Kareri Lake Trek

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Route: Chandigarh – Kareri Village – Kareri Lake – Chandigarh

Difficulty Level:  Easy

Altitude: 2,950m 

Trek Length: 13km (one-way)

Duration:  2 Nights/ 3 Days

Batch Size– 10

Price inclusive of  Camping, Transport, Food & GST.

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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 above the sea level. 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. This high altitude lake is the best weekend getaway around Chandigarh and Mcleodganj.

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. The path will pass through oak, pine and deodar trees. You need to cross bridges and the climb is steep after the mid-way, taking you to the meadows and gaddi (tribal people) temporary kothas, where they live temporary with their sheep and cattle. Kareri village is 30 km drive from Dharamshala city. It is our base campsite and is a beautiful village whose people and earthly architecture might leave an everlasting impression on you.

Kareri Lake Trek can be your passport to the hobby of trekking. It’s a 3 days and 2 nights schedule, starting from Chandigarh. 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.

Kareri Lake Trek Map


Day 1 (26 April) – 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 (27 April)– 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 midway. After reaching the lake, witness sunset and camp near the lake. Dinner and night stay at camps.

Day 3 (28 April)– 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.


Stay – Camping (sharing basis); Sleeping bags/Blankets.
Meals- Vegetarian Nutritious and Tasty Meals during the Trek with Evening Tea.
Breakfast on Day 2 and 3
Lunch on Day 2
Dinner on Day 1 and 2
Experienced trek leaders and cook.
Transport from Chandigarh to Kareri village and back in Tempo Traveller/Innova.
First-Aid Kit.

Other Guidance

  • Climbers are reminded that there is a 15kg limit on personal luggage for all climbs.
  • Cameras, whether video or film, needed to be protected against the severe cold either in a warm pouch or the interior pockets of your clothing. Do not keep your camera in your backpack at higher elevations.
  • We do not provide donkeys or porters to carry luggage.
  • No insurance is provided during the trek.
  • When between camps, please carry your daily personal rubbish to the next camp.
  • Remember – “Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints”. So, keep the mountains clean and green.
  • Aspirins and Paracetamols are highly recommended for headaches and because they also thin the blood that will help improving circulation & oxygen delivery to the body.  Strong painkillers are not recommended as they can suppress respiration.
  • Personal expense of any kind will not be entertained.

Personal Equipment Required:

  •  A good sturdy pair of shoes and a backpack with plastic or water-proof lining.
  • Comfortable, lightweight clothing.
  • Sunglasses or goggles.
  • Woolen hat for warmth.
  • Pocket knife.
  • Torch.
  • Scarf or bandana.
  • Lip balm.
  • Ear plugs. (Optional)
  • Spare contact lenses or glasses.
  • Thermal innerwear.
  • Extra polythene bags.
  • A whistle.
  • Reading materials, Games, Cards. (Optional)
  • Towel especially lightweight quick-dry type.
  • Track pants with more pockets. Carry around 2 pants. Avoid jeans.
  • Waterproof jackets and gloves.
  • A raincoat since the weather can be unpredictable sometimes. (Optional)
  • Identification proof like Passport, Driving license, Aadhar card etc.
  • 1 Passport size photograph.


  • Cancellation of booking of tour 31 days or more before the date of Departure will result in 20% deduction in the cost of the tour.
  • Cancellation of booking of tour 21-30 days before the date of Departure will result in 40% deduction of the cost of the tour.
  • Cancellation of booking of tour 11-20 days before the date of Departure will result in 60% deduction of the cost of the tour.
  • Cancellation of booking of tour 6-10 days before the date of Departure will result in 80% deduction of the cost of the tour.
  • Cancellation of booking of tour 1-5 days before the date of Departure will result in 100% deduction of the cost of the tour.

2 reviews for Kareri Lake Trek

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Vishu Thakur

    Kareri Lake is a beautiful place, team Trekatribe made my journey to this beautiful place amazing and I enjoyed my trip. Food was tasty and the guide was well awared of the region. Overall had a good time. Cheers team Trekatribe!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mohil Sharma

    what a wonderful trip I had with Trekatribe, trekking more than 13 kms upto 2934m of height and than camping in Kareri Lake along with snowfall at night was out of my concious state. What Trekatribe made me experience would never be experienced in my life again, I’d love to go wild again with Trekatribe soon.

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