Flanked between the Dhauladhar Ranges and the Kangra Valley, Triund Trek is one of the most sought after treks in the Uttarakhand region.
Some 18 kms from Dharamshala, Triund trek starts in the little hamlet of McLeodganj. McLeodganj is a popular place in it’s own right owing to the no. of Tibetian people that call it their home.
This post aims to give you more details about Triund Trek booking.
The trail to the top is moderately steep and anyone with average fitness can do it easily. The whole path is laid out by oak and rhododendron trees. The trail is well warmed with good connection.
The panoramic views from the top in the morning and evening calms one’s soul. Though it is possible to do it alone, it is advisable to book with a reputed trekking agency a Triund trek package with camping.
Best Time to Visit:
Triund trek can be done all year round except for the months of January and February. These months of winter mark heavy snowfall across the Himalayas and few sections of the Triund trail are completely cut-off to the civilization.
The best time would be March to June as the weather is pleasant during this time and the whole place comes alive with colours. The cool and comfortable weather makes up for an amazing experience.
Day 1: Mcleodganj to Triund Top
The whole trek takes about 4 to 5 hours from Dharamshala or Mcleodganj to ascent. Since it is gonna be a long trek for the day, it is advisable to leave after a hearty breakfast and a packed lunch. Once you pass Bhagsu village, you start encountering oak and rhododendron forests.
On arrival, camps are setup and you take your time to admire the beauty of the Dhauladhar Hills and the Kangra Valley. Your Triund trek package with campingalso includes bonfire and dinner. Spend the night under the surreal stars.
Day 2: Triund Top to Mcleodganj
Witness one of the most beautiful sunrises of your life as the sun rises through the Dhauladhar ranges. Soak in its warmth in the chilly morning and prepare to head back after breakfast.
Move uphill to Khabrotu for mesmerizing views of snow capped peaks of the Dhauladhar ranges and Laka Glacier.
Post that descend downwards to Bhagsu Village. You can have your packed lunch on the way or at the Bhagsu waterfall. The trek comes to an end at Bhagsu Waterfall.
Tips for Triund Trek:
- Trek with someone experienced with the trail. If you do your Triund trek booking through an agency, you get a trek leader. These authorised trek leaders are mostly locals and are well aware of the the environment of the mountains.
- There are guesthouses in the Gallu Devi temple area and one can take rest there.
- Take proper medication that you require and follow the instructions of the camp leadersfor a more safe and wholesome trip.