Dehdradun is easily accessible by road, rail and air from Delhi and other major cities in India.
Imagine a crystal clear lake nestled amidst snow-peaked mountains. Ruinsara Tal or lake is just that- a glittering jewel with a breathtaking backdrop!
Walking through forests and fields, apple orchards and orchid meadows, trekkers traverse lakes and scenic villages on this trip to get the true taste of life in the mountains.
This 8 day trip goes from Dehradun all the way to Govind National Park on a trek of a lifetime where you explore glaciers and peaks as well as forests and meadows.
Govind National Park is famous for its wild flowers and you get to see some of the most exotic species of orchids as well as explore the Banderpoonch Range, located at a dizzying 6300m that is a challenging yet fulfilling experience.
Located at the foot of Mt. Kalanag in Govind National Park, Ruinsara Tal is considered sacred by locals. The surrounding meadows are a haven for wildflowers, specifically orchids that bloom here in abundance. Local shepherds grazing their sheep, beautiful dense forests, gleaming glaciers all form part of the scenery here.
The area was made popular by Jack Gibson, a teacher at Doon School in the late 1940s and has since attracted adventurers and nature lovers. The trek follows the course of the Tons river – a tributary of the holy Yamuna – from Netwar village up through Gangad, Seema and Osla.
Drive from Dehradun through Mussorie, Nainbagh, Purola to reach Sankli | Walk through dense forests, apple orchards and fields to get a taste of true local culture | Trek alongside the Tons river and cross many of its little streams for a thrilling experience | Witness the serenity of Ruinsara Tal with its clear waters and vast open fields
The trip begins with an early start from Dehradun by car to drive up to Sankri. The 210 kms drive takes about 08 to 09 hours travelling through Mussoorie, Nainbagh, Damta, Naugaon, Purola, Mori and Netwar to reach Sankri which is the last town connected by bus. The last 22 kms of this drive are not easy as you drive through Govind National Park. However, the rewards are high as you try and spot animals, birds amidst nature. Overnight in guesthouse at Sankri.
Camp in the Himalayan wilderness.
Sleep in sturdy tents or comfortable rooms with basic facilities on sharing basis
For cancellations made 0-15 days before the start of the Ruinsara Tal trek: No refund. | For cancellations made 15-30 days before the start of the Ruinsara Tal trek: 50% of the trek cost will be refunded. | For cancellations made 30 days or more before the start of the Ruinsara Tal trek: Full refund minus any costs for booking already made by Himalaya Shelter. | No show: No refund. | No refunds will be made for any inclusions unused by the customer.
Participants must handle the equipment provided to them with care.
The trip leader's decision is final.
Participants must respect local culture and should not litter or deface natural structures/monuments.
Participants opting for additional service of mules must note that weight of 1 bag should not be more than 12 kgs
Rent for trekking shoes is Rs. 200 per trekking day. The charges once rented will be applicable irrespective of whether the shoes are worn or not during the trek.
Rent for a walking stick is Rs. 50 per trekking day. The charges once rented are applicable irrespective if the stick is used or not.
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