Ruinsara Tal – Har Ki Dun Trek

9 Days - 8 Nights
  • Harkidun - Ruinsara tal Trek
  • Harkidun – Ruinsara tal Trek
  • Harkidun – Ruinsara tal Trek
  • Harkidun – Ruinsara tal Trek
  • Harkidun – Ruinsara tal Trek


Ruinsara Tal Harkidun Trek is one of the best trek in the Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand India.

Ruinsara Tal Harkidun Trek lies among the best Treks in Uttarakhand. The vast meadows or lake, valley, stretch from 3645 meters to 3500 Meters. Harkidun-Ruinsara Tal treks comes under Govind Wildlife Sanctuary National Park.

The trek starts from Sankri. It is the base camp of more than 25 treks. The base camp Sankri will leave you admiring with its exquisite beauty.

The route of the Har Ki Dun trek through thick oak and pine forests, lush green meadows, mesmerizing surrounding, wildflowers, glacial ranges, different variety of Flora &fauna , majestic sight of snow -capped mountains, and offers enchanting view of this beautiful valley.

This trek is the best choice for those trekkers, who are looking for adventures treks.

The best thing of this trek is come across traditional Osla village you will encounter the local life style and communities with lavish vegetation grown in the fields. And you feel the peace on this trek.

Ruinsara Tal Harkidun Trek

Harkidun and Ruinsara Tal trek is nearest to each other both treks is connected, because Ruinsara Tal trek comes after the Harkidun trek.

This trek offers glorifying views of Sunrise and Sunset.

Ruinsara Tal is located amid meadows surrounded by snow-capped mountains.

This trek offers a glimpse of elevated peaks like Bali Pass, Black peak, Kalanag, Bandarpoonch peak, Swargarohini peak, Dhumdhar kandi pass, Borasu Pass Trek, and many other peaks.

The local people worship God Someshwar Mahadev a chapel of Lord Shiva. Thus Harkidun valley is known as “The Valley of Lord Shiva”.

Ruinsara Tal Harkidun Trek the Majestic valley in Garhwal

During the winter season, this fascinating valley remains covered in snow, and the white sheet of snow makes it look like a magical wide snow-land.

And in summer, the valley turns different and amusing because of meadows, wild flowers, and woods blooming in different colors.

Make sure that choose the experienced trekking community for this trek.

Himalayan Hikers is a local trekking community who has vast experience of trekking.

Himalayan Hikers has hardworking, polite, professional guide and potters.

Ruinsara Tal Harkidun Trek

why to choose Ruinsara Tal Harkidun Trek?

Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Ruinsara Tal Harkidun Trek.

See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of 56 km which is to be covered into 9 days. Yet, it comes under moderate level of easy to moderate because of the things that this trek has to offers. These are:

Har Ki Dun or Ruinsara Tal It lies amidst high ridges at an altitude of Har Ki Dun- 3645 to Ruinsara Tal – 3500 meters and is worshiped by the people. It is one of the virgin treks not known by many.

You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, meadows, lakes, pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali heritage and culture.

Do spare time in Interaction with locals, and you will get to know about some of the ancient tales of Indian mythology.

During winter season, this fascinating valley remains covered in snow and the white sheet of snow makes it look like a magical wide snow-land.

And, in summers, the valley turns totally different and amusing because of meadows, wildflowers and woods blooming in different colors.

Ruinsara Tal Harkidun Trek

Altitude we are going to cover in Ruinsara Tal Harkidun Trek

Sankri – 1920 Meters

Cheludgad camp – 2600 Meters

Har Ki Dun Camp – 3645 Meters

Rainbasear camp – 3200 Meters

Ruinsara Tal – 3500 Meters

Key Points Ruinsara Tal Harkidun Trek

Duration: – 8 Nights 9 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun

Base camp: – Sankri

Summer Temperature: – Day (5°C to 15°C)   Night (2° C to 8° C)

Winter Temperature: – Day (-2°C to -5° C) Night (-5°C to -12°C)

Harkidun or Ruinsara Tal max Altitude: – 3645 to 3500 meters

Best Time: – All year

Trek Level: – Moderate

Trek distance: – On foot 64 Km – By taxi 442 km

Group Size: – 20 people

Day 1: Pickup to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Sankri Market – 210 Km (8/9 Hours (1920 Meters)

Day 2: Trek from Sankri to taluka by taxi – 11 km same day trek to Cheludgad camp   (12 km) (4/5 Hours) (2600 Meters)

Day 3: Trek from Cheludgad camp to Bhoslo camp Har Ki Dun (13 km) (6/7 Hours) (3500 Meters)

Day 4: Rest Days + Exploration Day (Manida Lake) (Jaundhar Glacier) Har Ki Dun valley back to camp (4/5 Hours)

Day 5: Trek from Har Ki Dun/ Bhoslo to Rainbasera camp   (08 km) (4/5 Hours) (3200 Meters)

Day 6: Trek from Rainbasear to Ruinsara Tal 11 km (4/5 Hours) (3500 Meters

Day 7: Trek from Ruinsara Tal to Cheludgad camp (16 km) (6/7 Hours) (2600 Meters)

Day 8: Trek from Cheludgad camp to Taluka (12 km) (4/5 Hours) Same day   Drive to Sankri Hotel

Day 9: Drive from Sankri to Dehradun by taxi (210 km) (8/9 Hours)

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility Dehradun To Dehradun

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags




Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table




Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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