Himalayan Trek

Triund Trek – Himachal Pradesh

Overview:

Trekking is a soft adventure sport loved by people of all age groups. India is home to a plethora of trekking locations. Himachal Pradesh, the land of mountains, is renowned for its over the top treks. Triund trek is one of the easiest treks of the region. Attired in nature’s charm, the beauty of this trek is hard to be explained in words. Loaded with awe-inspiring views of the Dhaulandar range and the misty Kangra valley, the hill surprises the visitors with mesmerizing beauty.

At an altitude of 9,432 ft, the Triund top is accessible in all seasons. In winters, the blanket of snow covers the entire area only to make it appear like a wonderland. In summers, the lush meadows shine like emerald. 

The trek starts from Mcleodganj which is the place where Dalai Lama stayed during his exile. Also known as “Little Lhasa”, the suburb presents a perfect blend of Tibetan and Indian culture. Magnificent monasteries, prayer flags and wheels add to the beauty of the suburb. The trail passes through dense forest crossing bubbling streams on its way.

The vistas of Kangra valley and the dharamshala stadium will stun you. Steep ascents through the deep forest takes you to the meadows of Triund top. Just the view of the wondrous landscape is enough to take all your fatigue away. Capture these beautiful moments in your camera. Camping on the Triund top will be the best camping experience for you.


History

The trek is filled with fascinating sights and holds a special place in the every trekkers journal. Mcleodganj received its name after founder Sir Donald Friell Mcleod, a british army official of Punjab. The suburb is best known for its exquisite combination of Tibetan and Indian culture.


Highlights-

• The trail is adorned with the breathtaking view of the dhauladhar range.

• The rare fauna and flora of the region are worth witnessing.

• The trail passes through many small hamlets and bubbling streams.

• An opportunity to camp at such an high altitude under star studded night sky.

• The exotic sight of the Kangra valley is indeed a feast to your eyes.


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Duration: 2 Days

Altitude: 9,432 Ft.

Trek Length: 18 kms

Best Season : May- June & Sep- Oct

Stamina : Triund lake trek is an easy trek that serves as a perfect choice for beginners. The 9km trail doesn’t require a great deal of stamina.


How To Reach:

Nearest airport: Kangra airport, Gaggal is connected to all the major airports. Mcleodganj is 18.1 km from the airhead. Private taxis are easily available

Nearest railway station: Pathankot railway station is the nearest railhead. Distance between Pathankot and Mcleodganj is 91kms. Easiest way to reach Pathankot is to take a taxi.


Trek Start & End Point: Mcleodganj

Difficulty Level: Easy

Cost: INR 1,500/-


ITINERARY IN BRIEF

Day 1- Mcleodganj (6,831ft) – Triund (9,432ft)

  • Trek commences from the alluring suburb of Mcleodganj.
  • Distance between Mcleodganj and Triund is 9kms.
  • The wild routes are filled with paradisal views of hills and forests.
  • 4 hours of trekking takes you to the beautiful Triund hill top. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 2- Triund (9,432ft) – Mcleodganj (6,831ft)

  • Your eyes open to the seraphic view of the misty mountains and emerald green meadows.
  • Retrace your steps to reach Mcleodganj.
  • The trek involves steady descent.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Mcleodganj – Triund

Mcleodganj is a beautiful suburb in the Kangra district. The place is home to a large population of Tibetan and thus portrays Tibetan culture amazingly. The trek to Triund is soaked with the vistas of green meadow and majestic hills. Triund is 9km away from Mcleodganj, it takes about 4 hours to cover the distance. The journey takes you through mixed forests of oak, rhododendron and Deodar. Situated on a ridge, Triund holds a terrific view of Dhaulandar range on one side and the Kangra valley on the other side. Get ready for an outstanding camping experience at a height of 9432ft under star studded night sky. Accommodation in tents.

Day 2: Triund – Mcleodganj

Wake up to the scenic view of the hills and the valley. You can’t stop but admire the beauty of nature portrayed stupendously far away from the pollution of cosmopolitan cities. Trek back to the base camp of Mcleodganj. The trek is mostly descending.


THINGS TO CARRY

Packing Gear

1) Backpack

2) Hydration pack

3) Trek Pants

4) Thermals and Warm Clothes

5) Trekking Shoes

6) Sunscreen Lotion and Sunglasses

7) Medical Kit

8) Toolset

9) Munching Items

10) Torch Light

12) Raincoat