Kunjapuri Trek – The Complete Guide to Fun

If you are in Rishikesh and looking for a day hike around Rishikesh then Kunjapuri Trek is one of the best options to choose. This trek provides stunning views of snow-capped Himalayan Peaks, Including that of Chaukhamba, SwargaRohini, Banderpunch, and Gangotri Peaks. Being an early morning trek, This trek is also famous for the majestic view of sunrise from the top.

Kunjapuri Trek brings to you a chance to experience a soothing trekking experience from Tapovan to Kunjapuri Temple and back to Tapovan in Rishikesh.

Kunjapuri Temple

360 Degree View from Kunjapuri Temple

This trek is named after the famous Maa Kunjapuri Devi Temple, located on the top of the hill. Which is also the highest point and the final destination of this trek. Dedicated to Goddess Durga it is among one of the 52 Saktipeeth’s in India & Nepal.

The temple is located at an elevation of 1645 meters above sea level in the Tehri District of Uttarakhand state of India. To reach Kunjapuri Temple, You can choose to trek that starts from Tapovan in Rishikesh, or You can reach here by cab or using your own vehicle.

Trek Route & Timings

This is an early morning trek that starts around 5:00 AM from Tapovan, Rishikesh. This trek may take up to 8 hours to complete. The highest point will be Kunjapuri Temple, and This trek will end at tapovan in Rishikesh.

We will take two different routes while trekking uphill and downhill.

Best Time for Kunjapuri Trek

View of Himalayan Peaks During Kunjapuri Trek

This route is open all over the year. On a clear day, the views during this trek are brilliant and you can enjoy the entrancing views of snow-draped mountains and the sunrise.

Kunjapuri Temple, Local Villages, Water Falls, Stunning Himalayan View, and Panoramic Sunrise will wow your trek.

Highlights of Kunjapuri Trek

  • One of the best offbeat trek available around Rishikesh.
  • Stunning view of Himalayan Peaks and Sunrise.
  • Experience Local life and Villages, Waterfall, Kunjapuri Temple, Himalayan View.
  • Approx 8 Hour trek from Tapovan to Tapovan in Rishikesh.
  • Experienced trek leader.

Things to Remember

  • Track Pants with T-shirts Preferred.
  • Shoes with Rubber Soles.
  • Caps for Sunshade.
  • Carry Drinking Water.
  • Carry something to eat.

Remember, It is a Hindu temple dedicated to goddess durga, a local deity that commands high respect from local population.

Trek to Kunjapuri Temple

Frequently asked Questions (FAQ)

How to Reach Tapovan in Rishikesh?

Rishikesh is well connected by By Road, Rail, and Air. You can take Tuk-Tuk which is easily available from Haridwar and All Over Rishikesh to reach Tapovan.
By Air: You can take a flight from Delhi to Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun, From Dehradun, you can hire a taxi or can use public transport to Tapovan in Rishikesh, Which is approximately 35 kilometers away.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is in Rishikesh itself. You easily hire a taxi or can take a Tuk-Tuk from Rishikesh railway station to Tapovan.
By Road: Tapovan in Rishikesh is well-connected via road.

How to Reach Kunjapuri Temple?

You can opt for a trek from Tapovan to Kunjapuri Temple, or choose to reach Kunjapuri using your own vehicle or hiring a private cab till Hindolakhal Village, from this village you have to take 300 steps to reach Kunjapuri Temple.

What are the accommodation options available near Kunjapuri trek?

If you are lucky enough then you will find some accommodation option in Hindolakhal village otherwise you have to stay at Rishikesh and travel from there. You can also choose to stay at our Camp in Rishikesh available at affordable prices.

What is the availability of mobile network during kunjapuri trek?

If you are on some natural retreat, you definitely do not need to be with your phone. But don’t worry, Kunjapuri hill has a tower for the phone signal which is enough to call someone. Sometimes the signal gets weak and you may not be able to connect a call but don’t worry it will work again once you reach other end of the hill.

What are the food options available during this trek?

Being an offbeat trek, there is no availability of proper meals. However, you will find some stalls offering tea and biscuits. You have to carry your own packed food from Rishikesh.

What are the medical facility available during trek?

It is advised to keep your personal first aid box. There is no medical shop available during Kunjapuri trek, Don’t forget to bring your medicines along if you have any kind of medical issue.

What about ATM facility during trek?

There is no ATM after Tapovan, So it is advised to carry some cash with you for tea, coffee, water .. etc.

As a part of daily hygiene protocol, proper care of hygiene and sanitation is maintained all through to ensure the utmost care and personal safety of the guests.

Read more posts like this in our series of unexplored places near rishikesh.