Triund is an amazing trekking destination in Himachal Pradesh, the beauty of the place is mesmerizing, it is situated between the Dhauladhar mountains and Kangra valley. It is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Himachal Pradesh, there are some others also like Laka Glaciers and Indhra pass trek. Triund trek can be taken by the person of any age group, above 8years old. It is an easy grade trek and so much fun. The view from the top of triund is lovely.
How to reach Triund
Triund is in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh, to reach Triund you have to take a bus from Delhi and reach Dharmshala from there you can take a bus to Mcleodganj, also you can opt for a shared cab to Mcleodganj. The nearest airport is Gaggal airport, it is 17km away from Mcleodganj. You can easily get a cab from outside the airport. The nearest railway station is Pathankot railway station, after reaching Pathankot, take a bus to Dharmshala or hire a Taxi to Mcleodganj.
The starting point of the trek is Gallu Devi temple, you can take a cab to Mcleodganj and start the trek from there. From Dharmshala the distance to Triund is 5.5km.
It totally depends upon the walking capacity of the person from where they want to start.
Descending back you can visit Bhagsu waterfall and Dal lake.
Best time to visit
Triund trek is accessible all around the year. The beauty of the place is flourishing throughout the year. The best time to visit Triund is from May to June and September to October. The summers are very pleasant offering clear sky and winters are picturesque with snow cladded mountains and place looks astonishing covered with snow.
Tips for the trek
- Keep your surroundings clean, do not litter around.
- Use eco-friendly products.
- Avoid usage of plastic bags and plastic bottles.
- Always carry a filterable water bottle with you.
- Keep yourself hydrated throughout the trek.
- Always carry your trekking equipments with you such as trekking pole, gaiters.
- Avoid taking shortcuts for the sake of reaching early
- Do not wander at your own.
- Always carry some go-to snacks in your backpack such as energy and protein bars to fuel yourself.
- There are few guest house at Gallu Devi temple if you want to rest in between.
- Always trek with some experienced trek guide.
Reasons to visit Triund
Triund offers an amazing view of Landscape and Dhaladhar range. The trail is full of rhododendron trees, oak, maple and pine trees. You can capture the moments for lifetime memories.
It is comparatively easy
Triund trek is known for its enchanting beauty and it is for everyone and can be completed easily. Even the beginners will not find any difficulty to finish the trek. You can even hire cab from Gallu Devi temple, the starting point of the trek. There are pit points in between to refresh and fuel you. Relax and explore the beauty of the place, interact with locals and get to know more about their culture and traditions.
Trek doesn’t end at Triund
Triund offers other trekking destination as well which will give you thrill and excitement at the same time. The other treks are Kareri lake trek, Indhra pass trek, lake glacier trek and others Which will take you to the land of beauty and adventure.
Night sky of Triund
Camping at triund is the most adventurous and fun activity. The night sky of triund is something everyone visiting triund should experience. For some reason the camping at the top of triund is banned but, you can camp around triund at some distance and enjoy the sparkling sky and set bonfire to enjoy your camping.
It is one of the wonderful places in Mcleodganj. Gushing water down the mountains soothes your eye. You can enjoy the majestic view of waterfall with lip-smacking tea and impeccable beauty of the place.
Things to carry
- Thermal inner wears
- Thermal inner pants
- Comfortable trekking pants
- Fleece jacket
- Down jacket
- Waterproof windbreaker
- Pair of woollen socks
- Warm hat
- Sun cap
- Sunglasses and sunscreen
- Waterproof gloves
- Portable charger
- Camera and extra batteries
- Small bottle of shampoo
- Facial mist
- Toothpaste and toothbrush
- Lip balm and wipes
- Sleeping bag
- Trekking shoes and trekking pole
- First aid box with all the necessary medicines
- Toilet paper