You can choose to take a bus or taxi to Kareri Village. Keep note that there are only two buses that leave for Kareri Village from Dharamshala in the morning. Taxis run all day long from the Ex-Service Men Taxi Stand at Dharamshala and leave you at Kareri Village in two hours.Accommodation at Kareri Village: Those who wish to spend a night at Kareri Village can stay at the Forest Rest House. There are hardly any shops here, so you will have to buy all that you need from Ghera, a village enroute Kareri from Dharamshala. Contact number for Kareri Forest Rest House: 097365 25486.
This is where you should ideally spend your first night on the way to Kareri Lake. Nice, clean and good food! The caretaker is helpful too.