Triund Trek- A Kangra Valley’s Delight

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Himachal Pradesh contains many wonderful tourist destinations and trekking routes. These destinations are fantastic by all means. Some places leave an impression on the visitor for the lifetime. It also applies to the Triund Trek. It is one of the jewels that lie in the Kangra Valley.  It is seated at the elevation of 2,850m above the sea level. The weather at Triund remains pleasant which makes it most suitable for beginners as well experienced also enjoyed this trek. During the summers, the average Triund temperature remains around 22-25℃.

It is near Mcleodganj and Dharamshala. Both these places are known for the Tibetan Buddhist population and also famous due to the world’s great spiritual leader Dalai Lama. These are the places where Tibetan people have taken refuge after the forceful undertaking of Tibet by the Chinese government. The Mcleodganj is known as the little Lhasa in India. For Triund trekking first, you have to reach Mcleodganj then from the base village Dharamkot trekking will start. The total Triund trek distance is 9 km from Mcleodganj, Dharamshala. The trek route starts nearby the Galu Temple. This temple is the religious attraction for the trekkers as well as for local peoples.

The trek route passes from the lush green forest of Deodars and Rhododendrons flower trees. It is such a nice experience to reach the top by accessing the fantastic trekking trail. From the top, you will experience the majestic views of white sparkling Dhauladhar Range, fantastic views of Kangra Valley. The other most beautiful surprise is experiencing sunrise and sunset from the camping site at Triund trek. It will be the best experience of trekking in Mcleodganj.                     

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How to Reach Triund

There are various modes of transportation available from Delhi to Triund. For Triund trekking first, you have to reach Mcleodganj.

By Train:

The nearest railway station is Pathankot. Dharamshala to Pathankot distance is 83.3 Km and from Mcleodganj it is 86.5km. There are regular trains available from Delhi to reach Pathankot. As you reach there you can board on the bus or hire a private taxi cab which will drop you off at Mcleodganj.

By Air:

The airport near Dharamshala is Gaggal Airport, Kangra. The distance between Mecleodganj and the airport is 13 km. The Gaggal Airport is finely connected with all major airports via Delhi. From Delhi, you can find the flights of Air India, SpiceJet on the fixed time. The flights generally take one and a half hours to one hour forty minutes averagely.

By Bus:

The government and private buses available from Delhi and Chandigarh. The distance between Delhi and Mcleodganj is 473km and Chandigarh to Mcleodganj distance is 241km. If you are planning to reach from Delhi then ISBT Kashmiri gate and Majnu ka Tila bus stand will be best and if you are planning it from Chandigarh then ISBT Sector-43 will be best. There you can find several buses.

Things to Carry

  • Lip Balm
  • Body Lotion
  • Camera
  • Extra Batteries for Camera
  • BinocularsSunglasses
  • Backpack
  • Dry Fruits and Snacks
  • Woolen Clothes
  • Woolen Socks
  • Woolen Gloves
  • Led Flashlights
  • Identity Proof
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Trekking Poles
  • Trekking Bag
  • Permit/License
  • First Aid Kit
  • General Medicine Kit
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Small Garbage Collection Bags
  • Water Bottle
  • Thermo Flask
  • Solar Charger
  • Sunscreen Lotion

Advisory

  • Try to avoid plastic materials such as pouches, bottles as much as possible. In case you have used then do not leave your plastic footprint. Put it in your garbage bag.
  • Try to avoid any arguments with co-travelers. If you face any issues with them, then notify your team/group leader immediately.
  • Do not use any toxic material during the trip like drugs, cocaine, etc.
  • Upon asking you have to show your id-proof to the concerned authority.
  • Do not make fun of any religion. It is my heart the sentiments of your friends and other people during the trip.
  • Follow and listen to the instructions of the group leader carefully.
  • If you face any health issues, then tell your team leader instantly. He will be a great help for you there.
  • Try to avoid activities that harm nature. Be a responsible trekker.
  • Do not litter
  • Carry a personal garbage bag with you.
  • Obtain all the permits before the trek commencing. It will save time.
  • Do not involve in any kind of activity which is against the Law of India.
  • Do not carry any kind of weapon with you. 
  • Do not misbehave at the entrance of the valley/monuments with the staff. If there is an issue, then sort it out in a gentle way.

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