The best experience I could get could considering that it was my first Trek,the picturesque locations and the admirable hospitality was something someo...
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...
For those of you who are planning to conquer the Himalayan Mountains, then trek to Kareri lake is a great option for you. located at an elevation of about 2,950 meters in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. 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 endpoint is feasible to take the private cabs to reach Mcleodganj. This trek is also a favorite among the shutterbugs and the nature lovers who can spend some time close to nature while clicking their best shots.
Quick Facts About Kareri Lake Trek:
Maximum Altitude: 9,650 Ft.
Temperature: 8°C to 20°C
Start Time: 09:00 AM
Kareri Lake Trek Difficulty Level:- Easy To Moderate
Approx Trekking Km:- 26 Kms (To & FRO)
Stay during Kareri Lake Trek Himachal:
Stay in Alpine/ Dome tents on double/triple/quad sharing basis.
Meals during Kareri Lake Trek Himachal:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner (vegetarian and non-vegetarian) are included in the package
How to Reach:
The nearest airport is Gaggal Airport at Dharamshala about 20 km away. The Main Square is the epicenter of McLeodganj Town which is surrounded by most of the Hotels, the start point can easily be reached through convenient public and private transportation from here.
This Kareri Lake trek can be availed on every Weekend. Open even for Solo travelers as well. Send the inquiry for more available dates.
After arriving at Dharamkot 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.
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 Kareri Lake trek first passes through level grounds but then comes onto a steep ascent, in which you will be trekking alongside the Kareri Nullah Stream.
From Kareri Village, you will go to Reoti Base Camp. From Reoti Base camp, trek to lake will be organised.
Trek to lake from Reoti depends on weather conditions.
You will be crossing over the rivulet a number of times using wooden bridges.
Trek back to the Kareri village with the memories of the beautiful lake in your mind and in your camera.
Overnight in Reoti Base camp with a campfire for your company.
After breakfast this morning, you will be taking the trek to Mcleodganj, where the Kareri Lake trekking experience will come to an end.
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Rated : 5.0
The best experience I could get could considering that it was my first Trek,the picturesque locations and the admirable hospitality was something someone can only dream of.Though due to off season in December my group was not able to complete the trek but whatever we witnessed was something neither of us can forget.The camping under a boulder is something I can never forget.The best thing of this trek is that you will always find a dog companion who will keep you motivated on this trek...
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.
Rated : 5.0
Went for this trek a while back. It really started as a spur of the moment decision to do some off-roading with a new set of SUV tyres (Apollo Apterra, if you are wondering), which soon turned into a crazy ride from Chandigarh to Karerilake Himachal. The easy availability of this trek made it the best choice for our group (4 guys without much baggage). Left the Jeep back in a paid parking (there are many in the ganj), and embarked on one of the most exciting treks I have joined. The beauty of Himachal takes your breath away every single time (this was my 5th trek in the state) and the stays organised for us were quite scenic. Planning to go back with more friends soon.
Rated : 5.0
We trekked to Karari lake on 27/01/2021,We had a memory to cherish forever.First day we had camping in kareri village and next day we trekked to kareri lake. Enroute we enjoy the Nature we crossed the bridge that's like kumbhu fall Enroute to Everest ????.The lake was almost frozen.We had snow fall at night at the lake where we camped for the night. It's first time most of the trekker enjoyed the snowfall.But it continued for the entire night that made him like snow storm.The high velocity wind made home like tempest.The next day at Lake gave us feeling like we are in glacier. It also scared many roookie trekker. We were in news for being stranded at Lake and next day a article in newspaper said that chopper permission was also taken to help stranded.So with little money we had a amazing time at this trek.The company and assistance provide by our guide were commendable.The composer shown by them was commendable.First day we enjoyed greenery and bubbling sound of stream and next day we enjoyed Snow White,glacier like feeling.Yeah it was bit tough but that's the way we trekker choose.So plan for the trek and feel the kick
Rated : 5.0
awsm experience. the surroundings were too beautiful. we even experienced the snowfall during our trek. thans for such an amazing experience
Rated : 5.0
There are 2 reviews One about the trek Other is about the vendor Trek wound have been an ordinary one if not for the snowfall. It was quite a steep climb and steep descent. Snowfall made it great - made it worth all the effort. The vendor: total 5. These folks help you even after the payment and trek is done. They go out of their way to help you. Extra points for them!!
Rated : 5.0
This trek was amazing and the camp was surrounded with the mountains and snow and the view was very beautiful from the top, the instructor was funny and polite in nature and the food was tasty we all enjoyed the time there and have lots of memories for lifetime, our group was fabulous.
