Region :-Uttarakhand
Duration :- 8 Days 
Grade :- Medium 
Max Altitude :- 3650m. 
Approx Trekking :- 26 Kms.

Ruinsara Tal Yamunotri Bali Pass Trek offers an exciting trekking experience in the Himalayas. It is an old trekkers’ route that connects Tons River Valley to Yamunotri River Valley. Trekkers prefer to go for Bali Pass in monsoon season when the snow melts and the pass is accessible from both the sides. Explore the inner valleys of the Garhwal region through this trek and get stunned by the beauty of the place.

The expedition will prove to be a once in a lifetime experience for you as trekking in Garhwal Himalayas is always delightful. The trek starts from Sankri and takes you through the verdant Govind National Park. The National Park is a beautiful place with Chirpine and Oak trees, the snow-clad peaks and glaciers. The wide variety of wildlife like snow leopard, the Himalayan black bear, musk deer, bharal, brown beers and many more attracts travellers. The lush meadow trail to Ruinsara Tal is beautiful but tricky, but as you reach there you will realise that your efforts were worth it! Explore the less travelled path over Yamunotri pass to Yamunotri Temple and the glacial lake; it will give you a sense of tranquility. Capture every moment on the trek and let it remind you forever about the wonderful time you had here. The highlight of Ruinsara Tal Yamunotri Bali Pass Trek is the thrilling experience of camping above the altitude of 13000 feet. The enchanting place is surrounded by majestic Bandarpoonch range and other famous Himalayan peaks like Kalanag, Bandarpoonch West and Ruinsara. The surrounding peaks and glaciers in the Swargarohini Range and Bandarpoonch Range are a mountaineer’s delight. If you are in love with the wild side of adventure and often wander off to the mountains to find peace then this is the ideal trek for you in the snow dunes, lush forests, vast meadows, enchanting glacial sacred lake and marvellous mountains! Know more about other popular options for Trekking in Uttarakhand.

Why Choose Us

  • Learning Experience: We do not just focus on completing the trek but also help you develop basic trekking skills like:
    • Packing a rucksack
    • Morning Yoga & Evening stretching
    • How to pitch and dismantle a camping tent and properly use a sleeping bag
    • Ascend and Descend on a mountain trail
    • How to ensure camp safety and hygiene
    • Identify trail signs and signals
  • Loyalty Programs: Join Rockkers Adventures community and enjoy benefits of our vouchers and referral programs.
  • Personalized attention: We have small batch size (max. 15) and we maintain a healthy ratio of 8:1 (Participants: Leader) on all our batches to enable individual focus and monitoring.
  • Best Expedition Leaders: Our leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders. Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
  • Safety norms: We have mapped every region with an emergency evacuation plan and safety protocols maintaining a zero accident record so far. We carry an extensive first-aid kit including oxygen cylinders and high altitude medicines.
  • Safety equipment: Our trek leaders carry UIAA certified rescue equipment like static rope, ice ax, harness, carabiners, jumar, pulley, short and long slings.

Day-1

Dehradun to Sankri drive

7 hours’ drive

200 km

We start early from Dehradun and reach the village Sankri by evening. The final stretch is through the Govind Pashu National Park after we cross a check post at Netwar. We rest at night in a guest house or in camps.

Day-2

Sankri (1,920 m) to Seema (2,560 m)via Taluka (2,050 m)

1 hour Drive

5-6 hours’ hike:.

14 Km

Post breakfast we are transported from Sankri to Taluka. The drive is a bit bumpy. The trek commences from Taluka on a stony path. With the river Supin gushing through rapids beside us, under the shade of walnut, pine and other trees, the walk is quite pleasant. Often the passing villagers greet us on the way. The path crosses over a few streams which merge with Supin. After a few hours of walk the village of Gangad can be seen towards the left, across the river. We continue our hike and after about an hour’s walk, the quaint village of Osla unfolds itself. Seema is a tiny settlement opposite to the river from Osla. We set camp here or stay in a hut with a local family in the village.

Day-3

Seema (2,560 m) to Roiltia or Waterfall camp (3,350 m)

6-7 hours’ hike:

13 Km.

On this day, we continue along the true right of the valley along the Tons river. The trail ascends through the fields and climbs high above the confluence of the Tons and Ruinsara gad. The walk through the forest is beautiful, with Kalanag (6387) visible straight ahead in the valley. We camp beside the stream and close to the waterfall.

