Ruinsara Tal Trek

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Ruinsara Tal Trek Lies in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary

Ruinsara Tal Trek is a sacred Lake which lies close to the source of Supin River or Ruinsara gad, in this trek come under Govind Wildlife Sanctuary National park in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, in the Western Himalayas. No doubt, the Himalayas have enchanting beauty, bracing climate and desirable soothing green meadows.

So, what else can be better than spending some days here in the serenity! Altitude of 3500 meters nestled on the foot of Mt. Black Peak Expedition. The reason of its uniqueness is the surroundings i.e. alpine grasslands and dwarf Rhododendrons.

Ruinsara Tal Trek a most beautiful lake in Uttarakhand Himalayas Ruinsara Tal total length  1.7 km During the trek explore a sacred glacial tal “Ruinsara Tal ” and further, pass through the route over Bali pass.

Ruinsara Tal Trek

Overwhelming Views in Ruinsara Tal Trek

Ruinsara Tal lies amidst the pristine peaks and from there you can have magnificent views of Ruinsara Range, Mt. Black Peak, Bandarpunch, and Swargarohini (I) (II) (III). This is base camp of both Expedition or more 2 treks, Bali Pass, Dhumdhar kandi pass,

The trail from Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Tal, meandering next to the Ruinsara River is a beautiful and tricky one. The valley is narrow and one can be excused for comparing it with Rishi Gorge from Odari Nanda Devi Sanctuary, although it isn’t as difficult as the latter and the array of alpine flowers across the river bank is astonishing.

The Ruinsara Tal is a special glacial lake resting amidst beautiful mountain ranges of Swargarohini.  The meadows around are neat and untouched. One can experience a sense of tranquility all around the lakeside.

Ruinsara Tal Trek

Trek through Charming Villages in Ruinsara Tal Trek

Trek through the beautiful old fashioned villages with a taste of simplicity with highly rich tradition and culture, there are wooden houses and the architecture of their temples are rare. This Valley is breath-taking. On day one, the ancient villages of Dhatmir, Gangad and, Puwani, Osla strike a chord with unique village Traditional, cultures and folklore dance.

The ancient temples at Pawani, Osla have riveting Himachali architecture that can keep you absorbed for a long time. The approach to. Dhumdhar Kandi pass, Black Peak Expedition Bali Pass Trek, Swargarohini base camp is a challenging one. In the month of June and July, the higher regions of the pass are covered in snow.

Trekkers who enjoy high altitude pass traverses will find themselves totally at home. The pass crossing day is long over never-ending snow dunes and ridges to cross. Trek is a classic summer, winter Trek in the valleys.

Ruinsara Tal Trek provides a great opportunity for trekkers to see the scenic beauty and experience the life of remote villages of Garhwal Himalayas.

Ruinsara Tal Trek

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Duration – 8 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun

Best Season – March, April, May, June, Sep, Oct and Nov or December

Level  Moderate

Highest Point – 3500 m

Trekking distance (total) (36 km)

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

Winter temperature – -2°C to -10°C)

Summer temperature5°C to 15°C)

Starting point – Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Short Itinerary Of Ruinsara Tal Trek

Day-1 – Pickup to you from Dehradun drive to Sankri (210 km) (8/9hours) (1920 meters)

Day-2 – Drive from Sankri to Taluka (11 km) Taluka same day trek to Cheludgad (12 km) (2700 m) (4/5 hours)

Day-3 – Trek from Cheludgad to Devsu Bugyal (6 km) (3/4 hours) (3000 m)

Day-4 – Trek from Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Tal (12 km) (6/7 hours) (3500 m)

Day-5 – Explore the Surroundings

Day-6 – Trek from Ruinsara Tal to Devsu Bugyal (12 km)

Day-7 – Trek from 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 tal route map


Day 1 : Drive from Dehradun to Sankri

Our vehicle picks you up from Dehradun railway station then en route towards Sankri (210 km). It takes 8/9 hours to reach there. The drive to Sankri is a picturesque one; you can see a variety of sceneries on the way.

The scenic beauty of valley attracts the visitor’s eye. You will see Yamuna River and Tons valley across the Yamuna Bridge, the crystal clear water gives a very refreshing feeling if you feel tired on the way. You get beautiful views of Mussoorie, Damta, Nowgao, Netwar and Purola on the way. These are the villages where you can see people working in fields and you can have a glimpse of their lifestyle, the combination of light and dark greenery is mesmerizing.

