Often called the 'Queen of hill stations', Mussoorie is a popular tourist destination from Delhi, and is therefore also a fovourite base for trekkers. Accommodation here includes several privately run hotels, and a tourist bungalow.
Route One Mussoorie (2,001 m)-Dhanaulti (2,600 m, 26 km)-(Bheetsi, 6km)-Sahastradhara (14 km)-Dehradun (14 km). Dhanaulti, in beautiful forests, has a tourist bungalow and a forest rest house. Bheetsi is a small village. Sahastradhara has a tourist rest house and a PWD inspection house, as well as sulphur springs and a beautiful waterfall. At Dehradun, on conclusion of the trek, stay in any of a choice of private hotels, or at the tourist bungalow.
Route Two Mussoorie (2,001 m)-Dhanaulti (2,600 m, 26 km)-Gopichand ka Mahal(12 km) -Anand Chowk (10 km)-Ringal Garh (13 km)-Rangar Gaon (15 km)-Guttu (6 km)- Maldevta (18 km). In the beautiful forested settlement of Dhanaulti, trekkers can stay at a tourist bungalow or forest rest house. Use your own tented accommodation at Gopichand ka Mahal and at the village bazar of Anand Chownk. There is a forest rest house at Ringal Garh. The trek from here to Rangar Gaon is considered dangerous. There are sulphur springs at Guttu, and a camping site. From Maldevta village, buses are available for the 12 km journey to Dehradun.
Optional route one :
From Ringal Garh to Hatwal Gaon (6 km, camping site) - Haldwari (6 km, camping site) - Guttu (10 km) and from here on the regular route to Dehradun via Maldevta.
Route Three Mussoorie (2,001 m)-Purola (1,524 m, 100 km)-Naitwar (1,401 m, 48 km)-Saur (1,400 m, 12 km)-Taluka (1,900 m, 12 km)-Osla (2,559 m, 12 km)-Har-ki-Dun (3,506 m, 14 km). Situated in the interiors of the district of Uttarkashi, Har-ki-Dun is one of the most picturesque spots in the Garhwal hills and is frequently visited by trekkers. Buses ply up to Saur-Sankri, from where the trek starts. The beautiful valley of Purola has hotels, a tourist bungalow and a PWD inspection house. Naitwar is located at the confluence of two rivers and has a forest rest house. There is a tourist bungalow under construction at trekking base point, Saur. From here on, till the end of the route at Har-ki-Dun, there are tourist bungalows under construction, and forest rest houses for accommodation. The forest rest houses are under control of the Divisonal Forest Officer, Tons Divison, Purola, District Uttarkashi.
Route Four Mussoorie (2,001 m)-Thatyur (1,200 m, 21 km)-Devalsari (1,800 m, 8 km)- Nagtibba (3,048 m, 14 km)-Pantwari (1,250 m, 10 km). Thatyur is a village, bus terminus and trekkers can stay in a school building here at the start of their trek. Devalsari has a forest rest house under the control of the Divisional Forest Officer, Yamuna Division, Mussoorie. Nagtibba has a very picturesque location, overlooking the surrounding hills, and Mussoorie, and a camping site. At Pantwari once again trekkers will have to accommodate themselves in the school building. From here, trekkers can go back by bus the 56 km to Mussoorie.
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 24 km from Dehradun city.
It is connected among other places, to Amritsar, Howrah, Bombay, Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi and other major cities.
Dehradun is connected to other parts of India with a wide network of road route.
Local Transport Services:
Private Bus Services, tempos (vikrams), auto Rickshaws, tongas, cycle-rickshaws and taxis.