Kareri Lake is a beautiful place to do a trek and the best part is that here you can take your child with you. It is located in the mountains of the Himachal Pradesh district of Kangra, among the Dhauladhar Himalaya. The lake is approximately 9 km south of Dharamshala. Kareri Lake is a shallow, high-altitude, clear-water lake formed by melting snow from the Minkiani Pass. The lake provides a mesmerizing and fascinating, peaceful setting in which to spend a few relaxing nights with friends and family members to create sweet memories. The eye-catching views of the Himalayas, deep pine and cedar forests with green nature around huge mountain streams make one feel at one with oneself and with loved ones.
Overview of Kareri Lake
- Duration:- 4 Days 3 Nights
- Start Point/End Point: Main Square, Mcdleodganj
- Start Time: 09:00 AM
- Group Size: Min 1 | Max 10
- Difficulty Level:- Easy To Moderate
- Approx Trekking Km:- 38 Kms Approx.
It is situated in the same district as Dharamshala. Kareri Lake is a very high-altitude lake that is formed from meltwater from Minkiani Peak. The trek journey to the Kareri lake winds through lush meadows, pine forests, and the green beauty of nature.
Kareri Lake Height:
Kareri Lake is at a height of around more than 2,950 meters or 9678 ft. This makes it the best first-time climbers. On the route to the lake, you will see a couple of small and cute shepherd homes. Also, you will meet a lot of cute ‘Gaddi Kurtas’ (Himalayan Mastiffs), and a whole lot of beautiful and mesmerizing landscapes.
Special Advice For Hikers:
Kareri Village will be your last food stop on the whole Kareri Lake trek. You’ll only have your delicious packed lunch to rely on after that. It is best to be prepared in advance and carry ready-to-eat food with you, especially if it contains a lot of sugar for energy, such as energy bars, chikki, candies, and so on!
- Acute Mountain Sickness is caused by a lack of oxygen level at high heights. To avoid this situation of a syndrome, it is best to acclimate slowly, especially during the hike from Kareri Village to Kareri Lake.
- If you plan to do the Kareri Lake trek during the monsoon season, prepare yourself for heavy rains. Bring a good-quality raincoat and a windcheater with you to keep the water out!
- Services of Trek Guide, Cook, and staff helpers
- Stay in Camps/Homestay/Dome Tents, Sleeping Mats, Sleeping Bags
- Entrance fees into the forest, any required permits, and camping fees
- Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- Bonfire whenever and wherever possible.
Things To Carry
- Good quality trekking shoes that won’t slip on the trek and gives you a good grip, and an extra pair of socks.
- Thermal Inners
- Sunscreen lotion or any other skin moisturizers
- Water bottles, trendy backpack
- Caps or hats
- Flashlight (with spare batteries)
- Insect repellent and emergency medical kit
- Good Quality Hiking Shoes
- Backpack / Rucksack
- UV Protected Sunglasses are a must
- One Windcheater | Good Warm Jacket
- One Raincoat
- Lightweight Towel(1 unit)
- Wet-Tissue (Carry enough)
- Dry Fruits and Chocolates (Optional)
- Thrillophilia Voucher
- A child below the age of 16 yrs is not suitable for this trek.
- Children who are aged above 16 will be considered and charged the same as an adult.
- Children should be active throughout the trek and must accompany by a Guardian and we also expect general fitness and good endurance of the participants.
- Weather conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; takes sufficient time to get acclimated to high altitudes.
- Pay attention to the trek leader or instructor to enjoy a safe and sound trekking experience.
- Do not consume any alcohol, beverages, or any other intoxicants during the trek.
- Though medical facilities are available at every campsite, participants are still suggested to carry their medication (if any).
- The trek takes place in an eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering and throwing garbage here and there.
- The trek requires a good amount of experience, physical strength, and endurance.
- Keep yourself hydrated throughout the trek. Consume lots of water after gaps, at least 2-3 liters a day.
- Guests are required to arrive 15-20 minutes before the time to prevent any delays.
- Any personal expenses of nature and any other thing will not be part of the deal.
- Before undertaking the trek, consult a physician and take a proper health checkup.
- Avoid going far away from the group and avoid any self-exploration on the way to trek as there are high chances of you may get lost.