Baleni Pass via Kareri Lake

Baleni Pass via Kareri Lake

Description- Trek through a popular shepherd trail in the western Dhauladhars to the Bharmour area in Chamba crossing Kareri Lake on the way.


Look out for- Kareri Lake, Baleni rivulet basin at Charkhotu, higher Dhauladhar view east from Baleni Pass, dense jungles across the pass.


Start Point – Naddi (N32 15.151 E76 18.160, 1921 mts), District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India


End Point – Barehi (N32 26.572 E76 18.007, 1611 mts), District Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India


Highest Point – Baleni Pass (N32 21.620 E76 17.134, 3738 mts), District Kangra/Chamba, India


Lowest Point – Rava (N32 16.620 E76 17.931, 1432 mts), District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India


Difficulty Level – Moderate: Steep ascent to Kareri Lake and long pass day.


No of days – 5-6


Sample Itinerary


Day Start Point End Point Stay Options

1 Naddi Raeel Camp Site

2 Raeel Kareri Lake Camp Site/Huts

3 Kareri Lake Charkhotu Camp Site/Huts

4 Charkhotu Duggi Goth Cave/Huts

5 Duggi Goth Darkund Forest Rest House, Camp Site, Village

6 Darkund Barehi/Chamba Chamba

Trek ProfileTrek Elevation Profile

Trek Elevation Profile



Attached aside is an elevation profile of this trek. The X Axis of the graph shows the horizontal distance while the Y Axis shows the elevation. All the major waypoints on the trek have been plotted on this graph along with their elevations. The distance between waypoints along with the approximate ‘moving time’ between each waypoint has also been provided. This assumes a moderate walking pace with no stops at all.

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