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Geeta Marar

4.0

Lake treks are fun. It was very interesting. What is more interesting is that you get to stay in the forest rest house. This is fun if it is well plann...

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Puneet Menon

5.0

awsm experience. the surroundings were too beautiful. we even experienced the snowfall during our trek. thans for such an amazing experience

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Available Group Departure: August: 10, 17, 24, 31, September: 2,9,26,23,30 and October: 6,13,20,27.

This trek can be availed at any day in a month even for Solo travellers.

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. 

The trek starts with your arrival in Mcleodganj, from where you take a small trek to reach the Kareri Village. After spending a night here, you will then begin the trek to go up to the Kareri Lake, lying at the foot of the Minkiani Pass. You will be facing a huge variety of terrains on this trek, ranging from straight roads to river crossings over wooden bridges, and steep ascents. After arriving at the lake, spend some time clicking pictures there, before spending another amazing night in tents at the lake.

On the last day of the trek, you will be trekking back to the Kareri Village, where the trek experience will come to an end. From here or from Ghera, you can hire a taxi to take you back to Mcleodganj.

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:  40km

Maximum Altitude: 3500m

Temperature: 8°C to 20°C

Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

Railway Station: Pathankot is the nearest railway station 

Base Camp: Kareri Village

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Mcleodganj to Kareri Village (Height 2200m | Distance 13 KM)

    After arriving at Mcleodganj and meeting the rest of the group, you will start with the trek to reach the Kareri Village.

    After meeting the people of Gaddi Tribe who are native to the Kareri region, you will spend the night in the tents or in one of the village houses.

  • Day 2 - Kareri Village to Kareri Lake (Height 3500m | Distance 14 KM)

    After breakfast this morning, you will be carrying packed lunch as you trek on your way to the Kareri Lake.

    You will be walking through forests of Oak, Rhododendron, and Pine. The trek first passes through level grounds, but then comes onto a steep ascent, in which you will be trekking alongside the Kareri Nullah Stream. You will be crossing over the rivulet a number of times using wooden bridges.

    After reaching the base of the Minkiani Pass, you would be able to see the glacial lake very clearly and with azure blue water.

    Overnight in tents on the bank of the lake.

  • Day 3 - Kareri Lake to Kareri Village (Distance 13 KM)

    After breakfast this morning by the lake, you will be taking the trek back to the Kareri Village.

    As you start the trek, you will realize that it is a downhill walk and soon you will be back in the village of Kareri.

    This is where the trek comes to an end, and you can then get a hired taxi from the village or from Ghera to go back to Mcleodganj.

Stay

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  • Stay in Tents on Sharing Basis.

Meal

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  • All meals included starting with Lunch on day 1 to Breakfast on Day 3.

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 Geeta Marar

     Rated : 4.0

    Lake treks are fun. It was very interesting. What is more interesting is that you get to stay in the forest rest house. This is fun if it is well planned. There is trek, the visit to lake, and the rest house stay in forest. Apart from that there is nothing fancy or anything. So, plan accordingly. Some of the positives of this trek are that it is pretty cheap, easy-moderate level difficulty, safe path to trek and travel solo, very beautiful, and mesmerising. The cons were the flight charges, not so good food, and well the climate. If you visit during season and if you have planned it well then this is a nice trek to take and enjoy with your gang of fun loving buddies.

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    Story by Puneet Menon

     Rated : 5.0

    awsm experience. the surroundings were too beautiful. we even experienced the snowfall during our trek. thans for such an amazing experience

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    Story by Chaten Pandey

     Rated : 4.0

    Kareri Lake was such an amazing location. The entire trek was a great experience - green hills and the lake amidst the trek was such an incredible experience. Awesome time, met some great people - kudos to our guide, he took good care of all of the members.

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    Story by Ramesh Chattopadhyay

     Rated : 4.0

    No doubt the place was damn gorgeous and beautiful but the climate got really cool. So many of us got sick and could not take the full fun of the trek. But Overall an Okay kind of experience.

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    Story by Shashikala Devar

     Rated : 5.0

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    Kareri Lake trek was extremely exciting since we had to camp at many places in the middle of the secluded areas. All the trails were through either forests or meadows. The rocks and stones on the paths were making some climbs difficult. But everyone in our group was so energetic and we never felt tired too. But we got only limited time to spend at the top and near the lake since we had to come back to the campsite before it was late. We took a number of pictures near the lake. There was not much water in the lake when we visited but people said that during rainy season it will be really huge. I liked the surrounding well. Hills with rocks and stones. Greenery was acting as a blanket. Sheep were grazing at some places. The village beauty cannot be replaced or transferred. I belong to one of the major metropolitan cities in India and I could understand the feeling of being at a place where there is only greenery and walkable routes. I was escaped from the daily boring office works, traffic and scorching lights. The flats, hotels, pubs and the same life style. This lake trek was changing my attitude totally.

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    Story by Ekalavya Abbott

     Rated : 5.0

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    I am not a great fan of trekking. But my husband and cousins are. Hence when they planned a trip to somewhere in Himachal Pradesh, I said no without thinking. But they forced me to join them and they promised I would definitely like the trek. Kareri Lake trek was a part of the tour through Himachal Pradesh. We have done trekking along some other place. But I thought I should write something about the trek to Kareri Lake. An irresistible place is Kareri Lake and the neighbourhood. It is full of greenery and some rocks. The Himalayan ranges are in the background. Oh God, I never felt such an amazing feeling in my life ever. It was so cold throughout the routes. But it was not winter too. There was no rain as well. Hence the complete trip was awesome. I became the fan of Himachal Pradesh within no time. My cousins were asking me what happened now and all. But to be true, I was gradually liking the place and the trekking. Camping amidst the celebrity nature was something really special. The soothing music of the wind was in my heart and still echoes.

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    Story by All Rajasthan

     Rated : 4.0

    nice place to visit

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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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    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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