drive to the Campus

Campus Facilities

  • Comfortable 10’x12’ tents
  • Large sit out spaces
  • Variety of interesting board games
  • Music and movies in the common area (No cable TV)
  • Common dining area
  • Attached Bathroom with running water and western cisterns
  • Covered spaces for meetings and discussions



  1. Do-It-Yourself Camping: trek with a map & compass into the wilderness for a Day out. Pitch your tent & cook your own food
  2. Rock-Climbing & Rapelling: Experience the thrill of climbing and coming down a steep rock face (Minimum group of 8 required, advance confirmation required).
  3. Mountain Biking: If you think you are an expert on flat terrain, try out real mountain biking. It’s an exhilarating experience (advance confirmation required)
  4. Temple Trek: Visit a 400 year old temple on a leisurely 3km trek.
  5. Archery, Rifle Shooting
  6. Or just sit, relax, enjoy the view and the peace surrounding you. Take anything you want in your cameras, doodles, paintings, writing or the mind's eye.

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