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.
Trip Ends With Sweet Memories !!!
Area : Himachal Pradesh
Duration : 07 Days
Best Season : Mid April - October
Altitude : 3100mts/10170ft
Total 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.
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.
Things to Carry for Kareri Lake Trek
• Duffel bag Down/synthetic camp booties
• Sunglasses, Light gloves
• Sleeping bag
• Flashlight/Headlamp with extra batteries
• 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
• Personal medicines
• 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)
At a Glance
• Group size: Min 02 and Max 12
• 07 Days
• Max altitude - 3100mts/10170ft
• Trek start point : Delhi
• Fixed Depatures : Avaliable
Accommodation & Meals
• 01 Nights Hotel
• 03 Night Camping