River Crossing, Jungle Trails, Snow Treks - You have it all in Kareri Lake Trek.

Tripoto
14th May 2019
Photo of River Crossing, Jungle Trails, Snow Treks - You have it all in Kareri Lake Trek. by Barsa Das

Kareri Lake is a high altitude, shallow, fresh water lake south of the Dhauladhar range approximately 9 km North West of Dharamsala in Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh. Its surface is 2934 metres above the sea level and this first week of May I along with my friends decided to trek this summit.

Day 1

Chandigarh - Mcleodganj

We took a bus from Chandigarh ISBT (Sector 43) at around 11 in the night and reached Dharamshala at 4 in the morning. After witnessing the beautiful sunrise along Dhauladhar we took another bus from Dharamshala ISBT to Mcleodganj. A 30 minutes walk from the bus station and we reached our Hostel and had a full day of good sleep and Mcleodganj exploration.

Mcleodganj

Photo of McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Barsa Das

No Trash Trip

Photo of McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Barsa Das

Hostel Mclavie

Photo of McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Barsa Das
Photo of McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Barsa Das
Photo of McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Barsa Das

Walk towards your destination whenever you can. Saves you money, is good for your health and no environment pollution.

Photo of McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Barsa Das
Day 2

Mcleodganj - Kareri Village

To be very honest I don't think this day of of walking towards Kareri Village from Mcleodganj is a very interesting day because most of the trail is concrete road and you get occasional decent along jungle trails and accent along pine forest to reach 2000 metres.

Photo of Kareri, Himachal Pradesh, India by Barsa Das
Photo of Kareri, Himachal Pradesh, India by Barsa Das
Photo of Kareri, Himachal Pradesh, India by Barsa Das
Photo of Kareri, Himachal Pradesh, India by Barsa Das
Photo of Kareri, Himachal Pradesh, India by Barsa Das
Photo of Kareri, Himachal Pradesh, India by Barsa Das

We reached Kareri Village at around lunch time and spent the rest of the day exploring the village.

Campsite

Photo of River Crossing, Jungle Trails, Snow Treks - You have it all in Kareri Lake Trek. by Barsa Das
Photo of River Crossing, Jungle Trails, Snow Treks - You have it all in Kareri Lake Trek. by Barsa Das

I will adopt a mountain dog one day

Photo of River Crossing, Jungle Trails, Snow Treks - You have it all in Kareri Lake Trek. by Barsa Das

Kareri Village

Photo of River Crossing, Jungle Trails, Snow Treks - You have it all in Kareri Lake Trek. by Barsa Das
Photo of River Crossing, Jungle Trails, Snow Treks - You have it all in Kareri Lake Trek. by Barsa Das
Day 3

Kareri Village - Reoti Valley - Kareri Lake - Reoti Valley

This day is the hardest. We covered a total of 18 Km which included walking along a river, jungle trails, crossing a river, trekking along a snowy slope, sliding down a slope.

Photo of Kareri Lake, Kareri, Himachal Pradesh by Barsa Das

Reoti Valley

Photo of Kareri Lake, Kareri, Himachal Pradesh by Barsa Das

Trekked along this river till Reoti Valley.

Photo of Kareri Lake, Kareri, Himachal Pradesh by Barsa Das
Photo of Kareri Lake, Kareri, Himachal Pradesh by Barsa Das

We covered around 8 Km to reach Reoti Valley Campsite. Having our lunch we started off for the lake hoping to get back before it gets dark. Though I slip split my legs in the dark we reached back safely.

Photo of River Crossing, Jungle Trails, Snow Treks - You have it all in Kareri Lake Trek. by Barsa Das

Kareri Lake

Photo of River Crossing, Jungle Trails, Snow Treks - You have it all in Kareri Lake Trek. by Barsa Das
Photo of River Crossing, Jungle Trails, Snow Treks - You have it all in Kareri Lake Trek. by Barsa Das
Photo of River Crossing, Jungle Trails, Snow Treks - You have it all in Kareri Lake Trek. by Barsa Das
Day 4

Reoti Valley - Kareri Village - Mcleodganj - Dharamshala - Chandigarh.

The headline says it all :)

Overall it's a easy trek but the only tricky part is walking on snowy slopes and crossing a river.
P.S : Remember to have a "No Trash Trip".

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