Trek to Kareri Lake

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Frozen Kareri Lake

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Trail to Kareri Lake

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Campsite

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About

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.


Short Itinerary

Departure from Akshardham Metro Station to Dharamshala

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

Trek from Reoti Village to Kareri Lake

Trek from Kareri Lake to Kareri Village and drive to Delhi

Trip Images

package details

Location

:

Mcleodganj

State

:

Himachal Pradesh

No. of Days

:

3

Mode Of Transport

:

NA

Meals Included

:

Yes

Type Of Stay

:

Camp

Start/End Location

:

Trip Type

:

Adventure

Altitude

:

2934 mts

Trek Length

:

26

Route Plan

:

McleodGanj - Kareri Village -Kareri Lake - McleodGanj


Price

Triple Occupancy

:

7000 /-

Upcoming Event Dates

August

31st Aug to 2nd Sep Open

September

14th Sep to 16th Sep Open

28th Sep to 30th Sep Open

October

5th Oct to 7th Oct Open

12th Oct to 14th Oct Open

26th Oct to 28th Oct Open

November

2nd Nov to 4th Nov Open

9th Nov to 11th Nov Open

16th Nov to 18th Nov Open

Itinerary

Day 0
Departure from Akshardham Metro Station to Dharamshala

Assemble at Akshardham Metro Station by 8 PM. We start our journey towards Dharamshala which is 14 kms before McleodGanj. Our first stop will be at a restaurant near Murthal for Dinner and then continue our drive to Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh

Day 1
Arrive in Dharamshala, drive to Kareri village and Trek to Reoti Village

Your trekking journey starts from Kareri Village. From Dharamshala, we drive to Kareri village, which is around 90 mins journey from Dharamshala. After arriving at Kareri, we take a small break, freshen up at Guest house 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 Nylund River.

­­Dinner and overnight stay at Reoti campsite.

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
Trek from Kareri Lake to Kareri Village and drive to Delhi

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 start our return drive to Delhi. 

Reach Delhi early morning by 6 am. Trip Ends

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions

Transport from Delhi to Kareri Village and return

Room for freshen up at Kareri Village.

Tents ,Sleeping Bags & Mats

Trek guide, cook, helpers, porters & mules for carrying common luggage

Camp Stay

Meals during trek

Forest Permits/Camping Charges , if any

Safety Equipment

Services of a Trek Leader

Entry Fees

Exclusions

Any expenses for optional activities or tickets, unless quoted in Inclusions.

Insurance, Items of personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry etc

Any additional expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like cancellation / roadblocks/landslides/ strike or any other natural causes out of human control or any emergency evacuation expenses.

Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

Any Kind of Expense for Loss / Misplaced / Theft of personal belongings.

Cancellation Policy

Booking amount is non-refundable.

No refund of total trip amount will be provided on cancellation, 10 days prior to departure date.

50% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation between 11-20 days prior to scheduled departure date.

90% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation between 21-90 days prior to scheduled departure date.

100% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation, 90+ days prior to scheduled departure date.

For Cancellations/ Refund Request , kindly reply to the confirmation mail and get in touch with the Team. All cancellations will be considered only after the mail has been received.

FAQs

Q. What will be the group size?

Usually, we take maximum of 15-18 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.

We need at least 6 people to operate our fixed departure tours/treks.

Q. Who all will go along with us on the trip/trek?

All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certifie, mountaineers. Apart from them, there will be one local guide, cook, helper, porters and other staff.

All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have a good experience in leading groups.

Q. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel/trek solo?

Yes definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips/treks. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.

Q. What are the things that we need to carry on the trek/trip?

Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.

Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on the trip?

We hire taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveller, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our vendors.

Q. I cannot carry my rucksack/bag on the trek, can I offload it?

We always recommend that you carry your rucksack during the trek because it helps in maintaining your body posture. In case if you cannot, then we can provide you a mule/porter to carry your rucksack. You will have to tell us at least 1 week before the trek. The charges for offloading would be INR 300 per person per day.

Q. Which shoes should I buy?

Shoes are your lifeline on the trek. It is highly advisable to buy trekking shoes of a good and known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. A waterproof shoes with ankle support will work good.

Q. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?

During the treks, separate toilet tents will be set up on each campsite.

Q. What will be the type of accommodation?

It depends on the tour. If it is a trek then you will be staying in dome tents or if it is a road trip the the accommodation can be in hotel/alpine tent/dome tent/home stay.

Q. Will you provide sleeping bags and mattresses?

Yes, we will provide sleeping bags and mattresses during the trek. Our sleeping bags can withstand temperature as low as -10 degree.

Q. How many trekkers will be in one tent?

It totally depends on group dynamics. If there is a couple, we can give them a separate tent or if there are odd number of people, then there would be triple sharing.

