Kareri Lake is a high altitude, shallow, fresh water lake south of the Dhauladhar range approximately 9 km North West of Dharamsala in Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh. Kareri Lake is situated northwest of McLeodganj and is at the foot of the Minkiani Pass. Apart from the lake’s natural beauty, the trek itself goes through beautiful forests, rural villages, and finishes at a remote temple on the banks of Kareri Lake.
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Kareri lake is best known for being a trekking destination in the Dhauladhars. The lake remains frozen from early December to March–April. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Shakti on a hilltop overlooking the lake.. A few gaddi kothis are present on the other side of the lake, an area which is used by the gaddis as a grazing ground for their animals. Kareri Lake serves as a base for trekking further into the Dhauladhar and onward to Chamba and Bharmour via the Minkiani Pass (4250m) and Baleni Pass (3710m).
Day 1 DHARAMSALA
Arriving in Dharamsala early morning, we then transfer Hotel – the spiritual home of his Holiness the Dalai Lama. There we will be some free time today to explore this fascinating town, before we meet later in the evening for dinner and a briefing for the start of our Trek tomorrow.
DAY 2: MCLEOD GANJ TO KARERI VILLAGE
the trek is goes through the pine forests and crosses several tribal villages on the way. Kareri is a Gaddi tribal village. Overnight in Tents.
DAY 3: KARERI VILLAGE TO KARERI LAKE
Trail goes through mixed forests of oak, rhododendron and pine. First 2 Km is a level walk and then there is sleep ascent along Kareri Nullah Stream which has to be crossed over a number of times over improvised wooden bridges. Overnight in Tent
DAY 4: KARERI LAKE TO KARERI VILLAGE
After a short from the lake is a steep descent through the will came back to Kareri Village. Over night stay at Kareri Village.
DAY 5: KARERI VILLAGE TO MCLEOD GANJ
this will be the last day of the Tour. Early in the morning after having breakfast the group will leave back for Mcleodganj.
Day 6: DHARAMSALA - HOME
We have a free morning to further explore this magical town – why not visit the Tibetan market or take a visit to one of the majestic monasteries. In the afternoon, we take the transfer back to Pathankot train station, Bus Stand or Dharamsala Airport.
The trek costs will include services as under:
- 2 nights at Hotel Mcleod ganj with Breakfast & Lunch and Dinner.
- 3 nights at tent with Breakfast & Lunch and Dinner.
- Private surface transportation as Itinerary
- All trekking equipment including tent on twin sharing, sleeping bags, sleeping mats,
- Guide, cook, helper, porters to carry the camping gear.
The above cost will not include services as under:
- Expense of personal nature like drinks, laundry, telephone bill and tips etc.