Ruinsara Tal Trek

Duration : 9 Days,

Location : Uttaranchal

,Season : Summer(mar - june) Autumn (sep - nov)

Grade : Moderate The Tons valley is situated in the western ranges of the Garhwal Himalaya in Uttaranchal amidst thick deodar and pine forest and is a relatively unspoilt area. The Ruinsara Lake is a secluded serene haven surrounded by glittering peaks. Being part of the Govind Pashu Vihar sanctuary the area is rich in wildlife and is a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers. The villages along the way have very distinctive wooden carvings adorning their houses. This route is associated with the epic Mahabharata, whose heroes are said to have roamed this area during their fourteen years of exile.

Day 01: Day 01. Delhi to Dehradun:- Board the train from New Delhi 12017 Dehradun Shatbdi and proceed to Dedhradun by the 06:50 hrs, Arrived Dehradun Rly station 12hrs, and transfer to hotel. Have lunch, post lunch visit to FRI. Dinner & overnight in hotel/resort. Breakfast in train. Day 02. Dehradun to Sankri:- After breakfast proceed to Sankri (190 Km.) Early morning drive to Sankri, this is the last village which is connect by the memorable road. O/N in guest house. Day 03: Sankri to Taluka:- After early morning breakfast, leave camp at 7am. Drive from Camp to Sankri (1710m; 22km; 2hrs). Trek from Sankri to campsite just beyond the village of Taluka (1800m; 3-4 hrs). From Taluka, the trail descents to the river valley and continues through the forest on the true side of the valley. In spring, there are plenty of Gujar (pastorals with buffalo herd) camping as they make their way to the higher pastures at the head of the valley. Dinner and overnight at camp. Day 04: Bheduka to Dev Thach (3000m) 6-7hrs:- Trek to Dev Thach a large alpine meadow. The path continues winding through the forest until the village of Osla appears on the opposite side of the valley. The main trail does not divert to Osla. Instead it leads through a row of teashops and a forest rest house known as Seema (2500m). Overnight camp. Day 05: Dev Thach to Ruinsara Lake (3350m) 3-4 hrs:-The trail leads through mixed forest and meadows of forget-me-nots and buttercups. Halfway to the lake, the valley widens and crosses a series of flowered meadows where shepherds from the nearby villages graze their flocks in the summer. Ruinsara Lake is considered sacred by the surrounding villages. It is above the main valley floor on the true side, surrounded by alpine pastures and low rhododendrons beneath the impressive Swargarohini Range. Day 06: Rest Day:- Day to laze around and appreciate the magnificent view of the snow-clad peaks of the Swargarohini or walk towards the base camp of Banderpunch Peak to catch a close-up of the magnificent mountain. Return to camp for hot lunch. Day 07: Ruinsara Lake to Bheduka 1815m 7-8 hrs:-Long walk down to the campsite of Bheduka. Day 08: Bheduka to Lunagad (1120m) 3-4 hrs and drive 2 hrs:-Trek from Bheduka to the road head at Taluka. Drive to Dehradun. Day 09 : Drive after breakfast Lunagad to Dehtadun, lunch en route .Dinner at Dehradun .

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