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Kareri Lake, Kangra

#5 of 9 in Nature in Kangra District
Water Body · Nature / Park
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. Snow melting from the Dhauladhar range serves as the source of the lake and a stream, Nyund is the outflow. Since the source is fresh melting snow and the lake is shallow, water visibility is very high and in most places, the lake bed can be seen.

Kareri lake is best known for being a trekking destination in the Dhauladhars. The lake remains frozen from early December to March–April. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Shakti on a hilltop overlooking the lake. A few Gaddi kothis are present on the other side of the lake, an area which is used by the gaddis as a grazing ground for their animals. Kareri Lake serves as a base for trekking further into the Dhauladhar and onward to Chamba and Bharmour via the Minkiani Pass (4250m) and Baleni Pass (3710m).

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  • We booked our trek with; Contact-8146654329 all inclusive package. Everything was nicely managed by travel monk. Dharamshala Pickup & Drop. hike to Kareri Lake was great. Food was...  more »
  • We highly recommend this trek. Offbeat and less crowded. We trekked with . everything was managed by them 3D-2N Package EX-Dharamshala, incl Trek, Guide Stay, Food and Bus stand...  more »
  • The lake is covered with snow around It is situated in the middle of the mountains and the view is just amazing
  • Beautiful trek route, friendly shepherds and gushing river leading to a serene lake. Must visit.
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