Har ki Dun - Ruinsara Tal Trek

Har-ki-Dun, situated at an elevation of 3566 metres is surrounded by glittering peaks and dense forests. The forests are rich in wild life and are a veritable paradise for bird-watchers and nature lovers. Har-ki-Dun, a relatively small, unspoilt valley very similar to the Valley of Flowers, is 8 km. froom Osla the last village in the region. To some trekkers it is a preferable destination as it involves more of a trek, is not so often visited, and is not yet commercialised. From Har ki Dun it is possible to climb many named and un-named peaks and to cross over the ridge to Yamunotri. The roadhead to Har-Ki-Dun is at Taluka. From here a 11 km. gradual ascent is Osla. The village of Osla is across the river but it is well worth the trip to visit the intricately carved wooden temple. 
From this Forest Rest House to the one at Har-ki-Dun it is 8 km. of steep climbing. Further up the Ruinsara Gad is a lake and one of the base camps for climbing Swargarohini.

General Information

Location: Garhwal Himalaya
Type: Moderate 
Altitude: 3600 mts.
Best Season: Mid April & Mid November
Duration: 10 Days
Trekking Itinerary
Day 1 Rishikesh - Sankri
Early morning drive to Sankri, Evening Village Saur visit O/N in guest house.
Day 2 Sankri - Taluka
12 Km. Trek. Morning after breakfast start trek to Taluka, is located at the 1900Mtrs. Next to the Har-Ki-Doon river amidst beautiful forest. O/n in Camp.
Day 3 Taluka - Osla
12 Km. Trek. Morning after breakfast trek to Osla, begin the trek a gradual ascent brigs you to the picturesque Osla village along the swift rivulet. O/N in Camp.
Day 4 Osla - Har Ki Doon
12 Km. Trek. Morning after breakfast climb to the higher reaches of the mountains to reach Har-Ki-Doon (3566 Mtrs.) the beautiful valley of Gods . O/N in Camp.
Day 5 Har Ki Doon - Jyundhar Glaicer - Har Ki Doon
A Day trip in Har ki Dun vallay and trek towars jyundhar glacier. 5 -6 km. day trek.  O/N in Camp.
Day 6 Har Ki Doon - Osla
Trace the route back to Osla. O/N in Camp
Day 7 Osla - Ruisara Tal
8-10 km. trek to ruinsara tal. O/N in Camp
Day 8 Ruisara Tal - Osla
8-10 km. trek to Osla. O/N in Camp
Day 9 Osla - Taluka -  Sankri
Morning after breakfast trek to Sankri. O/N in Camp.
Day 10 Sankri - Mussoorie
Drive down to the hill station Mussoorie over looking the Doon Valley enroute visit Lakha Mandal- a site associated with the heroes of Epic ‘Mhabharata’- there is an ancient temple and cave formations which are of interest. O/n in hotel at Mussoorie.
Required Trekking Gear
* Trekking Shoes.
* Warm Clothes including Inner, Pullover, Jackets and Cap.
* Trousers, Shorts and T-Shirts, Cotton Socks.
* Wind and Rain Suit.
* Personal First Aid Kit & Personal toiletries.
* Backpacks for Clothes, water bottle, Torch & Camera

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