Kareri Lake Trek


Detailed Itinerary 


Reach Dharamkot, Mcleodganj early in the morning; get freshen up and have a quick tea/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 some 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.


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 Liund, 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.


What follows is the most important part of Kareri Lake Trekking tour as it will take you to your final destination of 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.


This day, you end Kareri Lake Trekking and hike down to a place known as Ghera. First, you will 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 grow lush. At Ghera, you will board a Jeep and drive all the way to McLeodganj.

Note: Program schedule and route of the expedition are subject to change without prior notice.



· T-shirts

· Trekking Pants

· Windproof jacket preferably with a hood

· Warm and thick Fleece

· Full-sleeve Woolen sweater

· Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)

· Woolen cap

· Woolen Gloves

· Woolen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)

· Scarf/Muffler (optional)

· Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)

· Lightweight Towel(1 unit)

· Toilet Paper(plenty)

· Wet-Tissue Papers(plenty)

· Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippersRaincoat / Poncho, 

· Small lightweight Towel

· Water bottle

· Sunscreen Lotion

· Cap to keep the intense sun away from your face, Sunglasses

· Walking stick / Trekking pole, Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)

· Medicines (if requiring any particular medication)

· Personal toiletries

· A small bag which you will Carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it

· Camera with charged batteries


Cost: 5,500/- Per Person 


Duration: 3N/4D

Trip Date: Everyday, 15 March - 15 December

Nature of Trip: Camping, Trekking and Adventure

Grade: Moderate to Challenging



· Camping Tents, Kitchen tents, and Sleeping Bags

· Food Cycle starts with Packed Lunch on Day 1 and ends with Breakfast on Day 4

· Guide and camp helpers

· Excursion to nearby hills


· Transportation to Mcleodganj and from Mcleodganj

· Any hotel accommodation in Mcleodganj

· Any expenses of personal nature like phone calls etc.

· Extra food apart from mentioned above

· Any other sports or activities not covered in the Inclusion

· Porters to Carry Bags


Note: Normally we expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don’t want to carry your backpack so you can give it to porter/Mules, but you have to informed us in advance and have to pay Rs.300/- extra per day per bag.

 To book a Trek/ adventure program please use our online booking form or, alternatively, you can call us on the given for confirmation of tour you have to wire a deposit and initial deposit.

Paying the Trek/ Adventure activity fee:

 The fee can be paid by online transfer/check deposit/ demand draft. Instruction for payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email.
When your transfer is done, please e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.

When to book:
It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. However, if you want a good deal on your domestic/international flight, we recommend organizing your trip at least five months in advance. (Please contact us if you require a late booking)
In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:

Cancellation charges:

30 days or more before departure – No Charge

15-29 days before departure - 25% of total

7-14 days before departure - 50% of total

Less than 7 days before departure - No Refund


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