Sign In

Verification mail has been sent.

Please check your mail to verify your account.

Kareri Lake

  • 3 Days

Inquire Now

Or Call On
+91 8800332031
  • Event Type

    -

  • Best Time

    -

  • Base Camp

    ?
    Click to open in maps

    -

  • Pickup Point

    ?
    Click to open in maps

    -

  • Minimum Age

    ?

    -

Highlights

Located at an elevation of nearly 9,679 ft, the scenic and eye-catching Kareri Lake is a soul-

stirringly beautiful lake located in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. If you wish to

skip a couple of days from your busy and monotonous routine then the Kareri Lake Trek

has got to be the perfect getaway for you. The trek is short and extremely wholesome with

lots of opportunities in its ambit that will allow you to witness natureĆ¢??s wilderness like

never before.

Kareri Lake Trek is also considered as one of the most adventurous and breathtaking

alpine treks in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The trek takes you through beautiful

landscapes amidst mighty mountains, through unexplored avenues with hundreds of alpine

trees accompanying you. Besides numerous gushing streams and breathtakingly beautiful

green meadows, Kareri Lake Trek also takes you through overwhelming and aesthetic

remote villages. All in all, the trek offers peace, tranquility, aesthetic pleasure and is a giant

storehouse of interesting adventurous surprises. Additionally, this trek can prove to be a

paradise for bird watchers, so if you have an affinity for bird watching, be sure to carry your

camera along with you. The areas around the Kareri Lake are filled with pines and shrubs

that make this place a perfect habitat for a variety of birds that very often seek shelter here.

The latter half of the Kareri Lake Trek introduces you to a vast variety of terrains, steep

ascends, wooden bridges and many river crossings that add value to your overall

experience here.

Overview

Kareri Lake, also known as Kareri Dal or Kumarwah Lake, is situated at an elevation of

9,626 ft above the mean sea level.  It is situated at a distance of 27 km from Dharamshala in

the Kangra region of Himachal Pradesh. The Kareri Lake is a freshwater glacial lake that is

indeed breath-taking and refreshing to admire. The crystal clear water of the lake

spectacularly reflects the vast sky and is truly an epitome of beauty. Surrounded by lush

green subtropical pine forests, the lake is famous for a surprisingly great variety of birdlife.

With changing seasons the temperature around the Lake also changes throughout the year.

While the temperature on a usual day in summer can sometimes rise up to 43 degree

Celsius, in winter however, the temperature falls down to around 9 degrees during the day

and about -10 degrees during the night. Since, the Kangra region in Himachal Pradesh

mostly receives heavy rainfall every monsoon season, condition in the region during

monsoon become very unfavorable for trekking. Most routes tend to become slippery, the

probability of landslides increases and it becomes quite chaotic overall.

It is the spring season which proves to be the most favorable period for the Kareri Lake

Trek. During this period, you can also enjoy flora and fauna in their full bloom which adds

beauty to the already breathtaking views. Indeed, this season offers unbelievable scenic


views, refreshing stretches of greenery, and overwhelmingly exquisite pictures of the

surroundings.

The Kareri Lake trek stretches across 27 km of distance and can be covered in three days

by any averagely fit person. The topography, altitude and do-ability of this trek make it

suitable for first time trekkers as well. It is relatively easier and has a great deal of

adventure to best suit the interest of first timers. On your way upwards, you will come

across dense forests of pine and oak trees, streams with gushing crystal clear water, a wide

range of wildflowers as well as a variety of birdlife. The trek begins with a leap into forests

of pine and broadleaf but as you move forward; you will come across grasslands, pine and

deodar trees and many wild trees that are indeed breathtaking. You will also find waterfalls

and milky white streams occasionally greeting you on your way upwards. Initially, the

route appears to be easy and quite doable but as you progress, the trail gets steeper.

However, the real adventure usually starts from Dharamkot. Dharamkot is just 2 km away

from McLeod Ganj, which is a small urban destination in Dharamshala.

As much as we prepare for trips, the probability of risks can never be brought to nil.

