Indulging in trekking once in a while helps in breaking the monotony of everyday life and helps us getting some respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in a city.
Wasn’t it always on your to do list?
Kareri lake trek is one quick overnight trek in the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas.
A gorgeous trek that passes through lush green pine forests and alpine grasslands and the sight of this glacial lake amidst the background of snow-capped mountains is absolutely breathtaking.
The entire trek route is also abode of a lot of birds and is a treat for birdwatchers. This trek route is comparatively less frequented than other treks and therefore is vastly unexplored.
If you got excited about this trek, let’s get into the details.
Kareri Lake is a high altitude, shallow, freshwater lake south of the Dhauladhar range approximately 9 km North West of Dharamsala in Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh.
Its surface is 3000 metres above the sea level. Snow melting from the Dhauladhar range serves as the source of the lake and a stream, Nyund is the outflow.
Since the source is fresh melting snow and the lake is shallow, water visibility is very high and in most places, the lake bed can be seen.
This trek starts from Sali village base camp and passes through lush green forests of Pine, oak and rhododendron, rocky grasslands and meadows.
The lake remains frozen from December to April every year. This is not a very arduous trek and can be easily done by beginners.
There is also a small Shiva temple near the lake. This trek provides some of the most stunning views.
There are two routes to reach Kareri lake.
It can be reached through Ghera, if you are coming from Dharamshala. Ghera is 17 kilometres from Dharamshala and can be reached by bus. From Ghera, the lake is around 20 kilometres.
Another latest route is from the Pathankot side to Sali village from where the trek starts. The drive from Pathankot to Sali village base camp is around three hours.
Arrive at Gaggal Chowk. Transfer to the Snow Monk Camp at Salli village. Breakfast & transfer to Nolli village and start trekking to Kareri Lake (8kms / 5Hrs).
Trek down to Snow Monk Base camp. Lunch at the base camp. Transfer to Gaggal for boarding Volvo back to Delhi (12kms / 6Hrs)
Easy to moderate
Best months to trek to Kareri Lake are March End to June and then October to November.
In winters, temperatures are very low and hence it is advisable to travel in summer or spring.
In winter, temperatures are mostly sub-zero in night and around 2-8 degrees Centigrade in daytime. In summer temperature ranges from 12 - 18 degrees centigrade during day and 5 - 10 degrees at night.
All accommodation in tents on triple & Quad sharing basis (4 men tents to be provided)
Breakfast x 02, Lunch x 02, Tea with snacks x 01, Soup x 01, Dinner 01)
Drinks, personal expenses, tips, laundry, telephone calls, personal medicines and even expenses incurred due to reasons beyond our control such as bad weather or road blocks due to landslides etc.
There are no ATMs on this way, so make sure you withdraw some substantial cash with you before starting the trek. ATMs are available at Dharamshala, Pathankot and Kareri.
The package covers all permits required for the trek.
Warm and comfortable clothes, Sunscreen lotion and other ointment, Caps or hats and a pair of goggles, Trekking shoes and an extra pair of slippers, drinking water, dry fruits and medicines.
If you have any query related to trek then call us at 8800440150 or put a comment below.