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Challenge your adventurous streaks and explore the hidden treasures of nature as you enjoy trekking in Rishikesh at the most challenging summits and awe-inspiring hikes. Whether you're a hardcore hiker or someone who's just brushing up the hiking skills, the hikes in Rishikesh are fit for each one of you. Rishikesh Waterfall Trek is one such hiking destination that has well-marked paths and grants stunning views to the visitors. Kunjapuri Trek Rishikesh is another short hike in Rishikesh that offers you a chance to enjoy the views of high mountains like Gangotri, Bandarpunch, Swarga Rohini, and Chaukhamba. 

The treks in Rishikesh are legendary in terms of the diversity in the landscape and spectacular sceneries that they offer. Patna Waterfalls Trek is one such iconic hiking destination that takes you through stunning water bodies and picturesque valleys, and you can even take a dip in its cold water once you reach there. 

Another fascinating hiking destination is Trek To Surkanda Devi Temple that has steep and slippery paths and is best suited for the experienced hikers. So grab your boots and get ready to have the best experience of your life as you undertake the Rishikesh Treks.

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Chandershila Trek in Garhwal
Chandershila Trek in Garhwal

4D/3N

Rishikesh

About the Activity:Take part in this 4D/3N adventurous trek to Chandrashila and witness the serene beauty of freezing Himalayan mountains.Start your trip from Rishikesh at around 08:30 AM in the morning, meet the group and then drive for about 8 hours to Sari village.Enjoy the spectacular drive in which you will see the Ganga, Alaknanda, Mandakini rivers and then you will be stunned with the sight of Deoriatal lake.Relish the beautiful sunrise over the Himalayan mountains, as you start your trek to Chopta and get mesmerized by the beauty of cedar forests and meadows.Visit Chandershila and marvel at the prominent peaks like Garhwal, Nanda Devi, Kedarnath, Trishul, Bandarpoonch from the top of the hill.Relax after a hectic trekking in the tents at Chopta and cherish the moments of trekking on your return journey to Rishikesh. 
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23 Ratings

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23 Ratings

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Gangotri Tapovan Trek Featured
Gangotri Tapovan Trek

6D/5N

Uttarkashi

About the Activity:Known as the source of the mighty Ganges, surrounded by tranquillizing mountain peaks parented by the Himalayan ranges, Gangotri and Tapovan are in the hit list of the Himalayan Trekkers for a long time.A moderate trekking expedition is inviting you to be a part of the vibrant group embarking on a 6 day tour to enjoy the glimpses of some of the majestic scenery present at Gangotri and Tapovan as well as the related locations.This moderate trek to an altitude of 4463 meters at the maximum, takes you through steep climbs, picturesque mountains hills and green alpine valleys and so on.Bhojwasa is yet another stop to refresh your body and soul in the most purifying form. The package includes food, accommodation in tents and hotels and transportation from Rishkesh to Uttarkashi and return.
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35 Ratings

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Kunjapuri Trek Rishikesh | Book @ 18% off & Cashback 1000 Featured
Kunjapuri Trek Rishikesh | Book @ 18% off & Cashback 1000

10H

Rishikesh

This package brings to you a chance to experience a tranquil trekking experience from the Kunjapuri Temple back to Rishikesh Town after spending an amazing time looking at the astounding mountain ranges of the Himalayas.Kickstart your day early at Kunjapuri Trek by getting picked up from your hotel and driven to the temple of Kunjapuri which is located in the Shivalik Range. From here you can enjoy the views of many high mountains like Swarga Rohini, Gangotri, Banderpunch and Chaukhamba.After spending some time at this temple located at 1650 m above sea level, follow a 14 km long trail through the forests back to Rishikesh. Passing through villages, paddy fields and forests, you will get a good chance to see the Himalayan wildlife like Barking Deer, Leopard, Civets, and Marten, and numerous Birds and Insects.The experience comes to an end at the Neegard Waterfall, where you can relax and unwind amidst misty beauty for a while before walking for 1.5 km more to get picked-up in the vehicle which will drop you at the hotel.As a part of daily hygiene protocol, proper care of hygiene and sanitation is maintained all through to ensure the utmost care and personal safety of the guests.Min Number of people required: 4
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138 Ratings

