“In every walk with nature, one receives far
more than one seeks.”
– John Muir
Kangra is surrounded by snowy Dhauladhars, altitude varying from 427m to 6401m suitable for the most challenging and exhilarating treks and hikes. For those who love the cold and the snow, Rakkh has treks curated to enjoy the soft snow during winters. One of the favourite snowy treks amongst our adventurers is the Gadhi Point trek.
Stargazing with clear skies of mountains and valley is inspirational to countless poets and painters. A brisk hike in the mountains, guided by our experts is the ideal way to bring poet and artist alive in you.
A double dose of biking and hiking adventure where we bike from the resort towards Bhagotla village through farms while enjoying the valley surrounded by the snow peaks. From a small bridge enroute, we start to hike towards the nearby Khadd (small stream). 30min hiking trail is through a patch of Eucalyptus trees by the end of which, guests can rest and dip in the natural pool. After cooling down in the stream, we hike up towards the main road crossing a clearing where villagers play cricket. Transport will be waiting here to take the guests back to the resort.
Gadh temple is one of the most popular temples in the region around Rakh and is dedicated to the ‘Bhaybhanjani’ deity, one of the incarnations of Kali Mata and is surrounded by views of the Dhauladhar mountain ranges. ‘Gadh’ means small fortress or citadel and is named after the small fortress/ citadel dating back to the old kingdom of Kangra, which is located at the top of the hill. It was believed that the fortress derived its strength from the temple and could not be conquered if the deity was given her daily offering.
This hike is a bit strenuous going through Ghamrota village, crossing over brook facing a steep ascend till Bababhaga Village where the Sidh Baba trek is located. Try to spot some early birds on the way.
A short walk through Rakh Village. The trail initially goes along the stream to Manimahesh Temple then it descends through the fields, giving a glimpse of village life and see the very old and traditional method of wheat grinding (Gharat or pan chakki) and enjoy Breakfast or Snacks at a local village house with villagers in traditional set up.
This trek is long, moderate but also fun at the same time as you cross the village Rakh and enter the jungle where the trail takes you through different landscapes every kilometer. The trail ends where the stream is wider than other places and you can take a dip to beat that heat in summer. Small picnic with live cooking makes this trek more interesting for kids and adults.
Initially cross Rakh village and take “the road less travelled” going through dense and serene pine forest, try spotting jungle fowl and some other flora and fauna. Enjoy a close up view of Himani Chamunda and the Dhauladar range. Peep into the lives of young monks and pay a visit at Gurudwara.