Triund Trek

duration Duration 2 Days / 1 Night
altitude Maximum Altitude 9,350 ft
Pickup Pickup Point Mcleodganj
visit Best time to visit All Year
age Minimum Age 7+
Camp Accommodation type Alpine Tents

Triund Trek, the Crown Prize of Mcleod Ganj

Sign up for a weekend retreat to the Great Himalayas embarking on Triund trek. Idyllic for beginners, amateurs and above, Triund camping package is one of the shortest and also the easiest Himalayan treks. Bestowed with spectacular scenery of Dhauladhar ranges and Kangra valley, Triund Himachal Pradesh is one of the most popular treks to go over a weekend from Delhi and Chandigarh.

Furthermore, this two-day short trek can easily be completed on a weekend. Perfect to save some time for yourself to reboot after a weekdays of work rush. Now you don’t have to beg for holidays to make time to travel, visit to new places and go on exciting adventures. Crowned at 9,350 feet, Triund trek altitude allows you to explore the calm Himalayas, which your soul has been craving for. Besides, trekking at Triund assures you with a flare of adventure, with steep ascends.

Everything Popular about Triund trek camping

With breathtaking views of the panoramic valley and the snow-covered ranges, Triund trek camping is very picturesque in general. Here’s what MORE it encapsulates for its visitors:-

  • Dhauladhar & Other Might Peaks in Triund trekking package, are visible with the very little climb. You don't have to hike deep into the valley like Manali or climb for days to get some breathtaking views.

You get to see the Rifle Horn, Arthur's seat, Moon Peak, and the mighty Dhauladhar range clearly visible right when you start the trek.

  • The beautiful Pine forests of Triund trek Himachal Pradesh is quite a sight to behold. Although forest hiking happens for a limited period of time, it’s definitely going to be a breathtaking one. It almost feels like walking through a floral carpeted path, when visited in season.

The trail drifts through rhododendrons, pines, and conifers. Trekking through the forest and seeing the grand opening of the ridge at the end of the tree line is an amazing sight to experience.

  • The journey of Triund trek distance is a dream come true for nature enthusiast and especially if there’s any ornithophile in the batch. Bird lovers will enjoy walking through the path and listening to the beautiful bird chirpings that come from the rhododendron and oak trees.

There’s a long list of exotic Himalayan birds to view on Triund snowline trek. Himalayan Bulbul, Jungle Babler, Himalayan Griffon, Ultra-marine flycatcher, Yellow Lored Tit, are some of many.

  • The Stunning Sunset in Triund trek package is another sight to lose your mind. It is possibly the most memorable aspect of this journey. Capture the breathtaking scene as the sun sinks into the sea of clouds, leaving only a sliver of its glow in the sky.

And what stops all trekkers for Triund trek night stay? Take a look above, at Triund night sky. You’ll instantly drop your return plan for the Triund night stay. As the sun sets, Triund night view gets LIT with some golden lights hitting Dhauladhar mountain ranges. And, on the other end night approaches with the shimmer of countless star lights.

Triund Trek Difficulty Level

Although, Triund trip is short; the Triund trek difficulty level is considered easy to medium due to its steep ascend. But, worry not. The steep ascent is offset by refreshing walks among rhododendron and oak trees. There are also numerous songbirds in the forests along the trail. Thus, making this trek a birdwatcher's paradise.

The Triund trek height is effortless accessible from Dharamshala or McLeod Ganj. Henceforth, Triund hill trekking is frequently visited by trekkers. As a result, it is difficult to enjoy the serenity of the location and can become crowded on top during the weekends holidays. It is the reason why; one must make Triund trek booking during the weekdays.

Unlike other summit treks, Triund trek is just the start of Himachali Himalayan adventure. Trekking enthusiasts can explore a lot here, after completing Triund. For an instance, one can opt to go all the way to the snow line aka the Lakha Cave, or for more experienced hikers, going to Indrahar Pass makes a great option.

Triund simply serves as a gateway to many more adventures. One can easily have trekking experience in the Himalayas, with the one and only Moustache Escapes

Triund Trek Itinerary:-

Day 1: Trek to Triund Top

Altitude: 6,831 ft. to 9,350 ft.
Trek: 9km (4-5 hrs)
Meals Included: Evening Snacks and Dinner (Lunch is optional and can be arranged at extra cost)

  • Stay Included: Stay in tents on a double/triple sharing basis
  • Arrive at McLeod Ganj.
  • Meet our ground team at the appointed place for a short briefing.
  • The trek starts sharp at 10 o’clock, post briefing.
  • Lunch is not included in the package and can be arranged at an additional cost of INR 100. As an option one can always opt eating at local dhabas. It’s the best way to enjoy some authentic local cuisines on the trek.
  • Post lunch, continue hiking to the ridge-top of Triund.
  • Enjoy the views of Kangra valley and Dhauladhar range and cherish the spectacular sunset view.
  • Later, descend 2 km to Mahana village for overnight stay.

Day 2: Camping in Mahana

Altitude: 9,350 ft. to 6,381 ft.
Trek: 9km (4-5 hrs)
Meals included: Breakfast    

  • Wake up to the mountain views, having a steamy breakfast at an altitude of 9000 ft.
  • After spending enough time around Mahana village, hike back to the base camp.
  • Capture all the wonderful time with the mountains, bidding farewell to the trek.
The trek ends here.

How to reach Triund trek base camp]

By Air:- Take a flight to Dharamshala airport and a cab to reach the base point, or else if the flight landing timings are past 10 am then you can book a stay for the day and join the trek next day.

