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    Kareri Lake Winter Trek

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    • 0 (Double Sharing)
    • 0 (Extra Transport)
    • 350 (Travel Insurance)
    • 1500 (Bag Portage)

    ₹7500(5% Off)

    7500(5% Off)

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    • Days

      3

    • Grade

      Moderate

    • Distance

      30 km

    • Altitude

      3200Mt

    • Region

      Himachal Pradesh

    • Max. Group Size

      10

    • Start Point

      Dharamshala

    • End Point

      Dharamshala

    • Suitable For

      Beginners

    • Service Category

      Backpacking

    Description

    At an altitude of 3200 meters above the sea level, to the south of Dharamshala in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh lies a picturesque small glacial kareri lake. Kareri Lake is a high altitude, shallow, fresh water lake nestled around the Dhauladhar mountain ranges of Himachal Pradesh. Kareri Lake serves as a base for trekking further into the Dhauladhar and onward from Kangra to Chamba and Bharmour via the Minkiani Pass and Baleni Pass.

    The melting snow glacier from the Dhauladhar range serves as the main source of the lake and its outflow stream nyund, hence the water visibility in the Lake is very high. The trail to Kareri Lake is quite serene as it passes through the forest of Rhododenderon (State Flower of Himachal Pradesh), oak , pine tree and various water streams. The Lake remains frozen from mid January to March during the winter months when only exclusive Snow trek is possible to the lake and during summer the surrounding meadows are rich in grass.

    The trek offers richer and tranquil experience to the trekker. This moderate difficulty trek, good for both beginners and experienced trekkers.

     

    Itinerary

    DAY 1 – DHARAMSHALA – KARERI VILLAGE – RIOTI

    Arrival at Dharamsala bus stand, meet and greet our crazy team after a quick briefing by the crazy team we will drive by car to Kareri Village. On arrival at village freshly cooked Breakfast will be served, Kareri is beautiful serene village. After Breakfast we will start the trek to Rioti, which is our first base. It’s an easy to moderate trek of around 4-5 hours. Packed lunch will be served en route to Rioti. Walking through Oak forest we will reach Riyoti (Liyoti) and will set our camps next to beautiful Liund stream which rises from the lake. Overnight camping and dinner at Rioti.

    DAY 2 – RIOTI- KARERI LAKE- RIOTI

    After an early breakfast in the morning we start our trek to Kareri lake. Today we will trek for 5 km to reach the Kareri lake, it’s a moderate trek of 3 hours. We reach Kareri Lake by noon and spend a couple of hours at this white lake. The lake in winters is covered in snow and is partly or completely frozen depending on the time of year. After enjoying mesmerizing views of Dhauladhars and Kareri Lake at 3200m, we return back to our camping ground at Riyoti. Lake is usually snow covered and camping becomes difficult in winters. Overnight camping and dinner at Rioti.

    DAY 3 – RIOTI TO DHARAMSHALA

    This is our last day of the amazing trek. The day will be long but as we will be descending mostly it won’t be tough /hard on the trekker. After Breakfast, we trek back to the village. On reaching Village, we have our lunch and later we drive back to Dharamshala. This will mark the end of a short, adventurous and rejuvenating trek only to keep the memories going of this amazing trek to the Kareri Lake.

    Departure Dates

    DATE STATUS
    14th DEC to 16th DEC CLOSING
    30th DEC to 01st JAN CLOSING
    12th JAN to 14th JAN AVAILABLE
    26th JAN to 28th JAN AVAILABLE
    09th FEB to 11th FEB AVAILABLE

    Cost Terms

    Inclusions:

    • Accommodation (Camping / Village Homes)
    • Meals while on trek (Veg + Eggs)
    • Trek equipment’s (Waterproof Good Quality Tents, Clean Sleeping bags, Ground Mattress, Kitchen Tent, Ration, Utensils, Toilet Tents)
    • Mountaineering qualified & professional Trek Leader, Local Guide and Support Staff.
    • All kitchen equipment, ration, cook and helpers.
    • First-Aid Medical kits.
    • Camping toilet tent.
    • Portage of equipment and tents.
    • All necessary permits and entry fees (Forest and Local).
    • Transport from Dharamshala to Kareri Village and back.

    Exclusions:

    • Any other service not mentioned above.
    • Any refreshment, snacks, energy drinks for personal use.
    • Insurance
    • Food during the transit.
    • Any additional portage / mule for personal luggage.
    • Any tips or gratitude.
    • GST (5%)

    Cancellation Policy:

    • Up to 30 Days :- 90% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.
    • Between 21 – 30 Days :- 60% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.
    • Between 20 – 11 Days :- 30% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.
    • Less than 10 Days :- No refund.

