Triund trek is considered as one of the best monsoon treks to do in Himachal pradesh. It lies near dharamshala and mcleodganj and can be done in a period of weekend. It is an ideal destination for people of Delhi and chandigarh. Due to its ease and short duration and proper route for trekking, this trekking is truly the best trek to do in monsoon. You can also visit chopta trek.
If you are a beginner and looking for a hassle-free trek then triund trek is an ideal destination. with the breathtaking view of snow covered dhauladhar range and the kangra valley beneath you is definitely heart warming. Witnessing such picturesque locations which can be done over a weekend is a gift for trekkers.
The trail is steep at some points but it is really short and can be covered in 5 hours. While ascending you will walk through a dense forest of rhododendron, pine and oak trees. For birdwatchers it is the most delightful place.
from dharamshala and mcleodganj you can easily reach to the starting point of the trek which is just half hour away from dharamshala. Due to its easy accessibility you can witness a huge crowd on weekends. If you are not a fan of crowds then weekdays are preferable to explore this nestled place on the foothills of dhauladhar.
WHAT TO EXPECT
This trek is famous for its mesmerizing vistas. it will take very less from you and offer you more than it takes. It is not like going deep inside the valley like manali and a trek of 2 to 3 days to reach the summit. This trek offers you the mighty range of dhauladhar peaks which will be visible from the initial stage of the trek and will be more clear till you reach the top.
crossing the dense forest in the starting of the trekking till you find the ridge is an experience to remember. the trees of oak, rhododendron, pine and coniferous will be waving at you and experiencing the serene calamity between them is worth it.
witnessing the sunset and sunrise from your campsite is literally the highlight of the trek. staying overnight in camps on the ridge with your fellow trekkers will hit you hard and make it a lifetime memory.
Triund trek is a gateway to many more places, if you are an adventure enthusiast and need more thrill then you can trek further to the snow line, lakha caves are also an option to trek.
HOW TO EXECUTE
dharamkot which is half hour away from dharamshala is the place from where the trek start, also bhagsu and gallu are the two villages from where you can start your trek. you can start your trek from mcleodganj also. Starting from Dharamkot is preferable due to the splendid views. The trek will take two days and it is nearly 5 km which will take 4 to 5 hours according to your pace and you can descend back to Mcleodganj in 2 to 3 hours.
A triund trek can be done at any time of the year. you will witness the best weather conditions in the month of may and june. You will fall in love with this location due to the beautiful weather.. For the clearest weather and avoiding misty climate, post monsoon is the perfect season to do the trek.
dharamkot is considered as the base camp of triund trek which is 2 km away from mcleodganj and half hour away from dharamshala. If you are coming from Delhi then you can take an overnight bus to Dharamshala or mcleodganj. you can get a volvo bus from majnu ka tila or kashmiri gate in new delhi. If you are planning by train then pathankot is the nearest railway station from dharamshala and it will take three hours of bus ride to reach dharamshala from pathankot.
HOW DIFFICULT IT CAN BE
It is one of the easiest treks of Himachal Pradesh and can be done by people of any age. You can trek solo and you will find many fellow trekkers who come solo to witness the beauty of this region. The slippery rocks can be difficult to walk on, so wearing good trekking shoes can be a trick. and trekking from bhagsu waterfall route can be quite difficult due to its gradual steepness.
The temperature in triund is very pleasant in the summer season and goes upto 25 degrees in day and 7 degrees in night. you need warm clothes to stay overnight in the camps.