2 days 1 night
The starting point of Triund trek:- Bhagsu Nag waterfall Taxi stand
Starting Time:- You have to report to Bhagsu taxi stand by 9 AM
Best Time for Triund Trek (January -December except for mid-June to mid-August)
Maximum altitude of Triund Trek – 9,432ft
Triund Temperature:- 8 to 10 degrees in the morning and about -7 to -10 degrees in the evening.
Total trekking Length– 9 km
Base Camp– McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala(Himachal Pradesh)
Nearest railway station:- Pathankot Junction
Nearest Airport:- Gaggal Airport
In comparison to other Himalayan treks, this trek is considered the easiest but ideal for those seeking Hassle-free trekking in the Himalayas. Trek to Triund is short and well-marked but a steep one, making it easy but equally thrilling. At just a few Kilometres from Dharamshala and Mcleodganj, Triund top offers a breathtaking view of the Snow laden Dhauladhar range. Trek trails through the picturesque Kangra valley. To camp at 9700 feet above sea level. As the sun bids adieu to trekkers in the evening, It turns the entire valley orange and offers a perfect photoshoot background. Bonfire beneath the dark sky dotted with billions of twinkling stars and silver mountains shining in the background is the warmest moment at trek despite the chilled air. With colourful rhododendron, lush green meadows, ankle-deep snow and a view of snow-laden peaks, Triund trek offers everything a Himalayan trek has for its Hikers.
Triund is an evergreen trek. Except monsoon season i.e the month of mid-June to mid-August, the Triund trek can be done around the year. A fresh snowfall can be expected in December and January. This trek could be the best alternative for those who are looking for a hideout from pricking summer in April May & June. During the spring season, you will witness some beautiful wildflowers on its trail.
Triund trek is just a beginning or we can say a gateway for many other great treks like Snowline trek which is also known as Laka Glacier trek and some very long expeditions for those enthusiasts and experienced trekkers who want to explore the Dhauladhar range and its beauty a bit more.
For the Triund trek first, you have to reach Dharamshala “one of the most famous Buddhist tourist destinations”. Dharamshala is well connected with major cities nearby like Delhi and Chandigarh
You will get a direct bus from New Delhi, Kashmiri gate Bus stand for Dharamshala or Mcleodganj. Generally, buses get parked at gate number 5 of the Kashmirigate metro station but some bus operators also give the option of boarding from the Vishvidyalaya metro station and Majnu Ka Tila bus stop. It is recommended to get your prior booking which can be done from any private operator or you can also check it on HSRTC or Redbus
You will also get numerous options of Luxury semi-sleeper and sleeper buses directly from Chandigarh to Dharamshala. These buses generally depart from Tribune chowk but some operators also give facility to board at Sohana Gurudwara Sahib and Bypass. You can get your ticket booked in advance from the website of some local tour operator or you can check it on online platforms like Redbus and GoIbibo.
Triund is approximately 410kms away from Dehradun. But the problem is that there are no direct means to reach Dharamshala from Dehradun, so the best option available from Dehradun is of private Taxi which may cost you approximately 3500-4500 INR. The total journey will take approximately 10-12 hours.
The nearest railway station for the Triund trek is Pathankot railway station. This station is about 90kms away from McLeodganj- basecamp of Triund trek. Taxi and public buses are easily available at Pathankot railway station for McLeodganj. The estimated time of travel from Pathankot railway station to Triund is of 2 hours 15 minutes. If you are coming from any Eastern or Souther part of India then you can take a train till Delhi and then can take a bus from Delhi for Dharamshala. It’s our recommendation to you to check the availability of seats before confirming your booking with Manchala Musafir. You can check the availability of trains from IRCTC
The nearest National airport for Triund trek is Kangra-Gaggal airport which is officially known as Kangra Airport and is approximately 19Kms away from McLeodganj. The nearest International Airport is Indra Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. You can opt for both options whichever suits you the best.
In case you are coming in the winter season, the daytime temperature will be between 2-15 degrees Celsius and at night it can fall up to -8 degrees celsius. If there will be of snowfall, the temperature may fall up to -15 degrees Celcius.
In the summer season, you may expect a temperature between 12-25 degrees Celcius and at night time it will fall up to 5 degrees Celcius.
If you are planning to trek on your own then you should keep good quality tents, Stove, LPG cans, readymade foods like Maggie, Soup and all. Carry water bottles because in the summer season you may face difficulty in getting natural water. Take a shovel to make a toilet pit and cover it before leaving your camping location. if you book your trek with Manchala Mushafir then we will provide you with all the above facilities with a clean environment.
Clothing:- On the usual day also the temperature of Triund is much lower than our crowded cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Chandigarh so we have to take special precautions while coming to Triund trek. Even on summer days temperature here at Triund top fall below 5-degree celsius at night. So, prefer to pack some warm items of clothing and especially woollen socks. If you are coming to Triund in winter then you should keep some extra layer of warm clothes with some add-ons like woollen gloves, thermal inner etc.
Backpack:- A backpack of 40-60 litres with proper stitching and rain protector will be enough for this trek. Before buying any backpack check its online review or if you visit a store then properly check its stitching. Keep 10 feet nylon rope with you for emergencies.
*You can also rent these items in Mcleodganj on extra payment. If you need any of this please inform your trek leader he will help you.
** Our trek leader also carry a medical box with him. In case you don’t have any above medicine or you are not feeling comfortable please inform your trek leader.
Note:- Please keep a small pouch for keeping rappers, napkins or anything you want to dump. Don’t litter on mountains.
