Nothing could be more peaceful and enjoyable for a city dweller than seeing hills filled in lush vegetation and fresh air! The ‘crown jewel of Dharamshala,’ Triund, is a place of such wonderful beauty and calm. Dhauladhar Ranges in Himachal Pradesh and the enchanting Kangra Valley, with all of its natural beauty and majesty. Triund is also one of India’s most famous youth trekking locations, attracting thousands of adventurers from all across the country. Trekkers will find a great treasure trove among the challenging terrains and curves.
Here’s why you should bring your luggage to Triund.
For its vibrant Tibetan culture, which includes magnificent monasteries with exquisite cloisters, Buddha images, wheels, and supplication flags. On your way to Triund, you’ll be treated to some of the most breath-taking vistas of lush green mountain ranges, white clouds, and dense forests. Witnessing the many brilliant constellations set the night skies aglow is one of the nicest things to do on this walk.
The Triund trek, in particular, is notable for its steep rise of over 1,100 metres. It is neither a long nor arduous journey. It takes about 3 hours to get to Triund from Galu temple. The severe ascending begins during the last 2 kilometres from Snowline Café, making the hike rather easy.
From Mcleodganj, you may get to Triund
Galu is the trailhead for the Triund hike. To get to Galu, either take a taxi from Mcleodganj or begin the hike from there. Many hikers begin their journey at Bhagsu Nag, which is known for its beautiful waterfall. Furthermore, travelling from Galu requires following a path that passes through a dense forest of deodar and oak trees. If you have trouble climbing, you can hire a horse or pony to help you get to the top. The charming town of McLeod Ganj, located just above Dharamshala and near Dharamkot in the Dhauladhar range of mountains, should not be overlooked. It is destination to an excellent piece of theme-based cafes, which are generally run by either locals or courageous travel enthusiasts. Take a stroll in the evening and stop at any appealing café for a delectable brunch or evening snacks (do taste home-baked cakes though).
The start of My Hundred-Year Adventure
I left Delhi around 5 a.m. on my solo adventure. Passing through Sonipat, Panipat, Ambala, Chandigarh, and Solan. I pulled over to Murthal because I didn’t want to miss out on the restaurant’s famous parathas. I had three buttery parathas and a glass of creamy Lassi, which was a delectable treat for my taste buds!
By 5 p.m., I had arrived in Dharamshala and was looking for a place to stay away from the city’s bustle. After exploring several guest homes and hotels, I decided on a hotel in Naddi village, which was much quieter and calmer than the other options.
The following day, I chose to visit the Bhagsu Nag Temple in Mcleodganj. I came across St. John’s church on my way there. I parked my car and walked down to the church without hesitation.
Later, I went to Dal Lake, Bhagsu Temple, and Dalai Lama Temple. I went to Jimmy’s Bakery for breakfast and Taste of India for lunch after taking several shots with my DSLR and being charmed by the peacefulness of the calming ambiance of Dalai Lama Temple. I went to Tibetan Market in the evening to do some shopping for my friends and family.
At roughly 9 a.m. on the second day, I began my long-awaited walk to Triund from Naddi village. I first travelled to Dharamkot, a distance of 3 kilometres, after gathering information from locals. With sights of colourful prayer flags, flowers, mud huts, and alpine trees, the trip was a treat. In the meantime, I encountered a few other hikers. We went to Galu Devi Temple, which acts as a base for the hike, after introducing ourselves. I lingered about ten minutes, refilling my water bottle and snapping some photos. The bunch of skilful mountain goats, which were balancing themselves amazingly while grazing on that steep mountain, is something I’ll never forget!
I was fatigued by the end of the walk, so the last hour was a test of my fitness. I made up to the summit of this gorgeous hill by 2 p.m., which I believe was excellent timing. It calmed my mind while soaking up all of my exhaustion. Snowfall was the biggest surprise in store for us. The night sky, with all its flashing stars, enthralled me as I camped overnight in the camp on the top of Triund hill.
When is the best time to go on the Triund trek?
The optimum time to go on the Triund hike is from March to May. However, the months of September through December are equally ideal for travel. Even though it continues to rain in June and July, those who appreciate the monsoon can still embark on the journey.