Kareri Lake Trek
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Stars : 3
2 Days / 1 Nights
Under Rs 2,000
Per person per night
Dhaualadhars, are themselves a mountain range quite apart from any other mountain range in the Himalayas. It is the outer most part of Himalayas. The rock faces of this granite range are so sharply cut that they fail to hold snow for long as a result you see snow in the gullies and on top. During the trek we walk through some Gaddi tribal villages. Gaddi is a semi nomadic shepherd tribe whose main occupation is agriculture and rearing of sheep and goat. The gaddi shepherds spend the whole summer on the mountains and during winter come back to the plains of Kangra with their flock of sheep and goat.
Kareri Lake is a high altitude, shallow, fresh water lake south of the Dhauladhar range approximately 9 km North West of Dharamsala in Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh. Its surface is 3000 metres above the sea level. Snow melting from the Dhauladhar range serves as the source of the lake and a stream, Nyund is the outflow. 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. The new latest and shortest route for the trek starts from Salli village and one can use Snow Monk Camp as the base. Snow Monk camp offers modern washrooms and toilets and delicious meals. It makes all the sense to use it as a base for treks such as Kareri lake.
Every Saturday Departure
August 2018 to June 2019
Easy to Moderate
SKETCH ITINERARY- 02 DAYS
Acclimatization Day in Kareri Village
Trek & camp at Reuti camp 2800M (9KM / 5 HRS)
Day Climb to Kareri Lake 3200M (7 KMS/ 6 HRS)
Trek down to Kareri Village (14Km/ 5Hrs)/ Transfer to Dharamshala Bus Stand (25Km/ 1.5Hrs)
Arrive at the Kareri village by noon, wash & change and transfer to Dharamshala Bus stand for the overnight bus departing at 5.00 pm
Stars : 3
3 Days / 2 Nights
Under Rs 2,000
Per person per night
THE CAMP & SET UP: The camp is situated at the top end of the Salli village on the road leading to Kareri village. The road will soon be connecting to Ghera and Naddi villages of Dharamshala in the near future. The view from the camp is panoramic. It offers sweeping view of the Khauli valley and the river with snow clad mountains to the north, spell binding sights of sunset towards the Khanol village to the west and spectacular sight of the huge reservoirs of Pong & Ranjit Sagar to the south. The camp has 12 accommodation tents with all amenities for an adventure enthusiast. The imported waterproof dome tents are unique having very comfortable camping cots with pillows and blankets. One can walk into it as tents have clear 7ft clear height. The tents are large enough for a family of four also. All tents have electricity with charging points, so as to charge the cameras for the next day to capture those beautiful life time images. Toilets & bathing tents are neat, clean and modern in a separate area keeping in mind the environment. We take pride in saving water, recycling whatever we can. Our towels are washed in cold water to launder as it takes a lot of energy to heat up water — multiply that by the number of loads, and that's a big footprint.
Though Kareri Lake is the source of Nyund stream, at an elevation of about 3,000 meters it can also be accessed by a new route via the Khauli valley. The Lake lies below the Minkiani Peak. The trek, one of the most stunning alpine treks, can also be reached following the Khauli River. The trek crosses several streams, through lush green meadows and thick forest home to numerous Himalayan birds and animal species. Lord Shiva temple overlooking the lake is a main attraction. This trek route to Kareri Lake originates from Salli village and follows Khauli River. This is a rarely visited route and is pristine free from all trekkers. One treks from Salli village to Daled Camp staying overnight at the camp. The next day’s climb takes ones over the eastern ridge and approaches the Kareri lake. It will be a full days trek descending back to Daled camp. The new latest and shortest route for the trek starts from Salli village and one can use Snow Monk Camp as the base. Snow Monk camp offers modern washrooms and toilets and delicious meals. It makes all the sense to use it as a base for treks such as Kareri lake.
Weekend Camp & Trek
3 Days/ 2nights
5 Reasons for a Weekend Getaway
Easy to Moderate
Best Season - September to June
Choose your Adventure - Snow, Waterfall, River, Lake, Forest, Meadows...
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DAY 1 ARRIVE SNOW MONK CAMP
Arrive Salli Base Camp (1850M).
Check into camp site.
Post lunch – walk to the nearby village and river Khauli. Tea at a local villagers house
Pine Cones collection activity - they look great after a touch of varnish as a souvenir for home
Visit to Usha's house - she makes lovely handicrafts from waste pine needles worth buying as a souvenir
Experience "PAN CHAKKI" - grinding of wheat powered by gushing stream water on stones slabs like villagers used to before electricity was installed.
Great Eco model worth visiting only available in the Himalaya
Return back to the camp for evening tea
Soup & Dinner
Overnight at the camp
(MEALS: Lunch, eve tea with snack, soup & Dinner)
Day 2: CHOOSE FROM BELOW OPTIONS
OPTION NO 1 - Day Trek to River Camp Trek (2000m) 10kms/ 6hrs / Easy
OPTION NO 2 - Day Trek to Waterfall (2000m) 8kms / Easy
OPTION NO 3 - Forest & River - Trek & Camping (2300m) 12kms/ (In 2 Days)/ Easy
OPTION NO 4 - Rehla Meadows Trek & Camping (2800m) 2kms/ (In 2 Days)/ Moderate Walk
OPTION NO 5 - Kareri Lake Trek & Camping (3200m) 25kms (In 2 Days)/ Moderate Climb
Dinner and overnight in tents
MEALS- (Breakfast, Packed Lunch, eve tea with snack, Soup & Dinner)
Day 3: TREK BACK TO BASE CAMP/ DEPARTURE
OPTION NO 1 & 2 - Departure after breakfast
OPTION NO 3, 4, & 5 - Trek back to the base camp with packed lunch. Wash and change and departure for onward destination
MEALS- (Breakfast, Packed Lunch)
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