Ruinsara Lake Trek

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This lake is very sacred to the villagers of OSLA. The locals consider it auspicious and worship its waters. However, its location and lovely approach translate it into a beautiful trek for youngsters and seasoned trekkers alike. The method can be from the supin valley or the tons river valley. The lake waters feed into the tons river. The final climb to reach the lake is a bit strenuous, but the views are rewarding. Along with Ruinsara Taal and baraadsaar Taal, this lake makes up the trio of easily accessible lakes in this region.

Highlights of Ruinsara Lake Trek:

  • Spend quality time with the remote village people from Sankri, Saud, Taluka, Osla and Seema.

  • Learn about the local culture and their day to day life by share a cup of tea while you learn about their culture.

  • Enjoy a lazy walk on the meadows that surround the Morinda Lake.

  • Encounters with the wildlife of Himalaya like barking deer, Bore, Leopard etc.

  • Spectacular view of lush green vegetation wild orchids.

  • Views of the snow-covered mountains and vast valleys with huge waterfalls.

Basic Details Ruinsara Lake Trek:

  • The height of the trek: 11,485 feet

  • Difficulty level: Easy

  • Age group: 12-45 years

  • Duration: 8days/7nights

  • Trek distance: 30 Km (one way)

How to Reach Ruinsara Lake Trek:

Dehradun is the nearest location for our trek basecamp is well connected with most of the state and city within India.

By Air:

Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 25 km from the city. There is a daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun.

By Train:

Take the overnight train to Dehradun from Delhi

•    Nandadevi Express - Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival - 5:40am)

•    Dehradun Express - Train no: 12687 (Departure - 9:10pm; Arrival - 5:00am)

By Road:

There is regular bus service from Delhi for Dehradun from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate. Usually, buses drop you at Dehradun ISBT. From there you have to come to Dehradun Railway Station.

Vehicles are available for pick-up from Dehradun Railway Station at 6:30 am.

Ruinsara Lake Trek Itinerary:

Day 1 – Dehradun to Sankri (6400 feet)

Assemble at the Dehradun Railway station by 6.30 AM. Our journey begins as soon as we hit the road from Dehradun. A long, yet enjoyable drive, whereby, we proceed to Kempty Falls, near Mussoorie, to enjoy a hearty breakfast. While our journey recommences, you will appreciate the company and the lovely views of the serpentine river Tons. Smell the fresh air while admiring the leaves of the numerous pine trees swaying in the breeze as we pass by Purola. Driving by a place called Mori, nearing closer to Sankri, you will get a glimpse of the river Tons joining a glacial stream to become the river Supin. Before we reach Sankri, the last 22kms passes through the Govind National Park where one may be lucky enough to spot some wildlife. So keep your eyes peeled! As we approach Sankri at approximately 6 pm, you will be able to glimpse this quaint and quiet village which is now a hive of activity due to the trekking season.

Day 2 – Sankri (Base Camp) to Cheludgad (Seema) via Taluka (8890 feet)

Today you shall trek to Seema. Along the way, you shall cross the Siyan Gad by bridge to reach Dhatmir village. Later you will pass the river towards the right side of Tons river. You shall have a spectacular view of lush green vegetation wild orchids, and if you are lucky may you may also have few encounters with the wildlife of Himalaya like barking deer, Bore, Leopard etc. You shall reach Seema in the late afternoon, and many of you will have the first experiencing enjoying the first night out under the sky in the tents… Bonfire snacks and maybe some folklore and spooky stories shall occupy you for the rest of the evening before you enjoy a beautiful and hot freshly cooked dinner before going into your sleeping cocoons with lots of unexplored dreams in your eyes.

Day 3 – Seema to Devsu bugyal (9845 feet)

Trek Start to Devsu Bugyal on a gradual ascent that offers excellent views of the snow-covered mountains and vast valleys with huge waterfalls. The area is home to some rare species of Himalayan Birds Animal and flowers and is full of birch and spruce. After the last steep climb, Devsu Bugyal campsite appears. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 4 – Devsu bugyal to Ruinsara Lake (11485 feet)

Ruinsara Tal is through, terraced mountain fields, lush green grassy lands and conifer forests through extremely scenic landscape. The gradient of the trek is moderate, and one will be able to complete the trek in 5 – 6 hrs on arrival at the lake set campsite. The trail leads through mixed forest and meadows of forget-me-nots and buttercups. Halfway to the lake, the valley widens and crosses a series of flowered pastures where shepherds from the nearby villages graze their flocks in the summer. Ruinsara Lake is considered sacred by the surrounding communities. It is above the main valley floor on the right side, surrounded by alpine pastures and low rhododendrons beneath the impressive Swargarohini Range Camp. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 5 – Rest Day at Ruinsara Lake (10900 feet)

A relaxed day to laze around and appreciate the magnificent view of the snow-clad peaks of the Swargarohini or walk towards the base camp of Bandarpunch Peak to catch a close-up of the beautiful mountain.

