Malakhunti sirasu hike

  • Malakhunti sirasu hike

Malakhunti sirasu Vashishta Gufa trek

Region : Pauri Garhwal - Uttarakhand

Duration : 1 Day

Level : Easy

Trekking distance :10 Kms

Max Altitude : 600 Meters

Pickup Point : Rishikesh

Drop Point : Rishikesh

Best Season : All Season

Malakhunti is around 25 kms from Rishikesh. A beautiful hike for Mala Village is of 8 kms. And takes 3 hrs to reach Sirasu village and Vashishta Gufa, situated on the banks of the Ganga River, is a popular place for meditation lovers. This is the cave where great Sage Vashishta said to have meditated. He was also among the seven great sages (Saptarishis) and the guru of Lord Ram. According to Hindu mythology, after the death of his children, Sage Vashishta, he decided to commit suicide in River Ganga, but was refused by Goddess Ganga. Arundhati, Vashishta's wife, liked the location and decided to stay here. Sage Vashishta meditated here for long time in a cave.

year 1930 Sri Swami Purushottamananda Ji visited this gufa and now his ashram is located close to the Vashishta Gufa, where meditation is practiced. At present, the Swami Purshottamanand Trust manages this cave. The cave is a natural formation of 60 feet deep that has a Shiv Linga inclined vertically into the cave opening. Many people feel amazing while meditating in this cave. There are some rooms built outside the cave area, where many sadhus have been living permanently. The trek passes through dense forest & along the gangas Villages displaying rich Garhwali culture


This is a malakhunti hike retreat is an escape from busy day life to the nature and its creation withbody, mind, and soul. You will not only unbind the stress but also overcome depression during your trek to malakhunti sirasu hike. It is a kind of exercising freedom form the to live in a healthy way by trekking with us.

Trek Starting point:- From Guest Location in the morning, Rishikesh
Trek Ending Point:- To Guest Locations in the evening Rishikesh
Trek Duration:- half day trek
Trek Distance:- Trek 10 km back to Rishikesh
Best Time to Visit:- Sept Mid to April Mid.

What is Included In This Trek?

Accommodation in Camp/ on share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, and dinner

High quality tents

Medical Kit


What is Not Included In This Trip?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

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

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava




Torch head light

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