A mountain crow flying near top of a mountain peak in Uttarakhand

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December 2015

Kunjapuri Rishikesh hike at sunrise

A mountain crow flying near top of a mountain peak in Uttarakhand

INTRODUCTION: Uttarakhand Rishikesh Hikes

Kunjapuri is situated at an altitude of 1650 meters  very near Rishikesh and provides excellent panoramic view of  Himalayan mountains and valleys.  It is a religious place and thousands of devotees visit during Navrataras and Dusshera. For tourists, it’s an excellent place to see sunrise and sunset over the Himalayan mountain peaks.
Best For: People who want to enjoy a short, easy hike near Rishikesh

Trip Summary:

Pickup drop from Rishikesh and hike to Kunjapuri peak in morning,
DURATION: 1 day
BEST SEASON: All year
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Low
MAXIMUM ELEVATION: 1650 meters
WEATHER: Warm afternoons  during summer. Cool to cold weather at other times.
EQUIPMENT: None.

ITINERARY

The car or bike will pick you up at 4:00 am to 5:00 am and take you to  Kunjapuri (26 km). We will then hike till sunrise point and enjoy view as the sun comes up from behind the mountains. After sunrise, hike to Kunjapuri temple and have a light breakfast. After this, we will walk back to Rishikesh through a small but scenic route, around 13 km long. We can also drive back if so preferred. We’ll reach Laxman Jhula to end the hike.

PACKING LIST

  • Small backpack to hold the day walk necessities.
  • Warm clothes, wind-cheater, scarf, hat, sun-glasses, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes.
  • Personal medical kit, water bottle, snacks.

 GENERAL NOTIFICATIONS:

  • Travel itineraries in the mountains  don not necessarily run exactly as scheduled. Keep a buffer for delays due to weather, road conditions etc.
  • Any additional expenses caused by delays, medical condition, road blocks and other causes will be borne by the guests.
  • We recommend a comprehensive  travel insurance and a medical checkup before the visit.

INCLUSIONS

  • Pickup and drop from Rishikesh in a private or shared taxi or bike.
  • Light breakfast, tea.

EXCLUSIONS

  • Hotel stay at Rishikesh before and after the trip.
  • Personal expenses, refreshments during road journey, alcohol.
  • Anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program.
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