Ruinsara Lake Trek – The lake amidst the peaks

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Highest Points: (3500 m)
  • Best Time: March April May, June, Sep, Oct and Nov

Ruinsara is a holy lake present in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district at an elevation of 3500 meters. It is near River Supin’s source and at the base of Black Peak. It is famous for its green grasslands, alpine vegetation and Rhododendrons.

This place is related to Hindu Mythology and villagers believe and tell that Pandavas took this route for their ascent to Heaven through Swargarohini and they roamed in the forests here during their exile period of 14 years.

Ruinsara Lake is surrounded by tall standing peaks and offers majestic views of pristine mountains: – Black Peak, Swargarohini (I) (II) (III), Bandarpoonch and Ruinsara range.

On this trek you will go through some of the most beautiful Himalayan villages with wooden houses and temples in which they worship their God. Explore the culture followed by these villagers and know them in close proximity

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

Our pick up point is Dehradun Railway station or ISBT, meet us there and then drive is towards Sankri. You can have your breakfast at Kempty Fall which is a famous picnic spot and is famous for a waterfall. Have your lunch in middle of your journey at Purola.

It’s a picturesque drive to Sankri, you will get fetching views through your window, and the drive will be through Dehradun, Mussoorie, Nainbagh, Damta, Newman, Purola, Mori, Netwar these are beautiful places in the Himalayas. Sankri lies in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district, it is a village with a mini market famous for wooden huts which serve delectable food. You will see apple orchards here and greenery all around.
Reach Sankri have a glace of snow covered mountains, this place is pollution free, enjoy the invigorating climate. We own a hotel there named “Swargarohini”, relax for the night here.

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

Have your breakfast and then leave for Taluka by taxi, it is 11 km away from Sankri when you reach there take a short break and start your trek towards Cheludgad, the trail takes you through dense pine forest, varieties of animals live in this region as it is rich in Flora and Fauna. The trail is rough and is not in a very good condition.

When you trek through the dense forest, trees accompany you and Langoor’s hanging from one tree to another can be spotted there. Chirping of birds is common there and rare species of birds can be seen. The “Himalayan Monal” state bird of Uttarakhand is found in this area.

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

The trek today is 7 km long so carry packed lunch with you. Start heading towards Devsu Bugyal and while your ascent you can experience extremely beautiful views of snow clad peaks, wide valleys and some cascading waterfalls.

Now, go through thick forest of Pines and Oaks, walk under the shade of trees with crumbling sound of leaves. This place has rich alpine vegetation and it is home to a number of Himalayan birds and animals which can be spotted on the way to campsite.

Reach Devsu Bugyal after a steep uphill trek, there you will witness the alluring greenery and undulating meadows all around. This is a great place for camping with amusing views of Kala Nag (Black Peak). Setup the tents and spend your night comfortably there.
If you lack time to reach Cheludgad camp then 2 km ahead Taluka there is a campsite near a stream which is water source for that campsite. Setup your tents, enjoy dinner and stay in tents.

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

Leave the campsite of Devsu Bugyal and head towards Ruinsara Lake, the trek is long so carry lunch to have in middle of the trek. After ascending you will be mesmerised by the close views of mountains covered in snow with cascading waterfalls.

The path is muddy and some parts are slippery, so be careful while heading forward, after this section you have to cross a bridge over Supin.

After a steep ascent reach this sacred Lake surrounded by peaks and it offers majestic views of pristine mountains – Black Peak, Swargarohini (I) (II) (III), Bandarpoonch and Ruinsara range. Pitch the tents at desired location here and after having salubrious food rest for the night.

Day 5: Rest Day at Ruinsara Lake

Today you can rest at this idyllic campsite or explore the nearby areas. Ahead lies a campsite Thanga, cross a river to reach there it is on the way to Bali Pass.

You can go towards the base of Swargarohini and Black Peak. Further is the route of Dhumdar Kandi Pass (5,490 m). After exploring these places get back to the campsite.

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

Bid adieu to this serene Lake and retrace your steps to Devsu Bugyal with the same extremely beautiful views of snow-capped mountains and wide valleys.

Reach the campsite and pitch your tent amidst the meadow, have delicious food and sleep comfortably in tents.

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

From Devsu Bugyal start the descent to Taluka, trek through Seema which was your campsite on Day 2. Reach Taluka, take a small break there. The trek ends here vehicles will be arranged for Sankri.

Go to hotel Swargarohini at Sankri, arrangements will be made there.

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

Leave for Dehradun early so that you can reach there around 6:00 pm.

