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.