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Har ki Dun Ruinsara Trek

Trek Highlights

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 Chart
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)

  • Drive from Delhi to Rishikesh. Spend the night at our rafting camp and meet your trekking guide.
  • 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. (3-4 hrs)

  • 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)

  • Trek 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.
  • Overnight 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 Valleys.
  • Overnight in tents.

DAY 09: Ruinsara Lake-Dev Thach (3-4 hrs)

  • Trek back to Dev Thach while appreciating wild flowers and birds along the trail.
  • Overnight in tents.

DAY 10: Dev Thach-Datmir (4-5 hrs)

  • Easy trekking till the next camp just short of the village of Datmir.
  • 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)

  • After breakfast 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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