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INR 1,320

Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand | Book Online @ Flat 10% off Best Seller
Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand | Book Online @ Flat 10% off

8D/7N

Lohajung

The season for this trek is over for this year you can look at other Himalayan treks. About the Roopkund Trek:Blessed with deep virgin forests, gurgling brooks, breath-taking campsites and the beckoning meadows Roopkund trek is a must do trek for you. Get a chance to taste adventure as you climb from 8,000 ft to 16,000 ft in a period of 8 days. The adventure starts for you from the second day onwards as you start trekking to Roopkund Glacial lake. Take the Lord Curzon trail starting Lohajung and follow a steady uphill trek through the Lohajung Pass and then reach the Bedni River. Get a chance to admire the stunning view of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges as you trek from Didna Village to Ali Bugyal on your third day. On your fourth day, you will be trekking from Ali Bugyal to Ghora Lotani and witness the beauty of the Himalayas. Also, spot a Himalayan Magpie on the way. On your fifth day you will be trekking from Ghora Lotani to Bhagwabasa, here you will face the challenges of high altitudes, zig-zag trails and the icy cold winds. Passing through Kalu Vinayak, you will finally reach Bhagwabasa. On your sixth day, you will pass from Bhagwabasa to Roopkund Lake and then to Bedni Bugyal. The uninhabited landmark in the laps of Mt. Trishul has overwhelmed many travellers with its innumerable stories. Admire the charming Garhwal Himalayas in full glory extending up to Gangotri. On your seventh day you will start trekking back from Bedni Bugyal to Lohajung and pass through the hundreds of blooming rhododendrons and then take a steep turn for the Neel Ganga and arrive at Wan. You will complete you trek on the eight day. Roopkund trek is definitely the one which will make your dream come true of trekking in the mountains.About the Roopkund: A trek to Mystery Lake of Uttarakhand i.e. Roopkund Lake is a must-do for an avid trekker! Battling several adversities common to the Himalayas, this water body perched in the laps of the snow-clad Mt. Trishul is situated at an altitude of 16,499ft. Most attractive for the human skeletons lying at the bottom of the lake, which are distinctly visible when the snow melts, the lake is swarmed by the plenitude of visitors. The route along the Roopkund trek is a fascinating journey of discovering the most pristine of the Himalayan contribution of oak and blooming rhododendron forests. A moderate trek, the trek trails through mountainous rivers, enthralling ridges, lush forests and scenic meadows.Roopkund Trek Highlights:- Feast your eyes as you see the gurgling brooks, breath-taking campsites during this amazing Roopkund trek.- Enjoy camping near the cascading water and the clean night sky under the billions of stars. Also, enjoy a small bonfire with your friends.- Trek through some of the most alpine and forests of fir, Rhododendron, and Oak.- Get a chance to witness the rare flora and fauna of this region as you continue your trek.- Feast your eyes at the majestic view of the Mt Trishul looms over the place as you continue climbing.- Enclosed by mountains, this is the perfect place for taking some amazing photographs.- Admire the imposing Chaukhamba range, Neelkanth peak, Kedarnath, Kedar Dom.- Spend some time staring at the might white peaks and pass through the small streams on your way.- And also meet the local people here and share a cup of tea while you learn about their culture.Quick Facts About Roopkund Trek:Temperature: Day: 13 to 18°C and Night: -5 to 7°CRoopkund Trek Distance:  53kmMaximum Altitude: 16,499 ftRoopkund Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate To Difficult Railway Station:  Kathgodam Railway station is the nearest railway station Base Camp: Lohajung
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3166 Ratings

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Rishikesh Waterfall Trek at Neer Gaddu | Book & Save 60% Featured
Rishikesh Waterfall Trek at Neer Gaddu | Book & Save 60%