Rated : 5.0
As an adventure lover I visited many places but this was one of the best where I do trekking, and camping but the best part was the bonfire with live music, the guide was professional and the food was little bit spicy but I enjoy this trek a lot. Highly recommended as this is not so difficult so freshers can also do this.
Rated : 5.0
When I was in Himachal Pradesh with my friends so one of them suggest me to visit Kareri trek which was nearby so I book the trek from Thrillophilia and it was very good experience we had. Recommended for you.
Rated : 5.0
It was very good experience we had while doing the trek. It was my first solo trip but got a good group by booking from Thrillophilia. What a memorable trip it was. Absolutely perfectly managed and with good food.
The best time to go for the Kareri Lake Trekking 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).
The difficulty level of Kareri Lake trekking 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.
The trek to Kareri lake 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.
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.
While you are heading out for your trek to Kareri Lake 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. Also, 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
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.
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.
Yes, trekking to Kareri Lake 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.
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.
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.
You can reach Dharamkot from Delhi by all three means-
By Bus - A lot buses operate from Delhi till Mcleodganj and Dharamshala. The best option from Delhi is Volvo which takes around 10-13 hours, depending on the weather and road conditions. De-board at Mcleodganj bus stop and take another bus or taxi to Dharmakot which is just 2 kilometres away. You may even walk till Dharamkot which will take around 30 mins.
By Air- Airport Kangra at Gaggal is just 20 kilometres from Dharmakot. You may take a flight till Gaggal and then hire a bus or taxi to reach Dharamkot.
By Train- 93 kilometres away from Dharamkot, the nearest railway station is Pathankot. Take a train from Delhi to Pathankot and then hire a taxi or board a bus to Dharamkot.
Kareri Lake Trek is famous for the beauty it offers during the trek to the uphill. You get to see numerous vintage landmarks that show the supremely gorgeous views of the adjoining valleys and mountains.
The trail passes through the narrow terrains, scenic meadows, lush forests, whirly passes and a lot more which are truly a treat to the eyes.
This trek gives an opportunity to reconnoitre one of the most remarkable areas of the Mighty Himalayan Range and experience the hospitality and simplicity of the diverse Himachali Cult.
In all, a feast for all the nature lovers who get to see nature in its purest form.
The total Kareri Lake Trekking distance is 7 kilometres. This includes 7 kilometres of the trek from Dharamkot to Kareri Village. After this, another 4 kilometres of a trek from Kareri Village to Kareri Lake.
While returning, trek for 14 kilometres to Ghera and then reach Mcledoganj in a jeep.
The Kareri Lake Trek is absolutely safe for solo and female travellers. The place is safe for all kinds of tourists and we pay extra attention to their safety too.
We provide separate accommodations to men and women so that they feel comfortable and are at ease.
The pickup facilities from Delhi to Dharamkot is not available by us. You need to reach Dharamkot on your own.
We provide a pickup and drop facilities once you reach Dharamkot and also during the trek, wherever needed.
Usually, the size of each Kareri Lake trekking batch is between 5-10 people, which includes men, women and children. We do not keep it very less and do not even make it very crowded.
These many people together ensure fun and frolic without any chaos.
Lunch is provided on the day you arrive along with proper accommodation in a tent or village house after reaching Kareri Village on Day 1. Morning breakfast will be provided on Day 2 and proper packed lunch will be given for your trekking to Kareri Lake. On returning back to Kareri Village, have dinner and doze off to take on Day 3. Morning breakfast is given before your trek to Ghera. Jeep facilities are provided to take you to Mcleodganj from Ghera.
A guide is provided who will accompany you throughout your trek. In short, all meals from lunch on Day 1 to Breakfast on day 3 is provided by us. Transportation while trekking is included in the package. Stay on sharing basis is also included in your package.
You will begin your Kareri Lake trek from Dharamkot to the Kareri Village. While you trek, you will walk through remote villages and pine jungles which are simply beautiful. On Day 2, start your trek to Kareri Lake. As you trek, you will walk through Pine, Oak and Rhododendron Forests which looks stunning. After ground level trekking for some time, you will begin trekking alongside the gorgeous Kareri Nullah Stream.
You will cross this stream quite a few times using the wooden bridges. After this, you will reach the Minkiani Pass Base, where the stunning Kareri Lake is located. This is the highpoint of your trek, where you will be able to witness the most stunning scenic beauty of Himalayan Ranges.
After reaching the Kareri Lake at Minkiani Pass Base, you can relax and admire the exquisiteness of the place. You will trek back to the Kareri Village which will be your camping ground for the night. The next morning, you will move ahead to Ghera.
