Kareri Lake Trek
With the trek altitude of 3,300m above the sea level, the Kareri Lake Dharamshala or the Kumarwah Lake is one of the most stunning lakes in Himachal Pradesh. With the melting snow of the Dhauladhar Range as the source of water, this quaint lake and the terrains 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.
Day 01: Arrival in Dharamshala Transfer to Salli village (90km/3hours) - Trek to Camp-I at Handi Forest (06km/04hours)
Day 02: Trek to Camp-II at Daled Camp (5km/03hours)
Day 03: Climb to Kareri Lake (3,300m) (6Km Trek)
Day 04: Down Trek to Handi Camp (6km/4hours)
Day 05: Down Trek to Base Camp at Village Salli (06km/04hours) – Mcleodganj
Day 01: Dharamshala to Salli village (90km/3hours by road) – camp 1 (6 km)
Day Highlights: Arrival in Dharamshala, drive to Sali, 4 hours Trek through Forests, Campfire
Day Details: : Following your arrival in Dharamshala, a 3 hours’ drive through the captivating and whirly terrains will take you to Salli and get started with the trek through the scenic Handi Forests! Depart Salli and begin with the trekking expedition to Camp-I. Your arrival at Camp-I will be followed by welcome or soft drinks and lunch.
After having lunch, get into the sharing tents allotted by your trek instructor and relax for a while.
Day 02: Camp-I to Camp -II at Daled Camp (5km)
Day Highlights: 3 hours Trek, Dhauladhar Himalayan Range, Meadow Exploration
Day Details: After having breakfast in the morning hours, depart Camp-I and embark on the trek to Camp-II, which is located at Daled Campsite. During the trek, enjoy the mesmerizing views of the soaring peaks clad with snow, pictorial meadows and the untouched beauty of the region.
On arrival at the campsite; by afternoon, get welcomed by soft drinks, lunch and get into the allotted tents. Relaxing for a while, explore the surrounding meadows and their pristine beauty. The Daled Camp is immensely popular for offering the most stunning views of the Dhauladhar Himalayan Range. With the advent of the evening, return to the campsite and enjoy hot soups followed by campfire and dinner; overnight stat in tents.
Day 03: Camp-II - Kareri Lake (3,300m) - Camp-II (6km trek)
Day Highlights: Kareri Lake, Dhauladhar Range
Day Details: Today, after having breakfast in Camp-II, get started with attaining height and reach the Kareri Lake which is located at a height of 3,3000m above the sea level. Upon reaching the lakeside, enjoy the stunning beauty of the azure waters and the panoramic views of Dhauladhar and other nearby mountain ranges.
Post this; embark on the return from Kareri Lake trekking to Camp-II. On arrival at the campsite, have lunch and relax for the rest of the day. Come evening, relish warm soups followed by dinner and a campfire; overnight stay in tents.
Day 04: Camp-II to Camp-I (6km)
Day Highlights: 4 hours Trek, Handi Forest
Day Details: After a late morning breakfast; at around 10:00 am, depart Camp-II and start descending down towards Camp-I through the scenic Handi Forest. Enjoy trekking through the whirly terrains, the untouched beauty of the forests and reach the campsite by afternoon or lunchtime.
After having in the camp, get into the allotted tents (sharing) and retire for the day. The evening will be greeted with warm soups, campfire and finally, after dinner is served, get into your tent and call it the end of the day.
Day 05: Camp-I to Salli to Mcleodganj
Day Highlights: Tour Ends Here
Day Details: With the completion of today's breakfast, pack your bags and wish adieu to the enchanting valleys of Salli. Depart and get dropped to Mcleodganj and continue with your onwards journey. Your Kareri Lake trekking experience ends here and we part ways here to meet soon for our next adventure.
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- 2 nights stay at ‘dA Base’ located in an orchard in Haripur, Manali.
- Pick up and drop from Patlikuhl bus stand, Manali
- Stay in 2-3 men tents during trek.
- All meals during the trek (nutritious freshly cooked vegetarian)
- Services of experienced MOI/ BMC qualified lead guide and qualified assistant guide
- Kitchen equipment, cook and helper
- All the Camping arrangements
- Porterage – pony/porter for your personal belongings (in the luxury package)
- Wildlife/ environmental permits and other permits & levies.
- All transportation as per itinerary in local cars and jeeps
- ‘Leave No Traces’ protocol charges.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Some of our own trek leaders are qualified, experienced ladies. All treks are extremely safe for ladies and we have a lot of solo clients who are ladies.
There are no doctors on the trek; however our trek leaders are experienced in first aid and basic medical protocols.
Our thoroughly researched itineraries are designed to offer you access to some of the world\'s best-kept secrets. We have personally explored the destinations we offer with in-depth knowledge that goes towards making your experience more than worth your while. However, at times due factors beyond any one’s control, situations may arise which can pose a challenge to the safety and security of the group members. To minimize any negative impact, we subscribe strictly to “Safety Protocol” which is an intensive and comprehensive compilation of safety and security measures undertaken to ensure a seamless and safe experience for its guests. There are factors which are controllable and attention to them ensures lower risks and toned down consequences.
You need to carry an original ID card and a photograph.
There are 3 main pre-requisite to taking expeditions in the mighty Himalayas: 1. You should have done at least 2 high-altitude treks in the Himalayas 2. You should be able to complete at 5 to 7 km run in about 30 mins 3. You should be able to walk with a 10-12 kg weight on your back for up to 6 hours Strength, stamina and strong mindset are key elements of an expedition
Our trip will start from the base camp in Haripur, 14 km short of Manali. If you are travelling by Volvo bus, you are requested to de-board at the Patlikuhal bus stand and we will receive you from there and drive you to the base camp
The water during the trip is fresh and it is recommended to carry your personal reusable water bottles and filters as well.
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