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Trekking In Rishikesh

Treks in Rishikesh

Chandrashila Trek, Valley of Flowers Trek, Kuari Pass Trek, Pangarchulla Peak Trek, Roopkund Trek, Nag Tibba Trek, Deoria Chandrashila Trek, Water Falls Trekking in Rishikesh & many other trekking sites for adventure freaks.

Trekking in Rishikesh is an experience that most people recount as one of the best things that they did in their lives. Rightly so, Rishikesh isn’t only a backpacker’s delight but a divine place to undertake such a strenuous task. However, the enterprising venture in Rishikesh gratifies the soul with not only awe but satiation for conquering your inhibitions and pushing your limits.

Situated in the foothills of Himalayas, Rishikesh has been a favourite spot for adrenaline junkies for its adventure sports. However, trekking is one thing that stands among all for it
s thrill and excitement. Trekking trails from Rishikesh lead to the most fantastic destinations passing through verdant landscapes of lush greenery, breathtaking valleys and scenic waterfalls.

A few famous treks to soak in the beauty of the Himalayas from Rishikesh are Roopkund Trek,
Valley of Flowers Trek, Nag Tibba Trek, Deoria Chandrashila Trek, Kunjapuri Temple Trekking etc. Moreover, waterfall treks near Rishikesh is fast becoming a popular activity in tourists undertaken in Rajaji National Park. Trekking is best combined with a relaxing night with camping in Rishikesh making it an even more interesting activity.

Here are some of the best treks in Rishikesh:

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With mesmerizing summit views of Kedar, Chaukhamba, and the Himalayas, the Chandrashila trek, at an altitude of 12,083 ft. is one of the most suitable treks for beginners. A visit to the holy Tugnath temple, famous for being the highest Shiva temple in the world offers you a vantage point in the trek.

The journey to the trek takes you through Rishikesh, Sari, and Chopta, and the way is surrounded by vivacious patches of pine, oaks, and rhododendron. When here you can also indulge in bird-watching activities and lakeside picnics. Do not miss watching, the golden-breasted eagles that are a mesmerizing sight from the summit.

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Valley of Flowers Trek

Valley of flowers trek is especially popular for trekking in Rishikesh. Numerous stories are spun around the Valley of Flowers – more often than not about trekkers falling oblivious from the substantial aroma of blooms on the valley floor. Whatever the stories, they do have a grain of truth in them, positively! It is uncommon to discover a valley so loaded with blossoms.

Blossoms sprout all over the place in an uproar of hues – purple, yellow, white, pink they cover the valley in a manner that occasionally, you can't see the valley floor by any means and this is also one of te best treks in Rishikesh.

Highlights: 
Most Beautiful Valleys in India, Good for First-Time Trekkers, Great for Photography

Location: 
Uttarakhand, India District: Chamoli Nearest town: Ghangharia, after Joshimath

Difficulty Level
: Average

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Kuari Pass Trek

Kuari Pass Trek is especially popular for trekking in Rishikesh. Kuari Pass Trek - A short 6-day trek into the Nanda Devi Sanctuary The Kuari Pass trek which gives you dynamite perspectives of the Nanda Devi sanctuary and a large group of 7000m snow-topped tops that reach out into Tibet. 

It is one of the best Rishikesh treks known for enterprise and energy. "We breasted the slant and stopped, noiseless on the way. No words would express our enjoyment. 

The Himalayas were exhibited before us in a terrific curve" - Frank Smythe (The Mountaineer) Kuari which signifies "entryway" is a Himalayan high mountain pass arranged in the Garhwal locale of northern India, south of the Tibetan fringe and on the western edge of the "Nanda Devi Sanctuary" Biosphere Reserve and falls in the Chamoli area. 

The Kuari Pass Trek discovered popularity in the mid-1900's when bold globe-trotters and mountain dwellers, for example, Lord Curzon, Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman utilized the entry as a part of their spearheading investigations of the district.

Highlights: 
The lush green Gorson meadow, Grand views of 4 peaks of Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Mana, Kamet, Hathi, Ghodi, Trishul, Nandaghunti, Nanda Devi, Dunagiri, Witness an ancient trading route, Tali lake, Verdant forest, Panchachuli base camp

Location: 
Garhwal Himalayas

Difficulty Level
: Moderate

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About Pangarchulla Peak Trek:


Adorning the Lord Curzon circuit- one of Garhwal Himalaya’s most fabled trails, Pangarchulla Peak Trek. The peak is usually covered with snow and rugged mountain terrains. The one dominant characteristic of your winter adventure to the Pangarchulla Peak will be the treat of snow.

