Ruinsara Valley Trek

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We have always wanted trekkers to be well-informed before they go on a Himalayan trek. Knowledge is the difference between a safe trek and a dangerous one. It’s also the difference between a wholesome experience and a superficial experience. Use this section to learn about the Har Ki Dun-Ruinsara Valley trek. It has in-depth information about each day of the trek, what to expect, and how you need to prepare for it. Many years of expertise have gone into this content. Trekkers find that extremely useful.


  • The Ruinsara Valley Trek is a picturesque trekking route in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, known for its natural beauty and serene landscapes. Here are some highlights of the Ruinsara Valley Trek:
  • 1.Spectacular Scenery:- The trek takes you through lush green meadows, dense forests, and pristine alpine lakes, offering breathtaking views at every turn. The valley is surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks, including Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, and Black Peak, creating a stunning backdrop.
  • 2. Ruinsara Lake:- The trek's namesake, Ruinsara Lake, is one of the main attractions. It's a glacial lake nestled in the heart of the valley, known for its crystal-clear waters reflecting the surrounding mountains. Camping by the lake is a memorable experience.
  • 3. Flora and Fauna:- The trek provides an opportunity to witness diverse flora and fauna. The forests are home to a variety of Himalayan bird species and, if you're lucky, you might spot some elusive Himalayan wildlife, such as the Himalayan black bear or the musk deer.
  • 4.Local Culture:- Along the trail, you'll encounter small villages inhabited by the warm and hospitable people of the region. This is a chance to immerse yourself in the local culture, interact with the villagers, and learn about their way of life.
  • 5.Religious Significance:- The region is culturally significant as well. The trek takes you to the sacred Swargarohini Peak, believed to be the path that Pandavas took to ascend to heaven. The locals have many legends and stories associated with the mountains and the valley.
  • 6.Photographic Opportunities:- The Ruinsara Valley offers numerous opportunities for photography enthusiasts. Whether it's the reflection of peaks in the lake, the play of light and shadow on the mountains, or the vibrant wildflowers in the meadows, you'll find plenty of subjects to capture.
  • 7.Challenging Terrain:- While the trek offers stunning beauty, it also presents some challenges, particularly as you ascend higher. The trail includes steep ascents and descents, river crossings, and rocky terrain, making it suitable for trekkers with some prior experience.
  • 8.Remote and Pristine:- One of the charms of the Ruinsara Valley Trek is its relative remoteness and pristine nature. You'll often find yourself away from the crowds, allowing for a more serene and peaceful trekking experience.
  • 9.Adventure Opportunities:- For adventure enthusiasts, there are opportunities for further exploration, such as side trips to the Base Camp of Black Peak, where you can experience high-altitude mountaineering conditions.
  • 10.Stargazing:- Due to its remote location and clear skies, the Ruinsara Valley is an excellent place for stargazing. On clear nights, you can see a stunning array of stars and even the Milky Way.


  • Accommodation : Stay included from Day 1 to Day 7.A good quality cozy Homestay with attached Toilet included on sharing basis at Sankri, tent on triple sharing basis on trek.
  • Meals : All meals after reporting at the base village Sankri are included.
  • Camping charges : All camping gears are included.
  • Safety : A medical kit and necessary items to counter worst case scenario.
  • Staff : A well trained and experienced Guide, Co-guide(if necessary) are included.
  • Permit : All the forest permission are included.
  • Transportation : No
  • Emergency evacuation/ rescue cost (but arranged by us).
  • Any meals on road journeys.
  • Personal hiking gears.
  • Separate room for couples(charges apply if booked prior).
  • Porter or mules for carrying personal luggage.
  • Any personal expenses on shops/Dhaba's.
  • Any unscheduled stay/departure out of the itinerary due to bad weather conditions, natural calamities, medical emergencies, govt ban.


DEHRADUN is the closest Railhead and Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport for this trek. From Dehradoon/Airport drive to Sankri,230kms, 7/8 hrs.
Sankri is the base village for this trek located at the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. You will be recieved by our Guide/ Trek Leader. Overnight stay in Cosy Homestay.
Altitude : 1950 meters/ 6 ft.

