Kareri Lake

3 Days

Treknical Details

  • Dharamshala
  • 9,650 ft
  • Mid February - Mid November
  • Moderate | Level 2
  • 26 km
  • All Meals Included
  • 17
  • 65


Kareri Lake, a hidden treasure, invites you to embark on an unforgettable journey through the captivating landscapes of Himachal Pradesh. This alluring trek presents a harmonious fusion of adventure, serenity, and nature’s splendor, making it an ideal haven for trekkers of all kinds.

Initiating from the charming village of Kareri, the path unfolds amidst lush greenery and idyllic surroundings that will surely mesmerize. As you ascend through dense forests and winding trails, the panorama of snow-capped peaks and cascading waterfalls paints a mesmerizing tableau before your eyes.

At the heart of this expedition lies the serene Kareri Lake, cradled at an elevation of 9,650 feet. Its turquoise waters shimmer like a precious gem amidst the mountains, offering breathtaking views that evoke a deep sense of peace and connection with the natural world.

Spanning across 3 days, the Kareri Lake trek affords trekkers ample time to be immersed in the valley’s tranquility and capture stunning memories along the way. The thrill of camping beneath starlit skies, enveloped by the wonders of the Himalayas, adds a magical touch to the entire experience.

Embrace the captivating allure of Kareri Lake, a trek that promises an adventure that will remain etched in your memory, cherished moments that warm the heart, and a profound reverence for the grandeur of the outdoors. Immerse yourself in the magic of the mountains and weave memories that will accompany you on your journey through life.

Trek Highlights

  • Begin your adventure with a scenic drive from Dharamshala to Kareri Village, followed by an exciting trek to Liyoti
  • Traverse through a picturesque route, immersing in the beauty of the surrounding landscapes during the drive
  • Trek from Liyoti to the stunning Kareri Lake, where you'll be captivated by the serene lakeside campsite
  • Experience the tranquility of the lake's surroundings and revel in the breathtaking mountain views
  • Descend back to Kareri Village, cherishing the unforgettable memories of the trek


Altitude: Dharamshala – 4,750 ft
Altitude: Kareri Village – 5,900 ft
Altitude: Liyoti – 8,000 ft
Dharamshala to Kareri village: 2 hours (25 km) by taxi
Kareri village to Liyoti: 5 hours (6 Km) by trek

Begin with an exciting drive from Dharamshala to Kareri Village, passing through picturesque landscapes that set the tone for the adventure ahead.

Begin the trek from Kareri Village to Liyoti, immersing yourself in the serene beauty of the Himalayan foothills.

Traverse through enchanting forests, crossing wooden bridges over glistening streams, and relishing the tranquil ambiance of the wilderness.

Capture stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks and lush valleys, creating unforgettable moments for trekkers and nature enthusiasts alike.

The journey takes you through charming villages, offering glimpses into the local culture and way of life.

Arrive at the campsite in Liyoti, surrounded by nature’s grandeur, and unwind by the campfire under the starlit sky.

The day sets the perfect tone for the Kareri Lake trek, promising a remarkable experience in the lap of the Himalayas.

Altitude: Kareri Lake – 9,650 ft
Liyoti to Kareri Lake: 5 hours (7 km) by trek

Venture into an thrilling trek from Liyoti to Kareri Lake, delving deeper into the Himalayan wilderness and its awe-inspiring landscapes.

The trail leads through dense forests and enchanting meadows, offering trekkers a mesmerizing encounter with nature’s wonders.

Admire the majestic Dhauladhar range as you ascend, with its snow-clad peaks creating a breathtaking backdrop for the journey.

Reach the pristine Kareri Lake, nestled amidst the mountains, and be captivated by its tranquil and crystal-clear waters.

Set up camp lakeside, immersing in the serenity and beauty of the surroundings, an experience that truly rejuvenates the spirit

.Marvel at the reflections of the mountains in the still waters of the lake, creating a picturesque scene for trekkers to cherish.

The day presents an extraordinary trekking experience, where nature’s charm and adventure unite, leaving you with unforgettable memories of Kareri Lake.

