Kareri Lake Trek

Kareri Lake Trek

starting from Rs.4500*

About the Kareri Lake Trek:

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.

Quick Facts:

Trekking Distance:  40km

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




  • Stay in Tents on Sharing Basis.


  • All meals included starting with Lunch on day 1 to Breakfast on Day 3.


  • Trekking

Things To Carry

    • Warm and comfortable clothes
    • Sunscreen lotion and other ointments
    • Caps or hats and a pair of goggles
    • Trekking shoes and an extra pair of slippers
    • Back Pack and Rain cover
    • Torch


  • Day 1 – Dharamkot to Kareri Village (Height 2200m | Distance 13 KM)

    After arriving at Dharamkot and meeting the rest of the group, you will start with the trek to reach the Kareri Village.

    After meeting the people of Gaddi Tribe who are native to the Kareri region, you will spend the night in the tents or in one of the village houses.

  • Day 2 – From Kareri Village, trek to Kareri Lake (Height 3500m | Distance 14 KM)

    After breakfast this morning, you will be carrying packed lunch as you trek on your way to the Kareri Lake.

    You will be walking through forests of Oak, Rhododendron, and Pine.

    The Kareri Lake trek first passes through level grounds but then comes onto a steep ascent, in which you will be trekking alongside the Kareri Nullah Stream.

    You will be crossing over the rivulet a number of times using wooden bridges.

    After reaching the base of the Minkiani Pass, you would be able to see the glacial lake very clearly and with azure blue water.

    Trek back to the Kareri village with the memories of the beautiful lake in your mind and in your camera.

    Overnight in Kareri Village with a campfire for your company.

  • Day 3 – Back to Mcleodganj

    After breakfast this morning, you will be taking the trek to Ghera to go back to Mcleodganj in a jeep, where the Kareri Lake trekking experience will come to an end.


    • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
    • Pay heed to the trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking experience
    • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek
    • Avoid trekking during the nights
    • Before undertaking the trek, consult a physician
    • Though medical facilities are available at every campsite, participants are suggested to carry their own medication (if any)
  • The trek takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.

Cancellation Policy

    • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
    • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
    • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
    • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be canceled and in such cases, the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However, no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Confirmation Policy

    • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
    • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email
    • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.