New Year spent between clouds and mountains - Triund Trek
Happy New Year Travellers!!
Traveling on foot allows you to discover a culture on its own terms, processing the experience and the landscape as you walk. It’s also an opportunity to reset your own life to a different pace for a period of time.
Triund is one of the most hiked places in Himachal Pradesh and has gained popularity in last 2yrs. And why not? It is convenient to travel, easy to hike and holds an admirable view of the Dhauladhar Range. The exquisite view of the strenuous snowy peaks, night sky filled with stars and sparking lights of Kangra Valley will leave an impression in your mind forever.
Triund can be planned for a weekend for people staying in Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttrakhand. It is at a distance of 18kms from Dharamshala and 9 kms trek from Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh.
When and How did we go?
We went in the last week of December, for the New Year’s Eve in hope to see some snow.
We booked a private Volvo from Red Bus as all HRTC busses were already booked. From Delhi, the Volvo takes almost 9hrs to reach, we boarded the bus at 8pm and reached Mcleodganj by 5:30 in the morning.
The Hike and Stay:
We waited for the dawn at the bus stop to start our hike. It is the best time to start the trek if you wish to spend more time up there.
The hike is rocky but has excellent view of the valley. Don’t worry about the mid-time meals as you will find few cafes on the way that serve tea with Bread-Omelet and Maggi. It is a refreshing walks amongst rhododendron and oak trees. If you choose to go in winters, you can find some snow on the last 1km which makes the way a little sloppy so wear the right shoes.
The last 30mins can be exhausting but once you are there it will be all worth it. The snow covered Dhauladhar Range will be on your face and will leave you speechless.
If you have a thing for snow, take a second day trek to snowline. Laka Got situated at the snout of a small glacier which is now called the snow-line. It is also a base camp for people trekking forward to Indrahara. It is 4kms ahead of triund, you can visit and come back down to Mcleodganj on the same day.
For camping in triund, you must book a camp/cottage in advance.
For price and bookings you can refer to the link:
If you can spare a day, spend it in Mcleodganj. Visit the Monastery, explore the market, eat in the modern cafes, visit Bhagsu Fall and chill in Shiva Café.