Kareri Lake Trek

Departure Date

01th of every month


3 days



Maximum Seats


Why This Trek?

Kareri Lake Trek takes you to the beautiful high altitude shallow fresh water lake situated at an altitude of 3000 meters. South of Pir Panjal Range lies Dhauladhar Range of Himalayas and Kareri Lake Trek, Indrahar Pass Trek and Triund Trek are the famous trek lies in this region of Himalayas. Melted Snow from snow-capped peaks of Dhauladhar Ranges is the water source for Kareri Lake.


  • DIFFICULTY : Moderate.

  • MAX AlLTITUDE : 12,245 ft. 

  •  BASE CAMP : Mcleodganj.

  • DURATION : 3 Days 2 nights.

  • BEST SEASON : April-October.

Kareri Lake Trek Cost

Rs. 5250

(GST 5%)

Early Bird Booking: 5000 + (GST 5%)  (Valid till 30th May 2018)

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Destinations Covered during Kareri Lake Trek : Mcleodganj, Dharamkot, Karei Lake


What’s Included :

  • Accommodation (Camping during the trek)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg) from day 1st Lunch till day 3rd Breakfast.
  • Trekking Equipment (Tents & Sleeping bags only)
  • Permits
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff

What’s Not Included :-

  • Trekking Poles, Jackets, Boots etc
  • Any Deviation or detour
  • Cost Escalation due to natural reason

Here’s a short itinerary of Kareri Lake Trek:

Day 1: Arrive at Dharamkot. Trek to Kareri Village.

Day 2: Trek from Kareri Village to Kareri Lake Camp

Day 3: Trek from Kareri Lake to Kareri Village and drive to Dharamkot.

Detailed Kareri Lake Trek itinerary


Day 1: Arrive at Dharamkot. Trek to Kareri Lake Village. 

Arrive early at Dharamkot our team will meet you at Dharamkot and then we start the Kareri Lake Trek. Kareri Lake trekking trail is through the forest of Pine, Oak and Rhododendron. After trekking for around 5 to 6 hours you will reach your camp.

Kareri Lake Trek

Day 2: Trek from Kareri Village to Kareri Lake Camp.

Today we start early after morning exercise we will have sumptuous breakfast and start trekking towards Kareri Lake. Kareri Lake is a shallow fresh water lake at the base of Minkiani Pass Trek. Kareri Lake Camp is a different experience altogether. The reflections of Snow-capped peaks of Dhauladhar range in still water of Kareri Lake is every photographer dream shot.

Kareri Lake Trek

Day 3: Trek from Kareri Lake to Kareri Village and drive to Dharamkot. (9 Kms, 7Hrs)

Today’s trek is all downhill trek we will follow the same route and after trekking for around 4 to 5 hours we will reach Kareri Village where our Jeeps will be waiting for us to drive back to dharamkot.

Fitness Required for Kareri Lake Trek 
At high altitude as the air gets thinner oxygen becomes less abundant. The percentage saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen determines the content of oxygen in our blood. After the human body reaches around 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea level, the level of oxygen in our hemoglobin begins to plummet. However, the human body has both short-term and long-term adaptations to altitude that allow it to partially compensate for the lack of oxygen.

The Kareri Lake Trek is an Easy trek suitable for first time trekker with basic to above average fitness

Trekking Experience: Prior trekking experience is helpful for this trek but not necessary.

Fitness Required: The IKareri Lake Trek falls in the category of easy treks. The trail is fairly laid out path and has very few steep ascends or descends. Water is available through out the trail. But still if you are thinking of your first big Himalayan trekking experience its better to be prepared. Here is the training schedule to prepare for the trek.

Our treks are generally planned in a way that on an average you have to cover around 9 Kms in 6 hours although there may be slight variation depending on the terrain. This works out to roughly 1.5km per hour which is equivalent to walking in the plains at 6km per hour.

You can train yourself to run 3 kms in 30 minutes as per the schedule given below. Remember always start your training program with stretching and warm up exercises.

