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Kareri Lake Trek

Kareri Lake Trek


(GST 5.00 %)
(Dharamshala to Dharamshala)
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  • Region :- Himachal Pradesh
  • Duration :- 3 Days
  • Grade :- Easy To Moderate
  • Max Altitude :- 9,650 Ft.
  • Approx Trekking Km :- 26 Kms.

Kareri Lake Trek is located at an elevation of about 2,950 meters in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. It is a perfect weekend getaway if you want to switch off from your monotonous routine and get close to nature.

Surrounded by mountains and alpine trees, the Kareri Lake Trek is formed by the flow of the water bodies from by the Minkiani peak. The trek to Kareri Lake Trek is one of the most scenic alpine treks in Himachal Pradesh that goes to several gushing streams and passes through green meadows. You will come across artistic shepherd villages that have a charm of their own. Other attractions are the Lord Shiva temple which is worth a visit. The trail to Kareri Lake Trek will definitely interest you if you're interested in bird watching as there are various species of birds to look out for. So be ready with your cameras for that perfect capture. The forests here are a mix of pines and shrubs which act as a perfect hiding for some exclusive birds.

The next half of the trail is a rocky grassland along with Nyund nallah. You will be facing a huge variety of terrains on this trek, ranging from straight roads to river crossings over wooden bridges, and steep ascents. After arriving at the lake, spend some time clicking pictures there, before spending another amazing night in tents at the lake.

Brief Itinerary

Day1:- Dharamshala to Liyoti via Kareri Village

• Altitude 4750ft/1,450m to 8,000ft/2,450m via 5,900ft/1,800m
• Pickup from Dharamshala Bus stand at 10:00 am
• Drive to Kareri Village 2 hours, 25km
• Kareri Village to Liyoti Trek
• Trek 4-5 hours, 6km
• Some packed snacks for trek and Hot lunch will be given at camp site
• Water points:- Many small springs and a big waterfall along the trail
• Shops on the way, only in peak season
• Trail Type:- Mixed forest of Pine, Deodar and Broadleaf
• Difficulty Level:- Mostly ascent, steep ascent in some parts
• Can leave extra luggage at Kareri Village
• Stay in Tents
• Trek briefing by Trek Leader at Kareri Village
• Last ATM at Dharamshala

Day2:- Liyoti to Kareri Lake Trek

• Altitude 8,000ft/2,450m to 9,650ft/2,950m
• 4-5 hours, 7km
• Many water points (trek is along with the river)
• Some packed snacks for trek and Hot lunch will be given at camp site
• Shops on the way, only in peak season
• Trail Type:- Grass meadows and boulders
• Difficulty level:- Gradual and easy ascent
• Stay in Tents
• Camp site is on 15 minutes of walking distance from Kareri Lake Trek
• Kareri Lake Trek holds several Holy stories

Day3:- Kareri Lake Trek to Kareri Village and drive to Dharamshala

• Altitude 9,650ft/2,950m to 5,900ft/1,800m drive to 4750ft/1,450m
• Trek 5-6 hours, 13 km
• Drive 2hours, 25km
• Many water points (trek is along with the river)
• Packed Lunch
• Shops on the way, only in peak season
• Mostly descent, steep descent in some parts
• Reach Dharmshala at 5:30pm

Detailed Itinerary

Day1:- Dharamshala to Liyoti via Kareri Village:

Pick up will be arranged from Dharamshala at 10:00 in the morning from where we'll drive to Kareri village which will approximately be a 2-hour drive. After reaching, your trek leader will brief you about the trek to Liyoti. You can keep your extra luggage at Kareri Villageso that there is no extra load to carry ahead. It is approximately a 6km trek which passes through forest and grassland which is mostly an uphill climb. You will be provided with pack lunch on the way and hot lunch will be served at the campsite. We will be camping at the riverside for the night, where you'll be served evening snacks and dinner.

Day2:- Liyoti to Kareri Lake Trek:

On the second day of the trek, you will be moving to the Kareri Lake Trek which is approximately at a height of 10,800 ft. Hot breakfast will be served along with tea before you start your trek. This route will take 4-5 hours as it has some steep climbs. You will walk through some Oak, Pine and Rhododendron trees on your way to Liyoti. The trail passes along the river which you will cross a number of times. When you reach the lakeside, enjoy the view and the stunning beauty that of the Dhauladhar range. We'll be camping here for tonight and your dinner will be served at your campsite.

Day3:- Kareri Lake Trek to Kareri Village and drive to Dharmshala :

After having your breakfast, spend some time exploring areas around Kareri Lake Trek and then Back to Kareri Village (Breakfast, Lunch) and drive to Dharmshala.

How to Reach

By Air :-

The nearest airport is at Gaggal, about 13 kilometres away from Dharamshala. Gaggal airport connects Dharamshala to Delhi via Air India and Spice Jet flights. Tourists from other parts of India would find it easier to take a flight till Chandigarh and book a taxi for their onward journey to Dharamshala, which is about 275 kilometres away.

By Train :-

An overnight train journey is a good option to reach Dharamshala. The nearest major railway station is at Pathankot, 85 kilometres away. There are numerous trains that go to Jammu and Kashmir that stop by in Pathankot. You can take a taxi or bus from Pathankot to reach Dharamshala. There is also a smaller railway station, Kangra Mandir, just 22 kilometres from Dharamshala but none of the important trains halt here.

By Bus :-

Dharamshala is well-connected to Delhi and other parts of North India via a network of state operated buses as well as private tour operators. The journey is almost 520 kilometres from Delhi.

