Situated at the foothills of Himalayas, Rishikesh, is an ideal location for rafting and cannoning and trekking activities in India. Travelers from various parts of the country as well as the world come to Rishikesh every year, to enjoy the enormous Himalayan treks.
Surrounded by mountain ranges from all sides, Rishikesh provides trekkers some exciting outlooks of dense forests, serene rivers and wild mountain ranges. One can also witness the amazing scenarios, ancient temples, Buddhist monastaries on the way. One of the main attractions of the destination is a trek into Garhwal Himalayas.
The trek starts from Thalisain via Pauri. From Thalisain the trek trail through a very rich forest of deodar, silver fir, pine and oaks, full of wildlife. The trek is best for winter months. This trek is full of life and the trekkers enjoy the nature’s beauty throughout.
Buwani Neergud' is a very compact trek, which can be done over a weekend. The key highlights are natural environment, forests, beautiful sceneries, waterfall etc. The trek is easy, and can be done by people of average fitness levels. This is an ideal trek for small groups and corporate teams
Roopkund trek is another important trek here. Roopkund is situated at a height of 5029m in the lap of Trishul ridge. It is also known as the mystery lake because of the human and animal skeletal remains.
Some other famous trekking routes of Rishikesh are Kauri Pass Trek, Devi National Park Trek, Kalindi Khal Trek, and Kankul Khal Trek. The best time for trekking in Rishikesh is between February and October.