About Har ki Doon & Ruinsara Tal Trek

Har ki Doon Valley is as beautiful as a lucid dream. Situated on the south east of Jaundhar Glacier at an elevation of 3,566 mts above sea level, Har ki Doon Valley is believed to be the playground of gods. Those who are new to the world of trekking, Har ki Doon can be a perfect start for you. The valley is surrounded with enormous snow-laden Himalayan peaks including Hata Peak & Swargarohi Peak, whereas the southeast region is covered with dense forest. Har ki Doon is a popular trek and it is also the most frequented trekking destination in Govind Ballabh Pant Wildlife Reserve.

Ruinsara Tal is a high altitude lake surrounded by lush green meadow and bhojpatra trees. Located at the foot of Swargarohini Peak, Ruinsara Tal is a blessed lake and unlike any other. Top it up with Har ki Dun trek and you are going to spend the most beautiful week in the valley of gods from where Swargarohini peak soars high.

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Har ki Doon & Ruinsara Tal Trek Fee

Rs. 13,900
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8 Days/ 7 Nights
Ex. Sankri

  • This price is valid for a minimum group of 8 persons (per person charges).
  • 5% GST will be applicable on trek fee.
  • All trekkers are expected to carry their backpacks.

Har ki Doon & Ruinsara Tal Trek Highlights

  • Culturally rich villages
  • Unique wooden architecture
  • Magical Har ki Doon Valley
  • Splendid views of Kala Nag and Swargarohini Peak
  • High altitude pristine lake, double valley trek.

Har ki Doon & Ruinsara Tal Trek Itinerary

Drive – 200kms, 8hrs
Arrive at Sankri Village, meet our host at Meraki Triangle, Homestay. If time permits you can explore this beautiful village or just walk around Sankri. Sankri is 200 kms from Dehradun.
Drive - 12kms | Trek – 14kms
There is a 12kms jeepable road connecting Sankri with Taluka.

The trail goes through dense forest of chestnut, walnut and chinars. Taluka village is situated at an altitude of 2,410mts above sea level. The trekking route from Taluka to Seema stays on the right side of Supin River. You’ll need to cross wooden bridges over streams and do occasional climbs which doesn’t last for long.

While trekking you will encounter couple of alternative routes that leads to different Jaunsari villages of that region, avoid them and stick to the route. After 8kms of trekking you will see a beautiful village with unique wooden houses on the left side of the river, Gangad Village. It takes another 2 hours from this point to reach Seema. There is a GMVN Guest House at Seema along with couple of shops and houses.

If you prefer Homestay Accommodation then we will cross the bridge and hike to Osla Village. Satellite Phone is available at Osla Village.

Note: If there is a blockage due to landslide then you must cover the remaining distance by trekking because jeep can only drop you as far as the route is open. It is an easy walk which can be done in just 3hrs. This trekking stretch won’t tire you up but rather prepare your legs for the journey ahead.
Trek – 12kms
After crossing Seema a giant bridge over Supin River will greet you, cross it and climb a steep route until you reach a small bridge over a stream. This is a steep climb and it will take half an hour to one hour of your time. The trekking trail is visible for the next 4kms gradually ascending towards the left top over a vast expanse of lush green meadow. After trekking for a couple of kilometers Debsu Thatch and Ruinsara Valley on the right side will open up. Kala Nag (Black Peak) and Banderpunch Range reveals itself.

After reaching Kalkati Dhar there will be a change in scenery and the trail will become less demanding. You will see the shepherds grazing their flock and several trekkers passing through. Since Har ki Doon region comes in Govind Ballabh Pant Wildlife Reserve, you will witness a wide variety of flora and fauna with passing this trail.

Soon the route opens up and Hata Peak becomes visible. Har ki Doon is situated at the foot of Hata Peak. There is a beautiful camping ground at Har ki Doon with a calm stream flowing in between. It is the best camping site you'll come across while trekking to Har ki Doon. There is a Forest Rest House and GMVN Guest House at Har ki Doon that provides accommodation facilities.
Trek – 15kms
Descend on the trail towards Seema and cross the river for Debshu Bugyal before reaching Seema. After gradually climbing for 2hours Debsu meadow comes into view. Debsu Bugyal is a beautiful meadow 2kms in length but not that wide.
After crossing Debsu Thatch you will have to cross couple of wooden bridges over the gushing Ruinsara Gad. Ruinsara forest area is rich in vegetation but it keeps on receding as you climb up.
Trek – 12kms
Ruinsara Tal is one of the most scenic lakes of Garhwal Himalayas overlooking lofty Himalayan peaks. Surrounded by birch trees, Ruinsara Tal (3630mts) makes a perfect campsite but this region is exposed to cold winds.
The lake is surrounded by bhojpatra trees which adds to the lake’s beauty. The trek to Ruinsara Tal from Rainbasera is a pleasant walk and not tiring. After reaching Ruinsara Tal you can further explore the region and return to campsite.
Trek – 18kms
Downhill trek to Seema from Rusinara Tal will take around 6-7 hours to complete.
Trek – 14kms | Drive – 12kms
Trek 14kms to Taluka and drive to Sankri Village.

Tips and Things to Remember

  • Purola is the last city where you'll find 3G network. So you can make all your important calls, mails before leaving Purola. After Purola only BSNL network will work, that too in limited areas.
  • Purola has the last petrol pump, so make sure you fill your vehicle if the fuel is low.
  • The last ATM on the route is at Purola. Make sure you withdraw cash if needed.
  • Do keep photocopies of your photo id, as it will be required at hotel check in and during the forest check post as Sankri lies in Govind Ballabh Pant National Park.

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Booking terms and conditions


  • Accommodation in Sankri
  • All Meals (from your arrival at Sankri until departure from Sankri)
  • Transportation (Sankri – Taluka – Sankri)
  • Tents on Double / Triple Sharing basis
  • Camping Equipments (Tent, Mattress, Sleeping Bag, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, etc.)
  • Camping Charges & National Park Fees (for Indian Citizens only)
  • Guide, Cook, Helper & Mule Charges

Note: All trekkers are expected to carry their backpacks.


  • GST Extra (5%), Transportation Extra
  • Any other personal Expense
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

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Location of Homestay

Meraki Triangle, Sankri is located at Saur Village, just 500 mts from Sankri market/bus stop. If you are coming by taxi/car then you can come directly to our homestay. You can park your vehicle on the roadside.

How to Reach

By Bus: You can take direct bus from Dehradun (early in the morning around 5:30 am) to Sankri. It takes around 11 hours to reach Sankri by bus. Just in case you have missed that bus, then you can take bus till Purola and hire a cab shared or on full booking to Sankri.

By Car/Taxi: You can easily drive your car or hire a taxi from Dehradun to reach Sankri, it takes around 8-10 hours to reach Sankri. Contact Us for Cab Booking or you can also opt for Ex-Dehradun Package.


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