Trek Near Rishikesh: Dashrath ka Danda Top near Rishieksh

Trek Near Rishikesh: Dashrath ka Danda is a beautiful trekking destination near Rishikesh, located in the Uttarakhand region of India. It is a challenging trek that offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Here is some more information about the trek:

Trek Duration: The trek to Dashrath ka Danda takes around 3 days to complete.

Trek Difficulty: The trek is considered to be moderately difficult and requires a good level of fitness and trekking experience.

Trek Route: The trek starts from the village of Kalyani, which is located about 25 km from Rishikesh. From Kalyani, the trek takes you through dense forests of oak, rhododendron, and deodar trees, small streams, and waterfalls. The trail is steep and passes through open meadows and ridges.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Dashrath ka Danda is from March to June and September to December when the weather is pleasant and the skies are clear.

Campsite: There are two campsites on this trek – one at Moriana and the other at Dashrath ka Danda.

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Pawaki Devi Temple
Pawaki Devi Temple

Highlights: The trek offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, including the Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, and Gangotri ranges. You can also spot a variety of flora and fauna, including Himalayan black bears, musk deer, and various bird species.

Tips: Make sure to carry proper trekking gear, including warm clothing, good-quality trekking shoes, and a sturdy backpack. Also, it is important to stay hydrated and carry enough food and water while trekking. It is highly recommended to hire an experienced guide or join a trekking group for safety and convenience.

Stunning View from While Trekking to Dashrath Ka Danda
Stunning View from While Trekking to Dashrath Ka Danda

Optional 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, have dinner, and overnight in the camp.

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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 a 4 km trek up to the village and from you can take a taxi to touch down in Rishikesh (80 km)




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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