    Important Note:

    • THIS IS A GROUP PRICE. TREKKERS ARE REQUESTED TO REPORT AT DHARAMSHALA BY 09:30 a.m. FAILING WHICH THE GROUP WILL MOVE AND ANY ADDITIONAL COST INCURRED FOR ADDITIONAL GUIDE OR VEHICLE WILL HAVE TO BE BORNE BY THE TREKKERS.
    • We expect all our trekkers to maintain cleanliness at the campsite and throughout the trail. Please do not litter around and if possible, collect garbage on the way and dispose it off at proper sites. Please also enjoy responsibly and do not disturb fellow trekkers while on trek.
    • Any additional costs due to weather / unforeseen situations, will have to be borne by the traveller.
    • Our team reserves the right to change the plan in case there is danger involved for the group or whenever the trek leader deem it necessary.
    • Final word of the trek leaders will have to followed by all the members.
    • No show and trek changes/cancellation due to bad weather or natural calamity will be non-refundable.
    • Minimum 06 trekkers needed to run this tour. If this minimum number is not met, trekkers can take on this trek after additional cost or else we will cancel the trek and make full refund.

    All meals will be cooked in hygienic and good quality cooking medium. Any allergies / special requirements must be informed beforehand.

    RISKS & PRECAUTIONS

    Every adventure has its own set of risks and precaution one needs to take.

    Kareri Lake Trek is a beginners easy to moderate grade trek. But the same makes it risky because many first timers come who are unaware of the basic risks in adventure.

    Risks in a fine weather day can be pain in the legs due to fatigue, injury due to slip or fall. Mountains can also present harsher climates which include heavy storm and rainfall, snowfall etc. They may add risk to the route.

    Precautions for Kareri Lake Trek

    • Most important thing is that you plan for the worst, go with a local guide and listen to instructions at all times.
    • Stick to the main route as much as possible. Locals may be using shortcuts because they know the place inside out and are used to the terrain.
    • Consumption of alcohol or other intoxicants should be strictly avoided.
    • Water intake should be kept high.
    • It is not advisable to trek or leave the camp too far after sunset.
    • Avoid going near steep unmarked slopes.
    • Stop for clicking pictures. Do not go to the edge for clicking selfies.
    • While giving way to the mules that pass-by, always and always stand to the mountain side.

    Video Gallery

    Equipment & Gears

    What to Carry

    • Backpack up to 30L
    • One Thick Jacket
    • Shoe with a Good Grip
    • Woolen Socks
    • Torch
    • Cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Water Bottle
    • Personal Medicines
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Toilet Paper
    • Rain Cover / Poncho

    What is Provided

    • Sleeping Tents
    • Ground Sheet
    • Sleeping Bags
    • Kitchen Equipment & Utensils
    • Dry Pit Style Tented Toilet

    Map

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    What is the Number of Staff Members with the Group?

    One trek leader, one guide, one cook & around 15 to 20 helpers and porters, that makes a total staff of around 20 to 25 professionally qualified / locals accompanying 15 to 18 trekkers.

    How we manage emergency situations?

    Our team is aware of high attitude problems and we carry whole first-aid kit and necessary medicines with our backpack. Our team is trained and always present to manage emergency situations. Oxygen cylinder remains with the group in all our treks over 3500 meters altitude.

    Also, team has a right to change the plan in case there is danger involved for the group or whenever the trek leader deem it necessary. Final word of the trek leaders will have to be followed by all the members.

    Is Diamox advisable?

    No, Diamox is not advisable. Best is to naturally acclimatize to the altitude. If you want use so please consult your doctor before use.

    If I am the only girl in trek, so is it safe?

    Yes, our first priority is to provide the safety environment for all trekkers. Girls’ safety and comfort is of foremost importance to us. Even our allocation of tents and rooms is made on the basis of female to male ratio in the group.

    I can’t carry my bag, can anyone carry it for me?

    Yes, you can offload your bag. But you should intimate us at least 15 days in advance, so that we will arrange the portage your your bag accordingly.

    What type of food is served during a trek?

    We always serve vegetarian food during the trek with a choice of eggs sometimes, as per the trek menu. However, on certain trails and private groups, we can add non-vegetarian options on custom basis.

    Should I bring my personal medicines with me?

    Yes, it is always advisable. We only carry basic first aid medicines. Also, where our team helps in emergency situations. In no way, one can replace a physician. If you have been specially prescribed some medicines, please do bring them along.

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