Explore The Pristine and Beautiful Lake: The Kareri Lake Trek
Kareri Lake is an alpine high altitude lake perched at an elevation of 2,934m in Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh. Kareri lake is the known trekking destination in the Dhauladhars and recommended to both beginners and experienced trekkers.
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Kareri Lake also serves as a gateway to other treks in the Dhauladhars, the Chamba and Bharmour via Minkani Pass.
The best time to visit the Lake is August to February. The lake gets frozen in winters. In springtime, the lush green forests around the lake bloom and place a clear picture of the surroundings. In monsoon, the trail gets muddy and slippery so, it is advised not to visit the lake.
For the Kareri Lake trek, you have to reach Dharamshala first. It is your choice you can start this trek from Dharamshala or Mcleodganj (2km from Dharamshala)
By Air: Take a direct flight from Delhi to Dharamshala. The nearest is the Gaggal Airport which is at a distance of 13km from Dharamshala. You will easily get a cab or local bus from outside the airport to reach Dharamshala or Mcleodganj.
By Train: The nearest railway station is at Pathankot which is 85km away from Dharamshala. There are a lot of trains available from Delhi to Pathankot. An overnight journey will be a good option. You can easily find cabs or buses who are willing to take you to Dharamshala.
By Bus: Take direct buses from Delhi and Chandigarh to reach Dharamshala and Mcleodganj.
Some trekking tips :
• Carry minimum weight and travel light.
• Always carry minimum cash with you as you won't find a lot of ATMs there.
• Do not litter. Keep the lake and surroundings clean.
• Book your package with a good travel company