We cross an entry gate of Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, Sankri lies there. When the Baraadsar mountain range and other snow-capped mountains are visible then you are about to reach Sankri, it will take 15-20 minutes more

Sankri is a small village with less number of houses, there is a famous mini market of Sankri with few wooden huts serving traditional and delicious food. From here you can have a glance of some mountain ranges, it is surrounded by the mountains and the environment is pollution free, relish the beauty of Sankri. We own a hotel named “Swargarohini”, enjoy your dinner and night stay there.


Day 2 : Drive from Sankri to Taluka (11 km) Taluka to Cheludgad camp

After breakfast from Sankri head to Taluka by taxi and on same day trek starts towards Cheludgad camp- The trail is not in a very good condition. Trek through beautiful dense forest which is rich in Flora and Fauna and it is home to a number of animals.

Langooor families can be easily spotted near Cheludgad. The colourful Himalayan Monal, the state bird of Uttarakhand and other Himalayan birds can be spotted in this region. You can see many other rare species which are not commonly find in any other areas.

If there is not enough time to go to Cheludgad camp then 2km before Taluka there is a campsite beside a stream where you can spend your night in tents and enjoy your meal there.


Day 3 : Trek from Cheludgad to Devsu Bugyal

Trek starts in the morning after breakfast with packed lunch because the trek is long and it will take time to reach the destination, trek starts to Devsu Bugyal on a gradual ascent that offers excellent views of the snow-covered mountains and vast valleys with huge waterfalls and the sights will leave you awe struck.

There is thick dense forest and this area is home to a number of rare species of Himalayan birds, animal and flowers, and is full of birch and spruce.

The trail becomes steep and after the last steep ascent to Devsu Bugyal, when you reach there all you will see is the greenery, enlivening nature and open wide meadows which are perfect for camping. This place offers heart-warming views of Black Peak, pitch your tents and retire for the night.


Day 4 : Trek from Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Lake

Ruinsara Lake is at a height of 3500 meters. In the morning after breakfast and with packed lunch, trek starts to Ruinsara Lake and ascending again offers mesmerising views of the snow-capped peaks and wide valleys with huge waterfalls.

The area is home to a number of rare species of Himalayan birds and animals. Trek through the muddy path, there are some slippery areas so you have to be careful, further cross Supinover a bridge.

Ruinsara Lake is a fresh water Lake which lies amidst the pristine peaks and it is nestled on the foot of Mt. Black Peak. The region is idyllic and turns lush green after the rains of June and August. From here you can have magnificent views of Ruinsara Range, Mt. Kalanag, Bandarpoonch and Swargarohini (I) (II) (III).

Locals of Har Ki Dun region believe that this Lake is sacred because it has stories connected to Mahabharata. There is space for camping near Lake so pitch your tents and spend your nights relaxing in camps.


Day 5 : Explore the Surroundings

Today explore this picturesque place with surroundings and after that rest in the serenity. Nearby you will find valleys and glaciers you can cross the river to visit an opposite campsite Thanga, en route to Bali Pass.

Go towards the basecamp of Black Peak and Swargarohini, the route then head towards a pass named “Dhumdhar Kandi Pass” which is at an elevation of 5,490 metres and it further leads to Gangotri valley. Come back and rest at the campsite.


Day 6 : Trek from Ruinsara Lake to Devsu Bugyal

Descend from Ruinsara Lake after having lunch, you have to follow the same route with beautiful views of snow-covered mountains and vast valleys with huge waterfalls.

Trek through dense forest, it is going to be a steep descent to Devsu Bugyal, reach this wide meadow and camp here. Setup the tents and retire for the night.


Day 7 : Trek from Devsu Bugyal to Taluka Drive from Taluka to Sankri

From Devsu Bugyal descend all the way to reach Seema/Cheludgad then start trekking down to Taluka from where the trek started. Follow the same trail through rich forests and spot birds and Langoors on the way.

Reach Taluka, vehicles will be arranged for you and then enjoy the 11 km drive to Sankri.


Day 8: Drive from Sankri to Dehradun

Post breakfast leave for Dehradun and you can have lunch en route. Reach evening 5 pm Dehradun

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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