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  • Trip introduction

    This 3-day trek to Kareri Lake will take you through the mountain peaks of Dhauladhar Mountain Ranges. You will trek through forests of oak, pine and rhododendron, hike along the Nyund River and camp in some of the most scenic locations in Himachal Pradesh. Open your eyes to the exhilarating beauty that nature holds and trek from one gorgeous landscape to another. At altitudes as high as 9,600 ft, you will spend the evening around a crackling bonfire with the rest of the travellers. You will end your days in tents pitched under the starry Himalayan night sky and drift into a restful night’s sleep.

    You will trek over relatively easy terrain for 5 to 7 hours every day, making it a perfect for fit beginners as well as experienced trekkers.

    Destination

    Kareri Lake is a shallow freshwater lake fed by the melting glaciers of the Himalayas. Located at an altitude of 9,600 ft in the Dhauladhar Mountain Ranges, Kareri Lake offers a picturesque landscape of towering mountain peaks and their reflections in the still waters of the lake. For many trekkers, Kareri Lake also serves as a base camp for the Minkiani and Bleni Pass treks. En route to the lake, you can stop at vantage points offering unfiltered views of hills layered with dense forests and snowy peaks.

    Destination highlights

    Trek up to an altitude of 9,600 ft to visit the Kareri Lake. | Camp under the star-studded night skies besides Kareri Lake. | Catch views of Dhauladhar ranges and the native gaddi shepherds.

    Activity Details

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    30 kms

    18 hrs

    10 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Kareri Lake trek: Dharamshala to Rioti

    Arrive at the Dharamshala bus stand by 06:30 hrs where you will travel in pre-arranged shared cabs to the Kareri village. After a 27-km, 2-hr drive, you will reach Kareri village. After breakfast and a briefing session, begin trekking towards the village of Rioti. The initial part of trek will be on tarmac roads that pass yellow and green farms with small village huts. After crossing a bridge over Nyund River, you will enter a forest and take a nature trail along the Nyund River. En route your journey, stop for packed lunch. Once you reach Rioti by evening, spend some time with your fellow travellers around a bonfire, subject to good weather conditions. Overnight at Rioti in tents.

    Overnight at Rioti in tents.

    You will be accommodated at Rioti in tents on a twin sharing basis. The tents are equipped with sleeping bags and mattresses to ensure a restful night's sleep. The campsite comes with common kitchen/dining tents and toilet tents. | Today's meal package includes breakfast at Kareri Village, a packed lunch en route to Kareri Lake and dinner at the campsite in Rioti.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Dharamshala

    Rioti

    06:00 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

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    Day 2 of the Kareri Lake trek: Rioti to Kareri Lake
    Day 3 of the Kareri Lake trek: Kareri Lake to Dharmashala
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  • Cancellation policy

    Cancellations made on or more than 7 days prior to departure date of the Kareri Lake trek: 70% refund.

    Cancellations made between 3 to 6 days prior to departure date of the Kareri Lake trek: 50% refund.

    Cancellations made between on or less than 2 days prior to departure date of the Kareri Lake trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/tour guide during the Kareri Lake Trek.

    Consumption of alcohol and narcotics is strictly prohibited during the trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    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 the Kareri Lake Trek.

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

    If the trek is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, you can choose between an alternate trek and a voucher redeemable for a year.

    Raincoat/poncho or trekking poles can be rented for INR 110 per day
    • Trekking Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Kareri Lake Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Kareri Lake Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Kareri Lake Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Kareri Lake Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Kareri Lake Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Kareri Lake Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Kareri Lake Adventure Activity Sports
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements between Dharamshala and Kareri Village in shared, private cabs

    • Accommodation in alpine tents on twin sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping
    • Alpine tents, sleeping bags and mattresses
    • Common kitchen/dining and toilet tents
    • All meals from breakfast on Day 1 to lunch on Day 3
    • Morning/evening tea and hot soup
    • Bonfire (subject to good weather conditions)
    • Any technical equipment required for trekking
    • Microspikes (in case of hard ice) and gaiters (in case of deep snow)
    • 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 Dharmashala

    • Porters/mules to carry personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 320 per rucksack, per day)
    • 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
    • Wollen/fleece shirts/t-shirts and track pants
    • Woollen cap/balaclava
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellry or gadgets
    • Hard luggage such as suitcases

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Shared, private cabs for transport between Dharmashala and Kareri Village
    • All equipment required for camping
    • Alpine tents, sleeping bags and mattresses
    • Common kitchen/dining and toilet tents
    • Any technical equipment required for trekking
    • Microspikes (in case of hard ice) and gaiters (in case of deep snow)
    • 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.