Ruinsara Lake Trek
Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
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  • Trip introduction

    The Ruinsara Lake is a secluded serene haven surrounded by glittering peaks. The lake is located in the Tons valley, a part of the western ranges of the Garhwal Himalayas. This route is associated with the epic Mahabharata, whose heroes are said to have roamed this area during their fourteen years of exile.

    Destination

    The trek to Ruinsara lake is moderately difficult yet stunning in nature. The journey offers to show you a vast array of alpine flowers along the way. The view from the Swargarohini Range Camp leaves you stunned as the snow clad mountain peaks look majestic. The Ruinsara lake is also massively significant in the mythological context. All the stories you read about the Pandavas being in exile for 14 years in the Mahabharata came true here!

    Destination highlights

    • Drive through the rugged regions of Garhwal
    • Explore meadows of alpine flowers
    • Discover stories from Indian mythology

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Old Delhi Railway Station
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    Drop off point
    Old Delhi Railway Station
    Mode of transport
    Train
    Start point
    Delhi
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    End point
    Delhi
    Time of departure
    10:15 PM
    Time of return
    10:45 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    25 hrs
    Total distance covered
    12.2 kms
    Start point elevation
    2036 feet
    Maximum elevation
    3350 feet
    Minimum elevation
    1120 feet
    Average per day distance
    2 kms
  • Day 1: Overnight train to Dehradun

    Board the overnight train for Dehradun leaving Old Delhi Railway Station at 10:15 pm

    Day 2: Dehradun to Lunagad Camp

    Arrival at Dehradun at 7am on board the Mussourie Express. You will board the waiting vehicles and drive to Camp Lunagad in time to arrive for lunch by 2pm. Enjoy a welcome drink over the camp briefing, check into tents and relax.

    Day 3: Lunagad Camp to Bheduka

    After an early morning breakfast, we leave the camp at 7am. Drive from the Camp to Sankri for 2hrs. The trek begins from Sankri to the campsite just beyond the village of Taluka (1800m; 3-4 hrs). From Taluka, the trail descends to the river valley and continues through the forest on the side of the valley. In spring, there are plenty of Gujar (pastorals with buffalo herd) camping as they make their way to the higher pastures at the head of the valley. Reach the camp by 3pm. Dinner and overnight at camp.
    /Ruinsara Lake Trekking Uttaranchal Garhwal Trekking Trek through river valleys and pastoral vistas

    Day 4: Bheduka to Dev Thach

    Trek from Bheduka to Dev Thach, a large Alpine meadow. The path continues winding through the forest until the village of Osla appears on the opposite side of the valley. The main trail does not divert to Osla. Instead it leads through a row of teashops and a forest rest house known as Seema (2500m). From here it’s an hours walk up to the beautiful meadow. Overnight camp.
    /Ruinsara Lake Trekking Uttaranchal Garhwal Trekking Look out for charming mountain sights

    Day 5: Dev Thach to Ruinsara Lake

    The trail leads through mixed forests and meadows of forget-me-nots and buttercups. Halfway to the lake, the valley widens and crosses a series of flowered meadows where shepherds from the nearby villages graze their flocks in the summer. Ruinsara Lake is considered sacred by the surrounding villages. It is above the main valley floor on the true side, surrounded by Alpine pastures and low Rhododendrons beneath the impressive Swargarohini Range Camp.
    /Ruinsara Lake Trekking Uttaranchal Garhwal Trekking Catch your first up-close glimpse of snow-capped mountains

    Day 6: Ruinsara lake to Dev Thach

    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 Banderpunch Peak to catch a close-up of the magnificent mountain. Return to camp for an early lunch and proceed down to camp at Dev Thach.
    /Ruinsara Lake Trekking Uttaranchal Garhwal Trekking Freshen up in cold mountain streams

    Day 7: Dev Thach to Bheduka

    Take a long walk down towards the campsite of Bheduka.

    Day 8: Bheduka to Lunagad Camp

    Trek from Bheduka to the road head at the Taluka village. Drive to Camp at Lunagad.

    Day 7: Lunagad to Delhi

    Have a relaxed start. After breakfast, we transfer to Dehradun to board the Shatabdi Express back to Delhi. Reach Delhi at 10:45pm. Trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Old Delhi Railway Station
    End point
    Dehradun
    Day start time
    10:15 PM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dehradun
    End point
    Lunagad Camp
    Day start time
    07:45 AM

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Lunagad Camp
    End point
    Bheduka
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    22 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Bheduka
    End point
    Dev Thach
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    3 kms
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dev Thach
    End point
    Ruinsara Lake
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    3.3 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Ruinsara Lake
    End point
    Dev Thach
    Day start time
    08:00 AM

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dev Thach
    End point
    Bheduka
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Bheduka
    End point
    Lunagad Camp
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Lunagad Camp
    End point
    Delhi
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    247 kms
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • All travel from Delhi and back to Delhi by road/rail/air as applicable (by non-AC car / 2 or 3 tier AC coach)
    • All arrangements for staying and camping while on the trip, accommodation on twin share basis in tents / rest houses / hotels
    • All meals
    • Professional guide fee / peak fee / sanctuary fee / royalty / permits where applicable
    • All trekking arrangements with India’s most experienced guiding team
    • Camp staff, cook, etc.
      Excludes
    • Railway station / airport transfers in Delhi
    • Any stay and meals in delhi
    • Sleeping bag
    • Items of personal clothing
    • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, alcohol, cigarettes, insurance, camera fee
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions
    • Any other circumstances beyond our control.

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
    • Trekking pants
    • Good quality windproof jacket
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive watches or jewellery
    • Unnecessary electronic devices
    • Carry your luggage in a duffle bag or backpack
    • Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • All trekking arrangements with India’s most experienced guiding team
    • Accommodation on twin share basis in tents / rest houses / hotels
    • Karri mats to sleep on
    • Camp staff, cook, etc.
      You need to get
    • Woolens/thermal underwear
    • Wind/rain proof jacket
    • Good hiking/trekking shoes
    • Spare sandals
    • Socks - cotton+woolen / gloves
    • Water bottle - at least 1 Lit.
    • Flashlight and spare batteries
    • Sun shade/hat with brim/woolen hat/gloves
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen/sun block SPF 50 and more
    • Vaseline/Lip salve
    • Insect repellent (if you are prone to bites)
    • Personal toiletries - towels/soap etc.
    • Rucksack/duffel bag to carry your baggage
    • Karri mat / Thermarest (optional)
    • Small daypack to carry camera, water bottle and wind/rain jacket on a walk.
    • Long trousers / long shirts / T-shirts etc.
    • Thermal underwear for cold days
    • Personal medication, if any

    Medical Kit

    • Carry specific personal or prescribed medication only.
  • Day 1: Overnight train to Dehradun

    Overnight in train

    Day 2: Dehradun to Lunagad Camp

    Stay in Camp Lunagad

    Day 3: Lunagad Camp to Bheduka

    Stay in campsite at Bheduka

    /Ruinsara Lake Trekking Uttaranchal Garhwal Trekking Pitch camp in pastoral meadows

    Day 4: Bheduka to Dev Thach

    Stay in campsite at Dev Thach

    Day 5: Dev Thach to Ruinsara Lake

    Stay in campsite near lake

    Day 6: Ruinsara lake to Dev Thach

    Stay in campsite at Dev Thach

    Day 7: Dev Thach to Bheduka

    Stay in campsite at Bheduka

    Day 8: Bheduka to Lunagad Camp

    Stay in Camp Lunagad

    Day 7: Lunagad to Delhi

    Trip ends before nightfall

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