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Ruinsara lake Trek

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Winter Temperature: - (-2°C to -5°C) (-5°C to -10°C)
Summer Temperature: - (5°C to 15°C)

DURATION

08 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun

LEVEL

Moderate

Ruinsara Lake Trek – The lake amidst the peaks

Ruinsara Tal is located at the foot of Black Peak

 

Ruinsara is a holy lake present in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district at an elevation of 3500 meters. It is near River Supin’s source and at the base of Black Peak. It is famous for its green grasslands, alpine vegetation and Rhododendrons.

 

Myths

 

This place is related to Hindu Mythology and villagers believe and tell that Pandavas took this route for their ascent to Heaven through Swargarohini and they roamed in the forests here during their exile period of 14 years.

 

Spectacle Views

 

Ruinsara Lake is surrounded by tall standing peaks and offers majestic views of pristine mountains: – Black Peak, Swargarohini (I) (II) (III), Bandarpoonch and Ruinsara range.

 

Go through Quaint Himalayan villages

 

On this trek you will go through some of the most beautiful Himalayan villages with wooden houses and temples in which they worship their God. Explore the culture followed by these villagers and know them in close proximity.

PITCH FACILITIES

Duration:-08 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun

 

Best Season:- March April May, June, Sep, Oct and Nov

 

Level:-Moderate

 

Highest Points:-3500 m

 

Weather:- Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

 

Winter temperatures:- (-2°C to -5°C) (-5°C to -10°C)

 

Summer temperatures:- (5°C to 15°C)

 

Starting Point:- Dehradun

 

Short Itinerary Ruinsara Lake Trek

 

Day 1:- Dehradun to Sankri (1920 m) (210 km) (7/8 hours)

 

Day 2:-Drive from Sankri to Taluka (11 km) trek from Taluka to Seema (2700 m) (12 km) (4/5 hours)

 

Day 3:- Seema to Devsu Bugyal (3000 m) (7 km) (3/4 hours)

 

Day 4:-Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Lake (3500 m) (12 km) (6/7 hours)

 

Day 5:-Rest Day at Ruinsara Lake

 

Day 6:- Ruinsara Lake to Devsu Bugyal (12 km) (5/6 hours)

 

Day 7:- Devsu Bugyal to Taluka (18 km) (6/7 hours) Drive from Taluka to Sankri

 

Day 8:-Sankri to Dehradun (210 km) (7/8 hours)

 


Ruinsara lake Trek Details Itinerary

 

Day 1:- Dehradun to Sankri (1920 m) (210 km) (7/8 hours)

 

Our pick up point is Dehradun Railway station or ISBT, meet us there and then drive is towards Sankri. You can have your breakfast at Kempty Fall which is a famous picnic spot and is famous for a waterfall. Have your lunch in middle of your journey at Purola.

 

It’s a picturesque drive to Sankri, you will get fetching views through your window, and the drive will be through Dehradun, Mussoorie, Nainbagh, Damta, Newman, Purola, Mori, Netwar these are beautiful places in the Himalayas. Sankri lies in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district, it is a village with a mini market famous for wooden huts which serve delectable food. You will see apple orchards here and greenery all around.

 

Reach Sankri have a glace of snow covered mountains, this place is pollution free, enjoy the invigorating climate. We own a hotel there named “Swargarohini”, relax for the night here.

 

Day 2:- Drive from Sankri to Taluka (11 km) trek from Taluka to Seema (2700 m) (12 km) (4/5 hours)

 

Have your breakfast and then leave for Taluka by taxi, it is 11 km away from Sankri when you reach there take a short break and start your trek towards Cheludgad, the trail takes you through dense pine forest, varieties of animals live in this region as it is rich in Flora and Fauna. The trail is rough and is not in a very good condition.

 

When you trek through the dense forest, trees accompany you and Langoor’s hanging from one tree to another can be spotted there. Chirping of birds is common there and rare species of birds can be seen. The “Himalayan Monal” state bird of Uttarakhand is found in this area.

 

Day 3:- Seema to Devsu Bugyal (3000 m) (7 km) (3/4 hours)

 

The trek today is 7 km long so carry packed lunch with you. Start heading towards Devsu Bugyal and while your ascent you can experience extremely beautiful views of snow clad peaks, wide valleys and some cascading waterfalls.

 

Now, go through thick forest of Pines and Oaks, walk under the shade of trees with crumbling sound of leaves. This place has rich alpine vegetation and it is home to a number of Himalayan birds and animals which can be spotted on the way to campsite.

 

Reach Devsu Bugyal after a steep uphill trek, there you will witness the alluring greenery and undulating meadows all around. This is a great place for camping with amusing views of Kala Nag (Black Peak). Setup the tents and spend your night comfortably there.
If you lack time to reach Cheludgad camp then 2 km ahead Taluka there is a campsite near a stream which is water source for that campsite. Setup your tents, enjoy dinner and stay in tents.