As you trek down the hill till Ghera, you will notice the drastic change in the forest, geographic and vegetation as it gets denser with every step. As you reach Ghera, our jeeps will be waiting to take you to Mcleodganj which will mark the end of your trek. You can explore Mcleodganj which is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh.
You may extend your stay (at your own expenses) and discover this little town which attracts tourists from all over the world. The temples, monasteries, Bhagsu Fall, St. John’s Church, Indrahar Pass, Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake and the stunning sunset point are the must-visit places once you are in Mcleodganj.
The entire trek is spread over 3 days which ensures experiencing the best of everything without rushing and missing out on anything. Your stay at Kareri Village gives you a chance to know about the diversity in culture of the people and get to know about them closely.
These people are welcoming and happy to make you part of their lives. The dense forests and pine trees look fabulous and capture worthy. You will be delighted to spot the exceptional flora and fauna which looks gorgeous and untouched. The view of Dhauladhar Ranges in front of you as you trek is a feast to your eyes.
Kareri Lake which is the spotlight of your trek is drool-worthy. The glazing water and the picturesque scenery is sure to be with you forever.
The Kareri Lake trek starts from Dharamkot in Mcleodganj which is 8 kilometres from the Kareri village. It is situated midst the pristine views of the Dhauladhar Mountain Ranges.
Passing through the lush green forest filled with chir and chilgoz pines, the beauty of the trek is enhanced by the breath-taking views of the landscapes here. The Kareri trek ends at the Kareri Lake that is seated in the Minkiani pass.
One has to trek to Kareri Lake which is the most popular activity associated with it in this location. Book a package for this trek from the best travel platform Thrillophilia that is known to offer great packages for all locations.
Almost all expeditions one can think of are included in their packages. Be it the stays, meals, sightseeing or interaction with the natives of the location, one can deny to their money saving deals. So, save money even on your travels by booking your Kareri Trek package with thrillophilia.
The Kareri Lake trek is 21 Kilometres in length which commences from Dharamkot in Mcleodganj and ends at the Kareri Lake. The trek is moderate difficulty level whose journey and destination makes it all worth it.
The best package for Kareri Trek is offered on the platform of Thrillophilia. The budget for this trek comes around INR 3500 per person after the 19% Off. All your accommodations, meals and exciting activities are included in this package.
The interaction with the native people of Kareri region and their lifestyle is also an attraction of this package.
The Kareri lake trek leading to its end destination Kareri Lake is situated at a height of 3500 meters. It is located in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.
In the entire Indian Himalayan region, it is the highest altitude lake. One can witness the heart capturing beauty of this destination by covering the Kareri Lake trek.
With the complete knowledge of altitude sickness and necessary precautions to be taken, kareri lake trek is safe to cover. The difficulty level of this trek is moderate level so there’s nothing extreme to worry about.
While availing your Kareri Trek package from Thrillophilia, you will be guided by an expert who knows the whereabouts of this trek and how you can proceed on trek to kareri lake cautiously and smoothly.
Yes, one does Kareri Lake trek individually. You can book your solo package for Kareri trek from the travel platform Thrillophilia that has been serving different kinds of travellers with money saving deals. You can rest assured with the tension of your stays or meal with the package you avail from them.
To reach from kangra to Kareri Lake, one needs to first reach Mcleodganj. For this route one can take buses that are available from all major cities. This option is quite affordable, otherwise one is always open to travel by a personal vehicle or cab.
After reaching Dharamkot, one can start their kareri lake trek with the expert guides you receive in your package with thrillophilia. Preparing you with all the basic and necessary knowledge on how to deal with distinct situations on the kareri trek, you can taste this adventure on great offers from thrillophilia.
Kareri Lake is a freshwater lake, situated in the beautiful mountain range of Dhauladhar in Himachal Pradesh. It is situated just 9 kilometres away from the famous tourist destination of Dharamshala.
Your trek to the lake will start from Dharamkot, McLeodganj. It is specifically famous amongst trek enthusiasts and adventure seekers.
Network availability could be a bit of a problem in your trek route as well at the Kareri Lake. The only network provider that catches a signal now and then during the trek is Airtel.
However, you are recommended to inform your near ones about your trek well in advance.
Yes, you can do the Kareri lake trek solo. However, if you are booking your trek with Thrillophilia, you shall have to accompany the whole group along with the tour guide for your safety as well as to have fun with your fellow travelers. Moreover, due to the long stretch of the trek route, it is always recommended to move in groups.
Yes, camping is allowed near the Kareri Lake. The campsite is a beautiful and scenic location.
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