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Ruinsara Lake
The lake is having enigmatic beauty all around

TEMPERATURE

High as 15℃, as Low as -10℃

DURATION

8 Days 7 Nights
(Dehradun to Dehradun)

LEVEL

Moderate
Altitute - 3565 m

BEST SEASON

May End to June End, September – October Mid

COST

10,900 ₹
(Include all taxes and Transportion)

Trek Highlights

You will find here excellent coniferous trees and lovely looking colourful birds, seen nowhere around the world. The entire trek rout is such pleasant that it will ultimately take away all your sounds and voices.

Ruinsara is a lovely lake surrounded by meadows and rhododendron bushes.

There are significant chances of spotting Himalayan Brown Bears around here.

You will find the lake placed safely between a ridge and valley wall.

Different grassy lands and alpine dense meadows will be punctuating the beauty statement of Goddess to give you a tranquilized feeling.

Ruinsara Tal is a high altitude lake surrounded by lush green meadow and bhojpatra trees. Located at the foot of Swargarohini Peak, Ruinsara Tal is a blessed lake and unlike any other. This trek route is having excellent beauty all around, with dense woods surrounding it from all side. The beauty of the woods will show you how nature preserves the holiest spots with her own lash meadows and deodars. However, apart from Deodar, you will find here excellent coniferous trees and lovely looking colourful birds, seen nowhere around the world. The entire trek rout is such pleasant that it will ultimately take away all your sounds and voices. You have seen wildlife beauty of the amazons and other areas over your television, but this part of the beauty has not been caught in any of the shows. Spellbinding beauty of the place is charmed with the pew of the sweetest birds. The lake, Ruinsara Tal is located at the side of the Ton Glacier, a few kilometers from Osla. The lake is having enigmatic beauty all around, with the Har-Ki-Doon valley at the closest distance of it. Swargarohini and Bandarpunch will be seeing you over the woods. So never think, in your imagination even, that you are alone in the route.





Top peaks show you the path to heaven: In the route, you will find Sankri and Taluka. The route can be covered by a taxi too. The entire roadside alpines will continuously call your legs to come up. You will not able to deny the call, after reaching osla through Roiltia or Waterfall. From Osla to Ruinsara, you will find that Bandarpunch and Kala Nag as guide for you. Spectacular beauties will be surrounding you all the time, but still you will find the two peaks to be calling you all the time. Nature has preserved so many mysterious beauties in this trek, that you will be disappointed after the journey is completed. So many experiences really need to be digested. Just recall them – you will find a book ready for you.

Experience Nature with her all preserved beauty: The route of the trek was initially through the village routes, but later you will face ridges and rivers. Your path will be beside this bank to the wildest beauty of countryside. Finally, you will have to take a left turn and reach the famous Har-Ki-Doon valley. It's really wonderful to watch such a crystal clear lake and a shadowy meadow. Looking at the meadows, you will feel that Mother Nature has kept her bosom wide spread, for her kids to embrace her. Ruinsara Tal is a lake at high altitude. You will find the lake placed safely between a ridge and valley wall. The beauty will remind you about the planned city. However, here the planning is made by Nature Goddess alone. Different grassy lands and alpine dense meadows will be punctuating the beauty statement of Goddess to give you a tranquilized feeling.

Geographical Information:

Temperature: High as 15℃, as Low as -10℃

Trekking Duration :  8 Days (Dehradun to Dehradun)

Maximum Altitude: 3565 m

Level:  Moderate 

Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at Dehradun

Railway Station: Dehradun is the nearest railway station

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

Best Season: March, April, May, June, September, October

ATM: Purola has the last ATM point before your trek begins.

Day 1: Drive from Dehradun to Sankri (200kms; 6-7 hours)

In the way of dehradun to sankri the first hill station we will reach at mussorie. Mussoorie is one of the most beautiful hill stations not only in Uttarakhand, but the whole of India. It is named after Mansoor, a shrub which is indigenous to this area. Popularly known as the 'Queen of hills' in India, the place seems like a 'virtual paradise' on earth. Lush green forests and lofty mountains adorn the scenic town.

After that we cross along with Kempty Falls Kempty Fall is one of the most beautiful water fall. Enveloped by high mountain cliffs and situated at an altitude of 4500 feet, the falls present an awe-inspiring view as the water falls down from a high altitude and then splits into five streams.

Final station of Day One is sankri which is banks of the River Tons. We know the excitement of the following day may just keep you keep, but tired eyes may not get you very far. So enjoy a scrumptious meal and tuck in before the adventure begins!

Day 2: Drive from Sankri to Taluka; And it begins from Taluka to Osla (14kms;5-6 hours) Altitude: 6,400ft – 8,700ft

The day starts with 2 hours’ drive through the dense forests and the streams cutting through the lushness of the forests towards Taluka village and from thereon we shall start our trek on the stony trail towards the beautiful village of Osla. Welcomed by the very gracious people of the mountains, Taluka has quite contrasting architectural structure as compared to its other neighboring villages. The trek begins with a small descent towards the banks of River Tons. A distinctly craved shepherd’s trail is visible along the banks of the river that leads to straight into the mixed forests. A few minutes into the forest of conifers and you will come across a cemented bridge.

