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Kareri Lake 4 Day Trek from Mcleodganj

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Trip Overview

Kareri Lake Trek, starting from Dharamshala, takes you to one of the most quaint, high-altitude, shallow freshwater glacial lakes in Himachal Pradesh. Kareri Lake is a perfect offbeat trekking destination for a 3-day trek in the McLeodganj and Dharamshala regions.

Kareri Lake Trek Highlights:

  • A 3-day trek to the beautiful Kareri Lake, situated at an altitude of 3300 meters
  • An unforgettable trekking experience through the dense alpine forest
  • Camping near the Kareri lake and spending a night in the Kareri village
  • Cross Nyund stream during the hike

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Kareri Lake Trek Overview

  • Kareri Trek starts from McLeodganj, about 9 km from Dharmshala. The lake is situated at a height of 3300 m above sea level. This beautiful lake was formed as a result of the melting of winter snow from the Dhauladhar Mountains, which fed water to the lake. The lake has spectacular surroundings that lure trekkers from all around the world. The Dhauladhar range remains snow-covered in the beginning months of the year, and the magnificent views are the chief attraction.
  • Starting from Ghera village, the trail goes through dense Himalayan forests of oak and rhododendron trees, scenic valleys, and uneven terrain. Considered to be a good option for the first time as well as experienced trekkers. The trek is considered easy to moderate in difficulty. Kareri Lake acts as the base camp for high-altitude treks like the Minkiani Pass trek in the upper reaches of the Dhauladhar Mountains.
  • Kareri Lake Trek in Kangra district is opening up in late April and remains open for trekkers until sometime in November. Sometimes snow falls, even in the month of April. The weather in the Kareri region remains good in the months of April to June and August to October, and these are the best months to do this trek. Temperatures can drop around 10 degrees Celsius in these months and as low as 5 degrees Celsius in the month of November.
  • The best thing about trekking in Himachal is the easy accessibility to various parts of the region. Starting from Delhi, you can reach Dharamshala comfortably by Volvo buses. An overnight journey, and you're in Dharamshala.

Day-1: McLeodganj to Kareri Village Camp

  • Reach McLeodganj early in the morning by 9:00 am, freshen up, and have a quick tea or coffee.
  • Later, we will begin the Kareri Lake trek and, in its first phase, hike to the camp at Kareri Village.
  • The climb is not difficult at all and will take you through dense but beautiful pine jungles. As you tread along the trail for 4-5 hours, you will pass by a number of small villages.
  • Most of the journey involves trekking down the mountains, and only the last part has some climbing. The village you are walking towards is atop a ridge and has an altitude of around 5905 feet.


Day-2: Kareri Village Camp to Reoti Camp

  • Upon waking up, start the next section of Kareri Lake trekking and gear up for a tough climb.
  • Today you will walk for anywhere between 4 and 5 hours, but the journey will be highly rewarding.
  • The path goes along a narrow mountainous river named Fund, which will have to be crossed again and again.
  • Some crossings consist of makeshift bridges, while others will have to be negotiated by walking on riverine boulders.
  • Your campsite for the night will be beautiful and velvety alpine grassland, which has an elevation of approximately 8038 feet above sea level.


Day-3: Reoti to Kareri Lake (10170 feet) 

  • What follows is the most important part of the Kareri Lake trekking tour, as it will take you to your final destination for the hike.
  • The ensuing 4 hours of treading along the mountains will take you to the base of Minkiani Pass, where the lake is situated.
  • This is also the most scenic part of the entire trip, and once you start walking, you will know why.
  • You will first walk on a narrow, rocky, and muddy track, lined with thickly forested mountains on one side and a river gorge on the other. As the region is not too high, you will see coniferous as well as deciduous trees along the way. High above the ground, the mountains may be obscured by clouds.
  • As you continue your Kareri Lake trek, you will keep gaining altitude, and the vegetation will start becoming less dense.
  • After a while, you will be walking on quite a rough trail. You will now tread along another rocky river, and the altitude of the region will result in the disappearance of deciduous trees. Only towering spruces and firs, along with lush grass, will be seen. Here, the clouds may be right at the surface, and you might get the opportunity to pass through them. The campsite for this night will be another enchanting meadow, and from here you will be able to see Minkiani Pass, Baleni Pass, and a valley below.


Day-4: Kareri Lake to Kareri Village |On to McLeodganj

  • This day, you end Kareri Lake trekking and hike down to a place known as Ghera.
  • Trek down along the river and coniferous forests of firs and spruce, and as you lose elevation, the vegetation will keep becoming denser. After you lose a significant amount of elevation, tall deodar trees will start appearing, and the grass will become lush.
  • At Ghera, you will board a Jeep and drive all the way to McLeodganj.
  • We are expected to reach McLeodganj by 1:00 pm, before lunchtime.

Basic Details

Start Point
Dharamkot, Mcleodganj
Finish Point
Dharamkot, Mcleodganj
Activity Level
Start time
9:00 am
Trekking and HikingOutdoor Adventures
Trip Code


  • Camping Tents, Kitchen tents,sleeping bags (Holofill) and sleeping mats
  • Nutritious, high calorie vegetarian food. (Food Cycle starts with Lunch on Day 1 and ends with pack breakfast on Day 4)
  • Guide, cook and camp helpers
  • Tent pitching Demo , Bonfire at night (weather permitting)
  • Excursion to nearby hills


  • Any expenses of personal nature like phone call etc
  • Travel from Delhi to Mcleodganj
  • Any hotel accommodation in Mcleodganj
  • Extra food apart from mentioned above
  • Anything not mentioned above

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Important Information

  • Available to book on all dates of the calendar, if booked for two adults. In this case please send an enquiry.

Note: There is no electricity during this trek, please bring your own power-bank to charge your batteries.

What to bring with you on Kareri Lake Trek

  1. Daysack/Rucksack
  2. Warm Jacket
  3. Cap & Muffler
  4. Lip Balm
  5. Water Bottle
  6. Torch
  7. Medicine If You Need Any

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 7 days
  • 50% refund if cancelled before 3 days
  • No refund after that


Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Dharamkot
  • The local person's contact details will be shared in the booking voucher which is sent via email.
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