Situated between the Kangra valleys and Dhauladhar mountains, Triund trek is an ideal getaway to the heights of McLeodganj, in Himachal Pradesh. It is situated a few km from Dharamshala at an altitude of 2828m. A trek to Triund is short and easy. It can be done from either McLeodganj or Dharamkot, which is around 2500 m ahead of McLeodganj.
Triund is considered an easy trek in the states of Himachal Pradesh, that promises you a beautiful escape into the magical Himalayas. It is a perfect place for trekking and mountaineering with never-forgetting scenic views of the entire Dhauladhar mountains and Kangra valleys. The summit from Triund is a sight you’ll cherish forever.
Region- Himachal Pradesh
Base camp- McLeodganj and Dharamkot
Trekking distance- 12-14 kms
Difficulty level- Easy and Simple
Max Altitude- 3,250 m
Nearest railroad- 90 km
Nearest airport- Gaggal
Best time for trekking- pre-monsoon (March to June) to post-monsoon
You’ll find lots of snow during the pre-monsoon season. In Monsoon season, the snow melts and disappears during the post-monsoon months.
Trekking to Triund is easy, safest and unpopulated. The journey is quite hassle-free to this point. The place boasts of the Tibetan culture with splendid monasteries. These monasteries are equipped with idols of Gautam Buddha, wheels and cloisters. Its beauty can’t be put down in words. And can only be experienced. You’ll witness the finest views of valleys and forests here.
Neither lengthy not difficult, Triund trek is a steep ascent of over 1100 m.
Where to start from?
Triund trek is one of the few treks which can be done without a guide. Put your feet to the trail and it’ll automatically take you to your destination.
Triund trek’s starting point is Galu. if you have your own vehicle, you can reach Galu by using Google Maps. If you don’t have your vehicle, you can either hire a taxi or bus from McLeodganj. You can also hire a horse from Galu to reach to the Triund.
You can also start the trek from McLeodganj. To reach McLeodganj, you can take a bus from Delhi ISBT.
Many explorers start their trek from Bhagsu Nag, which is famous for the stunning waterfall.
Ideal time for the Triund trek-
The best time for the Triund trek is from March to May. however, September to December is also a perfect time to go. If you love rain, then between June to August it will be best for you. It keeps raining in these months.
Things you can do in your trip-
- You’ll witness the majestic views of the Himalayas on top
- On the way up there, you’ll find many cafes offering you delicious snacks and beverages
- Spend a night there if possible
- Shopping in McLeodganj
- Astro photography
Things to carry-
- Dry clothes and winter clothes or windcheater
- Trek pants. Avoid denim jeans
- Hiking (water-resistant) shoes
- Eatery supplements (Munching items and energy bar)
- Torch with extra batteries
- Sleeping bag and tent and mattress
- Water bottles
- First aid kit
- Id proof
- sunscreen , cap
- Any necessary toiletries
Trek checkpoints and nearby attractions-
- Galu Devi temple
- The Mangyal Stupa
- Bhagsu Waterfalls
- Bhagsunag temple
- Dal lake McLeodganj
- Church of st. Johns in the wilderness
- Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts
- Minkiani Pass
- Naddi view point
- Don’t play loud music on the way up there and on the top. Many people do this trek to find peace. Use your headphones, instead of showing others your party-animal side.
- Don’t mess with other people out there. It can ruin your whole trip.
- Don’t make fun of the local traditions and cultures.
- Do harm no animals.
- Drink no alcohol. It dehydrates you.
- Don’t litter. Carry the waste material back with you.
You can go to Triund any time of the year. You can do it in snow or no snow, in the rain or no-rain. The path from base camp to the top of Triund is well defined, safe and structured.
If you don’t carry your tent or mattress with you, you can borrow one from McLeodganj. You can easily get blankets from the people of the Forest Rest house by offering them some money. Alternatively, you can stay in the forest rest house.