The Triund Trek is a peaceful, simple, and one of Himachal Pradesh’s most picturesque treks, also one of the country’s favorite ones. The Triund trek is suitable for first-time hikers as well as seasoned hikers or explorers, in the middle of the spectacular Dhauladhar ranges and on the one hand the stunning Kangra Valley.
Trek through woodland with oaks and rhododendrons, quiet, sparkling wetlands, and tough curves for a soothing break with tea and snacks. After the end of the trek, there are rock-cut caves, exclusive to this trek. Be mindful that without a walking guide, the Triund Trek is very easy to do.
Triund Trek Best Time
The best months to enjoy Triund Trek are May, June, September, and October. The atmosphere is still mild and calm at night. Monsoons are also a nice time to walk but maybe you don’t want to camp at night, so stop at a Triund guesthouse. Here’s a cold summer, but you can go for winters, too, when you don’t feel cold. The hiking is less busy.
Where should I go?
First, you have to get to Dharamshala.
Flight: you can fly from Delhi to Dharamshala or fly from any town you come from. Flight:
Route: Instead, you can go to Dharamshala by bus from Delhi, take a cab to Dharamkot, and start your journey within 3 hours. Trolleys are totally accessible at Dharamshala airport. The Delhi-Dharamshala Self-Drive Taxi, available for your entire stay and return ride, is available on request.
Rail: Pathankot is the nearest stop. There are multiple Jammu Trains. Book your Delhi-Pathankot SuperFast Express ticket, or try Mumbai-Jammu Tawi Express if you come from Mumbai. From Pathankot take a bus or taxi to Dharamshala which is about 2 to 3 hours away.
Path of Trekking
For several trek operators, Mcleodganj is the base camp. But there is Dharamkot a couple of kilometers uphill, where the trek really starts. From Mcleodganj you can travel to Dharamkot. Trek to Bhagsu Nag from Dharamkot. Here you can hire a guide when you wish, but you can easily explore the trail yourself with the aid of locals.
For the first five kilometers, the initial trail is very straightforward and simple. But after a steady climb, you’ll find 22 curves before approaching Triund, which are very challenging but manageable. The road is clear all over and you will see several walkers, who will not miss their way.
You can meet Buddhist monks searching for consolation and helpful local people who run the stalls along the trail. On the trail are several temples. Shiva Temple is the most famous, with the gushing Bhagsu Waterfall as the highlight of the trek.
Camp at Triund overnight and return to Dharamkot along the same road, a charming little village lined with bohemian cafes and healthy Israelis. Return to Mcleodganj, before heading back to Delhi, and enjoy the many attractions of Dharamshala.
Delhi to Dharamshala would cost Rs.600 to Rs.130 if you book a daily bus to Dharamshala or if you book a Volvo bus. Cab ride to Dharamkot will take about Rs. 2000 from Dharamshala airport. If you book an online self-drive car with a driver, it will cost Rs. 10,000 to ride for three days.
Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000 a day would cost food.
the rate is approx. Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000 a day.
Packages for Triund Trek:
Trek operators’ bill for the Triund Trek about 1500 rs (does not include transport charges or food charges).
Some walkers enjoy sleeping under the stars overnight. If it doesn’t suit you, Triund Mountain Lodge, Moonlight Rooms, or Forest Department Rest House may be your place to stay. You should end your walk and go down late at night to stay in several cheap lodges in Dharamkot.
In Bhagsu, too, there are several hotels. Budget hotels bill you for about Rs. 800 to Rs. 1000, hotels with decent services paid from Rs. 2000 on.
From Mcleodganj, Dharamkot, Bhagsu up to Triund there are so many restaurants and cute little cafés. The food is cheap and tasty. Cafes sell Indian, Chinese, Israeli, and Tibetan food.
They are open. Near to the campground is the Sunil Tea Shop, Sun & Moon Cafe in the vicinity of the Temple of Gallu Devi. Dharamkot’s excellent laidback cafe culture is a soothing and fun experience.
Explore the Lahesh caves (also called the Snowline Trek) on the Illaqa trail if you’re not happy just to go hiking to Triund. The Laka glacier is two kilometers uphill from Triund, from where the impressive Lahesh Cave rock is cut down. Enjoy the sweets during the night hiking.
In addition, after you descend, when it comes to tourist attractions, you would not have to look beyond Mcleodganj and Dharamshala. See this peaceful, special Buddhistic institute with lovely garden gardens, a few kilometers from Mcleodganj, watch Buddhist monks engaged with carpentry and other art.
The complex of the Dalai Lama
Visit His Holiness Dalai Lama’s political office, a huge peaceful building with a library, a café, a museum, and several Buddhist monks.
Valley of Kangra
Go a few hours far from Dharamshala; enjoy the stunning view of Kangra Valley. Paragliding can be performed here.
Lake Trek Kareri
This is another fascinating walk with spectacular sights and memorable trails 40 kilometers north of Dharamshala.
Tips on protection and transport
- Carry a convenient backpack and sit on the trek hydrated.
- Don’t be loud and litter.
- If you don’t fly in winter, wear a thin jumper or scarf.
- Give a Swiss power bank, sunglasses, and a swiss knife.
- Wear good walking shoes and hold additional pairs of sneakers.
- There will be lots of trail choices, don’t think about bringing food.
- Bring an infection spray and spray to relieve discomfort.