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  • Trip introduction

    Imagine this: You're walking down a trail in the middle of the Dhauladhar mountains, the wind blowing gently over the wide open spaces. You've just walked through forests scented of pine and filled with blossoming rhododenron, but now you're out of the shade, enjoying the sunshine. The air is fresh and the skies are clear. In the distance, you can see a flock of woolly sheep being herded down the green slopes. And then, as you go around a boulder, as if by magic, Kareri Lake appears. It's a clearwater lake, and you can see every pebble at the bottom, and the reflection of the skies above. You take off your trekking boots, lay your backpack down on the ground, peel your socks off, and step into the cold water at the edge of the lake. It's paradise. And you're in the middle of it.

    IMPORTANT: This Kareri Lake trek is not a fixed departure trip, so you will need a minimum of 4 persons to book it.

    Destination

    Situated at an altitude of 10,500 ft, Kareri Lake is fed by the melting snow from the Dhauladhar mountains. It's a good trek for fit beginners, because it is mostly easy, but has some steep sections. It's also close to Dharamshala, so you'll have a chance to explore McLeodganj before you 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. Apart from passing through a gorgeous trail, your 4 day trek to Kareri Lake gives you a chance to see the quaint Himalayan lifestyle of Kareri village and Riyoti.

    Destination highlights

    Visit a crystal clear lake filled with melting snow from the Dhauladhar mountains. | Drink directly from freshwater streams. | Book an easy trek that is close to McLeodganj and suitable for beginners.

    Activity Details

    8038

    10500

    6831

    30 kms

    16 hrs

    11 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Kareri Lake trek: McLeodganj to Kareri village

    Your Kareri Lake trek begins at the meeting point of the Main Square at McLeodganj, at 9:00 hrs. Here, after a quick introduction session and briefing and tea, you'll start your trek to Kareri Lake. This first section of the trek is easy, and takes about 5 hours of walking. You'll reach Kareri Village, and your campsite is close by. Enjoy a bonfire and a hot dinner, and retire to tents for the night.

    Overnight near Kareri village

    You'll have an easy day of trekking from McLeodganj to Kareri village, your first campsite for the Kareri Lake trek. You'll be provided with triple-sharing tents, sleeping bags and mats. Today's package includes lunch and dinner.

    Day 1 Milestone

    McLeodganj

    Kareri village

    09:00 AM

    Food

    Lunch | Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Kareri Lake trek: Kareri Village to Riyoti Basecamp
    Day 3 of the Kareri Lake trek: Trek to Kareri Lake
    Day 4 of the Kareri Lake trek: Riyoti Basecamp to McLeodganj
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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 prior to departure of the Kareri Lake trek: 60% of trek cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.

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

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

    No show and changes/cancellation on the Kareri Lake trek due to bad weather or natural calamity will be non-refundable.

    Rules on trip

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

    Please do not disturb fellow trekkers while on Kareri Lake trek.

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

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

    Cancellation of the Kareri Lake trek due to bad weather or a natural calamity will be non-refundable.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport from Kareri village to McLeodganj/Dharamshala

    • Accommodation in tents on triple sharing basis
    • Meals while on trek
    • Tents, sleeping bags, sleeping 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
    • Service tax

    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

    • Tents
    • Sleeping bags
    • Mattress
    • Kitchen and dining tents
    • Crampons
    • 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.