Marijuana Trek-Dhauladhar Base Trek-

Dhauladhar Base Trek (W1/3)

Description- An unconventional winter trek along the bases of the higher Dhauladhars through Kareri Lake including stay in various shepherd huts.


Look out for- Sunset from Guna Temple, Kareri Lake, basin of the Baleni rivulet from Dhaledh.


Start Point – Dharamkot (N32 14.712 E76 19.557, 1897 mts), District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India


End Point – Naddi (N32 14.974 E76 18.466, 1923 mts), District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India


Highest Point – Kareri Lake(N32 19.605 E76 16.445, 2996 mts), District Kangra, India


Lowest Point – Rava (N32 16.402 E76 17.931, 1456 mts), District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India


Difficulty Level – Moderate: Below freezing temperatures in winter and a steep slope up to Kareri Lake.


No of days – 5-7


Sample Itinerary


Day Start Point End Point Stay Options

1 Dharamkot Guna Mata Guna Temple Huts

2 Guna Mata Nauhli Camp Site

3 Nauhli Dhaledh Sujo’s Huts, Camp Site

4 Dhaledh Sheetla Mata/Kareri Sheetla Mata Hut, FRH Kareri, Camp Site

5 Sheetla Mata Talnu McLeodGanj



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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