Kareri Lake Trek Overview

In the midst of the Himalayas' lush and widespread mountains, at a height of 9560 feet, sits the freshwater lake known as Kareri. You will encounter the most amazing sights of nature on this bizarre Kareri Lake Trek, which will astound you. The lake is surrounded by mountains that are covered with snow during the winter and is located in the majestic Dhauladhar range. While on the trip with an experienced guide by your side, you will undoubtedly have the most thrilling experience of your life.

The trail of the trek is cut into steps that makes it easy to moderate trail grade which beginners can also enjoy. The trek has a 26-kilometre radius around it and offers beautiful camping areas as well which takes approximately 3 days to cover this distance. Get a fantastic opportunity to communicate with the nearby communities that are located at such a high height. You will have the most delightful and restful journey ever thanks to fantastic camping locations, food options, and supervision. Enjoy the arduous climb up into the Himalayas' lush conifer and dazzling floral valleys as you discover the stunning Kareri lake.

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Quick Facts of Kareri Lake Trek

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Maximum altitude - The Kareri Lake Trek takes you to an altitude of 9650ft.

Grade - Easy to moderate

Duration - 3 days

Trekking distance - 26 km

Trail type - Rock steps are usually cut into steep parts

Rail head - Pathankot railway station

Airport - Kangra Airport

Snow Season - December last week to April first week.

Service from - Dharamsala to Dharamsala

Base camp - Kareri Village

Best season - December to April

Region - Himachal Pradesh

Who can participate - 10 years and above age

Short Itinerary for Kareri Lake Trek

Day 1: Travel from Dharamkot to Kareri village

Day 2: Enjoy the Trek to Kareri Lake

Day 3: End your beautiful journey at Mcleodganj

Kareri Lake Trek Detailed Itinerary

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Dharamkot to Kareri Village

Altitude: 2950 meters

Time taken: 3-4 hours

  • Reach to the agreed-upon meeting location in Kaneri, a representative will welcome you and give you a brief rundown of the full tour.Trek towards the Kareri Village after reaching Dharamkot and meeting the rest of the group.

  • Start the trip to the nearby Kanheri Village after getting to know your tour guide and other travellers.

  • Get to know the Gaddi Tribe residents of Kareri Village.

  • In Kareri Village, spend the night in a homestay or a tent.

What to Pack for Kareri Lake Trek?

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  • Take a sturdy and comfortable pair of shoes that will help you in trekking up.

  • Always carry a raincoat because the Reoti base camp can receive heavy rainfall at times.

  • It's crucial to pick a sturdy backpack, but try not to make it too heavy for the ascent.

  • You should carry 1 litre of bottle and stay hydrated throughout the trek up.

  • Extra pairs of socks are highly required if you are taking the trek during winters.

  • Carry an insulating jacket and winter necessities with you, such as hats, gloves, and eyewear, to protect yourself from the harsh cold you might experience above.

  • You can also carry light snacks to munch on during the trek.

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  • Be physically active and indulge in jogging and running activities before you participate in the trek.

  • Take comfortable and waterproof shoes with you. Also carry a backpack which can fit in your required clothing items.

  • Stay hydrated and munch on light snacks to keep yourself full and energised.

  • Stay Close to your group and carefully follow the instructions of your supervisor.

  • Be aware of your trekking route and itinerary beforehand.

  • Use walking poles for better support.

Why to Go Kareri Lake Trek?

One of the most challenging yet gorgeous excursions you may go on is the Kareri trekking paths. You will be introduced to the most fascinating Himalayan climbs over the entire peaceful walk. Visitors will have a blast up there because of the pure water streams and genuine Himalayan settlements. Although regarded to be of moderate difficulty, the Kakeri hiking can be rather difficult in the winter. Your ascent will reach a height of almost 9000 feet before coming to a conclusion at the stunning freshwater Kareri lake in the centre of ethereal Himalayan views.

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FAQ's of Kareri Lake Trek

How Difficult is the Kareri Lake trek?

    The difficulty of the trek ranges from simple to medium. The Reoti base camp, which is regarded as perilous on wet days, is where the Kareri Lake Trek begins and ascends to an elevation of 9650 feet. Reaching the freshwater lake requires a three-day hike up a very high hill.

    People are required to have a very active physical fitness schedule. With the high rise that the Kakeri lake walk provides, individuals who engage in daily jogging and running workouts would profit. Physical exertion is necessary because the Kareri Lake trek is around 26 kilometres long and it takes three days to complete. It is strongly advised that people with asthma, heart conditions, and other physical conditions avoid engaging in such strenuous trekking activities. The hike will be led by a knowledgeable guide, making it safe for beginners as well.

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