Triund Trek: Complete Guide: If you are an avid trekker, you must have probably heard of Triund and added it to your wish list as well. But if you haven’t been introduced to Triund yet, let’s do the honors! Triund is a stunning trekking destination in the state of Uttarakhand. Triund has a permanent address in the lap of the Dhauladhar range, 18 km from Dharamsala. With the Dhauladhar Range in the background and the Kangra Valley on the other side, Triund offers breathtaking views! And these views keep changing their shade with the arrival of dusk, dawn, and moonrise!
Coming on the trek, there are quite clearly visible trails that lead to the magnificent forests of oak and rhododendron. So, you can easily trek while enjoying the natural sights around! Can’t wait to plan the Triund trek? Not again. Plan your Triund trek right away and below is a complete guide with all the Triund trek details to help you out!
The best time for planning a Triund Trek
First things first, deciding when to plan the trek! The trek is open throughout the year except in the months of January and February! During the two months, Triund generally receives heavy snowfall and makes some roads completely inaccessible. So, survive these two months and you will be good to go! But if you want our recommendation, we would say that the time between March and June is the best time to go for Triund Trek. In fact, Triund is considered one of the treks to do in India in March. This time the weather remains pleasant and you will get to see a clear view.
How to reach Triund
Before starting your Triund Trek, you need to know how to reach Triund Trek. So, why don’t we solve it! The base camps for Triund Trek are at Dharamkot-Kangra, Mcleodganj-Dharamsala and Bhagsunag-Dharamsala. You can fly to Dharamsala or Gaggal (Kangra) airport. If you want to take the railway, then the nearest railway station for both is Pathankot.
Triund Trek difficulty level
Let us break down some of the details and then come to the decision, okay? The trail gradually leads to a steep climb. That is, even if you are a novice, you can easily do trekking. Also, the distance from the base camp (none of the three) to Triund is that much. So, you won’t get tired. Basically, the first 5 km of the trek will be easy. After that, the trek becomes a bit steeper and hence, you will need to walk in a stronger way. The stretch named 22 curves is going to be a bit tricky because it actually has 22 curves.
So, if you look at the overall, difficulty level of this trek is easy to judge. But there’s a catch. The closer you are to the winter months, the more difficult the trek becomes. And if it snows, the roads will be very difficult.
Let’s plan the Triund Trek
Keeping all the basic details in mind, it is finally time to plan the Triund hill trek. We will do this in two phases over two days. And out of the three base camps, we are starting the trek from Dharamkot base camp. If you want to start your trek from any of the other two base camps then you can. The two phrases will remain the same, ascending from the selected base camp to Triund and then descending from Triund to the base camp.
Phase 1: Base camp (Dharamkot-Kangra) to Triund Trek
The first day of your Triund trek begins! Get up as early as possible, have breakfast, and start again. Locate the water tank near Dharamkot Government Primary School. Near that water tank, you’ll find a trail running through the forest. That’s your way! After walking for some time you will reach Galu temple. Here you can stop for a few minutes and have a sip of tea from the shop located just below the temple. You will also see a trekking trail with a forest checkpoint. There will be no charge, but your ID and backpack will be checked.
Once the checking is done, continue your trekking. Here the trails will start to rise. But you will be rewarded with clear views of the oak forests, Laka Ridge and Dhauladhar Range. From here you will come across many carvings (22 in total), a rhododendron forest, a cafe, and a few dhabas as you head towards Triund! First of all, once you arrive, take some time to look at the serene natural beauty around you. Then have some tea and food. And set up your tent or stay at the Forest Rest House (pre-booking required).
The distance of this trek is 5.45 km and it will take you around 4 hours.
Phase 2: Back from Triund to base camp
After camping overnight in Triund, get up early so that you don’t miss out on the sunrise. Believe me, the sunlight falling over the Kangra Valley will always be a sight to remember! If you wish, you can spend some time here, click pictures and soak in the beauty of this place. Once you do, start trekking the same way you came up. Descending from Triund to base camp will obviously take less time than ascending. And hence, this would be the best time to go slow and explore the caves and other places on the trails.
Two more things! Instead of going for a 2-day trek, you can even cover the entire trek in 1 day. However, you won’t have much time to explore the trail! Also, if you have time, instead of stopping at Triund and then coming back to the base camp, you can further trek to Lahesh Cave and then trek back.
Since you will be descending the same trail, you will cover a distance of 4.45 km and it will take you another 4 hours to return to the base camp.
Triund Trek is undoubtedly one of the best treks in India and we highly recommend it! Happy Trekking!
Frequently Asked Questions About Triund Trek
Q. Is Triund Trek Tough?
A – It is a one-day trek, and the difficulty level is considered easy to moderate. Triund Trek consists of undulating and steep paths and well-defined trails that pass through forests of oak trees and green rhododendrons.
Q. How long is the Triund Trek?
A – Triund trek distance of 10 km consists of gradual, steep climbs and easy descents. The entire terrain is easy, scenic and doable by all kinds of trekkers.
Q. Is Triund trek open now?
A – Yes, Triund is open all year round. But one can avoid trekking activity during the monsoon season.
Q. Is Triund Trek free?
A – Trekking is free. No need to hire a guide.
Q. Can Kids Trek Triund?
A – Yes, it can be done but your child will get tired either way, especially climbing. If you start early in the morning, such as 6-7 am, take an auto or taxi till Gallu Devi Temple, then start the trek, expect to reach by 12
Q. Can we stay in Triund?
A – According to the order of the state government, now night camp and stay will not be allowed in Triund. Located in the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas, Triund is one of the most popular treks in the region.
Q. Is Triund worth visiting?
A – Triund offers spectacular views of the Dhauladhar Range and Kangra Valley, so the effort is always worth it. Whether you are a hobbyist or a seasoned trekker, everyone is here for a feast. The trekking trail to Triund is moderately challenging; How long you take to complete it depends on your stamina and skill.
Q. Is it snowing in Triund?
A – If you wish to witness snowfall in Triund, the best time to visit is during the months of January and February. What’s more, you can even get the haystack completely made for yourself. Staring at night, or relaxing alone surrounded by the Dhauladhar Range are some of the highlights of Triund.
Q. Why is Triund famous?
A – Triund Hills is also known as the crown jewel of Dharamsala. It is situated amidst the Dhauladhar mountains and gives stunning views. Triund is one of the most popular trekking spots in India that attracts a lot of tourists.
Q. Why is Triund Trek famous?
A – Triund offers excellent panoramic views of the Dhauladhars at every turn of its trail. Once you reach the meadows where the trek ends, clouds descend to give you company and the view is absolutely spectacular! Those who forget to bring their cameras along will regret it in the long run.
Q. Is Triund Trek a day?
A – One day to Triund is an excellent mountain trek! I went over the Bagsu Falls (fewer tourists than Dharamkot Path, full of people and empty plastic water bottles). It takes around 3:30 hours.