Kareri Lake Trek

3 Days & 2 Nights

Starts at INR 4800 Per Person

INR 6000(20% OFF)

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Overview

Destination:

 Dharamshala Mcleodganj

Trip:

Kareri Lake Trek

Duration:

3 Days / 2 Nights

Group Size:

 1 to 10

Grade:

Easy

Trip type:

Daily Departures

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Reporting Place:

 IYC Base Camp

Start Point:

 IYC Base Camp

End Point:

 IYC Base Camp

Best For:

Solo Travelers, Couples, Group of Friends & Families

Best Season:

Apr/May/June/September/October/November

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Short Itinerary

DAY 1:

Drive to Kareri Village and Camp at Rioti Camp (8038 feet) Duration: 4-5 hours

DAY 2:

Rioti to Kareri Lake (10170 feet) Duration: 4 hours

DAY 3:

Kareri Lake to Kareri Village |On to McLeodganj Duration: 6-7 hours


Detailed Itinerary

Include a Kareri Lake trek in your week-long holiday plans in Himachal Pradesh, and get ready for an amazing adventure. Kareri is a small glacial lake at an elevation of approximately 9620 feet above sea level. The place spellbinds all with its natural beauty, tranquil environs and clean air. This pond is surrounded by velvety high-altitude grasslands, which are gently sloped and bereft of trees. It is only along the high hills that deodars, firs and spruces grow.

  • DAY 1

    Drive to Kareri Village and Camp at Rioti Camp (8038 feet) Duration: 4-5 hours

    The day starts with an early morning pick up in pre-arranged shared cabs from Dharamshala bus stand at 6 AM. The 27 km journey from Dharamshala to Kareri village takes about 1.5 hours. Transportation cost is included in package. After this short journey, we would have breakfast at Kareri village. The trekkers would be given packed lunch and the trek starts at around 10 AM after briefing. One can catch a glimpse of beautiful farms and village huts during starting of the trek. Initial trek of 2 km is through under construction road. The forest trail starts after taking right turn from bridge on this road. The trail goes alongside the Nyund River. This river serves as source of water during whole trek. The river acts as our companion during the entire trek and the soothing sound of water gushing through the forest and over the rocks provides a meditating effect to the mind.

    Forest trail is a steep climb. After taking lunch break enroute, we plan to reach the Rioti, camping site for first day. It is ideal place to camp due to flat area and availability of water. Snacks and Soup would be served at around 6 PM and dinner at 8. If weather permits, we would have bonfire.

    Meals: Pack Lunch and Dinner

  • DAY 2

    Rioti to Kareri Lake (10170 feet) Duration: 4 hours

    What follows is the most important part of Kareri Lake trekking tour as it will take you to your final destination of the hike. The ensuing 4 hours of treading along the mountains will take you to the base of Minkiani Pass, where the lake is situated. This is also the most scenic part of the entire trip, and once you start walking, you will know why. You will first walk on a narrow, rocky and muddy track, lined with thickly forested mountains on one side, and a river gorge on the other. As the region is not too high, you will see coniferous as well as deciduous trees along the way. High above the ground, the mountains may be obscured by clouds.

    As you continue your Kareri Lake trek, you will keep gaining altitude, and the vegetation will start becoming less dense. After a while, you will be walking on quite a rough trail. You will now tread along another rocky river, and the altitude of the region will result in the disappearance of deciduous trees. Only towering spruces and firs along with lush grass will be seen. Here the clouds may be right at the surface, and you might get the opportunity to pass through them. The campsite for this night will be another enchanting meadow, and from here you will be able to see Minkiani Pass, Baleni Pass and a valley below.

    Meals: Breakfast, Pack Lunch and Dinner

  • DAY 3

    Kareri Lake to Kareri Village |On to McLeodganj Duration: 6-7 hours

    This day, you end Kareri Lake trekking, and hike down to a place known as Ghera. First you will trek down along the river and coniferous forests of firs and spruce, and as you lose elevation, the vegetation will keep becoming denser. After you lose a significant amount of elevation, tall deodar trees will start appearing, and the grass will become lush. At Ghera, you will board a Jeep and drive all the way to McLeodganj.

