Himalayas Trek Rishikesh

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About the Destination

Region : District Tehri Garhwal - Uttarakhand

Duration : 3 Days

Level : Easy

Trekking distance : 24 Kms

Max Altitude : 2750 Meters

Pickup Point : Rishikesh

Drop Point : Rishikesh

Best Season : Sept. to April

360 degree Himalayan view trek offers you mesmerizing and stunning wide range view of Himalayas which include Nanda Devi, Trishul, Neelkanth, Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Banderpuch, Swargrohini etc . 360 degree Sunrise view from 2750 M elevation makes it paradise for nature lovers. Also gives a rich experience of Himalayas flora & fauna. You can easy fine pine, rhododendron (Burans), Leopards, jungle cat, black dear, Himalayan black bears, mongooses, mountain goat, etc

360 degree trek is a popular trek in Uttarakhand. This trek is popularly known for a weekend getaway and short trek in Rishikesh. This trek is majorly covered by people who want a short break from their daily life, adventure lovers, trekking enthusiast and most importantly by the neophytes. Among the new learner, this trek is famous because it is the best way to start with the trekking journey and learn the basics of trekking. 360 degree Trek provides a distinctive introduction of the Himalayas to the new learners, possibly a best trek to learn and explore about the adventures of Himalaya

About the 360 degreeTrek

360 degree trek is a small 3-day 30 km trek ideal for people who want a short getaway from routine life and add some adventure to their life. 360 degree Trek is located in the Tehri Garhwal district of Uttrakhand in Rishikesh. For this trek, you need to stay in Rishikesh. You need to reach Rishikesh and from there drive to Pavki Devi temple. There are numerous ways to reach Rishikesh from Delhi. You can choose the mode of conveyance according to your choice.

The trek starts from Pavki Devi temple and ends at Ranakot Meadow. kotiyswer Bringing joy in life is something that all of us crave for, and trekking is one of the ways to bring joy and happiness in our lives and feel connected with Mother Nature.

In this trek, you will witness the beautiful confluence of holy river Alaknanda and Bhagirathi. In your route, you will see wild animals, a thick forest of pine, oak and rhododendron and beautiful villages on your way. You will see the majestic Himalayan peaks like Chaukhamba, Trisul, Banderpunchh, and Nanda Devi covered with snow. The gorgeous view of the mountains and open sky is just amazing.

The story behind the name of this place

It is very much clear from the name of the trek that this place has some connection with the King Dashrath of famous Ramayana. You might have heard a story about King Dashrath and Shravan Kumar. This place is associated with that story. It is said that King Dashrath hit the Shravan Kumar by his arrow by mistake when he was near the river. The parents of Shravan Kumar were blind and he went near the river to bring some water for his parents. To that hit, Shravan Kumar died here and hence this place is called as Dashrath Ka Danda. The place where Shravan Kumar died is known as NoliDhara.

You can visit some old marks related to King Dashrath and learn about history related to them. You can also visit KhetuTappad, a place where parents of Shravan Kumar stayed. You can interact with the locals and you will find out more interesting stories related to this place and that will be fun.

Details of the trek

Dashrath ka Danda Trek is a 3-day long trek and covers trekking distance of 24 km. The details of the trek route are given:

Rishikesh to Pavki Devi Temple

After reaching Rishikesh, take some rest and start your journey early in the morning to reach Pavki Devi Temple. You will be covering this journey by road which is 50 km and it will take around 2 hours to reach there. You can hire a taxi or take local transport to reach Pavki Devi Temple. By passing through the route, you will see local villages and beautiful scenery of the Himalayas.

Pavki Devi temple is one of the Shakti peeth, dedicated to Goddess Sati and every year many devotees come to this temple. This temple is known as Vageshwari Devi temple. It is believed that the right foot of the Goddess Sati fell at this location.

Pavki Devi Temple to Base camp

From Pavki Devi Temple your trekking journey will start. It is an 8km trek. By evening you will reach to your base camp. You will stay there overnight and explore the surrounding. In the trekking route, you will see the diversity of flora and fauna which enhances the beauty of the Majestic Himalayas.

Base camp to Ranakot Meadow

Ranakot Meadow is the summit point of this trek. After waking up at the base camp you will see the breathtaking sunrise and a beautiful view of the Himalayas. All around 360 degrees, everywhere is mountains and peaks, this is truly gorgeous. After leaving the camp, you will be doing a trek of 12 km. In the trekking route, you will walk through beautiful Pine & Rhododendron forest which is a completely a different feeling. By the afternoon you will reach the Ranakot Meadow and spend the night in the camp. Enjoy the camp under the stars.

Ranakot to Koteshwar Mahadev

Koteshwar Mahadev Temple is a Hindu shila temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, and is located about 25 km From Devprayag district Dagar, Tehri Garhwal Uttarakhand on the holy bank of Bhagirathi River the Part of the Gangas

Koteshwar Mahadev to Rishikesh

To come back to the Rishikesh there are two routes. One is the same route which you have followed to reach the summit point. Another route is a small trek to the Ranakot village, which is known as the ideal village of the Tehri Garhwal. People usually follow the other route to explore more in their trekking journey. If you follow another route, it is a 4 km trek to the village and you reach there by afternoon. From the village, you can take a taxi to reach Rishikesh which is 80 km away.

Accommodation options

You will have to find accommodation in Rishikesh. As many accommodation options of the different range are available in Rishikesh. Also, you will find conveyance easily from there to reach the Pavki Devi temple.

Other facilities

  • There is no food option available near the trek.
  • There you will find no ATM, so bring some cash from Rishikesh itself.

Other activities you can include with the 360 degree trek

Along with including the 360 deegre trek in your list, you can also add other adventure activities if you have time and want to make your journey more adventurous by exploring fun activities.


Day 1 – Rishikesh to base camp ( 50 kms drive + 8 kms trek)

After breakfast we cover our road journey till Pawn ki devi and start our trek towards base camp. During trek we will explore Himalayan rich flora & fauna and passing through small remote villages. By evening we will reach our base camp and stay overnight.


Day 2 : Base camp to Ranakot Meadow ( 12 kms trek )

Early morning we start our trek to summit point. From summit point witness of stunning sunrise and 360 degree breathtaking wide Himalayan range view. We spend some quality time, discussion overt peaks, group photos and selfie then come back to base came. After having breakfast we start our trek to Ranakot meadow. Trail goes through dense Pine & Rhododendron forest along with breathtaking Himalayas view. By afternoon we reach Ranakot meadow and stay in camp in night.


Day 3 : Ranakot Top to Rishikesh (4 kms trek + 80 kms)

After breakfast we start to Ranakot village that is ideal village in Tehri Garhwal. We reach village by afternoon then take taxi for Rishikesh.

Pick up Point Rishikesh 6 AM
Drop Point Rishikesh 4 PM

What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility Rishikesh To Rishikesh

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags





Kitchen team

Good Experience Trek Leader guide

Medical Kit


What is Not Included In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: – Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items – (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.