Tour Guide: Included Food Included: Breakfast and Dinner Included First Aid Box: Included Age Group: 12+ Staying Options: Dome camp
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Discover the ultimate destination for your outdoor escapades, where all your needs are catered to. Immerse yourself in the exhilaration of an on-the-go lifestyle, courtesy of our extensive array of adventures. Whether you seek the thrill of scaling mountains or the tranquility of camping in the untamed wilderness, we have it all!

An Unforgettable Trekking Experience

Located beneath the majestic Manikani peak in the awe-inspiring Dhauladhar Mountains, Kareri unveils a stunning glacial lake. Embark on a trek that ranges from moderate to challenging, guiding you through a tapestry of subtropical pine forests, aromatic deodar woods, and rugged grasslands. The path steadily ascends, culminating in a breathtaking view from the top, where the outcrop of the lake awaits.

Embark on the Kareri Lake Trek

Escape the hectic rhythm of your everyday life and reconnect with nature through our Kareri Lake trek. Traverse enchanting forests and embrace the serenity of the lakeside as you ascend towards the summit. This journey promises an experience that will linger in your memories.

Ideal Time to Explore Kareri Lake

Kareri offers trekking opportunities throughout the year, with the peak season spanning from April to July and September to December when the trails are snow-free.

Starting Point of the Kareri Lake Trek

The trek to Kareri Lake begins from Kareri Village, which is conveniently located approximately 27 kilometers away from Dharamshala. Taxis are readily available from Dharamshala, Bir, Palampur, and other major centers in the vicinity. You can easily hire a cab from Dharamshala to Kareri Village, and the journey usually takes around 1.5 hours. In case you arrive late and need accommodation before commencing your trek, there is a forest rest house in Kareri Village. Alternatively, you can opt to stay in lodges or camps that are available in Kareri Village.

GPS Coordinates:

Kareri Village: 32°16'47.5"N 76°16'50.7"E Kareri Lake: 32°19'29.7"N 76°16'24.0"E

Thrilling Adventures Awaits

Are you an adrenaline enthusiast seeking the perfect escape? Look no further! This trek offers a daring experience that caters to the adventurous souls. While the trail can be challenging at certain points, the rewards are well worth it. Prepare to be enthralled by the untouched beauty of Kareri Lake, surrounded by pristine pine forests, expansive meadows, and much more!

Untouched Natural Splendor

Kareri Lake remains unspoiled, untouched by human hands. Here, you will witness a breathtaking wilderness that unveils a mesmerizing panorama of vibrant green forests, glistening water bodies, and an enchanting array of wildflowers. Prepare to be transported to a heavenly realm of natural beauty!

An Idyllic Vacation Destination

We have crafted the perfect package to ensure that your adventure remains uninterrupted. We have minimized the logistical burden so that you can focus solely on enjoying a flawless vacation experience. Just pack your essentials, as we will provide everything else you need at the site itself!

Each Trip is Unique

Kareri Lake presents an unrivaled spectacle with its crystal-clear waters, enveloped by lush greenery. If you crave a rejuvenating destination that offers respite from traffic and the complexities of city life, we wholeheartedly recommend Kareri Lake as the ideal choice!



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.

Day 2

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
  • Meals
  • Safety Equipment
  • Kareri Lake Trekking Guide
  • Insurance cover for entire trip

Transportation to kareri Village is Not included in the trip.

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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.
Reaching Triund

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