Kareri Lake Trek

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About Kareri Lake Trek

14 to 24 years

  • Geography:  
    • Region : Dharamsala, Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh
    • Grade : Easy
    • Max Altitude : 9,626 feet Approx
    • Trekking Distance : 9 kms approx
    • Start Point : Dharamsala
    • End Point : Dharamsala
  • Region Covered : Pathankot, Dharamsala, Kangra, Chakki Bank, Handi Forest, Daled, Kareri Lake, Salli, Mcleodganj,
  • Distances (Transport):
    • By Road:  17 Kms from Dharamsala.  
    • By Rail: The nearest major railhead is Pathankot
  • Places of Interest :  Mankyani Peak, Nyund Stream which starts from this lake, surrounding snow clad peak, Dahuladhar Range of Himalaya. Temple of Lord Shiva and Shakti on the hilltop across the lake. Since the source is fresh melting snow and the lake is shallow, water visibility is very high and in most places, the lake bed can be seenKareri Lake serves as a base for trekking further into the Dhauladhar and onward to Chamba and Bharmour via the Minkiani Pass (4250m) and Baleni Pass (3710m).
  • Trek Gradient: The trek in the beginning is an easy to very moderate walk up to lake.  
  • Grading: A reasonable degree of physical fitness is needed for this trek.
  • Camp Objectives: Introducing the new campers to the beauty of the Himalaya and the unique high altitude flora & fauna. It is a must do trek for the first timers as well regular trekkers.

Campers must carry original photo ID card (School photo id, Adhar Card, Passport, Voter Id, Pan Card, Driving Licence)

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To avail Apex Rail Fare, book 122 days before departure

For Full payment discount, pay full amt at once 30 days prior to camp departure by cheque/net transfer only

Balance amount is payable 30 days prior to camp departure.

Please check the website for Pre camp schedule and venue

Please refer Important Notes regarding Air travel, discounts, payment terms, cancellation etc.

Itinerary is subject to change without notice.

Trip Overview
  • Price
    starting from ₹23300
  • Highlights

    Post reaching Pathankot we take a bus to the base camp. Two days of adventure activities and acclamatisation follows.  Then we proceed to trek to Handi Camp and then to the Highlands of Daled the next day.  The next day we find ourselves trekking upto Kareri Lake at an altitude of 3300 m and then return back to Daled for night stay.  Return to Salli with a day of sightseeing and shopping in the evening. Check out next day and visit McLeodganj and Dharamsala for sightseeing and drive back to Pathankot for train home. 

  • Type
  • Pickup from:
    Mumbai and Pune
  • Accomodation
    Tented accommodation at base camp and on trek camps
  • Day 1
    Mumbai Campers to report at CSTM by 11.00hrs. Bord (16351) Nagercoil Express by 12.10hrs to arrive at Pune by 15.45 hrs, Pune campers to report at Main porch of Pune Railway station at 1600 hrs. Board (11077) Jhelum Express at 1720 hrs from Pune
  • Day 2
    Train journey. Ice breakers and fun games in the train.
  • Day 3
    Reach Pathankot (Chakki Bank) at 0705hrs.Reach Base Camp (1850m) at Campsite for lunch. Post lunch, set out for walk to Salli Village surrounded by valley with snow capped mountains in the front and river Khauli flowing through the valley. Post evening snacks, enjoy Karaoke music, rest at camp post dinner.
  • Day 4
    After b/f, go for an acclimatization trek. Return to base for lunch. Post lunch Enjoy adventure galore under expert supervision - Burma bridge, Commando Net, Tunnel Walk, Tarzon Swing, Monkey Crawl. Post evening tea, packing up for the trek with brief about the trek. Sky watching and Karaoke music. Stay in tents, retire after dinner.
  • Day 5
    Post breakfast, trek towards Camp 1 – Handi Forest (2400m/06 kms/4 hrs). Arrive by Lunchtime. Post lunch, allotment of tents and basic introductions. Adventure activities in evening – River Crossing, Tyrolean Traverse, trek around the forest, dinner and campfire, overnight in tents
  • Day 6
    After breakfast, trek towards Camp 2-Highlands of Daled (2850 m/5 kms / 3 hrs). Reach campsite by lunchtime. Get some spectacular view of Dhauladhar Snow mountains. Explore the meadows and forests. Campfire.
  • Day 7
    After breakfast, climb to KARERILAKE (3300M/ 6 kms return / 7 hrs) and return to Camp 2. Beautiful surrounding and breathtaking view of Himalayas. Return back by lunch time. Post lunch, evening free for campers for games and entertainment. Evening campfire post dinner.
  • Day 8
    Trek down to base camp at village Salli. Visit the Salli market enroute. Rappelling and Rock Climbing. Interactive games and Karaoke music night.
  • Day 9
    After breakfast, check out from the campsite. Visit Mcleodganj/Dharmshala to experience Tibetian chanting sessions, lamp lighting ceremonies at His Holiness Dalai Lama Temple. Shopping at the market. Watch traditional Thangka Painting, Sculpture and woodwork. Drive back to Pathankot (Chakki Bank) to board (11078) Jhelum Exp. at 2350hrs.
  • Day 10
    Train Journey to Pune from Pathankot train travel full day.
  • Day 11
    Reach Pune by 15.10hrs. Mumbai Campers to board 22106 Indrayani Express by 18.35 hrs to reach Mumbai CST by 22.00 hrs.

  • Both ways A/c train travel Pune - Pathankot - Pune
  • Pathankot - campsite by Non AC bus.
  • All meals (veg) at campsite.
  • Tented accommodation with the sleeping bag, mat, poncho, and Haversack for the trek.
  • Trekking/activity equipment and fees of resource persons.
  • Travel and Activity Insurance
    • The cost does not include
    • Meals during travel to and from Pathankot
    • Personal expenses such as telephone, mineral water, drinks, laundry, porter charges etc.
    • Medical, hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses.
    • Any item not covered under the head ‘The cost includes’
      1. One haversack and one small shoulder bag (NO TROLLEY BAG OR SUITCASE)

      2. Comfortable clothes for the no. of days (track Pants, t-shirts, tops etc) (Avoid Jeans)

      3. Climate would be very cold at Dharamshala. Carry enough woolen clothes like jacket, monkey camp, hand gloves etc

      4. Suitable nightwear, shorts, 3/4 s, one shawl/ chaddar,
      Undergarments, towel, napkin/ handkerchief, ladies sanitary sets

      5. Sport shoes ,socks, floaters, Sun cap/ hat, Water bottle, Personal kit containing toilet accessories, sun screen, cold cream, odomos, sanitizer , (High SPF sunscreen recommended for trekking camps)

      6. Torch with fresh batteries

      7. Sun glasses, camera, binoculars, (optional at your own risk)

      8. Personal medicine, if any, with a note explaining doses, time, quantity etc. with the name of the child, No need to send any extra medicine

      9. Pen, a small diary, a story book

      10. Around 2500/- for meals during travel and for shopping
      Please don’t send Mobile phone, music player etc. with the child.

      11. Participants to carry plate, spoon, glass and bowl for lunch / dinner at upper campsites
Trip Dates Availability Price
30 May to 09 Jun No ₹ 26300 Book Now

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