Most buses stop at the main bus terminal in Lower Dharamshala, but there are also some public Haryana Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) buses that go all the way to the main square of McLeod Ganj. An overnight journey from Delhi takes about 13 hours


TTH’s Tata Sumo or similar vehicles will pick-up you from Dharamshala bus stand at 8:00am.

Cost Terms

Inclusions :-
1. Accommodation. (Camping)
2. Meals while on trek (Veg.+ Egg)
3. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff.
4. All necessary permits and entry fees.
5. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
6. Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required).
7. Services from Dharamshala to Dharamshala.
8. TTH Staff insurance.
9. Mules to carry the central luggage.

Exclusions :-
1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the transit.
3. Insurance.
4. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
5. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.
6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

Paying the Trek /Tour fee:
The fee can be paid by online transfer/Check deposit/Cash deposit/Demand draft. Instruction for
payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please
e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.

Cancellation terms:
For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Trek The Himalayas must
be notified of the same in writing at [email protected] At the time we receive your
written cancellation, refunds based on the total fare are as follows.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations prior to 07 days from the start of the Trek: Get a full refund (minus 5% trek cost). The money will be transferred to the same bank account from where the transaction was made.

Cancellations prior to 06 days from the start of the Trek: 100% full refund of trek cost in form of Trek The Himalayas trek voucher valid for 1 year from date of issue. This voucher is applicable for Indian treks only.

Cancellation on Start of Trek date:Get 20% refund of trek cost in form of Trek The Himalayas trek voucher valid for 1 year from date of issue. This voucher is applicable for Indian treks only.

Note: 1. Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch
2. In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH
3. TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice
4. Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers

Cash Voucher Terms:

• This is a non transferable voucher
• The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Trek The Himalayas
• The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Trek The Himalayas in India
• To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id
• All the other Terms of booking a trek with Trek The Himalayas are applicable to the voucher
• Trek The Himalayas holds rights to add/remove any of the Terms and Conditions without prior notice

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.

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The reporting point is Dharamshala ISBT (Inter State Bus Terminal), and participants should reach by 10:00 AM
TTH Dharmshala Team number will be shared by email 48-24 hrs before so contact them.
It is Non-AC Sumo/Bolero/Max Kind of vehicles and accommodates 6-7 participants in a vehicle.
In Trek gears, We provide Tent, Sleeping bag, Ground Mattress, Kitchen and Dining Tent, Utensils and cutleries, Toilet Tent.
We do camping while on the trek.
Two people, Participant can share a tent with fellow trek mate of same gender or partner or friend.
We need at least 5-6 trekkers to run a batch and maximum we take 22-24 people.
--> First timer can apply, should have some interest in trekking and mountaineering. -->The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 50 minutes without a stress. -->The climber should be able to carry an 8 kg backpack. -->Heart problem, high blood pressure, asthma, and epilepsy cannot be reconciled on this mission. The climber must not have the conditions mentioned above.
Yes, there is. Minimum 8 yrs kid can join for Kareri Lake Trek and kid should be fit and take part in sports activities.
Participants who don't want to carry their backpack. they can take offloading service where your bag will be carried by mule during trekking. The service is chargeable and needed to book in advance:- -->INR 900/- if you make an online payment, 2 days in advance

Risk & Respond

High Altitude Treks: Risk and Response A high altitude trek calls for an adventurous attitude, but embarking on an adventurous trip without calculating the risks is utter stupidity. That’s why we have listed a few risks and the response planned by TTH to minimise or address the risks in the best possible way.

Risk: Altitude Before you start the trek, it is important to understand the implications of high altitude on your body. Be aware of symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) like mild headache, nausea and general discomfort.

Response: If you feel any of these symptoms, inform the trek leader on priority and follow his instructions. Every campsite has as stretcher, fully equipped first aid kit, oxygen cylinders to address the situation.

Risk: Weather Weather is unpredictable in the Himalayas. Though we are always observant about the changing weather, no one can guarantee a snowfall, rain or Sun. Do understand that your security is of utmost importance to us and we will not proceed any further from the campsite if the weather is not favourable.

Response: The decision of the Trek Leaders and Guides to proceed or wait for the weather to get better will be final.

Risk: Injuries Often, while trekking over difficult terrains, you might have minor injuries like leg sprain, bruises etc. Serious injuries like fractures or major cuts are very rare.

Response: All our Trek Leaders are Certified Wilderness First Aid responders. They are trained to handle emergencies and can tackle minor injuries with a well-equipped first aid kit. In case of serious injuries, the patient is carried on a stretcher to the nearest road-head and is led to nearest medical centre.

Risk: Lack of communication devices In the remote areas of the Himalayas, mobile networks do not reach. On a trek, one is cut off from the world of calls, SMSs or watsapps.

Response: We rely on walkie-talkies and runners to communicate between the campsites and the base camps.

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Brief Detail

Trek Itinerary

Day1:- Dharamshala to Liyoti via Kareri Village
Day2:- Liyoti to Kareri Lake Trek
Day3:- Kareri Lake Trek to Kareri Village and drive to Dharamshala
Note:- On Day 3, you’ll reach Dharamshala by 5:30 pm. You can book your travel any time after 6:00 pm.
Trek Info:-
Region: Himanchal Pradesh
Duration: 3 Days
Grade: Easy
Max Altitude: 9,650ft/2,950m
Trekking km: 26km
Trail Type: One way. The trek starts and ends at Kareri Village
Rail head: Pathankot, 85 kilometres away
Road: Dharamshala is well connected to Delhi
Base Camp: Kareri Village
Best Season: Round the year
Snow: December last week to April first week
Services from: Dharamshala to Dharamshala
Food: Meals while on trek (Veg + Egg)
Stay: Camping
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