Kareri Lake Trek

Kareri Lake Trek

Trekking Area Area : Himachal Pradesh

Trek DurationDuration : 07 Days

Best Season to TrekBest Season : Mid April - October

Trek GradesGrade :

Easy
These treks are 3 to 5 days long and involve walking for about 3/4 hrs daily. The trail on such treks is well defined but not always flat. These are great for families and first timers.

AltitudeAltitude : 3100mts/10170ft

Trekking TotalTotal Trekking : 35 K.M

About Kareri Lake Trek

Himachal Pradesh is a dramatic mixture of towering Himalayan peaks, Buddhist culture, traditional living, arid mountains, and spectacular scenery. Dharamshala, the abode of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, is deemed as the 'land of gods.' Not only this holy land is inclined towards spirituality, but also, it is picturesque town from where many treks including the Kareri Lake (3200) are flagged off. This time, when you go for a holiday in Dharamshala to get spoilt in its quaint environs, don't forget to go on an expedition to Kareri Lake.

Kareri Lake Trek

Trek to Kareri Lake kicks off from McLeodganj; it further passes through Mankiani Pass, Baleni Pass, Lioti and finally ends at the Kareri Lake. On your journey to the Kareri lake, you will see many vintage landmarks, which offers the great view of the neighbouring mountains and valleys. The trail transverses through lush forests, narrow terrains, whirly passes, scenic meadows and much more.

Tour my India is offering you an incredible trek package to Kareri lake with their expert guides and professional to satisfy your hunt and have a lifetime experience. Take this opportunity to explore one of the most spectacular areas of the Himalayan range and experience the simplicity and hospitality of the Himachali cult. So, this holiday go for a trek to Kareri Lake.

Kareri Lake Trekking Tour Highlights

  • Trekking on high altitudes is an experience to remember as you experience unique climatic changes.
  • Explore Mcleod Ganj, the residence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and the site of the Tibetan exile community.
  • Witness the beauty of Kareri Lake and lose yourself in its serenity
  • Add to your record, the scaling of Bleni Pass (12,300 feet) and Minkiani Pass (13,230 ft).
  • Savor the sights of lofty Dhauladhar Range
  • Meet and greet local people

Best Time to Visit Kareri Lake Trek

May – June & September – October

During the early months of the year, there are chances of snow on high passes, which considerably melts by August. During the monsoon season, Kangra and Dhauladhar range remains affected due to rain, but when we talk about the high places, the weather remains warm and sunny (12-20 °C) during the day, while the night temperature could be in minus (-2 to 6 °C). During the September and October, trekkers can experience a good weather, with little snowfall. With the onset of October, the day temperature is hovering around 12-18 °C but the evening starts getting comparatively colder with (- 6) to 4 °C.

Where is the Kareri Lake Trek ?

The nearest town to Mcleodganj is Dharamshala. You can reach Dharamshala from Delhi.

How to Reach Kareri Lake Trek ?

By Road: Dharamshala is well-connected with all the major cities of North India, including Delhi, Chandigarh, Manali, Srinagar, and Dehradun, via state-owned buses and private taxis.

By Railways: Pathankot Railway Station is the nearest railway station, which is 84.5 km from Dharamshala.

By Air: Gaggal Airport, commonly known as Kangra Airport, is the closest runway to Dharamshala. From the airport, cabs and buses are easily available.

Kareri Lake Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

Day 01: Delhi – McLeodganj (2196 mts/7,200 ft)

In the evening, you will board AC Volvo Coach to McLeodganj from one of the meeting points in New Delhi. Overnight journey.

Day 02: Arrival in McLeodganj

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to a hotel for stay. On this day, you can either choose to relax in the hotel or can explore McLeodganj. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 03: McLeodganj - Kareri Village Camp (5905 feet) Duration: 4-5 hours

Post breakfast, you will start the first phase of the trek to Kareri Village. On this day, you will walk through the dense pine jungles and remote villages. For initial few kilometers, you will walk to the bottom of the slope and after reaching a point, you will start climbing. Dinner and overnight stay in Kareri Village Camp.

Day 04: Kareri Village Camp - Lioti (8038 feet) Duration: 4-5 hours

After having breakfast, embark on a tough trek till Lioti. During the 4-5 hour journey, trekkers are going to have the best time of their life, they will stroll along the river, cross bridges and even will walk on boulders. Lioti, which is going to be the camping site for the day, is beautiful alpine grassland located at an elevation of 8038 feet above the sea level. Dinner and overnight stay in Lioti base camp.

Day 05: Lioti - Kareri Lake (10170 feet) Duration: 4 hours

Finally comes the day for what everybody has been waiting! Today, you will trek to Minkiani Pass, the point where the lake is located. For initial kilometers, trekkers will walk on the narrow, rocky and muddy track, lined with thickly forested mountains on one side, and a river gorge on the other. Since it's a high altitude trek, here one can see coniferous, and deciduous forest clung to the mountains and clouds surrounding the peak. With every step, attitudes and the level of difficulty will keep on increasing. Trails will get rough; trekkers will have to cross rough rocky paths. The campsite for this night will be another pleasant meadow, and from here you will be able to see Minkiani Pass, Baleni Pass and a valley below.