    Meals: Breakfast



Things to Know

Inclusions:
  • Safety Equipment
  • Services of a Trek Leader
  • Food as per menu on the trek
  • Services of Trek Guide, cook and helpers
  • Porters or mules for carrying common luggage
  • Stay in Camps/Homestay/Dome Tents, Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Mats
  • Facility to keep you extra luggage at the Reporting Base Camp
  • Forest Entry/Permissions/Permits and Camping Charges , if any
  • Experienced & Professional Guides, Group Insurance, First Aid and Certification on Completion.
  • You can leave your luggage Safely at our Base Camp at no additional charges when you go for the trek and collect the same when you return the next day.
  • Lockers & Wash and Change Facility available at the Base Camp
Exclusions:
  • Meals during road journeys
  • Cost of any kind of travel insurance
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
  • Transfer from you city to Reporting Base Camp & Return
  • Personal expenses towards tips, telephone calls, laundry, beverage, insurance etc.
  • It does not include any airfare or transportation or extra over and above the expedition plan.
  • It also does not include expenses towards medical exigencies and other emergencies, unforeseen handling costs due to weather disturbance, landslides, political unrest, changes in local unions/associations rules and situation beyond our control. However, all best possible assistance would be provided in case of exigencies.
  • All applicable taxes
How to Reach:

By Road: 100 Kms from Pathankot/Chakkibank; 325 Kms from Chandigarh; 558 Kms from Delhi. Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in 

Tip : Since Delhi Mcleodganj/Dharmashala is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 6 pm. The last govt bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Volvo buses charges between Rs.1,000 to 1,400 per sector from Delhi to Mcleodganj/Dhramshala and vice versa. Mcleodganj/Dhramshala to Delhi: Like the onward journey, buses leave from Mcleodganj/Dhramshala to Delhi between 4 and 5 p.m. Your tentative arrival at Delhi may be anywhere between 6 a.m and 10 a.m. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delays

By Train: Pathankot or Chakkibank 100 Kms and Chandigrah – 325 Kms. The nearest railway stations on the Simla-Kangra of narrow gauge line are at Jassur(Nurpur, Kangra, and Himachal Pradesh) and Paror railway stop near Nagrota(about 20 km south of Dharamsala). The nearest railhead of broad gauge is at Pathankot (about 85 km) then Chandigarh about 325 Kms. Regular buses are available from Pathankot and Chandigarh to Mcleodganj/Dharamshala.

By Air: Dharamshala is 20 Kms & Amritsar is 200 Kms and Jammu is 200 kms.

What to Carry:

TREKKING GEAR 
Ruck sack bag with rain cover. Quantity -1 
Hand Torch with spare batteries. Quantity -1 
U V protection sunglasses. Quantity -1 
1 Litre water bottle. Quantity -1
FOOTWEAR 
Non-skid deep treaded hiking shoes Quantity -1 
Pair of light weight Slipper/Sandals Quantity -1 
CLOTHING 
Quick Dry Warm lower or Track Pants. Quantity - 2
Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts. 1 for every 2 days of trekking 
Pair of thick woolen socks. 1 pair for every two days of trekking 
Thermal Body warmer Upper & Lower. Quantity-1 
Undergarments. Quantity - 1 for every day of trekking 
Warm jacket closed at wrist & neck .Quantity-1 
Full sleeves sweater. Quantity -1 
Rain wear ( Jacket & Pants ) . Quantity-1 
Pair of Warm Gloves. Quantity-1 
Woolen cap. Quantity-1 
Sun shielding Hat. Quantity -1
TOILETRIES 
Personal toiletries kit (Small Towel, Toilet paper, paper soap, Bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream etc.) 
Sun screen lotion small pack . Quantity -1 
Lip Balm small pack. Quantity-1 
UTENSILS 
Small size, Light weight & Leak proof lunch box. Quantity-1(Shall be provided) 
Plate. Quantity- 1; Spoon.Quantity-1(Shall be provided) 
Tea/Coffee (plastic) Mug.Quantity-1 (Shall be provided) 
MISCELLANEOUS 
Power banks 
Camera with extra batteries (Optional) 
Dry fruits, Nuts, Chocolate bars (Optional) 
Carry your medicines in plenty in case you have any specific ailment. Consult your doctor before joining the trek. 
 


How to Join

Join Now Our participation process is very simple. You may book online to reserve your seat or call us at 8010 22 44 22 between 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM on any working day. Alternatively, you may email us at info@internationalyouthclub.org for booking and assistance.

You may Book Offline through NEFT or Direct Transfer by making the payment in below bank account: 

  • Bank Name: YES Bank 
  • Account Name: International Youth Club 
  • Account Number: 006188700000308 
  • IFSC Code: YESB0000061 
  • Branch: Saket, New Delhi 

You need to email NEFT/Transfer/Proof of deposit details at info@internationalyouthclub.org along with Expedition Name, Date of Reporting, Participant’s- Name, Mobile, Email, DOB, City and Gender in order to send you the confirmation within 48 working hours from our side.

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Refund and Cancellation

We would love to host you, but in case you are unable to travel as planned and need to cancel your booking, do not worry. Our simple cancellation process makes sure you receive a quick confirmation and fast refunds. 

  • Cancellation made before 30 Days – 70% Refund 
  • Cancellation made within 30 to 15 Days – 50% Refund 
  • Cancellation made after within 15 Days – No Refund 
  • Rescheduling dates within the same trek – 20% of trek charges subject to availability 
  • The applicable refund amount will be credited to you within 30 days after trek completion date

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