Ranked 6 among Places to Visit in Mcleodganj
Time Required: 5 - 6 hours
Triund is an easy trek in Himachal Pradesh that offers you an escape into the majestic Himalayas. Situated a few kilometres from Dharamshala at an altitude of 2828 m, it is a place perfect for trekking with amazing trails offering scenic views of the entire Kangra Valley. A trek to Triund is short and simple. It can be done from either McLeodganj or Dharamkot, which is 2 km ahead of McLeodganj. The first half of the trek is a gradually inclined walk with the last 2 km from Snowline Cafe which involves a vertical climb all the way till Triund. The evening sky from Triund is a sight in itself and is a good excuse for camping here at night.
The trek starts from Galu Temple in Dharamkot and one needs to trek for about 7-8km to reach Triund. It is absolutely worth it because of the refreshing walks amongst the Rhododendron and Oak forest. There is another trek route that goes via Bhagsu Fall and Shiva Cafe which is considered to be more challenging. Triund is also the base camp and acclimatisation point for the trek to Inderhara point in Dhauladar range.
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Approx trekking distance (Both sides) : 26 kms
Base Camp : Mcleod Ganj
Difficulty : Easy Gradient
Highest point of trek : 3,250 m
Nearest Airport : Gaggal
Nearest Railhead : 90 km
Region : Mcleod Ganj
Snow : You will find lots of snow during the pre-monson season, i.e. between the months of March and June. However, as the monsoon arrives, the snow begns to melt and alsmost disappears during the post-monsoon months.
Starting point of trek : Mcleod Ganj
Day 1 : Arrive at Dharamshala
Arrive at Dharamshala and transfer to hotel. Rest for a while and explore the beautiful town visiting H.H. Dalai Lama Temple, and Norbulingka(a Tibetan centre for learning and preserving traditional art and craft). Tomorrow you will be your first day on foot, so rest well.
Day 2 : Bhagsu Nag to Triund
Distance: 9 kms , Duration: 4 hours
Have breakfast at hotel and leave for Bhagsu Nag. This is the place from where the actual trek on foot commences. Begin with a steep ascent through dense forest of rhododendron, oak and deodar trees for 4 hours approximately. Make sure you break for lunch on the way to Triund. This straight trek will take you to your first destination of the day, Triund, a lovely alpine meadow perched right at the top of a ridge. The beauty of the surrounding is mesmerizing especially with an enchanting view of the peaks of Dhauladhar Mountain and Kangra Valley gracing the two ends. Pitch your tents for the night and enjoy a warm dinner along with bonfire.
Day 3 : Triund to Laka Glacier
Distance: 8 kms
ItÕs finally time to trek further up towards Laka Got traversing the glacial moraine on the way. The trail will lead to an opening of an open meadow at Laka Got, a temporary shepherd encampment. It is situated at the muzzle of a small glacier known as Laka Glacier, which is steeped with snow during the month from March to June. However, the snow begins to melt as the monsoon approach while you will not find any snow post-monsoon. Stay here for a while and cherish the beauty of the nature. Have lunch and return to Triund for a goodnight sleep.
Day 4 : Triund to Bhagsu Nag
Distance: 9 kms , Duration: 4 hours
It is your last day of the trek when you will be returning back to Bhagsu Nag from Triund. Trek downwards taking a different route than the one you came from. The trail is steep descending via Laheta Village leading you to Bhagsu nag marking the end of the short yet exhilarating excursion. Arrange for the transfer to the hotel to wash up and proceed with to your next destination.
5 months ago by Neha Nagpal
Considered as one of the most sought after treks in North India, this 2 day trek offers a rejuvenating experience in all. We reached Dharamshala,Himachal Pradesh around 4:45am and took a taxi to Mcleodganj, visiting Dalai Lama monaestary on our way and had a glimpse of tibetian Buddhist culture. After having breakfast at a tibetian Cafe, we made our way further to a rest house in Dharamkot. We began with the trek around 11:30 am for the next point, Gallu Devi temple. One can even take a taxi to Gallu temple from Mcleodganj. The Triund trail begins from this point and is not very steep initially and has multiple stalls offering various eatables but the price keeps on increasing as we move forward. The last kilometer, known as 22 curves is quite challenging but once conquered, scenic beauty the top-hill offers held us spellbound. The best part about visiting Triund in summers is star gazing when you really cannot take your eyes off the night sky. Next day, we woke up at the time of Sunrise around 6:30 am, had pranthas for breakfast and created memories that will last a lifetime.
8 months ago by gulab bisht
One of the best trek places for beginners in India with amazing view. Checkout this blog on many other easy winter treks in India. Top 7 easy winter treks in Indian Himalayas for beginners
8 months ago by Paras Mogha
People will tell you it's 6 km trek but don't think it's a cake, all you need to have good trekking shoe and energy drink. Enjoy the sunset you have never seen before....
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