Triund Trek: Trekking to Paradise in McLeod Ganj


To feel the exotic trek in India let’s fly to Triund trek in Himachal Pradesh, situated in the Kangra district. The picturesque views of DhaulaDhar ranges are waiting for you, the easiest trek one can do by themselves, near the Dharamshala. The snow covered Kangra Valley along with the breathtaking views of majestic mountains. The perfect weekend getaway from Delhi and Chandigarh, indulge yourself in nature, a perfect place for trek enthusiasts and photographers. The trails are short but steep, while climbing and walking through the forests of Oak and Rhododendron, a delightful place for birdwatchers some of the rare and exotic bird species are found in the various songbirds’ forests. Triund top gets crowded during holidays and on weekends its better to visit the place during the weekdays. McLeod Ganj is the nearest place to Triund, trekkers from here often visit to this serene beauty, McLeod Ganj hosts the vibrant Tibetan culture, if you are in Triund you may visit to McLeod Ganj to experience the Tibetan culture. 

Enjoy the magical experiences

Breathe in the fresh alpine meadow of Triund, there is less climb but much view, witness the gigantic DhaulaDhar ranges where you can see the Moon peak, Rifle horn and Arthur’s seat in the beginning of the trek. If one wishes they can trek further from Triund to Lahesh cave and may head to Indrahar Pass. The nights spent on the meadows and under the starlit sky of Kangra Valley, is one of the poetic experiences one can have. The trek can be completed in 2 days which is day trekking, in the nights rest in the camps, and enjoy the camp nights with delectable food and cozy chilled nights. The greenery and blue scenes with sprinkles of white glitters, summing up all these vibrant colours and scenes the experience is magical. 

What time to visit

It is suggested to avoid the monsoon season from June-July, and during the heavy snowfall season of January and February there may be chances of landslides which can make you trouble, the ideal time is during the summer with pleasant weather which ranges from 25-30 degrees in the daytime while the temperature may fall to -8 degrees, the nights are colder if there is rainfall in the evening of summer, trek to the top of Triund and experience the magical moments. Triund is at an altitude of 2800 metres from sea level. At the top of the Triund you can have the tents at a cost of 500-600 INR is the maximum price, do not negotiate if the price is higher than the said. 

How to reach

To reach Triund there are several ways through airways, railways and via road. The nearest airport is Gaggal Airport, which is connected to major cities of India, Pathankot railway station is the nearest one, from there you can board a taxi or bus to reach Dharamshala or McLeodGanj. The nearest cities to Triund are Delhi, Chandigarh, McLeodGanj and Dharamshala, there are several state bus services running across the places, or one can book a taxi or cab to reach Galu Devi Temple, from there the trek to the Triund will start. Always remember before taking any transportation services kindly check with the schedules and the weather conditions, during heavy rainfall or snowfall kindly avoid the trek as it may land you in difficulty. 

Itinerary of the trek

Day1: start your journey from Dharamkot, seek blessings from the Galu Temple and embark on to explore the hidden beauty of Triund, head towards dense forests of oak and rhododendrons, enjoy the picturesque views of the Dhauladhar ranges, be watchful and keep looking cautiously as you may behold some of the exotic and rare bird species flying in the blue pristine sky. After the journey of 4-5 hours till you reach Triund, call off the day, enjoy the sunset, the golden sky and the cold breeze and meadows flowing with it, a serene joy, for beginners this is going to be the motivation to conquer greater heights and feel the nature at its epitome. Arrange your tents, enjoy the sizzling food under the starlit sky and make yourself comfortable in the warm clothes, enjoy the bonfire with your new company. 

Day2: wake up early to witness the growing light from Dhauladhar ranges, on the top a cheerful sunrise going to lit up your Triund trek, the sunset and sunrise are the wonders of the Triund trek, photographers wait for several hours to capture the perfect glimpse of sunrise and sunset. Relish the moment and stroll near around and then enjoy your breakfast with the view, then descent during the day time, enjoy while enthralling down. Within a span of 4-5 hours or even less than that you will reach Dharamkot. You may take the day off at Dharamkot and visit the nearby places or may return to your places. Here ends your Triund trek.

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