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.
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.
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.
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.
Lunch | Dinner
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.
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.