Day-4

Waterfall to Ruinsara lake (3,600 m)

2 hours’ hike:.

4 Km.

We ascend into the Ruinsara valley. There is a stark difference in the vegetation with pine and fir giving way to birch and rhododendron. Ruinsara lake is a lovely lake surrounded by meadows and rhododendron bushes. It is considered sacred by the locals. Overnight in camps near the lake.

Day-5

Ruinsara lake (3,600 m) – rest and explore

Today we rest near the lake and spend the day exploring the nearby glaciers and valleys. We can visit Thanga camp site on the opposite bank of the river. It is from Thanga that the route to Bali pass takes a southward course. There are significant chances of spotting Himalayan Brown Bears around here. Alternatively we can continue on the eastward trail on the left bank bank of the river and up towards the base camp of Swargarohini (6,252 m) and Black peak (6,387 m). This trail heads further up towards Dhumdhar Kandi pass (5,490 m) that leads into Gangotri valley

Day-6

Ruinsara lake (3,600 m) to Seema (3,560 m).

6 hours’ hike: 14 Km.
We start the day early as we today retrace our steps to Seema, situtated at a distance of 17 km. The path is predominantly downhill except for a short and steep ascent through the forest that we came across on third days’ hike

Day-7

Seema (2,560 m) to Taluka (2,050 m) to Sankri
Early in the morning, we bid farewell to the Seema and hike till Taluka. A vehicle from Taluka takes us back to Sankri, where we retire for the day in camps or a guest house.

Day-8

Sankri to Dehradun
8 hours’ Drive: 200 Km.
The trek to Ruinsara Lake concludes today as we leave Sankri and reach Dehradun by late afternoon on this day..

End

Inclusions
  • Transport support from and to Dehradun: starting from pickup on day 1 to drop on day 2.
  • Guide and cook fees.

  • Rent for camping equipment.

  • Forest entry charges.

  • Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment. Please note that personal luggage can be carried by mules and/or porters on chargeable basis.

  • All veg meals starting from day 1 lunch to day 2 lunch.

  • Tented accommodation throughout the trek.

Exclusions
  • Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown.

  • Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.

  • Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above.

  • Accommodation in Dehradun.

  • Personal luggage with mass not exceeding 12 kg per bag per person can be carried by porters/mules @ Rs 300 per day per bag.

  • Trekking shoes with good grip
  • Backpack and rain cover for backpack(40-60litres)
  • Clothes: -Warm layers (fleece, woolen and one padded jacket ), trek pants, collared t shirt, thermals
  • Accessories: – sunglasses, suncap, synthetic hand gloves
  • Socks
  • Headlamp/ torch
  • Daypack
  • Toiletries: – sunscreen, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer
  • Cutlery: – lunch box, spoon
  • Water bottles
  • Personal medicines
  • Id proof: – (driving license, voters Id etc.)

Cost Per Head

– For Existing Group Departures

 Trek: 11,300/-

 Transport: 2,500/-

(Dehradun to Dehradun)

Service tax @ 5% applicable

– For Private/Customized Trek

Price on Request- varies based on group size, itinerary and amenities

Duration:  7 Night 8 Days
Maximum Group Size : 10-12

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri – 8 h drive

Day 2: Sankri (1,920 m) to Seema (2,560 m) – 1 h drive + 5-6 h trek

Day 3: Seema (2,560 m) to Roiltia or Waterfall camp (2,900 m) – 4-5 h

Day 4: Roiltia to Ruinsara lake (3,650 m)- 4-5 h

Day 5: Rest day at Ruinsara lake

Day 6: Ruinsara lake to Seema (2,560 m)- 5-6 h

Day 7: Seema (2,560 m) to Taluka (2,050 m) – 4-5 h

Day 8: Taluka (2,050 m) to Dehradun via Sankri – 7-8 h

Additional Information

Best Season – Round the year
Grade – Easy to Moderate

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE:

Winter temperatures – Ruinsara lake  Trek– 3°C to – 5° C – And Base Camp Ruinsara lake / -5°C to -8°C – winter December to Jan
Summer temperatures – Ruinsara lake base +5° C to +20° C

Must read about Ruinsara lake Trek

Ruinsara lake Trek is a classic Summer and winter trek. The trek provides a great opportunity for trekkers.

