Last Updated on May 22, 2024 by Ali Hamza


The Ruinsara Lake hike can be found in a peaceful, remote area surrounded by glistening mountains. You will pass charming towns, alpine meadows with flowers, moraine ridges, and glacier basins as you reach stunning views of the Swargarohini peaks I and II, Bandarpoonch, and the famous Black peak. The clear-water Ruinsara Lake is located at the base of Mount Black Peak, Uttarakhand, approximately 14 km from Osla/Seema. The Ruinsara Tal Walk is a popular hiker destination in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district. It is bordered by stunning Rhododendron flowers and Alpine Pastures.


The lake is sacred to the Har-Ki-Doon Valley. The Lake is located close to the source of the Supin River, so you may be able to see Mount Black peak, Bandarpoonch, and the Ruinsara range. The lake’s location below the Bandarpoonch Glacier makes it a great spot for camping. This area is home to some interesting urban legends. This area is believed to have been home to the Pandavas, who used it to ascend to Heaven via Swargarohini. They also believe that they lived in the forest during their 14-year exile. This area is linked to Hindu mythology.

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This journey will take you through some of the most beautiful and simple Himalayan villages. There are wooden houses everywhere and temples where locals worship their gods. They will allow you to meet them and get to know you on a more personal level.

How to get there?


Jolly Grant Airport is the closest airport to Dehradun, located only 25 km from the city.


The train station at Dehradun. Nanda Devi Express, Dehradun Express, and Dehradun Express overnight trains depart from Delhi. Trains are often preferred to flying because of the breathtaking scenery and the ability to save money on their journey to Dehradun.


Regular bus service is provided from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate. These buses are operated by government agencies and are more secure than those of the private sector.

Itinerary for the trek

DAY 1: Sankri from Dehradun

You’ll have beautiful views as you travel to Sankri, passing through Dehradun and Mussoorie, Nainbagh. Damta. Newman, Purola. Mori, Purola and Purola. All of these towns are charming Himalayan towns. Sankri is a village in the Uttarkashi district’s Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. It’s known for its tasty food and wooden huts. There are many greenery and apple orchards here.

DAY 2: From Sankri, Taluka, and then to Seema

Take a taxi to Taluka after you have had breakfast. It is located 11 km from Sankri. You can stop here for a short break before you begin your journey to Cheludgad. Because of its rich flora, fauna, and fauna, this area is home to many animals.

As you walk through the forest, trees will be with you. Langurs may be seen hanging from tree to tree. You can also hear unusual bird species and hear them chirping. The Himalayan Monal is Uttarakhand’s state bird, and this region is home to it.

DAY 3: Seema to Dev Bugyal

The trip today is 7km long so pack a lunch. You will start in Devsu Bugyal. As you climb, you’ll be able to enjoy stunning views of snow-covered peaks and broad valleys as well as some tumbling waterfalls

Walk through dense oak and pine forests now. Listen to the sounds of falling leaves as you walk in the shadows of the trees. You may spot some Himalayan animals and birds along the way to the campsite due to the abundance of alpine greenery.

DAY 4: Dev Bugyal to Ruinsara lake

To break up the long journey to Ruinsara lake from the Devsu Bugyal campsite, bring lunch along. After ascending, you will be amazed at the close-up views of snow-covered mountains and gushing waterfalls.

You will need to cross the bridge over Supin after this section. Be careful as it is treacherous and muddy in some spots.

DAY 5: Ruinsara lake to dev bugyal

You can say goodbye to this serene Lake and continue to Devsu Bugyal to enjoy the same stunning views of open valleys and snow-capped mountains.

DAY-6: Dev Bugyal to Taluka

DAY-7: Sankri to Dehradun

Best time for trekking

Ruinsara Lake Trek is best visited from May to mid-June, September to the first week of October (except during monsoon season).


Ruinsara lake trekking is one of the most beautiful lake treks you could ever imagine. This trek will allow you to experience the true beauty of nature, which is itself a marvel. This trek will make you happy and it won’t leave you disappointed.

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