Ruinsara Lake Trek – The lake amidst the peaks

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Highest Points: (3500 m)
  • Best Time: March April May, June, Sep, Oct and Nov

Ruinsara is a holy lake present in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district at an elevation of 3500 meters. It is near River Supin’s source and at the base of Black Peak. It is famous for its green grasslands, alpine vegetation and Rhododendrons.

This place is related to Hindu Mythology and villagers believe and tell that Pandavas took this route for their ascent to Heaven through Swargarohini and they roamed in the forests here during their exile period of 14 years.

Ruinsara Lake is surrounded by tall standing peaks and offers majestic views of pristine mountains: – Black Peak, Swargarohini (I) (II) (III), Bandarpoonch and Ruinsara range.

On this trek you will go through some of the most beautiful Himalayan villages with wooden houses and temples in which they worship their God. Explore the culture followed by these villagers and know them in close proximity

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

Our pick up point is Dehradun Railway station or ISBT, meet us there and then drive is towards Sankri. You can have your breakfast at Kempty Fall which is a famous picnic spot and is famous for a waterfall. Have your lunch in middle of your journey at Purola.

It’s a picturesque drive to Sankri, you will get fetching views through your window, and the drive will be through Dehradun, Mussoorie, Nainbagh, Damta, Newman, Purola, Mori, Netwar these are beautiful places in the Himalayas. Sankri lies in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district, it is a village with a mini market famous for wooden huts which serve delectable food. You will see apple orchards here and greenery all around.
Reach Sankri have a glace of snow covered mountains, this place is pollution free, enjoy the invigorating climate. We own a hotel there named “Swargarohini”, relax for the night here.

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

Have your breakfast and then leave for Taluka by taxi, it is 11 km away from Sankri when you reach there take a short break and start your trek towards Cheludgad, the trail takes you through dense pine forest, varieties of animals live in this region as it is rich in Flora and Fauna. The trail is rough and is not in a very good condition.

When you trek through the dense forest, trees accompany you and Langoor’s hanging from one tree to another can be spotted there. Chirping of birds is common there and rare species of birds can be seen. The “Himalayan Monal” state bird of Uttarakhand is found in this area.

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

The trek today is 7 km long so carry packed lunch with you. Start heading towards Devsu Bugyal and while your ascent you can experience extremely beautiful views of snow clad peaks, wide valleys and some cascading waterfalls.

Now, go through thick forest of Pines and Oaks, walk under the shade of trees with crumbling sound of leaves. This place has rich alpine vegetation and it is home to a number of Himalayan birds and animals which can be spotted on the way to campsite.

Reach Devsu Bugyal after a steep uphill trek, there you will witness the alluring greenery and undulating meadows all around. This is a great place for camping with amusing views of Kala Nag (Black Peak). Setup the tents and spend your night comfortably there.
If you lack time to reach Cheludgad camp then 2 km ahead Taluka there is a campsite near a stream which is water source for that campsite. Setup your tents, enjoy dinner and stay in tents.

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

Leave the campsite of Devsu Bugyal and head towards Ruinsara Lake, the trek is long so carry lunch to have in middle of the trek. After ascending you will be mesmerised by the close views of mountains covered in snow with cascading waterfalls.

The path is muddy and some parts are slippery, so be careful while heading forward, after this section you have to cross a bridge over Supin.

After a steep ascent reach this sacred Lake surrounded by peaks and it offers majestic views of pristine mountains – Black Peak, Swargarohini (I) (II) (III), Bandarpoonch and Ruinsara range. Pitch the tents at desired location here and after having salubrious food rest for the night.

Day 5: Rest Day at Ruinsara Lake

Today you can rest at this idyllic campsite or explore the nearby areas. Ahead lies a campsite Thanga, cross a river to reach there it is on the way to Bali Pass.

You can go towards the base of Swargarohini and Black Peak. Further is the route of Dhumdar Kandi Pass (5,490 m). After exploring these places get back to the campsite.

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

Bid adieu to this serene Lake and retrace your steps to Devsu Bugyal with the same extremely beautiful views of snow-capped mountains and wide valleys.

Reach the campsite and pitch your tent amidst the meadow, have delicious food and sleep comfortably in tents.

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

From Devsu Bugyal start the descent to Taluka, trek through Seema which was your campsite on Day 2. Reach Taluka, take a small break there. The trek ends here vehicles will be arranged for Sankri.

Go to hotel Swargarohini at Sankri, arrangements will be made there.

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

Leave for Dehradun early so that you can reach there around 6:00 pm.