Rishikesh is the starting point of trekking up to the Kuari Pass, Gaumukh and Tapovan, Har ki Doon and Ruinsara Tal, Rupin Pass and Kinnaur, Roop Kund and Hom Kund, Dodital and Yamunotri, Kalhindi Khal (Trans Himalayan), Valley of Flowers, Kaakbhishyundi Tal, Pindari, Kafni and Sunderdunga Glaciers, Chandra Shilla Summit, Milam Glacier and Nanda Devi Sanctuary, Darma Valley (Trans Himalayan), Chotta Kailash, Bander Poonch Peak, Khatling Glacier, Vasuki Tal, Panch Kedar
White Water Rafting
Rishikesh is an important white water rafting centre. The Ganga with its upper tributaries (Alaknanda, Bhagirathi and various other smaller tributaries) is called the Queen of the white water rafting industry. Day trips (a few hours of fun) are organised on the Ganga and or Multiple Day/Expedition runs on the Alaknanda and the Bhagirathi.
For more information, log onto website www.iapro.org. The Indian Association of Professional Rafting Outfitters (IAPRO) is the nodal body that coordinates and controls the white water rafting operations in the country with the help and support of active white water rafting outfitters in the country.
Most licensed outfitters can organise an introductory course on White Water Kayaking at their riverside camps on the Ganges. Rishikesh is your best bet if you want to learn with good instructors and good equipment as majority of the knowledge base in the white water scenarios is concentrated in Rishikesh and nearby reaches of 40 odd km upstream on the Ganges.