4H

Rishikesh

Situated around 6km from Tapovan, Neer Gaddu waterfall in Rishikesh is a true delight for the visitors! A shallow pool, cascading waters, and beauty around the waterfall makes it one of the picturesque places that cannot be missed at any cost.Key Highlights of Waterfall Trek in Rishikesh:-Hidden away from most of the crowd, the Neer Gaddu waterfall offers an extremely and calm ambiance around. For the peace and tranquillity seekers, it proves to be an ideal destination.-Timings for this nature trail to Neer Gaddu are flexible and travelers can choose the time slot as per their preference.-The tour comprises of traversing in comfortable SUV and Sedan car and a professional English-speaking driver to give travelers the best experience. -There are multiple cafes and food joints surrounding the Neer Gaddu waterfall for travelers to intake delicious meals in the local area.-This tour includes free pickup and drops from your hotel in Rishikesh, so you don't need to worry about anything.- An experienced guide will be included.Additional Information:Package options for Rishikesh Waterfall Trek:Sedan Car: For 3-4 peopleSUV Car: For 5-7 peopleTime Duration: 4 hours.Start Point: Hotel in RishikeshEnd Point: Hotel in RishikeshMinimum 4 people required to book this activityNote:-This nature trail can be availed for a duration of 4 hours anytime between 8:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M, but availing it after 10:00 a.m till 4:00 p.m should be preferred.-Car/cars will wait at the Ghat and travelers need to go hiking themselves till the waterfall.
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37 Ratings

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37 Ratings

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INR 2,158

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Chopta Chandrashila Trek from Delhi Flat 46% Discount Featured
Chopta Chandrashila Trek from Delhi Flat 46% Discount

3D/2N

Rishikesh

Location: ChoptaStart Time/ End Time from Delhi: 10:30PM (Day 0), Between 5:00 AM - 6:00 AM (Day 4)Start Time/ End Time from Rishikesh: Between 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM (Day 1), Between 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Day 3)Pickup Point/ Drop point from Delhi: Kashmiri Gate ISBTPickup Point/ Drop point from Rishikesh: Natraj Chowk/ Rishikesh ISBTDiscover the laid back side of the Himalayas while trekking through the lush jungles and snow capped mountains. Make the way through the forests with snowy paths and discover flora and fauna until the destination at an altitude of 13000 feet arrives. The trek is easy and equally suitable for beginners as well as professionals. Chopta is a picturesque hamlet which is still unexplored by travelers, is also famous as "Mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand". Wake up with cool salubrious breeze and chirping of birds in Chopta which is a far cry from the blaring horns of the cities and other hill stations, morning view from Chopta is invigorating when the crimson rays of sun kisses the snow-laden Himalayas.Tungnath is one of the highest Shiva temples in the world and is the highest of the five Panch Kedar temples located in the mountain range of Tunganath in Rudraprayag district, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.Chandrashila is summit of the Tungnath. It literally means "Moon Rock". It is located at a height of about 4,000 metres above sea level. This peak provides views of the Himalayas, including Nandadevi, Trisul, Kedar Peak, Bandarpunch and Chaukhamba peaks.Available Booking Option:Chopta to ChoptaWith to and fro transfer from Rishikesh to ChoptaWith to and fro transfer from Delhi to Chopta
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78 Ratings

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INR 7,499

INR 3,999

Mount Satopanth Trekking
Mount Satopanth Trekking

21D/20N

Garhwal

About the Activity:Mount Satopanth in the Garhwal region being a part of the Gaumukh glacier is a dream destination for many trekkers as the routes to the summit are less travelled and quite challenging compared to other routes in the region.Inside the Gangotri national park the mount is situated and you are invited to indulge in a 21 day long expedition to tame this toughest mount and the related areas.Mount Satopanth has the high angled slopes and it is located at an altitude of 7075 meters where the trekkers can enjoy the mesmerising and astounding views of Bhagirathi and Gangotri peaks along with the other majestic Himalayan peaks.You will be going through the banks of the River Ganges and River Bhagirathi during your trip and reach the divine town of Gangotri and then to Gaumukh, the snout of the rivers.During the trekking trip, Vasuki Tal will come your way to give some more adventurous trekking experiences as it is the most beautiful lake situated at a decent altitude.The package includes food, accommodation in hotels and tents during the expedition and transportation from Uttarkashi to the base-camp.The short itinerary is as follows:Day 1 : Team Assembles at UttarkashiDay 2 : Uttarkashi to GangotriDay 3 : Gangotri to BhojbasaDay 4 : Bhojbasaa to Nandan VanDay 5 : Nandanvan to Vasuki Tal B.CDay 6-19 : Reserved for climbingDay 20 : Return back to GangotriDay 21 : Departure
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29 Ratings