Q. How can I book a trek/trip with you?

After selecting the trip/trek, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you in booking.

Q. What type of food is served during the trek?

We provide nutritious and healthy food during the treks. We always serve Indian vegetarian food and eggs.

Q. How to get safe drinking water on the trek?

Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purpose, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking.

In case you find any clean water on the trek, always fill your water where the water is running not where the water is stable or is in rest.

Q. Can we change the itinerary?

Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it.

Q. Can you customize the trip/trek?

Yes, we can customize any trip/trek as per your needs and as per the feasibility.

Q. Will doctor accompany us on the trek?

No, but our trek leaders are certified in Wildlife First Aid course and they always carry first aid kit and oxygen cylinders on high altitude treks.

Q. Do you prefer I should bring some medicines with me?

Yes it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the trek.

Q. Diamox is advisable or not?

Well, it totally depends on person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor.

Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having problem on the trek then tell your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.

Q. Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the age limit?

It depends on the difficulty level of the trek. Minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.

Q. What will we do if it rains?

If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.

Q. Why is the trekking pole necessary?

Differs from person to person. If you think that it would help you maintaining balance while trekking then do bring the pole. Some people think that trekking pole disturbs the walking rhythm. So it’s upto you.

Things To Pack

Down Jacket (Main jacket)

Raincoat/ Poncho

Inner Layer

Tshirt or Fleece

Track Pant

Extra pair of Socks

Trekking/ Hiking Shoes (Forclaz 100 and above or Arpenaz 100. Checkout in Decathlon stores)

Woolen Cap

Rucksack (At least 40L)

Mufflers/ Neck Warmer

Extra pair of Clothes

Undergarments

Slippers

Power Bank

Sunscreen Lotion

Sunglasses

Torch

Water Bottle

Tissue Roll

Hand Sanitizer

Personal Toiletries

Medicines

First Aid Kit

*Add extra thermal layers and sweater during the winter season

Day 0
Departure from Akshardham Metro Station to Dharamshala

Assemble at Akshardham Metro Station by 8 PM. We start our journey towards Dharamshala which is 14 kms before McleodGanj. Our first stop will be at a restaurant near Murthal for Dinner and then continue our drive to Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh

Day 1
Arrive in Dharamshala, drive to Kareri village and Trek to Reoti Village

Your trekking journey starts from Kareri Village. From Dharamshala, we drive to Kareri village, which is around 90 mins journey from Dharamshala. After arriving at Kareri, we take a small break, freshen up at Guest house 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 Nylund River.

­­Dinner and overnight stay at Reoti campsite.

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
Trek from Kareri Lake to Kareri Village and drive to Delhi

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 start our return drive to Delhi. 

Reach Delhi early morning by 6 am. Trip Ends

Inclusions

Transport from Delhi to Kareri Village and return

Room for freshen up at Kareri Village.

Tents ,Sleeping Bags & Mats

Trek guide, cook, helpers, porters & mules for carrying common luggage

Camp Stay

Meals during trek

Forest Permits/Camping Charges , if any

Safety Equipment

Services of a Trek Leader

Entry Fees

Exclusions

Any expenses for optional activities or tickets, unless quoted in Inclusions.

Insurance, Items of personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry etc

Any additional expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like cancellation / roadblocks/landslides/ strike or any other natural causes out of human control or any emergency evacuation expenses.

Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

Any Kind of Expense for Loss / Misplaced / Theft of personal belongings.

Booking amount is non-refundable.

No refund of total trip amount will be provided on cancellation, 10 days prior to departure date.

50% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation between 11-20 days prior to scheduled departure date.

90% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation between 21-90 days prior to scheduled departure date.

100% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation, 90+ days prior to scheduled departure date.

For Cancellations/ Refund Request , kindly reply to the confirmation mail and get in touch with the Team. All cancellations will be considered only after the mail has been received.

Q. What will be the group size?

Usually, we take maximum of 15-18 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.

We need at least 6 people to operate our fixed departure tours/treks.

Q. Who all will go along with us on the trip/trek?

All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certifie, mountaineers. Apart from them, there will be one local guide, cook, helper, porters and other staff.

All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have a good experience in leading groups.

Q. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel/trek solo?

Yes definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips/treks. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.

Q. What are the things that we need to carry on the trek/trip?

Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.

Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on the trip?

We hire taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveller, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our vendors.

Q. I cannot carry my rucksack/bag on the trek, can I offload it?

We always recommend that you carry your rucksack during the trek because it helps in maintaining your body posture. In case if you cannot, then we can provide you a mule/porter to carry your rucksack. You will have to tell us at least 1 week before the trek. The charges for offloading would be INR 300 per person per day.

Q. Which shoes should I buy?

Shoes are your lifeline on the trek. It is highly advisable to buy trekking shoes of a good and known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. A waterproof shoes with ankle support will work good.