Follow this training schedule for trekking fitness required.
Week 1: Start with 10 minute of brisk walk and then jog for 10 minutes and finally 10minutes of easy walk
Week 2: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 3: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 4: 5 minutes of brisk walk and jog for 25 min and cool down your body

Things to carry for Kareri Lake Trek

Poncho, Rain Coat or Umbrella any one is must
Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs)
Floaters or Sandals
Trekking Shoes
2 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants
3 Pair of Socks
Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
One Heavy Jacket
Sun Cap
One Scarf
Light towel
Lip Balm
Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
Water Bottle 1 Lt
Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
Personal Medicine Kit
Dark Sunglasses
Trekking Pole
CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries !

What is the Kareri LakeTrek?
Kareri Lake Trek is an easy high altitude trek enjoyable throughout the year. The trek is situated in the Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh.

What are the major treks in Mcleodganj Trekking Circuit?

The major treks in Mcleodganj Trekking are Triund Trek, Indrahar Pass Trek, Lahesh Cave Trek, Kareri Lake Trek there are quite famous treks of Mcleodganj Trekking and other less famous treks are Minkiani Pass Trek, Baleni Pass Trek

How is Kareri Lake Weather?

Kareri Lake Weather remains pleasant from the month of March to October and during this time Kareri Lake temperature remains in the range of 15 – 5 Degree celcius. Kareri Lake in December, January and February remains frozen and Kareri Trekking Trail under heavy snow which makes it a perfect Snow Trek or winter trek.

What is the Best Time to Visit Kareri Lake?

Best time to visit Kareri Lake is from April to October when weather remains pleasant and if you want to enjoy frozen Kareri Lake then prefer winter months of December to February.

What is the Kareri Lake Trek Difficulty level?

Kareri Lake Trek difficulty level is of an easy trek and best suitable for first time trekking in Himalayas in fact its perfect beginners trek.

Can we do Triund to Kareri Lake?

Yes it can be done after trekking from Kareri Lake to Kareri Village you can further trek to Triund Hill.

What are Kareri Lake Temperature?

Kareri Lake Temperature from March to September remains in the range of 20 Degree to 3 degree Celsius and Kareri Lake in winter it goes as low as -15 Degree Celsius.


What medicines should I carry during the trek.
Below is a list of basic medicines you should carry for a high altitude trek.
Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
Band aid – 10 stripsGauze cloth – 1 small role
Leukoplast – 1 small roll
Cotton – 1 small roll
ORS – 5 packets
Betadine cream
Moov spray

Crocin – 5 tablets
Avomine – 4 tablets
Avil 25mg – 4 tablets
Diamox – 15 tablets
Combiflam – 5 tablets

Disprin – 10 tablets
Norflox – 10 tablets
Digene – 10 tablets
Diamox – 10 tablets

Is Diamox advisable ?
Diamox help in acclimatization but we do not advise it please consult your Doctor before taking it.

Who will lead and who all will go along with us ?
All our treks are led by certified & Experienced Trek Leaders/Guides. We believe in sustainable adventure eco-tourism which in effect means that our teams are locally sourced. Other than a Trek lead we in our team we will have local Guides, Cook, Helpers and Porters.

How big are the groups ?
We make it a point not to have more than 15 people in a trekking group as we believe that the best way to enjoy adventure is in small sustainable groups.

What is the minimum number of Trekkers required for Fixed Departures ?
Our Fixed departures are guaranteed and a promise to our customer that even if there is a Single trekker we will proceed with the trek at a loss.

I am the only girl in a trek, is it safe ?
We generally have a ratio of Male:Female of about 2:1. Mountains on the whole are much safer than the plains. Lots of solo female trekkers join us and we make it a point that only female trekkers share the tent with other female trekkers.

What thing we need to Carry for the trek?
You can follow the list at things to carry

Can I offload my backpack on a mule/porter. What are the charges for the same.
When you are in the mountains you should be self-sufficient and  you should carry your own backpack. The charges to offload a backpack of roughly 9 kg or less is about 300 per day.

