Kareri Lake Trek

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Overview

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Kareri Village and Camp at Rioti Camp (8038 feet) Duration: 4-5 hours

Day 02: Rioti to Kareri Lake (10170 feet) Duration: 4 hours

Day 03: Kareri Lake to Kareri Village |On to McLeodganj Duration: 6-7 hours

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Kareri Village and Camp at Rioti Camp (8038 feet) Duration: 4-5 hours

The day starts with an early morning pick up in pre-arranged shared cabs from Dharamshala bus stand at 6 AM. The 27 km journey from Dharamshala to Kareri village takes about 1.5 hours. Transportation cost is included in package. After this short journey, we would have breakfast at Kareri village. The trekkers would be given packed lunch and the trek starts at around 10 AM after briefing. One can catch a glimpse of beautiful farms and village huts during starting of the trek. Initial trek of 2 km is through under construction road. The forest trail starts after taking right turn from bridge on this road. The trail goes alongside the Nyund River. This river serves as source of water during whole trek. The river acts as our companion during the entire trek and the soothing sound of water gushing through the forest and over the rocks provides a meditating effect to the mind.

Forest trail is a steep climb. After taking lunch break enroute, we plan to reach the Rioti, camping site for first day. It is ideal place to camp due to flat area and availability of water. Snacks and Soup would be served at around 6 PM and dinner at 8. If weather permits, we would have bonfire.

Meals: Pack Lunch and Dinner

Day 02: Rioti to Kareri Lake (10170 feet) Duration: 4 hours

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Pack Lunch and Dinner

Day 03: Kareri Lake to Kareri Village |On to McLeodganj Duration: 6-7 hours

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.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Things to Know:

 

Inclusions

1. Safety Equipment

2. Services of a Trek Leader

3. Food as per menu on the trek

4. Services of Trek Guide, cook and helpers

5. Porters or mules for carrying common luggage

6. Stay in Camps/Homestay/Dome Tents, Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Mats

7. Facility to keep you extra luggage at the Reporting Base Camp

8. Forest Entry/Permissions/Permits and Camping Charges , if any

9. Experienced & Professional Guides, Group Insurance, First Aid and Certification on Completion. 

10. You can leave your luggage Safely at our Base Camp at no additional charges when you go for the trek and collect the same when you return the next day. 

11. Lockers & Wash and Change Facility available at the Base Camp

 

Exclusions

1. Meals during road journeys

2. Cost of any kind of travel insurance

3. Any expense not specified in the inclusion list

4. Transfer from you city to Reporting Base Camp & Return

5. Personal expenses towards tips, telephone calls, laundry, beverage, insurance etc.

6. It does not include any airfare or transportation or extra over and above the expedition plan.

7. It also does not include expenses towards medical exigencies and other emergencies, unforeseen handling costs due to weather disturbance, landslides, political unrest, changes in local unions/associations rules and situation beyond our control. However, all best possible assistance would be provided in case of exigencies. 

8. All applicable taxes

 

Activities Options

4,800 per person

Activity Policy detail

How to Join

Join Now Our participation process is very simple. You may book online to reserve your seat or call us at 8010 22 44 22 between 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM on any working day. Alternatively, you may email us at info@internationalyouthclub.org for booking and assistance.

 

You may Book Offline through NEFT or Direct Transfer by making the payment in below bank account: 

Bank Name: YES Bank 

Account Name: International Youth Club 

Account Number: 006188700000308 

IFSC Code: YESB0000061 

Branch: Saket, New Delhi 

 

You need to email NEFT/Transfer/Proof of deposit details at info@internationalyouthclub.org along with Expedition Name, Date of Reporting, Participant’s- Name, Mobile, Email, DOB, City and Gender in order to send you the confirmation within 48 working hours from our side.

 

Book Online by selecting the date in Trip Schedule

 

Cancellation Policy

1. We would love to host you, but in case you are unable to travel as planned and need to cancel your booking, do not worry. Our simple cancellation process makes sure you receive a quick confirmation and fast refunds.

2. Cancellation made before 30 Days – 70% Refund

3. Cancellation made within 30 to 15 Days – 50% Refund

4. Cancellation made after within 15 Days – No Refund

5. Rescheduling dates within the same trek – 20% of trek charges subject to availability

6. The applicable refund amount will be credited to you within 30 days after trek completion date