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Region :-Uttarakhand
Duration :- 8 Days 
Grade :- Medium 
Max Altitude :- 3650m. 
Approx Trekking :- 26 Kms.

Ruinsara Tal Yamunotri Bali Pass Trek offers an exciting trekking experience in the Himalayas. It is an old trekkers’ route that connects Tons River Valley to Yamunotri River Valley. Trekkers prefer to go for Bali Pass in monsoon season when the snow melts and the pass is accessible from both the sides. Explore the inner valleys of the Garhwal region through this trek and get stunned by the beauty of the place.

The expedition will prove to be a once in a lifetime experience for you as trekking in Garhwal Himalayas is always delightful. The trek starts from Sankri and takes you through the verdant Govind National Park. The National Park is a beautiful place with Chirpine and Oak trees, the snow-clad peaks and glaciers. The wide variety of wildlife like snow leopard, the Himalayan black bear, musk deer, bharal, brown beers and many more attracts travellers. The lush meadow trail to Ruinsara Tal is beautiful but tricky, but as you reach there you will realise that your efforts were worth it! Explore the less travelled path over Yamunotri pass to Yamunotri Temple and the glacial lake; it will give you a sense of tranquility. Capture every moment on the trek and let it remind you forever about the wonderful time you had here. The highlight of Ruinsara Tal Yamunotri Bali Pass Trek is the thrilling experience of camping above the altitude of 13000 feet. The enchanting place is surrounded by majestic Bandarpoonch range and other famous Himalayan peaks like Kalanag, Bandarpoonch West and Ruinsara. The surrounding peaks and glaciers in the Swargarohini Range and Bandarpoonch Range are a mountaineer’s delight. If you are in love with the wild side of adventure and often wander off to the mountains to find peace then this is the ideal trek for you in the snow dunes, lush forests, vast meadows, enchanting glacial sacred lake and marvellous mountains! Know more about other popular options for Trekking in Uttarakhand.

Why Choose Us

  • Learning Experience: We do not just focus on completing the trek but also help you develop basic trekking skills like:
    • Packing a rucksack
    • Morning Yoga & Evening stretching
    • How to pitch and dismantle a camping tent and properly use a sleeping bag
    • Ascend and Descend on a mountain trail
    • How to ensure camp safety and hygiene
    • Identify trail signs and signals
  • Loyalty Programs: Join Rockkers Adventures community and enjoy benefits of our vouchers and referral programs.
  • Personalized attention: We have small batch size (max. 15) and we maintain a healthy ratio of 8:1 (Participants: Leader) on all our batches to enable individual focus and monitoring.
  • Best Expedition Leaders: Our leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders. Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
  • Safety norms: We have mapped every region with an emergency evacuation plan and safety protocols maintaining a zero accident record so far. We carry an extensive first-aid kit including oxygen cylinders and high altitude medicines.
  • Safety equipment: Our trek leaders carry UIAA certified rescue equipment like static rope, ice ax, harness, carabiners, jumar, pulley, short and long slings.

Day-1

Dehradun to Sankri drive

7 hours’ drive

200 km

We start early from Dehradun and reach the village Sankri by evening. The final stretch is through the Govind Pashu National Park after we cross a check post at Netwar. We rest at night in a guest house or in camps.

Day-2

Sankri (1,920 m) to Seema (2,560 m)via Taluka (2,050 m)

1 hour Drive

5-6 hours’ hike:.

14 Km

Post breakfast we are transported from Sankri to Taluka. The drive is a bit bumpy. The trek commences from Taluka on a stony path. With the river Supin gushing through rapids beside us, under the shade of walnut, pine and other trees, the walk is quite pleasant. Often the passing villagers greet us on the way. The path crosses over a few streams which merge with Supin. After a few hours of walk the village of Gangad can be seen towards the left, across the river. We continue our hike and after about an hour’s walk, the quaint village of Osla unfolds itself. Seema is a tiny settlement opposite to the river from Osla. We set camp here or stay in a hut with a local family in the village.

Day-3

Seema (2,560 m) to Roiltia or Waterfall camp (3,350 m)

6-7 hours’ hike:

13 Km.

On this day, we continue along the true right of the valley along the Tons river. The trail ascends through the fields and climbs high above the confluence of the Tons and Ruinsara gad. The walk through the forest is beautiful, with Kalanag (6387) visible straight ahead in the valley. We camp beside the stream and close to the waterfall.

