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.
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.
- 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.