Triund is a beautiful mountain ridge portraying astonishing views of the snow Clad Dhauladhar Mountains in Dharamshala Himachal Pradesh. The trek is an easy and most stunning trek for people who are passionate about trekking and hiking in mountains. The Ideal time for this trek is Mar to June and Sep to Dec. Embark on the Journey for this trek where u can see the lush green deodar forests enroute and Snow clad mountains and peaks like indrahar pass, moon peak Rifle horn, and Arthur’s seat, and panoramic view of the entire Kangra valley, covered with clouds, that will make your every minute on this trek worthwhile. It is a perfect weekend gateway for those who want to refresh their lives off the noisy polluting cities.
Gallu Devi temple in Dharamkot is the start point of this Trek. You can hire a cab from Dharamshala or Mcleodganj to reach this location. There is a checkpoint here manned by a forest Officer where trekkers need to register before 2 Pm before starting the trek.
Delhi to Dharamshala by Bus
The best way to reach from Delhi is to take an overnight bus to Mcleodganj. Buses going to Dharamshala will drop you at the main square of Mcleodganj. There are two options for buses from Delhi. There are buses from either Majnu ka Tila (officially called New Aruna Nagar Colony) in the North District of Delhi or from ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Dharamshala. There are private buses directly to Dharamshala leaving during the late evening, starting from 6 pm. It takes about 10 to 11 hours to reach Mcleodganj. The second option is to take the bus from ISBT Kashmere Gate.
Delhi to Dharamshala by Air
There are averagely three flights operating from Delhi to Kangra Airport. The flights are incoming usually in the morning till afternoon. There are no flights to Dharamshala in evenings. There is a taxi union just outside kangra Airport and you can hire a cab directly to Dharamshala or Mcleodganj. You can book a hotel in Dharamshala if you are really late and intend to rest overnight.
It’s a 7 km Trek from Dharamkot Mcleodganj and usually takes about 4 hours to reach the top. The Hike is average in most of the trek except for the last one KM steep ascent with curves.
Things to Carry
The Trek base point is Gallu Devi temple Dharamkot where you can fill in your water bottles. Carry at least 2 liters of water with you before you start for the trek. You can refill water near the natural stream before 1 km off Triund trek. Water is scarce at ridge top and u can to return back to stream for water refilling. Do not throw plastic bottles as this can pile up plastic water on the natural landscape. Carry Light backpack, wear good quality hiking shoes and wear comfortable clothing. If you are trekking in winters, do carry warm clothing with you as Triund weather can turn really nasty cold in hours. Alcohol is not allowed on the trek. Do not carry on the trek
Permits and Safety
The Trek base point is Gallu Devi temple where your backpack and ID will be checked by the forest officer before starting the trek. Ensure you cross this point before 2 pm, after that you are not allowed to go on the trek from this forest checkpoint.
Staying Options in Triund
You can either rent a tent on the top or stay at the forest guesthouse pre-booked directly from HP Tourism website. You can also carry your own tent and pitch it. It is advisable to do the Process pre-planned with Tour Operator for your comfortable stay overnight at Triund
There are some cafes enroute the trek. Tea and snacks are available in these cafes. It’s better to carry some food in your tiffin box for emergency. Carrying dry fruits, energy bars or any biscuits is always wise.
Emergency and safety
Always go with a local guide or an organizer as the trek is tricky in between some stretches and experience will be your saviour here. Delek Hospital (0189 222 2053) founded by the members of the Tibetian community is in Mcleodganj. Closest Police station is Mcleodganj police station.
GPS coordinates of Triund campsite: 32° 15′ 42.084” N, 76° 21′ 15.732” E
Notes and Warnings
Ensure you are trekking with the responsibility of keeping things clean in the mountains and do not throw any waste in the mountains. Bring back any waste with you to the cities. Personnel with health problems should avoid adventure activities.
Terms and Conditions
Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. “Hill Ventures” reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed subject to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which Hill Ventures or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. Hill Ventures reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.
Wear Suitable comfortable Clothing for treks. Full length trousers and good quality grip hiking shoes are recommended. A backpack is also suitable to carry camera or water bottle during trek. Safety Equipment, Sticks and guide shall be provided at Hill Ventures. Any person with High BP, Heart Disease, Fractures or any ill Health Condition should avoid trek and should disclose his health condition to the guide.
Triund Trek is sometimes restricted by Government Guidelines, We do also have Thatharna Trek similar to Triund Trek. The Itinary remains same for Thatharna Trek of Triund Camping.