Trekking is all about making a connection with mother nature. The best way to explore the magnificent city of Rishikesh is by the method of Trekking or Hiking. Rishikesh, apart from being an ideal location for River rafting, kayaking and camping is also considered one of the best destinations for trekking/Hiking in India. Trekking up the mountain would definitely lift your spirits, and Rishikesh offers adequate opportunities for adventurers to march the Shivaliks with the privilage to enjoy enchanting views of the Garhwal Himalayas. Adventure enthusiasts from various parts of the country as well as from abroad visit Rishikesh every year, to enjoy the treks of Invincible Garhwal Himalayas. It is also the ideal gateway for a Uttarakhand’s Chota Chardham yatra, that includes travelling to Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath.
Apart from being super exciting Rishikesh trekking is quite rewarding as well. Stuffed between the enchanting mountans from all sides, trekkers also get to experience some really dense jungles, wandering rivers and some really amazing mountain ranges. Trekking in Rishikesh will provide you inner peace, it is far more than just an adventurous walk, it would take you back in time towards the ancient civilizations and tranquility and make you question the concept of existence.
Surrounding by the Shivalik mountain range of the Garhwal Himalayas which is mostly surrounded by the waterfalls, so trekking is the best and most probably the only way to pass through. One of the most popular waterfall trekking in Rishikesh is Neer Gaddu waterfall trekking(located at an altitude of 1645 metres), Garud chatti, Phool chatti waterfall trekking. You get the advantage of taking baths in the mesmerizing natural beauty of these waterfalls. It takes only a day to trek on this 13 km down track.
The best time for trekking in Rishikesh would be between February and October. The main advantage of trekking in Rishikesh is that you get to see nature at its best. Other than the most amazing sceneries you will come across many Hindu colonies, ancient temples and remote Buddhist monasteries. Trekking here in Rishikesh is one of a kind experience which offers you a taste of adventure along with inner peace(Nirvana).
|No of Days||1 day Trek (Kunjapuri trek)|
|About||Kunjapuri Devi temple is located on a hillock around 15 Km away from Rishikesh. This temple is dedicated to one of the thirteen most important goddesses of shivalik range. This temple is well-known among the travellers as it gives a beautiful view of the sunrise and sunset from the great Himalayan peaks|
|Day 1||Rishikesh – Sari (6 hours drive)
Trek to Deoriatal (3 Kms)
|Day 2||Trek from Deoriatal to Chopta (16 Kms trek)|
|Day 3||Trek Chopta to Tungnath (3680m)
To Chandrashilla Top (4130 m) and back to chopta (6 Kms trek)
|Day 4||Chopta to Rishikesh|
|Type of trek => Easy
Max altitude => 13, 550 ft