Dashrath ka Danda Trek– 3 Days Long -Trek Near Rishikesh

Dashrath ka Danda Trek – 3 days long – trek near Rishikesh and a non-technical trek & well-liked for adventure enthusiasts around Rishikesh in Uttarakhand. This trail is very stunning  & very famous among weekend getaway adventure lovers and a  short-lived trek in Rishikesh.  Dashrath ka Danda Trek is 3 days long trek near Rishikesh with a 24 km distance.

Trek Near Rishikesh

Dashrath Ka Danda trek introduces you to an exclusive institution of the Himalayan typography to trek-lovers. The trail has much variety to offer for the first-time trekker. This is the only trek route that starts from the lower- altitude up to 2700mtr nearby Rishikesh.

Trek Near Rishikesh– Dashrath ka Danda Trek is only a 3-day Trek for those who want to escape from Rishikesh for 2 or 3 days. It lies in the district of Tehri Garhwal near Rishikesh.

If you love to follow this trail, you have to make your base trek near  Rishikesh. You take the most beautiful and scenic road trip to reach Pawaki Devi Temple, en-route you see the most stunning village -Loyal, Kailash Cave & Shiva Temple.

Suggested Read –  Kunjapuri Sunrise View Trek – The Trail is Famous for Birdwatching and Waterfalls 
Pawaki Devi Temple
Pawaki Devi Temple

What You See

The trekking activity starts at Pawaki Devi Temple and finishes at Ranakot Bugyal. On the Dasarath Ka Danda trail, you encounter a distance view of Devprayag ( the confluence of the holy rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi),

The trek route passes through densely populated pine, oak, and rhododendron and beautiful villages.  There are some peaks are also visible during the trek such as  Chaukhamba, Trisul, Banderpunchh, and Nanda Devi.

The Legend

The name goes to the Ramayana period. It has a connection with the story of legendry  King Dashrath and Shravan Kumar.

The legend reveals that King Dashrath killed mistakingly Shravan Kumar when he was on the way to fetch water from a small river for his blind parents.

Now the river is famous as Noli Dhara. This tour also offers a place, KhetuTappad where Sharvan Kumar had an overnight.

Suggested Read –  Lesser-Known Temple Nearby Rishikesh 

The Location 

  • Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand
  • Altitude: The maximum altitude of this trek is 2750 meters above sea level.

The Best Time 

  •  April to June and Mid- September to March.
  • December / January – Annual Festival of Pawaki  Devi Temple -Hariyali puja.
Stunning View from While Trekking to Dashrath Ka Danda
Stunning View from While Trekking to Dashrath Ka Danda

3 Days Route Itinerary

Day 1 – Rishikesh – Pawaki Devi – Campsite

By Road, It will take 2 hours / 50 km. You hire a private taxi or local sharing taxi from Rishikesh.  After reaching the temple site, you start trekking ( 8km ).

In the evening you touch your campsite location. Upon arrival pitching the tent and dinner and overnight.

Day 2  – Ranakot Bugyal- Summit 2700 mt

Ranakot Bugyal is the top point ( 2700 mt)  of the Dasarth Ka Danda Tour.  Morning,  Hot Tea with 360 degrees view of the Himalayas, and breakfast with a breathtaking sunrise.

You wrap up yourself to start a 2nd-day trek through the mesmerizing beautiful Pine & Rhododendron forest. In the late afternoon, you trek back to Ranakot, dinner, and overnight in the camp.

Suggested Read – Top 4 Most Popular Waterfalls of Rishikesh 
Ranakot Bugyal -Dashrath Ka Danda
Ranakot Bugyal -Dashrath Ka Danda
Day 3 – Ranakot Bugyal – Rishikesh ( 4 km Trek/ 80km Roadtrip ) 

There are two distinct routes. The first route which you have followed to attain the summit point. The second route offers a small trek up to the Ranakot village.

If you wish to explore something new then  4 km trek up to the village and from you can take a taxi to touch down Rishikesh (80 km)

Suggested Read – 7 Why? You Should Avoid visiting Rishikesh During  the month of July & August



Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

Comments are closed.