In Sanskrit, the Himalayas means “abode of snow.” The Himalayas are extremely important to India because they play a significant role in regulating climatic changes. The Himalayas have proven to be the best escape for backpackers from all over the world throughout modern times. This article will look at one such location, which is in the Himalayas. If you were to ask me where heaven is, I’d tell you it’s right here in the Himalayas.
Sunrises are spectacular, with a beautiful spectrum of sunlight illuminating the landscape and mountain peaks in luxurious shades of orange, red, and gold. The heavenly treat of this trek is seeing Kareri Lake at its most beautiful at night. What beautiful mother nature! The moonlight shines silver on the mountains against the backdrop of a star-lit sky! There are a thousand different views to enjoy at the various campsites.
The Kareri Lake Trek is popular in the Dhauladhar Range (“the white peak”) of the outer Himalayas. The Kareri Lake Trek will begin in Dharamshala, in the Kangra district.
- Things to do in Kareri Lake Trek
- Visit Kangra Art Museum (5.9 km from Kareri Lake)
This museum is in the heart of Dharamshala. If you like art and history, this is a must-see destination that will not disappoint. Tibetan and Buddhist artworks are on display. It also has a jewellery collection, rare coins, pottery, sculptures, and other items.
- St. Johns in the wilderness Church (6.3km from Kareri Lake)
This church features neo-gothic architecture and a rich European feel amid lush green forests and an eerie atmosphere. The church was dedicated to John the Baptist in 1852. Stained glass windows and slabs from Belgium were used in the construction. To be honest, this church’s design is unique, so don’t miss it!
- Dharamkot Village (6.2 km from Kareri Lake)
While most tourists flock to Dharamshala or Mcleodganj, Dharamkot has retained its peaceful and serene atmosphere. It truly is a hidden treasure. This is why we recommend taking a quick tour of this no-roads hippie commune. That means no cars honking around the clock, seven days a week! Isn’t that awesome?
- Dalai Lama temple (11.1 km from Kareri Lake)
You can hear the Dalai Lama’s sermons if you happen to visit the temple during his visit. Because it is so close to the Dalai Lama’s residence, this temple is a must-see pilgrimage destination. This temple is well-known for its religious education. The most distinguishing feature of this location is the morning ritual. This makes it an ideal location for cultivating inner peace. It is an absolute must-see.
- Bhagsu waterfall and temple
This location, near Bhagsunag village, offers the peace you seek. The Bhagsunag temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and thus attracts a large number of worshippers, is the area’s main draw. The temple and the waterfall are close to each other, providing just enough spiritual energy and peace of mind.
- Triund trek (10.7 km from Kareri Lake)
Triund is another route you could take. What exactly is the point? Because of the spectacular views, it is relatively easier, can be done alone, and has a well-defined route. Triund is primarily a large green alpine meadow. The views of the Dhauladhars are breathtakingly close in Triund.
- Kangra Fort ( 14 km from Kareri Lake)
Kangra, the ancient Trigarta land, occupied the lower valley of the Beas and its tributaries and was once one of the most important hill stations in Punjab and Himachal. The Fort has quite a bit of history on its side, with numerous names claiming ownership. This location is a must-see for any history buff, with many years of Mughal ownership and most recently being ruled by an Indian emperor.
- Jwala Devi Temple ( 18 km from Kareri Lake)
Jwala Devi Temple is dedicated to Jwala Ji, a Hindu Goddess depicted by a set of eternal flames, and is located in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district. It is believed that Goddess Sati’s tongue fell where the Jwala Devi Temple now stands, making it one of India’s 52 Shakti Peethas. The main attraction is the five aartis performed at Jwala Devi Temple, a unique temple without an idol.
- Indrahar Pass Trek (20 km from Kareri Lake)
The trek to Indrahar Pass is relatively easy, as it follows the most scenic route from Mcleodganj, passing through Lahesh and Triund Caves and lasting approximately 14 kilometres one way.
The Pit Panjal range is visible, as are other smaller ranges on either side. This trek’s scenic beauty is so captivating that even the most common conifers and mountain ranges appear majestic. The months of April to October are the busiest for trekking on this Pass, so plan ahead of time.