An outdoor activity that involves ‘hiking’ in mountain regions is called ‘trekking’. Rishikesh, apart from being an ideal location for rafting and cannoning, is also considered one of the best destinations for trekking activities in India. The strategic location of Rishikesh, in Uttarakhand – situated at the foothills of Himalayas, attracts lots of trekking enthusiasts. Adventurers from various parts of the country as well as the world come to Rishikesh every year, for enjoying the mighty Himalayan treks.
Trekking in the Himalayas is not only special and exciting but is indeed a rewarding experience as well. Enveloped by mountain ranges from all sides, Rishikesh provides trekkers some exciting vistas of dense forests, maundering rivers, and wild mountain ranges. One of the main attractions of the destination is a trek into Garhwal Himalayas. More than a mere adventurous walk, it comes across as a journey back in time, to ancient civilizations, deep philosophies, and a discovery of one’s inner self.
While trekking through the Himalayan treks that Rishikesh offers, you will come not only across pleasant scenarios but numerous Hindu colonies, ancient-isolated temples, and far-flung Buddhist monasteries as well. Trekking in Rishikesh is a unique experience, ‘one of its kind’, which not only offers adventurous delight but also provides inner fulfillment. The best time for trekking would be between February and October.
Famous Trekking Routes
In Rishikesh, the following trekking routes are the most popular:
- Kauri Pass Trek
- Roop Kund Trek
- Devi National Park Trek
- Kalindi Khal Trek
- Kankul Khal Trek