The paves are swaddled with alluring lush greenery, dense jungles, and pristine snow-capped landscapes around. A close-up look of the Garhwal region can be discovered through this trek with the sunshine falling on its summit. Travelers choose to head out on this Trek just to behold the remarkable sights of Nanda Devi, Mana, Hathi, Lampak, Dronagiri.


Pangarchulla Peak Trek Quick Facts:


Duration: 6D/5N

Maximum Altitude: 15,069 ft.

Pangarchulla Peak Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

Trekking distance: 38 km

Temperature: Day 18°C to 12°C & Night -3°C to -6°C

Pangarchulla Peak Trek Best Time: April, May, October, November

Start point/Endpoint: Joshimath

ATM: Joshimath

Railway Station: Haridwar

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

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Roopkund Trek

Roopkund, in the condition of Uttarakhand in India, is a popular cold lake. This lake is popular because of more than five hundred skeletons of people that are found at the edge of the lake. It is situated in the Himalayas and rests at an elevation of almost 4,800 meters. Roopkund is situated in the Chamoli locale of Garhwal. It is one of the best destinations for trekking in Garhwal. 

It is nearer to slope stations like Nainital and Kathgodam. At a separation of 217 km from Nainital and 235 km from Kathgodam,
Roopkund trek is one of the real experience attractions for individuals in the nation furthermore for individuals who are going from abroad. 

Roopkund, which is situated in the lap of Trishul massif is otherwise called the 'riddle lake'. You can discover human skeletons at the bank of the lake and it is trusted that they have a place with the Paleolithic age.

Highlights: 
Trekking, Camping

Location: 
Uttarakhand, India

Difficulty Level
: Low

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Nag Tibba Trek

Annoy Tibba is a trekkers delight. Despite the fact that it is a moderately obscure trail close Mussoorie it can without much of a stretch be viewed as one of the greatest weekend treks that you can do out of Delhi.

For the individuals who need to stroll in the backwoods, ascend to 10,000 feet, see snow clad mountains and camp under starry night skies
the Nag Tibba trek is simply great. It presents dazzling perspectives of the Bandarpoonch top, the Gangotri gathering of tops, Kedarnath crest in the north, Doon valley and the snow tops of Chabang. 

Annoy Tibba is otherwise called Serpent's Peak. It is the most elevated top (9915 ft) in the Nagtibba scope of the Garhwal Himalayas and is said to be the dwelling place of Nag Devta. The trek takes you through thick woods rich in greenery. The benefit of this trek is that you can achieve the base of the Nagtibba range by jeep 
and this is also one of te best treks in Rishikesh.

Highlights: 
Trekking, Camping, Hiking

Locatio
n: Uttrakhand        

Difficulty Level
: Average

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Deoria Chandrashila Trek

It is an easy trek that will evoke your love for hiking in the Himalayas. It has splendid views of mountains and Deoria lake reflecting the glorious peaks. The trail passes through Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary and lush green meadows giving you an unforgettable experience. Not only this, but you will have a chance to bask in the glory of Tungabhadra temple which is situated near the waterfall. The final summit to the Chandrashila trek is the most awaited point of the trip. The best time to visit is throughout the year except in monsoon.

Highlights: bird-watching, camping, and the chandrashila summit climb are main highlights of the place.

Location: The Deoria lake is located on Ukhimath-Chopta road in Uttarakhand near Sari.

Difficulty level: Moderate

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Kunjapuri Temple Trekking

Kunjapuri is positioned at a height of 1645 meters and lends a panoramic sight of the Himalayan peaks to the North and Rishikesh, Haridwar and the Doon valley to the South. Kunjapuri Temple trek is very much famous for trekking in Rishikesh.

Traveling towards Gangotri, about 6 kilometers from Narendra Nagar the road bifurcates at Hindola Khal, leading to the shrine, which is 5 kilometers further. 

Being a main religious place, thousands of visitors come throughout the year especially throughout 'Navratras' (April and October). Grand Celebrations are held during the Dussehra festival. One can witness excellent sunrise or sunset on the Greater Himalayan Peaks and the vast Indo Gangetic plains 
and this is also one of te best treks in Rishikesh.

