Time Required : 5 - 6 hours
Entry Fee : No entry fee
Timings : 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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.
Updated on June 30, 2019
Camping at Triund is closed until further notice. You can go for a day trek to Triund and Ilaka, but camping (as a group or individual) is prohibited. The shops on the way as well as shops at Triund and Illaka have been shut down. However, magic view cafe is still open. Please make sure to carry your water bottle and food along with you in case you are planning to go there.
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.
Rail: Pathankot is the nearest broad gauge station to Mcleodganj situated at a distance of 90 kms away. It is connected to all the major cities of the country through regular train services. Apart from that Kangra and Nargota are the nearest meter gauge railway stations to Mcleodganj, also being well connected to other major cities.
Road: You can get to Mcleodganj by raod through several bus services plying to and fro between the town and the major cities like Chandigarh and Delhi. The total distance between Delhi and Mcleodganj is 530 kms.
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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.
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