3.0

29 Ratings

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Trek to Gomukh Tapovan
Trek to Gomukh Tapovan

6D/5N

Rishikesh

About the Activity:Fixed Departure Dates: 14th June and 1st September, 2016Rivet in an invigorating trek to Gomukh Tapovan near Gangotri which is for 6 days and 5 nights.Reach Haridwar and post breakfast, travel and reach Gangotri via Harsil which will take 5 hours at the maximum.Enjoy staying there in the accompaniment of a salubrious nature and cedar forests that are encircled by the white peaks.Add more beauty to your trek on the second day while you trek to Bhojwassa from Gangotri via Chirvasa, marvel at the majestic valleys and then take rest at Bhojwassa.Wake up early to trek to the core tourist spot in Gomukh and then you will be trekking to reach Tapovan, find solace with an extraordinarily cold atmosphere.Relish the sight of herds of Bharal or blue mountain goats which are common as they clamber mountain ridges, feel rejuvenated.Trek down back to Bhojwassa the next day, and to Gangotri on the fifth day, enjoy an overnight camping there or reach Uttarkashi for a night stay in a hotel.On the last day, get back to Haridwar via Rishikesh and have a backpack full of enchanting memories.
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32 Ratings

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32 Ratings

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Adventure Activities in Camp Sandpiper, Rishikesh
Adventure Activities in Camp Sandpiper, Rishikesh

8H

Rishikesh

About the Activity: Experience a thrilling series of adventures in Rishikesh with your friends and family and embark on an exciting 8 hour camping experience at Camp Sandpiper.Participate in a series of grueling activities in this camp, located 30 kms from Rishikesh, near the side of River Ganga. Get to learn and indulge in the different rock climbing and rappelling experiences in Shivpuri and feel the thrill of doing something new and exciting. Embark on a fun and exciting waterfall trekking experience for an hour and feel the strong current of the rapids in the beautiful hilly regions of the Himalayas. 
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36 Ratings

4.0

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INR 1,350

Mount Thelu Expedition
Mount Thelu Expedition

16D/15N

Garhwal

About the Activity:The mountaineers' paradise is Mount Thelu in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand giving umpteen number of opportunities to climb and explore.Here is a magnificent 16 day trekking expedition in which more than 9 days, you would be preparing and climbing the summit up.Arrive at Uttarkashi on the first day by evening and set your gears up in order to start off your trekking trip.During the breathtaking trip, you would come across Mt Saifee as well which is situated inside the beautiful Gangotri national park and the park offers the excellent opportunities to climb the glaciers at ease.Follow the noise of the gurgling river Ganga via the holy town of Gangotri to its source at Gaumukh, with the base being set up at the high altitude meadow of Raktvan.The package includes food, accommodation in tents and transportation during the trip from Uttarkashi to the base camp and return.Max Altitude: 6161 mts /20331 ft
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41 Ratings

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41 Ratings

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Chopta Tungnath and Madmaheshwar Trek near Rishikesh
Chopta Tungnath and Madmaheshwar Trek near Rishikesh

