About the Destination:
Standing tall at an altitude of 3,300m above the sea level, Kareri Lake trek is Dharamshala or the Kumarwah Lake is one of the most stunning lake treks in Himachal Pradesh. With the melting snow of the Dhauladhar Range as the source of water, this quaint lake and the terrain that leads to it entices trekkers from different corners of the world. While the Dhauladhar Range adds to the mesmeric appeal of this lake, the fact that it remains frozen during early December to March/April serves as the main attraction of this trek.
The Kareri Lake trekking originates from the Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh and takes the participants through lush forests, narrow terrains, whirly passes, scenic meadows and much more. Adding more, while on this trek, the trekkers can also participate in local tours and adventure activities like Tyrolean Traversing. This amazing trek will take you through a journey of some of the unknown parts of this region. Get a chance to explore the vivid flora and fauna as you keep continuing your trek.
Most of the trekkers come to know about the beauty of this region only after they have done the trek. Marvel at the sight of the lake when you reach the summit and click some memorable pictures. Continue your trek through lush green meadows, wild and colourful orchards and thick forest that is a home to numerous Himalayan bird and animal species. You will come across a lot of beautiful campsites during your treks which are quite beautiful. This trek is also a favourite among the shutterbugs and the nature lovers who can spend some time close to nature while clicking their best shots.
About the Trek:
For those of you who are planning to conquer the Himalayan Mountains this time then Kareri lake trek is a great option for you. Perched high between the ranges of Dhauladhar Mountain this glacial Kareri lake trek will take you through a journey of the most scenic views. Trek through the lush green forest filled with chir and chilgoza pines as you continue your trek. Slowly the later part of the trail will open up to rocky grasslands along the lake. For this amazing trekking expedition, you will start from Pathankot which is a 3-hour drive through the captivating and whirly terrains and then you will reach your Salli Base Camp.
On your second day, you will get acclimatized to its climate and weather. On your third day, you will start trekking through the scenic Handi Forests! Depart the campsite and begin with the trekking expedition to Camp-I. On your fourth day, you will depart from Camp 1 and leave for Camp 2. Enjoy the mesmerizing views of the soaring peaks clad with snow, pictorial meadows and the untouched beauty of the region. The Daled Camp is immensely popular for offering the most stunning views of the Dhauladher Himalayan Range.
On your fifth day, you will start from Camp 2 to Kareri Lake and then trek back to Camp 2. Once you reach the lake at a height of 3,3000m above the sea level soak in the stunning beauty of the azure waters and the panoramic views of Dhauladhar and other nearby mountain ranges. After that, you will start trekking back to your Camp 2. start descending down towards Camp-I through the scenic Handi Forest. Enjoy trekking through the whirly terrains and click some pictures if you love to do some nature photography. En route, visit the local market and witness the life and culture of the natives. Your trek to Kkareri lake will be the most cherishable trek of your life.
Kareri Lake Trek Highlights:
- Get a chance to witness the many small hamlets and stream through the trek. Feast your eyes as you witness the beauty of the whole region from the top
- Enjoy camping at a high summit and the clear night sky under the billions of stars. Also, enjoy a small bonfire with your friends.
- Trek through some of the most alpine and forests of fir, Rhododendron and Oak.
- Get a chance to witness the rare flora and fauna of this region as you continue your trek.
- Feast your eyes at the majestic view of the Dhauladhar ranges right in front of you.
- And also meet the local people here and share a cup of tea while you learn about their culture.
- Also, taste the local cuisine of this region while you head out for this trek.
Trekking Distance: 29km
Maximum Altitude: 11972 ft
Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate
Railway Station: Pathankot is the nearest railway station