Arrival In Mcleodganj
On arrival in McLeodganj, transfer to your lodging and take rest. McLeodganj is a beautiful town about 6570 feet above sea level. It is blessed with a subtropical highland climate, which keeps the weather pleasant and cool. Amazing natural beauty and the prominent Tibetan Buddhist culture keep the place full of tourists. This day is free for you to explore the wonderful hill station, and some of the places you can visit are Namgyal Monastery and Bhagsunag Temple.
Mcleodganj To Kareri Village Camp
Early in the morning, begin the Kareri Lake trek, and in its first phase, hike to the camp at Kareri Village. The climb is not difficult at all, and will take you through dense but beautiful pine jungles. As you tread along the trail for 4-5 hours, you will pass by a number of small villages. Most of the journey involves trekking down the mountains, and only the last part has some climbing. The village you are walking towards is atop a ridge, and has an altitude of around 5905 feet.
Kareri Village Camp To Lioti
Upon waking up, start the next section of Kareri Lake trekking, and gear up for a tough climb. Today you will walk for anywhere between 4 and 5 hours, but the journey will be highly rewarding. The path goes along a narrow mountainous river, named Liund, which will have to be crossed again and again. Some crossings consist of makeshift bridges while others will have to be negotiated by walking on riverine boulders. Your campsite for the night will be beautiful and velvety alpine grassland, which has an elevation of approximately 8038 feet above sea level.
Lioti To Kareri Lake
What follows is the most important part of Kareri Lake trekking tour as it will take you to your final destination of the hike. As you continue your Kareri Lake trek, you will keep gaining altitude, and the vegetation will start becoming less dense. After a while, you will be walking on quite a rough trail. Only towering spruces and firs along with lush grass will be seen. T he campsite for this night will be another enchanting meadow, and from here you will be able to see Minkiani Pass, Baleni Pass and a valley below.
Kareri Lake To Ghera
This day, you end Kareri Lake trekking, and hike down to a place known as Ghera. First you will trek down along the river and coniferous forests of firs and spruce, and as you lose elevation, the vegetation will keep becoming denser. After you lose a significant amount of elevation, tall deodar trees will start appearing, and the grass will become lush. At Ghera, you will board a Jeep and drive all the way to McLeodganj.