The Kareri Lake trek is absolutely stunning despite its proximity to the town’s traffic jams in summer. The Kareri Lake trail goes through the Kareri village, which is close to Dharamshala and the pine forests that follow. Kareri lake is named after the village which is located at a distance of 9km away from the lake. An interesting fact about Kareri Lake is that it’s also known as Kumarwah Lake.
Once on the Kareri Lake trek, the forests get denser and you might be able to spot a Blue Magpie even. Kareri Village has a ‘Forest Rest House’ and a few more places that sell basic amenities. In fact, some of the houses may even offer the facility of a night’s stay.
The itinerary of the Kareri Lake trek includes trekking to Rioti village from Kareri village. The Nyund River will accompany us on our trek here. This stream is the outflow of the snow melting from the Dhauladhar range. The melting snow is also the source of the Kareri lake.
Speaking of the Dhauladhar range, the lake also serves as the base for further trekking to reach there. One can also go to Bharmour and Chamba via the Baleni Pass and Minkiani Pass. The locals have also laid a lot of steps for convenience. This has definitely helped Kareri Lake trekking as hospitality is shown.
- Every Friday Departure and Tuesday Arrival back in Delhi
What is included in the tour
- Transportation: Volvo bus from Delhi to Dharamshala and back.
- Surface Transportation: Tempo Traveler/ SUV
- Accommodation: 2 Night Accommodation in camps on sharing basis as per itinerary.
- Meal Plan: 7 Meals (Starting from Day 1 Breakfast to Day 3 Breakfast)
- The trip Captain will be present at all times during the tour.
- Sleeping bags.
- Local Guide
- First Aid Kits
- All required Permits
- Driver Allowance
- Toll Taxes and other state taxes
- Parking Charges
What is NOT included in the tour
- 5% GST
- Any additional expenses of personal nature.
- Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delay travel.
- Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in Package Inclusions.
- Any Airfare / Rail fare other than what is mentioned in “Inclusions”.
- Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing.
- Additional Costs due to Flight Cancellations, Landslides, Roadblocks, and other natural calamities.
- Any other services not specified above in inclusions.
- Day 0 : Delhi to Kareri Village via Dharamshala (494 Kilometers, 11 Hours)
- The group will meet at the pick-up point at 06:00 PM.
- We'll meet the trip captains and a small tour briefing session would also be provided.
- En route, we'll be traversing Dharamshala which is a small town in Himachal Pradesh where we'll switch our vehicles.
- Afterward, we'll head for an overnight journey to Kareri Village.
Note: The pick-up point will be Majnu ka Tila.
Day 1 : Kareri Village Arrival | Trek to Reoti Village (6 Kilometers, 3 Hours)
Upon our arrival in Kareri village, we'll freshen up and have breakfast.
- Afterward, we'll trek towards Reoti Village which is the starting point for the Kareri Lake trek.
- Upon reaching Reoti, we'll check into our respective campsites and lunch will be served here.
- The rest of the day is at leisure but travelers are advised to explore the premises and visit the nearby waterfall as well.
- Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay in Reoti.
- Day 2 : Reoti Village to Kareri Lake Trek (5 Kilometers, 4 Hours)
- Post breakfast, we'll head out for a trek to Kareri Lake.
- Upon reaching Kareri Lake, we'll check into our campsite which is in the vicinity and lunch will be served here.
- We'll also visit the nearby Lord Shiva Temple.
- Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay in camps.
- Day 3 : Back to Kareri Village | Departure
- Post breakfast, we'll trek down from Kareri Lake to Kareri Village.
- We'll drive towards Dharamshala where we'll board the overnight bus to Delhi.
- Day 4:Arrival in Delhi
- We'll reach Delhi early in the morning. The group will dissemble and part ways with fond memories.
- Trip ends.
- Day backpack (20 – 30 Ltrs): When you are on a local sightseeing tour, you are required to carry only a few necessary items and for that, you need a day backpack as you will leave your bigger one at your designated stay.
- Floaters or Sandals: When you are spending your day at leisure, a good pair of sandals and floaters will help you to move freely.
- 1 Down Jacket / Main Jacket: It’s emphasized that you need to carry proper layers so you can avoid getting cold which is why you need to carry an insulated jacket that you can put on over your other clothes.
- 1 Pair of Thermal: Thermal is a piece of garment that helps in keeping your body warm in cold temperatures. It is a necessary item that you need when traveling to cold regions.
- Outdoor Shoes: A comfortable shoe is required when traveling outdoors, especially in the mountains. They shouldn’t be chunky, instead, they should be lightweight and sturdy.
- 3 Quick Dry Tees: You must keep at least three pairs of quick dry tees so that you can wash them in between stops for proper hygiene.
- 3 Pair of Cotton Socks: Cotton socks are extremely comfortable to move around in and are lightweight as well which is why you can always count on a good pair of cotton socks while traveling. However, keep in mind to change them and avoid wearing them if they are moist.
- 1 Pair of Woolen Socks: A good pair of woolen socks, especially merino, are comfortable, limit odors and provide adequate insulation from the cold so you can wear them at night.
- 1 Poncho: A poncho is an evolved form of a raincoat that provides coverage to your body as well as your bag and ensures total water protection from the rain.
- Quick-dry towel: A quick dry towel will help in maintaining proper hygiene. It must dry quickly because the wet fabric will only increase the chance of bacterial growth.
- Gloves: Insulated gloves help in maintaining proper body heat in your hands.
- Sanitizer: Prevent the risk of infections and maintain proper hand hygiene by making sure you carry a hand sanitizer.
- Sun Cap: A lightweight sun cap with side flaps is perfect to keep your head cool and avoid sunburns on a sunny day.
- Lip Balm: Your lips can become chapped due to the harsh cold winds so it's important to keep them moisturized.
- Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+): To avoid sunburns and chafing, you need to put on sunscreen as well as cold cream.
- Water Bottle (1 Ltrs): Hydration is extremely important when it comes to traveling. Carrying a water bottle that you can refill with Himalayan water is a must.
- Bag for all your Toiletries: A bag with all your essentials including napkins, toothpaste, sanitizers, paper soap, etc should be carried in a ziplock bag.
- Personal Basic Medical Kit: Carrying a medical kit with bandages, Dettol, medication for headache, nausea, etc is necessary.
- Sunglasses / People who use spectacles (Use Photochromic glasses instead of contact lenses): Photochromatic glasses are specs that are designed to transform into anti-glare shades depending upon exposure to the sun. They are good when it comes to eye protection but one can also opt for clip-on glasses etc.
- Mobile charger / Power bank: Although you'll get electricity at most places, it is always advisable to carry a charged power bank in case of emergencies.
- Documents: Identification proofs like Aadhar Card, and driver's License.
- Extra Polythene: In case your clothes get wet or your garments don’t dry, you can carry them in polythene. However, make sure that all the plastic that you are carrying into the woods leaves with you. Don’t litter.
- Camera: This should be obvious. To make sure that you get to capture all the great moments from your trip. Make sure that you have enough storage and some extra batteries as well
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