5D/4N

Rishikesh

About the Activity:Trekking in the resplendent Garhwal Himalayas is an unparalleled experience, and the Chopta Tungnath and Madmaheshwar Treks are bound to enthrall.The crisp mountain air and the Himalayan forests are an absolute treat to tread through.The Chopta Tungnath trek to the highest temple of the Garhwal range, is tailored for beginners and overlooks gorgeous red rhododendron forests beneath.Delve into the deepest part of Kedarnath, and traverse pristine meadows at high altitudes on the Madmaheshwar Trek—an enchanting trek with abundant natural beauty.Both treks are in close proximity to Haridwar and Rishikesh, and are stunning retreats into the towering snow-capped ranges.Meal Details: All Meals according to packageAccommodation Details: Hotel/ TentTransportation Details: To & fro transport from RishikeshActivities: TrekkingDifficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
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34 Ratings

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Chandrashila Trek With Mountain Biking In Chopta
Chandrashila Trek With Mountain Biking In Chopta

4D/3N

Rishikesh

About the Destination: Uttarakhand, or ‘The Land of Gods,’ is replete with some of the most unique and picturesque hill stations across the length and breadth of the state. One such hill station that's waiting to be explored and discovered is Chopta. Prettily cradling in the lap of the Himalayan ranges, it is also a small hamlet filled with quaint charms of village life. A trek to this untouched paradise hold the promise of an opportunity to reconnect with nature as well as with the rich local lives of the villagers. A haven for nature lovers, Chopta is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, most of which are endemic to this region. Further lending the perfect marquee to this destination are the dense forests of pine and deodar. Adorned by rich and varied views of the Himalayas all around, this destination is blessed with diverse range of beautiful panoramas! About the Departure: Although Chopta Chandrashila trek is considered to be one of the simpler ones in the Himalayas, it nonetheless spectacular. In the shade of the Garhwal Himalayas, it will take you from bliss giving valleys of Ganges to crystal clear Lake of Devriyatal.  The blessings that we ask for at the Panch Kedar temple Tungnath will strengthen us throughout the hike. While the Chopta trek itself is spectacular, what makes this experience even more priceless is that it gives you the chance to go mountain biking! Zoom past the forests of alpine and rhododendron, in the august company of the Himalayas! Activities: Trekking, Camping, Sightseeing, Mountain Biking, Cycling Duration: 3N/4D Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate Altitude: 4,130m
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30 Ratings

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Trek To Chandrashila Peak Via Tungnath
Trek To Chandrashila Peak Via Tungnath

5D/4N

Rishikesh

About the Destination: Chandrashila or ‘Moon Rock’, is snuggled high up in the summit of the majestic Tungnath. Situated at an altitude of 13,000ft above sea level, it offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas. This exotic peak has a lot of interesting legends associated with it. It is believed that Lord Rama meditated on this beautiful peak, after defeating the demon king Ravana, another legend goes on to say that the Moon god spent time here in penance. With its virgin unmatched beauty, Chandrashilla peak is joy to behold. About the Activity with Details: Start on an exciting Chandrashilla trek from the holy town of Rishikesh, Drive along the famed Ganges and Mandakini rivers and visit the divine Okhimath, the winter seat of lord Kedarnath. Trek to Devriatal and Tungnath and visit the awe inspiring Chandrashilla. Drive through the beautiful Kedarnath musk deer sanctuary and Nanda Devi National park and acquaint yourself with the beautiful Himalayan flora and fauna. Meal Types: Veg Activities:  Trekking, Camping Highest Altitude: 3,600m Temperature Range: 10 to 30 Degrees (March-May) , -15 to 15 Degrees (November-March) Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
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Kunjapuri Temple Sunrise Trek | Book @ ₹300 & Save 25% Best Seller
Kunjapuri Temple Sunrise Trek | Book @ ₹300 & Save 25%

