Kareri Lake Trek

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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.