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Kareri Lake Trek

Kareri Lake, Kareri, Himachal Pradesh
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Kareri Lake Trek


-5°C to 25°C


25 km


9,650 ft

Best Time

Dec-June, Sept-Nov


3 Days




Kareri Lake trek is a beautiful trek with a freshwater high altitude tarn situated 2,934 meters above sea level and a less explored trekking destination in the Dhauladhars. It is also known as the gateway to the Chamba Valley and shepherds opt for the Kareri-Minkiani Pass & Baleni Pass to cross over the Dhauladhars.

Kareri lake trek begins near a bridge after crossing the Kareri village. The beginning part of the trek is moderate but once you cross the stream you’ll find it pretty and serene. On the other side of the lake, there are a few Gaddi-kothis.

From early December until March and April, the lake is frozen. The lake is a perfect getaway for extended weekend trekking.

Kareri lake trek is meant for beginners and experienced trekkers as well.


Pick point and drop point is ISBT, Dharamshala. Dharamshala is well connected to all major cities of India

By Air: Kangra Airport is the Nearest Airport. You can get here by connecting flights from New Delhi and Chandigarh Airports. Flight to Kangra airport is expensive.

By Train: The nearest railway station is Pathankot Railway Station from there you can take a bus or taxi to Dharamshala. You’ll get a direct bus to Dharamshala from Pathankot Which is 85 km and takes 3 to 4 hours.

By Road: Overnight buses run from New Delhi to Dharamshala. You can also get buses to Dharamshala from Shimla, Manali, Dehradun, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Jammu, Amritsar and Pathankot.

We recommend you to book a flight to either New Delhi or Chandigarh airport and then take an overnight Volvo to Dharamshala. Himachal state govt. Volvo bus ‘Himsuta’ is the most trustworthy and comfortable bus service on this route. Whichever bus you choose, make sure to reach Dharamshala at-least by 7-8am.

Taking a bus from Chandigarh is the best option as it takes 7 hours to reach here.

Once you reach ISBT, Dharamshala or Govt. Bus stand. Team HRI will take care of your further travel. Dharamshala bus stand is a pick and drop point.

What is the best time to do Kareri Lake Trek?

The best time to do Kareri lake trek is around the year except monsoons like last week of June to early days of September. In winter months, due to snow & cold, the trek becomes a little challenging but it’s doable with expert guides and you’ll experience a snow trek in January to March.

Is previous trekking experience necessary for the Kareri Lake Trek?

No, previous trekking experience is not necessary for Kareri lake trek as it is suitable for beginners.

What’s the altitude of Kareri Lake Trek?

Kareri lake is located at an altitude of 2,941 meters above sea level which is 9,650 in feet.


Facts About Kareri Lake

Start and End points of the trek: Kareri Village

Altitude:  2,941 metres

Duration:  3 Days, 2 Nights 

Kareri Lake Trek distance:  25 km

Difficulty Level:  Easy – Moderate

Temperature: 35 degrees during the days in the summer season, while the temperature in the winter hits the negatives.

Best time: December end to March end (Snow Trek), April to June, September t0 Mid December.

Nearest Railway station: Pathankot Cantt. railway station.

Nearest Airport: Kangra Airport.


Heaven Riders India offers you an opportunity to experience the best Kareri Lake trekking in Dhauladhars. The trip starts and ends at the famous tourist destination ‘Dharamshala‘.

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Day 1: Arrive Dharamshala, Drive to Kareri Village, Trek to Base Camp

• Altitude:- Dharamshala 4,800 ft to base camp 8,000 ft
• 2 hour drive to Kareri village
• 6km, 4-5 hours trek
• Enough water through the trail
• Easy-Moderate trail.

Your pick up will be arranged from ISBT, Dharamshala at 8am in the morning and drive to Kareri Village. It will be a two hour journey, enjoy the scenic drive.
Start the trek where you will pass through forest and grasslands. There is a slight ascent. You will be completing the 6 km trek in 4 hours.
Enjoy the breathtaking beauty and camp at the riverside for the night. Evening snacks and dinner will be served. Stay in camps.

Included: Pick up, taxi, Guide, Lunch, Dinner, Camp Stay

Day 2: Trek to Kareri Lake and return

Altitude:- Kareri Lake 9,600ft

• 7km, 6-7 hours, enjoy the views at Kareri lake
• Enough water through the trail
• Easy-Moderate trail.

