• Ruinsara Lake Trek

    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.


    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

    Activity Details




    12.2 kms

    25 hrs

    2 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1: Overnight train to Dehradun

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

    Overnight in train

    Old Delhi Railway Station


    22:15 PM

    No meals provided today

    Veg | Non veg

    Day 2: Dehradun to Lunagad Camp

    Day 3: Lunagad Camp to Bheduka

    Day 4: Bheduka to Dev Thach

    Day 5: Dev Thach to Ruinsara Lake

    Day 6: Ruinsara lake to Dev Thach

    Day 7: Dev Thach to Bheduka

    Day 8: Bheduka to Lunagad Camp

    Day 7: Lunagad to Delhi

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  • Cancellation policy

    If cancellation takes place more than 45 days prior to departure, your full deposit will be returned except a processing charge of Rs. 5000 or US$ 120; (60 days for Brahmaputra trip)

    if cancellation takes place between 45 and 30 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour price will be forfeited (between 60 and 30 days for Brahmaputra trip)

    If cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to departure, 100% of the tour price will be forfeited.

    Some trips attract a minimum processing charge – please check. The tour price is quoted as a package. No partial refunds or credit will be given for services not used.

    Rules on trip


    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Please book your spot well in time as the overnight trains get filled up very quickly, sometimes couple of months ahead of the travel dates. TATKAL Quota of tickets opens for booking only two days ahead of the travel date and there is an extra cost of Rs 1400 for each of such booking. These tickets are paper tickets, confirmation is never guaranteed and arrangements to have them picked up from our office in Delhi would have to be made by you.

    Aquaterra Adventures India Pvt. Ltd. reserves the right to cancel any expedition prior to departure (including, but not limited to, by reason of too few people booking on any tour) in which case participants will be given a refund in full. However, you will not be entitled to make any further claim for any injury, loss, expenses or damage (either direct or consequential) or for any loss of time or inconvenience which may result from such cancellation (including but not limited to visa, passport and vaccination charges, or departure, gear purchases, airport and airline taxes).
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  • Includes / Excludes


    • 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.


    • 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
    • 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

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    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.