Triund trek is one of the popular treks and the easiest trek to go for over the Himalayas. It is a perfect getaway for weekend as it provides you the breathtaking views of Kangra valley and the snow capped Dhauladhar ranges. It makes an ideal destination for those who want to seek peace and go over for trekking.
Triund trek is short and easy to do. You see the rhododendron trees and oak trees and it is a must for all the bird watchers out there. Triund trek is set at an altitude of 9,278 feet and it has steep ascents which makes the trek thrilling as well. Here you explore the vast tibetan culture in the town of Mcleodganj.
What you can look out for:
The views of the mighty Dhauladhar range is what makes the trek useful. Triund trek is the one where you have to trek a little but you witness numerous sights along the way. As soon as you start your trek you see various sights of moon peak, rifle horn, Arthur’s seat and the spectacular Dhauladhar range clearly visible at the top.
The most amazing part is when you trek in the beautiful pine forests of the Himalayas. Triund trek takes you to the little forest section where you see a variety of species and the grand opening of the ridge is to watch for.
Mesmerizing sunset is what you experience in triund trip. When you stay for overnight camping you do not wake up in your house you wake up in the midst of Triund and watch the beautiful sunrise you have never seen before.
Hence you see Triund trek has a lot more to offer and explore as you experience the snow line, the Lakha cave and Indrahar pass for the more experienced trekkers.
Now the base point for Triund trek starts from Dharamkot where you come across pine forests as you climb. You can also wish to start your trek from Mcleodganj too.
The trek includes 2 days journey-
Day 01- Dharamkot to Triund which covers the distance of 5 kms
Day 02- Triund to Dharamkot as you return back with lots of memories.
Best time to visit:
Except the monsoon season and the peak winters of January and February you can visit anytime throughout the year.
The summer months of March to June would be best to go for as the weather is quite pleasant surrounded with lush green meadows. While in December you may encounter snowfall so don’t forget to carry extra warm clothes with you.
How to reach:
You first have to reach the base point Dharamkot which is just 2 kms away from Mcleodganj. For reaching Triund you can travel by public transport system. The best way would be to take an overnight bus to Mcleodganj from Delhi. While if you are travelling from Chandigarh you can get a direct bus Chandigarh ISBT to Mcleodganj.
The nearest airport from Triund would be Kangra which is 21 kms away and Pathankot which is 96 kms.
There are no such difficult sections on the trail but you should keep note on certain things:
-Trekking on steep sections where rocks and boulders are slippery so make sure to wear proper trekking shoes.
-if trekking from Bhagsu waterfalls some sections are quite slippery so be careful.
-Backpack (40-60 litres)
-Extra warm clothes
-Sunglasses and sunscreen
Wanting some more? Triund trek doesn’t just end here it has a lot to offer more. You can go to Dharamshala covered with dense coniferous forest. There you will find monasteries, tea gardens and the International cricket stadium which you must visit.
Bhagsu waterfall and temple is another attraction. It feels more exciting when you dip your feet into the chilling waters of Bhagsu.
Bir billing or Palampur where you can do paragliding. It also offers several Buddhist monasteries and a large stupa. In Palampur you get to witness tea gardens, waterfalls, birdlife and the views of the Dhauladhar range.
So what are you waiting for? If you need utmost peace and tranquility and want to get yourself lost with nature then Triund trek is where you can make your soul purify. You encounter magnificent sights around you which will make you remember for the whole life.
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