Siladooni Trek largely as pastoral ground for gazing. The trek is a 2-3 hours rise to a flat terrain pasture at Siladooni, at 7000 ft. Siladooni Trek starts from Kuflon, passes through mixed pine, oak and rhododendron forest. Villagers make water holes for their cattle to bath in or drink water from. Wild animals are fond of these water holes and thus one can get a chance to spot them there. The campsite is surrounded with thick jungle, a home to barbets, thrushes, woodpeckers and a variety of bird species. Trekking in Siladooni is a boon for the wildlife enthusiasts.
Kuflon: Situated 2 km from Sangamchatti, Kuflon is at an elevation of 5000 feet. The trek goes through thick deep rhododendron forests and comes to a camping site, which is a good place to spend the night. The landscape is fantastic with mountain ranges in the backdrop and forests rich in flora and fauna.
How to get there
By Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, situated at a distance of about 24 km from the main Rishikesh town.
By Road: Road network is well connected to all major towns of Uttaranchal and surrounding areas.
By Rail: Rishikesh is linked with all the major towns and cities of India. Some of the links are accessible only from Haridwar.
Best time to visit: March to June, September to November, and December to February.
- Get familiar with climate before trekking.
- Set at an elevation of 7000ft/2100mts..
- Requires good fitness level.
- You need to take permissions before climbing.
- Be a part of camp briefing.
- Dont pluck flowers while trekking in forests.
Things to Carry
- Medical kit
- A good compass
- An extra pair of clothes
- Woolen clothes
- Walking stick
- Sleeping bag
- Hiking shoes
- Water, juices, snacks
- Electric torch
Other Attractions in the Vicinity
Rishikesh: Located 25 km from Haridwar, is considered to be the gateway to Himalayas. The city has a holy importance and attracts millions of believers and seekers every year.
Haridwar: This place is the start point for the char dham yatra. It is also the commencement point of the rivers Ganga and Yamuna.