The trek begins from Mcleod Ganj, which is a small and beautiful town also known as little Lhasa, it is your best opportunity to explore the vibrant Tibetan culture. From here one can embark on multiple treks like Indrahar pass, Kareri lake, Minkiani pass, Kurari pass, and Mani-Mahesh. If you want you can also hire a cab till the Galu Devi temple and start trekking from there, the trekking distance from Macleod ganj to temple is 1 to 1.5 km.
About Triund Trek
Triund trek is one of the shortest and easiest Himalayan treks with spectacular scenery and picturesque view of snow-covered Dhauladhar ranges and Kangra valley. It is a popular trek in the region of Mcleod Ganj and Dharamshala. Many people refer to Triund as the heart or crown of Dharamshala and Mcleod Ganj. Triund is located in the Kangra district in the states of Himachal Pradesh. This beautiful small hill station is situated at the foot of Dhauladhar ranges at an altitude of 9,350 ft. This short two days trek can easily be done in a weekend. Most of us barely get enough time to travel, explore new places and go on an adventurous trip. Triund trek gives us an opportunity to explore the beauty and calmness of Himalayans, this trek might be short but it will; surely give you little taste of adventure as the trail is a little steep at some points. Triund is a gorgeous grassy alpine meadow situated at the top of the hill from where one can witness the breathtaking view of majestic Dhauladhar ranges and panoramic view of Kangra valley. Triund trek is a very short trek as it takes only four hours to complete, but quite a few people manage to complete it within two hours. Well it depends on experience and strength of an individual. The trail towards Triund is steep climbing and walking among oak trees and rhododendron. The mountains do look splendid in the daylight in Triund, but the nights are even more alluring. Night camping at the top of Triund under the starry sky will be the best experience you will ever have.
Quick facts about Triund Trek
- Maximum Altitude : 9760 ft
- Trek Distance : 8-9 Km
- Average Temperature : 8 to 30 Degrees Celsius
- Starting/Ending point : Mcleod Ganj
- State : Himachal Pradesh
- Difficulty level : Easy
- Last ATM : Mcleod Ganj
- Trek Duration : 6-7 hours
Triund is a small and beautiful hill station; you can trek at Triund in almost every season. During summer and during the beginning of winter the weather remains pleasant. In monsoon from July to August, the trail and road conditions seem pretty challenging but you can still trek there. The scenery of the lush green Kangra valley will compensate for the effort. However, in monsoon, camping can be tricky and you may find difficult to cover the journey. From December to January or February the trek becomes inaccessible because of heavy snowfall, so going on a trek during these months makes no sense at all.
Best time to visit Triund
The best time to visit Triund is from March to May and from September to December. During summer the weather remains pleasant with clear blue sky with an average temperature of 25-30 degrees Celsius during the day but at night the temperature drops as it is situated on high altitude so the average temperature at night is 8-10 degrees Celsius. In high altitude areas, the weather in winter is unpredictable so it is advisable to check weather conditions prior to the start of the trek.
How to reach Mcleod Ganj
There are various roads and railway routes connected to Dharamshala and Mcleod ganj from where the trek begins.
- By air
- By rail
- By bus
Gaggal airport is the nearest airport, it is about 18km away from Mcleod Ganj. There are flights to Gaggal airport to all major cities. From the airport, you can take a bus or shared cabs to reach Mcleod Ganj.
The nearest railway station is Pathankot which is 85kms away from Dharamshala, from the railway station you can easily get a bus or cab to reach Dharamshala. It takes 3-4 hours to reach.
There are plenty of buses available from Delhi to Mcleod Ganj. You can either take private Volvo or use government bus service. You can easily get a bus from Kashmiri gate ISBT/Paharganj to Mcleod Ganj, it will take 10-11 hours to reach Mcleod Ganj.
Health and Safety
- For any Himalayan Trek, Ideal BMI for a trekker should be 18.5 to 24.9
- To keep a check of this please calculate BMI here
- Below given Safety checks should be done to get prepared for any Himalayan Trek.
- Balance : As well said a balanced mind and body gives out best in every condition and that too works in Himalayan treks as well.
- Legs Strength : Body and Legs Strength is required to carry body weight as well as the backpack while trekking in uneven multi terrains. Generally, a good strength on legs works out good in any Trek. One can gain legs strength by doing simple Squats.
- Muscle Flexibility : While trekking in Trans Himalayan region with a flexible body one can easily achieve full range of movement and this can be really helpful for trekkers as well as trek leads. A good flexible will be an advantage while walking on trails, climbing and river crossing etc. Flexibility can be achieved by simple stretching, yoga etc.
- Cardiovascular Endurance : Cardiovascular endurance is defined as the ability of lungs and heart to transmit oxygen to the body muscles. All Himalayan treks are basically ascending descending the slopes and for this trekkers should be having a good cardiovascular endurance. Anyone planning for a Himalayan trek can attain this capacity by doing any cardio exercise like running, swimming, cycling etc.
If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Moxtain will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next one year.
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