Triund Trek

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Triund, Kangra District, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, 176200
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Listing ID: 57443099
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For those who are aiming to explore the less frequneted spots of Himachal pradesh, then attempting the Triund Trek will gembrace you with the enigmatic wonders that characterises this Himalayan State like never before. Nestled in the lap of the Dhauladhar range in Himachal Pradesh, the Triund Trek is a perfect blend of adventure, natural beauty, and tranquility. If you’re a nature enthusiast or an adventure lover, Triund Trek is a must-do experience. 

Overview of the Trek

  1. The journey begins from McLeod Ganj, a quaint town known for its Tibetan culture and monasteries. After a hearty breakfast and some last-minute preparations, the trek begins and the initial trail is quite easy that passes through dense forests of oak, deodar, and rhododendron trees. With the difficulty level being less, one can enjoy tyrekking along the mountainous trails without getting exhausted too early
  2. About halfway through the trek,  there will be cafe where you can take a short break before proceeding further towards Triund  This is the perfect spot to nourish yourself with tasty Maggi by relishing the breathtaking views of the valley below. The café is one of the oldest on this route which offers simple but delightful refreshments.
  3. The final stretch of the trek is a bit steeper and challenging , but the anticipation of reaching Triund can keep your levels of excitement high, As you move on, the landscape will change along with the mighty Dhauladhar range which will come into full view. 
  4. Overall the trek takes around 4-5 hours to reach triund from Mcleodganj and one can expect a sense of thrill and enthusiasm after successfully reaching Triund.
  5. One of the best parts of the Triund Trek is the opportunity to camp overnight. As the sun sets, the sky transforms into a canvas of stars, offering a mesmerizing view that city-dwellers rarely get to see. The night was spent around a campfire, sharing stories and enjoying the peaceful ambiance of the mountains.

Highlights of the Trek

Highlight Description
Starting Point McLeod Ganj, near Dharamshala
Best Time to Visit March to June, September to December
Altitude 2,850 meters (9,350 feet)
Trek Distance 9 kilometers  from McLeod Ganj
Trek Duration 4-5 hours to ascend
Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate
Scenic Beauty Panoramic views of the Dhauladhar range and Kangra Valley
Camping Overnight camping at Triund is a popular option
Flora and Fauna Rhododendron forests, oak trees, and occasional sightings of wild animals
Accessibility Easily accessible from major cities like Delhi and Chandigarh


Things to do

  1. Enjoying the prevailing peace
  2. Camping
  3. Photography
  4. Enjoying sunrise and sunset views
  5. Engaging with local culture

Things to remember

  1. Weather : Keep a tab onm the weather forecast before starting the trek.
  2. Permits: No special permits are required for Triund, but it’s good to inform the local authorities about your trek.
  3. Fitness: While the trek is easy to moderate, a basic level of fitness is recommended to avoid getting physically drained out
  4. Pack the right essentials: Pack light but ensure you have warm clothes, rain gear, and a good pair of trekking shoes.
  5. Water and Snacks: Carry sufficient water and energy snacks like nuts, chocolate, and fruits to maintain consistant supply of energy
  6. First Aid: A basic first aid kit with essential medicines and bandages is a must as there wont be any medical stores in triund
  7. Keep it clean: Carry a bag for your waste and ensure you don’t litter the trail.

Monetory breakdown*

Expense Category Estimated Cost (INR) Notes
Travel to McLeod Ganj Varies (5,000 - 10,000) Depends on the mode of travel (flight, train, bus).
Accommodation in McLeod Ganj 1,000 - 3,000 per night Budget hostels to mid-range hotels.
Permits and Entry Fees 0 - 300 No specific permits for Triund, but there might be a nominal entry fee.
Guide Charges 1,000 - 2,500 per day Hiring a guide is optional but recommended for safety.
Camping Equipment Rental 500 - 1,000 per night Includes tent, sleeping bag, and mat if not carrying your own.
Food and Beverages 500 - 1,000 per day Includes meals and snacks during the trek.
Porter Charges 500 - 800 per day Optional, if you prefer not to carry your own backpack.
Miscellaneous  1,000 - 2,000 Includes tips, souvenirs, and other small expenses.

* Subject to changes 

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