If you’re a trek lover, you cannot be done with Triund Trek in just one visit. It’s not that the trek is of extreme difficulty level, but the serene beauty of the place draws you close no matter how much you resist. Most of the globetrotters have visited Triund more than twice. If you’ve never been to Triund, you need to start away right now. A few kilometres away from the bustling city of McLeodganj, Triund Trek is one of the most visited places by the adventure lovers. The best part is, this trekking doesn’t require too much of mountaineering know-how. People of any age group can accomplish Triund. However, still you’re required to be healthy and in best of your shape. Even a slightest of health concerns amplifies by ten times when on height.
Before we begin with the itinerary, let’s read something about Triund. It’s always better to do your homework beforehand than to be taken by surprise. One of the reasons why Triund is preferred by most of the trek lovers it the amalgamation of oak, rhododendron and deodar forest. The five kilometre trek is fairly easy for everyone. If you’re a first-timer on the trek, you won’t face any problem. Only the last one kilometre of the trek is hard which is worth bearing for the sake of breathtaking views. The last one kilometre trek is also known as the 22 curves because of the 22 hard curves. You can visit Triund any time of the year except for January and February because during these two months the bypass is closed due to heavy rainfall.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Dharamshala, District Kangra Himachal Pradesh|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 08:00 AM|
|ALTITUDE||2,850 m (9,350 ft)|
|WEAR||Comfortable warm clothes, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
Day 1: Arrival at Dharamshala- Drive to Gallu Temple- Trek from Gallu Temple to Triund
On the day 1, you will report at Dharamshala bus stand early morning. Your journey will begin from this assembly point. From there, you will be taken to Gallu Temple via taxi. After reaching Gallu Temple, you will be given some refreshment and snacks. You can visit the temple and do some sightseeing. The travel bloggers swear by this place’s view. You can also click some pictures for your social media. After a brief halt at Gallu Devi Temple, you will begin your journey for Triund. This is where your trek begins. The trek is quite easy to moderate. It’s only difficult during the last section of ascent. The last part of the trek is known as 22 curves which is steeper than the rest of the trail. You will reach Triund in the evening. You can sip over a cup of hot tea while enjoying a view from the top.
Day 2: Triund to Gallu Temple and drive back to Dharamshala
The next day we will start early. With the early morning breakfast, you will begin your descent back to Gallu Temple. You can wake up early to witness the lovely sunrise and click some amazing pictures. You will descent back to Gallu Devi temple where you will be served lunch and refreshment. From Gallu Devi Temple, your journey back to the Dharamshala bus stand will begin. From Dharamshala, you can head back to your destination or spend some more time.