9 days, 8 nights

The Dhauladhur’s, soaring dramatically above the Indian Plains, are breath taking. These majestic mountains are home to deep spiritual traditions and ancient traditional livelihoods. One of the outer ranges of the Hindu Kush Mountains, our Ekno Experience Trek to Kareri Lakeis a memorable introduction to the mighty Himalayas.

We’ll trek from the seat of Tibetan Buddhism, McleodGanj, to Kareri Lake, a high altitude grazing ground hidden in the Dhauladhur mountains. Along the way we’ll trek through Gaddi villages, the nomadic herders that have depended on these mountain slopes for centuries. We’ll stop for the herds of sheep and goats as they move up and down the mountains and explore the lovely villages hidden between the cliffs.

Our Ekno Experience Trek from McleodGanj to Kareri is not to be missed, accessible to a range of trekking experience levels.


DURATION 9 days, 8 nights
COST A$695 per person twin share
* Prices based on minimum 2 people with English speaking guide
LEVEL OF FITNESS REQUIRED Upper moderate to strenuous

*Trekking route can alter due to adverse weather conditions

Map Mcleodganj to Kareri Lake Trek

Additional information

Day 1

McLeod Ganj

Arrive in McleodGanj and check into our Guest House. We visit the Temple of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Namgyel Monastery, and the Tibet Museum. Spend the afternoon with your guide and porters learning about the route and making final preparations. Overnight McLeod Ganj
Day 2


We’ll depart early morning from McleodGanj, an altitude of 1780 m. We’ll walk for 11 km, approximately 5 hours, ending at Kareri Village Forest Rest House, an altitude of 2175 m. Overnight camp at Kareri Village Forest Rest House.
Day 3


Trek from Kareri Village to Lioti at 2915 metres. The trail passes through forests of oak, rhododendron, and pine and takes approximately 6 hours. Overnight Camp
Day 4

Kareri Lake

Trek from Lioti to Kareri Lake at 3200 metres. Kareri Lake is a common grazing spot for Gaddi shepherds as they head to the passes overhead. Our hike will take approximately 4 hours today.
Overnight Camp near Kareri lake
Day 5


Rise in time for the sunrise, it’s worth it. Today we’ll trek for approximately 4 hours in the steep descent fromfromKareri Lake to Bagga, located at 2500 meters.
Overnight Camp
Day 6


Today we trek from Bagga to Guna at 2600 meters. Approximately 6 hours of trekking. Overnight Camp
Day 7


Trek from Guna to Triund at 3350 meters. Approximately five hours of trekking today. Overnight Camp at Triund or stay in one of the guest houses.
Day 8

McLeod Ganj

Trek from Triund back to McLeod Ganj at 1780 meters. Approximately 4 hours. Overnight McLeod Ganj.
Day 9

McLeod Ganj

After breakfast, we stretch our legs on a half day sightseeing walk to the local villages of Bhagsu, and Dharamkot including a taxi to Naddi. After we return to McLeod Ganj, our arrangements end. We look forward to seeing you on another Ekno experience, soon.


2 nights accommodation in McleodGanj
2 breakfasts
Tour of McleodGanj, Bhagsu, and Dharamkot villages
6 nights trekking accommodation in tent, all food and guide and one porter for 7 days


Personal expenditure such as drinks, laundry service and souvenirs
Compulsory insurance of any kind

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