Kareri Lake Trekking

An Overview

Kareri Lake Trek - Kareri Lake (also known as Kumarwah Lake) is a high altitude, shallow, freshwater lake located south of the Dhauladhar range in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. It is a popular trekking destination in the Dhauladhar range. Snow melting from the Dhauladhar range serves as the source of the lake and Nyund stream is the outflow. This lake is located at an altitude of 2950 m. Since the source is fresh melting snow and the lake is shallow, water visibility is very high and, in most places, the lake bed can be seen. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Shakti on a hilltop overlooking the lake. It is a 13 km hike from Kareri village to reach this lake. Kareri village is 30 km from Dharamshala city. Kareri village which is our base campsite whose people and earthly architecture might leave an everlasting impression on you. It can be your passport to the hobby of trekking. It's a 3 days and 2 nights schedule. One night at our base camp and another second night by the side of Lake. The lake and its surroundings lay pristine allowing healing from toxic city air and modern schedules. Kareri village and lake will make you feel relaxed and make you fall hopelessly and irretrievably in love with Himachal! Listen to the sound of silence and connect with yourself.


Chandigarh – Kareri Village – Kareri Lake – Chandigarh



Trek Length

13km (one-way)


2 Nights/ 3 Days

Difficulty Level


Best Season

April to December.

Kareri Lake Trek Short Itineary

Day 1
Arrive Chandigarh in the morning, upon arrival you will meet our team and car. After settling down we will continue our journey towards Kareri village (9 hours). Dinner and night stay in camps with a wonderful view of the Dhauladhar ranges.
Day 2
After early morning breakfast, we will start trekking towards Kareri Lake (13 km, 5 hours). The trail will pass through pine trees, red and pink rhododendron trees, oak and deodar trees. We will have lunch on the mid- way. After reaching the lake, witness sunset and camp near the lake. Dinner and night stay at camps.
Day 3
Rise up to the sound of silence and connect with yourself. After breakfast, you are free to roam around the lake and visit the Shiv and Shakti temple. Hike back to Kareri village (3 hours) and drive back to Chandigarh with happy memories. At Chandigarh, we part ways to meet soon for another adventure.
Heavy Group Discounts Available.
Accommodation, activities, and meals included in the trip. Contact us for Detailed Itinerary. We can customize the Itinerary according to Your needs. The number of Days and sightseeing to Indrahar Pass, Mcleodganj day hikes, Naddi, etc. and other nearby places can be added to the trek at an additional cost. Sightseeing to these places can be arranged depending on the road conditions during that time.