6H

Rishikesh

About Kunjapuri Temple Sunrise TrekKunjapuri temple is one of the most spiritually significant places in Rishikesh that is dedicated to a famous Hindu goddess. This Kunjapuri temple sunrise trek will take you on a morning trek to the famous temple.Key Highlights- If you are looking for something more exciting this weekend then head out for this one of kind sunrise trekking in Rishikesh.- Climb 250 steps to reach the temple and enjoy the glorious sunrise.- Walk five miles (8 km) down the mountain and experience local life along the route while enjoying sweeping views of the distant Himalayan mountains and the Ganga River.- You can also take a bath at the Neer Gaddu waterfall after the hike.- We have expert guides with us to guide you along the way. The guides know the place inside out and will tell you interesting stories and facts about the place. Start Time: 4 AMEnd Time: 11 AM- Minimum 2 people are required to book this tourThrillophilia SpecialWe offer the best in category trekking guides and pick up and drop facilities for you to have a great experience. Limited time offer!
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"Nestled in the midst of 9 hills offers breathtaking views of the Ganges. The camping experience is great. Hospitable staff. Food is decent. Weather is great. Its a little far off and drive might be a bit tiring considering lot of stoppages in the road up here due to road construction. If you expect it to be along the river on a beach then you shall be disappointed. In fact its located at a steep height from the road and for guys from the plains it shall be a pretty steep climb of 50 odd steps with luggage. For the price it offers a lovely memory. "
31 August 2019
Excellent
Camp located around hills which gave such a amazing view.. Gaurav and staff was so good..and so helpful and make us comfort so we can enjoy our full. Food, camp, cleaning and view all are amazing.. Thank you guyz..the camping was unforgettable for me and my friends..
25 June 2015
Excellent
The trekking experience was fine and good. To be honest, the trek was really good. We had a great time. It was one of the really nice treks that I have had.
13 June 2015
Excellent
We were hoping to feel tired and worn out but surprisingly despite the tough trek it was nice and enjoyable and we were with high energy levels even after the trek. This was definitely a nice trekking experience. We had some great memories to take back home and share. I really loved the whole travel too as it was a road trip for us.
10 April 2015
Excellent
I am out of words. This was a great trekking in Uttarakhand. The place is splendid and classy beauty. This is what a perfect vacation looks like.
Experience overall was good. But since this is a covid situation we had local porters who were quite new to the trek and were reaching the campsite almost in our pace. Because of this the food we got was getting a bit delayed and lot of times we were starving after the long day of trek. But trek leader was good and he took care of everything in case of any problems.
We recently booked the Gaumukh to Tapovan trek with Thrillophilia and I must say, it was one of the best decisions that we made. All the arrangements were flawlessly made and the trek guide was super friendly. We had ultimate fun with this adventure trip. Kudos to the team for their excellent involvement in ensuring all the arrangements are done with precision.
Just love the itinerary plan. Right from the start until the end of the trip it was amazing, Words are not enough to describe the place and the lovely people there. Thanks, Thrillophilia for this amazing arrangement of verified local-operator.
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No words to describe it, the experience was awesome, thanks, to the team for their good effort and work hard.
The campsite is near to Laxman Jula where we had visited in the afternoon time and had visited the famous Jula. The night views of river Ganga were really beautiful. The campsite is also surrounded by lush greenery which makes the campsite really beautiful and peaceful.

People Also Ask About Trekking in Rishikesh

  1. Which are some famous treks in Rishikesh?

    1. Chandrashila Trek with Chopta Tungnath:
    Starting from Haridwar, this 4-day 3-night trail is one of the most popular treks in Rishikesh as it takes you to a whopping altitude of 12,083 feet. The trek starts from Haridwar and reaches to Sari Village via Kund and Ukhimath before finally awarding you with spellbinding views of the Deoriatal Lake, a high-altitude lake.

    Location: Haridwar (Base camp: Sari).
    Difficulty level: Easy to moderate.
    Approx. cost: Rs 7250.

    2. Kuari Pass Trek:
    Located in the magnificent Garhwal Himalayas, the Kuari Pass Trek starts from Haridwar takes you through dense forests dotted with blossoming rhododendron and oak trees, which makes trekking in Rishikesh serene.

    Location: Haridwar.
    Difficulty level: Easy to moderate.
    Approx. cost: Rs 8750.