Meals: Evening - Tea & Pakodi, soup - Tomato, Dinner - Malka Dal Rice Roti Paneer achar papad, sweet - Gajar ka halwa

After breakfast 11kms drive by car via a offroad jungle route, 1 hrs. Then start trek for Chillurgad, 10Kms, 5/6 hrs. Expected to reach Chillurgad campsite by afternoon. Overnight stay at Chillurgad campsite. Altitude : 2700 meters/ 8910 ft.

Meals: Breakfast - Coffee/Tea milk cornflakes bread butter jam, Lunch - Pulao achar salad frooti, Evening - tea & pop corn, Soup - Manchao ,Dinner - Lauki+chana dal rice roti
bengan varta papad, sweet - Sewai

Timings will be same, we will start trek after breakfast to Boslo, 10kms, 6/7 hrs. Expected to reach Boslo by afternoon. Overnight stay at Boslo campsite. Altitude : 3200 meters/ 13220 ft.

Meals: Breakfast - Coffee/Tea Poha Suji halwa, Lunch - Sandwitch salad boiled egg fruit tang juice, Evening - tea & kachri, Soup - Hot & Sour , Dinner - Moong dal rice roti gobi papad, sweet - jaleb

Same as yesterday, after breakfast start head towars the main and last point of the valley. 8kms, then take the ruinsara route and reach Rainbasera, 4kms, 7/8 hrs.
We will visit the valley, spend some memorable time at the last valley point, click some pictures and trek forward to Rainbasera campsite. Overnight stay at Ruinsara Lake campsite.
Altitude : 3500 meters/ 11550 ft.

Meals: Breakfast - Coffee/Tea Chole Bhature egg bhurji, Lunch - Muli Paratha achar salad fruit bar, Evening - tea & samosa, Soup - veg soup, Dinner - Kali Dal rice roti nuti+aloo,
sweet - gulab jamun

The return way is same, trek BACK to Devsu Thach via same rote, 12kms, 5/6 hrs. Over night stay at Devsu thach campsite. Altitude : 3000 meters / 9900 ft

Melas: Breakfast - Coffee/Tea Pan cake besan chilla ketchup honey, Lunch - Jeera rice nuti+aloo fry salad appy biscuit, Evening - Tea & matri, Dinner - Rajma dal rice roti gobi+aloo papad,
sweet - shahi tukda

DEVSU THACH to Taluka, 18kms, 8/9 hrs. You will expected to reach Sankri by Evening. Stay overnight at Homestay at Sankri.

Meals: Breakfast - Tea/Coffee aloo paratha achar ketup, Lunch - Methi Paratha aloo dum salad, Evening - Tea & maggie, Dinner - Fried rice chilly chicken/veg manchurian egg chowmin ketchup,
sweet - fruit custard

Next and last day have some breakfast in the morning, say good bye to the mountains and drive back to Dehradoon.

Meals: Breakfast - Coffee/Tea Puri aloo jhol.



Frequently asked questions

The Ruinsara Valley Trek is a popular trekking route located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, India. It takes you through lush green meadows, dense forests, and pristine landscapes, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

The duration of the Ruinsara Valley Trek typically ranges from 8 to 10 days, depending on the specific itinerary chosen.

The best time for this trek is during the late spring (May to June) and post-monsoon (September to October) seasons when the weather is relatively stable, and the views are clear.

The Ruinsara Valley Trek is considered to be a moderate trek, and while it's not extremely difficult, it is recommended for trekkers with some prior experience and a reasonable level of fitness.

The trek typically starts from a place called Taluka, which is accessible from the town of Sankri. Sankri is well-connected by road to major cities in Uttarakhand.

Yes, you will need permits for this trek. These permits can be obtained from the forest department or the local authorities. It's important to carry and display these permits during the trek.

The highest point on this trek is often considered to be Ruinsara Tal, which is at an altitude of approximately 11,680 feet (3,560 meters) above sea level.

While hiring a guide is not mandatory, it is strongly recommended, especially for those who are not familiar with the region. A guide can provide valuable information about the terrain, weather conditions, and safety precautions.

Essential items to pack include warm clothing, waterproof gear, a good quality backpack, trekking shoes, a first aid kit, a water bottle, and high-energy snacks. Be sure to check with your trekking company or guide for a detailed packing list.

The Ruinsara Valley Trek is generally considered safe, but it's important to be well-prepared, follow safety guidelines, and be aware of changing weather conditions. Hiring an experienced guide can enhance safety.

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