Dharamshala is a beautiful hill station to visit in Himachal Pradesh. The scenic surroundings, amazing vibes, and magnificent views of the hill station will take you in another zone. Good zone!! Apart from sightseeing, the destination is also famous for trekking. Triund trek is the highlight or main attraction of Dharamshala. It is a very famous and popular trekking destination which attracts huge crowd round the year.
Triund is nestled in the laps of the mighty Dhauladhar ranges at an elevation of 2,850m above the sea level. Triund is a short trek of 9km and can be covered in 2 days. One can catch the magnificent and breathtaking views of the snow-capped Dhauladhar ranges and the alluring Kangra valley. The trek is suitable for fit beginners and experienced trekkers.
The trek to Triund is an enthralling and exciting one. The captivating panoramic views from the top are astounding and sudden changes in the landscapes are magical. Beautiful sunrises and gorgeous sunsets are the highlights of the trek.
The trail is gentle and well-defined. It passes through the lush green forests of rhododendrons and oak trees. With a few steep climbs and tricky paths, the trek is a slight moderate one. There is no need to take stress, you will not feel like getting lost in the way.
Here I am discussing all the important and necessary details for the trek like a small guide.
- Best Season To Visit
Triund is accessible round the year. Trekkers or first-timers can visit anytime.
March to June is counted as the best months to embark on this adventure. The clear blue skies, cozy, and comfortable weather will give you a great experience. The weather remains chilly apart from summers. In the months of December to February, the trek might get closed due to heavy snowfall.
- How To Reach
The basecamp for this trek is Dharamshala. Or you can start this trek from Mcleodganj 2 km from Dharamshala.
By air: Gaggal Airport is the nearest one. Just 13km from Dharamshala
By Rail: Pathankot railhead is the nearest 85km from Dharamshala.
By Road: Take a direct bus from Delhi to Mcleodganj or Dharamshala. Catch the overnight Volvo of HRTC or HPTDC.
- Things to Carry :
When you plan for a trek then keep in mind that you are well-prepared for the journey.
Here are some important things that you can keep it in your bag.
- Woolen clothes (according to season)
- Trekking shoes
- Trekking gear
- Clothes (trek pants, trousers, t-shirts)
- First aid kit
- Water bottle
- Eatables or snacks like chocolate, chikki, etc.
- Torch or flashlight
- Sunscreen and sunglasses
- Woolen Cap or hat
- Trek route or map
- Lip balm
- Triund Campsite
Triund campsite or basecamp is a great point for trekkers to amidst the beauty of Dhauladhars and the Kangra valley. Sunsets from the campsite are so mesmerizing and unforgettable. The best part is you can do two activities on the weekend camping and trekking.
- Difficulty Level
Triund is an easy to moderate trek. The first 5 kilometers of the trek is easy and not very challenging. But the last few kilometers have steep and tricky paths. The last stretch is popularly known as 22 curves because of the 22 sharp curves. Trekking in winter is slightly challenging than summers. Due to snow, the trail becomes tough and a bit hard to climb on. The small gradual steep ascents can be easily be covered by beginners and amateurs.
- Travel Tips:
- Do this trek with a trek leader or an experienced trekker.
- Take adequate breaks while trekking and keep yourself hydrated.
- You can stay in camps or guesthouses at Triund.
- If you are a beginner, take proper safety measures and guidance.
- It is an easy trek but take precautions and be safe.
- Book your trek with an authorized tour operator.
- Reasons why should you do Triund:
- Triund is an ideal choice for beginners.
- It is a perfect weekend getaway.
- Friends or Family, it is open for all.
- Triund is a 7km trek from Mcleodganj to Bhagsu village
- An amazing escape to the mountains from the hustle-bustle of daily life.
- Triund Trek Itinerary
The trek starts either from Mcleodganj or Dharamshala.
Triund trek basecamp is Galu Devi Temple and it ends at Bhagsu Village. It hardly takes 3-4 hours to complete the trek from one side. By reaching the top, pitch your tent and make your trip memorable by watching the alluring views of the Dhauladhars, sunsets, and sunrises. Eat and explore some small cafes and eating points during the trek.
Next day, watch the beautiful sunrise and start the trek back to Bhagsu village or Mcleodganj.
Triund trek is truly a crown jewel of Dharamshala. It attracts a lot of trekkers and travelers every year. There is no age bar set to do this trek. The beautiful views and tranquil surroundings are the highlights of the trek. Due to its easy access, Triund is popular. Visit the beautiful trekking destination and experience nature at its best. Choose a good tour operator and make your trip a memorable one.
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