Kareri Lake Trek
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- 2 Days 1 Nights
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Situated at a height of 9625 ft, Kareri Lake is a freshwater lake in the mountains of Dhauladhar range with the greenery all around. Kareri Lake trek takes you on a journey through pine and oak forests and rocky grasslands. Kareri trek is one the best weekend departures for people who are looking for a perfect adventure in a short duration of time
The trek to Kareri Lake starts from Mcleodganj from where you’ll be taken to Kareri village in a shared vehicle. The flora of the trek changes as you go up. You’ll start through pine and oak forests and transition slowly into grasslands. There will be a few water streams on your way. Once you reach the top, you’ll be mesmerized by the reflection of Dhauladhar range on Kareri Lake.
Note- If you are a group of 2 or more people, the trek can be organized anyday
Kareri Lake trek distance: 20 k
Kareri Lake trek temperature
Winter- Dec to Feb: 8 to 10 degree in day, 0 to -5 degree at nigh
Spring- Mar to Apr: 15 to 20 degree in day, 0 to 5 degree at night
Summer- May to June: 18 to 24 degree in day, 3 to 8 degree at nigh
Autumn- Sept to Nov: 10 to 15 degree in day, 0 to 3 degree at nigh
Kareri Lake trek best time: November to Apri
Kareri Lake height: 9,625 f
Kareri Lake trek difficulty: Easy
Who should attend?
Anyone who loves challenge
Anyone who has limits to pus
Anyone looking for an adventur
Anyone fit enough for this thrilling experience
Start your drive to Kareri Village from Mcleodganj in a shared vehicle in the morning(around 10 AM
After reaching, your trek leader will brief you about the trek to Kareri lake.
A trek of 10 kms will begin that will take you to Kareri lake
You will be provided with packed lunch on the way
Reach the campsite situated only a few hundred meters away from the lake
Explore the lake and surroundings
Have dinner and retire for the night in camps.
Stay Not Applicable
After having breakfast, spend some time exploring areas around the Lake
Start your journey back to Kareri Village.
Reach Kareri Village and get transferred to Mcleodganj.
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Kareri Lake trek package inclusions:
An experienced and licensed Kareri Lake trek guid
Support staff to help and guide you throughout your trek
First aid kit
Veg Meals (Lunch and dinner of day 1, Breakfast on day 2)
Kareri Lake trek package Excludes:
● Personal essentials
(i) Equipment- Gumboots, trekking poles, etc
(ii) Insurance- Personal and travel insurance
(iii) Beverage- Mineral water bottles, bottled or canned beverages
(iv) Snacks- Chocolates, dry fruits, protein, or nutrition bar
(v) Entertainment- Camera or drone fee
● In case your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure" or due to personal reasons after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by yo
● Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the trekker
● Loading and unloading of personnel luggag
● Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.
THINGS TO CARRY
- Rucksack (Min 55 Ltrs with rain cover)
- Trekking Shoes, Floaters or Sandals
- Quick Dry Tees
- Track Pants
- Cotton socks
- Pair of woolen socks
- Rain jacket or Poncho
- 1 Full Sleeves Sweater or Fleece Jacket,1 Heavy Jacket, 1 Pair of Thermal
- Quick-dry towel
- Windproof Jacket
- Woolen Cap
- Sun Cap
- Lip Balm
- Cold Cream & SunScreen (SPF 40+)
- Packed food
- Water Bottle 1
- Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
- Personal Toiletries
- Personal Basic Medical Kit
- People who use spectacles (Use Photochromic glasses instead of contact lenses)
- Trekking Pole
- Extra Polythene
Mcleodganj Main Square
HOW TO REACH
By Road:- A number of state owned and private buses connect McLeod Ganj with other cities like Delhi (500 km), Chandigarh (250 km) and Dharamshala (20 km). In New Delhi, most of the buses leave from the Kashmiri Gate ISBT and Majnu-ka-Tilla (a Tibetian camp). Deluxe buses of Himachal Pradesh Tourism are also available from Himachal Bhawan. One can also drive to McLeod Ganj from Delhi via NH 1, a journey of about 10 hours
By Train:- Pathankot Railway Station, situated approximately 90 km away, is the closest broad gauge railhead serving those headed to McLeod Ganj. Some of the popular trains available
By Air :- Gaggal Airport or Kangra Airport at Dharamshala is about 20 km away from McLeod Ganj and is well connected to Delhi, Kullu and Chandigarh. Airlines like Air India Regional, SpiceJet Airlines operate regular flights from these cities for Dharmshala. After reaching the airport, traveler can hire taxis or take buses to reach their destination, which takes around an hour.
Policy and Terms
- If cancellation is made 30 days before the date of travel, 25% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
- If cancellation is made 15 to 30 days before the date of travel, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
- If cancellation is made 0 to 15 days before the date of travel, 100% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
- The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.
Q: What is the best time for the Kareri Lake trek?
A: The Kareri Lake trek best time is from May to June and from September to November. The trek needs to be avoided in the months of Monsoon and in winters due to heavy snow.
Q: How difficult is this trek?
A: The Kareri Lake trek difficulty level is easy and is a perfect option for beginners who don’t want to invest many days in trekking.
Q: How is Kareri Lake weather during the trek?
A: The Kareri Lake weather during your trek remains pleasant. The temperature drops when it rains. It usually gets a little windy in the daytime.
Q: Tell me about the guides who will be accompanying me.
A: The trek is led by professional Kareri Lake trek guides who have completed basic and advanced mountaineering courses. There will be one guide who leads the group and another guide who will be walking at the end of the group.
Q: What is the altitude of Kareri Lake?
A: The Kareri Lake height is 9,625 ft. You’ll start from Mcleodganj which is situated at an altitude of 4780 ft. Then you’ll reach Kareri village situated at a height of 7210 ft. From Kareri village, you’ll climb to the maximum altitude of the trek which is 9,625 ft.
Q: Is the Kareri Lake trek package safe for girls?
A: Absolutely. The safety of girls is of foremost importance to us. We always create a friendly environment on the trek. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips who are very honest and reliable.
Q: I am a solo female traveler. Do I need to share my tent with a male person?
A: No. Female trekkers share tents with female co-trekkers. If you are the only girl on the Kareri Lake trek, you get a separate tent for yourself.
Q: What is the total distance covered in the trek?
A: The total Kareri Lake trek distance covered by you is 20 km. You will trek 10 km on your day 1 from Kareri Village to the lake. Then on day 2, you’ll trek back for 10 km from the lake to Kareri village.
Q: What is the age group for the trek to Kareri Lake?
A: The age group for the trek is 8 to 60 years.
Q: What kind of food is served during the trek?
A: Vegetarian Indian food is served during the trek making sure that you have enough energy to continue your trek.
Q: What type of shoes are good for this trek?
A: The best suited shoes for the Kareri Lake trek route are the ones that are breathable and light in weight. Also, ankle support is also a very important thing to take care of while buying the perfect pair of shoes. You can go for brands like- Decathlon, Wildcraft, Quechua, etc. In the winters, you’ll require gators or gumboots which you can rent from the base village.