    3. Pangarchulla Peak Trek:
    Setting the bar of Rishikesh trekking high, the Pangarchulla peak trek will test your determination as it takes you to a formidable 15,096 feet, covering a distance of 34 km. Start your trek from Hardiwar and reach the Pangarchulla peak via Auli on this 6 days and 5 nights trail. Enjoy the spectacular views of Mt Nanda Devi and Hathi Parbat while sipping a cup of hot tea at a local shop. If you are a snow enthusiast, take this trek during the winter months to wade through the snow to reach the summit.

    Location: Haridwar (trek begins from Joshimath).
    Difficulty level: Moderate to difficult.
    Approx. cost: Rs 9250.

    4. Roopkund Trek:
    Enjoy the mesmerising views of the enchanting Roopkund Lake, surrounded by snow-capped mountains. If you want to experience high altitudes during Rishikesh trekking, take the Roopkund trek which takes you to a whopping altitude of 16,499 feet. The 53 km trek allows you admire the beauty of Mt Trishul and rare flora and fauna along the trek. Light a bonfire under the starry night to make your trek memorable.

    Location: Kathgodam (Basecamp: Lohagunj).
    Difficulty level: Moderate to difficult.
    Approx. cost: Rs 8890.

    5. Kunjapuri Temple Sunrise Trek:
    Immerse yourself in the spellbinding views of the rising Sun by trekking to the Kunjapuri Temple in Rishikesh. Start your day early and climb 250 steps to reach the temple for an exotic view of the sunrise against the town. You can enjoy the views of the holy Ganga River and explore the local life along the route for an exciting weekend getaway.

    Location: Rishikesh.
    Difficulty level: Easy to moderate.
    Approx. cost: Rs 1580

  2. Which are the famous one-day treks in or near Rishikesh?

    1. Rishikesh Waterfall Trek: Hidden away from the crowd, the Neer Gaddu waterfall is an ideal destination for trekking in Rishikesh. Many food joints and cafes are surrounding this waterfall, where you can stopover to enjoy delicious meals. Trek to this waterfall starts from Laksman Jhula pass, and after around 3½ km, the uphill trek starts and you need to keep climbing for several minutes.

    After that, you will find a path that will take you to the waterfall. The entire trekking route is dotted with lush greenery and shallow pools that will give you a chance to appreciate the glory of nature. 

    2. Kunjapuri Trek Rishikesh: 
    Positioned at the height of 1645 meters, Kunjapuri Trek is one of the best one-day treks in Rishikesh. This is an eight-hour trek that takes you through beautiful villages, small water streams, forests, and agricultural lands.

    You can also enjoy a splendid sunrise view from the top and immerse into the breathtaking beauty of nature. From here, you can also enjoy the views of high mountains like Gangotri, Bandarpunch, Swarga Rohini, and Chaukhamba.

    3. Patna Waterfalls Trek: 
    This is another popular one day Rishikesh Treks that can be undertaken by both beginners as well as expert trekking enthusiasts. This trek starts five km from Lakshman Jhula on the Neelkanth temple road and takes you through stunning water bodies and picturesque valleys. You're advised not to undertake this trek during the summers as the waterfall is completely dry.

    4. Neelkanth Mahadev Trek: 
    If you're looking for one of the best places for trekking in Rishikesh, then Neelkanth Mahadev Trek should be your ideal spot. The major highlight of this trek is the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, located on the top of this trek.

    The total length of the Neelkanth Mahadev trek is fourteen kilometers, and it takes you through a wonderful mix of flora and lush green forests. The trek starts from Bharmour and ends at Neelkanth Mahadev Temple. 

    5. Trek To Surkanda Devi Temple: 
    Located at an altitude of 9500 feet, Surkanda Devi Temple is one of the best places for trekking near Rishikesh. The trek is steep and has few slippery areas; therefore, it shouldn't be undertaken by the beginners. This three-kilometer long trek is covered with layers of snow in winters as the temperature falls to -2 degree  Celsius.

    The trek starts from kaddukhal and takes you through dense forests and magnetizing mountain passes. Once you reach the Surkanda Devi Temple, which is the last destination of the trek, you will have an appealing view of Dehradun, Rishikesh, Mussoorie, the greater Himalayas, and Chamba. 

