The ancient city which provides the best adventure activities in north India is Rishikesh. The green meadows along with the streams of holy Ganga water flows through the trekking trails. Here each trail has one religious importance making this place divine and picturesque. Trekking in Rishikesh is the most exciting activity. Especially one can opt for apart from this bungee jumping. They are many trek trails in and around Rishikesh. Some of the trek trails go through waterfalls and Others through temples.

Favorable season to Trek in Rishikesh

  • Winters are the ideal time to plan for trekking in Rishikesh. During this time of the year, the entire trek trails will be covered with the white snow carpet from October to March months.
  • Summer season is the best time for river rafting whereas for trekking it is a bit hot here. Still, if you want to go on trekking in summer better to carry sunscreen and sunglasses with you along with plenty of water.
  • During monsoon, trekking in Rishikesh is not a good idea as the trails will be a slippery and high chance of landslide here.

Waterfall Trekking in Rishikesh

Neer Garh Waterfall Trek

This waterfall is located in the vicinity of the famous Lakshman Jhula. This trek provides the best moring exercise with hiking which pumps the adrenaline. This neer Garh waterfall is a bit difficult, unlike other waterfall treks.

Garud Chatti & Phool Chatti Waterfall Trek

To reach this Garud Chatti waterfall one has to travel 5 km from the Lakshman Jhula on the Neelkanth road. Near to the falls few tea shops and food centers are available. Here one can just relax by sitting and admiring the scenic view of the waterfall or swim in the cool waters. Distance from the Gaurd Chatti and Phool Chatti is 3km. one has to be a bit careful while trekking towards the waterfall here as the trail is a bit slippery.

Patna waterfalls Trek

Another waterfall trek is located in the park is the Patna waterfalls. The overall duration of the trek is 30 minutes. Nonetheless, walking in the park in the midst of the jungle gives an amazing experience to the trekkers.

Temple Trekking in Rishikesh

Kunjapuri Temple Trek

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This place is situated in the heart of the city. Unquestionably, this place has spiritual importance in Hinduism as it is mostly visited by the devotees. The temple is located at an altitude of 1645 m from sea level one as to hike to reach this temple. The trek starts from the Narendra Nagar road till Hindola Khal. From here one as to trek 5 km to reach the Kunjapuri temple which provides a spectacular view of Himalayan peaks and the Doon valley. This trekking leaves trekkers wonderstruck with the amazing view of the green fields and the villages. Besides this once can experience the amazing view of the Sunrise in between mountains.

Neelkanth Mahadev Trek

This divine temple of Lord Shiva is situated at an altitude of 1330 m. Besides, this place gives a good trekking experience to the devotees. The temple provides a picturesque view of flora and fauna of the surrounding forest near the temple. The total trekking distance is 14 km.

Trekking near Rishikesh

Kuari Pass Trek

If you want to go for this trek then you need to reach Joshimath. The ideal time for this trek is winter season where the entire region is covered with snow. The spectacular view of the Mount Kamet, Trishul, and the Nanda Devi gives trekkers surreal experience. The duration for this amazing winter trek is 5 days and the distance cover is 38 km. The Kuari pass located at an altitude of 4425 m in the Garhwal region of Himalayas.

Chandrashila Trek

If you are an amateur trekker then this trek is not for you. Only experts can go for this world-renowned Chandrashila Winter Trek. Located at an altitude of 4000m above sea level. The total duration for this trek is 6 days. This trek comes under the Chopta-Chandrashila- Deoriatal trek. Without a doubt, this winter trek gives absolute fun in the snow with a picturesque view of Himalayas.

Valley Of Flowers Trek

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The trek starts from the Ghangaria base camp which covers both Hemkund  Sahib and Valley of a flower which is popularly known as flower paradise. Here you can sight a valley fully covered with the amazing color of flowers. The view of the place makes trekkers wonder stuck and leaves them with the once in a lifetime experience.

Surkanda Devi Temple

This temple is located at a distance of 87 km from the Rishikesh. The trek to this temple is on steps for 2.5 km uphill which is in the midst of the lush green forest. This amazing temple located at an altitude of 9500  m above sea level. This place most visited by the pilgrims as it is one of the Shakthi Peetam among 51 Shakthi Peetams.


The best activities anyone can opt at Rishikesh is trekking as it provides trekking trails for all amateurs to a professional level. The best time to trek in Rishikesh is winter. During this time of the year, trekkers opt for the amazing winter trekking trails.

Shravya Naveen
Shravya Naveen
Shravya an IT Professional who left the IT career and became a professional content writer, who is passionate about writing a travel blog and article about Hindu Purana's and its allegory. She believes travel blogs should make the reads to feel like they got teleported to the place and witnessing the place's glory.

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