Today you will be moving to Kareri Lake which is at the height of 9,800ft. The trail will surprise you as you will walk through Oak, Pine and Rhododendron trees.
The trail also passes through small water streams and rivers. It will take almost 4-5 hours to reach the lake as it has some steep climbs. Enjoy the beauty of Dhauladhar range and the lake view.
Later you'll be return to the base camp.

Includes: Breakfast, Pack Lunch, Guide, Safety Gears, Dinner, Camp Stay

Day 3: Departure Day

• Breakfast and start down hill trek
• 6km, 3-4 hours trek
• Enough water through the trail
• Drive to Dharamshala, drop at ISBT only

We head back to the same trail treading through oak, pine trees which would take between 3-4 hours and back from there to Dharamshala by taxi, will reach Dharamshala around 4 in the evening. Drop point would be ISBT, Dharamshala.

Includes: Breakfast, Guide, Taxi, Drop at ISBT Dharamshala.

  • Accommodation during Trek in shared camps for 2 nights.
  • While on the walk, healthy and nutritious meals (Day 1 Lunch to Day 3 Breakfast).
  • Morning & Evening Tea, Maggie/Snacks/Soup in the evening.
  • Transportation as per itinerary (Dharamshala to Kareri, & return).
  • Pick & Drop at ISBT, Dharamshala.
  • Camping Equipment like Tents, Sleeping Bag, Mattress, Kitchen & Dining equipment etc.
  • All required Forest, Camping, and Trekking Permits, as well as entry fees.
  • Basic First Aid Medical Kit.
  • Expert & Certified Trek leader, Guide
  • Cook, Helpers, Porter & Mules to carry logistics & camping equipment
  • Any Services not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Any Insurance, Airfare/Train-fare/Volvo Ticket, cost of Hospitalization, Emergency Evacuation, Rescue charges, off-loading, personal porter and mule charges.
  • Any expenses arising due to Bad Weather, Road Blockage, Govt. Ban, Strike, Landslide, Non - completion of trek or any act of God or any other reason beyond our control to be borne by Trekker on the spot.
  • Any personal expenses not included in the inclusions, such as tip, mineral water, and snacks/meals.
  • Taxes.
  • Wind & Waterproof Jacket (lightweight).
  • Fleece-2, Trek Pant -2, Full Sleeve T-shirt-2, T-shirts – 2, Warm nightwear set.
  • Warmers/Thermal-1 pair (Top & Lower).
  • Woolen Cap, Neck-Warmer, Waterproof Gloves, Woolen Socks-2, Normal Socks-5, Sun Cap, Early-Dry Towel.
  • Poncho/Rain Suit (Mandatory).
  • Waterproof Trekking Shoes with Good Grip.
  • Cold Cream, Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm/ Lip Guard, Personal Toilet Kit and Toilet Paper.
  • Personal Medicines.
  • Water bottle – 2 (Mandatory).
  • Goggles – 1, Trekking Pole – 1 (Mandatory).
  • Personal Medications
  • Backpack 45 Ltrs.
  • and most important the Adventure Spirit.
– Trekker has to carry his/her bagpack by own if someone requires a off-loading or personal porter, ask while bookings so we can arrange accordingly. Charges extra.
– Please don’t come with Sports Shoe, Trolley Bags, & Jeans.
– Pack light as much as you can or ask HRI expert to help you.
  • Secure Bookings: We at Team Heaven Riders India work with a safe & secure bookings gateway. Don’t worry about your credentials. Our expert team will help you to book your next Himalayan experience.
  • Safety: We breathe in the term ‘Safety’ as this is our utmost priority. A suitable environment for all members so don’t no worry in that case. We have tremendous experienced leaders where all of them are well-trained professionals. They’ve memorized the safety procedures like the back of their hands. Also, our support staff is well-behaved & they respect all.
  • Smaller Batches: We believe in the concept of Small batches’ that improves quality & focus. also helps our Leader to get connect all members.
  • Itinerary: Our team of experts crafted all the itineraries very carefully so all the travelers can acclimatize properly & refined from our experience of leading hundreds of expeditions.
  • Equipment: While organizing trekking in Himalayas Team Heaven Riders uses high-quality equipment as per the guidelines of IMF Indian Mountaineering Foundation. From tents to sleeping bags to ropes and other technical gear like roped, microspikes, and gaiters, everything is tested and certified. HRI trek leaders always carry portable Oxygen & Basic First-Aid Medical Kit, Oximeter with them.
  • Clean Trails: Team Heaven Riders is a firm believer in the Leave No Trace philosophy, and we encourage all of our riders to not toss trash or plastic rapers on our rides. Our goal is also to improve the well-being of local people and to keep the Himalayas clean and green. We value nature and are attempting to improve it at the same time.

