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Vaibhav Vyas

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What a beautiful place…I’ve never earlier had experienced such a beauty other than in Bollywood movies…its that beautiful

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Shambhavi Deshpande

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It was a really nice experience. :)

Overview

About the Kareri Lake 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.

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.


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.


Quick Facts:

Trekking Distance:  29km

Maximum Altitude: 11972 ft

Temperature: 8°C to 20°C

Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

Railway Station: Pathankot is the nearest railway station 

Base Camp: Salli Village

Reviews: Kareri Lake Trek Customer Reviews




Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Pathankot to Salli village (90km/3hours by road)

    Arrival in Base Camp

    Following your arrival in Pathankot, a 3 hours drive through the captivating and whirly terrains will take you to Salli Base Camp. Arriving at the campsite, check-in into the camp, get freshened up and relish on a delicious lunch. Post lunch activities include a walk to Salli Village and Khauli River. After dinner is served in the evening, relax around a lively bonfire and retire for the day for tomorrow your Kareri Lake trek begins.

  • Day 2 - Acclimatization Day in Salli

    Snow Clad Peaks, Khauli River, Acclimatization Walk

    As you will be new to this region, today will be vested to get acclimatized to its climate and weather. Moreover, during the day, you can also enjoy the spectacular views of the snow-clad mountain peaks and the stunning Khauli River that flows through the valley. You can also opt for an acclimatization walk between breakfast and lunch. Post lunch; prepare the rucksacks for the adventurous journey that would follow the next day.

  • Day 3 - Salli to Camp-I (6km)

    4 hours Trek through Forests, Tyrolean Traversing, Campfire

    Post today's breakfast in the camp, get started with the trek through the scenic Handi Forests! Depart the campsite and begin with the trekking expedition to Camp-I. Your arrival at Camp-I will be followed by welcome or soft drinks and lunch.

    After having lunch, get into the sharing tents allotted by your trek instructor and relax for a while. Post lunch activities include Tyrolean traverse; a form of river crossing activity over high suspended ropes. Come evening, relish hot and delicious soups followed by a warm campfire and dinner; overnight stay in tents.

  • Day 4 - Camp-I to Camp -II at Daled Camp (5km)

    3 hours Trek, Dhauladher Himalayan Range, Meadow Exploration

    After having breakfast in the morning hours, depart Camp-I and embark on the trek to Camp-II, which is located at Daled Campsite. During the trek, enjoy the mesmerising views of the soaring peaks clad with snow, pictorial meadows and the untouched beauty of the region.

    On arrival at the campsite; by afternoon, get welcomed by soft drinks, lunch and get into the allotted tents. Relaxing for a while, explore the surrounding meadows and their pristine beauty. The Daled Camp is immensely popular for offering the most stunning views of the Dhauladher Himalayan Range. With the advent of the evening, return to the campsite and enjoy hot soups followed by campfire and dinner; overnight stat in tents.

  • Day 5 - Camp-II - Kareri Lake (3,300m) - Camp-II (6km trek)

    Kareri Lake, Dhauladhar Range

    Today, after having breakfast in Camp-II, get started with attaining height and reach the Kareri Lake which is located at a height of 3,3000m above the sea level. Upon reaching the lakeside, enjoy the stunning beauty of the azure waters and the panoramic views of Dhauladhar and other nearby mountain ranges.

    Post this; embark on the return from Kareri Lake trekking to Camp-II. On arrival at the campsite, have lunch and relax for the rest of the day. Come evening, relish warm soups followed by dinner and a campfire; overnight stay in tents.

  • Day 6 - Camp-II to Camp-I (6km)

    4 hours Trek, Handi Forest

    After a late morning breakfast; at around 10:00am, depart Camp-II and start descending down towards Camp-I through the scenic Handi Forest. Enjoy trekking through the whirly terrains, the untouched beauty of the forests and reach the campsite by afternoon or lunch time.

    After having in the camp, get into the allotted tents (sharing) and retire for the day. Evening will be greeted with warm soups, campfire and finally after dinner is served, get into your tent and call it the end of the day.

  • Day 7 - Camp-I to Salli (6km)

    Camp-I to Salli (6km)

    After today's breakfast, depart the campsite and begin with the return trek to the base camp in Salli; en route, visit the local market and witness the life and culture of the natives. Upon arrival at the base camp, enjoy your lunch and relax for the day. With the advent of evening, soups and campfire will be arranged at the camp. Post dinner; retire for the day in your allotted tents.

  • Day 8 - Salli to Mcleodganj/Salli to Pathankot (90km/3 hours drive)

    Tour Ends Here

    With the completion of today's breakfast, pack your bags and wish adieu to the enchanting valleys of Salli. Depart the base camp and get dropped to McLeodganj or get transferred to Pathankot and continue with your onwards journey your Kareri Lake trekking experience come to an end.

Stay

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  • Stay in Tents on Sharing Basis.

Meal

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  • 6 Breakfast
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  • 7 Lunch
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  • 6 Dinner

Activity

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  • Trekking

Things To Carry

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  • Warm and comfortable clothes
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  • Sunscreen lotion and other ointments
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  • Caps or hats and a pair of goggles
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  • Trekking shoes and an extra pair of slippers

Advisory

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  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes
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  • Pay heed to the trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking experience
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  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek
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  • Avoid trekking during the nights
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  • Before undertaking the trek, consult a physician
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  • Though medical facilities are available at every campsite, participants are suggested to carry their own medication (if any)
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  • The trek takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.
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    Story by Vaibhav Vyas

     Rated : 5.0

    What a beautiful place…I’ve never earlier had experienced such a beauty other than in Bollywood movies…its that beautiful

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    Story by Shambhavi Deshpande

     Rated : 5.0

    It was a really nice experience. :)

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    Story by Shambhavi Deshpande

     Rated : 5.0

    It was a really nice experience. :)

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    Story by Neha Pandey

     Rated : 5.0

    This experience was truly amazing and I got to explore a whole different side of adventure travel. Everything was amazing! Will return soon for more! Loved the glaciers and pristine skies and rivers!

