- Where is Triund?
- How to reach Mcleodganj?
- Best time to visit Triund?
- How to reach Base camp?
- Duration of trek?
- Difficulty level?
- Day 0:
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- How is Trail ?
- How is the view from Triund summit?
- 5 reasons to visit Triund with your friends-
- 1. Amazing views –
- 2.Relatively easy-
- 3.Night view from the peak-
- 4.Bhagsu waterfall-
- 5.Can be done over weekend-
- Looking for any travel group?
Where is Triund?
Triund is small hill station in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. It is in foothill of Dhauladhar range. Triund is 10 kms from Mcleodganj
Mcleodganj ,known as Lhasa(Tibet) of India is situated in outskirts of Dharamshala at height of 2082 metres . Its a small beautiful hill station filled with Indian and Tibet culture. Mcleodganj is known for majestic landscapes and trekking trails. Triund trek starts from here.
How to reach Mcleodganj?
Rail– Pathankot is nearest station to Mcleodganj and is situated 90 kms away. Other two options are Kangra and Nargota.
Bus– From Delhi and Chandigarh there are several bus services running to and fro. Total Distance between Delhi and Mcleodganj is 530 km.
Best time to visit Triund?
May-June & September are the best time. My visit was in the first week of June and still during night temperature dipped very low.
Winter trek to Triund comes with its own share of challenges. Temperature ranges from 10 degree Celsius during the day to below 1 degree during the night.
How to reach Base camp?
The trail to triund is 7 km from Dharamkot and it passes from Galu devi temple. It usually takes 3-4 hours from Dharamkot. The trek at triund starts from base camp of Galu, which can be reached by taxi or bus from Mcleodganj .
Duration of trek?
We completed it in 2 days over weekend.
It is perfect for novice trekkers out there. Being an high altitude trek, some body preparation is still needed.
Friday evening we boarded volvo from delhi to Mcleodganj at 7PM. Distance of 500 km is covered in 11-12 hours by road.
By 8 AM we were in the mighty mountains of Dhauladhars. For breakfast and freshen up we halted at Babu bhai cafe, near Hiru school. This cafe is 1 km from main square ,towards Bhagsu Nag road.
Trek at Triund starts from Galu which can be reached by taxi or bus from Mcleodganj. You can start from Galu temple or mcleodganj itself depending on how much you want to walk. We preferred taxi up to the temple of Galu to save our energy.
Triund is situated at an altitude of 2875 metres above sea level.We reached summit around 4 PM and the view was totally breathtaking. We enjoyed evening with the views of Kangra valley and enjoyed the dinner
How is Trail ?
Trail to triund is steep but is well compensated with walk among oak trees.There are also various song birds in the forest making it a bird watching paradise
How is the view from Triund summit?
Triund offers magnificent view of Dhauladhar range which is highest peak in the region of Dharamshala region. On reaching the summit, one of the most beautiful and attractive ranges will be right in front of you.
Entire range in front of us was covered with clouds. Only the peak was shining golden looking stunning.
5 reasons to visit Triund with your friends-
1. Amazing views –
From the peak, some of the most stunning view of snow capped Dhauladhar ranges will be right in front of you as if you could just touch it. The entire trail passes through thickly forest and grassy meadows ,giving worth a view.
Triund trek is 4 to 5 hours descent trek and doesn’t need much expertise in trekking. Anyone inspired from Ye jawani hai Deewani, Triund can be a great choice to start trekking.
3.Night view from the peak-
You get to see awe-inspiring sunrise and sunset from peak. Triund is an ideal place for starry night camping.
Among many return trails from Triund, take the one passing through Bhagsu waterfall.
5.Can be done over weekend-
Triund can be covered easily over weekend and here is good news, you don’t need long leaves.
Looking for any travel group?
I did Triund trek with JustWravel and had an great experience.You can check their website
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