Kareri Lake Trek 2019

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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.  

Location & How to reach 

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.  


Day 1

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).

Day 2 

Trek down to Snow Monk Base camp. Lunch at the base camp. Transfer to Gaggal for boarding Volvo back to Delhi (12kms / 6Hrs)

Difficulty Level 

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) 


  • Return transfer from Snow Monk Camp to Nolli by NAC Vehicle   
  • The Trekking cost on full board basis (all meals included).    
  • Sleeping bags, rucksacks and trekking mattress.     
  • All Permits.    
  • Services of accompanying local guides & Trip Leader.    
  • Services of cooks, porters etc.     
  • Trekking fees     
  • Camping fees


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.   

  • Anything not specified in the itinerary as above.    
  • Any increase in road taxes, diesel, entrance fees or any other govt.-imposed taxes.    
  • Evacuation charges, damage of any nature, entry permits, entrance fees at monasteries
  • Insurance    
  • Personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides etc.    
  • Anything not specified under the header “Package price includes”.    

ATM Points and Connectivity

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.

Things to carry 

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. 

Available Group Departure:
September - 7, 14, 21, 28 | October - 5, 12, 19, 26 | November - 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 |
If group size is more than 5. Then, We will customize your trip for any date.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel 7 days before the date of event:
    • 95% refund will be provided. (Payment gateway charges will be deducted)
  • If you cancel 3-6 days before the date of event:
    • 50 % of the actual amount of the trek. (Payment gateway charges will be deducted)
  • If you cancel 48 hours before the date of event:
    • No refund would be provided.
    • Last minute cancellations due to work, health issues etc. would not be entertained and no refund or transfer shall be allowed for the same.
  • Additional charges would be deducted (based on from where you booked) if you cancel the trek at any given date (along with the scenario described above), as payment gateway/event listing charges.
  • For all the above choices, you can transfer your tickets to your friends. We would be more than happy to have them on board and you could save your hard earned money.
  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the our service partner will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity.
  • For all the above choices, you can transfer your tickets to your friends. We would be more than happy to have them on board and you could save your hard earned money.

Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Payment Policy

  • 50 Days or more before date of departure: 25% of total cost.
  • 31 - 49 Days before date of departure: 50% of total cost.
  • 30 days before date of departure: 100% of total cost.
  • Important: The booking stands liable to be cancelled if 100% payment is not received less than 30 days before date of departure.

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. 


The best time to do this trek is from end of March to June and from October to November. The temperatures fall down in winter, and it is therefore advisable to do this trek during the summer and spring season.
This is a fairly easy trek and can be attempted by first timers. However it is advised to follow a proper fitness routine to prepare your body for the trek. There might also be chances of people experiencing AMS at high altitudes. If you experience any symptoms, let your guide know immediately and they will be able to help you out.
As this is an easy trek, the level of fitness that is expecteed from the participants is moderate. We request you to follow a proper fitness regime while preparing for the trek.
To prepare for the Kareri Lake trek, start your fitness routine atleast a month before attempting the trek. Go on regular walks alternating with jogs, practice some cardiovascular exercises and squating to strenghten your muscles and control your heart rate and your breathing.
This is a relatively short trek so look for a rucksack that has enough capacity to hold all your clothes and belongs along with any gears or equipments that you wish to carry along with you. Also look for wide straps that rests comfortably on your shoulders.
We would advise you to carry trekking boots along with you.. These shoes are very durable and slip resistant. They also support your feet and ankles and protect you from the cold. Please make sure that the shoes fit you properly to avoid tripping.
Yes. The guides are professionally trained to handle any emergencies or medical situations that might arise. They are also used to the environment there and can help you get the most out of the trek.
The difficulty level of the Kareri Lake trek lies between easy to moderate. However it can be easily attempted by professionals as well as beginners.
If you have been waiting for an opportunity to go on a solo trek for a while, but were unsure as to which trek to go for, we would recommend the Kaerei Lake trek. Come along as we pass pine forests, snow-clad mountains and alpine grasslands with the Lake being the centre of attention!

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