Sun. Nov 28th, 2021

Mysterious Himachal

Land of God & Faith

Kareri Lake – Serene lake with Mighty Mountains

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 is about 2934 metres above the sea level. 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. Kareri Lake (also known as Kumarwah Lake) is a high altitude, shallow, fresh water lake. High above the mountains, free from all the bandwidth frequencies KARERI LAKE is the perfect place to get in touch with the beauty of nature and yourself.

Kareri Lake is formed by the inflow of melted waters from the Mankiani Peak. Surrounded by mountains dotted with alpine trees, the Kareri Lake serves as a base for trekkers hitting the trailing tracks deep into the Dhauladhar range and beyond towards Minkiani Pass at 4,250 meters and Baleni Pass at 3,710 meters. 

The trek to Kareri Lake is one of the most beautiful alpine treks in Himachal Pradesh that cut across several gushing streams and passes through lush green meadows, wild and colourful orchards and thick forest that is a home to numerous Himalayan bird and animal species. Further, the journey also encounters many shepherd villages and small hamlets inhabited by the local gaddis. One of the major attractions in its vicinity is the temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Shakti on a hilltop overlooking the lake. Moreover, you will also come across several gaddi kothis and cattle grazing farms.