Ruinsara Tal is a pristine lake situated at an altitude of 3500 m at the foot of Swargarohini peaks. It can be approached by a moderate trek of 34 km. The lake is nestled in the Ruinsara valley, which is located at the south of Har Ki Dun valley. The lake is surrounded by meadows and mountain ranges. The site offers beautiful views of valley, Kalanag and Banderpooch ranges.
The whole trek is done in the vicinity of Govind Wildlife Sanctury.
Dehradun to Sankri
Arrive Dehradun in the morning at 7 AM. Dehradun is well connected to all the major cities of India via Road, Rail and Air.
Our vehicle will pick you up at Dehradun ISBT and then we will drive to Sankri. Sankri is a small village, situated in the vicinity of Govind wildlife sanctuary in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. Sankri is around 200 km from Dehradun and it usually takes around 7-8 hours to reach the village. The road to Sankri passes through Mussoorie, Kempty, Nainbagh, Purola, Mori and Netwada.
After reaching Sankri, have your dinner and overnight stay at hotel/guest house.
Drive from Sankri to Taluka and trek from Taluka to Seema Camp
Wake up and start your day with a one hour drive to Taluka. Taluka is a small village and is also the starting point of treks such as Ruinsara Tal, Har Ki Dun, Bali Pass, etc. Taluka is 12 kms from Sankri. The trek starts from Taluka village itself.
Today's trek distance that you will have to cover is 17 km. The trail to Seema camp is a blend of upill and downhill paths. The trail passes through the forest of pine and it goes along the gushing Supin river. Amidst the way, you will see two quaint villages of Gangaad and Osla. It will take around 6-7 hours to reach the campsite. Have dinner and overnight stay in camps.
Trek from Seema Camp to Rainbasera
The trek from Seema camp to Rainbasera is 9 km long. Though the trek is short but the terrain is little difficult than the previous day. After a walk of one hour, you will reach a small but scenic meadow called Debshu Bugyal. You will have your first sight of snowcapped peaks from this meadow. The peaks also include black peak or Mt. Kalanag. After this meadow, you will cross the supin river over a bridge.
The further trail passes through dense thickets. It will take around 4-5 hours to reach the campsite. After reaching there, enjoy the views from the campsite. Rainbasera is one of the most beautiful campsites in the trek. Your tents will be pitched near the Supin river.
Overnight stay in tents
Trek from Rainbasera to Ruinsara Tal
Today's trek of 8 km leads you to the Ruinsara tal. The trail is mild uphill and level at times. You will find some tricky sections too where you will need hand support. The trek will take 4-5 hours to reach the Ruinsara Lake. After reaching there, relax and spend some time near the lake.
The lake offers majestic views of valleys and mountain ranges. The camps will be setup near the hut, which is 300 meters from the lake.
Bonfire and overnight stay in camps.
Trek from Ruinsara Tal to Rainbasera
Wake up and start your downhill trek to Rainbasera. We will retrace the same path and reach our campsite.
Dinner and overnight stay in camps.
Trek from Rainbasera to Seema Camp
After having breakfast, today we will trek to Seema Camp. We can also visit the beautiful village of Osla if time allows.
Dinner and overnight stay in tents
Trek from Seema Camp to Taluka and drive to Sankri
This would be the last day of the trek. We will trek down through the same route and reach Taluka village and from there we will drive to Sankri.
Overnight stay in Hotel/guest house.
Drive from Sankri to Dehradun
After breakfast, we will start our drive to Dehradun. After a journey of around 8 hours, we will reach Dehradun and drop you at ISBT.
Q. What will be the group size?
Usually, we take maximum 12-15 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.
We need at least 6 people to operate our fixed departure tours/treks.
Q. Who all will go along with us on the trip/trek?
All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certified mountaineers. Apart from them, there will be one local guide, cook, helper, porters and other staff.
All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have a good experience in leading groups.
Q. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel/trek solo?
Yes definitely it is, safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips/treks. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.
Q. What are the things that we need to carry on the trek/trip?
Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.
Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on the trip?
We hire taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveller, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our vendors.
Q. I cannot carry my rucksack/bag on the trek, can I offload it?
We always recommend that you carry your rucksack during the trek because it helps in maintaining your body posture. In case if you cannot, then we can provide you a mule/porter to carry your rucksack. You will have to tell us at least 1 week before the trek. The charges for offloading would be INR 300 per person per day.
Q. Which shoes should I buy?
Shoes are your lifeline on the trek. It is highly advisable to buy trekking shoes of a good and known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. A waterproof shoes with ankle support will work good.
Q. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?
During the treks, separate toilet tents will be set up on each campsite.
Q. What will be the type of accommodation?
It depends on the tour. If it is a trek then you will be staying in dome tents or if it is a road trip the the accommodation can be in hotel/alpine tent/dome tent/home stay.
Q. Will you provide sleeping bags and mattresses?
Yes, we will provide sleeping bags and mattresses during the trek. Our sleeping bags can withstand temperature as low as -10 degree.
Q. How many trekkers will be in one tent?
It totally depends on group dynamics. If there is a couple, we can give them a separate tent or if there are odd number of people, then there would be triple sharing.
Q. How can I book a trek/trip with you?
After selecting the trip/trek, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you in booking.
Q. What type of food is served during the trek?
We provide nutritious and healthy food during the treks. We always serve Indian vegetarian food and eggs.
Q. How to get safe drinking water on the trek?
Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purpose, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking.
In case you find any clean water on the trek, always fill your water where the water is running not where the water is stable or is in rest.
Q. Can we change the itinerary?
Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it.
Q. Can you customize the trip/trek?
Yes, we can customize any trip/trek as per your needs and as per the feasibility.
Q. Will doctor accompany us on the trek?
No, but our trek leaders are certified in Wildlife First Aid course and they always carry first aid kit and oxygen cylinders on high altitude treks.
Q. Do you prefer I should bring some medicines with me?
Yes it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the trek.
Q. Diamox is advisable or not?
Well, it totally depends on person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor.
Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having problem on the trek then tell your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.
Q. Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the age limit?
It depends on the difficulty level of the trek. Minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.
Q. What will we do if it rains?
If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.
Q. Why is the trekking pole necessary?
Differs from person to person. If you think that it would help you maintaining balance while trekking then do bring the pole. Some people think that trekking pole disturbs the walking rhythm. So it’s upto you.