Q. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?

During the treks, separate toilet tents will be set up on each campsite.

Q. What will be the type of accommodation?

It depends on the tour. If it is a trek then you will be staying in dome tents or if it is a road trip the the accommodation can be in hotel/alpine tent/dome tent/home stay.

Q. Will you provide sleeping bags and mattresses?

Yes, we will provide sleeping bags and mattresses during the trek. Our sleeping bags can withstand temperature as low as -10 degree.

Q. How many trekkers will be in one tent?

It totally depends on group dynamics. If there is a couple, we can give them a separate tent or if there are odd number of people, then there would be triple sharing.

Q. How can I book a trek/trip with you?

After selecting the trip/trek, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you in booking.

Q. What type of food is served during the trek?

We provide nutritious and healthy food during the treks. We always serve Indian vegetarian food and eggs.

Q. How to get safe drinking water on the trek?

Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purpose, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking.

In case you find any clean water on the trek, always fill your water where the water is running not where the water is stable or is in rest.

Q. Can we change the itinerary?

Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it.

Q. Can you customize the trip/trek?

Yes, we can customize any trip/trek as per your needs and as per the feasibility.

Q. Will doctor accompany us on the trek?

No, but our trek leaders are certified in Wildlife First Aid course and they always carry first aid kit and oxygen cylinders on high altitude treks.

Q. Do you prefer I should bring some medicines with me?

Yes it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the trek.

Q. Diamox is advisable or not?

Well, it totally depends on person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor.

Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having problem on the trek then tell your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.

Q. Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the age limit?

It depends on the difficulty level of the trek. Minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.

Q. What will we do if it rains?

If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.

Q. Why is the trekking pole necessary?

Differs from person to person. If you think that it would help you maintaining balance while trekking then do bring the pole. Some people think that trekking pole disturbs the walking rhythm. So it’s upto you.

Down Jacket (Main jacket)

Raincoat/ Poncho

Inner Layer

Tshirt or Fleece

Track Pant

Extra pair of Socks

Trekking/ Hiking Shoes (Forclaz 100 and above or Arpenaz 100. Checkout in Decathlon stores)

Woolen Cap

Rucksack (At least 40L)

Mufflers/ Neck Warmer

Extra pair of Clothes

Undergarments

Slippers

Power Bank

Sunscreen Lotion

Sunglasses

Torch

Water Bottle

Tissue Roll

Hand Sanitizer

Personal Toiletries

Medicines

First Aid Kit

*Add extra thermal layers and sweater during the winter season

Reviews

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Monsoon is the season where we stick to our home more than going outside. We generally love rain but avoid enjoying it, it's not because we don't want to have fun but because living in cities takes away our playground where we can have that open blissful rain. I was looking forward to go a place where i can find peace and it should be surrounded by mountains and this time i wanted to go for a difficult trek so while checking lots of blogs, i came across this. Seeing the terrain, a voice came, lets do this and at that time i was already late for booking but Heema from justwravels really helped me out and arranged two seats for me and my friend after that we met shiddesh (trek leader) who is really a helpful man! During whole trip he really cared about the each member of the group, i can say that he's a street smart even without a doubt. Moving forward to the trek, i can personally suggest that Monsoon is one of the best time to visit kareri lake. When you see clouds around you and realize that you are in heaven, trust me that feeling is blessing. A special thanks to shiddesh aka leader. Thank you for making our journey a beautiful one! A note to my journey: Wait for me! I'm not the wind who will take away your fears neither the snow who will make you smile on Christmas nor rain who gonna make you calm. I'm the cloud who will listen to you and gonna fade when you'll start to discover my presence. - NUPUR
-- Nupur
I've been on two treks with justwravel. Things don't always happen as planned on high altitude treks but the best things about justwravel is their staff. They are always on their toes trying to provide best possible experience to clients. I would recommend justwravel.
-- Rajeev Parashar
This was first trek and the organisation was very systematic and well planned. The guide and other members were friendly and helpful. The experience was insanely awesome and would love to recommend it to every person out there for any trek or adventure.
-- Mridul Saraf
Recently opted Justwravel for a trek to Kareri Lake. It was really the best experience I ever had travelling with some group till date. Whether it be the trek guide, the arrangements, the support, specially the food. Never has such delicious and variety food on any trek till date. Nothing can be better than getting the food of your choice at such an altitude. Also the Trek leader Mr. Sanjeev arranged by them guided and treated us well. Same is the opinion of all my trek partners. Justwravel: you really made our trek the better in every means. Thanks for the same. Will choose you for sure in future treks . ??
-- Ramit Gupta
Will surely look forward to more trips with your team.... Keep up the good work...
-- Sunit Pareek
Amazing package and arrangements! And amazing group too :)
-- Akshay Bhaskar
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