Ruinsara Lake Trek

About Ruinsara Lake Trek

Ruinsara Tal Trek is a sacred Lake which lies close to the source of Supin River or Ruinsara gad, in this trek come under Govind Wildlife Sanctuary National park in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, in the Western Himalayas. No doubt, the Himalayas have enchanting beauty, bracing climate and desirable soothing green meadows.

Ruinsara Tal Trek a most beautiful lake in Uttarakhand Himalayas Ruinsara Tal total length 1.7 km During the trek explore a sacred glacial tal “Ruinsara Tal ” and further, pass through the route over Bali pass.

Ruinsara Lake Trek

  • Difficulty : Moderate
  • Best time to visit : April to June and again from October to November
  • Temparature : Winter temperature – -2°C to -10°C, Summer temperature– 5°C to 15°C)
  • Hightest Altitude : 3500 m
  • Pickup point : Dehradun

About Ruinsara Lake Trek

Explore the famous Ruinsara Lake Trek which is a sacred lake in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of the Uttarkashi district at an altitude of 3500 meters.Ruinsara Lake Trek is the most amazing lake trek you would experience. It is situated at the foot of Mount Kalang and is at a distance of 14km from Osla. It would be not wrong if we say that Ruinsara Lake is the center of attraction for trekkers. The lake is considered to be a sacred one by the locals. 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 Ruinsara Lake 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

Ruinsara Lake 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..

  • DAY 1: Pickup to you from Dehradun drive to Sankri (210 km) (8/9hours) (1920 meters)
  • DAY 2: Drive from Sankri to Taluka (11 km) Taluka same day trek to Cheludgad (12 km) (2700 m) (4/5 hours)
  • DAY 3: Trek from Cheludgad to Devsu Bugyal (6 km) (3/4 hours) (3000 m)
  • DAY 4: Trek from Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Tal (12 km) (6/7 hours) (3500 m)
  • DAY 5: Explore the Surroundings
  • DAY 6: Trek from Ruinsara Tal to Devsu Bugyal (12 km)
  • DAY 7: Trek from Devsu Bugyal to Taluka (18 km) (6/7 hours) Drive from Taluka to Sankri
  • DAY 8: Sankri to Dehradun (210 km) (7/8 hours)

Day 1: Pickup to you from Dehradun drive to Sankri (210 km) (8/9hours)

After picking you up from Dehradun, you will move towards Sankri Village. Following the scenic beauty path of the journey, you will reach Sankri village by evening. Breakfast and lunch will be packed. Then overnight to be spent in the guest house or tents in Sankri Village.

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

After breakfast from Sankri head to Taluka by taxi and on same day trek starts towards Cheludgad camp- The trail is not in a very good condition. Trek through beautiful dense forest which is rich in Flora and Fauna and it is home to a number of animals.

Langooor families can be easily spotted near Cheludgad. The colourful Himalayan Monal, the state bird of Uttarakhand and other Himalayan birds can be spotted in this region. You can see many other rare species which are not commonly find in any other areas. If there is not enough time to go to Cheludgad camp then 2km before Taluka there is a campsite beside a stream where you can spend your night in tents and enjoy your meal there.

Day 3: Trek from Cheludgad to Devsu Bugyal (6 km) (3/4 hours)

Trek starts in the morning after breakfast with packed lunch because the trek is long and it will take time to reach the destination, trek starts to Devsu Bugyal on a gradual ascent that offers excellent views of the snow-covered mountains and vast valleys with huge waterfalls and the sights will leave you awe struck.

There is thick dense forest and this area is home to a number of rare species of Himalayan birds, animal and flowers, and is full of birch and spruce. The trail becomes steep and after the last steep ascent to Devsu Bugyal, when you reach there all you will see is the greenery, enlivening nature and open wide meadows which are perfect for camping. This place offers heart-warming views of Black Peak, pitch your tents and retire for the night.

Day 4: Trek from Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Tal (12 km) (6/7 hours)

Ruinsara Lake is at a height of 3500 meters. In the morning after breakfast and with packed lunch, trek starts to Ruinsara Lake and ascending again offers mesmerising views of the snow-capped peaks and wide valleys with huge waterfalls.

The area is home to a number of rare species of Himalayan birds and animals. Trek through the muddy path, there are some slippery areas so you have to be careful, further cross Supinover a bridge.

Ruinsara Lake is a fresh water Lake which lies amidst the pristine peaks and it is nestled on the foot of Mt. Black Peak. The region is idyllic and turns lush green after the rains of June and August. From here you can have magnificent views of Ruinsara Range, Mt. Kalanag, Bandarpoonch and Swargarohini

Day 5: Explore the Surroundings

Today explore this picturesque place with surroundings and after that rest in the serenity. Nearby you will find valleys and glaciers you can cross the river to visit an opposite campsite Thanga, en route to Bali Pass.

Go towards the basecamp of Black Peak and Swargarohini, the route then head towards a pass named “Dhumdhar Kandi Pass” which is at an elevation of 5,490 metres and it further leads to Gangotri valley. Come back and rest at the campsite.

Day 6: Trek from Ruinsara Tal to Devsu Bugyal (12 km)

Descend from Ruinsara Lake after having lunch, you have to follow the same route with beautiful views of snow-covered mountains and vast valleys with huge waterfalls.

Trek through dense forest, it is going to be a steep descent to Devsu Bugyal, reach this wide meadow and camp here. Setup the tents and retire for the night.

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

From Devsu Bugyal descend all the way to reach Seema/Cheludgad then start trekking down to Taluka from where the trek started. Follow the same trail through rich forests and spot birds and Langoors on the way.

Reach Taluka, vehicles will be arranged for you and then enjoy the 11 km drive to Sankri.

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

Post breakfast leave for Dehradun and you can have lunch en route. Reach evening 5 pm Dehradun


  • Accommodation (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
  • Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
  • Welcome refreshment
  • Three times meals (Veg+egg): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Snacks
  • All necessary permits and entry fees
  • First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
  • Mountaineering qualified & professional guide and Support staff.
  • Transport from Dehradun to Sankri and retorn (According to itinerary)
  • Porter or mule charges for carrying camping equipment and rations
  • Morning Tea
  • Evening Tea with snacks
  • Guide Charges
  • Hot drinking water
  • Outside Explorers approved trek completion certificate
  • Dry fruits, chocolates, biscuits, toffees provided during the trek


  • Porter/mule for personal bags
  • Any meals or services not mentioned in inclusions
  • Any charges for video cameras or still cameras
  • Charges for soft drinks or any other beverage
  • Personal expenses such as tips, laundry or telephone calls
  • Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like landslides, bad weather or road blocks, etc
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Food during the transit.
  • Insurance.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
  • Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.

Note : Normally Outside Explorer expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.

Charges of offloading backpack:-

  • INR 1400/- if you make an online payment, 6 days in advance
  • INR 1500/- if you inform us after reaching Sankri
  • The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

Thing's to carry

You need to get :-

  • Shirts/T-shirts – 2/3
  • Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts. 1 for every 2 days of trekking
  • Trekking pants – 2
  • One full-sleeved sweater
  • Good quality windproof jacket – (optional)
  • Woolen socks – 1 pair, for the night only
  • Regular socks for trekking – 2 or 3 pairs
  • Scarf/muffler (optional)
  • Raincoat / Poncho
  • Small lightweight towel
  • Water bottle-2
  • Cap/hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
  • Sun glasses
  • Walking stick/trekking pole
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Torch/flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Day pack for essentials
  • Rain cover for your bags
  • Plastic/waterproof bags for belongs in case of rain
  • Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)

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