Ruinsara Lake trek

8 Days - 7 Night

8 Days - 7 Night

11,811 ft

Low to Moderate

Uttarkashi

11,750 INR

* GST @18% Extra

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Ruinsara Lake trek

Ruinsara is a glacial lake at the base of Kalanag, also known as Black Mountain, at an elevation of 3,500 metres. Because of the mythical Mahabharata tales, it is considered sacred. It’s near the Supin River’s headwaters. Ruinsara Lake is 1.7 kilometres long, flanked on all sides by green meadows and magnificent mountains, offering a tranquil and pristine atmosphere for nature lovers. The Govind National Park in Uttarkashi is home to the Ruinsara Lake hike, which is renowned for its rich flora and fauna. The lake is surrounded by dense, untouched meadows that are used as pastureland by shepherds. After that, the trail proceeds to Bali Pass. The high Himalayan hills that ring Ruinsara Lake have stunning views. The Swargarohini ranges, Bandarpoonch, and Black peak can all be seen from afar. Because of the stunning scenery, this trek is well worth doing.

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 Tal 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)

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DETAILed ITINERARY

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

Our meeting point is the Dehradun Railway Station or ISBT, where we will meet and then travel to Sankri. You can eat your breakfast at Kempty Fall, which is a popular picnic spot with a waterfall. At Purola, you can stop for lunch in the middle of your trip. It’s a beautiful drive to Sankri; you’ll get beautiful views out your window as you pass through Dehradun, Mussoorie, Nainbagh, Damta, Newman, Purola, Mori, and Netwar, all of which are beautiful Himalayan towns. Sankri is a village with a mini-market in Uttarkashi district’s Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, known for its wooden huts that serve delectable food. Here you’ll find apple orchards and plenty of greenery.

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

After breakfast, take a taxi to Taluka, which is 11 km from Sankri. Once there, take a quick break before beginning your trek to Cheludgad. The trail passes through thick pine forest, where a variety of animals live due to the region’s rich flora and fauna. The trail is difficult to navigate and in poor shape. Trees follow you on your journey through the thick jungle, and Langoors can be seen dangling from one tree to the next. Birds can be seen chirping and unusual species of birds can be found. This is where Uttarakhand’s state pigeon, the “Himalayan Monal,” can be found.

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

Today’s hike is 7 kilometers long, so bring a packed lunch. Begin climbing towards Devsu Bugyal, where you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, vast valleys, and cascading waterfalls. Now stroll through a dense forest of Pines and Oaks, under the canopy of trees with the sound of leaves crumbling. This location has abundant alpine foliage and is home to a variety of Himalayan birds and animals that can be seen on the way to the campsite. After a steep uphill climb, you’ll arrive at Devsu Bugyal, where you’ll be surrounded by lush greenery and undulating meadows. This is a fantastic camping spot with spectacular views of Kala Nag (Black Peak).  Set up the tents and spend the night there peacefully. If you don’t have enough time to get to Cheludgad camp, there is a campsite 2 kilometers ahead of Taluka near a stream that serves as the campsite’s water supply. Set up camp, eat dinner, and sleep in tents.

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

Leave Devsu Bugyal’s campsite and head towards Ruinsara Lake; the trek is long, so bring a lunch to eat in the center. You will be mesmerized by the near views of snow-covered mountains and cascading waterfalls as you climb. The road is muddy and some sections are slick, so proceed with caution; after this segment, you must cross a bridge over Supin. This holy Lake is surrounded by peaks and provides breathtaking views of pristine mountains – Black Top, Swargarohini (I) (II) (III), Bandarpoonch, and the Ruinsara range – after a steep climb. Pitch the tents in the perfect place and retire for the night after a delicious meal.

Day 5: Rest Day at Ruinsara Lake

Today, you can relax at this beautiful campsite or go exploring in the surrounding areas. A campsite called Thanga is located ahead, and you must cross a river to get there. It is located on the road to Bali Pass. You will travel to Swargarohini’s and Black Peak’s base. The Dhumdar Kandi Pass route is also accessible (5,490 m). Return to the campsite after visiting these locations.

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

Retrace your steps back to Devsu Bugyal, where you’ll be greeted by the same breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains and deep valleys. Arrive at the campsite, pitch your tent in the middle of the meadow, eat tasty food, and sleep in tents.

