Triund is a serene and alluring trekking destination. Nestled in the lap of Dhauladhar Range, 18 km from Dharamshala, it offers jaw-dropping views of the lofty Dhauladhar ranges on one side and the gorgeous Kangra valley on the other. And the Triund trek is a moderately challenging trek, popular among adventure enthusiasts of all ages.
The Triund trek route is exhilarating and super thrilling. The amazing panoramic views from the top at different times of the day – dusk, moonrise, and dawn – highlight the unique charming beauty of Triund.
The Triund trek in Mcleodganj comprises of undulating and steep but well-defined trails through the lush forests of green rhododendron and oak trees. So, there need not be any hassle about how to reach Triund or getting lost in the way. To solve this, and many such queries, we have compiled everything you need to know in this Triund trek guide.
Quick Links To Triund Trek
- Best Time To Visit Triund Trek
- How to reach Triund
- Reasons Why You Should Trek To Triund
- Triund Trek Difficulty Level
- Triund Trek Itinerary
- Things to Pack
- Tips for the Triund Trek
- TravelTriangle’s Triund Trek video
- Frequently Asked Questions About Triund Trek
Best Time To Visit Triund Trek
Triund trek is accessible throughout the year, except during January and February. Heavy snowfall during these months cut off some sections of the trekking route. The best time to visit Triund is from March to June because of the cozy and comfortable weather and clear views. The weather in Triund is cool and comfortable round the year, except for chilly winter months.
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How to reach Triund
Gaggal Airport (13 km from Dharamshala)
Nearest Railway Station:
Pathankot Railway Station (85 km from Dharamshala)
Gallu Devi Temple, Shri Kunal Pathri Devi Temple, Shiva Cafe, and Bhagsu Waterfalls
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Reasons Why You Should Trek To Triund
Duration: 1 night, 2 days
Triund Trek Distance: 7 km (from Mcleodganj to Bhagsu village) | 3 km (from Bhagsu Village to Triund)
Triund Trek Height: 2,850m above sea level
Triund Trek Starting Point: Galu
Time Taken: 3 – 4 hours a side
Triund Trek Difficulty Level
Difficulty Level: Easy to moderately challenging
The trek involves gradual to steep ascents that even amateurs can cover. And since the Mcleodganj to Triund distance is not much, it is not very exhausting either. The first 5 km of the Triund trek are simple and not very undulating. Thereon, the Triund trek route gets steep and requires a sturdy walk. This stretch is popularly known as 22 curves because of the 22 sharp curves en route.
However, if you are trekking during winters, the trek becomes slightly difficult due to the presence of snow on the otherwise firm and well-defined path.
Triund Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Dharamshala or Mcleodganj to Triund trek
From Dharamshala, it will take about 4 hours. So, it is advisable to start after breakfast. The ascent from Bhagsu Nag takes you through oak and rhododendron forests. Have lunch at the few eateries on the way.
On reaching Triund, pitch in a camp or check in at the Forest Rest House (can be booked at Dharamshala). Enjoy the surreal view of Dhauladhar Ranges and Kangra valley. Post sunset, enjoy bonfire and dinner under the starlit sky.
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Day 2: Ascent to Khabrotu and descent to the Bhagsu village
Start after breakfast and move upslope to Khabrotu. This is an awesome view point that offers breath-taking view of Laka Glacier and snow-capped peaks of Dhauladhar. Start descending thereafter. You can have lunch on the way. Take a different Triund trek route as you walk downhill until you reach the Bhagsu village. Enjoy the beauty of Bhagsu waterfall enroute. The Triund trek ends at Bhagsu village.
Things to Pack
Tips for the Triund Trek
- Go for this trek with someone who has done it before. An authorised Triund Trek guide will be better.
- There are a few guesthouses in the Gallu Devi Temple area. If you want, you can even take a halt there before going for the climb.
- Though we recommend you to camp at Triund, there’s a guest house available too. It is run by the Forest Department and can be booked there directly or at Dharamshala.
TravelTriangle’s Triund Trek video
Triund is a short trek, perfect for you to test your stamina and grit. Also, it is a perfect weekend getaway from Delhi and Chandigarh. So, are you scrolling your calendar yet?
Frequently Asked Questions About Triund Trek
A. No, Triund trek isn’t dangerous unless it is the monsoon season being talked about. Trail can be slippery during the rainy season. One can easily do this trek even if they are a beginner at trekking.
A. Triund trek is an approximately 9 km trek and can be easily done in 4-6 hours which makes it possible to do it within a single day but the best part is to watch the sunset, stay overnight in a camp and then enjoy the sunrise the next day. So, it is advised to at least keep 2 days for the trek. It is a weekend getaway from Chandigarh and Delhi.
A. Triund trek is available throughout the year, but monsoon isn’t a good time for the trek as the trail can get slippery and dangerous. It is also quite cold in December and January.
A. Triund trek is a 9 km trek which takes around 4-6 hours to travel one side.
A. Triund is a moderate level trek which can be done by beginners too. The difficulty depends on one’s fitness and not the train here.
A. The months of May and June before the rainy season and late September to November before it begins to get too cold is a good time for Triund trek.
A. Yes it snows in Triund and if one wants to trek in the snow, then January to March is a good time to do that.
A. Triund trek is a popular trail and there are quite a lot of tourists doing it. Thus, it is a safe trek for both girls and solo travelers.
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