Kareri Lake to Kareri Village: 6 hours (13 km) by trek
Kareri village to Dharamshala: 2 hours (25 km) by taxi

On last day, bid adieu to the serene Kareri Lake and begin the descent back to Kareri Village, reminiscing about the incredible journey.

Traverse through lush forests and picturesque landscapes, soaking in the final moments of the Himalayan adventure.

Relish the stunning vistas one last time, as you descend from the high-altitude wonder to the foothills below.

Arriving at Kareri Village, relish a sense of accomplishment, cherishing the memories of the captivating trek.

Gather with fellow trekkers, sharing stories and experiences that have forged lasting bonds during the expedition.

Prepare for the scenic drive back to Dharamshala, filled with contemplation and gratitude for nature’s grandeur.

Day 3 marks the end of the Kareri Lake trek, leaving you with cherished memories and a profound connection with the majestic Himalayas.


Trek Inclusions

  • Accommodation during the trek includes stay in base camp and tent stay
  • Accommodation on Triple/Quad sharing basis
  • Supporting Team - cooking staff, local guides, porters etc.
  • Supporting Gears for trek- tent, mattress, sleeping bag, toilet tent, crampons/micro spikes, and gaiters (as required)
  • Entry Permit Fee, Forest Fee, Camp Fee, and Guide Fee
  • Best Quality vegetarian food for breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, and dinner
  • Trekking with an experienced, english-speaking, and government-licensed trek guide and assistant trek guide
  • Mountaineering qualified & professional trek leaders
  • Certified First Aid assistance
  • Oxygen Cylinder (All Campsite and Trek leader)All government, local taxes, and service charges
  • INR 300 Travaura Cash
  • 24*7 Chat Assistance
  • Dedicated Customer Care Representative
  • 5% GST
  • Travaura Goodies
  • Your contribution toward nature (We promote sustainable tourism and thus dedicate a part of your trek charge towards amelioration of nature and its resources)

Trek Exclusions

  • Tips for guide, chef, porter, etc (calculated per person)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Offloading Charges
  • Local sightseeing and entrance fee, camera fee, etc
  • Extra meals apart from inclusions
  • Any other expenses incurred apart from inclusions
  • All personal, medical, evacuation, and emergency expenses like extra day stay or vehicle charges due to delays, landslides, and evacuation.
  • Any early return travel costs or accommodation except for the days as per the itinerary.
  • Any expenses for medical treatment of injury or accident before, during, or after the trek
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

Packing List

Before heading off on any trek, it is essential to make sure you have all the necessary gear and equipment. This packing list will help make sure you have everything you need for a successful and enjoyable trip.

Hiking pants or trousers
Shorts (for warmer days)
T-shirts (preferably moisture-wicking)
Fleece jacket or pullover
Waterproof and windproof jacket
Warm hat and gloves
Hiking boots (with good ankle support)
Socks (preferably wool or moisture-wicking)
Sandals or comfortable shoes (for when you’re not trekking)

Backpack (with rain cover)‚Äč
Trekking poles
Headlamp or flashlight (with extra batteries)
Sunglasses (with UV protection)
Sunscreen (with high SPF)
Water bottle or hydration system
Personal first aid kit (with basic medications, bandages, and blister pads)
Trekking map or guidebook
Whistle (for emergency situations)
Multi-tool or knife
Plastic bags (for trash and dirty clothes)

Optional Gear:
Camera and spare batteries
Portable charger for electronic devices
Insect repellent
Quick-drying towel
Earplugs (for sleeping)
Buff or scarf (for protection against dust and wind)
Portable water filter or purifier (in case of emergency)

Note: Keep in mind that you will have to carry all of your gear yourself during the trek, so it’s important to pack light and only bring what is necessary. It’s also a good idea to check the weather forecast and trail conditions before you leave to ensure that you have the appropriate gear and clothing for the conditions you will encounter.

Treknical Details

  • Dharamshala
  • 9,650 ft
  • Mid February - Mid November
  • Moderate | Level 2
  • 26 km
  • All Meals Included
  • 17
  • 65