Triund provides you with a good time to look at many small hamlets and rivulets while you wander through its curves. A treat for your eyes when you look at the majestic Dhauladhar on one side and Kangra valley with plains of Punjab on the other. Love sleeping under the billions of stars at a high altitude, and the bright night sky—Trek through some of the most beautiful alpine and fir forest, Rhododendron woods. You will come across this region’s unique wild vegetation and wildlife. Embark on this trek which is in a closer shot for two days and one night to enjoy the rejuvenating sights of the Himalayas. Trek is of easy grade and recommends for beginners and all age groups.
*Note: As the snow at Triund Top or government restrictions are beyond the operator’s control, the night camping will take place in Mcleodganj/Dharamkot.
Trek Starts @DAY 1 | 10:00 AM
Trek Ends @DAY 2 | 01:00 PM
Triund is one of the easiest treks across the Himalayas. The most picturesque, with spectacular views of the Kangra Valley and the snow-covered Dhauladhar ranges. A must-do for those expecting an easy and trouble-free taste of trekking in this region. The route is short, but end of its trail is quite a steep climb towards the top. It is one of the most visited or talked about treks in India.
Merely at a distance 10 km above McLeodganj, Triund can be reached via Galu Devi temple or via Bhagsu Nag. As you reach close to the top, Triund welcomes hikers with its magical beauty. On one side for its eye-popping view of the snow-capped Dhauladhar mountains and on the other side view of the beautiful Kangra Valley. The top of triund is a lovely grassy meadow where the clouds descend to offer a blissful view if you are lucky. It is a relatively easy and small hike which takes up to four hours of maximum. The time may vary depending on the trekker’s pace and stamina.
The trek doesn’t have to conclude at Triund for those who are seeking even more adventure. They will continue trekking to the Snow Line or Indrahar Pass. Triund is known for its experience of camping at night. The temperature drops after sunset and most trekkers sleep in camping style dome tents. The night sky is completely enveloped with stars after the moon sets. The view of both the night sky and the sunrise makes the Triund experience a memorable one.
Report before 10:00 am at the Bhagsu Nag Taxi Stand, and start hiking to Triund top. It is the most popular trek and passes through famous Bhagsu waterfall and Shiva cafe, mixed deodar, oak, and rhododendron woods. It offers panoramic views Bhagsu village, Mcleodganj, Dharamsala valley and distant views of Shivalik hills, Kangra valley and plains of Punjab. Take a short lunch/snack break at maggie point on the way. Triund is located on a ridge, and one can see entire Kangra Valley on one side and the Dhauladhar Mountain Range on the other.
Check-in at Karthani camp which is just 1 km below triund top (Mcleodganj will be the campsite’s location in case of bad weather or Govt restrictions). We’ll continue our story-swapping session around the campfire in the star-studded nighttime, and enjoy dinner. Around 10:00 p.m.-You can retire for the night to your tent.
Wake up to a captivating sunrise and step out after breakfast from the camps. Start downhill trek back to Mcleodganj to end your Trek to Triund experience.
Triund is situated in the Dharamshala, Kangra a Himachal Pradesh district. If you are interested in doing this trek, reach Dharamshala first. Now, you might ask how to reach Dharamshala. Here are some travel options…
If you’re going to come by air, then it’s going to be the best way as Dharamshala has its airport called Gaggal. So, from any of India’s major cities, you can quickly get to Dharamshala.
This would be the most accessible approach if you’re willing to travel from Delhi or Chandigarh, particularly if you’re on a limited budget. Take a direct bus from Delhi to Dharamshala and reach Dharamshala in just several hours, about 8 to 10 hours. Most of the coaches run overnight so; you should take note.
If you’re looking for the cheapest way of travel to reach Dharamshala then it would be by train. Still, it can get a little challenging as Dharamshala has no railway station. To reach Dharamshala, take a train till Pathankot and travel on a bus for approximately 2-3 hours.
Now that you have entered Dharamshala, you need directions to reach trek’s starting point. The place is known Bhagsu Nag, and via Mcleodganj you will have to come. There are very plenty of options to get to Bhagsu; you can either take a bus from Dharamshala to Mcleodganj bus stand and then trek up to Bhagsu which is just 2 kilometre or hire a taxi to get there.
May-June and September-October months are the best time to visit this location, as the weather here during these months is very good. During winters it can get pretty cold here and the summer season is a perfect time to come here to avoid the cities’ scorching sun. If you’re looking for snow trekking, which is more challenging but also more spectacular, then in January-March you should think of trekking.
If you are an adventure lover, Triund trek can be done across the year. There is also an opportunity to go snow trekking from December to March. So, this is the best choice in your hand if you want to do snow trekking.