Ever since I started following mountain stories I learnt about this place called ‘Dharamshala’. Dharamshala being home to Dalai Lama, is also a popular hippie place among people in and around Delhi. Now if you ask me what made me travel to this place!!! Answer would be, Rain! Dharamshala is known to receive maximum rainfall among all places in Himachal Pradesh in the month of July-August. Due to which if you follow some blogs, videos or news , they definitely suggest you to avoid visiting Dharamshala during monsoons (which became obvious reason for me to explore this part of Himachal Pradesh during this very time).
While looking for some less explored places in and around Dharamshala, I came across this beautiful village called Kareri, which is approximately 30kms from Dharamshala. Kareri Village is also starting point for Kareri Lake trek.
So let me tour you through this breathtaking village and lake!
My short itinerary for Kareri Lake Trek –
Day 0 :
I boarded an overnight bus from Majnu ka Tila in Delhi for Dharamshala. It took around 12 hours to reach Dharamshala(since it was raining throughout, in best case you can reach Dharamshala in 10.5 hours).
After reaching Dharamshala around 10am, I took help from one of the locals to reach Kareri Village. Drive from Dharamshala to Kareri Village takes around 1.5 hours. Groh, Chadi and Ghera are the villages on the way from Dharamshala to Kareri village. Roads are in terrible condition after Ghera or you can say there are no proper roads after this point. But views throughout definitely compensates for everything!
Here is some glimpse :