INDRAHAR PASS AND KARERI LAKE

Himachal Pardesh

price from 18000/- /Person

Cultural or historical interest
Located high between the ranges of Dhauladhar is the perfect elliptical glacial lake – Kareri Dal. While majority of the backpackers are seen flocking to Triund or Indrahar Pass circuit, this short tr
Languages
Himachali , Hindi
Geography
Duration : 8 days Trekking Days : 7 Days Altitude : Indrahar Pass (4420m)
Climate
Round The Year Best Time Season : May-Jun, Sep-Oct

INDRAHAR PASS And KARERI LAKE

in Himachal Pardesh

About INDRAHAR PASS And KARERI LAKE

Idrahar Pass & Kareri Lake Location: Kangra valley, Himachal Pradesh Duration : 8 days Trekking Days : 7 Days Altitude : Indrahar Pass (4420m) GRADE: Moderate (with a long Pass day) SEASON: May-Jun, Sep-Oct Located high between the ranges of Dhauladhar is the perfect elliptical glacial lake – Kareri Dal. While majority of the backpackers are seen flocking to Triund or Indrahar Pass circuit, this short trek to Kareri Lake makes for a richer and quieter experience. During summer, the pasture lands are rich, with green nutritious grass and an array of wild flowers. The local village of Kareri sits snug below, against the backdrop of the mighty Dhauladhar ridge. There are a few vantage points in between, from where one can see several local settlements.

Day Itinerary

  • Day 1
    REACH MCLEODGANJ (2000M)
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    We will all meet in McLeodganj and check into the hotel. The day can be spent exploring this beautiful hill town. One can take a stroll in the local market and visit the monastery. Overnight in a hotel.
  • Day 2
    MCLEODGANJ (2000M) – STOWAR – KARERI VILLAGE (1800M) DRIVE/7 KMS & TREK/5 HRS
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    After breakfast we will take a short drive to Stowari, starting point of our trek. Today we will initially climb down to Bhote Khola and Ghera village and from there climb up to Kareri village. Today's hike is through an interesting forest of oak, rhododendron and pine. We will camp at a convenient and scenic location and towards evening explore the village and meet up with the local inhabitants. Overnight in tents.
  • Day 3
    KARERI VILLAGE – KARERI LAKE (2900M) TREK/5-6 HRS
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    It's again a day of moving through forest of spruce, oak & rhododendron. After hiking for a couple of hours where we move along Kareri nullah we will reach the beautiful meadow of Harote. After a short rest we hike for another 3-4 hours to reach the high altitude lake. The lake is a small in size but is scenically situated at the base of Minkiani pass. We camp next to the lake and spend the evening relaxing by the lakeside. For people wanting more action there are various options for further exploration. We will visit the Shiva temple here. Overnight in tents.
  • Day 4
    KARERI LAKE (2900M) – KARERI VILLAGE (1800M) TREK/15 KMS/5-6 HRS
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    After a leisurely breakfast we will climb up to various vantage points to enjoy some outstanding views. One can climb up a for bit today depending upon endurance and availability of time. From these vantage points, there are great views of Dhauladar, Pin Panjal and other mountains in Himachal and the underlying valleys. We will head back to the camp post our exploration, have an early lunch and descend to Kareri village. Overnight in tents.
  • Day 5
    KARERI VILLAGE (1800M) – DHARAMKOT (2100M) TREK/6 HRS
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    The day begins with a long descent to the Bhote Khola. There are fine views of the Kangra valley along the trail. We will pass the villages of Roa and Bal. From Bal we ascend to the ridge leading to Dharamkot. Today's hike is overall a very pleasant one with fine views of the Dhauladhars and the vast Indian plains. Overnight in tents.
  • Day 6
    DHARAMKOT (2100M) – LAKA GOT (3300M) TREK/4-5 HRS
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    Now we are on the main trail leading to the pass. Today we will again hike through forest of oak and rhododendron to reach Laka Got, which is a good camping site. Alternately we can hike for some more time and camp at Lahesh caves. Laka Got is a big alpine meadow which marks the start of boulder and scree fields. Along the trail we are likely to meet the gaddi shepherds who inhabit the region and get to interact with them and know more about their way of life. Overnight in tents.
  • Day 7
    LAKA GOT (3300M) – INDRAHAR PASS (4420M) – LAKA GOT (3300M) TREK/7-8 HRS
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    Today is the big day! We scale the pass and get back to our campsite by evening time. It's going to be a long and exhausting day but we are going to be more than suitably rewarded for our effort. We have an early breakfast and start hiking through steep scree terrain to reach Lahesh caves.
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    From the caves to the pass it is a completely uphill hike and we are going to take about 3-4 hrs to make it to the top. The route can become slightly technical at certain points depending upon the snow conditions but our guides will be there to assist you throughout so there's nothing that you need to be concerned about.
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    On top of the pass you will surely feel like being on top of the world with outstanding views all around. You get views of the snow-capped peaks of Pir Panjal range, Mani Mahesh, Kailash peak and the underlying Kangra valley. After taking pictures and soaking in the views we will hike back to the campsite. Overnight in tents.
  • Day 8
    LAKA GOT (3300M) – MCLEODGANJ (1800M) TREK/4-5 HRS
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    After breakfast we return to McLeodganj via Triund. Trek ends here. One is free to stay in McLeodganj or continue with their onward journey.

Cost Include


• 2 guides for the group of maximum 14 trekkers so 1 guide for 7 group members. This will ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek. All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
• Accommodation (hotel or Guest house or home stay or camping).
• Good quality camping arrangements.
we believe that roughing it out necessarily doesn’t mean sleeping in smelly sleeping bags, compromising on safety by using low quality equipment and having unappetizing meals. We focus on your safety, basic comforts and the environment while camping. Keeping this is mind, the following equipment is provided on the trek.
• 3/4 season imported alpine tents ,sleeping bag , mattresses , Hot water bottles in the night (during the trek), Camping stools, Mess Tent, Toilet tents.
• All meals starting from dinner on Day 1 till breakfast on last day. A lot of emphasis is given to nutritional needs and a menu of vegetarian dishes is prepared accordingly. Tea/coffee will be served throughout.
• Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment & rations.
• Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee (if any).
• First aid kit (our guides are certified in handling first aid situations).
• Service Tax
• Transport



Cost Exclude


• Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag.
• Any meals/services not mentioned above.
• Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
• Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
• Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
• Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
• Insurance.
• OTHER OPTIONAL CHARGES.
• Charges for a porter/mule to carry personal bag throughout the trek (not more than 10 kgs.).