Day 03: Osla(2,560 m) to Roiltia or Waterfall camp (3,350 m);6-7 hours hike: 13 km

On this day, you continue along the true right of the valley along the Tons river. The trail ascends through the fields and climbs high above the confluence of the Tons and Ruinsara gad. The walk through the forest is beautiful, with Kalanag (6387) visible straight ahead in the valley. You can put a camp near the waterfall and enjoy the cold breeze of water droplets in the air.

Day 04: Waterfall to Ruinsara lake (3,600 m);2 hours hike 4 km

After camping near waterfall you will head towards Ruinsara lake. There is a stark difference in the vegetation with pine and fir giving way to birch and rhododendron. Ruinsara is a lovely lake surrounded by meadows and rhododendron bushes. It is considered sacred by the locals. Overnight in camps near the lake.

Day 05: Ruinsara lake - rest and explore

Today we rest near the lake and spend the day exploring the nearby glaciers and valleys. We can visit Thanga camp site on the opposite bank of the river. It is from Thanga that the route to Bali pass takes a southward course. There are significant chances of spotting Himalayan Brown Bears around here. Alternatively we can continue on the eastward trail on the left bank bank of the river and up towards the base camp of Swargarohini (6,252 m) and Black peak (6,387 m). This trail heads further up towards Dhumdhar Kandi pass (5,490 m) that leads into Gangotri valley.

Day 6: Ruinsara lake (3,600 m) to Osla 3,560 m).

We start the day early as we today retrace our steps to Osla, situtated at a distance of 17 km.The path is predominantly downhill except for a short and steep ascent through the forest that we came across on third days' hike.

Day 7: Osla (2,560 m) to Taluka (2,050 m) to Sankri

Early in the morning, we bid farewell to the Seema and hike till Taluka. A vehicle from Taluka takes us back to Sankri, where we retire for the day in camps or a guest house.

Day 8 :Sankri to Dehradun

The trek to Ruinsara Lake concludes today as we leave Sankri and reach Dehradun by late afternoon on this day

Packing Refuge Based Keep it simple and minimal “A heavy pack is a pack filled with anxiety.” Freud.Keeping your pack weight to a minimum is the key to a successful trek. We recommend people joining any of our treks where you will be sleeping in gites (hostels) or refuges be equipped with the following:

 

Technical equipment Comfortable walking boots or shoes (3 or 4 season)

Walking poles (definitely two) Clothing suggestions

Fleece Waterproof jacket (or big plastic poncho)

Waterproof over trousers

Lightweight puffer jacket for evening comfort in the higher refuges

Warm gloves and hat (for early starts)

Sun hat or peaked cap

Sunglasses

One pair shorts

One pair lightweight walking trousers

Two T-shirts

Good quality walking socks

Other essential items

40 – 60 litre Rucksack

Light weight towel

Waterproof ruck sack cover or waterproof bags to keep your things dry

Sun block for face and lips (Factor 50)

Personal First Aid kit (plasters, Compeed for blisters, paracetamol)

Roll of toilet paper

Water bottle or Platypus type hydration system – 1.5 to 2 litres

Penknife

Head torch for use in refuges

Survival blanket (light foil blanket to keep injured people warm).

Optional items Change of clothing to include:

underwear, tracksuit bottoms, dry shirt, spare socks (think of things that you can wear to both dinner and bed so you don’t need to change)

Camera Paperback novel (light!)

Snack bars/dried fruit/chocolate

Waterproof map case

Ear plugs (there will inevitably be snorers in the refuge)

Buff – good for blocking out light and noise while sleeping, keeping your neck warm, holding your hair etc.

Additional items for Independent Groups

Compass, Altimeter, GPS or Mobile phone with GPS

Day 1: Drive from Dehradun to Sankri (200kms; 6-7 hours)

Day 2: Drive from Sankri to Taluka; And it begins from Taluka to Osla (14kms;5-6 hours) Altitude: 6,400ft – 8,700ft

Day 03: Osla(2,560 m) to Roiltia or Waterfall camp (3,350 m);6-7 hours hike: 13 km

Day 04: Waterfall to Ruinsara lake (3,600 m);2 hours hike: 4 km

Day 05: Ruinsara lake - rest and explore

Day 6 : Ruinsara lake (3,600 m) to Osla 3,560 m).

Day 7: Osla (2,560 m) to Taluka (2,050 m) to Sankri

Day 8 :Sankri to Dehradun

INCLUDED

Food as per menu on the trek.

Forest Camping charges

Safety Equipment

Hiking Equipment

Trek guide,

cook,

helpers

mules for carrying common luggage

Transportation if Specified in Itinerary

Food as per menu on the trek.

Forest Camping charges

Safety Equipment

Hiking Equipment

Trek guide,

cook,

helpers

mules for carrying common luggage

Transportation if Specified in Itinerary

ACTIVITIES

Trekking

Camping

NOT INCLUDED

Meals during road Journey

Any kind of Insurance

Any expense of personal Nature

Any expense not specified in the inclusion

list Carriage of personal luggage during the trek

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Cancellation Policy

If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees. If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees. If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.

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