Kareri Lake Trek
Explore the lesser-known trails of Dharamshala Kareri is a beautiful glacial Lake just below Manikani peak in the Dhauladhar Mountains. The Trek is…
Explore the lesser-known trails of Dharamshala
Kareri is a beautiful glacial Lake just below Manikani peak in the Dhauladhar Mountains. The Trek is moderate to strenuous and leads you through lush sub-tropical pine, Deodar forests, and rocky grasslands. The terrain is steep and gradually shelving at the top. Once at the Lake, you can see the outcrops and the snow line, quickly making a clear transition of vegetation zones with altitude. There are no staying options at Kareri except camps for trekkers and hikers. If you are planning for this Trek, it is always advisable to accompany a guide as you can get lost in dense forest, and even if you are at Lake, you don’t find yourself alone. Kareri Lake freezes from late November to March; barring that and heavy monsoons, you can hit the Kareri Lake trek at any time of the year.
Kareri Lake Trek Quick Facts:
Start/ End Point of the Trek: Kareri Village
Kareri Lake Trek Distance: 9 Km
Kareri Lake Trek Height: 9626 feet
Mobile Network: No Mobile Network, no electricity
Kareri Lake Trek Best Time: March till December (not in Monsoons)
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Where is Kareri Lake trek Start Point
The nearest point to this trek is Kareri Village, which is about 27 Km from Dharamshala and taxis are easily available from Dharamshala, Bir, Palampur and other main centres around. You can hire a cab from Dharamshala to Kareri Village and it takes usually 1.5 hours to be there. There is a forest rest house in Kareri village which you can stay overnight if you are really late for starting your trek, or you can stay in lodges, camps available in Kareri Village.
GPS Coordinates Kareri Village: 32°16’47.5″N 76°16’50.7″E
GPS Coordinates of Kareri Lake: 32°19’29.7″N 76°16’24.0″E
Are you the adventurous type? Then this is your perfect getaway. The trail is quite challenging at points but well worth it - you'll be rewarded with the natural beauty of Kareri Lake, untouched beauty of pine forest, meadows...you name it!
The place is untouched by human hands. The natural wilderness offers an unmatched panorama of lush green forests, sparkling water bodies, and the mesmerizing beauty of wildflowers. You'll feel like you're in heaven!
A perfect vacation spot
We've made sure that nothing will distract you from this adventure. So we've minimalized our package so that all you need is just packed for a perfect vacation experience - we'll provide everything else for you at the site itself!
No two trips are alike.
Kareri Lake offers unparalleled beauty to the eye with its crystal-clear waters, which are surrounded by lush greenery. So if you're looking for a refreshing destination that provides a break from traffic and the hassles of city life, then Kareri Lake is our suggestion!
Kareri Village to Kareri Lake
kareri village to kareri lake trek distance
You shall be briefed by the guide for do’s and don’ts of the Trek, safety procedures and life saving instructions at Kareri Village. Kareri to Rioti village is the first leg of the trek. It takes around 7 hours to trek the distance if you are moderately fit. You will have Nyund River for company here; this stretch is mostly a lot of steps that the locals have laid for convenience. Camping stay is organized near Kareri lake.
Return to Kareri Village and end of Trek
Descend Down to the Kareri Village after spending lovely morning at the lake side. Takes about 4 hours to descend Down. The Trek ends at Kareri Village.
Kareri Lake Trek Inclusions
- Camping tents
- Safety Equipment
- Kareri Lake Trekking Guide
- Insurance cover for entire trip
Transportation to kareri Village is Not included in the trip.
Delhi to Dharamshala by Bus
The best way to reach from Delhi is to take an overnight bus to Mcleodganj. Buses going to Dharamshala will drop you at the main square of Mcleodganj. There are two options for buses from Delhi. There are buses from either Majnu ka Tila (officially called New Aruna Nagar Colony) in the North District of Delhi or from ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Dharamshala. There are private buses directly to Dharamshala leaving during the late evening, starting from 6 pm. It takes about 10 to 11 hours to reach Mcleodganj. The second option is to take the bus from ISBT Kashmere Gate.
Delhi to Dharamshala by Air
There are averagely three flights operating from Delhi to Kangra Airport. The flights are incoming usually in the morning till afternoon. There are no flights to Dharamshala in evenings. There is a taxi union just outside kangra Airport and you can hire a cab directly to Dharamshala or Mcleodganj. You can book a hotel in Dharamshala if you are really late and intend to rest overnight.
It’s a 10 km Trek from kareri Village and usually takes about 6 hours to reach the top. The Hike is average to moderate in most of the trek except for some places.
Carry Light backpack, wear good quality hiking shoes and wear comfortable clothing. If you are trekking in winters, do carry warm clothing with you as Triund weather can turn really nasty cold in hours. Alcohol is not allowed on the trek. Do not carry on the trek. Do not throw plastic bottles as this can pile up plastic water on the natural landscape.
The Tour organizer will take care of the safety permits for this trek. Always go with a local guide or an organizer as the trek is tricky in between some stretches and experience will be your savior here. Start early on both the days to get a head start and keep the option of returning to one of the villages open.
You can either rent a tent at Kareri Lake. You can also carry your own tent and pitch it. It is advisable to do the Process pre-planned with Tour Operator for your comfortable stay overnight at Triund
There are some cafes enroute the trek. Tea and snacks are available in these cafes. It’s better to carry some food in your tiffin box for emergency. Carrying dry fruits, energy bars or any biscuits is always wise.
Always go with a local guide or an organizer as the trek is tricky in between some stretches and experience will be your savior here.
Ensure you are trekking with the responsibility of keeping things clean in the mountains and do not throw any waste in the mountains. Bring back any waste with you to the cities. Personnel with health problems should avoid adventure activities.
Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. “Hill Ventures” reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed subject to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which Hill Ventures or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. Hill Ventures reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.
Wear Suitable comfortable Clothing for treks. Full length trousers and good quality grip hiking shoes are recommended. A backpack is also suitable to carry camera or water bottle during trek. Safety Equipment, Sticks and guide shall be provided at Hill Ventures. Any person with High BP, Heart Disease, Fractures or any ill Health Condition should avoid trek and should disclose his health condition to the guide.
kareri Lake trek cannot be done in one day. Minimum 2 days considering the safety and distance parameter.
Kareri Lake is an easy to moderate level trek and an ideal expedition for anyone who has maintained a reasonable level of fitness. It offers an easy trail for the most part of the journey, however, one has to pass through pieces of ground which is filled with rocky outcrops and steep upwards hike