Triund Trek is one of Delhi and Chandigarh’s most common weekend treks. Maybe it is the easiest Himalayan walk of yours.
It is also very picturesque with amazing views over the Kangra valley and the snow-capped River Dhauladhar.
Triund is the perfect alternative for those who are looking for an uneasy taste of Himalayan trekking. The walk can be made during a weekend easily.
The route is short but steep to Triund. The steep ascent is well offset by relaxing walks between rhododendrons and oak trees. There are also numerous bird-watching songbirds in the forests along the route.
Considering this is an easy trek and the easy accessibility from Dharamshala or Mcleodganj makes it difficult to enjoy the serenity of the place and it can be crowded up over the course of weekends or holidays. The elegance of this hike during the weekdays is easier to experience.
The vibrant Tibetan culture can also be witnessed in the town of McLeodganj (after all Little Lhasa).
What To Watch Out For
With the little escalation, the trek provides some of the best views. You don’t have to go deep into a valley like the Manali area or climb for several days to have a wonderful view.
When you begin the walk, you’ll see the moon top, Rifle Horn, Arthur’s Seat, and the mighty Dhauladhar range.
Rolling in Himachal Pradesh’s beautiful pine woods
Even if it is a little trek through the forest, this tour takes you through a beautiful section of the forest, for which you can remember the trek.
The walk passes rhododendrons, pine trees and coniferous trees. Trekking through the forest and the wide ridge opening at the end of the tree line is a sight.
The Stunning Sunset from Triund Trek
Sunset may be the main highlight of the Triund Trek. Everyone stays overnight on the ridge and camps on the ridge. Look behind, and you have the sun setting in these mountain ranges with some golden lights.
Home to more explorations and treks
In fact, unlike other summit treks, Triund Trek is not the last place on the trek. For trekking enthusiasts, there is a lot more to offer. If you want to discover more and experience hiking in the Himalayas, Triund is a portal to many other adventures.
It is possible to go through several places such as the Lakha Cave and Indrahar Pass for many days to more experienced hikers.
Starting the tour as soon as possible. Later the day can be really difficult in the first half of the trek up the sun and the sun of the mountains.
Get to the water reservoir next to Dharamkot’s government primary school. A trail climbs through a forest next to the water tank. Walk up this path for around half an hour to enter the clearing of the Galu temple. Underneath the temple, there is a small tea shop here.
One trail leads from here southwest into the forest to Naddi village. Another forest trail runs north-west to the Laka River. The main path leads directly past the small shrine to Triund.
You can see the trekking path at the forest checkpoint once you enter the Gallu Devi temple. No charges are payable. Your ID card is nevertheless relevant and your information is logged into a book.
Your backpack is also checked for the quantity of plastic that you carry and checked again when you return. Make sure that you take them back and walk responsibly.
The trail is a gentle uphill trail that crosses the steep side of the ridge of the Laka through a thick oak forest. When you walk along the trail there is a deep ravine crossing a steep portion and emerging on a rocky spur.
The major range of Dhauladhar appears here with the pyramidal summit of Mun that appears larger than life. This whole stretch is great for bird watchers since there are many kinds of songbirds in these forests.
The railings and several dhabas / cafes that serve tea and food packed on the walk are also open. The walk or climb has about 22 curves.
You hit the Magic View Café about halfway point. The road gets steeper from here.
The trail goes through a series of switchbacks and goes on through dense rhododendron thickets and oak trees to the Triund ridge.