Trek to Kareri Lake


General Information About Trek to Kareri Lake

Kareri Lake is a high altitude fresh water lake situated at an altitude of 2950 meters above sea level. The lake is surrounded by scenic meadows and Dhauladhars. The glaciers located in the Dhauladhars act as a water source to the lake. The trek is less explored and offers great scenic views of valleys and mountain ranges. The difficulty level of this trek varies from easy to moderate and hence it is suitable for both beginners as well as experienced ones.

The trek starts from a small village called Kareri, which is around 2 hours from Dharamshala. The trek offers amazing views of Dhauladhar ranges and valleys. The trail of the trek is all the way ascending from the starting point and it passes through the lush forest of oak and spruce, narrow terrains and beautiful meadows. The site of the Kareri Lake is also the basecamp of Minkiani and Bleni passes.


Day 1
Activities and itinerary for Day 1

Arrive in Mcleodganj, drive to Kareri village and Trek to Reoti Village

Your trekking journey starts from Mcleodganj. You will have to report at Mcleodganj main chowk at 8 AM in the morning. We then drive to Kareri village, which is around 2 hour’s journey from Mcleodganj. After arriving at Kareri, we take a small break and then start our trek to the campsite called Reoti. Reoti is 9 km from Kareri village. It takes around 4-5 hours to reach the campsite from the village. The trail goes alongside the Nyund River. ­­Dinner and overnight stay at Reoti campsite.

Day 2
Activities and itinerary for Day 2

Trek from Reoti Village to Kareri Lake

Wakeup early and enjoy the beauty of mountains during morning. After having breakfast, we start our trek to Kareri Lake. The trek from Reoti to Kareri lake is around 6 km long and it takes around 4-5 hours to reach the lake. After reaching there, explore the site and a nearby Lord Shiva temple. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 3
Activities and itinerary for Day 3

Trek from Kareri Lake to Kareri Village and drive to Mcleodganj.

Wake up and spend a good time around the lake. After having breakfast, we start descending towards Kareri village. It takes around 6-7 hours to reach the village. We trek through the same route that we use while trekking up. From the village, we drive to Mcleodganj. Trip Ends.