Day hikes: If you don’t enjoy nature, this lodge is clearly not for you. Your spirit to explore the mountains and the forests in the vicinity has got you to this place and we recommend you have a tiring experience exploring the surroundings of seegreen. There are several day hikes to and from the lodge of varying intensity- depending on your mood and preferences:
Sunset Walk - Dudhli village – Moderate walk / moderate climb – 6 kms*
If you enjoy to witness the setting sun with the view of the mighty snow clad mountains of the Himalayas (on clear days) such as Bandarpoonch, Kedar and the like then a 6km round walk with a short stretch along a ridge enroute is something that may interest you. Other than a handful of short patches, this is a level walk along a paved road.
Alternatively if the weather is inhospitable, you could also drive upto the ridge and walk a few hundred metres to the viewing station as well!
George Everest point- Short Walk / short climb – 3 kms*
Located just 1.5 kilometers from the Lodge is the now abandoned residence of Col. George Everest, the surveyor general of India who mapped out the Indian subcontinent in the late 1800’s. It is Col. Everest after whom the legendary Mt Everest is named! The site also holds ruins of the observatory that overlooks the vast expanse of the Doon and Algar river.
Wishing Well – Leisure Walk – 4kms*
An old 188 years old well dug by Col Wish (from whom Col Everest purchased the property ‘at a very heavy cost’ - says history books) of Rs 3. This well was the only source of water for Col Everest who lived on the park estate while conducting his survey. The walk offers excellent opportunities for bird watching and boasts of beautiful rhododendron flowering during Spring season. All round the year, this is a favorite walk not only for owners and their Bhutia Dogs but also for guests.
Jabarkhet Nature Reserve- Moderate walk / moderate climb- 5kms*
This is the country’s first private nature reserve which is located a little more than half an hour away from the lodge. This astounding forest boasts of an array of flora and fauna such as the Goral, Leopard, Porcupine, Barking Deer, over 60 species of Mushroom and innumerable wildflowers! A half-day or full-day trip can be organized with or without the presence of a naturalist.
Dead Bridge Forest Walk – Moderate walk/moderate climb- 4kms*
A popular jungle walk preferred by one and all at the lodge. The trail finds its way through Rhododendron, pine and Oak trees and takes you to the riverbed and then over to the dead bridge often used by animals. Occasional sighting of braking deer and leopards compel us to take our Bhutia Dogs – Tama and bhalu with us on this trail There are several more hikes for which a guide could be arranged.