 

Day 4:- Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Lake (3500 m) (12 km) (6/7 hours)

 

Leave the campsite of Devsu Bugyal and head towards Ruinsara Lake, the trek is long so carry lunch to have in middle of the trek. After ascending you will be mesmerised by the close views of mountains covered in snow with cascading waterfalls.

 

The path is muddy and some parts are slippery, so be careful while heading forward, after this section you have to cross a bridge over Supin.

 

After a steep ascent reach this sacred Lake surrounded by peaks and it offers majestic views of pristine mountains – Black Peak, Swargarohini (I) (II) (III), Bandarpoonch and Ruinsara range. Pitch the tents at desired location here and after having salubrious food rest for the night.

 

Day 5:- Rest Day at Ruinsara Lake

 

Today you can rest at this idyllic campsite or explore the nearby areas. Ahead lies a campsite Thanga, cross a river to reach there it is on the way to Bali Pass.

 

You can go towards the base of Swargarohini and Black Peak. Further is the route of Dhumdar Kandi Pass (5,490 m). After exploring these places get back to the campsite.

 

Day 6:- Ruinsara Lake to Devsu Bugyal (12 km) (5/6 hours)

 

Bid adieu to this serene Lake and retrace your steps to Devsu Bugyal with the same extremely beautiful views of snow-capped mountains and wide valleys.

 

Reach the campsite and pitch your tent amidst the meadow, have delicious food and sleep comfortably in tents.

 

Day 7:- Devsu Bugyal to Taluka (18 km) (6/7 hours) Drive from Taluka to Sankri

 

From Devsu Bugyal start the descent to Taluka, trek through Seema which was your campsite on Day 2. Reach Taluka, take a small break there. The trek ends here vehicles will be arranged for Sankri.

 

Go to hotel Swargarohini at Sankri, arrangements will be made there.

 

Day 8:- Sankri to Dehradun (210 km) (7/8 hours)

 

Leave for Dehradun early so that you can reach there around 6:00 pm.

ATM Point and Mobile Connectivity: –

 

ATM POINT –

 

Purola is the last ATM point.

 

Mobile Connectivity

 

Your device will receive signals at Purola. At Sankri your device can receive BSNL and Vodafone signals but the connectivity is not good. There will be no networks ahead so finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.

 

INFORMATION

 

There would be many questions in your mind. Don’t worry you can get your answers here.

 

About Ruinsara Lake

 

– Ruinsara is a holy lake present in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district at an elevation of 3500 meters.

– It is near River Supin’s source and at the base of Black Peak.

– It is famous for its green grasslands, alpine vegetation and Rhododendrons.

– This place is related to Hindu Mythology.

 

Highlights of this Trek

 

Spectacle Views of Ruinsara Lake is surrounded by tall standing peaks and offers majestic views of pristine mountains: – Black Peak, Swargarohini (I) (II) (III), Bandarpoonch and Ruinsara range. On this trek you will go through some of the most beautiful Himalayan villages.

 

What is the best time to go on this trek?

 

March, April, May, June, Sep, Oct and Nov.

 

Is this trek for Beginners?

 

Yes, this is a great trek beginners.

 

Altitude Covered Per Day

 

– Sankri (1920 m)
– Seema (2700 m) (12 km) (4/5 hours)
– Devsu Bugyal (3000 m)
– Ruinsara Lake (3500 m)

 

These points should not be avoided

 

– Proper conditioning and training of body required
– Proper gear and clothing for sub-zero temperatures
– Sturdy hiking shoes are important
– High altitude requires proper acclimatization
– Intermittent or no signals
– Carry travel light
– Weather is unpredicted so the itinerary is flexible

The most common question asked is “What things to carry on a Trek?”

 

First of all trekkers must bring the documents mentioned below –

  1. Government ID proof, carry original and a photocopy of any of these – (Driving License, Adhar Card, Pan Card, Voter Id etc.)
  2. Medical certificate by a doctor
  3. Risk certificates

 

Foremost Requirements

  • Strongly built Trekking Shoes
  • Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

 

To reduce your expenses HPMA offer trekking items on rent at nominal prices. Make a special renting request before the trek to get trek gear on rent.

 

Things you can get on Rent

  • Trekking shoes
  • Backpacks
  • Hiking Pole
  • Poncho

 

Clothes to Carry On A Trek

 

Carry clothes according to the season. In winters there is chilly cold and in summers the temperature remains cold. (Day and Night temperature varies)

 

-Jacket

 

Take at least 2 jackets with you, it should be warm enough to protect you against chilly cold.

