Kareri lake Trek

Kareri Lake Trek

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Kareri Lake Trek Overview

In the midst of the Himalayas' lush and widespread mountains, at a height of 9560 feet, sits the freshwater lake known as Kareri. You will encounter the most amazing sights of nature on this bizarre Kareri Lake Trek, which will astound you. The lake is surrounded by mountains that are covered with snow during the winter and is located in the majestic Dhauladhar range. While on the trip with an experienced guide by your side, you will undoubtedly have the most thrilling experience of your life.

The trail of the trek is cut into steps that makes it easy to moderate trail grade which beginners can also enjoy. The trek has a 26-kilometre radius around it and offers beautiful camping areas as well which takes approximately 3 days to cover this distance. Get a fantastic opportunity to communicate with the nearby communities that are located at such a high height. You will have the most delightful and restful journey ever thanks to fantastic camping locations, food options, and supervision. Enjoy the arduous climb up into the Himalayas' lush conifer and dazzling floral valleys as you discover the stunning Kareri lake.

Highlights of Kareri Lake Trek

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Maximum altitude - The Kareri Lake Trek takes you to an altitude of 9650ft.

Grade - Easy to moderate

Duration - 3 days

Trekking distance - 26 km

Trail type - Rock steps are usually cut into steep parts

Rail head - Pathankot railway station

Airport - Kangra Airport

Snow Season - December last week to April first week.

Service from - Dharamsala to Dharamsala

Base camp - Kareri Village

Best season - December to April

Region - Himachal Pradesh

Who can participate - 10 years and above age

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Kareri Lake Trek Itinerary

Itinerary at a glance/ Quick Itinerary

Day 1: Travel from Dharamkot to Kareri village

Day 2: Enjoy the Trek to Kareri Lake

Day 3: End your beautiful journey at Mcleodganj

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Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

Dharamkot to Kareri Village

Altitude: 2950 meters

Time taken: 3-4 hours

  • Reach to the agreed-upon meeting location in Kaneri, a representative will welcome you and give you a brief rundown of the full tour. Trek towards the Kareri Village after reaching Dharamkot and meeting the rest of the group.

  • Start the trip to the nearby Kanheri Village after getting to know your tour guide and other travellers.

  • Get to know the Gaddi Tribe residents of Kareri Village.

  • In Kareri Village, spend the night in a homestay or a tent.

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What To Pack For Kareri Lake Trek

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  1. Take a sturdy and comfortable pair of shoes that will help you in trekking up.

  2. Always carry a raincoat because the Reoti base camp can receive heavy rainfall at times.

  3. It's crucial to pick a sturdy backpack, but try not to make it too heavy for the ascent.

  4. You should carry 1 liter of bottle and stay hydrated throughout the trek up.

  5. Extra pairs of socks are highly required if you are taking the trek during winters.

  6. Carry an insulating jacket and winter necessities with you, such as hats, gloves, and eyewear, to protect yourself from the harsh cold you might experience above.

  7. You can also carry light snacks to munch on during the trek.

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Know Before You Go to Kareri Lake Trek

Tips For Kareri Lake Trek
Trekking Routes
How To Reach
Best Time To Go

  1. Be physically active and indulge in jogging and running activities before you participate in the trek.

  2. Take comfortable and waterproof shoes with you. Also carry a backpack which can fit in your required clothing items.

  3. Stay hydrated and munch on light snacks to keep yourself full and energised.

  4. Stay Close to your group and carefully follow the instructions of your supervisor.

  5. Be aware of your trekking route and itinerary beforehand.

  6. Use walking poles for better support.

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FAQ's

How Difficult is the Kareri Lake trek?

The difficulty of the trek ranges from simple to medium. The Reoti base camp, which is regarded as perilous on wet days, is where the Kareri Lake Trek begins and ascends to an elevation of 9650 feet. Reaching the freshwater lake requires a three-day hike up a very high hill.

