Bird Watching Kareri Lake

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Kareri Lake: Located high between the ranges of Dhauladhar is the perfect elliptical glacial lake – Kareri Lake. 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. There are a few vantage points in between, from where one can see several local settlements.

The trek from here is an all ascending trail through holly oak and spruce forests. There is an easy glacial crossing over the stream running down from Kareri Lake during early summer. As you reach the secluded meadows of Harote, Kareri Lake is another 4 km trek up the narrow valley along the stream. Once at the lake side, you are at the base of Minkiani (Mankiani) and Bleni Passes. There is a lot one can explore from this campsite if time permits. Overall, this is an ideal Himalayan trek that can be wrapped up over a weekend.

Theses high altitude pastures and forest around lake are the ideal habitat for high altitude birds i.e. Snow Cock, Koklas Pheasent, Himalayan Monal, Western Tragopan, Snow Pigeon etc.


Package Duration : 5 Days / 4 Night

Best Time: 1st October-15th March (Winter)


  • Deluxe Lodge/Camping on twin sharing basic at Pong Lake
  • *Ranking hotel on twin sharing basic at Mcleodganj.
  • All Meals
  • Birding Guide
  • Trekking Guide
  • Birding Guide Book
  • Rain Gear
  • Binocular
  • All Taxi Transfers