Himachal is always a treasure trove for nature lovers. Triund is one such trek which is popular among trekkers and non-trekkers alike. With an elevation of 9.350 ft , it marks as an easy hike. While in summer climbing this peak is a cake walk, winters have a different story to tell. Don’t fret if this is your first trek, just one step at a time and your efforts will be rewarded with poster-worthy-landscape. A carpet of green with magnanimous mountains staring down at you in summer to a thick blanket of snow with a narnia like setting in Winter, this is one peak that’s waiting to be scaled.
Stupendous view of Dhauladhar ranges can be seen from the top. It has a total distance of 12 kms to and fro. Complete this trek in a day or two, depending on your preference.. In case you are running out of time, start early in the morning and return by evening. Better plan would be to stay overnight at the peak. Make sure you have your accommodation sorted before you head out for the stay. It’s quite possible that once you reach at the top, there are no tents available. In winters it’s quite a bummer and you would die sleeping in the cold outside.
Food is available at the top. A little shop that serves snacks, tea and meals. The trek starts from Galu temple. And has well laid path, so a guide is not mandatory. You’ll find maggi and tea stalls on your way but I would request you to carry your own bottles just to avoid litter.
How to reach ?
You can get both private and public buses from Delhi to Dharamshala or Mcleodganj. Dharamshala to McLeodganj is just 5 kms away. Regular bus service and autos are available between the two. You can also take a train to the nearest railway station Pathankot, which is 85 kms away and further a taxi or a bus to Dharamshala.
When is the best time to Visit ?
It remains accessible for almost the entire year depending on snowfall. So, in case you are leaving in Jan or Feb check with someone if the treks are still going. I would recommend Dec end as the best time to get the most out of this place. To beat the Delhi heat, May and June is the perfect time to hike .