People are required to have a very active physical fitness schedule. With the high rise that the Kakeri lake walk provides, individuals who engage in daily jogging and running workouts would profit. Physical exertion is necessary because the Kareri Lake trip is around 26 kilometres long and takes three days to complete. It is strongly advised that people with asthma, heart conditions, and other physical conditions avoid engaging in such strenuous trekking activities. The hike will be led by a knowledgeable guide, making it safe for beginners as well.

What kind of physical fitness is required to take the Kareri lake trek ?

Individuals must maintain a rigorous physical fitness regimen. With the high rise that the Kareri lake walk provides, people who participate in daily jogging and running activities would profit. Physical exertion is necessary because the 25-kilometer Kareri Lake walk requires around three days to complete. It is strongly advised that people with asthma, heart conditions, and other physical conditions avoid engaging in such strenuous trekking activities.

What is Kakeri lake famous for?

At a height of 9000 feet above sea level, the Kareri is a freshwater lake that is breathtakingly lovely. This magnificent lake freezes over in the winter, separating the new snow from the ice that is melting. The walk has a sharp elevation of 25 kilometres over its whole length, making it of intermediate difficulty. You will encounter the most luscious panoramas of the conifers and stretches of alpine meadow on your ascent. You will get a wonderful opportunity to live in the Kareri village and engage with the locals. It's a fantastic adventure to try out because of the breathtaking Himalayan vistas, unforgettable bonfire night, and challenging climb.

What are some of the other trekking that you can enjoy in the Himalayas?

Hampta Pass trek - This is one of the most fascinating trekking excursions you can enjoy which can extend upto 25 kilometers. The Hampta pass trek takes you through incredible views of the lush Himalayan conifers and freshwater stream, where you will come across spectacular Himalayan villages like Shea Goru and Balu ka Ghera as well.

Bhrigu Lake trek - This hike, which is close to Manali and is sometimes likened to Switzerland, will astound you with its ethereal beauty. You will be mesmerised by the abundance of lush alpine stretches and meadows that dot the entire ascent up. On your trek, you will also pass through the breathtaking Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal peaks.

Kheerganga trek - The last impenetrable village on the Pin-Parvati pass trek to Pin Valley is Kheer Ganga (3050 metres), which is located at the far end of Parvati Valley. The expansive skies and lush vegetation of Kheerganga are a welcome sight for tired legs and the eyes of trekkers. It is a sacred location featuring a hot spring, a modest Shiva temple, and a bathing area. To take a hot spring bath while everything is covered in snow is a rare mix for any hiker.

What all are included in the Kareri Lake Trekking package?

Here is the list of things included in the Kareri Lake Trekking package:

  • Accommodation in alpine tents on a double/triple sharing basis.

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (vegetarian and non-vegetarian) are included in the package- Trekking guides, cook

  • Medical kit during the tour

  • Local and experienced guide

Which is the most difficult trek in Himachal Pradesh?

Sainj Valley Trek - The Sainj Valley walk, which starts at 6365 feet, promises you a peaceful hike through thick forests, conifers, vibrant alpine meadows, and more. If you take the walk, especially during the summer, it is dotted with flower flowers.

Rupin Pass Trek - You'll love the Rupin pass climb, which is another amazing trekking path. One of the longest trekking routes, it might take up to seven days to reach the summit. You will encounter the different scenery in the Sangla Valley along the trip and have the time of your life.

Shepherd Trail Gaddi Trek - Shepherd Trail Gaddi Trek, which offers incredibly difficult trekking in Himachal, travels from Kullu Valley to Kangra Valley while climbing three snow-covered, high-altitude peaks (Khanpari, Thamsar, and Kalihani).

Is Kareri lake trek worth it?

Yes, you may enjoy this walk with your friends and family at one of the most affordable prices. It leads you through some of the funniest Himachali landscapes that you will always remember. Enjoy yourself here while taking in the charming beauty of the Kareri lake on top.