Triund Trek is one of the most popular weekend treks. It is considered the easiest Himalayan trek and you can do this on your own. It has an altitude of 9,278 ft and is filled with breathtaking views of the Kangra valley and the snow-capped Dhauladhar ranges. The base village for this trek is Dharamkot. Triund is the ideal destination for those seeking easy yet beautiful trekking in the Himalayas. The trek can easily be during weekends.
This trek is rated as easy. It is, therefore, very popular among beginners, and trekkers with little to no experience who can also easily complete this trek.
Best time to visit
It is not advised to trek here in monsoon seasons which are in July and August, and the winters of January and February. Apart from these months and seasons, the Triund trek can be done anytime around the year. The spring and summer seasons which are the months from March to June have the most favorable weather conditions for trekking. The post-monsoon season is ideal for capturing the clearest and best views of the mountain peaks.
This trek is covered in two days. On the first days, it takes about 4 hours. And on the second day, it takes around 2 to 3 hours approximately.
The trail goes into a forest. After walking for half an hour you will reach the Galu temple clearing. The trail to Triund goes straight past the temple. After you reach the Galu Devi temple, you will see the trekking trail and you will also see the forest checkpoint. After showing your ID and recording all important details you can continue on your trial.
The trail from here is the one with a gentle ascent, it goes through dense oak forests and the steep side of the Laka ridge. As you move forward the trail is a deep gully that goes into a steep section and emerges out on a rocky spur. The Dhauladhar range comes into view here and the pyramidal peak of Mun appearing larger. You will find a few dhabas and cafes here and from here the trail gets steeper.
The trail follows a series of switchbacks and climbs to the Triund ridge through dense forests of rhododendron and oak trees. You soon reach Triund ridge. You can camp here for the day and enjoy the wonderful view from up here. Trek back to Dharamkot from Triund the next day. You will be covering a distance of a minimum of 5 km and it will take around 2 to 3 hours for the same.
- Witnessing rare Flora and Fauna
- Bonfire along with music
Precautions and Essentials
- Good trekking shoes are a muto st ensure a comfortable and smooth trekking experience.
- Wear light and comfortable clothes.
- Carry woolen clothes.
- Alcohol consumption and smoking are highly unadvisable.
- You should stay in a group as there are wild animals in the forests.
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Complete trekking gear
- ID proof is necessary for all trekkers.
- Bring along some water and food with yourself.
- Carry a double strap backpack, sling bags are not recommended.
- Carry mosquito repellent and sunscreen.
- For emergencies carry raincoats, jackets, first aid, and some extra clothes.
- Carry minimum weight.
- Don’t litter.
- Stay with the group and don’t wander on your own.
- Take care of your luggage.
- Carry your medicines if any.
- Carry your camera and mobile phones at your own risk.
- Don’t endanger your life while trying to click risky pictures.
The trail to Triund is short but not to mention steep. You will, however, forget about the steep ascent because of the refreshing walks surrounded by rhododendron and oak trees. There are also various birds in the forests along the trail which will be a true delight for birdwatchers. As it is an easy trek and is easily accessible and therefore, there is crowding on top during the weekends or holidays. It is more advisable to enjoy this trek on weekdays. This trek is a treat for all adventurers and does not disappoint anyone.
The path goes into timberland. Subsequent to strolling for 30 minutes you will arrive at the Galu sanctuary clearing. The path to Triund goes straight past the sanctuary. After you arrive at the Galu Devi sanctuary, you will see the traveling trail and you will likewise see the timberland designated spot. In the wake of showing your ID and recording exceptionally significant subtleties, you can proceed with your preliminary.
The path from here is the one with a delicate climb, it goes through thick oak timberlands and the precarious side of the Laka edge. As you push ahead the path is a profound gorge that goes into a lofty segment and arises out on a rough prod. The Dhauladhar range materializes here and the pyramidal pinnacle of Mun seeming bigger. You will track down a couple dhabas and bistros here and from here the path gets more extreme.
The path follows a progression of bends and moves to the Triund edge through thick backwoods of rhododendron and oak trees. You before long arrive at Triund edge. You can camp here for the afternoon and appreciate the great view from up here. Trip back to Dharamkot from Triund the following day. You will cover a distance of at least 5 km and it will take around 2 to 3 hours for the equivalent.
Instructions to Reach Truind Trek
The headquarters for the journey is Dharamkot, a little town close to McLeodganj. Dharamkot is only 2 km from McLeodganj and is a short 25-minute stroll from the transport stand.
You can likewise recruit taxis or automobiles from McLeodganj which would be of 8 km.
Arriving at Triund by Public Transport System from Delhi
The most ideal approach to reach from Delhi is to take a short-term transport to McLeodganj. Transports going to Dharmashala will drop you at the primary square of McLeodganj.
There are two alternatives for transports from Delhi. There are transports from either Majnu ka Tila (formally called New Aruna Nagar Colony) in the North District of Delhi or from ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Dharamshala.
To arrive at Majnu ka Tila, you need to go to Vishwa Vidyalaya Metro Station on the yellow line. Take an auto from the Metro station which will cost about Rs 50 to arrive at Majnu ka Tila.
There are private transports straightforwardly to Dharamshala leaving during the late evening, beginning from 6 pm. It takes around 10 to 11 hours to arrive at McLeodganj.
The subsequent choice is to take the transport from ISBT Kashmere Gate.
Transports ordinarily cost about Rs 600 to Rs 800 for a non-AC one and about Rs 1200 to 1500 for an AC transport. You can book your tickets online from HRTC which are your most dependable transports.