Highlights: 
Witness excellent sunrise or sun set on the Greater Hiamalayan Peaks

Location: 
Hindolakhal Rd, Adali, Uttarakhand 249175

Difficulty Level: 
Moderate

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Trek to Surkanda Devi

Surkanda Devi is one of the most revered Hindu temples in Uttarakhand. It attracts a lot of pilgrims every year. It is a popular destination for trekking in Rishikesh. What makes it remarkable out of all Rishikesh trekking points is the majestic view of the Garhwal Himalayas from Surkanda Devi.

It is lofty and about 3.3 km high. However, the trek is worth the efforts you put in climbing. The pat of fresh Himalayan air thousands of feet above will take you on cloud nine. The best time to visit the place is January-february as there is no snow or fog and the view is clear.

Highlights: taking blessings in the surkanda devi temple and breathtaking views of garhwal Himalayan peaks are the major highlights of this trek.

Location: It is located in Uniyal village of Tehri district.

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

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Neer Gaddu Waterfall Trek

Far from the hustle-bustle of other popular destinations in Rishikesh, Neer Gaddu is a treat to the eyes with its musical showers, soothing landscapes, and refreshing aura. Taking a dip into the cold water descending the rocky cliffs in shallow pool would wash all the weariness off your body and soul. The destination gives you a glimpse of heaven and a sense of unparalleled satiety. There are plenty of other things that one can do in Neer Gaddu like rappelling and rock climbing. It is a beautiful place for an unforgettable memory of Rishikesh trekking.

Highlights: 
two-tier waterfall having two pools, butterflies and flora of different species, and lush green backdrop are major highlights.

Location:
It is situated on Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway about 5 km away from Lakshman Jhula and 6 km away from Tapovan.

Difficulty level:
It is a 2 km moderate to difficult level trek uphill. 


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Jhilmil Gufa Trek

It is one of the lesser-traveled treks in Rishikesh even though the route is not very tough and challenging. The trails pass through the Manikut Kajri Van- a dense jungle home to a large number of elephants and other animals.

The three caves are breathtaking and secluded from human touch. The caves were named after great Gurus or Saints who once meditated in them. The spine-tingling views and carvings inside the cave can stupefy anyone. There is a Lord Shiva temple inside the cave where many Sadhus meditated. The place has an overwhelming spiritual aura around it and this is also one of te best treks in Rishikesh.

Highlights: spiritual essence, intricate carvings on the cave walls, diverse flora and Fiona of the trekking trail attract the visitors

Location:
 It is 26 km from Rishikesh and about 4 km away from Neelkanth temple.

Difficulty level:
 easy to moderate. As the trek passes through a jungle so one should clear knowledge of the route.

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Trek to Patna Waterfalls

It is a scintillating 1.5 km trek through the Rajaji forest. The waterfall is located in a small hamlet called ‘Patna’. The trekking to the waterfall can be a tough deal during summers because of the steep and hard route but the beautiful scenery, the sound of flowing water, and a breath of fresh air are enough to keep you going. The best time to visit is mid-September to January to wholly enjoy your trekking in Rishikesh.

Highlights: limestone cave present next to the waterfall is the major highlight of this place

Location: It is on Neelkanth bridge road about 6.5 km away from the Lakshman Jhula.

Difficulty level: difficult in summers but moderate in other seasons.

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Garud Chatti Waterfall Trek

The waterfall is a wonderful sight with water flowing from seven different rocks and collecting in a natural pool at the centre. Visitors are most attracted to this view. It is exceptionally beautiful during monsoons when the water flows in abundance and makes for a picturesque landscape.

It is an ideal place to visit with family and friends. You can also take a visit to the famous Garud temple situated near the waterfall and seek blessings. The best time to visit the waterfall is after September to enjoy trekking in Rishikesh to the fullest 
and this is also one of te best treks in Rishikesh.

Highlights: Garud temple situated near the waterfall is a major attraction

Location: It is located about 3-4 km from Laxman Jhula on Neelkanth road near the Garud temple.

Difficulty level: moderate to difficult

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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.
Overall it was a nice experience at the camp. The members were supportive & cordial. The foods were tasty & good too. But the reception needed to improve soon as we reached Rishikesh for rafting.
26 February 2021
Excellent
The operator has enjoyed monopoly in India in bungee jumping for more than a decade now and truly deserves the same because of their world class infrastructure, equipment and trained staff. As for the activity, it is so thrilling in itself that gives the person a lifelong bragging right. The only suggestion I want to give to the operator is to manage the jumps of their guests on a strict first come first serve basis using a token number or something like that to avoid arguments among the guests at the jumping site.
08 February 2021
Excellent
It was an awesome experience overall. We went through the picturesque canal road and reached there. The camphouse was huge and the best part was that we were the only one there. The food is one of the best we've had in the Himalayas and I have visited the entire himachal. The breeze, the river view and pool are best. They took us to a nice small trek in the evening. Easy access to activities also. Service wise also these guys are the best, they let us connect our phone to the speakers for our music. Tents of nice qualities. Amazing time we had there.
15 January 2021
Excellent
Had a great experiance. We did trekking, rafting, bonfire and the place, view was really nice.
Amazing experience. Has a great view of Ganges, surrounded by hills. The drive from Rishikesh isn't that great because of ongoing road construction plus reaching the campsite itself would be a small trek for some people. Great staff, good food. I traveled solo, met an amazing family there, so all in all it was a fun trip.

