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INME+ Ruinsara Lake Expedition

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  • eligibility 18-& Above year olds
  • location tons campus, uttarakhand
  • duration 10 days

do something different, it’s worth it

See and experience what it takes to traverse and live in the high altitude of the Garhwal Himalayas to arrive a pristine clear Lake at the height of 11,500 feet. If you’re lucky, there might even be snow! End the days setting up campsites above the clouds.!

  • Ruinsara LakeTal at 11,500 feet
  • at the topclear water lake

lead and take ownership

Start with an intensive session to plan out everything needed for the coming days. From menus, ration and utensils to contingency food plans. Divide and share the load of supplies (‘khachchars’ help with the big stuff). As the days progress, instructors take a step back as the group takes initiative. Learn to work as a team—look out for each other, learn to be considerate and share the responsibilities of cooking, cleaning, firewood collection and resource management.

program itinerary

Day 2 – Arrival at LETS Camp Tons by breakfast. Settle in and get to know your instructors and other participants. Tent pitching and basic camping skills.

Day 3  ACCLIMATIZE AND PLAN: A short but strenuous trek helps partic- ipants prepare for the challenge. After returning to the camp the group prepares and packs for the expedition. Post lunch the group will go for another short trek. Evening is spent relaxing around the bonfire.

Day 4 – EXPEDITION ON Depart early morning for Taluka (2 hours) from the Tons camp. The trek begins from here. Trek through rocky terrain and meadows to reach Seema (8,780 feet and pitch tents to set-up camp. First night under the stars! (approx. 12km trekking)

Day 5 – TREKKING UP Get up early morning to dismantle the camp and pack up. Trek continues to Debsu Thach (approx. 10 km trekking)

Day 6 – LAKE SIDE CAMPING You continue trekking to reach the Ruinsara Tal (11480 feet). From Ruinsara to the south-west is Yamuna Kanta, the pass which takes you to Yamunotri. To the east is the majestic Ban- derpoonch Peak. Walking about south-east from the lake brings you to Kiarkoti with the view of over Swargarohini Range to the north. We pitch tents, set up camp and take part in activities around camp in the evening (8 Km trekking).

Day 7 – ADIEU Bid goodbye to the Tal and trek back to Seema (18 km) for the night.

Day 8 – LETS CAMP TONS Move from Seema to Taluka and then drive back to the Tons campus. Rest and bathe! Special dinner to mark the success of the expedition!

Day 9 – HOMEWARD Group discussion, followed by program closure. Depart for Delhi post lunch.

camping on the go

The expedition starts and ends at our Tons campus where accommodation tents. During the trek, campsites are set up at different locations everyday. The group pitches the hardy, weather proof tents and sleep in specialised sleeping bags provided by us. They’re small tents that comfortably fit three people. A pop-up toilet tent is also taken along.

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INME+ Ruinsara Lake Expedition

tons campus, uttarakhand

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  • instructor to participant ratio1:10
  • on each programfemale instructors
  • instructors trained inwilderness medicine

care and safety

Being well fed and hydrated is crucial to staying energised for the demanding days. There is wholesome and nutritious food for every meal, on campus and in the course of the expedition. Water, soup or juice provided during hydration breaks through the day. Our instructors take care of the rest. They’re all certified outdoor experts who go through extensive training and assessment before working with us. For the comfort and special needs of girls, there is a female instructor assigned to each activity group. A doctor is also present on campus at all times to attend to medical needs.

travel details

Groups depart from Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 2 at 7:00pm by AC buses till Paonta Sahib. The next leg of the journey takes you to our campus in non-AC buses, just in time for breakfast. The road can get a bit bumpy over some uneven stretches, so be prepared! On the way back, we reach Indira Gandhi International Airport at 5:30am.

Outstation participants fly into Delhi on the departure date. Inme provides airport pick-up-and-drop service and meals at an added cost. Contact us for details.

fitness requirements

This program might be more demanding than the usual physical activities you’re used to. We recommend a little jogging, stretching and exercise a few weeks before the departure to gain the flexibility and agility needed to truly enjoy the experience. Do this wearing the shoes you want to carry for the program—it’ll help break into them.

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