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

Begin your descent to Taluka from Devsu Bugyal, passing through Seema, your Day 2 campsite. Arrive in Taluka and take a short rest. The trek will come to an end here, and buses will be arranged to take you to Sankri. Proceed to the hotel Swargarohini in Sankri, where arrangements will be made.

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

Leave early for Dehradun so that you can arrive around 6:00 p.m.

 

DETAILed ITINERARY

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

Our meeting point is the Dehradun Railway Station or ISBT, where we will meet and then travel to Sankri. You can eat your breakfast at Kempty Fall, which is a popular picnic spot with a waterfall. At Purola, you can stop for lunch in the middle of your trip. It's a beautiful drive to Sankri; you'll get beautiful views out your window as you pass through Dehradun, Mussoorie, Nainbagh, Damta, Newman, Purola, Mori, and Netwar, all of which are beautiful Himalayan towns. Sankri is a village with a mini-market in Uttarkashi district's Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, known for its wooden huts that serve delectable food. Here you'll find apple orchards and plenty of greenery.

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

After breakfast, take a taxi to Taluka, which is 11 km from Sankri. Once there, take a quick break before beginning your trek to Cheludgad. The trail passes through thick pine forest, where a variety of animals live due to the region's rich flora and fauna. The trail is difficult to navigate and in poor shape. Trees follow you on your journey through the thick jungle, and Langoors can be seen dangling from one tree to the next. Birds can be seen chirping and unusual species of birds can be found. This is where Uttarakhand's state pigeon, the "Himalayan Monal," can be found.

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

Today's hike is 7 kilometres long, so bring a packed lunch. Begin climbing towards Devsu Bugyal, where you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, vast valleys, and cascading waterfalls. Now stroll through a dense forest of Pines and Oaks, under the canopy of trees with the sound of leaves crumbling. This location has abundant alpine foliage and is home to a variety of Himalayan birds and animals that can be seen on the way to the campsite. After a steep uphill climb, you'll arrive at Devsu Bugyal, where you'll be surrounded by lush greenery and undulating meadows. This is a fantastic camping spot with spectacular views of Kala Nag (Black Peak). Set up the tents and spend the night there peacefully. If you don't have enough time to get to Cheludgad camp, there is a campsite 2 kilometres ahead of Taluka near a stream that serves as the campsite's water supply. Set up camp, eat dinner, and sleep in tents.

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

Leave Devsu Bugyal's campsite and head towards Ruinsara Lake; the trek is long, so bring a lunch to eat in the centre. You will be mesmerised by the near views of snow-covered mountains and cascading waterfalls as you climb. The road is muddy and some sections are slick, so proceed with caution; after this segment, you must cross a bridge over Supin. This holy Lake is surrounded by peaks and provides breathtaking views of pristine mountains – Black Top, Swargarohini (I) (II) (III), Bandarpoonch, and the Ruinsara range – after a steep climb. Pitch the tents in the perfect place and retire for the night after a delicious meal.

Day 5: Rest Day at Ruinsara Lake

Today, you can relax at this beautiful campsite or go exploring in the surrounding areas. A campsite called Thanga is located ahead, and you must cross a river to get there. It is located on the road to Bali Pass. You will travel to Swargarohini's and Black Peak's base. The Dhumdar Kandi Pass route is also accessible (5,490 m). Return to the campsite after visiting these locations.

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

Retrace your steps back to Devsu Bugyal, where you'll be greeted by the same breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains and deep valleys. Arrive at the campsite, pitch your tent in the middle of the meadow, eat tasty food, and sleep in tents.

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

Begin your descent to Taluka from Devsu Bugyal, passing through Seema, your Day 2 campsite. Arrive in Taluka and take a short rest. The trek will come to an end here, and buses will be arranged to take you to Sankri. Proceed to the hotel Swargarohini in Sankri, where arrangements will be made.

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

Leave early for Dehradun so that you can arrive around 6:00 p.m.