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  1. Which are the best 1 day treks in and around Rishikesh?

    Here are the best one day treks near Rishikesh are:

    1. Kunjapuri Temple Trek: Nestled at a height of 1645 metres, this temple is of huge religious value to the locals. As you ascend towards the top, you will be stunned with the lush green views of Doon Valley on one side and the Great Himalayan Peaks on the other.

    2. Trek to Surkanda Devi Trek: Known to be a pilgrimage for hindus, reaching this spiritual place is not that easy. This scenic place is located on a mountain, thus people cover a trek of 4 KM to reach here. Once you reach the top, the scenic beauty will surely clear off your tiredness.

    3. Neer Gaddu Waterfall Trek: Thundering streams, soothing surroundings and refreshing aura are what define this place to the best. The place requires people to cover a 5 KM long trek to reach, and offers the best location if you are a newbie.

    4. Jhilmil Gufa Trek: Known to be a hidden gem, a trek to these caves is not so difficult and can be easily covered in a single day. The trail goes through a forest, and if lucky enough, you will get a chance to spot elephants and deers too.

    5. Garud Chatti Waterfall Trek: Providing a mesmerising sight of water flowing from 7 different streams, a trek to this waterfall has a plethora of sceneries. A 3 KM long trail to Garud Chatti Waterfall is covered with lush green flora and fauna and many steep areas, but stays ideal for any kind of trekker.
  2. What is the best time to go for trekking in Rishikesh?

    October to March is considered to be the best time to trek in Rishikesh. Around this time, the climate remains cold, thus offering many snow covered areas along the track. Providing perfect surroundings, Rishikesh will surely offer enough adrenaline rushing treks like Kunjapuri Temple Trek and Neelkanth Mahadev Trek.
  3. How far is chopta trek from Rishikesh?

    Being located in Rudraprayag, Chopta can be reached from Rishikesh in 5-6 hours by completing a distance of 166 KM via NH7. Once you reach Rudraprayag, you will have to trek a distance of 68 KM to reach Chopta.
  4. Is Rishikesh worthy enough to have a trekking trip?

    Offering some beautiful landscapes of the himalayas and serene views of the flowing Ganga, Rishikesh surely provides the best adrenaline rushing treks. A trekking trip to Chopta and Chandrashila are mesmerizing and scenic and offer some of the best trails including some gushing waterfalls.
  5. What to carry while trekking in Rishikesh?

    Must carry things while trekking in Rishikesh include:

    - Woolen Thermals and garments full covering shirts and lowers
    - Pullovers and jackets that can be layered
    - Windproof jackets and pants
    - Water bottle holding a minimum 2 litres of waters
    - Dry fruits, trail mix and chocolates for hunger pangs and energy
    - Woolen socks, gloves and caps(extra pairs)
    - Trekking shoes of perfect size and proper sole
    - Flashlight with an extra pair of batteries
    -  Sunglasses
    - Walking stick
    - Portable charges and power banks
    - Personal medications and first aid kit
    -  Sleeping bags and multi utility tool kit
    - Sunscreen above
    - SPF 18 and a lip balm
    - Toiletries
    - Raincoat for you and
    - Rain covers for your backpack.
  6. What should I wear while trekking in Rishikesh?

    Make sure that you wear comfortable and warm clothing while treks near rishikesh. All other things include:

    1. Layerable Clothes: The weather keeps changing, thus it is important to bring layerable jackets so that you wear or take them off when needed.

    2. Trekking Shoes: A trekking shoe of good quality and proper size should be worn so that you can easily cover the distance.

    3. Comfortable Pants: Make sure you wear windproof and comfortable pants or lowers as in the case of long routes, many people suffer with rashes.

    4. Woolen Socks, Gloves and Caps: To save your hands, feet and head from the cold breeze, these 3 items are a must.

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