Destination: One of the prominent trekking locations, Kareri Village and Lake lies in the northwest of Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, at an altitude of 2934m. The melted snow from the Dhauladhars Range serves as the water source of the Kareri Lake, from which a separate stream called Nyund flows. The lake’s natural beauty, forests, rural villages, and temple on the banks of the Kareri Lake make it desired spot.
Climatic Conditions: The best time to visit the Kareri Lake is either March – June or September – December. The Kareri Lake remains frozen from December to March.
Duration: 2 nights 3 days
Departure Dates:   18 Nov / 25 Nov / 2 Dec / 9 Dec / 16 Dec
Meeting Time:  9 am
Base Station: Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh
  • By Air: Take a flight till Gaggal Airport (13 km away from Dharamsala) and reach the base station by cab or book a ticket till Chandigarh and then take a taxi to cover 275 km to reach Dharamsala.
  • By Train: Book a ticket till Pathankot and then hire a taxi to reach 85 km away location.
  • By Bus: One can also get a direct bus from Delhi or any north India city to Dharamsala. Self-drive is not advisable as it will drain you completely and this can spoil your trekking plans.

Travelling Rules:

  • A Risk Certificate document has to be signed before the trek.
  • There is no policy for transfer of booking.
  • Try to keep baggage light weight with necessary items to carry it without any hassle.
  • Any extra expenditure due to natural calamity including landslide, during the trip, will be chargeable.
1

Dharamshala - Kareri Village – Liyoti

Following a quick morning meal, we will begin our journey to Liyoti. Walking through the dense pine jungles and remote villages, we will march down the slope for a few kilometers. After reaching a point, we will start hiking. In nearly six hours of trek, we will take a stroll along the river, cross bridges and walk on rocks. Beautiful alpine grassland, Liyoti will be our camping site for the night. It is situated at an elevation of 8038 ft.

2

Liyoti to Kareri Lake

The day does not involve a lot of strolling. Kareri Lake is a small mountain lake at the base of Minkani pass. The lake holds religious importance for the people, who visit here on yearly pilgrimage. After an exhausting day, the campsite for the night will be an open meadow on the lakeside with views of Baleni Pass, Minkani Pass and the valley below.

3

Kareri Lake to Kareri Village

Post enjoying the scenic beauty of the Kareri Lake, it’s time to head to Ghera Village. It will take around four hours. From there, we will take jeeps to reach Dharamsala.

Package Inclusions:

  • Twin sharing accommodation
  • Waterproof tents
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), tea, coffee and snacks at the campsite
  • Assistance post arrival at the base station
  • Inner line permits to restricted/protected areas
  • Transportation expense of taxi from reception to departure
  • Driver allowance, toll charges and other taxes
  • Professional tour guide and supporting staff
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Cook with supporting staff

Package Exclusions:

  • Accommodation, traveling expense or meals before arrival at the base station during the beginning of the trip and post departure
  • Any personal expense
  • Porter service for personal luggage is chargeable. The cost ranges between Rs 300 – 500 per bag each day (prices vary due to local charges)
  • Anything apart from mentioned in the “Package Inclusions” will be payable

Things to pack:

  • Woolen jacket, gloves and cap
  • Woolen socks (2 pairs) and Cotton Socks (2 pairs)
  • Thermal innerwear
  • Walking stick
  • Midway munchies like chocolates, dry cakes, biscuits, energy bars, and dry fruits
  • Medicine kit
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Trekking pants and jeans
  • Raincoat
  • Lip balm, cream and sunscreen lotion
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof bag
  • Light weight and comfortable trekking shoes with a good grip
  • Floaters/sandals
  • Sun cap
  • 1 L water bottle (thermal)
  • Torch with extra batteries
  • Portable charger for mobile
  • Toilet kit and paper
  • Scarf
  •  Books/Bluetooth speakers/Camera
  • Extra bag for used clothes
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