4-Day Trek to Kareri Lake
Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
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  • Trip introduction

    This exciting 4-day trek to Kareri Lake begins at the town of McLeod Ganj. Hiking over mountain trails, you'll trek alongside the Niyund river stream and camp at the villages of Rioti and Kareri before arriving at the Kareri Lake. En route, you'll catch riveting views of the Dhauladar mountain ranges. Upon reaching Kareri Lake, you'll also visit the temple of Lord Shiva, located on a hilltop overlooking the still waters of the lake.

    Since this trek takes you over relatively easy terrain with patches of strenuous climbs, it is ideal for fit beginners as well as experienced trekkers.

    Please note that a minimum of 2 travellers are required to book this trek.

    Destination

    Located at an altitude of 9,600 feet, the Kareri Lake is a shallow, freshwater lake in the Dhauladar mountain ranges. Fed by melting glaciers, the lake remains frozen in the months of winter. As the seasons turn to summer, the ice melts to form the vast Kareri Lake. A small stream called Niyund flows from the lake and continues downward towards McLeod Ganj.

    Destination highlights

    • Climb uphill to an altitude of 9,600 feet on this trek to Kareri Lake.
    • Catch stunning sights of the Dhauladar mountain ranges.
    • Spend your nights in tents pitched at beautiful campsites.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek leader during the Kareri Lake trek.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Consumption of liquor, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the Kareri Lake trek.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 3 days before departure of the Kareri Lake trek: 30% refund.

    For cancellations made 0-3 days before departure of the Kareri Lake trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the Kareri Lake trek to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff.

    Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    There is no pick up point for this trek.
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    Drop off point
    McLeod Ganj
    Mode of transport
    Non-AC Jeep/Sumo or similar ve
    Start point
    McLeod Ganj
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    End point
    Ghera
    Time of departure
    09:00 AM
    Time of return
    04:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    21 hrs
    Total distance covered
    35 kms
    Start point elevation
    8000 feet
    Maximum elevation
    9600 feet
    Minimum elevation
    5900 feet
    Average per day distance
    9 kms
  • Day 1 of the trek to Kareri Lake: McLeod Ganj to Kareri

    Arrive at McLeod Ganj by 09:00 hrs. After a short break, you will embark on a trek towards the Kareri village. It's an easy trek that takes you through thick pine jungles, multiple small villages and downward mountain trails. The last stretch of the trek will involve a short uphill climb. You will reach the village by evening. Overnight at Kareri in tents.

    Day 2 of the trek to Kareri Lake: Kareri to Rioti

    Wake up and begin the next stage of your trek towards Rioti. An uphill trek along natural river streams, you will walk over wooden bridges and trek on narrow nature trails. Overnight at Rioti in tents.

    Day 3 of the trek to Kareri Lake: Rioti to the Kareri Lake

    One of the most scenic routes of the trek, your journey begins with a walk through a rocky track. As the trek continues, you will begin gaining height and the terrain will turn increasingly beautiful with every passing step. As you reach the Kareri Lake, you will set up camp in a gorgeous meadow overlooking towering mountains of the Indian Himalayas. Overnight at Kareri lake in tents.

    Day 4 of Trek to Kareri Lake: Kareri Lake to McLeod Ganj

    Begin retracing your steps back from Kareri Lake and head towards Ghera. Your route will pass alongside natural river streams lined with coniferous forests of firs and spruce. At Ghera, you will board vehicles that will drive you back to McLeod Ganj. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    McLeod Ganj
    End point
    Kareri Village
    Day start time
    09:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    13 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kareri Village
    End point
    Rioti
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    6 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Rioti
    End point
    Kareri Lake
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    5 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kareri Lake
    End point
    McLeod Ganj
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    11 kms
    Trekking time
    7 kms
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Travel arrangements from and to McLeod Ganj in shared non-AC Jeep/Sumo or similar vehicle
    • Accommodation in dome tents on triple sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping
    • Dome tents, sleeping bags and mattresses
    • Common kitchen/dining and toilet tents
    • All meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 4
    • Services of an experienced trekking guide and camping crew
    • Permit charges, entry fees and camping charges
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel costs between base city and McLeod Ganj
    • Any accommodation or meals in McLeod Ganj
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, alcohol or beverages etc.
    • Travel or medical insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
    • Trekking footwear
    • Woollen socks and gloves
    • Windcheater or jacket
    • Sweater and thermal wear
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Woollen/fleece shirts/t-shirts and track pants
    • Woollen cap/balaclava
    • Shirts/t-shirts and track pants
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Denim jeans and slippers/floaters (while trekking)
    • Hard luggage such as suitcases

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Non-AC Jeep/Sumo or similar vehicle for transport from and to McLeod Ganj
    • All equipment required for camping
    • Dome tents, sleeping bags and mattresses
    • Common kitchen/dining and toilet tents
    • Any technical equipment required for trekking
    • First aid kit
      You need to get
    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Water bottle
    • Toilet paper
    • Trekking poles and knee cap (optional)
    • Sunglasses (polarised, anti-glare)
    • Torch (extra batteries)
    • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
    • Dry snacks (Biscuits, energy bars etc.)
    • Insect repellent
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the trek to Kareri Lake: McLeod Ganj to Kareri

    Overnight at Kareri Village in tents.

    Report at the Shiv Shakti retreat in Dharamkot, McLeod Ganj by 09:00 hrs. You will be offered some hot tea/coffee before beginning the trek. At Kareri Village, you will be accommodated in dome tents on a triple-sharing basis. Sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided for a restful night's sleep. Your campsite also comes with a common kitchen/dining and toilet tents. Today's meal package includes lunch and dinner. You may need to spend extra to have breakfast before you report to the starti

    Day 2 of the trek to Kareri Lake: Kareri to Rioti

    Overnight at Rioti in tents.

    After trekking for about 4 hours, you will reach the campsite at Rioti. Here, you will be accommodated in dome tents on a triple-sharing basis. Sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided for a restful night's sleep. Your campsite also comes with a common kitchen/dining and toilet tents. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 3 of the trek to Kareri Lake: Rioti to the Kareri Lake

    Overnight at Kareri Lake in tents.

    Today, you will reach the summit of this trek and camp at Kareri Lake. Here, you will be accommodated in dome tents on a triple-sharing basis. Sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided for a restful night's sleep. Your campsite also comes with a common kitchen/dining and toilet tents. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 4 of Trek to Kareri Lake: Kareri Lake to McLeod Ganj

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    Today's meal package includes a packed breakfast served to you en route to Ghera. At Ghera, you will board a non-AC Jeep/Sumo or similar vehicle and travel back to McLeod Ganj.

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