Kareri Lake Trek
Kareri Lake Trek – A wilderness trail
Region: Dhauladhars Ranges near Mcleod Ganj Himachal Pradesh
Duration: 2 Nights/3 Days
Starting Point : Mcleodganj
Ending Point : Mcleodganj
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Maximum Altitude: 10,570 Ft.
Approx. trekking: 28 kms
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Vacation Style Camping, Family, Guided Tours, Trekking
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
Nestled around the beautiful Dhauladhar, Kareri Lake is a Glacial Lake fed by the melting snow of Dhauladhar peaks .
Kareri Lake is High Altitude fresh water lake. Situated at an altitude of 2950 meters to the northwest of Dharamsala in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh. As the Melting Glacier form the main source of this Lake, the lake is shallow and water visibility is very high Quite often the lake beds can be seen in most of the places . Nyund is the main outflow of the lake.
Kareri Lake also serves as a base for onward trekking to Chamba, Bleni Pass and Bharmour.
Trail to kareri lake is Majorly uphill and at some stretches quite tiresome, but is surprisingly beautiful and mesmerizing along with the sound of the lapping stream, the enchanting forest, and spellbinding flowers beds.
The trek route to kareri lake mostly follows the Nyund stream and you will absolutely love taking a break every now and then, to dip your feet in the cold water.
The Lake remains frozen from December to mid-March. During which only exclusive Snow Trek is possible.
The experience to kareri lake is surreal, to say the least.
MCLEODGANJ TO RIOTI (5905 FT) (27 KM DRIVE FROM MCLEODGANJ AND 9 KM TREK FROM KARERI VILLAGE TO RIOTI)
On Reaching Mcleodganj, meet and greet our team and after a quick briefing by the team we will drive to Kareri Village in the pre arranged shared cabs. Kareri village is an old village of gaddi Sheppard, where one can catch glimpse of beautiful farms and village huts. We start our trek from Kareri village. Its a moderate trek of around 4-5 hours. The trail goes alongside the Nyund River. Walking through mixed pine and Oak forest, we will reach Rioti (Lioti).It is best place to camp due to the flat area and availability of water . Overnight camping and dinner at Rioti. If weather permits, we would have the bonfire.
RIOTI - KARERI LAKE ( 10,570 FT) (6KM TREK, 4 HOURS)
After An early breakfast we start our trek to the serene Kareri lake. It’s a moderate trek of 3-4 hours. On reaching the lake, we will pitch our camp next to the beautiful kareri lake. On can explore the area, visit the lord Shiva temple. Overnight camping and dinner at Kareri Lake.
KARERI LAKE – MCLEODGANJ (15 KM TREK AND 27 KM DRIVE FROM KARERI VILLAGE TO MCLEODGANJ)
After Breakfast, we trek back to the Kareri village. This will be a long day but not tough as we will be descending back to the village. On reaching Village, we have our lunch and later we drive back to Mcleodganj. This will mark the end of a short, adventurous trek .
- Accommodation (Camping )
- Meals while on trek (Veg + Eggs)
- Trek equipments (Waterproof Good Quality Tents, Clean Sleeping bags, Ground Mattress, Kitchen Tent, Ration, Utensils, Toilet Tents)
- All necessary permits and entry fees (Forest and Local).
- First-Aid Medical kits.
- Mountaineering qualified & professional Trek Leader, Local Guide and Support Staff.
- Transport from Mcleodganj to kareri village and back on sharing basis.
- Any kind of personal expenses.
- Food during the transit.
- Meals and accommodation in Mcleodganj.
- Alcoholic/Aerated beverages/ bottled water
- Any cost Arising out of unforeseen circumstances(landslide/road block/bad weather condition etc)
- Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
- Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
- Tips and Gratitude to staff.