Har Ki Dun- Ruinsara Tal Trek (Detailed Itinerary)
Day 01: Delhi – Dehradun – Mussoorie
Early morning, catch an AC train for Dehradun. Coming to Dehradun, transfer to Mussoorie by road and move to a hotel. Free to rest and explore the lovely hill station of Garhwal Himalaya. Night stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Mussoorie – Sankri – Taluka (1900 m/6232 ft) (215 kms/ 7-8 hrs)
Drive to Taluka by road. Taluka is a small hamlet surrounded by a beautiful landscape. On the way one can see Mussoorie, Kempty Falls, Purola,Mori and Sankri. Taluka will be the starting point of our trek. Night stay at tents/TRH (Tourist Rest House).
Day 03: Taluka – Osla (2560 m / 8400 ft) (13 kms/6-7 hrs)
Embark on a gently trek to Osla. The trail goes through pleasing forests of willow, chestnut and walnut. Walking along the gradual ascent will bring us to Osla Village. The village is scenic and is located along a fast flowing rivulet. Camp will be set over here for night stay.
Day 04: Osla – Har Ki Dun (3566 m / 11700 ft) (12 kms/6-7 hrs)
After breakfast, start the trek towards Har ki Dun. Starting phase of the trek takes us through remote villages and the fields of beans and rice. Untouched by commercialism and modern lifestyle, the joyful village people still wear their traditional dresses and follow traditional lifestyles. Now we need to ascend via side of a ridge located across the river. The trail then bends towards the Har Ki Dun Valley. A dense forest welcomes us, and later gives way to a charming meadow covered with flowers and flowering herbs. Dinner and night stay in tents.
Day 05: Har Ki Dun camp – Jaundhar Glacier – Har Ki Doon camp
The day starts with a healthy meal and continues on to a trek towards the Juandhar glaciers, which is a 55km stretch of white snow and patches of green grass. evening free for rest or explore maninda tal .Night stay in tents.
Day 06: Har Ki Dun – Debshu Bugyal (14 kms/4-5 hrs)
Following breakfast, start the trek toward Debshu Bugyal. It is situated, carefully concealed, between a ridge and the left wall of a valley. Will have lunch in the way. Dinner and night stay will be in tents at the Bugyal.
Day 07: Debshu Bugyal – Ruinsara Tal (3500 m/ 11480 ft) (16 kms/5-6 hrs)
Early morning start the trek towards Ruinsara Tal. The trek from Debshu Bugyal to Ruinsara Tal is truly picturesque. We will pass through terraced mountain fields, lush green pastures and conifer forests. The slope is moderate and we will complete the trek in 5/6 hours. Campsite by the side of the lake. Night stay in tents.
Day 08: Ruinsara Tal
It is a day for relaxation, acclimatization and discovery. Take your camera and capture the nature at its best. Or just lay by the side of the lake, completely immersed in contemplation in this mesmerizing location. Night stay in tents.
Day 09: Ruinsara Tal – Osla (18 kms/4-5 hrs)
Have breakfast and start trekking back to Osla, which is 18 km away. It will take around 4/5 hours. Camp will be set by the banks of Supin River. Dinner and night stay in tents.
Day 10: Osla – Taluka (13 kms/3-4 hrs) – Dehradun (215 Kms, 7-8 hrs)
Wake up early, finish breakfast and start the trek towards Taluka (3/4 hours away). From Taluka, take a drive back to Dehradun. Check-in to a hotel for night stay at Dehradun.
Day 11: Dehradun – Delhi
Take breakfast and move to railway station to board an AC train for Delhi. Arrival at Delhi by afternoon.
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Things to Carry for Har Ki Dun- Ruinsara Tal Trek
- Windproof jacket
- Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve
- Woolen sweater
- Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
- Woolen cap, Woolen gloves
- Woolen socks and regular socks (3-4 pairs)
- Scarf/muffler (optional)
- Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes
- Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
- Raincoat / Poncho
- Small light weight towel
- Sturdy Water bottle
- Cap / Hat
- Sun glasses
- Walking stick / Trekking pole
- Sunscreen Lotion
- Lip Balm
- Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
- Personal medications
- Personal toiletries
Tips And Tricks
– Hydrate two days before your trek – you must triple your water intake to avoid dehydration.
– Choose a shoe that is half a number larger than your normal size. It may be uncomfortable if one chooses a shoe size, which is one number smaller than your actual size. You may end up with sore fingers and blisters at the end of the trek. To avoid blisters, you can wear double layers of socks – a thin nylon one first followed by a thick Turkish sock.
– In case you carry your camera or a mobile phone, make sure you carry enough supply of plastic waterproof bags to keep them safe.
– Once you start trekking with the entire group, try and get your natural rhythm of walking. Never attempt to walk too fast or too slow as this can lead to premature fatigue.
– It is advisable to carry a windcheater but it is not advisable to wear it while trekking. During trekking, our body produces solid heat and to regulate that, the heated muscles of our body sweat profusely. In a humid atmosphere with a hot and perspiring situation, we aggravate it by wearing windcheaters. All in all, it leads to a suffocated feeling. Our advice is to carry a windcheater in your sack and wear it only when you take a long halt.
The Har ki Dun is actually a cradle shaped valley nestled in the Western Garhwal Himalayas. The valley is impressively and tranquilly bounded by thick forests comprising of pine, deodar, and other coniferous trees. The forest area is blessed with rare Indian Wildlife and exotic colorful birds. The Jaundar glacier is located at its south-east zone; which can all be explored during the Har ki Dun trekking. Har ki Dun is around 12 km away from Osla.
Initially, the trekking trail leads the trekker through fields of beans and rice and some secluded villages. Steadily, the trail ascends to the side of the ridge across the river and then to the left towards the Har Ki Dun valley.
A small lake in the high reaches of the Himalayas, Runisara Tal is on the edge of the Tons Glacier which is at an altitude of 3500 m and is ensconced between a small ridge and the left wall of the valley. Located at a distance of nearly 8 km from Osla, the Runisara Lake is close to Har-Ki-Doon Valley and Swargarohini Mountain. The main snow clad peaks visible from here are Swarga-Rohini, Bandarpunch and Kala Nag. The trek route passes through Debsu Bughyal, and trail is dotted with terraced mountain fields, patches of verdant grassy lands and punctuated with coniferous forests.
Har - Ki Dun is around 12 km away from Osla. Initially, the trekking trail leads you through fields of beans and rice and some secluded villages. Steadily the trail ascends to the side of the ridge across the river. Then the trail takes a detour to the left to the Har Ki Dun valley.
Har Ki Dun- Ruinsara Tal trekking tour brings an easy to moderate level trekking trail, and is full of panoramic splendor located at the base of Fateh Parvat in Osla village. You cross through thick forested areas consisting of chestnut, deodar, and sycamore, and walk along shimmering streams, waterfalls, and more.