Popularly known as the Crown Jewel of Dharamshala, Triund is an offbeat destination in the region of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Both Dharamshala and Triund are beautiful hill stations to visit in Himachal Pradesh. The scenic surroundings, lush green valleys and meadows, amazing vibes, frozen glaciers, flowing rivers and water streams and magnificent views of the hill station will take you to another zone. Apart from sightseeing, the destination is also famous for trekking. Triund trek is the famous trek among beginners. Yes, if you have not done any Himalayan trek before, you can undertake this trek. It is a very famous and popular trekking destination which attracts huge crowds round the year.
Nestled in the laps of the mighty Dhauladhar ranges, Triund stands at an elevation of 2,850 meters above sea level. It is a short trek of 9km and can be covered in 2 days 9depends on your walking speed in the mountains). You will get to catch the magnificent and breathtaking views of the snow-capped Dhauladhar ranges and the alluring Kangra valley. The trek is suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers.
Triund is the beauty of Himachal. The trek to Triund is an enthralling and exciting one. The trek goes through lush green landscapes and dense forests. The captivating panoramic views from the top are astounding and sudden changes in the landscapes are magical. At the summit, you can witness the jaw-dropping views of the setting sun and the rising sun. The trail to the top of the Triund is gentle and well-defined.
Best Season To Visit
The special thing about Triund is that it is accessible round the year. Experienced trekkers or first-timers, anyone can undertake this trek anytime.
However, March to June is counted as the best months to embark on this adventure. You will get to see the alluring views of the clear blue skies. The cozy, and comfortable weather will give you a great experience. The weather remains chilly apart from summers. In the months of December to February, the trek might get closed due to heavy snowfall. So avoid going there in winter.
Triund is an easy trek. The total distance of the trek is 9 km. out of which the first 5 km is very easy to walk. But the last 2 km have sharp curves. Be careful and you will get no injury.
How To Reach
The basecamp for this trek is Dharamshala which is a beautiful hamlet. You can also start the trek for Triund from Mcleodganj which is 2 km away from Dharamshala.
By air: Gaggal Airport is the nearest one to Triund. It is 13 km away from Dharamshala.
By Rail: Pathankot railhead is the nearest 85km from Dharamshala. You can get to Dharamshala from there by a cab or local transportation (bus).
By Road: Take a direct bus from Delhi/Chandigarh/Dehradun to Mcleodganj or Dharamshala.
Things to Carry :
When you plan for not just Triund but for any Himalayan trek, then keep in mind that you are well-prepared for the journey.
- Woolen clothes (irrespective of the season. The weather there is not constant)
- Trekking shoes and sneakers- as an extra
- Trekking gear
- Clothes (trek pants, trousers, t-shirts)
- First aid kit
- Socks and gloves
- Water bottle
- Eatables or snacks like chocolate, chikki, etc.
- Backpack and backpack cover
- Torch or flashlight with extra batteries
- Sunscreen and sunglasses
- Woolen Cap or hat
- Trek route or map
- Power bank and portable charger
- Lip balm
- Down Jacket and fleece jacket
- If you are doing this trek for the first time, do this trek with a trek leader or an experienced trekker.
- Do not wander off on your own.
- Avoid smoking and drinking. Take adequate breaks while trekking and keep yourself hydrated.
- If you are a budget-minded traveler, you can stay in camps or guesthouses at Triund.
- If you are a beginner, take proper safety measures and guidance. Consult your physician before you undertake this trek.
- Book your trek with an authorized tour operator.
- Do not make fun of the local culture and traditions.
- Do not make noise by playing too loud music on the trails and at the summit. Many people go there to find peace, not to see your party-animal side.