Nonetheless, calculating probable risks and keeping prepared for unforeseen situations is

the best that we can do in our capacity as humans. Every trek that reaches out to high

altitudes opens up the possibilities of altitude sickness which is very common amongst

trekkers, especially the first timers. Symptoms such as general discomfort, nausea and

headache are very commonly observed in cases of altitude sickness. Although, it is very

unlikely to experience altitude sickness on the Kareri Lake trek, nonetheless if you come

across these symptoms or start experiencing intolerable discomfort, it is best to inform

your guide/trek leader at the earliest. Trek leaders are usually very well experienced to

identify the seriousness of your situation and provide the best possible healthcare at that

moment. Sometimes even weather conditions fluctuate with the blink of an eye. Despite

predictions, nature can always come up with surprises and the weather can go haywire.

Unexpected rainfall, snowfall or hailstorm can sometimes show up uninvited and paint the

sky grey. In such cases, it is recommended to follow the instructions of your trek

leaders/guides. They may even ask you to return to a lower base for safety purposes.

Subsequently, alien terrains can be tricky to walk over, risks of minor injuries such as

bruises and leg sprains etc, even though avoidable, are present nonetheless. Sometimes

fractures can also occur if youĆ¢??re savage and not very careful. However, trek leaders are

usually trained to handle emergencies. With the help of a fully-equipped first aid kit, most

trek leaders quite successfully take care of minor injuries. And as far as serious injuries are

concerned, patients are usually transported on a stretcher to the nearest medical centre.

Best Time for Kareri Lake Trek

Both for the beginners as well as the experienced ones, the best period for the Kareri Lake

Trek is between the month of May to July and from September to November. During this

period, the weather usually remains pleasant and ideal for trekking. The temperature also

remains between 8 degrees to 20 degree Celsius which is a very favorable spectrum. From

late-July to the end of August, trekkers might experience rain with thunderstorms. As the

Kareri Lake is situated at an altitude of 9,679 ft above the mean sea level, the lake remains


frozen from early December to April due to extreme weather conditions. The temperature

stays at the sub-zero level and even through trekking during this period is least preferred;

it turns out to be quite gratifying and adventurous. So, if you love admiring snow clad

mountains and viewing milky white stretches of snow around yourself then trekking

during the winter season has got to be your sport. However, it is advised to either trek

during the pre-monsoon season or before the period of extreme cold temperatures.

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Buckle up and get ready for the first day of your trip. A pick up will be arranged at 10:00 in

the morning from Dharamshala. It will take you a couple of hours from Dharamshala to

reach the beautiful Kareri Village. Enjoy the drive through mountains, with fresh air

battling against your face and admire the picturesque views outside the window panel as

they warmly welcome you. After reaching the Kareri village, your trek leader will brief you

with necessary details regarding your trek to Liyoti. As you hop onto your journey to the

village of Liyoti, you will traverse through beautiful grasslands and dense forests. Enjoy the

exhilarating 6 km trek through the wilderness. The trek is usually covered in about 4-5

hours by any averagely fit person. On your way upwards, you will briefly halt for a short

lunch break, indulge in a scrumptious and healthy lunch meal to regain energy and

successfully complete your trek for the day. After reaching the campsite in Liyoti, you may

relax and while away the rest of your day. Enjoy your camp at the riverside and indulge in

the beauty of true bliss.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents/ Homestay
Time Taken : 4 to 5 hours
Altitude : 8,000 ft
Distance : 6 km
Stretch your arms below the bright blue sky amidst the mountains and wake up feeling
refreshed and joyous. Freshen up for the day and grab yourself a deliciously warm
breakfast to feel good and energized for the activities of the day. Post breakfast, you will
resume your trek to the Kareri Lake which can be easily covered in approximately 4-5
hours. As you trek steadily you will find trees of oak, pine and rhododendron standing tall
and graciously, blessing you with bliss and aesthetic pleasures. Soon, you will find yourself

