|Short Itinerary||Kareri Village – Reoti – Kareri Lake – Reoti – Kareri Village|
|Total Distance||28 km|
|Altitude Gain||1800 m to 2940 m|
|Nearest Railway Station||Pathankot, PTK|
|Nearest Airport||Dharamshala, DHM|
|Nearest Inter State Bus Station||Dharamshala|
|Last mobile connectivity||Kareri Village|
Medication Kit for Lake Trek Career
Avomine : It is used to treat allergies, trouble sleeping, and nausea.
Crocin : It provides symptomatic relief from mild to moderate pain e.g from headache, migraine.
Combiflam : It contains two painkiller medicines. They work together to reduce pain, fever, and inflammation
Muscle relaxant: It is used to mitigate symptoms such as muscle spasms, pain, and hyperreflexia.
Digene : Used against acidity caused by indigestion, providing quick relief.
Cetirizine : Used to relieve from allergic symptoms like watery eyes, runny nose, itching eyes/nose, sneezing, hives, and itching.
ORS : Oral Rehydration Solution, It used to treat dehydration caused by diarrhoea, a common illness in travellers.
Note: This is just an explanation of medication which may be required. Kindly consult your doctor for a prescription before trekking.
Safety in the mountains
Don’t let all this scare you. Till date, there are no such incidents but it is our responsibility to make you aware because knowledge is better than saying sorry later.
Dogs: Generally they are not dangerous but they are territorial animals and dog attacks on humans are fairly common. If they show any sign of aggression, it’s better to retreat.
Bears: Dhauladhar is also known as “The Bear Valley”. But you will rarely encounter any bear while on the Trail. Take precautions, stay with a group or guide, don’t use deodorants and don’t litter food items. Bears try to avoid us as much as we try to avoid them. Still, if you encounter one, do not run and do not try to climb a tree. You can not run away from a bear and they can easily climb trees. In the worst-case fall to the ground and curl up, cover your head with your fingers interlocking at the back of your head. Wearing a backpack will protect your back.
Stinging Nettle plant: Also known as “Bichu Buti” has the greatest number of medicinal properties but it is covered with stinging hair that can cause allergy and irritation as soon as you touch its leaves. If that happens, do not scratch the area instead wash it with soap and water as soon as possible and apply a moistened cloth and after some time irritation will disappear.
In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, the trek may be cancelled and in such cases, you can reschedule your booking. However, no refund will be provided.
30 days or more: 90% of the total Package Cost is refundable
21-30 days: 75% of total Package Cost is refundable
11-20 days: 50% of total Package Cost is refundable
Less than 10 days: No refund
Kareri Lake or Kumarwah Lake is a mid-altitude lake located in Dhauladhar Ranges of the Himalayas in Kangra region of Himachal Pradesh. Earlier the area around this lake was used by Gaddi shepherds to graze sheep and cattle. They also built a temple for Goddess Kareri. Every year on Janamashtami a function is organised at the temple by the local people of Kareri Village where every visitor is served with a free meal.
Kareri Lake is now one of the famous trekking destinations of Dharamshala at an altitude of 2940 m above sea level. The Trek starts from Kareri Village which is 24 km away from Dharamshala Bus Stand.
Take a bus or flight from Delhi to reach Dharamshala. Book a cab to Kareri village from Dharamshala. Take the unpaved path towards Reoti. Follow the route further to reach Kareri Lake. It’s better if you hire a guide or book the trek in advance if you are going for the first time.
Kareri village is the starting point of Kareri Lake trek. However, you can also start this trek from Mcleodganj. It will take 4-5 hours to reach kareri village from Mcleodganj.
Kareri Lake is at an altitude of 2940 m above sea level. Altitude gain from Kareri Village to Kareri Lake is 1140 m.
Kareri Village is a small town near Dharamshala, surrounded by Dhauladhar ranges. This village is the starting point for the famous Seven Lakes Trek of Dhauladhar which includes Kareri Lake, Lam Dal Lake, Kali Kund Lake, Chanderkup Lake, Nagara Dal, Dham Ghori Dal and Kali Dal Lake. You can reach this village by trekking directly from Mcleodganj by road from Dharamshala.
Kareri Village is at an altitude of 1800 m above sea level.
Take a cab from Dharamshala to Kareri Village. After reaching climb 2 km towards Nolli Bridge; constructed over Niyund water Stream. Take the right turn just before the bridge and follow this water stream until “Reoti River Cafe”. Cross the stream and follow the path until you reach “Kareri Lake MidPoint River Cafe Reoti”. Further, follow the same stream to the right to reach the source of the stream; Kareri Lake.
Kareri Village receives its water supply through Nyund water stream which originates at Kareri Lake. So to reach Kareri Lake from Kareri Village just follow this water stream.
The total distance of Kareri Lake from Kareri Village is around 14 km. Approximately 7 hours are required to complete it.
Kareri Lake Trek is an easy trek. You can go for it if you are a beginner. We recommend booking the 3 Days and 2 Nights package if you are doing it for the first time.
Yes, if you are a trekker and know how to navigate in the mountains. But if you just trek without any information about the path and terrain, it’s better to take a guide along with you. Never do it alone for the first time.
Yes, if you are fit enough to walk the entire day. You can easily complete this trek in one day. However, you have to start early to reach Kareri Lake on time. Otherwise, you will miss the beautiful sunset.
Total 3 Days and 2 Nights are required to complete the Kareri Lake Trek. However, you can also complete this trek in 2 Days and 1 Night if you directly reach Kareri Lake on the first day itself. Locals of Kareri Village often finish this trek in just one day.
Depending upon your speed and stamina it may take an average 7 to 8 hours to complete Kareri Lake Trek.
The average temperature of kareri Lake varies from-5°C to 20°C throughout the year. The Lake becomes inaccessible during the months of November, December, January and March due to heavy snowfall. From April the snow starts melting and from Early July to August it receives heavy rainfall.
Reoti is on the way to Kareri Lake. It is the midpoint of Kareri Lake trek and trekkers often stay here overnight while going for a trek to acclimatize and take some rest. You will find one cafe here where Tea, Maggi, Energy Drinks and Food is available but it is closed during the off-season.
Yes, there are several shops operated by locals of Kareri Village on the way to Kareri Lake Trek, where you can refill your supplies but if you are trekking in odd months like November to March. Don’t be dependent on them.
You cannot compare a Lake in Kareri with open pasture in the Triund. Both are entirely different and unique in their own way. However, Triund being closer to Dharamshala is much crowded than Kareri Lake. It all depends on your preference.
Except in winters, the Kareri Lake Trek is open throughout the year. However, in winters you can still do the trek till snow point and stay on the way to Kareri Lake Trek overnight. The view of the valley filled with sheets of snow is a feast for the eyes during winters. You should try it once.
Best time to visit Kareri Lake is in Early November or Late in March. If you are lucky to reach the Lake you will see the Lake between the Dhauladhar Ranges covered with snow.
Best season to do Kareri Lake Trek is early winter or early summer. During this season you will be able to reach the Lake and find snow.
Minkiani Pass is a mountain pass between Kareri Lake and Lam Dal Lake. If you plan to go to Lam Dal you have to cross this pass first.
No, there is no ATM at Kareri village. Last ATM machine will be at Dharamshala.
No, there is no mobile network during Kareri Lake Trek. In between, you may get signals, but it will be very unreliable. Make sure you inform your family and friends before leaving Kareri Village.
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