Kareri Lake Trek

Duration: 4 days / 3 nights

Starts at
5499 per person

Package Cost

₹ 5499 per person


  • Accommodation in Dome/Alpine Tents on triple sharing basis.
  • Trekking equipments: Kitchen tents,sleeping bags and sleeping mats
  • Meals: Food Cycle starts with Lunch on Day 1 and ends with pack breakfast on Day 4
  • Guide, cook and camp helpers
  • Bonfire at night (weather permitting)
  • Excursion to nearby hills
  • Pucca toilet+Tent Toilets (indian) at village + dry toilet pits at lake
  • Transportation: Sumo/alto, depending on the number of people


  • Any expenses of personal nature like phone call etc
  • Travel from Delhi to Mcleodganj
  • Any hotel accommodation in Mcleodganj
  • Extra food apart from mentioned above
  • Anything not mentioned above


Day 01: McLeodganj to Kareri Village Camp(17km by road | 2hrs - 8km trek | 5 hrs)

Reach Mcleodganj early in the morning by 0900 am; freshen up and have  quick tea/coffee. Then leave to Stobari by cab and then begin the Kareri Lake trek, and in its first phase, hike to the camp at Kareri Village. The climb is not difficult at all, and will take you through dense but beautiful pine jungles. As you tread along the trail for 4-5 hours, you will pass by a number of small villages. Most of the journey involves trekking down the mountains, and only the last part has some climbing. The village you are walking towards is atop a ridge, and has an altitude of around 5905 feet.


Day 02: Kareri Village Camp to Rioti Camp(6km | 4hrs)

Upon waking up, start the next section of Kareri Lake trekking, and gear up for a tough climb. Today you will walk for anywhere between 4 and 5 hours, but the journey will be highly rewarding. The path goes along a narrow mountainous river, named Fund, which will have to be crossed again and again. Some crossings consist of makeshift bridges while others will have to be negotiated by walking on riverine boulders. Your campsite for the night will be beautiful and velvety alpine grassland, which has an elevation of approximately 8038 feet above sea level.


Day 03: Rioti to Kareri Lake (10170 feet)(5km | 4hrs)

What follows is the most important part of Kareri Lake trekking tour as it will take you to your final destination of the hike. The ensuing 4 hours of treading along the mountains will take you to the base of Minkiani Pass, where the lake is situated. This is also the most scenic part of the entire trip, and once you start walking, you will know why. You will first walk on a narrow, rocky and muddy track, lined with thickly forested mountains on one side, and a river gorge on the other. As the region is not too high, you will see coniferous as well as deciduous trees along the way. High above the ground, the mountains may be obscured by clouds.

As you continue your Kareri Lake trek, you will keep gaining altitude, and the vegetation will start becoming less dense. After a while, you will be walking on quite a rough trail. You will now tread along another rocky river, and the altitude of the region will result in the disappearance of deciduous trees. Only towering spruces and firs along with lush grass will be seen. Here the clouds may be right at the surface, and you might get the opportunity to pass through them. The campsite for this night will be another enchanting meadow, and from here you will be able to see Minkiani Pass, Baleni Pass and a valley below.


Day 04: Kareri Lake to Kareri Village |On to McLeodganj(11km | 7hrs)

This day, you end Kareri Lake trekking, and hike down to a place known as Ghera. First, you will trek down along the river and coniferous forests of firs and spruce, and as you lose elevation, the vegetation will keep becoming denser. After you lose a significant amount of elevation, tall deodar trees will start appearing, and the grass will become lush. At Ghera, you will board a Jeep and drive all the way to McLeodganj.

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