Kareri Lake Trek


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Summary of Kareri Lake Trekking

StateHimachal Pradesh
Difficulty LevelModerate
Duration3 Days
Start PointDharamshala
End PointDharamshala
Kareri Lake Altitude / Kareri Lake Trek Distance⛰9,650 ft / 📍26 kms

Kareri Lake Trek

Kareri Lake trek is a picturesque lake located at an elevation of about 2,950 meters in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. It is the first base camp for Minkiani pass trek and the lake is formed by the water flowing from Minkiani Peak. 

It is a very Scenic trail with alpine forest and old villages on the route. There is also a temple of the Lord Shiva temple which is worth a visit. It is a perfect weekend getaway. There is a variety of terrain that one can witness during this trek. Subscribe our YouTube Channel. The campsite looks beautiful at night under the blanket of stars.

The Trek is ideal for nature lovers and photographers, it has beautiful landscapes and ample flora and fauna. There are a number of species of birds as well which can be seen during this trek

What is special about Kareri Lake trekking?



Day1: Dharamshala to Liyoti via Kareri Village

 Altitude 4750ft/1,450m to 8,000ft/2,450m via 5,900ft/1,800m

  • Pickup from Dharamshala Bus stand at 10:00 am
  • Drive to Kareri Village 2 hours, 25km
  • Kareri Village to Liyoti Trek
  • Trek 4-5 hours, 6km
  • Some packed snacks for trek and Hot lunch will be given at camp site
  • Water points:- Many small springs and a big waterfall along the trail
  • Shops on the way, only in peak season
  • Trail Type:- Mixed forest of Pine, Deodar and Broadleaf
  • Difficulty Level:- Mostly ascent, steep ascent in some parts
  • Can leave extra luggage at Kareri Village
  • Stay in Tents
  • Trek briefing by Trek Leader at Kareri Village
  • Last ATM at Dharamshala

Day2:-Liyoti to Kareri Lake Trek

Altitude 8,000ft/2,450m to 9,650ft/2,950m

  • 4-5 hours, 7km
  • Many water points (trek is along with the river)
  • Some packed snacks for trek and Hot lunch will be given at camp site
  • Shops on the way, only in peak season
  • Trail Type:- Grass meadows and boulders
  • Difficulty level:- Gradual and easy ascent
  • Stay in Tents
  • Camp site is on 15 minutes of walking distance from Kareri Lake Trek
  • Kareri Lake Trek holds several Holy stories

Day3:-Kareri Lake Trek to Kareri Village and drive to Dharamshala

Altitude 9,650ft/2,950m to 5,900ft/1,800m drive to 4750ft/1,450m

  • Trek 5-6 hours, 13 km
  • Drive 2hours, 25km
  • Many water points (trek is along with the river)
  • Packed Lunch
  • Shops on the way, only in peak season
  • Mostly descent, steep descent in some parts
  • Reach Dharmshala at 5:30pm


Essentials to carry with you on this Trek

  • Backpack/Ruck Sack (at least 55 Litres) and a small day bag ( upto 15 litres) for summit day
  • Poncho/Raincoat and Rain Cover for Ruck Sack
  • 2 Quick Dry T-shirts (preferably Full Sleeves) and Track Pants
  • Warm Jacket preferably a down jacket or an equivalent heavy jacket to protect from cold at night
  • Comfortable Shoes with a good grip and ankle support. We recommend Quechua Forclaz 100 or similar shoe
  • A pair of fleece jacket or fleece upper
  • Good Thermals for insulation at night
  • Lip Balm and Cold Cream
  • Sun Cap or Sunscreen (SPF 30+)
  • Dark Sunglasses. People who wear spectacle may use photochromatic lenses in their spects
  • 2 pair of warm socks and at least 2 pair of normal cotton socks
  • 1 Pair of slippers/Sandals
  • Woolen Cap and Gloves for night
  • Toiletries – Tooth brush, Tooth paste, Liquid soap, Hand Sanitizers, Slippers, Light Towel, Toilet Roll (Avoid wet tissues as they are not eco friendly)
  • Torch or Headlamp with extra pair of batteries
  • Personal Medical Kit: Diamox-Mountain Sickness, Crocin-Fever, Avomine-Motion Sickness, Avil 25mg – Allergies, Combiflam, Disprin-headache, Norflox TZ & Lomofen-diarrhea, digene-acidity, omez/rantadine  antacid, crepe bandages, band aids, ORS, betadiene or antiseptic cream, moov spray/volini, cotton, gauze.
  • Water bottle 1 L or Hydration bag 2 L
  • Other personal accessories – Camera, Tripod, mobile charger, power banks(as there will be no electricity during the trek)


  • Being a high altitude trek, this trek is suitable for climbers with good physical condition and stamina.
  • This is a tentative itinerary which may change as per weather conditions
  • We expect you to carry your rucksacks, in case if you want them to be carried by mules back pack offloading charge up to Rs. 300/bag/day is applicable
  • In case of any natural calamity the company will not be able to refund the trip charges, for more details check our cancellation policy

Kareri Lake Trek Map

Kareri Lake Trek Map
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