04 Nights / 05 Days
The Minkiani Pass is less explored trek in Dhauladhar range but it’s a paradise for wildlife lover since you get a chance to see different species of Himalayan birds and if you are really lucky you get a glimpse of Himalyan leopard, fox or other wildlife species. It is also considered as twin to Inderhar Pass in the region of Dahuladhar range. Minkiani Pass is situated at the height of 4250 m. The trek is easy to moderate and unique and beautiful at the same time.
We will meet up at our office in Bhagsu nag and then we drive up to Satobari Village via cab and it takes around 20-25 mins to reach there. The trek starts from forest guest house in Satobari which is also the highest roadhead in Kareri Village. The trail to Kareri Village if of 11 km where we cross the local village, the pine forest, iron bridges, beautiful streams and some landslide are before we reach the beautiful campsite located near the river. Overnight stay in camps.
The next day's trek is of 13 km from Kareri village to Kareri lake. The trek goes steeply up to Kali Mandir and leads us to the popular attraction of the entire trek that is the Kareri Lake at 3100m above sea level. The lake is fed by the melting snow of the Dhauladhar Range and remains frozen from early December to March-April which serves as the main attraction. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Shakti on a hilltop overlooking the lake. The views here are simply stunning!
Overnight stay in tents.
After breakfast we start our trek to Minkiani got taking you to the summit of Minkiani Pass at an altitude of around 14000 ft. It takes roughly 5 km to reach the pass. The views of the surrounding mountains will definitely be amazing from the top.
Overnight in camps
After breakfast we start our trek and from Lam dal the trek descends down the valley along Lam Dal stream. The area is surrounded by thick apple orchards.
Overnight stay in camps/ forest guest house.
After breakfast we start our trek to Dunali . It takes 2 hours to reach Dunali on Chamba Bhamour road from where we can either go to Chamba or Bharmour .