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Kareri Lake 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. 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

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
  • Transportation from Dharamshala to Dharamshala
  • Trek Cost: Food(Veg Only- Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks and Dinner), Tents(Triple Sharing), Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Matts
  • Snow Grips/Micro spikes Crampons for Kedarkantha trekking in winter (if necessary)
  • Accommodation in Hotel/Guest House on Day 1 & 5
  • Experienced Trek Leader, Professional Guides and a very supportive staff
  • Forest permits
  • Medical Amenities – First Aid Kits, Oxymeters, oxygen cylinders.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusion list
  • Meals during Transportation
  • Any kind of personal Expenses
  • Unscheduled or extended stay due to road blocks, Landslides
  • Porter/mule charges (Personal), Back pack offloading Charges
  • Cost of Evacuation in case of emergency

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