Himachal Pradesh always comes up with the best of nature. There are a lot of destinations which you can explore and spend some best days. And here is one more interesting thing about Himachal, it also has some exciting trekking adventures that will blow your mind. The most popular and crowd-pulling place in Himachal Pradesh is Triund. Famously known as “the crown jewel of Dharamshala”. Triund is a famous trekking destination which is very easy and suitable for beginners.
Triund is perched at an elevation of 10,632ft above sea level in the laps of the Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalayas. Triund is a 9km trek which starts from the famous hill station Mcleodganj. One can easily cover this trek in 4-5 hours. Galu Devi temple and Dharamkot village are the two starting points near Mcleodganj where you can easily reach by taxi.
The trek will take you through groves of rhododendrons, oaks, & deodar, exotic flora & fauna, lush meadows, rocky paths, along with the snow-capped mountains. Triund is an easy trek and can be covered by everyone. It can be tough for some beginners who are new to the trail. The trail has a few steep climbs in the end and sharp 22 curves. Triund is also known for its 22 tiring curves. It is advised to take adequate breaks at small eateries and keep yourself hydrated.
After reaching the Triund top, you will be amazed by the ravishing views of the Dhauladhars and the alluring Kangra valley. Witness the mesmerizing sunset from the top and lost in the serenity of the surroundings. Capture the scenic beauty in your camera and spend some time with nature. Camping at Triund will be another great activity you can do.
Triund is accessible all round the year. Summers and winters both are best to visit Triund. April to June is best to witness the beauty and see the blossoms of lush meadows and forests. The weather remains pleasant with a shiny sun. in the months of July & August, Triund receives heavy rain showers but the beauty you will see the green and blooming beauty of nature. In winter months, from October to February, Triund turns into a paradise for trekkers. Experience snowfall with the majestic view of the Dhauladhars.
A lot of experienced trekkers explore further treks to Triund like Kareri Lake, Lahesh caves, Indrahar Pass, and more.
How to reach Triund?
Triund is a popular trek near Delhi. It is a perfect weekend getaway. There are a lot of transportation facilities available from Delhi to Dharamshala.
By Bus: Take a direct bus from ISBT, Kashmere Gate, Delhi to Mcleodganj which is 500km and take 10-12 hours to reach.
By Train: Pathankot is the nearest railhead to Mcleodganj. Take a direct train from Delhi and reach Dharamshala. Then take a bus or taxi to reach Mcleodganj.
By Air: The Gaggal or Kangra Airport is the nearest one to Triund. Delhi is well-connected to the Kangra airport. Take a bus or taxi to reach Mcleodganj.
Essentials to carry:
- Jackets and sweaters
- First aid kit
- Torch and flashlights
- Water bottle
- Trekking pole
- Trekking shoes
- Camera ( if needed)
- Essential toiletries
Amazing nearby attractions:
- Tibetan Institute of arts
- Bhagsu waterfalls
- The Namgyal statue
- Shiva cafe
Some general reminders:
- Do not litter. Keep the surroundings clean and green.
- Choose a good tour operator for the trek.
- Always trek with a certified and experienced trek leader.
- Do not wander alone.
- Always carry a water bottle and handy snacks in your bag.
- Carry minimum weight and travel light.
- Do not consume alcohol or drugs while trekking.
- Be safe and take all the trekking gears with you.
Triund is an amazing trek with lots of fun and adventure. The place is perfect to visit with friends, family, and loved ones. The surreal beauty of the Himalayas will surprise you. Plan your next weekend trip and make it memorable.
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