Triund trek is one of the most popular treks of the Kangra Valley. Mainly it is known for the views of Dhauladhar range from the Triund top. Trek is short in the length that is of 4hrs but most scenic and picturesque throughout the route and more amazing at the top. The Triund Top is perched at the elevation of 2,828 m above the sea level. As you reach the top you will be welcomed by a clear blue sky, snow-capped peaks. It is the perfect place to experience the whole beauty of Dhauladhar and Kangra Valley.
During trekking, you will pass through the alpine meadows, the forest of Oak Trees, Deodar Trees and Rhododendrons. The length of the trek is 11 km from the Dharamkot so 10 km trekking is easy but the last one km is a little bit tough but most interesting. At the last one kilometre remaining, you will experience the 22 curves which make this trek special. There are small tea and snack shops alongside the trek where you can refresh yourself. This trek is of beginner level but also has a surprise for the moderate as well as for expert trekker. From Triund they can also trek to Indrahar Pass via Lahesh Caves.
Mcleodganj is the nearby popular tourist destination to the Triund. The distance between Triund and Mcleodganj is 9km. There are various tourist attractions in Mcleodganj where you can also enjoy your trip with friends or loved ones. It is also known for Buddhism as it is the home of Tibetan refugees and the world-famous Buddhist saint Dalai Lama.
How to Reach
- By Road
It is the best option to reach at Mcleodganj for trekking at Triund. Mcleodganj is well connected with all major cities of India via Delhi or via Chandigarh. There various modes of transportation are available from both of the cities. The distance between Delhi to Mcleodganj is 500 Km and the distance you have to cover from Chandigarh to Mcleodganj is 250 km. There are government and private buses are available from there and also there are various tourist vehicle service providers so from them you can hire a private tourist vehicle to reach.
- By Train
The nearest railway station to Mcleodganj is Pathankot Railway Station. The distance from Pathankot to Mcleodganj is 92km. As you reach there you can board on the government as well as on a private bus or you can hire a private vehicle.
- By Air
The nearest airport is Gaggal Airport. It is connected with all airports via Delhi. From the airport, you can hire a tourist taxi to reach the destination.
Best Time to Visit
The best to visit Triund Trek is March to May and then from the month of September till December. In January and February, this trek may remain closed due to the heavy snowfall. During rainfall, you can also attempt this trek but it will be a little bit risky as the trek goes slippery due to water and there may be chances of rain storms so not recommended.
Things to Carry
- Trekking Boots
- Trekking Sticks
- Extra Pair of Socks
- Water Bottle
- Woollen Wears
- Woollen Socks
- Fine Quality Trekking Shoes
- Trekking Gears
- Extra Batteries for Camera
- Lip Balm
- Sleeping Bag
- Good Quality Thermo Flask
- First Aid Kit
- General Medicine Kit
- Personal Toiletries
- Permit/License for Trekking
- Sunscreen Lotion
- Led Flashlights
- Identity Cards issued by the Government of India
- Small Garbage Collection Bags
- Do not litter here and there. Behave like a gentleman and lady and it is our responsibility to maintain the decorum of the place.
- Through responsible travelling, we can show our gratitude towards the mother nature.
- Acquire permit/license from the authority a day prior trekking it will save you from the last-minute hurry and worry for the permission.
- Do not involve in any activity which is against the environment. If anybody finds this, there may be legal action.
- Try to avoid plastic.
- Properly dispose of the garbage.
- Try to avoid hard arguments with your teammates. If you have any issues then report back to your team leader.
- If you face any issue regarding trekking and health then tell your team leader immediately
- Do not use any kind of toxic chemicals like drugs during the trip it may lead you in serious difficulty.
- Do not Carry weapons during the trip as it is an offence according to the Indian Law.
- Show your id-proof to authority if they ask.
- Do not make fun of any religious belief.
- Follow the instructions of the group leader.
- Book your trip by a genuine tour operator.
Contributed By Guest