reaching closer and closer to the Kareri Lake, hold yourself as you unfold the sight of a crystal
clear, deep blue lake resting peacefully in the lap of mighty mountains. Admire the spectacular
beauty of the scenery before you that will leave you truly overwhelmed and spellbound. You will
also be able to spot the enormous Dhauladhar range from the lakeside. Spend some time by
the lake and steal some moments of peace and solitude for yourself. You may hike to
nearby areas before you call off the day. Enjoy the delicious dinner by the lakeside and
snuggle into your camps to spend a relaxing night.
Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents/ Homestay
Time Taken : 7 km
Altitude : 9,650 ft
Distance : 4 to 5 hours
Wake up to a beautiful sunrise in the mountains, by the lakeside. Freshen up and steal the
last few glances of the admirable Kareri Lake before you pack up and prepare to retrace
your journey backwards. Have a deliciously warm breakfast and pull up your socks to begin
your journey towards the Kareri village. Admire the surroundings around you as you bid
farewell to them and steadily trek to descend to the lower campsite. Today will be a tedious
and exhausting day; you will trek for a whopping 13 km distance to return to the starting
point. Enjoy a short break in the wilderness and indulge in a warm and healthy lunch meal
before you resume your trek to cover the last bit of the trail. Upon reaching the village of
Kareri, you will find vehicles that will escort you to Dharmshala to bring your journey to a
full circle.
Meals : B, L
Time Taken : 5 to 6 hours
Altitude : 5,900 ft
Distance : 13 km

How To Reach

Kareri Lake is named after the Kareri Village. The Kareri Village is situated at a distance of

27 km from Dharamshala. Dharamshala is a popular hill station of Himachal Pradesh which

can be easily reached via different modes of transportations.

By Air

The closest airport to Dharmshala is the Gaggal Airport, situated at a distance of 13 km. You

can also reach the Chandigarh airport which is 275 km away from Dharamshala and

drive/rent a cab or use the bus services to reach the town of Dharmshala.


By Rail


The nearest railway station to Dharmshala is in Pathankot, situated at a distance of 85 km.

Trains from different cities, especially the ones heading to Jammu and Kashmir halt here

frequently. Further, many bus services and rental cars/cabs are available from Pathankot

to Dharamshala.

By Road

Road trips are usually most preferred by adults and adventure enthusiasts who seek to

admire the scenic beauty of the surroundings between cities. Many bus services are

available to Dharamshala from major cities like Delhi, Manali, Shimla, Chandigarh and

Jalandhar etc.

Latest Stories

Why Trek With Us ?

Twin Sharing Tents
Eco Friendly & Paperless
Finest Guides
Just Right Group Sizes
Commitment to Safety

Inclusions


Exclusions


Cancellation Policy And More Information

Reviews

I had an amazing trek with Trekmunk to Sandakphu November and December 2019. From the first moment of inquiry about the trek and all my questions were answered clearly and on time thanks to Dheeraj who managed to facilitate the trek quite well with his communication. Our guide Ar ...

Ahmed Orabi
Sandakphu Trek

Our 7 days trip to Meghalaya was a truly memorable experience. Thank you Trekmunk for arranging such an adventurous backpacking trip and a special thanks to Mohit Goswami our trip leader for giving us an experience of what true travelling is. From hitchhiking to traversing the un ...

Jayati Bist
Meghalaya Backpacking

I was bored with my regular 9 to 5 schedule and then I decided to seclude myself from the chaotic city life. So, I went to Brahmatal trek last month along with a couple of my friends. We went with Trekmunk and it was a lovely experience. The trek guide, Ramesh was very polite and ...

Sidhant Das
Brahmatal Trek

Reviews

Sandakphu Trek
Ahmed Orabi

I had an amazing trek with Trekmunk to Sandakphu November and December 2019. From the first moment of inquiry about the trek and all my questions were answered clearly and on time thanks to Dheeraj who managed to facilitate the trek quite well with his communication. Our guide Arpan was very experienced, calm, patient and very helpful to each trekker's needs in the group. He facilitated to find and hire a porter for me once I needed one although we were in the middle of the trail. He also arranged emergency transportation when I had to cut the trek and go back home for an urgent matter. I really enjoyed their service and I would like to repeat the same trek or try other treks with them again.

