Trekking at Kareri Lake, Himachal pradesh

Ravers Expeditions
  • 12 days
  • Very Easy
  • 4.9
  • Hilly

Kareri Lake is situated in Himachal. It’s an easier trek for everyone.


It is frequented mostly by Gujjars and Gaddis from the nearby villages because of extensive pasturelands. Clusters of dense conifers and different kinds of perennial flowers are a rare treat offered by this place.

Maximum elevation: 3,300 meters

Starting point: Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh

Trail: Well defined rocky path through the Pine, Oak and Rhododendron forests.

Difficulty level: Easy To Challenging

McLeod Ganj (also spelt McLeodGanj or Mcleodganj) is a suburb of Dharamshala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It has an average elevation of 2,082 metres (6,831 feet).Kareri Lake is a high altitude, shallow, fresh water lake south of the Dhauladhar range approximately 9 km North West of Dharamsala in Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh. Its surface is 2934 metres above the sea level. Kareri lake is best known for being a trekking destination in the Dhauladhars.

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. Kareri Lake is named after the nearby gaddi village of Kareri, situated 9 km south east of the lake. Kareri Lake is not connected by a road. The closest roadhead is at Ghera, a village near Dharamshala. From Ghera, a hiking trail leads to Kareri village, which is 3 km from Ghera. Another hiking trail of 13 km from Kareri leads to the lake. Most of this trail is along the Nyund stream right up to the lake.


  • Day 1

    Arrive Delhi Upon arrival at Delhi airport transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

  • Day 2

    Delhi – Mcleodganj (2196 mts/7,200 ft) In the morning half day city sight seeing tour and afternoon transfer to Delhi railway station to board Shalimar express train at 15:55 hours. Dinner in pantry car.Overnight journey.

  • Day 3

    Arrive Mcleodganj Early morning arrive at Mcleodganj by 03:30 hours. Enroute washes & change followed by breakfast, afternoon time at leisure to relax, evening a brief on the entire program and distribution of equipments. Dinner & overnight in hotel.

  • Day 4

    Mcleodganj – Kareri village (2200 mts/7216 ft) 14 kms/5 hrs Today we will start our day one trek to Kareri village. The trek goes through the pine forests and cross several villages on the way. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

  • Day 5

    Kareri – Kareri Lake (3500 mts/11480 ft) 14 kms/ 5 -6 hrs Trial goes through mixed forests of oak, rhododendron and pine. First 2 km is a level walk an then there is steep ascent along Kareri Nallah (stream) which has to be crossed over a number of times over improvised wooden bridges. Night stay in tents at bank of Kareri Lake. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

  • Day 6

    Kareri Lake – Bagga (2500 mts/8200 ft) 10 kms/ 5 hrs After a short ascent from the lake is a steep descent through the forest to Bagga. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

  • Day 7

    Bagga – Rewa village (2100 mts/6880 ft) 10 kms/4 hrs The trial goes down hill through the forest. Rewa village is situated on the bank of a small river. Dinner and overnight stay in a village.

  • Day 8

    Rewa – Galu temple (2130 mts/6987 ft) 14 km/5 hrs It is a steep ascent through the forest to Galu temple. Dinner & overnight stay in rest house.

  • Day 9

    Galu Temple – Truind (2843 mts/9326 ft) – 7 km In the morning trek to Truind. It’s the ideal place for camping. Overnight stay in tents/rest house.

  • Day 10

    Truind – Mcleodganj – 10 km After breakfast trek towards Mcleodganj passing through Dhramkot. The trail to Mcleodganj is generally gentle except last few kms. Dinner & overnight in guest house.

  • Day 11

    Mcleodganj – Delhi Today we will take half day sight seeing and by evening transfer to railway station to catch overnight train for Delhi.

  • Day 12

    Delhi Arrive New Delhi railway station at 09:30 hours. Upon arrival at Delhi transfer to hotel and relax. Evening transfer to airport to catch your onwards flight.


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