Har ki Dun & Ruinsara
Har ki Dun & Ruinsara Lake Trek
This is one of the easier and most popular treks
in the Garhwal Himalayas. Numerous options are available to extend this trek over
high passes into Himachal Pradesh or other valleys in Garhwal. This trek along
the Tons River valley is surrounded by high mountains and dense forests. For bird
watchers this trek is highly recommended in the pre Monsoon months and the post
Monsoon season is ideal for appreciating wild flowers. Ruinsara Lake is nestled
under the Swargrohini Range and the area is associated with Hindu mythology. Route
New Dehi - Rishikesh - Sankri - Taluka - Seema - Har ki Dun - Dev
Thach - Ruinsara Lake - Dev Thach - Datmir - Sankri - Rishikesh - Delhi DAY
BY DAY ITINERARY DAY 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Meeting
and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 02: Dehi-Rishikesh-Shivpuri (272 Kms, 6-7 hrs)
Delhi to Rishikesh. Spend the night at our rafting camp and meet your trekking
Overnight at Shivpuri Camp. DAY 03: Rishikesh-Sankri (210
kms, 6-7 hrs)
Drive to Sankri (1450 mts), the starting point of the trek.
Dinner and overnight at the Tourist Rest House. DAY 04: Sankri-Taluka.
The trail is well forested with chestnuts, bamboo and sycamore.
There is a lot of opportunity for bird watchers along this trail. Taluka (1800
mts) is a small village with not much to offer, camp just before the village.
Overnight in tents. DAY 05: Tallulah-Seema (5-6 hrs)
along the Tons Valley passing through few traditional Garhwali Villages. Seema
(2500 mts) has the option of accommodation in a Rest house if available.
Overnight in tents/guest house. DAY 06: Seema-Har ki Dun (4-5 hrs)
Trek along the true right of the river through pine forests and meadows.
Har ki Dun (3510 mts) has a few small valleys around worth exploring.
in tents. DAY 07: Har ki Dun-Dev Thach (3-4 hrs)
Trek and camp
on a beautiful meadow just above Dev Thach (3000 mts).
Overnight in tents.
DAY 08: Dev Thach-Ruinsara Lake (4 hrs)
Trek through along
a brilliant alpine trail to reach the holy Ruinsara Lake (3350mts). The views
of the Swargrohini Range are particularly impressive from here. There are a few
options to extend the trek from here and continue to the Yamuna or Bhagirathi
Overnight in tents. DAY 09: Ruinsara Lake-Dev Thach (3-4
Trek back to Dev Thach while appreciating wild flowers and birds
along the trail.
Overnight in tents. DAY 10: Dev Thach-Datmir
Easy trekking till the next camp just short of the village
Overnight in tents. DAY 11: Datmir-Sankri (3-4 hrs)
Trek on the left bank of the River Tons till Sankri where the trek finishes. Last
night in camp or Tourist Rest House.
Overnight in tents/rest house. DAY
12: Sankri-Rishikesh (6-7 hrs)
Drive to Rishikesh and spend the night
in a good hotel. DAY 13: Rishikesh-Delhi (6-7 hrs)
drive back to Delhi. Upon arrival check in at the hotel.
Overnight at the
hotel. DAY 14: Depart Delhi
Depart Delhi for onward destination
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