The Kareri Lake Trek is a relatively easy hike in the woods. The walk ascends to a height of over 9,600 feet, requiring basic physical fitness. Beginners and nature lovers will enjoy it.

A basic level of cardiovascular endurance is required for the Kareri lake trek. And you might be wondering how to strengthen your lungs. Begin by jogging four times a week. Begin jogging slowly and gradually increase your speed. As a result, cardiovascular endurance exercises are highly vital for making your lungs stronger than before.

The Workouts

  • Walking with a 10kg rucksack strapped on your back is a terrific way to shape your legs and body. It aids in the burning of calories, the reduction of excess weight, and the strengthening of your body.
  • For high ascents, stair climbing is the finest workout. Include it in your training routine.
  • Jogging can help you live longer by strengthening your lungs and improving your life. It’s a high-intensity aerobic activity that necessitates a lot of oxygen. This is an excellent activity for preventing weight and maintaining good health.
  • Squats are the most effective functional exercise for improving balance. Legs, thighs, hips, and hamstrings are also strengthened.
  • Pull-ups, push-ups, sprints, mountain climber, burpee, jumping jacks, and 60-second plank (3-5 sets each).
  • Pushing your body upstairs after stair climbing is another fantastic cardiovascular exercise. This is often considered to be the most effective workout for improving strength and power. Carrying an 18kg pack also helps a lot.
  • Finally, remember to pamper your body with some breathing exercises, Yoga, and Meditation.
  • For the best outcomes, eat well, stay hydrated, and get enough of rest.

Remember to bring appropriate clothing, remain hydrated, and stay warm to properly acclimate.

We totally understand that unforeseen circumstances might need you to change plans, and so HRI cancellation policy makes it easier to do that. Please read them very carefully.

  • Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date – 10% deduction (payment gateway & bank charges).
  • Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure – 50% deduction.
  • There will be no refund if you cancel within 15 days before your departure.
  • In any case, the Booking money is non-refundable under the partial payment arrangement.

In case of any unforeseen weather conditions, government restrictions, road blockage or any other unavoidable circumstances beyond our control, certain activities during the expedition or the event itself may be cancelled/skipped, or there could be change in the itinerary.

In such instances, we will do our utmost to find an alternative activity or offer you with a voucher (in the case of event cancellation or rescheduling).

However, there would be no financial refund for the same. You will receive a full refund if the trip is cancelled by us due to a lack of a minimum number of individuals in the batch. Additionally, if you purchased trip insurance, rentals, off-loading, or other activities, you will not receive a refund. The booking cost is non-refundable in any case while using the partial payment mechanism.

All refunds will be sent to the same bank account or credit card account that was used to make the purchase. Within 10 working days, the refund amount will be completed. The amount of the refund will always be computed based on the net amount paid* for the event booking and the Base Price of the event. (excluding all additional services transport, rent, portage, etc.). Any voucher issued would not include the service tax amount paid while making the booking. For more info : Terms & Condition

Itineraries are subject to change and are dependent on information available at the time of preparation. As conditions permit, “Heaven Riders India” retains the right to change expedition dates, people, or itinerary. The cost of delays and/or other changes is the responsibility of the participant if a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which HRI or its agents cannot make provision. For any reason, HRI reserves the right to refuse or accept any individual as a tour member.

