Kareri Lake : Memorable Trekking Adventure

Himachal Pradesh is a stunning combination of high Himalayan peaks, Buddhist culture, traditional living, parched terrain, and breathtaking scenery. Dharamshala, the Dalai Lama’s residence, is known as the “place of gods.” Not only is this holy place spiritual, but it is also a gorgeous town from where various hikes, including the Kareri Lake (3200), are launched. This time, when you go on vacation to Dharamshala to be spoiled in its charming surroundings, don’t forget to visit Kareri Lake trek.


The trek to Kareri Lake begins at McLeodganj and continues over Minkiani Pass, Baleni Pass, Lioti, and concludes at Kareri Lake. On your way to Kareri Lake, you will pass by many vintage sites that provide a beautiful perspective of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The trail winds through thick forests, limited terrain, cliffs, stunning meadows, and much more.


Highlights of the Kareri Lake Trekking Tour


  1. Trekking at high altitudes is an unforgettable experience due to the unique climatic changes.
  2. Visit McleodGanj, the home of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and the Tibetan exile community.
  3. Take in the beauty of Kareri Lake and relax in its tranquility.
  4. Add Bleni Pass (12,300 feet) and Minkiani Pass to your list of accomplishments (13,230 ft).
  5. Marvel at the majestic Dhauladhar Range.

The best months to visit Kareri Lake Trek are May-June and September-October.


Snow on high passes is possible in the early months of the year, but it melts quickly by August. During the monsoon season, the Kangra and Dhauladhar ranges are impacted by rain, although in the high regions, the weather remains warm and sunny (12-20 °C) during the day, while the night temperature can be in the minus (-2 to 6 °C). Trekkers should expect nice weather and little snowfall in September and October. With the arrival of October, the day temperature is hovering about 12-18 °C, but the overnight temperature drops to (- 6) to 4 °C.


Brief Itinerary


Day 01: 

As soon as you arrive at Kareri village at 7:00 a.m., start hiking through the Silver Oak, Rhododendron, and longleaf Chir Pine forests. The road begins with a mild elevation, but hikers must eventually contend with a difficult ascent before reaching the lake through the Kareri glacier stream known as Nyund. Hikers will bring their own food for the day; remember to leave time for a small break and lunch in Riyoti, often known as midway. The journey from Reoti to the lake will be weather dependent.


A wonderful spot for outdoor enthusiasts who appreciate spending time in nature for relaxation and taking the best images of the area.Furthermore, from December to March, the lake freezes over and is inaccessible without specialized mountaineering equipment such as an ice ax and crampons. Spend the night in dome tents intended for camping at Kareri Lake Camp.


Day 02

After breakfast, make your way down to Kareri Village, where the hike to Kareri Lake will come to an end. Trek back to Kareri village after spending the night at Kareri Lake, carrying images of the gorgeous lake in your thoughts and camera. If necessary, our guide will order a cab for you to return to your preferred Dharamshala location at a surcharge.




  1. A day bag for carrying a water bottle, a camera, and personal clothing.
  2. Sports shoes: Any walking shoes that you are comfortable in.
  3. Sun protection: lotion, sunglasses, and a hat.
  4. Walking in T-shirts and baggy pants. Lightweight or windproof jacket.
  1. Slippers.
  2. In case of rain, bring a small torch and a raincoat.
  3. Any personal medications.