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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
Kareri Village to Rioti Village
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. Rioti is where you will be camping on day one of the trek.
Rioti Village to Kareri Lake
kareri village to kareri lake trek distance
The trek from Rioti village to Kareri is about 4.5 km and can be completed in around 3-4 hours. Once at the lake, you can also hike up to Gajj, which lies at another 30 minutes from the lake. There are no stay options at Kareri Lake; you can either stay overnight at Rioti or take appropriate gear along and pitch a tent by the lakeside.
Return to Kareri Village and end of Trek
Kareri Lake Trek Inclusions
- Camping tents
- Safety Equipment
- Kareri Lake Trekking Guide
- Insurance cover for entire 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.
It’s a 7 km Trek from Dharamkot Mcleodganj and usually takes about 4 hours to reach the top. The Hike is average in most of the trek except for the last one KM steep ascent with curves.
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 organiser as the trek is tricky in between some stretches and experience will be your saviour 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 saviour here. Delek Hospital (0189 222 2053) founded by the members of the Tibetian community is in Mcleodganj. Closest Police station is Mcleodganj police station.
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.