By Road:- Volvo transfers are available from Delhi or Chandigarh to Mcleodganj, after reaching you can take a cab to report at the base point.

By Rail:- Take a train to Pathankot or Chandigarh railway station and from there you can take a shared cab or bus to reach Mcleodganj.

Things to carry on Triund Camping

  1. Shirts / T-shirts, Jeans / Trekking Pants
  2. Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood
  3. Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater (in Winters)
  4. Thermal inner wear (upper & lower), Scarf/muffler (optional)
  5. Woollen cap, Woollen gloves & regular socks
  6. Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (Waterproof shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
  7. Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
  8. Raincoat / Poncho, Small quick dry towel
  9. Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!)
  10. Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
  11. Sun glasses (polarized/UV Protected), Walking stick / Trekking pole (Optional)
  12. Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm, Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  13. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
  14. Personal toiletries
  15. Hand Sanitizer
  16. Extra face masks.

Inclusions in Triund Trekking Package:-

  1. Stay in Alpine/Dome tents on a sharing basis.
  2. Meals included for Day 1 & 2
    (i) Day 1 - Evening Snacks and Dinner
    (ii) Day 2 - Breakfast
  3. Skilled local staff who have ample knowledge of the route
  4. Hot water for drinking purpose can be provided on request.
  5. Trek essentials included –
    (i) Accommodation - tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats etc.
    (ii) Safety equipment - as per requirements and basic first aid kit.
  6. All govt. and forest permit charges

Exclusions of Triund Trekking Package:-

  1. The above trek charges does not include the GST charges (5%).
  2. Personal essentials -
    (i) Equipment - Gumboots, trekking poles, etc.
    (ii) Insurance - Personal and travel insurances.
    (iii) Beverage - Mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages
    (iv) Snacks - Chocolate, dry fruits, protein or nutrition bar.
    (v) Entertainment - Camera or drone fees.
  3. Transportation - The charges of transportation to reach trek starting point.
  4. The Guest is responsible to pay any additional cost due to any Government Guidelines update (regarding travel/trek/COVID).
  5. Anything which is not included in Inclusion.
  6. Separate tents on request, will be charged extra.

Cancellation Policies of Triund Trek Camping

  1. If cancellations are made 26 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, no cancellation fee will be charged.
  2. If cancellations are made between 8-25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, 25% of the total package amount will be charged as cancellation fee.
  3. If cancellations and rescheduling are made within 7 days from the start date of your trek/tour/activity, 100% of the total booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.
  4. Guest can reschedule the tour/trek/activity between 8-25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity (Depending on the availability), after this period no rescheduling can be done and no amount can be refunded.
  5. Rescheduling of the tour/trek/activity is applicable only once, after that if you want to cancel or reschedule the trek/tour/activity again, it will not be possible and no refund will be processed.
  6. If you book the tour/trek/activity by making a partial payment of the total booking amount and fail to make the 100% payment before 26 days from the date of travel. In this case, your booking will be automatically cancelled. It can only be reconfirmed after full payment, depending on the slot availability.
  7. In case if your tour/trek/activity remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure", medical emergency, government policy changes, local strikes, or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain underutilized by you.
  8. In case if your tour/trek/activity gets cancelled because of "force majeure", medical emergency, government policy changes, local strikes between 0-7 days from your date of travel, you will be eligible to reschedule the date of your trek/tour/activity or you can get a credit note of the amount paid, however no cash refund will be possible in this case.
  9. Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.
  10. The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

Triund Trek FAQ’s

Where is Triund trek?
Situated in Dhauladhar mountain ranges, Triund is located in Himachal Pradesh and is easily accessible from Dharamshala and Mcleodganj.

What is the best time to go for Triund Trek?
Open all year round, Triund Trek best time is during the months of April-May-June, Sept-Oct if you love green landscapes with blooming forest trails and clear blue sunkissed sky. In winters especially during November and December, this place turns into a white wonderland. Covered in snowy carpet, Winter Triund Trek last till the month of March.

What to carry for Triund trek?
Along with good quality and waterproof sports/hiking shoes, we recommend you to pack extra set of tees & undergarments, woollens, sunscreen & moisturizer, along with some common medicines for high altitude sickness and basic first aid kit.

What is Triund trek starting point?
Mcleodganj. It is accessible via all roadways from Dharamshala, Delhi, Pathankot, or Chandigarh.

Is Triund Trek safe for Solo travelers and female travelers?
Yes. No matter, if you’re a female traveller or taking a solo trip to Triund, it’s always safe. Proper safety steps are being taken on the ground.

How to trek Triund?
In order to reach Triund Trek, trekkers must first arrive in Mcleodganj before proceeding to Triund Trek. Having said that, Mcleodganj is well-connected to India's capital, Delhi, via all major modes of transportation. After arriving in Mcleodganj, you can trek for about 9 kilometres in 4 hours to reach Triund.

How difficult is Triund trek?
It is an easy to moderate difficult difficulty level trek. The Triund trek features undulating and steep paths as well as well-defined trails that wind through oak and rhododendron forests.

Can Triund trek be done in one day?
Yes, this trek can easily be completely in a day. However, overnight stay has its own perks displaying some of the best Triund trek night view in the whole Himachal.

Is Triund trek closed?
No, Triund trek is open throughout the year, starting from January. However, it's quite pretty if you're visiting in winter.

How is Triund weather?
In summers, the Triund temperature ranges from 10 to 25 degree Celsius. However, in winters it ranges from -5 to 10 degree Celsius.

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