Day-4

Waterfall to Ruinsara lake (3,600 m)

2 hours’ hike:.

4 Km.

We ascend into the Ruinsara valley. There is a stark difference in the vegetation with pine and fir giving way to birch and rhododendron. Ruinsara lake is a lovely lake surrounded by meadows and rhododendron bushes. It is considered sacred by the locals. Overnight in camps near the lake.

Day-5

Ruinsara lake (3,600 m) – rest and explore

Today we rest near the lake and spend the day exploring the nearby glaciers and valleys. We can visit Thanga camp site on the opposite bank of the river. It is from Thanga that the route to Bali pass takes a southward course. There are significant chances of spotting Himalayan Brown Bears around here. Alternatively we can continue on the eastward trail on the left bank bank of the river and up towards the base camp of Swargarohini (6,252 m) and Black peak (6,387 m). This trail heads further up towards Dhumdhar Kandi pass (5,490 m) that leads into Gangotri valley

Day-6

Ruinsara lake (3,600 m) to Seema (3,560 m).

6 hours’ hike: 14 Km.
We start the day early as we today retrace our steps to Seema, situtated at a distance of 17 km. The path is predominantly downhill except for a short and steep ascent through the forest that we came across on third days’ hike

Day-7

Seema (2,560 m) to Taluka (2,050 m) to Sankri
Early in the morning, we bid farewell to the Seema and hike till Taluka. A vehicle from Taluka takes us back to Sankri, where we retire for the day in camps or a guest house.

Day-8

Sankri to Dehradun
8 hours’ Drive: 200 Km.
The trek to Ruinsara Lake concludes today as we leave Sankri and reach Dehradun by late afternoon on this day..

End

Inclusions
  • Transport support from and to Dehradun: starting from pickup on day 1 to drop on day 2.
  • Guide and cook fees.

  • Rent for camping equipment.

  • Forest entry charges.

  • Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment. Please note that personal luggage can be carried by mules and/or porters on chargeable basis.

  • All veg meals starting from day 1 lunch to day 2 lunch.

  • Tented accommodation throughout the trek.

Exclusions
  • Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown.

  • Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.

  • Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above.

  • Accommodation in Dehradun.

  • Personal luggage with mass not exceeding 12 kg per bag per person can be carried by porters/mules @ Rs 300 per day per bag.

  • Trekking shoes with good grip
  • Backpack and rain cover for backpack(40-60litres)
  • Clothes: -Warm layers (fleece, woolen and one padded jacket ), trek pants, collared t shirt, thermals
  • Accessories: – sunglasses, suncap, synthetic hand gloves
  • Socks
  • Headlamp/ torch
  • Daypack
  • Toiletries: – sunscreen, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer
  • Cutlery: – lunch box, spoon
  • Water bottles
  • Personal medicines
  • Id proof: – (driving license, voters Id etc.)

Cost Per Head

– For Existing Group Departures

 Trek: 11,300/-

 Transport: 2,500/-

(Dehradun to Dehradun)

Service tax @ 5% applicable

– For Private/Customized Trek

Price on Request- varies based on group size, itinerary and amenities

Duration:  7 Night 8 Days
Maximum Group Size : 10-12

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri – 8 h drive

Day 2: Sankri (1,920 m) to Seema (2,560 m) – 1 h drive + 5-6 h trek

Day 3: Seema (2,560 m) to Roiltia or Waterfall camp (2,900 m) – 4-5 h

Day 4: Roiltia to Ruinsara lake (3,650 m)- 4-5 h

Day 5: Rest day at Ruinsara lake

Day 6: Ruinsara lake to Seema (2,560 m)- 5-6 h

Day 7: Seema (2,560 m) to Taluka (2,050 m) – 4-5 h

Day 8: Taluka (2,050 m) to Dehradun via Sankri – 7-8 h

Additional Information

Best Season – Round the year
Grade – Easy to Moderate

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE:

Winter temperatures – Ruinsara lake  Trek– 3°C to – 5° C – And Base Camp Ruinsara lake / -5°C to -8°C – winter December to Jan
Summer temperatures – Ruinsara lake base +5° C to +20° C

Must read about Ruinsara lake Trek

Ruinsara lake Trek is a classic Summer and winter trek. The trek provides a great opportunity for trekkers.

Quick Contact