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    Story by Pallavi Rao

     Rated : 5.0

    Our group of 6 people from Delhi had lot of fun and are happy to give a thumbs up for the Kareri Lake trek and experience. Within the span of 5 days, we had unlimited fun and the trails were so appealing. Really, a must trek to take for the beginners.

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    Story by Ekta Agarwal

     Rated : 5.0

    While I was looking for a short trek in Himachal, one of my colleague suggested this Kareri Lake trek to me. I found this trek as the same as my colleague said. Really, the Kareri Lake trek will hold you aback!

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    Story by Trishita Chatterjee

     Rated : 5.0

    Guys, this can be called as one of the best treks in the entire country. The beauty and the feel that it offers are simply above all. If you happen to miss it, you will miss it forever. Pack your bags, book your dates and just go for this one without even thinking twice.

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    Story by Arnab Dey

     Rated : 5.0

    Rocky trails, Rocky Mountains…on the whole the trip was rocking dude. Had the most amazing time with a group of 10 members and the The organizing team did their best in enhancing the fun and excitement of the trek.

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    Story by Sankalp Agarwal

     Rated : 5.0

    It was only when locals told me, I believed that this place actually remains frozen in winters. What a view…no tough trekking…it’s a child’s play. Now that I’ve returned from Kareri I can actually say it.

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    Story by Vikram Meel

     Rated : 5.0

    As the trek started from Dharamshala, we all were looking forward to it. McLeod Ganj and then Kareri Lake...the trek was pretty easy and filled with awesome moments. The villages on the way were way better than we thought and for a moment we all felt like settling down there permanently.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What is the best time to go for Kareri Lake Trek?

      The best time to go for the Kareri Lake Trek is during the month of May to July, September to November when the weather remains quite suitable for the trekkers.T he temperature may drop to 8° C during the May – October (July & August might face rain).

    2. What is the difficulty level of Kareri Lake Trek?

      The difficulty level of Kareri Lake trek is from easy to moderate. You will be covering a distance of 29km from the starting of your day. You will be trekking to an altitude of 11972 ft. For the adventure seekers and the thrill seekers, this is a must do trek. The beautiful lake offers a different kind of beauty that cannot be comprehended unless you have witnessed it yourself.

    3. What kind of physical fitness be required to do Kareri Lake Trek?

      The Kareri lake trek is considered as an easy to moderate trek with a mix of steep and gradual ascent, mostly through villages. The trek is not very difficult, but the final summit is tricky and requires climbing in deep snow. But for that, you need to prepare yourself. For this, you can start jogging every day and then do cycling for some time. Always take the stairs without any breaks which will help you to keep fit. Also, start with brisk 10 minutes walk every day and then some physical exercise like stretching. You can also do some yoga every day to regulate your breathing properly.

    4. How is Kareri Lake Trek weather?

      The temperature may drop to 8° C during the May – October (July & August might face rain). If it rains, expect this temperature to drop even further. It usually gets windy in the late afternoon. The wind usually dies off late in the evenings till sunrise. Rain clouds may appear over Minkiani pass with little to no warning. A snow flurry as late as May or June will be another surprise for you.

    5. What clothing or equipment do we need to carry from our side during?

      While you are heading out for your kareri Lake Trek there are few essential things which you need to carry. Trek Essentials: Trekking shoes: On your Har ki dun trek you will cover a long distance and walk for long. So you need proper trekking shoes which are comfortable and tough. Choose trekking shoes that are flexible and have good ankle support. Also, see that they are water resistant. Backpack: You will also need a good backpack with sturdy straps and supporting frame. Alos, don’t forget to take a rain cover for your backpack Backpack (40-60 litres): A backpack with sturdy straps and a supporting frame. Rain cover for the backpack is essential. Clothing: Two trek pants: Carry at least two spare pair in case you first pant get wet. Wear one pair and carry the other pair with you. Three warm layers: During this trek you will be trekking at a high altitude so it is very important that you have proper clothes for the climatic conditions. Make sure you have three warm clothes layers

    6. Is Diamox is advisable?

      Kareri lake trek is quite suitable to people who are beginners and you can easily acclimatize well as they have full one day for you to rest. But if you find any symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) which includes a headache, nausea and vomiting then inform your trek leader. During your trek, each of the campsites holds first aid kit and fully equipped cylinders for such situations.

    7. Which type of shoes should I carry?

      On your Kareri lake trek, you will cover a long distance and walk for long. So you need proper trekking shoes which are comfortable and tough. Choose trekking shoes that are flexible and have good ankle support. Also, see that they are water resistant. Quechua Forclaz 100 High will be a good option for you.

    8. Is Kareri Lake a good trek for a first timer?

      Yes, kareri lake trek is a perfectly good trek for the first timers and beginners. Each day you will be trekking for around 5/6 hours so prepare yourself physically. You will have some steep climb and descend every day.

    9. Can I have liquor or smoke while we're on the trek?

      No, drinking and smoking are not recommended during the trek. As you will be trekking to a high altitude drinking and smoking will affect you breathing conditions.

    10. What are washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?

      While on your Kareri Lake trek, we provide toilet tents which are waterproof. There will be 2/ 4tents depending on the size of the group. The toilets tents will have a deep pit for your nature calls. You will also have a mound of soil and a shovel to cover it up which you can cover it up. This is the most hygiene way for you in the wild. Also, toilet paper is the advisable instead of wet wipes.

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