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  • Trip introduction

    The trek to Kareri Lake is one of the most scenic and easy treks in Himachal Pradesh that takes you to the Dhauladhar mountain ranges. On this trek, you will ascend through forests of oak, pine and rhododendron, trek alongside Niyund stream, cross babbling brooks via wooden bridges, walk through alpine meadows, pass by charming villages of shepherds, and camp at the banks of the enchanting Kareri Lake. It is a great trek for bird-watchers too, as you will see many exotic, colorful birds while trekking. The trek to Kareri Lake during winter is delightful, for the lake is frozen and the trail is usually covered with snow.

    The trail to Kareri Lake is easy, but there are few steep climbs and rocky terrain, so it recommended for fit beginners and experienced trekkers.

    Destination

    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 towering, snow-peaked Dhauladhar mountain ranges. The ambiance around the lake is generally calm and pleasant. Kareri Lake is also a base camp for trekkers planning to trek to the Minkiani and Baleni Pass. Throughout the trek, you will be camping at gorgeous locations in tents on double/triple sharing basis.

    Destination highlights

    Trek to the magnificent Kareri Lake situated at an altitude of 9,625 feet. | Camp at beautiful locations throughout the trek. | Walk alongside gushing streams, and trek through lush forests.

    Activity Details

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    36 km

    20 hours

    12 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of Kareri Lake Trek: Depart from Delhi

    Board the AC bus to Mcleaodganj from Vidhan Sabha Metro Station, Delhi by 20:00 hours. You can carry packed dinner and dry snacks for the overnight bus journey. You will reach Mcleoadganj in the morning. Overnight in the bus transit.

    Overnight in bus transit.

    Board the AC Volvo bus from Vidhan Sabha Metro Station by 20:00 hours. Please carry packed dinner and some dry snacks for the overnight bus journey. You can carry a shawl or blanket too, in case you feel cold. You will reach Mcleaodganj in the morning.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Delhi

    Mcleodganj

    20:00 PM

    Food

    No meals are provided today.

    Veg
    Day 2 of Kareri Lake Trek: Mcleodganj to Ghera Drive, Ghera to Kareri Village Trek
    Day 3 of Kareri Lake Trek: Kareri Village to Kareri Lake Trek
    Day 4 of Kareri Lake Trek: Kareri Lake to Ghera Trek, Depart from Mcleodganj
    Day 5 of Kareri Lake Trek: Reach Delhi
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 30 days before the departure date of the Kareri Lake trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made between 15-30 days before the departure date of the Kareri Lake trek: 25% refund.

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

    In case of no show: no refund.

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

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are requested 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 the Kareri Lake trek.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is prohibited during the trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Tardiness in arriving at the pick-up point may lead to missing the trip. No refund will be provided in such cases. Please ensure punctuality in reporting to the pick-up point on the date of your departure.

    Please do not carry heavy luggage on this trek.

    The tour operator reserves the right to change or cancel the itinerary of this Kareri Lake trek due to bad weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. Travellers are required to bear any additional costs arising due to such a change in itinerary.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during the Kareri Lake trek.
    • Trekking Kareri Lake Himachal Pradesh Mcleaod Ganj Dhauladhar Mountian Range Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Kareri Lake Himachal Pradesh Mcleaod Ganj Dhauladhar Mountian Range Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Kareri Lake Himachal Pradesh Mcleaod Ganj Dhauladhar Mountian Range Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Kareri Lake Himachal Pradesh Mcleaod Ganj Dhauladhar Mountian Range Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Kareri Lake Himachal Pradesh Mcleaod Ganj Dhauladhar Mountian Range Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Kareri Lake Himachal Pradesh Mcleaod Ganj Dhauladhar Mountian Range Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Kareri Lake Himachal Pradesh Mcleaod Ganj Dhauladhar Mountian Range Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Kareri Lake Himachal Pradesh Mcleaod Ganj Dhauladhar Mountian Range Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Kareri Lake Himachal Pradesh Mcleaod Ganj Dhauladhar Mountian Range Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation in tents on double/triple sharing basis

    • Travel arrangements in AC bus from Delhi to Mcleodganj and back
    • Travel arrangements between Mcleodganj and Ghera village
    • All meals from Lunch from Day 2 to Lunch on Day 4
    • Services of an expert guide and his team
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Delhi

    • Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as gratuity tips to staff, extra meals, beverages etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in 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

    • Accommodation in tents on double/triple sharing basis
    • Travel arrangements in AC bus from Delhi to Mcleodganj and back

    You need to get

    • Government issued ID card
    • Backpack (50-60 litres) with raincover
    • Day-pack with raincover
    • 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
    • Personal first aid kit including all the essential medicines
    • 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
    • Charger
    • Spare cash

    Medical Kit

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