• Trip introduction

    Go trekking in the oak woods of Himachal Pradesh and spend four days in the heart of nature. On this trek to Kareri Lake, you'll take a mountain trail through alpine forests to reach the gorgeous landscapes of Kareri Lake. En route, you'll hike into deep corners of the mountains, past secluded villages that serve as great vantage points to view the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar mountain ranges of the Himalayas. At night, you'll end a day of adventure by camping under the starlit Himachali night sky.

    NOTE: A minimum of 6 travellers are required to book this trek to Kareri Lake.


    Kareri Lake is a high-altitude lake located at almost 9,250 feet high in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh. The lake, marked by sprawling forests of oak, pine and rhododendron on all sides, is a popular destination for travellers looking for a short trek in the Himalayas. With beautiful views of snow-clad mountain peaks in the Dhauldhar range, the vast expanse of the lake and its surrounding grounds make for a picturesque campsite. This shallow, fresh water lake often freezes over in the months of winter as the temperature drops to sub-zero levels.

    Destination highlights

    Trek to Kareri Lake in Himachal Pradesh. | Go camping in mountain wilderness. | Trek through dense forests and meadows. | Spend a night in tents besides the Kareri Lake. | Trek in the Himalayas on a short itinerary.

    Activity Details




    47 kms

    22 hrs

    12 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Kareri Lake trek: McLeod Ganj to Kareri Village

    The trek begins from McLeod Ganj, where you'll meet your trek leader and begin on a mountain trail towards the Kareri village. The trek takes you on a route through dense forests of pine and oak, with multiple small villages and rural settlements along the way. Overnight in a village homestay or tents in Kareri Village.

    Overnight in tents of home-stay at Kareri village.

    Trek from McLeod Ganj to Kareri village. You'll be accommodated in shared rooms at a home-stay at Kareri village. Today's meal package includes packed lunch and dinner.

    Day 1 Milestone

    McLeod Ganj

    Kareri Village

    09:00 AM


    Lunch | Dinner

    Day 2 of the Kareri Lake trek: Kareri Village to Kareri Lake
    Day 3 of the Kareri Lake trek: Kareri Lake to Guna Temple
    Day 4 of the Kareri Lake trek: Guna Temple to McLeod Ganj
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 15 days or more before departure of the Kareri Lake trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 15 days before departure of the Kareri Lake trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during this trek to Kareri Lake.

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

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

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The exact start point of the trek in McLeod Ganj will be communicated to you a few days before the departure of the Kareri Lake trek.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during this trek to Kareri Lake.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of this trek to Kareri Lake to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff. Any extra costs incurred due to such changes are borne by the traveller.
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  • Includes / Excludes


    • Accommodation in tents and home-stay for 3 nights on twin/triple-sharing basis

    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bags, mattresses etc.
    • Common kitchen/dining tent and washroom tent while camping
    • All vegetarian meals from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 4
    • Services of experienced trek leader and support crew
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes


    • Travel arrangements between home city-McLeod Ganj

    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as meals or beverages, apparel and gear etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Track pants and t-shirts/shirts
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Trekking shoes
    • Sweater or thermal wear
    • Gloves, socks and monkey cap
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Heavy denims or skirt
    • Slippers or sandals

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bags, mattresses

    You need to get

    • Rucksack
    • ID proof
    • Towel or napkins
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)
    • Water bottle
    • Camera
    • Energy drinks (Glucon D, Gatorade etc.)

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication
    • Personal first-aid kit