– STRICTLY NO LITTERING take belongings back
– Carry original and copy of valid ID.
– Insurance is mandatory for all.
– Participants should be 15+ years old with parents’ written consent.
– Leader’s decision is final, and will have to be followed by all the climbers
– Behave well with staff and respect the locals & also their beliefs & rituals
– Consumption of alcohol and smoking is prohibited during the trip/expedition/trek.
– Any tax/entry fee imposed by the Govt. budget, Administration, or new policy.
– All Technical Gears will be UIAA Certified. Any loss/damage will be charged @1.5 times of actual value to cover up shipping and custom duties OR you can arrange by you
– No show and trek changes/cancellation due to bad weather or natural calamity will be non-refundable
– In case reserve day for summit attempt is utilised, an additional amount would be charged.
– Our team reserves the right to change the plan/itinerary in case there is danger involved.
– Any additional costs due to weather/unforeseen situations, cost of rescue will have to be borne by the climber/you on the spot.
– Carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don’t wish to carry it, you can give it to the porter, but you have to inform us in advance and have to pay extra on the basis of per day per bag.
– Extreme Himalayan Trips require a good amount of physical fitness, stamina and endurance so prepare accordingly.
– In case of bad health, sickness/illness, AMS the participant would be sent back and no refund would be provided. Participants have to bear all the cost beyond.

For any further clarifications ask while booking.


What documents I have to carry for Kareri Lake Trek?
You must have to carry both original & copy of valid Govt. Id (Any of Passport or Aadhar card), NOC form (by participant), Medical Fitness Certificate (signed by a registered MBBS doctor with stamp), Passport size photos along with you, Insurance and submit them to Trek Lead/Guide at Kareri during briefing.
What kind of toilet facility you are providing?
Toilet tents would be there at Kareri lake campsite. Basically, we use dry toilets which is one of the best way to answer nature call in the wilderness.

Dry toilets means, we dig a pit and keep mud & shovel so once you are done with your business you can cover it up using mud. It is the most hygienic way in the mountains.

You should carry toiletries as we mentioned in the things to carry/essentials.

At our Panarsa home stay we have western & Indian toilets.
How many trekkers will be in one tent?
In one tent, three people in Dome tent and four people in Alpine tent.

Please specify if you want a tent for one or two people when making your reservation. It will be for an additional fee.
I'm the solo female traveler, is it safe?
We place a premium on the safety of young women. Our entire mountain team and guides have a high level of trustworthiness. There are many solitary female tourists who journey with us, so don't be concerned. We would advise everyone to look after their belongings.
What type of food is served during trek?
With eggs, we give a delicious Indian vegetarian meal. Jain food is also offered upon request; please inquire at the time of booking.
How much weight do I have to carry?
Your load will depends on things that are packed by you in the sack. On an average trekker's carry between 4-5 kg of weight with clothing’s, cameras, energy bars, dry fruits, water bottle etc. Off-loading option available on extra cost. Please ask while bookings. We advise you to pack light.
What if an emergency occurred?
In any case of any emergency our mountain staff is skilled and trained for such situations held at mountains. Our team always carry first aid kit, oximeter and portable oxygen with us and in any emergency we'll rescue the trekker till the road head. All of the costs of rescue/evacuation, hospitalization is to borne by the trekker. Overall, it is the trekker's responsibility to obtain a certified medical fitness document prior to the trek, certifying that the trekker is physically fit for the journey.
What happens if the trek is postponed due to natural disasters?
Trek preparations are already done previously. We will be offering you any alternate trek or voucher having similar value for money in case of natural calamities. In case of non-completion of trek due to weather conditions, administrative or Govt. ban, local strike or anything which is beyond our control there won't be any refund. Please Read cancellation policy.
Can I do calls during the trek?
No, you won't be able to connect to the internet during your walk. Please send this to any worried family members ahead of time.
Which type of shoes should I buy for Kareri Lake Trek?
Because good trekking shoes are the most vital component of the walk, you must be extremely cautious while purchasing them. Always buy .5 or 1.0 extra size for better results. They must be waterproof. Decathlon sells trekking shoes from Quechua and other well-known brands. Don't come to trek with sports shoes, they are worst on trek.
Can take or have smokes or liquor on the trek?
Without a doubt, no. During the walk, smoking and drinking are strictly prohibited. On higher altitudes, this causes dehydration, which invites Acute Mountain Sickness. We advise against bringing such items with you.
Can I charge my phone on the Kareri Lake Trek?
No you won’t find any charging point. You have to carry a power bank to charge your phone & digital camera.
How big are the groups?
We at HRI believe in the concept of Small batches' that improves quality & focus and help trek leader to get connect all members. For private groups there's no limit of group size.

Tour's Location

Kareri Lake, Kareri, Himachal Pradesh
from ₹4999

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