Triund is a peaceful and seductive tourist destination. Nestled in the lap of the Dhauladhar range, 18 km from Dharamshala, it offers stunning views of the majestic Dhauladhar range on one side and the magnificent Kangra Valley on the other. And Triund trek is really easy for beginners, popular among adventure enthusiasts of all ages. Triund trek route is exciting and super exciting but Triund trek time needs to be checked and maintained while planning the trip. The amazing panoramic views from the top at different times of the day – dusk, moonrise and dawn – highlight the unique enchanting beauty of Triund. The Triund trek in Mcleodganj consists of undulating and steep but well-defined trails through lush forests of green rhododendrons and oaks. So you don’t have to face any trouble to reach Triund or get lost on the way.
Best time to visit Triund Trek:-
The Triund trek is accessible throughout the year, except January and February. Heavy snowfall during these months cut off some sections of the hiking trail. The best time to visit Triund is from March to June due to cozy and comfortable weather and clear views. The weather in Triund is cool and pleasant throughout the year, except for the cold winter months.
Travelling Route to Triund or Mcleodganj from Delhi:-
Mcleodganj lies at a distance of about 500 km from Delhi or about 250 km from Chandigarh. You can get there either by your own car or by public transport such as train, bus or air.
How to Reach Triund
You can take one of the following two routes to Dharamshala – McLeodGanj and then trek to Triund:
Delhi to Chandigarh to Ropar to Nangal to Una to Mubarakpur to Dehra to Kangra to Dharamshala to McLeod Ganj Triund OR the other route is as Delhi to Ludhiana –to Jalandhar to Hoshiarpur to Mubarakpur to Dehra to Kangra to Dharamshala to McLeod Ganj to Triund.
By public transport(Bus)
By Bus: The best option to reach Mcleod Ganj from Delhi is to catch an overnight Volvo either HRTC or HPTDC. There are other private carriers that operate buses between Delhi and Dharamshala in the evening hours. Still, I will prefer to choose HRTC and HPTDC because of the reliability of their services.
It will take around 11-12 hours to reach Dharamshala from Delhi. The bus fare to Dharamshala from Delhi ranges from Rs 750 to Rs 1500 depending on the type of bus.
The second and cheapest option to reach McleodGanj or Triund is by train. One can take a train to Pathankot which takes about 6-7 hours and costs around Rs 250 for a sleeper coach.
There are various buses or shared local jeeps that run from Pathankot to Dharamshala every one or two hours and cost around Rs.150. Dharamshala to Mcleod Ganj is about 10-12 km and again various private and state. buses run until the evening.
Flights are also available to Dharamshala (Gaggal Airport or Kangra Airport) and finally you can reach McleodGanj by booking a private taxi.
Reasons why you should go to Triund:-
Duration: 1 night, 2 days
Triund Trek Distance: 7 km (from Mcleodganj – Bhagsu village) 3 km (from Bhagsu village – Triund)
Triund Trek Altitude: 2,850 m above sea level
Starting point of the Triund Trek: Galu
Time: 3-4 hours per side.
Triund Trek difficulty level:-
Difficulty level: Easy
The trek includes gradual to steep climbs that even amateurs can handle. And since the distance from Mcleodganj to Triund is not much, it is not very exhausting either. The first 5 km of the Triund trek are easy and not too undulating. The Triund route is steep and requires a challenging walk. This stretch is popularly known as 22 Turns because there are 22 sharp turns on the road. However, if you are traveling in winter, the trek is slightly difficult due to the presence of snow on the otherwise solid and well-defined path.
Triund Trek Itinerary:-
Day 1: Dharamshala/Mcleodganj – Triund trek
It will take about 4 hours from Dharamshala. Therefore, it is advisable to start after breakfast. Have lunch at several restaurants along the way. Enjoy the incredible view of the Dhauladhar range and the Kangra valley. After sunset, enjoy a campfire and dinner under the stars.
Day 2: Ascent to Khabrot and descent to Bhagsu village
Start after breakfast and move up to Khabrot. It is an amazing vantage point that offers a breathtaking view of the Laka Glacier and the snow-capped peaks of Dhauladhar. Then start descending. You can have lunch along the way. While walking downhill till you reach Bhagsu village, take another Triundu route. Enjoy the beauty of Bhagsu waterfall on the way which is one of the best waterfalls in Himachal Pradesh. Triund trek ends at Bhagsu village.