• Trip introduction

    Located at the height of almost 10,000 ft, the trek to Kareri Lake will give you incredible mountains views in just a few days of trekking. This shallow freshwater lake is approached by ascending along the rocky grasslands, subtropical forests and babbling streams. This trek is a great for bird-watchers too as you will see a few exotic birds, including the black drongo along the way to the lake.

    On the first day of this trek, you will go sightseeing in Mcleodganj and visit the beautiful Bhagsunag Waterfall, explore the Dalai Lama Monastery and Gallu Devi Temple.

    Even though this trek to Kareri Lake is fairly easy, there are few steep climbs along the way. So, this trek is recommended for fit beginners and experienced trekkers.


    Kareri Lake is situated at an altitude of 9,625 feet in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Kareri Lake is a shallow glacial lake formed by the melting of glaciers, and is surrounded by the imposing Dhauladhars. The ambiance of the lake is generally calm and pleasant. Kareri Lake is also a base camp trekkers planning to trek to the Minkiani and Baleni Pass.

    Throughout the trek, you will be camping at gorgeous locations and spend the night in tents on double/triple sharing basis. Sleeping bags and mats will be provided for your comfort.

    Destination highlights

    Trek to the beautiful Kareri Lake at almost 10,000 ft. | Stay in a tent beside the Kareri Lake. | Trek alongside streams and through meadows and forests. | Watch exotic birds in the Himalayan forests.

    Activity Details

    6831 feet

    9625 feet

    6831 feet

    36 km

    20 hours

    12 km

    Trip details
  • Kareri Lake Trek Day 1: Explore Mcleodganj

    Arrive at the hostel in Mcleodganj today afternoon. After settling in your cozy rooms, get ready to explore Mcleodganj. Head out on a drive to visit Bhagsunag waterfall, Dalai Lama Monastery and Gallu Devi Temple. You will be driven back to the hostel in the evening. Overnight in the hostel rooms.

    Overnight in the hostel.

    Arrive in Mcleodganj in the afternoon. All transfers as per the itinerary in Mcleodganj is included in the package. Today's meal package includes dinner only. You will be staying at the hostel on multi-sharing basis today.

    Day 1 Milestone



    13:00 PM



    Kareri Lake Trek Day 2: Trek to Rioti
    Kareri Lake Trek Day 3: Trek to Kareri Lake
    Kareri Lake Trek Day 4: Descend to Ghera, Drive to Mcleodganj
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 7 days before the departure of the Kareri Lake trek: 100% refund of the trip cost.
    For cancellations made within 3-7 days of the departure of the Kareri Lake trek: 50% refund of the trip cost.
    For cancellations made within 3 days of the departure of the Kareri Lake trek: 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

    Please do not consume alcohol or any others intoxicants before or during the trek.
    Strictly avoid littering while trekking, and also at campsites.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure the maximum safety of travellers and will not be held responsible for any accidents during Kareri Lake trek.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the Kareri Lake trek due to any unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather or natural calamities. Travellers will be required to bear any costs arising due to such a change in the itinerary.
  • Includes / Excludes


    • Accommodation in the hostel on multi-sharing basis on Day 1

    • Accommodation in tents on twin/triple sharing basis on Day 2 and Day 3
    • Sleeping bags and mattresses
    • Travel arrangement from Mcleodganj to Mcleodganj as per the itinerary
    • Breakfast on Day 2, 3 and 4
    • Dinner on Day 1, 2 and 3
    • Tea/coffee
    • Services of an experienced guide
    • All applicable taxes


    • Travel arrangements from your home city to Mcleodganj

    • Lunch
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Any personal expenses such as laundry, cigarettes, tips, etc.
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks, medical evacuation, etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Trekking shoes with ankle support (preferably waterproof)
    • Wind and waterproof jacket
    • Down jacket
    • Fleece jacket
    • Full sleeved shirt/t-shirt
    • Quick dry apparels
    • Trekking pants/shorts
    • Thermal inners
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Hostel accommodation
    • Tent accommodation with sleeping bags and mats
    • Toilet tents

    You need to get

    • Government-issued ID card
    • Backpack (50-60 litres) with raincover
    • Day-pack with raincover
    • Walking pole
    • Antibacterial powder
    • Sleeping bags
    • 2x Water bottle (1 litre)
    • Trekking shoes with ankle support (preferably waterproof)
    • Lunch box and spoons/forks
    • Flashlight/headlamp with spare batteries
    • Sun-cap
    • Sunglasses (with UV protection)
    • Towel
    • Camera with extra batteries
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Gaiters
    • Personal utilities like sunscreen cream, hand sanitizer, moisturiser, antibacterial powder, toilet paper and wet wipes, toothpaste, lip balm, quick dry towel, etc.
    • Woollen cap
    • Balaclava/neck gaiters
    • Spare sandals to use at the campsite
    • Cotton/woollen socks
    • Woollen gloves
    • Synthetic waterproof gloves
    • Personal medical kit

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.