Ruinsara Lake Expedition: Trekking through Untouched Wilderness 


The rugged beauty, soaring peaks and  pristine wilderness create the perfect playground for adventure and nature lovers. Among the many trekking destinations in the region, Lake Ruinsara stands out as a hidden gem that offers a unique  and enriching experience. In this article we take a virtual journey to Lake Ruinsara and experience its breathtaking beauty, challenging terrain and the sense of serenity that awaits those  who dare to venture into the wilderness. You can also visit the Kareri Lake Trek, It is a mesmerizing journey into the serene beauty of the Dhauladhar Range in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.


Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri 

Our journey begins in Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand, the gateway to the Himalayas.After a  scenic drive along winding mountain roads, we arrive at Sankri, a picturesque village at 6,400 feet.  Sankri is the starting point for the trek to Lake Ruinsara and is surrounded by lush green meadows  

and snow-capped peaks. We spend the night in Sankri, acclimating to the high altitude and  enjoying the beautiful surroundings. 

Day 2: Sankri to Taluka 

The second day of our trek takes us from Sankri to Taluka, a small village at 7,800 feet. The 12km ride is bumpy but worth it for the stunning views of the Har Ki Dun  valley.Taluka is a charming village with traditional wooden houses and terraced fields. We spend  the night here preparing for the difficult journey that lies ahead. 

Day 3: Taluka to Seema 

Our journey finally begins as we leave Taluka and make our way to Seema. The trail passes through dense pine and oak forests along which the Tons River flows. We are in awe of the mesmerizing beauty of the landscape as we tackle the winding paths and steep climbs.After a few  hours of trekking we reach Seema, a small village surrounded by high mountains. Here we camp  and enjoy a well-deserved rest under the stars. 

Day 4: Seema to Lake Ruinsara  

Today is the hardest day of our journey as we reach the crown jewel of this journey: Lake Ruinsara. The path gets steeper and the air thinner the closer we get to our destination. The  landscape changes radically, rocky terrain, glacial streams and alpine meadows appear.The sheer  splendor of the surroundings fills us with a sense of wonder and adventure. Finally, after several  hours of trekking, we see Lake Ruinsara for the first time, glittering like a jewel between the  mighty mountains. The view is truly impressive and we take a moment to immerse ourselves in the beauty of this untouched nature.

Day 5: Exploration and Rest Day  

The fifth day of our trip is devoted to exploring the region around Lake Ruinsara. The area is a  nature lover’s paradise, offering breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, wildflowers and  waterfalls. We calmly walk around the lake, absorbing the tranquility of this place and capturing its  beauty with our lenses. For those looking for more adventure, there is the option of trekking to  Kyarkoti, a high-altitude pasture with panoramic views of the th Himalayas. We stay overnight at Ruinsara Lake and fall asleep to the soothing sounds of nature. 

Day 6: Lake Ruinsara to Seema 

As our journey comes to an end, we bid farewell to Lake Ruinsara and begin our descent towards Seema. The descent is relatively easier and allows us to enjoy the scenery and reflect on the  incredible experiences we have had so far. In the evening we reach Seema and camp for the night,  remembering our time at Lake Ruinsara. 

Day 7: Seema to Sankri  

On the penultimate day of our journey we return from Seema to Sankri. The descent takes you through forests and grasslands where wildlife such as Himalayan langurs and musk deer may be spotted from time to time.Familiar sites of Sankri emerge and we cannot help but feel  accomplished upon the completion of this difficult journey. We spend the night in Sankri and celebrate the successful journey with a good fire and stories about our adventures. 

Day 8: Sankri to Dehradun 

On the last day we drive back to Dehradun where our journey ends. The return is filled with  mixed feelings: a hint of sadness at having left the mountains behind, but also a sense of  accomplishment and gratitude for the memories we created. We say goodbye to the Himalayas and carry in our hearts the indelible beauty and tranquility of Lake Ruinsara. 


The Ruinsara Lake Trek is a trek that really takes you off the beaten path. It gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the wild beauty of the Himalayas, away from the crowds and  tourist attractions. Untouched wilderness, challenging terrain and breathtaking views make this adventure an unforgettable experience. So if you are looking for a trip that combines adventure,  tranquility and natural beauty, a trip to Lake Ruinsara is for you. Lace up your boots, pack your  backpack and embark on a journey that will leave you intrigued and wanting more.

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