Patho Village: Best Trekking Options in Rishikesh

If you’re seeking a unique village trekking experience, the Patho Village in Rishikesh is an ideal destination. This mountaintop village, surrounded by forests, provides breathtaking views of Rishikesh and is an excellent escape from the chaos of city life. Here are six reasons why you’ll enjoy the Patho Village Half-Day Trek in Rishikesh:

  • Starting Point: Kriya Yoga Ashram, Tapovan
  • Ending Point: Kriya Yoga Ashram, Tapovan
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Roundtrip Distance: 8 kilometers
  • 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

One of the major advantages of the Patho Village Half-Day Trek in Rishikesh is that it begins at Tapovan Town, situated just behind the Kriya Yoga Ashram. Therefore, you won’t have to spend extra money on a taxi or cab to reach the starting point, unlike other trekking trails in Rishikesh. Moreover, this trek is an ideal adventure activity for those looking for a budget-friendly option.

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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 is situated on the banks of the Ganges River, adjacent to the Rajaji National Park. The view of Rishikesh from the mountaintop of Patho village is breathtaking. From there, you can see the iconic landmarks of Ram Jhula, Janki Jhula, Beatles Ashram, Bhootnath Temple, and many ashrams. You can also enjoy a panoramic view of the Doon Valley and Rajaji National Park.

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3- Lush Green Forested  Trail

The journey through the forest leading up to the Patho village is a truly remarkable aspect of this experience. The trek showcases a diverse range of landscapes from the Shivalik range of the Himalayas. At the mountain’s peak, you will find a Shiva Temple where you can unwind and practice meditation.

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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 Patho Village Half-Day Trek in Rishikesh is a popular choice among adventure seekers who want a real-life offbeat trekking experience. While there are several trekking trails in Rishikesh, they can get crowded throughout the year. However, this trail is relatively unexplored, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a truly offbeat activity..

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Rudra Waterfall Tapovan Rishikesh
Rudra Waterfall Tapovan Rishikesh

5- The Secret Waterfall & Shiva Temple

The Rishikesh Secret Waterfall is situated at the trail’s end and is considered one of the most picturesque waterfalls in the area. Compared to other waterfalls in Rishikesh, this waterfall is less crowded, providing visitors with ample space to spend time in the water. Additionally, the water quality at this waterfall is superior to that of other waterfalls in the region.

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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- Overnight Camping Site

Patho is a small village situated near the mountaintop campsite, offering a breathtaking sunrise view that you won’t forget anytime soon. During your stay, you will set up your tent on the outskirts of the village, surrounded by the picturesque scenery, and gaze at the countless stars above you every night.


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.



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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