Day 6 – Ruinsara Lake to Devsu bugyal (9845 feet)

After Breakfast, proceed down to camp at Dev Thach.

Day 7 – Devsu bugyal to Sankri via Taluka (6400 feet)

After breakfast, we will start the trek to Taluka. Reach taluka by afternoon. Drive from Taluka to Sankri. Overnight stay in Sankri.

Day 8 - Sankri (Base Camp) to Dehradun

As we prepare to leave this wonderfully tranquil and divine region, we pack our bags with a heavy heart & say our final goodbyes over a healthy breakfast. Proceed to check out of the hotel by 8 am, where your transport, a Tata Sumo, or similar, awaits you. As we travel back to Dehradun, treasure the unending vistas that lie all around you, while taking last minute photos. The journey of roughly 10 hours will keep you occupied with countless memories to take back and share with your loved ones. We have ensured that the trek is in such a way that you have been provided with ample rest to make it an enjoyable experience. Once in Dehradun, part ways with your fellow trekkers, with the promise of experiencing yet another thrilling adventure with us.

The FAQ on Ruinsara Lake Trek:

1.    When is the best time recommended for the trek?

Best time to go for Ruinsara Lake Trek is during late May till Mid June, September till the first week of October (Except Monsoon season.)

2.    How difficult is the Ruinsara Lake Trek?

Ruinsara Lake Trek in comparison is moderate to difficult difficulty with another high altitude trek.

3.    How much distance do we have to trek each day?

On an average, we cover roughly 6-20kms between our camping stations.

4.    What will happen if a trek is extended?

Beyond our controllable reasons when the trek is extended, then additional charges tend to be applied.

5.    Who will be our lead guide person?

Lead guide person is certified & experienced personnel. These guides are locally sourced and have other team members including local guides, cook, helpers and porters.

6.    Is this trek safe for girls?

Our treks are planned with a male: female ratio. As an organizer, we make sure that their tents are shared only with other female trekkers.

7.    Many people in a tent?

Our tents are all three person tents.

8.    What is the level of fitness expected from the trekkers?

Good physical and mental fitness is expected to complete the Trek.

9.    Ideal Food menu during a trek?

We make sure that wholesome and nutritious breakfast, lunch and evening snacks are served. We believe and serve only vegetarian food as it is easy to digest and preferable in high altitudes.

10.    What if we encounter a medical emergency?

We are trained to manage emergencies in high altitudes. Our lead guide are professionals and experienced. Our team do carry emergency first aid kits and oxygen cylinder.


7 Nights 8 Days Available on request
What we'll give/What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners from Sankri to Sankri (VEG)
  • All accommodation from Sankri to Sankri
  • All camping equipment’s
  • Medical Kit
  • Professional Trek Leaders (Experienced Guide/Staff)
  • All forests permits

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Travel insurance and other emergencies
  • Transport from Dehradun to Sankri and Sankri to Dehradun
  • All meals during Dehradun to Sankri and Sankri to Dehradun travel
  • Mules (A Hybrid Animal) to carry personal luggage
  • Single room accommodations
  • Bottled beverages
  • Photography accessories like cameras, etc.
  • GST
  • Anything that not mention in “cost include”
Things to Carry
Things to Carry
  • 1 Pair of Thermal
  • 3 Pair of Socks + 1 Pair of woolen socks
  • 2 Pair of Hand Gloves (Water Proof & Fleece material)
  • Sun Cap
  • Woolen Cap
  • Neck Warmer (Scarf/Buff)
  • 2 Quick Dry Full Sleeves (T-Shirt)
  • 1 Full sleeves Fleece
  • 1 Wind Proof Jacket (windcheater/Heavy Jacket)
  • 2 Track Pants (No Cotton or Jeans)
  • Sun Glass
  • Sun scream, Lip balm, Moisturizer.
  • Torch
  • Trek Pole
  • Trekking Shoes (No Sports shoes or Woodland shoes)
  • Poncho (The Gear used to protect from Rain)
  • Day pack (Small one)
  • Back Pack 60 liter (+ Rain cover)
  • 2 Water Bottles
  • Toilet Paper & Wet Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Antibacterial Powder
  • Tooth Brush
  • Quick Dry Towel


Medicines to carry

  • Crocin (1Strip)
  • Disprine (1 Strip)
  • Lomotive (1 Strip)
  • Digene (1Strip)
  • Guaze
  • Dettol
  • Band Aid - Qty 5
  • Neusphorine Powder
  • Betadine Tube
  • Vomistop/Avomine (Motion Sickness Tablet)