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COST INCLUSION

  • Pick and Drop Service from mentioned location

  • Fees for the guide and the chef

  • Camping facilities' rent

  • Entrance fees to the forest

  • To transport camping gear, a porter and mule are required. Please keep in mind that personal baggage can be borne by mules and/or porters for a fee

  • From the first day's dinner until the last day's brunch, both of the meals are vegetarian

  • Throughout the walk, you'll be staying in a tent or if possible, then in a guest house

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COST EXCLUSION

  • No pickup and drop point from/for your hometown

  • Personal costs include things like tips, personal medications, and conference calls, etc

  • Apart from what is mentioned above, some transportation assistance during the trek

  • Porters/mules can carry personal luggage weighing up to 12 kg per bag per person for Rs 350 per day per bag

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Frequently asked question

  • Footwear: The trekking boots which must be waterproof and snow proof, normal boots, floaters, and woolen socks.
  • Backpack: (50 ltr), Daypack (20-30 ltr), Duffel bag.
  • Clothes: Jacket and trousers that are both waterproof and breathable. Jacket (synthetic or down feather fleece), synthetic insulated trousers, poncho, sweatshirt, inner thermal (upper & lower), fleece, t-shirts, cotton trekking pants, shorts
  • Season wise Clothes:
  • Hand and head protection includes liner gloves, bandannas, sun hats, woollen caps, and face masks, among other things.
  • Accessories: Sunglasses/goggles, anti-glare lenses, water bottle, hydra bag, and headlamp with spare bulb and extra batteries are all recommended.
  • Trekking Gears: Toolkit for an emergency. Sunscreen, a toiletry pack, water purification pills, Ziploc packs, ear plugs, first-aid kit, and the necessary medications are all recommended.
  •  Camping Equipment: Sleeping bags of lining (extreme -5 to +5 Celsius if you have one), trekking sticks, and so on.      
  • Warm top/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T shirt – 2/3
  •  Water resistant/repellent trekking pants with an inner lining for added warmth- 2 High-quality windproof/water-resistant outer shell (jacket) with a proper hood
  •  Thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen Jumper, Down Jacket with at least 600 fill capacity Innerwear with a thermal component (upper and lower)
  •  Woolen hat, inner fleece gloves, and outer water-resistant gloves
  •  4–5 pairs of thick woollen socks and standard socks, scarf/muffler (optional)
  •  Waterproof Trekking/Hiking shoes with a thick heel and high ankles that are comfortable to wear. Sneakers/sport shoes are ideal for camp.
  • Poncho or raincoat.  A small, light-weight towel
  • A hydration pack and an insulated water bottle (optional)
  • Sunglasses with UV cover and the potential to cut light, as well as a cap or floppy hat to shield the strong sun off your skin (important when traversing through snow)
  • Trekking pole or sturdy walking stick Lip Balm, Sunscreen Lotion
  • Flashlight / torch (with extra batteries) Medications, if any special prescription is needed Toiletries for personal use
  • Carry a rain cover over your luggage • Day pack/small bag that you can carry on your back all day to keep your essentials in
  • Keep a few poly bags or plastic containers in your bag to place your things in if you need to in case of heavy weather.

 

Personal Medical Kit (MANDATORY FOR ALL)

 

  • 10 Diamox tablets (to prevent AMS)
  • Nifedipine – 5 pills Dexamethasone – one strip
  • 6 tablets of Crocin (fever)
  • 4 tablets of avomine (motion sickness) 4 capsules of Avil 25mg (allergies)
  • 4 tablets of Combiflam (Pain killer)
  • 6 tablets each of Norflox TZ and Lomofen (diarrhea) 10 tablets of Digene (acidity)
  • 10 Omez/Rantadine capsules (antacids) 3 to 5 metres of crepe bandage
  • 1 tiny roll of gauze 10 strips of bandage 1 small roll of cotton 10 packets of ORS
  • Moov spray Betadine or other antiseptic cream (aches, & sprains)
  • If you're vulnerable to knee injuries, you should wear a knee cap. Powder with antifungal properties
  • Cancellation: If a trek is cancelled at the last minute due to a natural disaster or unforeseeable circumstances (such as floods, earthquakes, landslides, attack, or bandh), Discoveryhike will have a trek voucher for the full number. The voucher can be used for the same or a different trek over the next year.
  • In case you wish to cancel the trek, then please be aware of these things:
  1. Cancellations made within 30 days of the trek's launch date will include a complete refund.
  2. If you cancel within 30 and 20 days before the hike, you will get a 50% refund.
  3. There will be no refund if you cancel less than 20 days before the trek begins.
  • Please keep in mind that if you get a refund, there will be a reduction of 4% (Cancellation charges) from the overall amount you pay. In addition, if you purchased trek insurance, you would not get a refund.
  • Discoveryhike assumes no responsibility for any malfunction or injury to your clothes, supplies, or other belongings while on the trek. The trek fee covers all expenses associated with the trek from start to finish.

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