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  • Trip introduction

    Trek to Kareri Lake, in the middle of the Dhauladhar mountains, with the wind blowing gently over wide open spaces. You'll walk through forests scented with pine and filled with blossoming rhododendron. The lake itself is a clearwater lake, and you can see every pebble at the bottom, and the reflection of the skies above. This trek to Kareri Lake is perfect for beginners and those looking for short escapes to the mountains.

    Destination

    Situated at an altitude of 10,500 ft, Kareri Lake is fed by the melting snow from the Dhauladhar mountains. This trek to Kareri Lake is a good trek for fit beginners, because it is mostly easy, but has some steep sections. It's close to Dharamshala, so you'll have to get to McLeodganj to start. The trail takes you through alpine forests, over sparkling streams, and up to the lake, where you'll camp at the base of two passes, with views of mountains all around.

    Destination highlights

    Trek to Kareri Lake, a crystal clear lake filled with melting snow from the Dhauladhar mountains.| Enjoy camping and trekking through the glorious Himalayan landscape. | Wake up in a mountain paradise. | Drink directly from freshwater streams and walk through pine forests. | Book an easy trek that is close to McLeodganj.

    Activity Details

    8038

    10500

    6831

    30 kms

    16 hrs

    11 kms

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

    Your day begins at the Dharamshala bus stand at 09:00 hrs. Here, after a quick introduction session, you'll board the vehicles and will be driven to Kareri Village. You'll eat breakfast at the village, and then begin your Kareri lake trek. It is mostly a moderate trail with some steep parts, passing through oak forests and up to a campsite next to a freshwater stream. You'll spend the night at this beautiful campsite. Overnight in tents.

    Overnight at Rioti village.

    You'll be picked up from Dharamshala and driven to Kareri village, where you'll eat breakfast and then begin your trek to Rioti Village. Here you'll stay in triple-sharing tents or in village homes, and will be provided with sleeping bags and mats. Today's package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Dharamshala

    Rioti village

    09:00 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

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    Day 2 of the trek to Kareri Lake: Kareri Lake day!
    Day 3 of the trek to Kareri Lake: Return to Dharamshala
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 30 days or more before the departure of the Kareri Lake trek: 90% of trek cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 21-30 days before the departure of the Kareri Lake trek: 60% of trek cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 20-11 days before the departure of the Kareri Lake trek: 30% of trek cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 0-10 days before the departure of the Kareri Lake trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    Rules on trip

    Trekkers are expected to maintain cleanliness at the campsites and throughout the Kareri Lake trek. Please do not litter the trail. If possible, collect garbage on the way and dispose of it at proper sites.

    Please do not disturb fellow trekkers during the trek to Kareri Lake.

    The trek leader's decision is final during the Kareri Lake trek.

    There is a strict rule against alcohol and drugs during the Kareri Lake trek. Trekkers will be expected to follow it.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Any additional costs due to weather/unforeseen situations during the trek to Kareri Lake will have to be borne by the traveller.

    The operator reserves the right to change the plan in case there is danger involved for the group or whenever the trek leader deem it necessary.

    Any changes/cancellation on the Kareri Lake trek due to bad weather or natural calamity will be non-refundable.

    It is recommended that you avoid planning any onward journeys from Dharamshala on the same day as your return.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport from Dharamshala-Kareri Village-Dharamshala in private shared vehicle

    • Accommodation in tents/village homes on triple sharing basis
    • All meals from breakfast on Day 1 to lunch on Day 3
    • Tents, sleeping bags, ground mattresses
    • Kitchen tent, toilet tents
    • All necessary permits and entry fees
    • First aid medical kits
    • Mountaineering qualified and professional trek leader, guide and support staff
    • Staff insurance
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Any kind of personal expenses

    • Food during transit
    • Insurance
    • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 250 per day, per bag)
    • Anything not specifically mentioned under the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Trekking shoes
    • 1 pair of waterproof track-pants
    • 2 full sleeved cotton t-shirts
    • 1 fleece jacket or a woollen sweater
    • 1 wind-proof jacket
    • 1 pair of thermals
    • 3 pairs of socks
    • 1 woollen monkey cap or balaclava that covers the ears
    • 1 pair of gloves
    • 1 sun cap
    • 1 pair sunglasses
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Transport from Dharamshala and back
    • Tents
    • Sleeping bags
    • Mattress
    • Kitchen and dining tents
    • Toilet tents
    • Kitchen tent and all utensils
    • First aid and medical kits

    You need to get

    • Sturdy backpack with raincover
    • Poncho or raincoat
    • Lightweight towel
    • Cold cream and sun screen lotion (SPF 40+)
    • Lip-balm
    • 1 water bottle (1 litre)
    • Torch with extra batteries
    • Personal toilet kit and toilet paper
    • Camera, memory-cards etc
    • Slippers / sandals
    • Dry fruits
    • Glucon-D
    • Plastic bags for wet clothes

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry your specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.