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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  • Trek through the splendid vistas of forests, grasslands, streams and lakes to reach the perfect elliptical glacial Kareri lake.
  • Soak in nature's bounty at Kareri Lake - a freshwater lake rugged amidst mountains and surrounded by lush subtropical forests and alpine grasslands.
  • Take the path less travelled as you trek through the offbeat Kareri Lake with an experienced and friendly guide.
  • Trek to an altitude of 9,650 ft. through the lush green forest of chirr and chilgoza pines.
  • Sleep under the stars listening to stories from local villagers as you enjoy the simplicity of life away from the bustling cities.
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Must Know Before You Go
  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  • It is recommended to carry enough warm clothes and the right kind of shoes for the trek.
  • Pay heed to the trek guides and instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound trek.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek.
  • Water is very precious, so conservation is appreciated.
  • Do not encourage trekking during the night unless it is a part of the itinerary and a guide is with you; this might lead to unforeseen mishaps.
  • Avoid using earphones during the trek; this might hinder your audibility.
  • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations.
  • In case, the trek needs to be cancelled, the authorities should be informed beforehand.
  • Guidelines issued by the State-Government is to be followed. Social distancing to be maintained. Frequent hand sanitisation and use of mask recommended.
  • Please provide a valid ID at the time of check-in.
  • The exact location will be shared with you post-booking.
  • Professional guide(s) are available to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek.
  • Neat and clean vehicle for the journey with experienced driver especially for hilly terrains available.
  • All the activities depend upon the weather.
  • Camping is very basic in nature. One must not expect luxuries. Electricity may be available only at a few locations.
  • Mobile & laptop charging points may/may not be available on campsites at a common point.
  • Any personal expenses, items of personal nature, meals not mentioned, etc. will not be in part of the package.
  • Carry dry snacks/food from home (you will save a lot of money). Carry water bottles with you, so that you can refill.
  • Keep your luggage minimum; the more you carry, the more you hassle.
  • Consult a physician before undertaking the Kareri trek. Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek.
  • The Kareri lake trekking takes place through an eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites. Travellers littering may be fined.
  • Kareri Lake trek can be availed on every Weekend. Open even for Solo travelers as well. Send the inquiry for more available dates.
  • The management reserves all the right to modify the Kareri trek during any emergencies or natural calamities.
  • Permit charges are not included in the Kareri Lake trek package.
  • Children below the age of 7 years are not recommended for Kareri lake trek.
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Quick Facts of Kareri Lake Trek

Quick Facts of Kareri Lake Trek

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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Day 1

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?

What to Pack for Kareri Lake Trek?
  • 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.

Know Before You Go to Kareri Lake Trek

Trekking Route of Kareri Lake
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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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