Kareri Lake Trek, Himachal Pradesh Overview

Kareri Lake is Only 9 kilometers trek from Kareri town, which is located in the Kangra Valley at the foot of the Dhauladhar mountain range. It is a high-altitude freshwater lake that is located at a height of 2934 meters above sea level. you can watch a herd of sheep and goats with local shepherds in the lovely meadow around the lake. This trek is also a favorite among shutterbugs and nature lovers who can spend some time close to nature while clicking their best shots.

Location : Kareri Village, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
Trek Length : 13 kilometres
Altitude : 2,950 meters
Trek Difficulty : Easy

For those of you who are planning to conquer the Himalayan Mountains, then trek to Kareri lake is a great option for you. located at an elevation of about 2,950 meters in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. This glacial Kareri lake trek will take you through a journey of the most scenic views. Trek through the lush green forest filled with chir and chilgoza pines as you continue your trek. Kareri lake trek is a perfect trek for bird watchers too. During the trek, you will watch various species of birds. The forest here is a mix of shrubs and pines which is perfect hiding for some exclusive beautiful birds.

The best time for Trek

This trek is remain open the whole year for trekkers. The best time to trek kareri lake is the months of May-June And September-October.

    Some key Points to be Noted -
  • 40% of the payment will be at the time of Advance booking. And the rest 60% of the payment will be before the day of the trip start.
  • Meals will be base camp to Base camp.
  • At any place where entry fees are required, they will be paid by the customer.

Kareri Lake Trek, Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

  • Day 1- From Kareri Village, trek to Kareri Lake

    Height 3500m | Distance 13 KM
    After breakfast in the morning, you will be carrying packed lunch as you trek on your way to Kareri Lake. You will be walking through forests of Oak, Rhododendron, and Pine. The Kareri Lake trek first passes through level grounds but then comes onto a steep ascent, in which you will be trekking alongside the Kareri Nullah Stream. From Kareri Village, you will go to Reoti Base Camp. From the Reoti Base camp, a trek to the lake will be organized. Trek to the lake from Reoti depends on weather conditions. You will be crossing over the rivulet a number of times using wooden bridges. Trek back to the Kareri village with the memories of the beautiful lake in your mind and in your camera. Overnight in Reoti Base camp with a campfire for your company.

  • Day 2- Back to Kareri Village

    After breakfast at the base camp morning, start your descent towards Mcleodganj where the Kareri Lake trekking experience will come to an end of the tour with loads of memories for a lifetime.

Kareri Lake Trek, Himachal Pradesh Route on Map

People Also Ask About Kareri Lake Trek, Himachal Pradesh

Q.1 What is the best time to go for Kareri Lake Trek?

The best time to go for the Kareri Lake Trekking is during the month of May to July, September to November when the weather remains quite suitable for the trekkers.T he temperature may drop to 8° C during the May – October (July & August might face rain).

Q.2 What is the difficulty level of Kareri Lake Trek?

The difficulty level of Kareri Lake trekking is from easy to moderate

Q.3 How is Kareri Lake Trek weather?

The temperature may drop to 8° C during the May – October (July & August might face rain). If it rains, expect this temperature to drop even further. It usually gets windy in the late afternoon. The wind usually dies off late in the evenings till sunrise. Rain clouds may appear over Minkiani pass with little to no warning. A snow flurry as late as May or June will be another surprise for you.

Q.4 How to reach Kareri lake ?

You can drive to Kareri village. It is a 20 km drive from the Dharamsala bus stand and takes about 1.5 hours. The road is ‘OK’ till Ghera village, after that there is an unsettled road till Kareri village. You will have to hire a cab as local busses do not go till Kareri. Kareri Lake is 12 km from Kareri Village

Q.5 What is Kareri lake trek famous for?

Kareri Lake Trek is famous for the beauty it offers during the trek uphill. You get to see numerous vintage landmarks that show the supremely gorgeous views of the adjoining valleys and mountains. The trail passes through narrow terrains, scenic meadows, lush forests, whirly passes, and a lot more which are truly a treat to the eyes. This trek gives an opportunity to reconnoiter one of the most remarkable areas of the Mighty Himalayan Range and experience the hospitality and simplicity of the diverse Himachali Cult. In all, a feast for all the nature lovers who get to see nature in its purest form.

Q.6 Is it safe to do kareri lake trek?

With the complete knowledge of altitude sickness and necessary precautions to be taken, the karri lake trek is safe to cover. The difficulty level of this trek is moderate level so there’s nothing extreme to worry about. While availing of your Kareri Trek package from Thrillophilia, you will be guided by an expert who knows the whereabouts of this trek and how you can proceed on a trek to kareri lake cautiously and smoothly.

Q.7 How can I go to Kareri lake from Kangra?

To reach from Kangra to Kareri Lake, one needs to first reach Mcleodganj. For this route, one can take buses that are available from all major cities. This option is quite affordable, otherwise one is always open to travel by personal vehicle or cab.

Q.8 Is Kareri Lake a good trek for a first timer?

Yes, trekking to Kareri Lake is a perfectly good trek for the first-timers and beginners. Each day you will be trekking for around 5/6 hours so prepare yourself physically. You will have some steep climb and descend every day
All Kareri Lake Trek, Himachal Pradesh Customer Reviews 6 Users Reviewd
Pankaj Mishra
Pankaj Mishra, 2022-07-13 13:35:37

Lake is frozen❄⛄ from December to March April. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva on hill overlooking the lake. Unfortunately, most of the time this temple is locked. A trip to Kareri lake is thus definitely not worth a miss, especially for trekrs and nature lover. Hikers carry own tents and camps to stay besides the lake.

shweta, 2022-07-13 13:34:54

Breath taking view with amazing (moderate difficulty) trek which includes jungle, river and snow. It is 10 km trek which takes 7 hours (on an average) to reach the lake. But you wont regret any step you take. Jungle has animals like Bear which we rarely see and you can stay in camp overnight near lake. Possibly 5-6 shops on the way so carry snacks and make sure you are with a guide as it is not as easy as triund trek. Have fun trekking:)

Chandrika, 2022-07-13 13:34:36

Kareri Lake is a shallow high altitude fresh water lake located on the southern spur of the Dhauladhar range approximately 9 km northwest of Dharamsala in Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh, India.

sharstika, 2022-07-13 13:34:19

We did the trek in march. The trek comes in easy to moderate category. During winter you will need a good guide as 50-60 percent trek is in snow. I will definitely recommend this trek. You can do trek from kareri village in one day but its better to book camping for one or two nights as your choice. Total trek is approx 9.5-10km from kareri village.

Divya, 2022-07-13 13:33:22

Head for the high hills of Kareri, through lush meadows and ancient pine forests, to reach Kareri Lake trek. It's nearly 10 kilometers long, with a moderate difficulty level – a hike that's perfect for nature lovers. You'll love every second as you head towards the sparkling lake ringed with mountains. Kareri Lake is a freshwater lake, nestled deep in the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas at an altitude of 3,300 meters above sea level. It is going to be your lifetime experience. Real beauty.

Abhishek, 2022-07-13 13:32:03

It was so cold but to be frank, we had the best time of our lives. We haven't done such difficult treks before. So it was challenging from the start to end. With the beautiful peaks of Himalayas in the background, the place looked enormously beautiful. We loved the views so much. Staying was also very difficult as it was too cold inside the tents. But the guides helped us a lot to have a comfortable time. Thank you so much folks.

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