This is a fine trek passing through innumerable streams, rivulets, deep and dense jungle with rich fauna and flora in the villages of Dhauladhars.
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This is a fine trek passing through innumerable streams, rivulets, deep and dense jungle with rich fauna and flora. Villages along the route are located on steep slopes. The yellow and green terraced fields that interspaced them are a photographer’s delight. Like other high passes this pass provides a very scenic view of both Kangra and Chamba valleys and offers distant view of the Middle Himalaya.
Highest Altitude : Minikiani Pass (4250 mtrs)
Day 1: Mcleodganj to Kareri village (1800mts) 13 kms.
This 13 km trek is smooth and enjoyable. It passes through the DalLake nestled in most natural scenic grandeur and surrounding by thick deodars,junipers, rhododendrons and thin variety of oaks. The road to the left of the lake turns to Satobari hereafter, a wide stony trail descends through a thick forest.
This trail meets a hanging wooden bridge over the Gaj River at Ghera. From here, there is steady climb of about 3km., which later joins a mule track allowing an easy walk up to Kareri. Thick pine forest makes the whole trek very refreshing and picturesque.
Dhauladhar range looks majestic from here. One can view Gag and Bhimghasutri passes from a very close distance.
Day 2: Kareri Village to Kareri Lake (3200mts.) 13 kms.
Kareri Lake is at a low altitude and is an easier trek. It is frequented mostly by Gujjars and Gaddis from the nearby villages because of extensive pasturelands. Clusters of dense conifers and different kinds of perennial flowers are a rare treat offered by this place.
Day 3: Kareri Lake to Minkiani Pass (4250mts.) and back to Kareri Lake.
Three hours of steady and stiff climbing over snowy and steep rocks takes one to Minkiani pass. The route is clear in the beginning and ascends gradually but become steep half way up to the pass requiring a climb over hard snow and boulders.
Day 4: Kareri Lake to Ghera and Ghera to Mcleodganj by cab.
This 13km downhill walk on an easy grade will take you to Kareri village. The route is well marked and descends along the stream. After reaching Kareri village further 35km journey to Mcleodganj will be in cab via Ghera and Dharamshala.
- Transport cost for private departures
- All vegetarian meals beginning with breakfast
- Porter/mules for client baggage (one bag per client not weighing more than 15 kgs)
- Camping equipment
- Professional guide
Not Included :
- Any meals/services not mentioned above
- Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
- Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
- Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.