The Triund Trek is one of the most popular weekend hikes between Delhi and Chandigarh. It’s one of the most straightforward Himalayan treks to do on your own. With beautiful views of the Kangra valley and the snow-capped Dhauladhar ranges, it’s also highly appealing. Triund is the finest place to go if you want to enjoy a hassle-free Himalayan hike. The walk may easily be completed over the course of a weekend. Triund is reached through a short but steep walk.
Cool walks through the rhododendron and oak trees help to balance off the hard hike. The route’s woods is also home to a wide variety of songbirds, making it a birdwatcher’s dream. Because it is a short excursion with easy access from Dharamshala or Mcleodganj, many people undertake it, making it difficult to enjoy the calm and quiet of the region. It may also become busy on weekends or during the vacation season. The grandeur of this walk is best experienced during the weekdays. The Tibetan town of McLeodganj (also known as Little Lhasa) provides an excellent chance to learn about Tibetan culture.
THE BEST TIME TO DO THE TRIUND TREK IS IN THE FALL.
The Triund walk may be done at any time of year, except for the monsoon months of July and August and the hard winter months of January and February. The months of March through June are the greatest for trekking since the weather is the most pleasant. If you pack an extra layer of clothing, the route is great for hiking and escaping the harsh weather conditions of April and May. During the post-monsoon season, the hike offers the best views of the Himalayan peaks. Around December, the hikers might expect the first snowfall.
HOW TO GET TO THE TRIUND TREK
The trek’s base camp is Dharamkot, a little town near McLeodganj. McLeodganj is a 2-kilometer walk away, while the bus terminal is a 25-minute walk away. The most convenient way is to take an overnight bus from Delhi to McLeodganj. Buses from McLeodganj to Dharamshala will drop you off in the middle of the city. There are two bus choices from Delhi. Buses go from Delhi’s North District’s Majnu ka Tila (previously known as New Aruna Nagar Colony) or ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Dharamshala. Take the yellow line to Vishwa Vidyalaya Metro Station to reach Majnu ka Tila. Take an auto from the Metro station to Majnu ka Tila for around Rs 50. Private buses to Dharamshala start leaving around 6 p.m. in the late evening.
McLeodganj is around a 10- to 11-hour drive away. The second alternative is to take the bus from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Non-AC buses are priced between Rs 600 and Rs 800, whereas AC buses are priced between Rs 1200 and 1500. You may book tickets for HRTC, the most reputable bus operator, online. If you are coming from Chandigarh, you may take a direct bus from Chandigarh ISBT to McLeodganj. You may take overnight buses from Chandigarh ISBT (Sector 43). A Volvo bus would cost between Rs 600 and Rs 800. From Chandigarh, it takes roughly 6 hours to go to McLeodganj.
DIFFICULT SECTIONS ON THE TRIUND TREK
Triund Trek is one of the most straightforward treks in the Himalayas, and it can be completed on your own if you start from the Gallu Devi shrine. There are no particularly challenging areas, however there are a few things to remember when trekking. Trekking across portions with slick rocks and stones. On the hike, make sure you wear suitable hiking shoes and have trekking poles. If you’re trekking from the Bhagsu waterfalls’ alternate approach, be cautious of areas that are steeper and more slippery. This is not a popular trail for first-time hikers.
TEMPRATURES ON THE TRIUND TREK
Temperatures will vary depending on the season you want to walk. You may expect daytime temperatures of 16 to 25 degrees fahrenheit if you go hiking in the summer. At night, the temperature might drop to 7 to 10 degrees. After the monsoon, and in the months coming up to winter, temperatures will continue to drop (September to December). The weather will be pleasant during the day, with temperatures ranging from 14 to 18 degrees. At night, the temperature might drop between 1 to 5 degrees.
THINGS TO BRING WITH YOU ON YOUR TRIUND TREK
Make sure you have a decent tent with you if you plan on camping in Triund on your own. Have a sleeping bag that can survive 0 degrees, a liner for cleanliness, and a light foam pad in addition to the tent. Carry a tiny shovel with you to dig a kitty hole and cover it if you need to relieve yourself. On the Triund hike, there are no restrooms or toilet facilities.
PERSONAL MEDICAL KIT
Avomine – 10 pills Crocin (optional, in case of motion sickness) – 1 Combiflam Strip – Half Strip Half Strip Muscle Relaxant Half-Strip Digene 1 strip of Avil 6 packs of ORS Knee Capsule (If you are prone to a knee injury)