I had an amazing trek with Trekmunk to Sandakphu November and December 2019. From the first moment of inquiry about the trek and all my questions were answered clearly and on time thanks to Dheeraj who managed to facilitate the trek quite well with his communication. Our guide Arpan was very experienced, calm, patient and very helpful to each trekker's needs in the group. He facilitated to find and hire a porter for me once I needed one although we were in the middle of the trail. He also arranged emergency transportation when I had to cut the trek and go back home for an urgent matter. I really enjoyed their service and I would like to repeat the same trek or try other treks with them again.

Meghalaya Backpacking
Jayati Bist

Our 7 days trip to Meghalaya was a truly memorable experience. Thank you Trekmunk for arranging such an adventurous backpacking trip and a special thanks to Mohit Goswami our trip leader for giving us an experience of what true travelling is. From hitchhiking to traversing the unknown places to eating delicious Momo's to climbing 3000 steps, we did it all in those 7 days which came to end so quickly and none of us wanted to go back home. Such an experience where you just pick up your rucksacks and walk down the roads of a traveller could have been only possible because of Trekmunk!

Our 7 days trip to Meghalaya was a truly memorable experience. Thank you Trekmunk for arranging such an adventurous backpacking trip and a special thanks to Mohit Goswami our trip leader for giving us an experience of what true travelling is. From hitchhiking to traversing the unknown places to eating delicious Momo's to climbing 3000 steps, we did it all in those 7 days which came to end so quickly and none of us wanted to go back home. Such an experience where you just pick up your rucksacks and walk down the roads of a traveller could have been only possible because of Trekmunk!

Brahmatal Trek
Sidhant Das

I was bored with my regular 9 to 5 schedule and then I decided to seclude myself from the chaotic city life. So, I went to Brahmatal trek last month along with a couple of my friends. We went with Trekmunk and it was a lovely experience. The trek guide, Ramesh was very polite and helpful. The food and snacks were amazing. The activities in the campsite during our overnight stay is something that I am gonna cherish my entire life. I am waiting for my next trek with Trekmunk.

I was bored with my regular 9 to 5 schedule and then I decided to seclude myself from the chaotic city life. So, I went to Brahmatal trek last month along with a couple of my friends. We went with Trekmunk and it was a lovely experience. The trek guide, Ramesh was very polite and helpful. The food and snacks were amazing. The activities in the campsite during our overnight stay is something that I am gonna cherish my entire life. I am waiting for my next trek with Trekmunk.

Kedartal Trek
Mazhar Dohadwala

We were a group of 12 friends and booked a trek to Kedartal with Trekmunk, it was an amazing experience..even though it was our first trek to the Himalayas and Kedartal being a difficult terrain trek we were guided excellently by the Trekmunk team. They served us nutritious food, took complete care of our safety and health and gave us the right advice to overcome AMS. Eagerly awaiting our next trek with them.

We were a group of 12 friends and booked a trek to Kedartal with Trekmunk, it was an amazing experience..even though it was our first trek to the Himalayas and Kedartal being a difficult terrain trek we were guided excellently by the Trekmunk team. They served us nutritious food, took complete care of our safety and health and gave us the right advice to overcome AMS. Eagerly awaiting our next trek with them.

Chadar Trek
Sushil Chauhan

Chadar trek is considered to be one of the most difficult and dangerous treks, which requires a lot of skilled trek leaders, a perfect guide and a strong team of porters. I choose Trekmunk for Chadar and they proved they are a perfect team. Highly skilled trek leaders, professional skiers, gave us details on how to walk on slippery ice. Professionally trained and certified with wilderness medication programs always ready to take your care in any condition and travelers themselves. One will enjoy their company, their travel stories and their way of leading a trek. Cheers to team Trekmunk.

Chadar trek is considered to be one of the most difficult and dangerous treks, which requires a lot of skilled trek leaders, a perfect guide and a strong team of porters. I choose Trekmunk for Chadar and they proved they are a perfect team. Highly skilled trek leaders, professional skiers, gave us details on how to walk on slippery ice. Professionally trained and certified with wilderness medication programs always ready to take your care in any condition and travelers themselves. One will enjoy their company, their travel stories and their way of leading a trek. Cheers to team Trekmunk.

FAQ's

Hello there,
How can we help you ?

Say Hello!

Thank you for the mail. Our team will contact you soon.