Dhauladhar Hidden Lakes Trek

Dhauladhar Hidden Lakes Trek

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Brief Description

The Dhauladhar Hidden Lakes Trek takes you to seven secret lakes on the high ridges of the Dhauladhar Lakes. We start by trekking to Kareri Lake on the first day and then ascend the 4000 m Minkiani Pass to access Lam Dal. Since these lakes are considered very holy to the locals, camping above Lam Dal is prohibited, so we take a day hike the next day to visit the remaining 5 lakes, with amazing views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges to the North, and the Punjab plains to the South. We make our return journey back via Minkiani Pass.



Itinerary

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Day 1

Dharamshala to Kareri Lake (3000 m) via Kareri Village - 30 km Drive, 10 km Trek

Report at Dharamshal early morning and board your vehicles for the short drive to the roadehad at Kareri village. We start trekking across the stream from Kareri village through oak and rhododendron forests to our campsite at Kareri Lake.


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Day 2

Kareri Lake to Nagar Lake (3700 m) via Minkiani Pass (4050 m) - 6 km Trek

Today, we accomplish the steep ascent to the top of Minkiani Pass, with amazing views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges, and the Punjab plains. We descend from the pass to Lam Dal, a huge, holy lake. We set camp next to Lam Dal.


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Day 3

Nagar Dal to Chandrakup Lake (4200 m) via Lam Dal and Kali Kund - 11 km

From Nagar Dal, we make a day hike to five hidden lakes. The last and the highest one is Chandrakup Lake. On the way, we cross Lam Dal, the largest one, Kali Kund, and two unnamed lakes. We return to our camp at Nagar Dal for the night.


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Day 4

Nagar Dal to Kareri Village via Minkiani Pass - 15 km

Today, we climb Minkiani Pass again, but from the opposite side. We descend all the way to Kareri village and drive to Dharamshala. The trip ends here.



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Why Bikat

Learning Experience
  • We are an Adventure Learning Organisation first.
  • We want you to not just complete a trek safely but also pick up some basic trekking knowledge and skills along the way.
  • To achieve this we have integrated learning modules into our itineraries.
  • These modules will help you build the necessary skills to progress from trekking to mountaineering over time.
Loyality Programs

Our community is an integral part of us and we take pride in our trekkers and climbers. When you complete at least three days on any trek or expedition with us, you become eligible for our membership and referral programs.

  • Currently we have three levels:
  • Basic Membership
  • Summiteer Membership
  • Leader Membership
Personalized Attention
  • Our group sizes on treks don’t exceed 15 members in order to maintain a healthy Participants : Leader Ratio of 8:1.
  • Over time we have found this number to be optimum when it comes to ensuring personalised attention to every member of our group.
  • On mountaineering expeditions this number is even smaller. Our group sizes are capped at 12 members ensuring a Participants : HAP Ratio of 2:1.
Best Expedition Leaders
  • Our Expedition leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders.
  • Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
Eco-friendly Practices
  • Group sizes are capped at 15 people.
  • Batch sizes are capped at 250 people per trail per season.
  • We follow a rolling campsite model.
  • We are constantly exploring and introducing new trails to reduce the burden on existing ones.
Safety

For us, a successful summit is not about reaching the highest point of a mountain but about making it safely back to base.

  • To ensure this:
  • Every region of ours is mapped with an emergency evacuation plan.
  • The equipment we use is UIAA certified.
  • Our trek leaders are AMC certified with specialisation in rescue procedures.
  • Our support staffs are trained in first aid as well.

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