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Triund : An Easy And Enchanting Trek From Dharamshala

Written by: Swathi. B
Updated: Thursday, April 6, 2017, 14:29 [IST]
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I had just returned from a trek and was going on and on about it to my family. They couldn't hear me out anymore and wanted to join me in the next one. We planned a trip to Dharamshala, after rounds of discussion on our family Whatsapp group.

Since we have older people who can't do moderate to difficult treks, I turned to Google for help. I learned that Triund trek was the easiest. What's more, we didn't even have to travel to a far-off base camp either! 

Triund Trek From Dharmashala

PC : Ashish Sharma

Triund trek is an undemanding trek that can be scaled by people across almost all age groups. It is located 18 km from Dharamshala. The trekking route has well-defined trails. The forest route also has a definitive trail.

The view of the Kangra Valley on one side and the Dauladhar ranges on the other from the top of the peak is simply utterly gorgeous. Triund trek can be undertaken from either McLeodGanj or Dharamkot, which is 2 km away from McLeodGanj.

Best Time To Visit
The best time to take up this trek is from May to June and from September to October

Things To Carry For The Trek

Triund Trek From Dharmashala

PC : rjp

Trekking shoes, medical kit, torch light, sleeping tent, insect repellent, trekking pole, backpack, thermals, glares, hat, poncho, camera, snacks and water.

We took a flight to Delhi from Bangalore. We took an AC coach in the evening to reach McLeodGanj. 

After checking in the hotel, we took a day tour of Dharamshala before heading out for the trek. We offered our prayers and reverence at the serene temple of His Highness Dalai Lama.

Triund Trek From Dharmashala

PC : Zainraza95

We then left for the Tibet Museum to learn about the Tibetan history and culture. We got to taste butter tea and no wonder all my friends had recommended I try it in McLeodGanj. It was delicious and warm. We had a hearty Tibetan dinner and later retired for the night.

Day 1: Dharamshala - Bhagsu Nag - Triund
We started from Dharamshala at around 8 AM to Bhagsu Nag. It was a steep ascent and after 4 hours and 9 km, we reached Triund (at 2875 metres above sea level) at around 12:30 PM. Alternately, one can take a taxi up to Bhagsu Nag if you are not willing to trek the whole trail. You can trek from Bhagsu Nag to Triund. 

Triund Trek From Dharmashala

PC : Satdeep Gill

After being on more complex treks like Beas Kund trek and Bara Bhangal trek, this trek seemed like a cakewalk for me. My family had a great time trekking up this hill too. The views filled with Rhododendron and Oak trees are a delight to the eyes.

Once you hit Triund, there is no shortage of beauty. It feels like God took all things beautiful and threw it up here as confetti. We must have clicked around 300 pictures easily between the four of us. We camped at Triund for the night as we had plans to hit Khabrotu the next day.

Day 2: Triund - Khabrotu - Bhagsu Nag
After a heavy and healthy breakfast at Triund, we started towards Khabrotu to witness the majestic Dauladhar range and the arresting Glacier Laka. After exploring the surroundings and lounging around for a bit, we started to trek down in the direction of Triund.

Triund Trek From Dharmashala

PC : Alok Kumar

We had lunch at Triund and took the trail to Bhagsu Nag. We came across the Bhagsu waterfall on the way and that meant more frolicking around and more photos. After trekking for about 4 hours, we reached Bhagsu Nag. This was an easy 13 km walk. Our trek ended here officially. We were transferred to McLeodGanj and from there, we took a bus back to Delhi. 

Once we were back home, I could hear my mother raving about this trek to her siblings. I have been asked to share our itinerary with them. My parents were thoroughly impressed and I highly recommend this trek to anyone who wants to start trekking.

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