For those of you who are planning to conquer the Himalayan Mountains this time then trek to Kareri lake is a great option for you. Perched high between the ranges of Dhauladhar Mountain. This glacial Kareri lake trek will take you through a journey of the most scenic views. Trek through the lush green forest filled with chir and chilgoza pines as you continue your trek.
The trek starts with your arrival at Dharamkot in Mcleodganj, from where you take a small trek to reach the Kareri Village. After spending a night here, you will then begin the trek to go up to the Kareri Lake, lying at the foot of the Minkiani Pass. 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 lakeside. On the last day of the trek to Kareri Lake, you will be trekking back to the Kareri Village, where the trek experience will come to an end.
From here or from Ghera, you can hire a taxi to take you back to Mcleodganj.
About Kareri Lake
Standing tall at an altitude of 3,300m above the sea level, Kareri Lake trek or the Kumarwah Lake is one of the most stunning lake treks in Himachal Pradesh. With the melting snow of the Dhauladhar Range as the source of water, this quaint lake and the terrain that leads to it entices trekkers from different corners of the world. While the Dhauladhar Range adds to the mesmeric appeal of this lake, the fact that it remains frozen during early December to March/April serves as the main attraction of this trek.
The Kareri Lake trekking originates from the Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh and takes the participants through lush forests, narrow terrains, whirly passes, scenic meadows and much more. Adding more, while on this trek, the trekkers can also participate in local tours and adventure activities like Tyrolean Traversing. This amazing trek will take you through a journey of some of the unknown parts of this region. Get a chance to explore the vivid flora and fauna as you keep continuing your trek.
Most of the trekkers come to know about the beauty of this region only after they have done the trek. Marvel at the sight of the lake when you reach the summit and click some memorable pictures. Continue your trek through lush green meadows, wild and colourful orchards and thick forest that is home to numerous Himalayan bird and animal species. You will come across a lot of beautiful campsites during your treks which are quite beautiful. This trek is also a favourite among the shutterbugs and the nature lovers who can spend some time close to nature while clicking their best shots.
Kareri Lake Trek Highlights
- Get a chance to witness the many small hamlets and stream through the trek.
- Feast your eyes as you witness the beauty of the whole region from the top
- Enjoy camping at a high summit and the clear night sky under the billions of stars. Also, enjoy a small bonfire with your friends.
- Trek through some of the most alpine and forests of fir, Rhododendron, and Oak.
- Get a chance to witness the rare flora and fauna of this region as you continue your trek.
- Feast your eyes at the majestic view of the Dhauladhar ranges right in front of you.
- And also meet the local people here and share a cup of tea while you learn about their culture.
- Also, taste the local cuisine of this region while you head out for this trek.
Maximum Altitude: 3500m
Temperature: 8°C to 20°C
Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate
Railway Station: Pathankot is the nearest railway station
Base Camp: Kareri Village