Day 06: Kareri Lake to Ghera - Drive from Ghera - McLeodganj - Delhi

Today is going to be the less leg of the trek. Trek downhill till Ghera, as one will walk the hill, they will see a drastic change in geographic, forest and vegetation will start getting dense with every step. At Ghera, drivers will be waiting to drop off at McLeodganj hotel. From McLeodganj catch AC Volvo for Delhi. Overnight journey.

Day 07: Arrive Delhi

Arrival in Delhi marks the end of Kareri Lake Trek.

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Things to Carry for Kareri Lake Trek

Things to Carry While Trekking
  • Duffel bag Down/synthetic camp booties
  • Sunglasses, Light gloves
  • Sleeping bag
  •  Flashlight/Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Daypack
  • One liter water bottles wide mouthed
  • Trekking Boots
  • Water purification/filter
  • Camp shoes/sneakers
  • Walking stick/Trekking pole
  • Cotton socks
  • Note book with pens and pencils
  • Gore-Tex jacket
  • Lip balm
  • Light wind jacket Sunscreen / Moisturiser
  • Down jacket/vest
  • Camp towel/towel/sarong
  • Fleece jacket/vest
  • Personal toiletries
  • T-shirts
  • Personal medicines
  • Underwear
  • Money pouch/belt
  • Trekking pants
  • Energy bars
  • Thermal tops
  • Vitamin tablets
  • Thermal bottom
  • Extra passport photos
  • Warm hat and Bandana/scarf
  • Sun hat/baseball cap
  • Wind- and rain-gear with hood
  • Swiss Army Knives (Classic pocket tool)
  • One pair cotton trousers or shorts
  • Two cotton shirts/T-Shirts One warmer (jacket with hood)

Booking Terms and Conditions:

Please read the booking terms as set out with your agreement with Tour My India Pvt. Ltd. A Noida based Tour operator herein called TMI. For More Click Here...

When to book Kareri Lake Trek?

You should book Kareri Lake Trek well in advance so that you get ample amount of time to prepare for the trek.

Who will carry my backpack?

A pony/porter will carry your bag while trekking; you just need to wear a knapsack.

What will be the weight of the backpack?

Total weight of the backpack should not exceed 12 kg. You should carry all those things, listed in the itinerary given by TMI.

Where to meet you?

Janpath (Delhi), RK Ashram Metro Station (Delhi) and Majnu Ka Tila (Delhi) are the three meeting points for the Kareri Lake Trek.

How we run the trek?

We always have an experienced trekking guide who leads the trek.

What is the batch size?

2-12 people, including both men and women

What is minimum age required for Kareri Lake Trek?

Kareri Lake trek is an easy trek with a maximum altitude of 10170ft (3100m) minimum age required is 10 years.

What will be the minimum temperature during Kareri Lake Trek?

The temperature may drop to 8° C during the May – October (July & August might face rain).

How long we trek during Kareri Lake Trek?

In a day, we intend to travel for 5 hours around lunch time, covering a distance of 7-10 km.

What will happen if a trek is extended because of landslides or any other reasons?

If we have to continue the trek because of the reasons which are beyond our control, then additional charges will be applied for a hotel stay and food.

Can I take the Diamox?

Diamox is indeed very helpful, but it's advisable to consult the doctor first.

Is it safe for girls to go on a trek?

Safety is prime importance for us, and we lead our groups and do give it to the third party to manage. It's safe for even a single girl trekker to join our fixed departures.

What kind of shoes will be required?

Trekking shoes with ankle support are a must for any trek in the Himalayas. Quechua, Hi-Tech, Colman are good shoes with value for money.

What kind of food is served during the trek?

We serve nutritious, simple vegetarian food during the trek. We maintain variety in lentils, vegetable, and breakfast. At times, we also treat our trekkers in the Himalayas with delicacies like Pakora, local dishes, etc.

Is it safe to drink water from the stream?

Yes, it's completely safe for drinking and even for cooking, but, to be on the safer side we always carry filters and chlorine tablets

Which vehicle do we use for transportations?

Most of the Himalayan roads towards the trek are in bad shape, so a vehicle with high ground clearance like Mahindra Bolero, Tata Sumo, Scorpio, Max, Tempo Traveller, etc. are used for transportation.

Are your fixed departures dates are fixed?

We guarantee that even if that there will be only one trekker, we will head out on that particular date.

How do you deal with emergency situation?

Our trek leaders are certified mountaineers with knowledge of first aid in the wilderness and they carry necessary first aid medicine kit. At each camp they assess your condition and can take appropriate action in case a rescue is required. In the case of rescue, all the additional cost will be borne by the trekker.

How to book the trek?

Register for the trek on the website and we shall send the details about the booking procedure.

Fixed Departure with Dates 2018

13 May 2018 27 May 2018 10 June 2018
24 June 2018 22 July 2018 26 August 2018
09 September 2018 26 September 2018  

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