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 Dhauladhar range. The walk takes you through pristine Oak, Pine and Rhododendron forests. Kareri Lake is situated at an altitude of 3100m it is a shallow fresh water lake. This trek is great for the first time trekker and is a perfect introduction to the great ranges. Our trip begins from the laid back town of Mcleodganj. Apart from the fact that Mcleodganj is the headquarters for the Tibetan government in exile, it is also an amazing place to hang around with great food joints, small bakeries and lovely book shops. I have often enjoyed hanging around in Mcleod as the place has this fantastic energy to it and you never know who you run into maybe the Dalai Lama or even Richard Gere!!!