Patho Village: Best Trekking Options in Rishikesh

If you’re looking for a village trekking experience like no other, look no further than Patho village in Rishikesh. This forested mountaintop village offers stunning views of Rishikesh and is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Here are 6 reasons you’ll love the Patho Village Half-Day Trek in Rishikesh:

Trek Starting Point:-  Kriya Yoga Ashram, Tapovan
Trek Ending Point:- Kriya Yoga Ashram Tapova
Trek Duration:- 4- 5 hr Roundtrip
Trek Distance:- Total  8 km  Roundtrip
Best Time to Visit:-  All-Weather Trek
Trek Level:-  Easy- Moderate

Trek in Rishikesh – 6 Reasons To Do Patho Village

1-  Starting Point & Pocket-Friendly

The best thing about this trail is that it starts from Tapovan Town, which is located behind the Kriya Yoga Ashram. So, you won’t need to spend money on a taxi or cab to reach the starting point like you would for other trekking trails in Rishikesh. Additionally, this is a great adventure activity for those on a budget.

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Bird Eye View from the Patho Village Rishikesh
Birds Eye View from the Patho Village Rishikesh

2- Bird’s Eye View of Rishikesh & Doon Valley

Rishikesh city is located on the bank of the Ganges, bordering Rajaji National park. If you look at Rishikesh from the Patho village mountaintop, it looks awesome, Ram Jhula, Janki Jhula, Beatles Ashram Bhootnath Temple, and many ashrams along with Doon Valley & Rajaji National Park.

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Patho Village Meadow Rishikesh
Patho Village Meadow Rishikesh

3- Lush Green Forested  Trail

The trail through the forest up to the Patho village is an amazing part of this activity. You come across diverse landscapes of the Shivalik range of the Himalayas. And, at the top of the mountains, there is a Shiva Temple where you can meditate and relax.

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Bird Eye View from the Patho Village Rishikesh
Trail To Patho village

4- Offbeat Trek with Songs of  the Birds

The trail is best known for all kinds of adventure travelers who seek a half-day real-life offbeat trekking trail in Rishikesh. There are many trekking trails in Rishikesh but very almost around the year, you find them crowded. So, if you’re looking for a really offbeat activity, this is the best for you.

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Rudra Waterfall Tapovan Rishikesh
Rudra Waterfall Tapovan Rishikesh

5- The Secret Waterfall & Shiva Temple

The Secret Waterfall Rishikesh is located at the end of the trail and is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Rishikesh. This waterfall is less popular among visitors, so you find your own space to spend time in the water. The water quality of this waterfall is far better than other waterfalls in Rishikesh.

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Shiva Temple & Pipal Tree - Best Place For Meditation in Rishikesh
Shiva Temple & Pipal Tree – Best Place For Meditation in Rishikesh

6- The Overnight Camping Site

Patho is a small village near the mountaintop campsite. The morning vista during sunrise is one of the most beautiful sunrises you’ll ever see. You’ll pitch your tent in the middle of nowhere on the outskirts of the village & every night you’ll look at billions of stars in the sky.


It is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. If you’re looking for a unique hiking experience, you should definitely give it a try. We hope you enjoyed our blog about Patho Village.



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

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