Kareri Lake Trek

Kareri, Himachal Pradesh



3 days
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Kareri Lake Trek is a mesmerizing and adventurous trekking experience nestled in the Dhauladhar range of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Situated at an altitude of approximately 9,626 feet (2,934 meters), Kareri Lake is a pristine glacial lake surrounded by lush green meadows, dense forests, and towering mountains. This trek is renowned for its picturesque landscapes, serene ambiance, and the challenge it poses to trekkers, making it a popular choice for both beginners and experienced adventurers.

The trek usually starts from McLeod Ganj, the suburb of Dharamshala, and takes you through charming villages, dense oak and pine forests, and scenic meadows. As you ascend, the views become increasingly spectacular, offering panoramic glimpses of the Dhauladhar range and the Kangra Valley. The journey is not only about reaching the destination but also about immersing yourself in the natural beauty that the Himalayas have to offer.


“Kareri Lake itself is a pristine alpine lake surrounded by snow-capped peaks and lush greenery. “


Quick facts about Snowline Trek:

  • Start/End Point: Kareri Village, Kangra
  • Duration: 2 Days and 1 Night
  • Kareri Trek Length: 26KM (Approx) (Two Way)
  • Height of the Kareri Lake: 2,934 metres (9,626 ft)
  • ATM: Dharamshala has the Last ATM
  • Mobile Network: BSNL, Airtel, Jio Operates till Nauli Bridge only.
  • Gradient for Trekking: Easy To Moderate
  • Best Time for a Kareri Lake Trek: March to May & October to November



  • Sleeping Bags
  • Camping
  • Trek Leader
  • 2 Breakfast
  • 2 Dinner Tea/Coffee with Snacks
  • Bonfire (Depends upon the weather condition and the surroundings)


  • Anything Not Mentioned In The Inclusion.
  • Any expense increase due to weather change is not included.

Trek Amenities

Kitchen Equipments
Medical Kit
Trek Guide
Trek Leader

Trek Itinerary

  • Reach Dharamshala Bus Stand and then take sharing cab or public transport for Kareri Village.
  • Guest house Check-In & enjoy the night in Kareri Village.
  • After Dinner take rest and get ready for the start your trek next morning.
  • After breakfast, resume the trek towards Kareri Lake.
  • Trek through dense forests, meadows, and rocky terrain, enjoying the scenic beauty along the way.
  • Arrive at Kareri Lake (approximately 5-6 hours trek from Kareri Village).
  • Set up camp near the lake and spend the rest of the day exploring the area and enjoying the stunning views.
  • Overnight camping by Kareri Lake.
  • Spend the morning exploring the surroundings of Kareri Lake, taking in the beauty of the pristine waterbody and the surrounding snow-capped peaks.
  • After breakfast, start the return trek towards Kareri Village.
  • Trek back through the same route, enjoying the views and taking plenty of breaks for rest and photography.
  • Reach Kareri Village by late afternoon or early evening.
  • Drive back to Dharamshala/McLeod Ganj and conclude the trek.

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  1. Priyanka Feb 20, 2024


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    I recently completed the Kareri Lake trek with Scoutripper, and I can’t praise them enough for their exceptional service and professionalism. Not only did they provide top-notch equipment and delicious meals throughout the journey, but their guides also went above and beyond to ensure our safety and enjoyment. The trek itself was challenging yet incredibly rewarding, with stunning views around every corner. If you’re considering trekking in the Himalayas, look no further than Scoutripper. They truly know how to deliver an unforgettable experience.

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