Mountaineering and Biking

The road from Dhanaulti to Surkanda Devi Temple is a popular biking route as it is dotted with tall pine, oak, apple and pear trees, and winds through a lush green landscape. Rock climbing and rappelling are other popular activities as  large-size rocks, ranging from 50 ft to 600 ft, are aplenty here. For those looking to explore mountain adventure further, caving is an interesting option. About 6 km before Dhanaulti, ( at Burins Khanda) there are a number of hidden caves surrounded by lush green forest cover, and one can acquaint themselves with various cubby-holes and caves here.

Trekking and Camping

The Kempty Fall region and the upper Himalayas are ideal for trekking and camping. One of the most popular is the Nag Tibba trek, which takes you to Nag Tibba, the highest peak in Garhwal. The trek winds through a thick forest cover, teeming with flora and fauna. Along the way, you can get magnificent views of Bandarpoonch peak, Gangotri group of peaks, Kedarnath peak in the north, Doon valley and the snow peaks of Changabang. Other important routes include Bhadraj Temple and forest trek, Har ki dun trek, Yamunotri Saptarishi Kund trek and Dodital trek. The best time for trekking and camping in Mussoorie is during the months of April to May and September to November.


Having the geographical advantage of being at a high location, Mussoorie offers a number of adventure sports such as paragliding, trekking etc. Tandem Paragliding is quite popular here. Paragliding operators here offer rides on a two-seater gliders that are operated by professional pilots.