You can drive to Kareri village. It is a 20 km drive from Dharamsala bus stand and takes about 1.5 hours. The road is ‘OK’ till Ghera village, after that there is an unsettled road till Kareri village. You will have to hire a cab as local busses do not go till Kareri. Kareri Lake is 12 km from Kareri Village.
BEST TIME FOR KARERI LAKE TREK
Kareri Lake trek is com-at-able for the most part of the year except for when it snows heavily in the months of January and February. Kareri lake trek is also the base camp for the Minkani Pass trek and Lam Dal trek.
KARERI LAKE TREK
We have designed a 2N/3D Kareri Lake Trek that can be easily done over a weekend.
Camping in Kareri
A very easy 1N/2D camping trip from Dharamsala to Kareri village.
DURATION : 2N / 3D
BEST TIME: MARCH TO JUNE AND OCT TO DECEMBER
Day 01: Bhagsunag – Riyoti Village
Transfer by road to Kareri village(2-hour drive on a rough road by tata sumo). Start the trek from Kareri village and walk up to Riyoti village ( 6 km). It is 3.5 hours of walk from Kareri village to Riyoti. Camp overnight at Riyoti Village.
Day 02: Riyoti-Kareri Lake 3 hours walk.
Trek from Riyoti village to kareri lake, is a 7km walk from Riyoti village to the lake and takes about 4 hours. Camp overnight besides Karei lake. Rest of the day to relax.
Day 03: Kareri Lake-Riyoti-Kareri village – Dharamsala
5 hours downhill walk & 2-hour drive
Leave after an early breakfast. It is a steep downhill exhausting walk for 4 hours to kareri village. Transfer from Kareri village to Dharamsala by Tata sumos.
GRADE: VERY EASY
BEST TIME: JAN-JUNE & OCT-DEC
DAY 01: DHARAMSALA TO KARERI VILLAGE: Transfer by road to Kareri village(2-hour drive on a rough road by tata sumo). Start the trek from Kareri village and walk up to Harnala ( 2km walk ). It is a 40min walk from Kareri village to Harnala. Camp overnight at Harnala.
DAY 02: KARERI VILLAGE TO DHARAMSALA: After breakfast at camp in Harnala start walking towards Kareri village, transfer by road to Dharamsala (2-hour drive on a rough road by tata sumo).