Triund is the land of large green grasslands in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Himachal is famous for its mesmerizing beauty that takes your hearts away. Triund is one of the famous trek near Dharamshala at an altitude of 2828m. The trek is simple and can be commenced from dharmkot or mcleodganj. Triund is the idle place for camping and famous for its night sky.
How to reach triund?
By road: from Delhi, you need to take a bus to dharmkot or Mcleodganj or you can drive on your own which would take 10hrs. Approx
By railway: the nearest railway station is Pathankot from where you can take a bus to Mcleod ganj which is 91km away from the town mcleodganj.
By air: Kangra airport is the nearest airport to triund and Mcleod ganj from, the airport you can take direct bus mcleodganj or Dharamshala.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit triund is throughout the year but at the time of monsoon, it becomes a little harder to climb. Also in the peak winters due to heavy snowfall which leads close the trek way for January and February other than that you are most welcome to witness the beauty of triund. The best months to visit are March to June and September to mid-December when the weather is at its best.
Difficulty level of trek
Triund trek is considered as an easy trek and is absolutely perfect for the beginners the distance of the trek is 9km among which the 4km is the steep trail. In the way, you are going to spot some point for tea, coffee and snacks to fuel you up.
Things to carry for the trek
- Good trekking shoes with great grip.
- Filterable waterbottle
- Light backpack with all the basic necessities and backpack cover.
- Sunglasses, sunscreen, cap or hats.
- Warm pair of socks
- All the toiletries such as toothbrush, soap, lip balm, toilet paper, sanitizer.
- Reusable plastic bags
- Your mandatory documents in case needed.
- A medical kit with all the medicines of your need.
- Spare batteries, chargers, and other necessary equipment.
- Carry your own trekking gears.
About the trek
Triund trek is an easy trek and everyone can avail the experience of trekking with some amazing panoramic views. Triund trek can be started from Mcleod ganj or dharmkot from Mcleod ganj it is 9km which takes 4hrs to the reach at the top. It is easily completable in just one day and you can either come back to mcleodganj on the same day or do camping at triund, the night sky is something scenic and beautiful to gaze at.
Dharmkot is 2km away from mcleodganj and from Dharamshala, it is 5km away you can reach there by bus or taxi. so if you want to trek from dharmkot then go ahead it will be a great experience.
Things to remember
- Make sure to carry your warm clothes irrespective of the season you are trekking.
- Check the weather conditions
- Carry all the documents for the permitted purpose
- Own equipment for charging to avoid any type of inconvenience.
- A trained guide to making your trek smooth and hassle-free and do listen to the instructions of the guide carefully
- Do not litter around the mountains keep it neat and clean.
- Carry all your medicines carefully.
Other places you can visit nearby.
- Dharmashala: Dharamshala is the beautiful place that is frequently visited by the visitors who visit triund it is the abode of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government in exile. there is a lot of tourist attractions that one can visit such as the Dharamshala cricket stadium which is the most popular station, st, john church, library of Tibetan works are the must-visit places.
- Dharmkot: dharmkot is the small village in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, Kangra valley, kareri lake is the freshwater lake perfect for some stunning pictures, dal lake, Kangra fort are some of the major tourist attraction of the place.
- Meclodganj: mcleodganj is the suburbia of Dharamshala in the Kangra district of Himachal. It is mainly known for the large number of Tibetan people residing . also it is famous for the places like Naddi viewpoint, Bhagsu waterfall which is situated close to Bhagsunath temple, Namgyal monastery is the peaceful and calm place to relax also you would get to know about the culture and living style of Tibetans.
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