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Triund: A Blend of Romance and Adventure

By: Akshatha Vinayak

Want to sleep under the stars overlooking the lofty Himalayan mountains? The tranquillity of mountain landscapes can only be felt when you experience it. Triund Hill is one such place in Himachal Pradesh, which has to be visited by every hardcore traveller in Himachal Pradesh.

Triund Hill

A Mystic View of Himalayan Moutains at Triund
Photo Courtesy: Rignam Wangkhang

An easy trek from McLeod Ganj or Dharamshala to Triund is one exciting experience. Passing through a mix of forests and hilly paths, the trail takes you through some splendid views of Dhauladhar Mountain Ranges.

Triund Hill is around 10km from Dharamshala. It is situated at the foothills of Dhauladhar Mountain Ranges. Enclosed by Kangra Valley and Dhauladhar Ranges, Triund Hill is a blessed beauty. It is also accessible from McLeod Ganj (5km).

On the way to TriundTriund Hill Trek is an easy - moderate level that takes around 3 - 4 hours to reach. The trek usually starts from McLeod Ganj or Bhagsu Waterfalls. Passing through a blend of Deodar, Rhododendron and Oak forests Triund Trek takes you through some amazing vistas.

On the way to Triund
Photo Courtesy: Aleksandr Zykov

Triund Hill Trek is an easy - moderate level that takes around 3 - 4 hours to reach. The trek usually starts from McLeod Ganj or Bhagsu Waterfalls. Passing through a blend of Deodar, Rhododendron and Oak forests Triund Trek takes you through some amazing vistas.

Sunset at Triund

Evening at Triund
Photo Courtesy: Ashish Gupta

First 5km stretch can be covered easily but the last bit may be a little tiring. After about 22 curves you will finally reach the summit. Once you reach the top, the view of imposing mountains is a mind-blowing one!. Looking for camping , they have that option as well.

Tents and a mountain lodge are the available stay options at Triund Hill.  Reservations before you reach this place is a good idea. A stay in one of those tents is exhilarating and romantic. Sleeping in a tent on top of a hill with a panoramic view of the Himalayas sounds extremely fantastic. World of fantasy, want to live it? Now is your chance!

Tents in Triund

Tents put on top of Triund Hill
Photo Courtesy: Ashish Gupta

Except for winter, Triund trek is done in all seasons. The season from March to May is the best time to visit Triund with ideal weather conditions. Time from September to December is also good. Monsoons may not be an ideal time to trek but the landscapes covered in greenery is a must watch.

Meadows and forests in Triund

Meadows and forests on the way
Photo Courtesy: Ashish Gupta

Trekking for some is just like meditation and for some, it is just fun. Triund Trek is for all kinds of travellers. It is a trek where you can enjoy the nature at its best and also take your dear ones along, even kids can try if they are interested in trekking. The awe-inspiring beauty of the mountains in Triund will take your mind to a dreamland for sure!

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