 Which type of shoes should I buy ?
Good trekking shoes  are a must for the Triund Trek. Read more at “How to Buy Trekking Shoes”

How many trekkers will be in one tent ?
We generally have 3-man tents  were we accommodate anywhere between 2-3 people.

What level of fitness is expected from the trekkers
Good physical fitness as well as mental fitness is required for the Kareri Lake Trek. This is an ideal trek for people who want to familiarize themselves with high altitude treks.To get into optimum level of fitness you can go through our article How to prepare for a high altitude trek.

What is there in Food menu during a trek ?
We server wholesome and nutritious Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Evening Snacks. The food is vegetarian. Vegetarian food is preferable at high altitudes as it is easy to digest.

Is the water on the trek safe?
The advantage of trekking the Himalayas is that your trekking route is filled with fresh Himalayan streams. Your trek leader/guide will direct you to places where you can fill clean water from. We recommend this water but in case you are unsure you can carry water purifying tablets with you.

What do you do if we encounter a medical emergency during the trek?
Our team at Renok is trained in handling high altitude emergencies. Apart from being trained mountaineers they bring a wealth of experience with dealing with high altitude illnesses. We carry First aid kits and oxygen cylinders with us and in case of other medical emergencies we rescue the trekker till the road head. If any additional cost of evacuation is incurred it is borne by the trekker. Also before the trek it’s your responsibility to get a medical fitness checkup by a doctor which certifies you are fit enough for this trek.

Can we change the itinerary?
Renok Adventures LLP reserves the right to change the itinerary depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra cost is incurred due to rescheduling the trekker is informed beforehand and extra cost if any is borne by the trekker. Please note that we operate treks in some of the most remote regions and harshest conditions where unforeseen events may force us to change the itinerary. In such cases, we or your trek leader will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

Can you customize the Karei Lake Trek?
Yes Kareri Lake Trek can be customised, if you would like to travel independently, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time for any number of people. The Cost for private customized  trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style.

What if a trek is cancelled at the last moment due to ‘force majeure’?
All the arrangements for the tour are pre-planned and prepaid.
We will offer you alternate trek options of similar value depending upon the weather conditions if a trek is cancelled due to ‘force majeure’. In case of non-completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services.

What is your Cancellation Policy
Up to 24 Days :- 95% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-24 Day :- 70% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-08 Days :- 50% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Less than 7 Days :- No refund

What is your Rescheduling  Policy ?
We will reschedule your trek without any extra charge if this is conveyed to us in writing ateast 1 month before the trek starting date.
Between 07-24 Days before start of the trek :- 30% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.
Less than 7 days:- 100% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.

Mcleod ganj
Mcleod ganj is the base location for our Kareir Lake Trek. Our meeting point in mcleod ganj is the mall road.  We will pick you up at 9:00 AM and start5 the trek

Reaching Mcleod ganj by Road (Bus)
Mcleod ganj is well connected with comfortable Volvo buses run by government and private operators. You can catch luxury and normal buses to Mcleod ganj which are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate in delhi. The journey takes around 10 hours.

Reaching Mcleod ganj by Air
Closest airport to Mcleod ganj is the Dharamshala Airport which is well connected via flights from Delhi. The distance between Dharamashala and Mcleod ganj is around 1 hour. To check flights available check makemytrip.com/yatra.com/easmytrip etc.

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  • 07 Oct to 19 Oct 2016 (Open)

  • 17 Oct to 24 Oct 2016 (Open)

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Here’s a short itinerary of Kareri Lake Trek:

Day 1: Arrive at Dharamkot. Trek to Kareri Village.

Day 2: Trek from Kareri Village to Kareri Lake Camp

Day 3: Trek from Kareri Lake to Kareri Village and drive to Dharamkot.

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    Jai Govind Meena
    March 29, 2017

    Kareri Lake trek is one of my favorite trek near Mcleoganj Dharamshala after Triund Trek, Indrahar Pass Trek

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