Triund Trek is one of Delhi and Chandigarh’s most popular weekend trips. Maybe it is the easiest hike on your own in the Himalayas.
It is also very picturesque overlooking the Kangra Valley and the snow-capped Dhauladhar.
Triund is ideal for hikers who are looking for an unpleasant taste of Himalayan trekking. It is easy to walk through a weekend.
This is a short but steep trail to Triund. The steep climb is well offset by cool walks through the oak and the rhododendron. Various songbirds also exist along the way along the forests that make it a delight for birdwatchers.
Given that it is an easy trek and that Dharamshala or Mcleodganj can easily be accessed, there are a large number of trekkers who make it difficult to enjoy the tranquility of the place and who can be crowded in the weekends or the holiday period. The beauty of this trek during the weekdays is better to experience.
McLeodganj (also called Little Lhassa) offers an excellent chance to discover the dynamic Tibetan culture.
What To Watch Out For
With the very small climb, the trek offers some of the best views. Do not go deep into a valley like the Manali region or go up for several days to get amazing panoramic views.
You can see the Moon peak, the Rifle Horn and Arthur’s Seat, and the powerful range of Dhauladhar clearly seen at the start of the tour.
Trekking in Himachal Pradesh’s lovely pine forests
Although it’s a little trek through the forest, it takes you through a lovely segment of the forest for which you will remember the trek.
You will be guided by rhododendrons, pine trees, and coniferous trees. Trekking in the woods and opening the ridge at the bottom of the tree line is a sight to see.
Triund Trek’s Superb Sunset
The sunset may be one of the Triund Treks’ main highlights and what makes every trekker stay at the ridge overnight. Look behind you, and you have the sun setting in these mountain ranges with some golden lights.
In fact, as opposed to other top treks, Triund Trek is not the last spot on the trek. For trekking enthusiasts, there is much more to offer. If you want to explore more and experience the Himalayas, Triund is a gateway to many other adventures.
There are many places to discover, such as the Lakha Cave and Indrahar Pass for more experienced hikers for many days.
Your base to start the Triund trek is Dharamkot. You can begin the trek also from McLeodganj or from another two villages in the neighborhood – Bhagsu and Gallu. However, the Dharamkot trail is the nicer as it climbs through a dense pine forest crown.
Begin the journey as soon as possible. Sun and the sun in the mountains are very hard later in the day for the first half of the trek uphill.
Get to the water tank at Dharamkot’s government elementary school. A trail goes up through the forest next to the water tank. Go for about half an hour up this path to the clearing of the Galu temple. Under the shrine, there is a small tea shop.
A trail from here to the village of Naddi goes south-west to the woods. Another forest trail runs from Laka on the north-west side of the river. Triund is followed directly past the little shrine by the main road.
It’s possible to take a cab to Gallu Devi Temple from Mcleodganj. You are charged Rs 500 for a vehicle
You will see the trail with the forest checkpoint as soon as you reach the Gallu Devi temple. No charges are payable. Your ID card is important, however, and you will register your details in a book.
The plastic amount your backpack carries will also be checked and checked again as it returns. Make sure that you take them back and walk responsibly.
The path is slightly rising, traversing the steep side of the Laka ridge through a dense oak forest. The path is a deep slope, passing through a steep area and emerging on a rocky spur.
The main range of Dhauladhar is visible here, with Mun’s pyramidal summit larger than life. This whole area is perfect for birdwatchers, as there are different kinds of songbirds in these forests.