 

-Trekking Pants

 

You should have 2 – 3 trek pants on a week long trek and take more for longer treks.

 

-Thermals

 

At night the temperature lowers and to keep yourself warm and sleep comfortably wear thermals.

 

-Warm clothes

 

Keep enough woolen layers and fleece according to the season.

 

-T- shirts

 

To avoid sunburns always carry full sleeved t shirts which dries easily and covers neck and arms properly.

 

-Poncho/Raincoat

 

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

 

Necessary Items

  • Water Bottle
  • Gloves (Waterproof and woolen)
  • Cap
  • Socks (Regular and woolen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking Pole
  • Torch
  • Toiletry Items

(Toilet paper, Sunscreen, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Face Wash, Sanitizer etc.)

 

(Avoid using wet wipes and sanitary napkins during your trek because they are not biodegradable and cause harm to the environment. If you use them in mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)

 

Medical Kit is Mandatory

 

(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case if any problem arises during the trek follow the instructions given by your trek leader because they are certified in First Aid Mountaineering courses.)

 

Carry These Medicines in Your Medical Kit

 

  • Avomine for treating motion sickness
  • Diamox for treating altitude sickness
  • Avil to treat allergies
  • Saradon to cure headache
  • Combiflam to relieve pain
  • Crocin for treating fever and headache
  • Digene to cure acidity
  • Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea
  • Betadine (Antiseptic cream)
  • ORS
  • Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains
  • Band aid
  • Elastic bandage
  • Gauze

Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe

 

WE CARE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

 

  • We have a team of more than 80+ guides to serve in the mountains and they are professionally trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) Uttarkashi, Hanifle Centre; Mussoorie and Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) Delhi. We also have Kitchen staff to serve in the mountains and supporting staff goes along to manage the activities.
  • The trek leaders are certified in courses of Mountaineering. On every high altitude trek we carry oxygen cylinders and First Aid kits. We take proper care of everything and make sure you feel safe and comfortable with us.
  • Getting to high altitude can be a problem to some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing best quality equipment which are changed on regular basis.
  • We do every possible thing to make your treks safe because if you trust and choose us then it becomes our responsibility to make your safety our top most priority. The risk factor can never be abolished but it can be reduced and if you have a heart of mountaineer then this “risk factor” is the real pleasure and we can help you overcome every risk successfully without fear by taking proper care of your safety.

 

 

PACKAGE INCLUDED AND NOT

  • Transport from Dehradun to DehradunYES
  • Forest Permit and entrance fee YES
  • Accommodation in HotelYES
  • Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking YES
  • All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea, Coffee, Sneaks, Soup, Dinner YES
  • All camping gear including YES
  • Separate Tent, High qualityYES
  • Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, ChairYES
  • Dining tableYES
  • your uploadingYES
  • Guide, Porters, cook, HelperYES
  • Mules, Kitchen teamYES
  • Good Experience local Trek Leader guideYES
  • Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s YES
  • Gaiters YES
  • Micro crampons YES
  • Hiking PoleYES
  • Personal Toiletry ItemsNO
  • Personal Medical KitNO
  • Medical Certificate NO

Rs. 15,500 Per Person

(Includes all costs of the trek from Dehradun to Dehradun)(5% GST Extra)

Note: – The cost is for minimum 5 people in a group and if the group size increases the price will decrease.

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Short Itinerary

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri (1920 m) (210 km) (7/8 hours)

 

Day 2: Drive from Sankri to Taluka (11 km) trek from Taluka to Seema (2700 m) (12 km) (4/5 hours

 

Day 3: Seema to Devsu Bugyal (3000 m) (7 km) (3/4 hours)

 

Day 4: Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Lake (3500 m) (12 km) (6/7 hours)

 

Day 5: Rest Day at Ruinsara Lake

 

Day 6: Ruinsara Lake to Devsu Bugyal (12 km) (5/6 hours)

 

Day 7: Devsu Bugyal to Taluka (18 km) (6/7 hours) Drive from Taluka to Sankri

 

Day 8: Sankri to Dehradun (210 km) (7/8 hours)

 

A KIND REQUEST TO ALL THE TREKKERS

 

This board by Forest Department is the appeal for trekkers to only go with local tour operators.

“Most of the people seek adventure and choose this great adventure sport Trekking, but the common mistake committed by the people is wrong choice of a company which further lead to accidents. Now, as you can see the board by Forest Department, they had made an appeal to go with the local tour operators on any trek of your choice because adventure is risky and to reduce these risks no other company can help you like the locals”.

Cancellation Policy

 

It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows.

 

Up to 30 Days: 90% cost is refundable

Between 21–30 Days: 50% cost is refundable

Less than 20 – No Refund

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