The Triund trek is one the most popular and easy trekking trail in Himachal Pradesh. It is situated at the Dharmshala and 10 km near McLeodganj.Mcleodganj is also known as Little Lhasa due to exile of Buddhist religious guru Dalai Lama from Tibet.
Why Triund Attracts Hikers?
After reaching the top of Triund trek clouds will accompany you to see the most beautiful panoramic view of Dhauladhar Himalayas. The views cast their spell on all the trekkers and visitors. When you reach there you feel at the top of the world. The grassy meadows will also amaze you when the trek will end at the top.
Triund top is seated at the elevation of 2800 m above sea level. This the place where clouds and chilled winds from Dhualdhar range will welcome you like you are known to them. After reaching the top you can enjoy camping with your loved ones or friends.
Difficulty Level of Triund Trek
The trek is not so difficult because beginner will hardly take 4-5 hours to ascend it. Experienced trekker will hike this trek within 2-3 hours so there is not such any kind of special difficulty. Yes, but the reward will be bigger than your little efforts. The 360-degree view of the Dhauladhar range will let you forget everything which bothers you from your daily life routine.
The trek will start from Daharmkot or Mcleodganj according to your choice. You can also hire a cab which will drop you at Gallu Devi temple which is at the beginning of the trek. It will help you to save your energy for the main trek. Actually, this trek is relatively easy.
Places To Visit Nearby
This trek is of two days trek but if you have time more than two days then you can enjoy more. As this trek is nearby Dharmashala, there are various beautiful places to visit.
Dharamshala is well known for Buddhist Monasteries where you can seek the blessings of Lord Buddha and have the chance to know about Buddhism beliefs. Famous monasteries of this area are Tsuglakhang Complex, Namgyal Monastery. Apart from it, Mcleodganj is also a famous spot and it is known for the residence of Dalai Lama. From Mcleodganj you will have the chance to see Hanuman Tibba Peak, which is 5,639 m high from the sea level.
Day 1- Trekking from Dharamkot to Triund
Trekking will start from Dharamkot which is 2 km nearby Mcleodganj. This trek will be of 8km where you will reach Triund after 4-5 hours after reaching the destination explore the beauty of mountains and surroundings from the top. At night enjoy stargazing with the bonfire at the campsite and have a night rest in your tent.
Day 2- Magnificent Morning at Triund and Trek Back To Dharamkot
Wake up early and enjoy the sunrise which you have never had before. After this pleasant morning relax for a while and have breakfast at the top which will be again a mind-blowing experience for you. Now trail will be in the descending mode so take your time to capture the moments and head back to Dharamkot where your journey will end.
How to Reach
Mcleodganj is well connected with all major cities of India however it is strongly connected with national capital Delhi. From there you can easily find a different kind of bus services.
Things to Carry
- Woollen Clothes
- Good Quality Shoes
- Bag Pack
- Extra Camera Batteries
- First Aid Kit
- General Medicines
- Special Medicine if required
- Other Miscellaneous items if required.
- Permit of Trekking from Authorities
This trek is one of the most naturally beautiful treks so it is our moral duty to not to litter the place and follow guidelines provided by authorities to maintain the decorum of this tourist spot. Try to avoid the use of plastic as much as possible. In place of plastic bags use bags made up of paper or cloth material to save the environment. Mother nature gave us various gifts so it is our responsibility to save nature.
This is all about Triund trek which is a most beautiful and relatively quiet easy trek where you can enjoy your moments with your friends under the lap of the Mother Earth.