MINKIANI PASS: The pass is second favourite trek for the trekkers who visit in Dharamshala .It is located on Kareri village North west of Dharamshala city. The Trail is also used by loacal Shepherds to graze their flocks in summer season and they also crossover pass to reach rich meadows and pasture lands of Chamba valley.The trek is Gradual climb from Kareri village and it take 5-6 Hours to reach at kareri lake.There are some tea stalls on the way for Refreshments.From Kareri lake it is Challenging climb to the pass at an altitude of 4250 Metres. View from the Top of the pass view is Mesmerizing as you can see high peaks on Pir Panjal Mountains.The descent is easy as compared to climb but one most be carefull with balancing and putting your steps on right place.Overall the trek is Moderate and average people are able to complete this trek.
Day 1: Dharamshala – Rayoti
Pick from dharamshala and drive to kareri (1.5 hours) and trek to rayoti camp.on the way we will have pack lunch.the trek is gradual uphill along the riverside .
Day 2: Rayoti – Kareri Lake
After breakfast start trek To kareri lake. (3-4 hours),we will have hot lunch here and relax.It is the base of minkiani pass and you can see the majestic lake and beautiful dhauladhar range .You can do parikrama around the lake after lunch and walk up to the glacier too.
Day 3:Kareri Lake- Minkiani Pass-Kareri Lake
Early morning trek to Minkiani pass full day trek gradual climb with rocky terrain too.pack lunch on the way from the top you can see pir panjal mountain range ,Manimahesh kailash mountain,tent peak,barakanda peak.and descent back to kareri lake camp.
Day 4:Kareri Lake – Dharamshala
After breakfast trek back to kareri Village , lunch will be served on the way. Reaching Road point drive to dharamshala and end of services.
Trek cost -On Demand
Trekking gear:Tents,Insulated mattress, sleeping bags with -10 degrees ,bornfires, toilet tent, medical kit.
Food : Day 1 lunch – Day 4 lunch.
Trek Leader and Staff,muels.
Transportation from dharamshala -dharamshala
All taxes and permits.
Any services except Itinerary.
Any loss of life or material.