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Ruinsara Lake Trek
Ruinsara Lake Trek is one of the most beautiful, adventurous sites for all mountain enthusiasts. It passes through the Govind National Park, which gives you the presence of beautiful wild orchids and other flowers. On your trek to this place, you will be exploring some of the amazing forests.
If you are a mountaineer from your heart, the surrounding glaciers and peaks will give you a jaw-dropping experience. This lake is also famous for the grazing meadows that the local shepherds use. On this affordable summer trekof yours, you will be covering almost all scenic locations within the seven-days time.
Situated above the 3500 metres of sea level is the eternal beauty of the breathtaking Garhwal valleys. The Ruinsara Tal or Lake, surrounded by red rhododendrons and alpine vegetation, are considered sacred by all of the inhabitants in Har-Ki-Doon valley. Hence, while you are on this affordable summer trek, you can spend time exploring the long-lived history of Ruinsara Lake.
The locals who live around this site believe they are descendants of the Kauravas from Mahabharata and have also built several temples in their honour. As per the legend theories, the Ruinsara Lake route is what Yudhistra, the eldest son of the Pandava brothers, took while he was on his way to the path of heaven. To know more about such stories and beliefs, you ought to avail this cheapest summer trekright away at Universal Camper!
You will be received in our car from the Dehradun train station, and then driven the 210 km to Sankri. It will take you about 8 or 9 hours to get there. The journey to Sankri is a beautiful one, and along the way, you'll get to take in a number of different scenes. The picturesque splendour of the valley captures the attention of the visitor's sight. After crossing the Yamuna Bridge, you will be able to observe the Yamuna River and Tonnes valley. If you are feeling fatigued along the route, the crystal clear water will provide a wonderfully relaxing experience. Along the route, you will be treated to breathtaking panoramas of Mussoorie, Damta, Nowgao, Netwar, and Purola. These are the places where you can observe people working in the fields, and you can get a taste of their way of life; also, the contrast between the light and the dark vegetation is mesmerising.
After breakfast in Sankri, take a cab to Taluka, and then on the same day begin hiking in the direction of Cheludgad camp. The path is not in particularly excellent shape. Travel through a stunningly beautiful and deep forest that is full of flora and fauna and is the habitat of a variety of different creatures. Families of Langoor may be seen rather often in the area close to Cheludgad. It is possible to get a glimpse of the beautiful Himalayan Monal, sometimes known as the state bird of Uttarakhand, as well as other Himalayan species in this area. It is possible to see a large number of uncommon species that are not found in other locations very often. If you do not have enough time to get to the Cheludgad camp, there is a campground around 2 km before Taluka that is located next to a creek. You may spend the night there in tents and eat your meals there.
Since today's hike is seven km long, you should bring a lunch pack with you. Begin climbing in the direction of Devsu Bugyal, and while you do so, you will have the opportunity to take in breathtaking vistas of snow-capped peaks, expansive valleys, and waterfalls that cascade down steep slopes.
Now, go into the dense forest of pines and oaks, walking under the canopy of trees with the sound of leaves falling around you. On the route to the campground, you should be able to see a variety of Himalayan birds and animals since this location is home to a vast variety of alpine plants and they live there. After a strenuous ascent, you will arrive at Devsu Bugyal. Once there, you will see the enticing scenery of rolling meadows and verdant forests all around you. Camping here is a wonderful experience, and you may get some entertaining looks at Kala Nag (Black Peak). Put up the tents so you may have a pleasant place to sleep for the night.
If you do not have enough time to visit the Cheludgad camp, there is another campground located two km in front of Taluka that is situated next to a creek that serves as the water supply for that campsite. Put up your tents, have supper, and sleep in the tents for the night.
After breaking camp at Devsu Bugyal, start hiking in the direction of Ruinsara Lake; this is a lengthy journey, so bring a lunch with you to eat in the midst of it. After completing the ascent, you will be amazed by the near vistas of snow-capped mountains that are interspersed with waterfalls that cascade. Because this segment of the trail is muddy and certain sections of it are slippery, you need to proceed with caution in order to reach the next stage, which consists of crossing a bridge across Supin.
You have the option of relaxing at this beautiful campground or venturing out into the surrounding surroundings today. On the path leading to Bali Pass is a campground known as Thanga; in order to get there, you will need to cross a river. You have the option of heading in the direction of the base of Swargarohini and Black Peak. The Dhumdar Kandi Pass trail is located farther on. It is 5,490 metres in elevation. After you've finished investigating these locations, make your way back to the campground.
As you leave this peaceful lake behind, you will continue on your journey to Devsu Bugyal, which will provide you with the same breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains and expansive valleys.
After you have arrived at the campground, you may set up your tent in the middle of the field, have some delectable meals and rest well in tents.
Early in the morning, we bid farewell to the hike till Taluka. A vehicle from Taluka takes us back to Sankri, where we retire for the day in camps or a guest house.
As we leave Sankri and make our way to Dehradun, we will get there in the late afternoon on the last day of the journey to Ruinsara Lake.
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The best time to visit or book Ruinsara Lake trek package is May, June, September, October and November.
Ruinsara trek is suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. Any age group from 10 to 17 is good to apply for a first-time trekking experience. Adults and seniors should carry doctors' notes for their fitness requirements for the journey. They should be fit enough to cover a 4 km distance in 30 minutes and should be able to carry at least a 10 kg backpack.
Temperature is generally between 12-20 degree Celsius in day time and 6 to -10 degree Celsius in night time.