ATM:- You will get many ATMs at Dharamshala & McLeodganj. If you want to withdraw money then please withdraw it before starting your trek.
Network:- Generally we get a network of Airtel and JIO to our camping location which is in Mana. But you will not get a charging facility at a camping location because these camps operate with solar plates so keep a fully charged power bank with you. Once you start ascending from the camping location network will start getting weak.
Before or after trekking from Triund you can stay either in Mcleodganj or in Dharamshala. You will get numerous options of hotels, lodges, and camps for lodging both in Dharamshala and Mcleodganj. We suggest our customers get their room reserved before reaching the Dharamshala/Mcleodganj part to avoid any kind of surcharges, particularly in peak seasons. You can book your rooms directly from online hotel booking platforms like OYO and Goibibo.
If you are trekking on your own prefer to carry your tents and sleeping bags during peak season. In the off-season, you can also rent tents that are permanently pitched at some locations on the trail of the Triund trek. These tents will cost you between 600-1000 INR depending upon camping locations and the quality of tents.
If you are going on your own and planning to book tents on the spot then you can also talk with them about your food with some additional charges of approximately 200-300 INR depending upon Veg or Non-Veg food and food quality. Prefer to carry your water bottles especially in dry seasons otherwise, you can also buy water bottles from small shops cafes available on the track but they will charge you around INR 50 for a normal 1-litre water bottle. In the winter season or spring, season water sources can be available at your camping location.
-While on Triund Trek please carry a water bottle with you. Maintain your water stock and keep sipping to keep yourself hydrated.
-Since the Triund trek is at a lower altitude, so it will not be very tough, but since we will cover approximately 8-9km each day, you need basic stamina. Practice walking or slow running before coming to trek.
-Carry some dry fruits or grams(chana) or some chocolates or some protein bars with you to maintain your energy level during your trek.
-Please carry your Govt. approved Photo Identity card(Eg. Driving Card, Voter I card, Service I Card etc). Keep it in a plastic pouch and slip it into the inner pocket of your backpack to protect it from getting wet.
– Take regular breaks during your treks. Don’t haste during the trek and maintain a proper distance from other trekkers.
-Since trekking is a sport, so team spirit can make your and others trekking memorable.
-Internet or network connectivity will not be on the trek, so inform your family members and Impatient friends before starting. Try to avoid taking calls and surfing on the internet. Just take the maximum out of your trek.
A hilly town just 5.2Kms away from Dharamshala is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh. McLeodganj is nowadays home to the world-famous Buddhist monk Dalai Lama. It offers a religious treat to its visitors with its numerous ashrams, monasteries, churches and temples, one of the most famous is that of the Dalai Lama temple and church of St.Johns. McLeodganj market decorated with colourful Buddhist flags, handmade goods, sculptures and some stylish tourists makes this place more beautiful. McLeodganj is generally full of foreign customers so we recommend our customers to make the booking of their rooms.
A cricket stadium at a height of 1500meters above sea level, tucked between high mountains. You can visit this Dharamshala cricket stadium also known as HPCA cricket stadium any time between 9 a.m and 6 p.m. Entry fee is just INR 20 per person.
Kangra fort is situated at an approximate distance of 20Kms from Dharamshala. This fort was built by a Royal Rajput family in the 4th century A.D on a steep rock of Purana Kangra( Old Kangra) at Sangam (confluence) of Banganga and Majhi river. Generally, tourists who visit Dharamshala prefer to visit Kangra fort also. Adjoining the fort there is a museum operated by the royal family of Kangra that also provide an audio guide which will help you know all about this fort and its history in detail.
A beautiful church St. John located amid an alpine forest which is dedicated to John the Baptist. This church is standing high since 1852 had welcomed many tourists and devotees. This church is also the most famous attraction for visitors to Dharamshala. Most people love to trek to this church.
Dalhousie is one of the most beautiful places to visit. It is the most beautiful place was one of the popular destinations for British officers. It was even named after a British governor-general of India The Earl of Dalhousie. Even today you will find many offices and buildings of the colonial era. It is stretched on 5 hills and is about 116 km from Dharamshala. It is called Switzerland of India. If you visit Dalhousie don’t forget to visit Panchpula waterfall otherwise you will regret it.
One of the most famous and loved paragliding destinations of India Bir Billing is just 64Kms away from Dharamshala. Bir billing is famous because it is the second-highest destination of paragliding in the world. Here you can meet some word famous paragliders hovering above your head. If you are coming to Dharamshala, you should also plan for paragliding in Bir-Billing and other adventure sports like Bunjee jumping, sky cycling etc.
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McLeodganj to Triund (9 km)
As the Triund begins from McLeodganj, it takes you through a lush forest. The refreshing scents of various trees will be a feast for your senses. As you hike uphill, you will get panoramic views of the Himachali landscape. High mountain peaks, topped with snow, and shining under sunlight, will be a treat for your eyes. You can elongate the 5-hour trek and admire nature at your own pace as your move towards your destination.
On reaching Triund Hill, you will witness one of the best sunsets ever. Remember to capture this amazing sight in your cameras. Pose with your companions against the backdrop of the setting sun; this will make perfect memorabilia of the sojourn. The sights from here are one of the highlights of the Triund in McLeodganj. Here, light a campfire, and spend the night under the canopy of stars.
Triund to McLeodganj
Get up early morning to enjoy the wonderful view of sunrise and charming beauty of Triund. After breakfast, you will be taking the trek to McLeodganj, where the Truind trekking experience will come to an end.