Trek to Kareri Lake | Justwravel

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Kareri Lake is a high altitude fresh water lake situated at an altitude of 2950 meters above sea level. The lake is surrounded by scenic meadows and Dhauladhars. The glaciers located in the Dhauladhars act as a water source to the lake. The trek is less explored and offers great scenic views of valleys and mountain ranges. The difficulty level of this trek varies from easy to moderate and hence it is suitable for both beginners as well as experienced ones.

The trek starts from a small village called Kareri, which is around 2 hours from Dharamshala. The trek offers amazing views of Dhauladhar ranges and valleys. The trail of the trek is all the way ascending from the starting point and it passes through the lush forest of oak and spruce, narrow terrains and beautiful meadows. The site of the Kareri Lake is also the basecamp of Minkiani and Bleni passes.


Day 0

Departure from Akshardham Metro Station to Dharamshala

Assemble at Akshardham Metro Station by 8 PM. We start our journey towards Dharamshala which is 14 kms before McleodGanj. Our first stop will be at a restaurant near Murthal for Dinner and then continue our drive to Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh

Day 1

Arrive in Dharamshala, drive to Kareri village and Trek to Reoti Village

Your trekking journey starts from Kareri Village. From Dharamshala, we drive to Kareri village, which is around 90 mins journey from Dharamshala. After arriving at Kareri, we take a small break, freshen up at Guest house and then start our trek to the campsite called Reoti. Reoti is 9 km from Kareri village. It takes around 4-5 hours to reach the campsite from the village. The trail goes alongside the Nylund River.

­­Dinner and overnight stay at Reoti campsite.

Day 2

Trek from Reoti Village to Kareri Lake

Wakeup early and enjoy the beauty of mountains during morning. After having breakfast, we start our trek to Kareri Lake. The trek from Reoti to Kareri lake is around 6 km long and it takes around 4-5 hours to reach the lake. After reaching there, explore the site and a nearby Lord Shiva temple.

Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 3

Trek from Kareri Lake to Kareri Village and drive to Delhi

Wake up and spend a good time around the lake. After having breakfast, we start descending towards Kareri village. It takes around 6-7 hours to reach the village. We trek through the same route that we use while trekking up. From the village, we start our return drive to Delhi. 

Reach Delhi early morning by 6 am. Trip Ends


-Transport from Delhi to Kareri Village and return

-Room for freshen up at Kareri Village.

-Tents ,Sleeping Bags & Mats

-Trek guide, cook, helpers, porters & mules for carrying common luggage

-Camp Stay

-Meals during trek

-Forest Permits/Camping Charges , if any

-Safety Equipment

-Services of a Trek Leader

-Entry Fees


-Any expenses for optional activities or tickets, unless quoted in Inclusions.

-Insurance, Items of personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry etc

-Any additional expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like cancellation / roadblocks/landslides/ strike or any other natural causes out of human control or any emergency evacuation expenses.

-Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

-Any Kind of Expense for Loss / Misplaced / Theft of personal belongings.


McLeod Ganj

Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh


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