    6. Neer Garh Waterfall Trek: 
    This is one of the most fascinating treks in Rishikesh, located a short drive from Tapovan. This is a challenging trek, and the paths over here are not well marked, making it difficult to find the routes.

    The trek starts from Lakshman Jhula, and once you reach the waterfall, the gurgling symphony of the water delights the senses, and you can even take a refreshing dip in the water.
  3. What is the best time to go for trekking in Rishikesh?

    While the weather in Rishikesh is pleasant throughout the year, the best time to go for Rishikesh trekking is between the months of October and February, when the chances of rainfall are minimum and heat is minimum. You may experience rainfall between May and September, hindering your trek while the summer temperature may pant you due to the comparatively higher temperature.

  4. What should I wear while trekking in Rishikesh?

    Sport airy and light clothes to help oxidation of your skin while hiking. While trekking shoes are a must, you must carry two pairs of full-sleeve t-shirts and track pants, cotton socks, woollen socks, fleece jacket, a pair of gloves and sunglasses as Rishikesh trekking is demanding along high-altitude trails.

  5. Is it safe to trek solo?

    Rishikesh trekking trails are one of the safest in the country as many adventure enthusiasts from various parts of the country visit the holy town to test their mettle in the mountains and spend time with the warm locals. Moreover, being a pilgrim place, Rishikesh is additionally safer for visitors and trekkers.

  6. What is the best thing to do in the event of altitude sickness?

    Before trekking in Rishikesh, make sure to consult your doctor and carry the prescribed medicines in case of an emergency. If you encounter acute mountain sickness due to the high altitude, increase your water intake and contact your guide who can arrange for additional oxygen supply to help you.

  7. How difficult is the Roopkund trek?

    Roopkund trek is a moderate difficulty level trek located at an altitude of 15750 feet. You will need pristine mental and physical strength to undertake this trek. It has well-marked paths that take you through mountainous rivers, beautiful ridges, scenic meadows and lush green forests.

    If you're a beginner, then you should opt for the easy level treks before undertaking this trek. During monsoon, you might experience landslides and flash floods over here.
  8. What is the mystery of Roopkund lake?

    Roopkund's glacial lake has a baffling mystery wherein it is believed that hundreds of human skeletons were discovered surrounding the lake in the 1940s by a forest guard. It has therefore been tagged as the mystery lake since then.
  9. I am visiting Rishikesh for the first time, how should I prepare myself for trekking?

    1. While trekking in Rishikesh, you must acclimate yourself to the high altitude and climatic conditions by taking adequate time.
    2. Ensure that you start walking and make cardio exercises a part of your routine a month before the trek so that you arrive fit.
    3. Invest in a good pair of shoes and try walking in them before you use them on the trek.
    4. Prevent the consumption of alcohol or tobacco to enhance your fitness levels during the trek.

  10. Do we need a walking stick on trekking?

    It is advisable to carry your walking stick while trekking in Rishikesh as it helps you create a balance while crossing difficult paths. The trial may get steep in certain treks in Rishikesh, where a trekking stick may prove to be handy. You may use the walking stick as a support while going uphill or as a brake while going downhill.

  11. What things one must carry while trekking in Rishikesh?

    Apart from the trekking attire, one must carry:

    - Backpack (min. 60 litres) with rain cover
    - Thermal inners
    - Cotton socks
    - Woollen socks
    - 1 full sleeves jacket or a fleece jacket
    - One jacket
    - One pair of gloves
    - Sun cap
    - One scarf
    - Light towel
    - Lip balm
    - Sunscreen (SPF 40+) and cold cream
    - Water bottle
    - Head/torch with extra batteries
    - Toilet kit and paper
    - Medicine kit
    - UV protected sunglasses
    - Walking stick

  12. Which type of shoes should I buy?

    You must buy a good pair of trekking shoes (preferably Forclaz 100, 500) before trekking in Rishikesh. Before you use the shoes for the trek, make sure you are comfortable walking in the shoes by practising walking before the trek.